CAL STATE UNIVERSITY LOS ANGELES (English-B.A. 2014)
My name is Jerry Y., and I reside in Montebello, Ca. As a teacher, I have been affiliated with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for many years. Earlier in my career, I taught eighth grade (including music appreciation/guitar for beginners) and found it quite rewarding. Unfortunately, due to a prolonged illness, I withdrew from my university studies and concentrated on recovery. I went back to California State University Los Angeles and graduated in 2014 with a B.A. in English. It was extremely difficult working full time and carrying so many units per quarter. I am so grateful for such wonderful and patient Ivy-League professors in the English department who sincerely helped in making me a better writer and I will forever be grateful.
Last summer, the Writing Center at CSULA invited me to teach an analytical writing course. The university referred to the program as "Summer Bridge" (now called "Early Start"); it was directed towards in-coming freshmen that scored below the expected norm. My students were recent high school grads and many had no idea of what was coming their way. The realization was quite apparent: some of these young people were not prepared to enter into this level of study. Not only was I instructing them on the course material, but found myself mentoring many. I formed a deeper appreciation for our young people (especially those in the inner city) and what they went through to even get to this point. My approach to teaching/tutoring revolves around the fundamental belief that all are capable of learning, and with patience and perseverance, our young people can achieve success regardless of economic, social, or other constraints that may impede upon their goals. Many of my guitar students are of high school age with a few college students so I welcome this age group. Furthermore, I have taught adult students who are interested in improving their English/writing skills. Currently, I teach music appreciation at three private schools in the Los Angeles area, and perform every weekend at my assigned locations. I look forward to meeting prospective students and parents. A formal bio and references are available upon request. Thank you for your consideration. My name is Jerry Y., and I reside in Montebello, Ca. As a teacher, I have been affiliated with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for many years. Earlier in my career, I taught eighth grade (including music appreciation/guitar for beginners) and found it quite rewarding. Unfortunately, due to a prolonged illness, I withdrew from my university studies
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