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Univ of California Santa Barbara (Law and Society)
I am interested in tutoring to communicate my love of reading to others who may struggle with literacy, comprehension, or just getting started. My approach is to 1) Ask, “What does the assignment require?” 2) Assess, “Where does the student stand in relation to the task?” 3) Tackle, “How can we achieve our goal given our resources?” and 4) Reassess, “What can we build upon and/or what worked well?” If you are able to provide the materials (i.e., homework assignment) and a desire to learn, I will bring steadfast and thoughtful instruction.
Patience and empathy are my biggest strengths in one-on-one situations. I still remember participating in a peer reading program as a fifth grader sitting with a second grader to help her pronounce words. We went line by line and page by page, and both felt proud when she understood the content. It was a delight when she finished the story. Currently, I am a volunteer in children's ministry at church. Specifically, I teach 3rd-5th graders and tailor my Sunday school lessons according to students' personalities and learning styles.
I am also interested in developing stronger writing skills for junior high and high school students who are crafting essays for class. I have occasionally proofread and edited papers for friends throughout high school and college and was thanked for my helpful comments and suggestions. My emphasis is on retaining the writer's intent and argument while checking for grammatical errors, flow, and strong presentation of ideas. More recently, I edited a friend's personal statement in her application for residency (she got into her first choice!).
My credentials include a solid educational background. I have excellent reading comprehension and written communication skills as a graduate of UC Santa Barbara in Law and Society. I am a member of PBK, a national academic honor society, and a Stuyvesant High School alumna.
I am generally available on Monday and Wednesdays evenings and on Saturdays, and will travel.
Please provide specific details on what you hope to achieve, and I look forward to hearing from you! I am interested in tutoring to communicate my love of reading to others who may struggle with literacy, comprehension, or just getting started. My approach is to 1) Ask, “What does the assignment require?” 2) Assess, “Where does the student stand in relation to the task?” 3) Tackle, “How
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