Experienced Math / English with a B.A. from Berkeley
Experienced Math / English with a B.A. from Berkeley
I am a recent Berkeley graduate Cum Laude with a Degree in English. My passion is tutoring English and Math because I believe in the power of education and its ability to inspire lives for the better. I have tutored Math and English for the past four years at Antelope Valley College and the University of California Berkeley. During my fours years, I have taken courses on how to effectively teach students to remember and understand challenging material. I have tutored disabled students, undocumented ESL students who only spoke Spanish (I am fluent in Spanish), gifted students, and at risk youth. Working with a diverse set of students taught me that each tutee has a specific set of needs and preferences, and I adjusted my tutoring style accordingly to each of my students’ needs. As a result, I learned a wide range of teaching methods based on a student’s academic and motivational level. With this diverse tutoring experience, I developed into a very communicative, organized, punctual, and devoted tutor.
At Antelope Valley College, I was an in-class math tutor, working with students of all levels in elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, and algebra. There, I engaged with students one on one with clear explanations and practical examples. I adjusted my tutoring style accordingly depending on what students’ preferred. If a student was having trouble grasping the material then I would slow down the pace, show them an example and not bombard them with information. On the contrary, if a student understood the basic concept, I would challenge them and push their knowledge so they would be prepared for more complex versions of the material. As a result, I won the best math tutor award for the 2013 Fall semester. At University of California Berkeley, I worked with elementary, middle school, and high school students all in different levels of algebra. This experience gave me the opportunity to further perfect my tutoring skills as I helped children to reach their academic goals. During this time, I perfected my elementary math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 and 2 skills. program where I helped
Also at Antelope Valley College, I became a very effective English tutor for my college peers. I worked one on one with students with their essays. Depending on which stage my students were in the writing process. If they were in the early stages of writing, I helped them brainstorm ideas, develop a precise thesis that will allow them to create smooth transitional sentences. If they were in latter stages of their essay, I edited their drafts to correct grammatical errors and improve the cohesiveness of their papers.
While achieving my BA in English at UC Berkeley, I continued to refine my English skills, and I landed a job for the university’s newspaper, The Daily Californian. There, I edited articles written by other Berkeley students from a wide range of topics from college sports to groundbreaking research. Reading over ten to fifteen articles a week gave me the invaluable opportunity to perfect my grammatical and writing skills. With that, I tutored other Berkeley students' on their papers. I helped them accordingly depending on which stage they were in the writing process of their essays.
Tutoring Math and English for the past four years has been an incredible experience, helping students reach their academic goals and seeing the joy of fulfillment on their faces reminds me why I love tutoring. I believe Wyzant will give me the opportunity to work with more students who may be confused or discouraged to study a particular subject. From my experience and expertise, I believe I can bring a student into the light and show them the treasures and opportunities that could be unlocked with the power of education. I am excited to work with what I love, English and Math. I am looking forward to hearing from you and thanks for reading my profile.
Knowledgeable and Professional
Rene R. is a knowledgeable, professional math tutor. I had tried other tutoring services in the area, which were pricey and their tutors were more confused then my own daughter. I highly recommend Rene and Wyzant for hiring knowledgeable tutors.Lupe, 1 lesson with Rene
Reliable and knowledgeable
Rene helped my son with some geometry concepts and formulas. He was able to help my son prepare for a test. We would recommend him to other students. Thank youVirginia, 6 lessons with Rene
exhausting session but worth every dollar!!!
This has been our longest session. Rene prepared the lesson plan according to my needs. His teaching method was very effective in a way of teaching the main concepts directly. I like how he included practice problems that were reasonable but challenging. His patience and way of teaching prove to be effective. My grade has gone up by 11 points with just four session. My goal is to pass This semester with a minimum of B-. I'm confident that Rene has all the tools necessary to encourage me and achieve my academic goal.Gabriel, 9 lessons with Rene
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
He was caring and understanding, he understood my son's struggle and that was important. He did different ways of math until my son understood what he was comfortable with it. I appreciated his time.Antoinette, 10 lessons with Rene