Andrew M.

San Diego, CA


UC San Diego grad with expertise in social sciences and writing

Background check passed as of 7/15/13

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Alumnus of University of California, San Diego


Alumnus of University of California, San Diego (Sociology)

About Andrew

Hello there,

I am a recent graduate (B.A cum laude) of the University of California, San Diego, with a major in sociology and a political science minor. Previously I attended community college in Northern California, gaining an A.A. in sociology in 2014. I was Provost Honors at UCSD in 2014, 2015, and 2016, graduating with Latin honors.

High school accomplishments include National Merit commended scholar (California), US history class prize, the social studies book prize at graduation, and an AP Scholar. Besides history and the social sciences, I have become an accomplished public speaker with experience in front of audiences from 20 to 300 people.

I have been writing intensively for over a decade, including as co-editor of my high school's literary magazine and newspaper. I have also been published in the San Diego Free Press, and covered local politics as a blogger. My work at UC San Diego was almost exclusively composition-based, with an emphasis on take-home research work.

As a tutor, I look at prior work to identify negative tendencies. There are three areas of focus: tight, coherent thesis statements, logical and consistent structure, and elegant style that avoids unnecessary language to make writing look and read better.
Hello there,

I am a recent graduate (B.A cum laude) of the University of California, San Diego, with a major in sociology and a political science minor. Previously I attended community college in
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American History

I won the US History prize in 11th grade, given to the best student in that year who took any level of US History. The next year I won the Social Studies Book Award for graduating students, based on four years of history including US History. I took an honors level college course on US Economic History, and obtained a 730 score on the US History SAT Subject Test.

Government & Politics

Two years in high school, I was accepted to the Junior Statesmen of America summer program. Both years had a parliamentary debate workshop over various political and policy issues. I also took intensive courses in AP US Government and Politics, political communication, and Constitutional law. Senior year I completed AP Comparative Government and Politics as an independent study, scoring a 5 on the test.

In college, I have taken courses on comparative government, international relations, political economy, and American economic history.


During high school, a year as editor of the literary magazine and a year as co-editor of the newspaper means I proofread most (if not all) of what was published in those two works.

I have done freelance proofreading work for people for whom English is a second language, and also do so on a volunteer basis at Lang-8. The site allows English speakers to correct writing by people learning to learn the language.

Public Speaking

In 10th and 11th grade, I was accepted into the Junior Statesmen of America summer program, which included a daily debate program. In the latter session, I won a popular vote with a speech, rebuttal, and closing of a sensitive issue, facing off against a prominent student in the organization.

In fall 2012, I took Comm 110: Introduction to Public Speaking, for which I received an "A" grade. I also spoke at the CaƱada College Honors Symposium, doing a presentation on environmental economics. In a non-academic setting, I have both given speeches and edit other people's speeches for protests or political campaigns.

Social Studies

In secondary school, I won the the 11th grade class award for United States History. The year after at the senior banquet, I received the social studies department prize as the best student in that subject over the course of four years.

College work includes honors work in economics, a department prize in sociology, and a perfect grade in indigenous anthropology.

I have tutored fifth and sixth graders in social studies as a volunteer of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula.


I graduated from University of California, San Diego in 2016 with a BA in sociology (cum laude), and a concentration in social inequality. I have an AA for Transfer in Sociology (magna cum laude). Courses taken with A grades include subjects like social movements, civil society, mental health, and contemporary Latin America and China. My major GPA was 3.7. I won the sociology department award at community college in 2012, the Jose Mayen scholarship in sociology, and was part of the Thurgood Marshall College honors program.


Co-edited the literary magazine in junior year of high school. Active writer on the newspaper sophomore and junior years, co-editor in chief senior year. Senior project was a newsmagazine written by young writers in high school in college, tackling literature, music, and politics.

Maintain an active blog at Tutored writing and other subjects to 6th-8th grade children at Belle Haven Community School, a school with achievement problems and crime issues.

Alumnus of University of California, San Diego


Alumnus of University of California, San Diego (Sociology)

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Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Andrew will travel within 12 miles of San Diego, CA 92122.