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BA from Indiana University (Psychology)
Bowling Green State University (OH) (Master's)
I love the one-on-one interaction of tutoring and mentoring, and have been doing so - formally and informally - my entire life. I currently act as a mentor for an international graduate student attending UCSD. My background is rooted in working with people with a variety of disabilities, and so am familiar and comfortable supporting individuals who learn differently. I obtained California Community College teaching and counseling credentials many years ago, but left California for a significant period of time, and did not maintain them. My Master's Degree is in Rehabilitation Counseling.
I am an extremely strong writer, and have spent my entire career engaged in different types of writing. My particular passion is college readiness, and I am eager to assist high school students with college essays, school writing assignments, etc. I have two sons - one is currently a senior in college, and one is in law school - and I have spent MUCH time immersed in the college preparation process, to include the development and refinement of essays. I am excited and eager to leverage my professional and personal skills to assist other aspiring college students achieve their goals!
I have the ability to distill complicated information into manageable parts. If one strategy is not successful, I employ other ones. I relate to my students as partners, and find the strengths they bring to the table, and capitalize on those.
My Master's degree is in Rehabilitation Counseling, and throughout my career, I have worked closely with individuals with a wide range of disabling conditions. I began my career working at the San Diego Regional Center, volunteered for United Cerebral Palsy, and actually developed a curriculum ( a long time ago) that was designed to teach about human relationships and sexuality awareness to young adults with developmental disabilities. As a senior in college, I volunteered as a tutor for individuals with visual and hearing impairments.
I am flexible in terms of time and location of meetings, and hope you will reach out to me. I am fun to be around, and will make our time together worth your while. I will also be completely respectful of your time and your wallet, and will never recommend more sessions than are necessary for you to be successful. I love the one-on-one interaction of tutoring and mentoring, and have been doing so - formally and informally - my entire life. I currently act as a mentor for an international graduate student attending UCSD. My background is rooted in working with people with a variety of disabilities, and so am
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Throughout my career, much of my work included facilitating disenfranchised students preparing for college. These were often students who had no familial role models for college attendance, an limited familial support to get there. In addition to being a mentor now for a graduate student at UCSD, I have the personal and real-life experience of supporting two children as they applied to and prepared for college. Both received academic scholarships to attend out-of-state schools, and one is now attending law school on a partial academic scholarship. I am familiar with the application and decision-making process, and have particular expertise in the areas of essay preparation and interview preparation.