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California State University, Long Beach (Political Science)
Northwestern University School of Law (J.D.)
I am a lawyer working in the Palm Beach community. Throughout my travels, I have tutored students in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City. I have experience tutoring kids grades k-12 and also taught college courses as throughout my time in college. I have worked with students of ranging reading/writing proficiency and ESL students. During my time tutoring and teaching, I have tutored in all subjects. For students grades 7-12, I mainly focus on English (Reading and Writing), Essay Writing, Speech and Debate, and History. I have also helped friends and students craft college and graduate school admission essays. As a new tutor to the area, I can assure that I am flexible with scheduling. I have a passion for teaching and inspiring others!
As a student, I struggled in school up until about the 8th grade. At that time, I had a teacher who invested the personal attention in me to realize I viewed my schoolwork from a more creative perspective than my classmates. She worked with me until I could approach all subjects with this creative perspective. This experience influenced my philosophy on helping students. I want to learn about you, how you approach learning, and how we can translate those skills across a wide variety of subjects. While teaching in college, I worked with students to develop new techniques and approaches to their schoolwork. In law school, as a supervisor and editor, I also worked with law students to improve their academic and legal writing. I pulled from my experiences as a student and as a teacher in helping my fellow classmates at Northwestern.
A brief introduction of my education/background: I attended Orange County High School for the Performing Arts (OCHSA) in Southern California to study creative writing. From there, I attended California State University, Long Beach and graduated summa cum laude and with University honors. After college, I attended Northwestern University School of Law. During law school, I published my first academic paper in the Northwestern Law Journal of Law and Social Policy. I also served as an editor for the Journal. In the last year I passed both the New York and Florida Bar Exams.
My areas of expertise include: Literature; Reading Comprehension; Writing (Essays, Speech Writing, Creative Writing, and Academic Writing); Editing; Public Speaking; Vocabulary (in high school I took and passed both AP English exams). For students K-6, I have experience tutoring in all basic subjects: English (Reading and Writing), History, Math, and Science.
I encourage students to reach out for any needs they may have. If I can't help you, I'm always happy to reach out and see if I know someone who can! I also assure you that if my style of tutoring isn't working for you, I won't be offended if you reach out to someone else. Tutoring isn't about the tutor; it's about getting what the student needs! I look forward to working with you in the near future! I am a lawyer working in the Palm Beach community. Throughout my travels, I have tutored students in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City. I have experience tutoring kids grades k-12 and also taught college courses as throughout my time in college. I have worked with students of ranging … Read more
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During law school, I focused my studies on criminal justice and public defense. I worked in many public defender's offices and see a lot of criminal work in my current position as a lawyer for the courts. During law school, I took criminal justice courses, including: race and the criminal justice system, criminal law, criminal procedure, criminal process, and prisons and prisoner's rights.
My undergraduate degree is in Political Science. I graduated top of my class, summa cum laude, and completed an honor's thesis in the department. I have taken courses in political theory, international relations, constitutional law, law and social change, quantitative methods in political science, and graduate-level courses in political theory. I also taught courses in the political science department, including Introduction to American Government.
I participated in Model United Nations for 8 years (high school and college), as well as Moot Court for 7 years (college and law school). I was a nationally ranked oralist in college for Moot Court and was the coach for the Northwestern Law Moot Court Program. I have presented in open court and conducted hearings and trials (opening, closing, and examination of witnesses). Additionally, I took public speaking courses in both college and law school.