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San Diego State University (Psychology)
Hi! I am a not-so-recent college graduate, having earned my B.A. in Psychology from San Diego State University in 2011. Although psychology and its many facets are my passion, I love many other subjects and enjoy tutoring in each. I have been a part-time tutor for about 10 years now. I have taught a wide variety of subjects, ranging from math and biology to literature and philosophy, to students of all ages, from 4 to 60.
I have found that there is no "best" method in tutoring, as each student's needs will vary from one to the next. Being able to adapt my tutoring techniques and practice patience have shown to be the most effective ways of helping a student.
I plan on working in the developmental field of psychology once I complete further schooling. Therefore, if my future will be dedicated to the betterment of children, why not my present? I find that I learn quite as much from students as they learn from me, but being the help they need to get through a difficult or even a simple subject would be satisfaction enough. Seeing the slow nod of understanding begin and the surprised look of comprehension and happiness on someone's face at finally grasping a concept with which he or she had difficulty is something that one never forgets!
I have a minor in basic elementary education, as well as linguistics for teachers. I have also completed university-level courses in all of the subjects for which I am offering tutoring.
I have mentored a few children through the YMCA Warm Hearts program and volunteer as a counselor for underrepresented youth.
I work at the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, run concurrently by Duke University and UCLA. Hi! I am a not-so-recent college graduate, having earned my B.A. in Psychology from San Diego State University in 2011. Although psychology and its many facets are my passion, I love many other subjects and enjoy tutoring in each. I have been a part-time tutor for about 10 years now.
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I have 10+ years of experience tutoring in elementary subjects. In addition to my experience and minoring in education, I also hold a teaching endorsement from the Arizona Department of Education.
This certification is in the form of a Provisional (initial 3-year) Early Childhood Endorsement which gives me the ability to apply for full elementary teaching positions in any state. In order to obtain this endorsement, I had to complete 3 years of education and training and pass the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessment (AEPA) exam. I will be converting to a 6-year standard certification in elementary education, grades 1-8, with the completion of a few more education credits.