I graduated from San Diego State in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. In June 2014, I obtained a Master of Arts in English from Portland State University. Additionally, I took mathematics classes in college up through Calculus III and Differential Equations. I am currently fulfilling the prerequisite courses for the teaching credential program at CSU San Marcos, where I will focus on high school English and Math. Math and English are the subjects I am most passionate and qualified teaching. I have successfully tutored in both subjects whether for class or standardized tests like the SAT and ACT. I have a good deal of knowledge regarding standardized testing strategies as well.
My main goal for teaching and tutoring is preparing students for college. I learned very early in my college days about the importance of studying and critical thinking, since the classes were much more difficult than high school. I firmly believe that forming great study habits and developing the skills for studying with others are crucial for success, especially in preparing for college. With that said, I think what one does outside of class cannot be overstated; exercising, volunteering, and engaging in enriching hobbies tempers what one accomplishes at school. I like to do all three of these things, whether through going to the gym, hiking, fly fishing, playing sports or just working outside. I also volunteer in classes to assist younger students who need the most help, such as ESL students.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: San Diego State University - Bachelor in Arts, English
Graduate Degree: Portland State University - Master of Arts, English
ACT Reading: 33
GRE Verbal: 164
Reading, writing, baseball, fly fishing, backpacking, and camping.
High School English
SAT Subject Tests Prep