I am a graduate of University of California, Berkeley ('91) in political science and Northwestern University ('00) in journalism.
I have experience teaching writing and advanced argumentative writing at the junior college level. My favorite subject to tutor is anything having to do with reading, analysis and writing; however, I enjoy all subjects.
I am an involved parent in Boy Scouts (now Scouts BSA); I love camping, hiking, trekking, running and tennis. My parents are from Europe and believed strongly in big family dinners: I really enjoy cooking those and sharing those with family and assorted friends.
Teaching philosophy: I strive to unselfishly understand my students and quickly get to the heart of their learning goals and obstacles. I teach as an equal and a coach. My goal is to empower my students to become learners and observers, becoming the best possible versions of their academic selves.
I believe learning is not just "knowledge" but the practice of habits like organization, discipline, persistence and positivity. I strive to impart those values as well as the academic information.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Berkeley - Bachelor in Arts, Political Science and Government
Graduate Degree: Northwestern University - Master of Science, Journalism
Running, meditation, tennis, Boy Scouts of America, cooking, family, pets.
COMPASS Writing Skills
GED Reasoning Through Language Arts
GED Social Studies
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization