Honors graduate currently pursing a Master of Science in Leadership in Higher Education. I began college at age 14 and received my Bachelors in Government/Legal Studies right after turning 19. After completing a program at Harvard Business School in Entreprenuership, I decided to start tutoring as a way to help others meet their educational goals, as well as maintain flexibility as I continue my own education.
I have tutored many students and friends throughout the years. As I will be pursing a Master's in Education, I am passionate about learning as well as teaching. I have taught children in all subjects from grades K-6, and I also worked in the English and Math labs as a tutor to fellow students at my college during Undergrad. I have experience with many ages and education levels. I know that everyone learns in a unique way and am ready to work with clients to figure out how to work smarter, just as I had to learn what works for myself.
My accomplishments have earned me several awards including the 2019 Inspiration to Youth Award during a 40th Anniversary of a major youth event. I am also a mentor at LA Lakers champ A.C. Green's youth foundation summer camp. I look forward to working with you.
I love teaching because I love academics and I believe that education is very valuable, so helping to spread knowledge is an ideal working environment for me. Academics brought me a lot of fulfillment and I think that it's so much more than gaining diplomas or degrees for hopes of soley monetary gain/job leverage. Proving to yourself that you have the drive and consistency to complete any level of education is a big feat and a great feeling. That paired with the unique peer/teacher relationships and involvement makes for an invaluable experience. This is why I am passionate about teaching students from kindergarden through college to enjoy academics.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I find that 1-2 interactions before starting regular lessons gives both myself and the student a good gauge of what we're working with and our personalities. It also gives me a chance to see the students school work and set clear goals with the student and/or their parents. It takes teamwork to really see progress, so having a teammate that you're comfortable with is key. A student that is aware of their strengths and weaknesses is always helpful so that I know what to focus on and plan around that.
How did you get started teaching?
My upbringing in education was not traditional as I started college very young. It was a challenge and I committed to staying open to opportunities and interests that arose throughout my studies. I loved my classes and I loved my professors, and quickly found myself helping fellow classmates which is when I started helping at the English and Math labs on campus. I grew very fond of political science and that is the study I decided to stick with for my BA. After graduating, I explored my options and am now combining 2 passions as I blend a law degree with an M.S., with hopes of becoming involved in policy making within higher education. I have every intention of continuing to teach while I pursue my goals of making education more inclusive and accessible.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
The more open and honest a student can be with where they need guidance, the quicker I can help them make progress to overcome any hurdles. What are your goals and what is your timeline for meeting them? I believe students should approach their studies without dread, which can definitely be easier said than done. However, I found things to come easier for me when I realized it's ok to feel lost in some things because I am supposed to be learning them which doesn't entail immediate mastery of the subject. Instead, ask yourself what you do understand as it will give you a boost of confidence and reprogram how students view academics. Then you can ask yourself where you're having more troubles and if there is a pattern in that. All I ask is that students remain optimistic and open to working together.