I love helping others learn. I was inspired to pursue teaching by my mother, a middle school teacher who always puts 120% of herself into opening new doors to her students. Helping her in the classroom and watching her work inspired me to also help others reach their goals through academic performance.
When I was in middle school, I helped out in the Homework Club as a tutor in math and science. In high school, I tutored students ranging from Kindergarten to 12th grade in a wide range of topics, including grammar, algebra, chemistry, history, and SAT/ACT preparation.
I attended UCSD, where I spent my summers and breaks tutoring with a focus on AP and SAT/ACT prep. I graduated from UCSD with a bachelor’s degree in cognitive science, specializing in the study of human interaction and design.
Every student learns differently. Students process, retain, and recall information in varied ways, and standard classes cannot address every student’s learning style. In one-on-one and small-group environments, students can fully explore how they learn and use it to their advantage, better understanding concepts and learning applications rather than resorting to rote memorization. By designing sessions to fit each student’s style and exploring old concepts in creative ways, I help students build self-confidence and a love for learning to facilitate improvement in their academic performance.
In my leisure time, I like learning new things—from acupressure, herbalism, language development, to language learning—and playing video games with friends.