I graduated from CSU Long Beach with a bachelor’s degree in physics and communication studies with an emphasis in mediation.
Throughout my education experience, I realized that a lot of classrooms do not accommodate for different learning styles and learning disabilities. As large classroom settings pose challenges for individualized attention, I started going to tutoring for my math courses. After seeing improvement in my grades, I realized I wanted to help K-12 students excel in math and make it less of a daunting subject. Math anxiety is real, but it can be mitigated through practice and one-on-one help.
At AJ Tutoring, I work with elementary and middle school students in subjects across the curriculum, whether it’s grasping fundamentals of math or developing their reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. Fundamentally, no two students are identical, so tutoring should not be a copy and paste activity. I am big on collaborating with students and parents to meet each of their goals and to increase the student’s confidence and performance in the subject. From my personal experience, students’ confidence comes from understanding their learning style, establishing strong study habits, using those habits outside of tutoring, and developing a deeper understanding of the subject.
When I am not tutoring, I enjoy painting, trail running in the redwood forest, and exploring nature.