I was born and raised in the Peninsula and educated in Bay Area public schools. For college, I attended UC Davis, where I was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in international relations and Spanish, with a minor in professional writing.
I started college intending to pursue international relations, but my coursework inspired me to adding a degree in Spanish so that I could dive deeper into the specific history, culture, and language of Spanish-speaking countries. One of the most formative experiences I had during my college career was living and studying in Madrid, Spain, for a quarter, which allowed me to put my knowledge into practice.
When tasked to think about a future career path, I found it difficult to imagine moving away from the academic setting that I so cherished. I realized that I didn’t have to give up learning or teaching, and I turned towards a career in education. As a tutor I get to continue the rewarding parts of my education: exploring content and finding connections in the material. Throughout my education and professional careers, I have worked with students at every grade level, from teaching science to elementary schoolers in summer camp, assisting middle schoolers with homework help, teaching remedial math for high schoolers, to tutoring essay writing in college.
I prioritize organization and structure in my tutoring, and my favorite way to teach students is by connecting the material to their lives. I believe that when not taught in a vacuum, students are more receptive to learning, engage more deeply with the material, and form meaningful connections that allow them to understand the material.
Outside of tutoring, I enjoy traveling, reading history and fiction, ballroom dancing, and crocheting for friends and family.