Larrissa Ostrander

Academic Tutor

After college, I worked as an admissions counselor for Keiser University, and I so enjoyed the opportunity to work with students on the day-to-day that I sought out new opportunities in education and tutoring.

I was born and raised in San Jose and had the pleasure of experiencing both private and public school education systems. I also hold two degrees from Keiser University in West Palm Beach, Florida: one in criminal justice and the other in psychology. I have found that education is more than just a degree: it is a lifetime investment in your own personal growth. My educational experiences have also taught me the importance of patience, problem-solving, and creativity, and I aim to encourage these traits in my students.

I have geared my practice towards middle and elementary school students because I love the creativity they bring. I enjoy seeing the progress they make and the confidence that progress illuminates. It’s incredibly rewarding to help students build the positive habits that will help them succeed both in their academics and throughout life, from time management and study skills to solid mathematical, reading, and writing skills. In addition to tutoring, I have past experience as a nanny and coach, and watching these young individuals incorporate the skills they developed on and off the field into their everyday lives always amazed me. 

When it comes to tutoring, I like to keep my approach simple. As a psychology major, I value expression and creativity, and I believe the best part of growing the mind is embracing the unknown. All students are different, so I vary my approach to each individual, no matter what content we’re studying. I also ask students to explain material and their approach to me to both develop their critical thinking skills and reinforce their understanding. 

My outlets for relaxing consist of outside adventure, listening to serial podcasts, working out, jujitsu, cooking, and hanging out with my puppy.

Subjects Tutored:

Academic K-8
Academic Study Skills


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