From elementary school through high school, tutoring helped me a lot with my education. It offered me a support system that helped me with my homework and test preparations. Because of these positive experiences, I chose to become a tutor so I can provide the same support to other students and help them further their education. As a tutor, I have worked with students ranging from elementary school through middle school.
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, where I attended Arcadia High School. After high school, I attended the University of California, Riverside and received my bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance and a minor in applied statistics.
I became more interested in a variety of subjects when I started attending college. I found most topics taught in college very interesting since these were subjects that were never taught in depth in high school. For instance, topics in Philosophy, Advanced Mathematics, Sculpture, Nanotechnology, etc. Since my first-year of college, I found the process of gaining new knowledge to be very enjoyable. It feels like a mystery behind a door waiting to be opened.
I have taught on and off since I was in high school. My first job in high school was volunteering as a Taekwondo instructor. I learned how to communicate with both adults and children effectively. During college, I was a lead financial analyst for UCR Hylander Financial Group (an academic organization) where I led and taught a team about the stock market. After college, I went on to provide homework assistance while working as an after school leader aide at YMCA. From this experience, I learned to teach a variety of students based on their needs.
At AJ Tutoring, I enjoy helping elementary and middle school students master all aspects of their academics, from study skills to reading comprehension and the foundations of math. My tutoring approach is to listen to my students, so that I can adapt to their specific needs, learning styles, and goals. I use technology to optimize where I can, and I try to fill in the gaps students don’t realize they have from material they didn’t pick up in class. I want my students to develop the skills to take responsibility of their learning and the interest to do so.
I enjoy sketching, good restaurants and food, and spontaneous adventures.