I am a very active person who enjoys playing basketball, running and weight lifting to maintain physical fitness. I also enjoy reading leisurely, usually history books or basketball biographies in my free time. I like to spend time during the weekends relaxing and hanging out with friends. I have a mom and dad who live in Arizona and a brother in Ohio. Family is very important to me so I try to take trips to visit them during my summer and winter breaks. Overall, I am a very mild mannered, socia
I am a recent graduate from the Masters Program in History at the University of New Mexico. While history is my passion, as a student, I have also been very successful in the disciplines of reading, writing, math and Spanish. Although I am no longer a student, I see teaching as an excellent opportunity to remain involved in academia. I find nothing more rewarding than helping a student achieve academic success and instill in them a confidence and belief that, with hard work and dedication, their goals can be achieved.
In terms of experience, I have tutored both at the high school and university level. Last year, I served as a Graduate Assistant in the History Department at the University of New Mexico. As a Graduate Assistant, I held two office hours per week in which I worked one-on-one with my students, helping them study for exams, enhance their note-taking skills, organize essays with thesis statements, and provided crucial feedback on how to improve their classroom performance. At the high school level, I was a member of National Honors Society and provided tutoring services to Freshmen and Sophomores, offering my assistant in a variety of subjects including math, reading, and writing.
I do not have one uniform approach to tutoring as it is my belief that tutoring strategies need to be personalized to meet the needs of a particular student. Some students are auditory learners, while others are visual or kinesthetic; a successful approach for one student, therefore, may not be the right approach for another. Generally speaking, however, for subjects such as history and reading, I try to teach my students how to read selectively by underlining important passage and taking notes on critical themes, concepts, arguments, etc. For math, I often find it helpful to use flash cards or mnemonic devices for remembering complex equations or formulas. Nonetheless, to reiterate, my tutoring approach is based on the needs of the particular student, instead of what I am most