Torrance, CA, 90504
Joined on October, 2015
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Up to 30 minutes away at my regular hourly rate
EducationUniversity of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines - Bachelors, English Literature , University of Santo Tomas, Manila Philiippines - Masters, Curriculum and Instruction
ExperienceI am a guide in my student's journey of exploring, retaining, and applying new lessons and ideas. I start a new tutoring session by learning everything about my student's background knowledge of the subject. In this way, we build on their prior knowledge, and this serves as an assessment or baseline from which I may measure their progress. This is part of a personalized approach, which I believe is important and leads to effective learning. I take into account my student's learning style, culture, and personality. Knowing and understanding their specific needs is vital. This is especially the case with ESL (English as a second language). In teaching ESL, I have personally created and used assessment tools to measure, track, and monitor the learning process. In addition, I am a firm believer that learning should be interesting and keep my students engaged. I work hard to add interest and fun to every lesson. A student can learn only when the teacher can effectively communicate ideas in a practical and engaging manner. With a supportive environment and the right motivation, any student can reach their full potential. Tutoring is a lifelong learning experience. I value feedback from my students and enjoy listening to their stories. Tutoring has taught me so much, and has inspired me to embrace new modes of teaching. I have a B.A. in English Literature and an M.A. in Education, Curriculum, and Instruction from the College of Architecture at University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. In my free time, I enjoy reading, interior decorating, and gardening.
HobbiesReading, Playing the Piano, Interior Decorating, Gardening
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