I graduated from UCLA with a degree in Psychobiology. I prioritize connecting with students and using my psychology background to work with students with a range of strengths and weaknesses, including students with ADHD, learning disabilities, and test anxiety. I pride myself on creating a non-judgmental and accepting tutoring environment where students are free to ask questions and make mistakes.
During the first session, I will take time to understand your specific difficulties on the test, we will identify goals, and set a study schedule. Each following lesson, we will review homework (if applicable), relevant concepts, and test-taking strategies. I will monitor your progress throughout our sessions and assign targeted homework and periodic practice tests.
My tutoring style focuses on providing encouragement while asking guiding questions to engage the student in the learning process. I believe that test-taking skills can greatly improve performance and can be taught to any student, regardless of prior subject-specific knowledge level.
I understand that the testing process can be daunting and overwhelming, and I am very excited to help students do their best.
I have been tutoring students aged 8-30 for 10 years. I have worked in a variety of settings, including alternative-education schools, incarceration facilities, and online private tutoring, and pride myself in creating a friendly, dynamic tutoring environment for the student to feel comfortable and learn.
Many students that I have worked with have achieved or surpassed their test-prep score goals! These scores have helped them to get into universities and become eligible for the scholarships they were striving for. It is my passion to help people through this part of their educational/career journey.
University of California, Los Angeles
Psychobiology, BS (2013)
• Tutored high-school students preparing for college-admissions exams. Used PrepNow’s manualized program and tracked progress and outcome of students.
San Diego Youth Services
Tutor/Mentor (January 2015 - September 2016)
● Tutored and mentored high-risk adopted youth aged 14-16. Subjects of emphasis: algebra, biology, chemistry, geometry.
Tutor (September 2013-September 2016)
● Provide one-on-one tutoring to student at varying ages and education levels. I tutored an adult dental hygienist student for the entirety of her program, providing instruction in GRE prep, psychology, English, algebra, AP chemistry, pharmacology, anatomy and physiology, and research methods. I have also tutored high school students in writing, chemistry, algebra, biology and calculus.
UCSD Psychiatry Department
Research Assistant (December 2013 – September 2016)
● Work in a one-on-one setting to conduct interviews and administer self-reports with incarcerated youth to collect psychiatric, psychosocial, educational and behavioral data.
Keep Hope Alive
Tutor (September 2013 – December 2013)
● Tutored low-income youth grades K-8 in math, reading, and language arts.
Incarcerated Youth Tutorial Project (IYTP)
Volunteer (September 2011 – May 2012) Site Coordinator (May 2012 – June 2013)
● IYTP seeks to enrich the lives of incarcerated youth through mentorship and GED preparation tutoring. As a volunteer I provided one-on-one GED tutoring to incarcerated youth. As site coordinator I communicated with our site contact, volunteers and funding agency to organize and maintain weekly site visits, assisted in the planning, development and organization of upcoming on-site workshops, volunteer trainings, and outreach activities.
Research Assistant (January 2011 – June 2013)
● Worked with a research team to collect and analyze neuroimaging data to evaluate brain functioning deficits of children with autism. Involved accurately managing large and detailed databases and presenting findings at national and on campus conferences.
CAL SOAP Operation Student Success
Teacher’s Aide/Tutor (January 2011- May 2011)
● Provided individuals and small groups with extra assistance during and after class to grasp concepts in 6th -8th grade math classes.
Tutor (July 2009 – November 2009)
● Tutored ‘at-risk’ students while they completed work at this alternative high school for students who had dropped out of public school.
I was referred to Wendy by a friend and took a leap of faith with a first call together. I'm very happy I did because I discovered a sharp tutor, who is also incredibly patient and organized. Her calm demeanor and enthusiastic personality are exactly what I needed when I'd get upset about not remembering high school math or when I fell behind on my studies due to work commitments. She helped me stay on track and design the study program that was right for me, all while staying positive and readjusting when she identified a need for it.
Can't recommend her enough!
|at her home||at your home||By webcam|
|1 hour||Not available||Not available||$50|
|5 hours||Not available||Not available||$250|
|10 hours||Not available||Not available||$500|