EducationI attended California State University, Fullerton from Summer 2003 and graduated in Spring 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in French and Spanish. My total cumulative GPA was 3.73. During my years at CSUF, I was heavily involved in campus organizations including the French Club, Ballet Folklorico de CSUF, and the Association for InterCultural Awareness (AICA). In addition, I also studied abroad in Spain, Costa Rica, France, and Italy. These above activities and programs helped me develop a deep appreciation to cultural diversity.
ExperienceFebruary 2011-Present: I have experience working as a tutor in ESL, Spanish language, French language, and general subjects. I have worked with students of all ages, ranging from elementary school to adult
October 2012-Present: I have worked for North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE) in the North Orange County Community College District as a note taker and tutor in assistive technology for individuals with visual impairments. During this time, I have also worked closely with individuals with developmental disabilities as a classroom assistant. In addition, I have had the opportunity to assist a Student Services Technician at the Anaheim School of Continuing Education. I have organized student files, scheduled appointments for test proctoring, and re-formatted textbook and educational materials.
Summer 2010-Fall 2011: Iglesia Cristiana de Fullerton, assistant in Sunday school classes designed for elementary-aged children and adolescents. Prepared Bible lessons and worked with Sunday School teacher in classroom.
September 2009: Sonora High School, volunteer French tutor. Worked one-on-one with struggling students by breaking down and scaffolding the concepts reviewed.
January 2007-2008: Iglesia Cristiana de Fullerton, volunteer English tutor in Spanish-speaking church; worked with both children and adults on pronunciation and sentence structure through the use of repetition exercises and game activities.
I enjoy tutoring because I want to help all students succeed in school regardless of background and ability level. I want to use my tutoring experiences in order to gain experience in my future career as a teacher.
Academic Year 2008-2009: Participated in a year-long study abroad program in Aix-en-Provence, France. During this time, I also participated in an eight-week study program in Florence, Italy.
Summer 2007: Participated in a four-week study abroad program in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Summer 2006: Participated in a seven-week study abroad program in Elche, Spain.
Able to work with children and adolescents at various ages and ability levels. Fluent in English, Spanish, and French. Able to assist students with writing and editing Word documents.
HobbiesBesides tutoring, I enjoy researching and exploring different types of curriculum and teaching tools to help facilitate learning. In addition, I enjoy experiencing European and Latin American cultures through music, dance, and culinary arts. In addition to pursuing my own hobbies and interests, I also strongly believe that connecting with the interests of my students is essential in building a rapport with them, which helps to further enhance learning and retention of concepts.
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