Private tutor in Sacramento, CA
I'm passionate about the learning process, have a world-class education and a diverse array of teaching and tutoring experiences. Education University of California, Davis M.S. Horticulture (3.98) 2004 – 2008 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY B.S. Biology, double major English (3.53) 1995 – 1999 University of California, Berkeley M.L.A. Environmental Planning (3.89) 2008 - 2010 (coursework completed towards degree) Awards, Scholarships and Honors • UC Berkeley Landscape Architecture Farrand Grant for Thesis/Professional Project Research 2010 • UC Berkeley Landscape Architecture/Environmental Planning Department Grant 2009 • Jack T. Pickett Agricultural Scholarship, UC Davis 2005 • Horticulture and Agronomy Program Block Grant, UC Davis 2004 – 2005 • Dean’s Honor List, Cornell University 1995, 1998
I love and value all facets of education. I myself am a lifelong learner and similarly thrive in the role of teacher or tutor. I've worked as a tutor and teaching assistant for over 15 years in a variety of settings and with diverse populations of students from pre-k/kindergarden. Please read below for my work experience specific to teaching and tutoring. Work Experience One-on-one private tutor with high school students Self-employed, Private Residences, North SF Bay Area, California Nov 2013 – June 2014; Nov 2014 – June 2015 • Privately tutored middle and high school students struggling in English and mathematics. • Guided students towards completion of class homework and academic projects by explaining difficult concepts. • Helped students to improve quality of their finished written products and their problem-solving skills in math. Graduate Student Instructor and Reader: Environmental Sciences UC Berkeley, Dept. of Environmental Sciences 260 Mulford Hall, UC Berkeley, CA 94720 August 2008 – May 2010 • Taught weekly undergraduate discussion sections on relevant course topics and held weekly office hours. • Guided students in exam preparation and completion of course projects; evaluated and graded student work. • Prepared and delivered course lectures on relevant environmental science topics. Teaching Assistant: Horticulture; Landscape Meaning; Sustainable Development UC Davis, Dept. of Landscape Architecture; Dept. of Plant Sciences; One Shields Ave. Davis, CA 95616 September 2006 – June 2008 • Taught weekly undergraduate discussion sections and offered weekly office hours on related course topics; prepared/delivered course lectures. • Guided students towards completion of course projects and evaluated and graded student work. Garden Manager and Educator Mt. Madonna Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences, and Mt. Madonna School, Watsonville, CA 2001 – 2004 • Taught weekly science classes to elementary school students in the school teaching garden. • Prepared and taught adult curricula on organic gardening, local food systems and sustainable agriculture. • Managed 1.5-acre diversified organic garden and nursery for food, medicine, native habitat and ornamental production. • Trained and supervised daily work and volunteer crews of up to twelve people. Student Writing Tutor Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY August 1996 – August 1999 • Provided writing assistance to undergraduate and graduate students on term papers, personal statements, and theses.
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Up to 15 minutes away for no additional charge, Up to 30 minutes away for a flat fee, Up to 1 hour away at my regular hourly rate
I love almost any outdoor activity, but especially backpacking, hiking, bouldering and botanizing in the wild. I also love to travel. Japan and New Zealand are some of my favorite destinations. Additionally, I'm an avid gardener and garden designer.
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