As a tutor, I want to meet the needs of my students by providing a variety of teaching methods to maximize each student’s learning potential. I have worked with students as young as 5th grade up to undergraduate college students. I utilize one-on-one sessions, peer collaboration, teacher-student goal setting and check-ins, and creative lesson plans to best reach my students. I cover many English topics, however my strongest skills are essay content preparation and research techniques, thesis writing, and editing. I also offer help with organization and planning methods that promote self-discipline, time management, and effective studying.
I am a recent University of California, Santa Barbara graduate with a B.A. in English and a minor in Italian. I also was an active member in Gamma Phi Beta Sorority and held multiple leadership positions during my 4 years in college. I have taken an array of English courses and have 4 years of experience in writing, editing, and public speaking.
Cancellation Policy: To respect both the student’s and my time, please give a 24 hour notice if you need to cancel. There will be a 10 minute grace period before sessions, however if there is a no-show without prior notice, I may refuse to offer service to you in the future.
University of California, Santa Barbara Jun 2020
English B.A., Italian Minor
UC Center, Florence, Italy Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
Study Abroad Program: Completed accelerated Italian language studies track
Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, UCSB — Informal Recruitment Chair Mar 2019 - Dec 2019
-Organized recruitment events for 150+ people in order to promote membership retention
-Enhanced organization’s PR on campus through various modes of advertising and social media
-Increased membership by strategically pairing member to potential members based on similar interests and personality traits
-Registered potential new members into sorority membership online system
-Communicated with potential new members post event to increase their interest in organization
Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, UCSB — Director of Senior Programming Mar 2017 - Apr 2018
-Conceptualized and hosted a week’s worth of event programming
-Oversaw three committees, each consisting of 10-35 people to execute event responsibilities
-Documented the details of planning process and after-event reports
-Maintained all events’ costs within set budget
Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, UCSB — Recruitment PR Chair Mar 2018 - Oct 2018
-Strengthened organization’s brand through social media platforms and campus advertisements
-Oversaw that 150+ members were following organization public relation guidelines
-Designed documents detailing the rules of organization
Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, UCSB — Historian Oct 2016 - Oct 2017
-Photographed sorority events with professional camera
-Created both physical and digital mementos for organization using media and technical skills
-Presented the history and current accomplishments of organization at annual ceremony
Panhellenic Recruitment Counselor, UCSB — Collegiate Panhellenic Council Sept 2019
-Certified for green dot training — Sexual Assault Training
-Maintained confidentiality for all women to create a safe environment
-Mentored/lead a group of 20 women through the recruitment process
SKILLS & LANGUAGES
-Full fluency in Italian: reading, writing, speaking
-Proficient in G Suite, Microsoft Suite, Dropbox, Canva
-Social Media Engagement and Retention
-Copywriting & Editing
An amazing writer!! Highly recommend!!
Desia has helped edit many of my writing pieces and each time she is patient, professional, and extremely helpful! She takes every opportunity to help people grow into stronger writers and is very passionate about what she does! Each time I have asked for her help, she offers great suggestions and critiques! Overall, an amazing teacher and very approachable and passionate about writing!
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