I hope to be approachable, knowledgeable, warm, and helpful. I meet each student with patience and compassion and aim to give them strong foundational skills. A normal session would go as follows: Hi, how are you?, any urgent questions or topics to cover?, explain/ review material together, answer questions and go over any confusing concepts, practice with plenty of examples, have fun with some games to check our knowledge, gain insight and confidence. I hope to make students feel focused, proud, and accomplished while also having fun, laughing, and expanding their minds.
I'm a recent graduate of UCSB (non-traditional student), where I studied physical geography (similar to environmental studies/ Earth science/ anthropology/ mapping/ cartography/ oceans and atmosphere). I have several years of experience tutoring: *MATH* (algebra, calculus, geometry, trigonometry, etc.; received AP Calc BC Score: 5/5 in 2011), *SCIENCE* (physics, chemistry, biology), and *SPANISH* (all levels; non-native speaker; received AP Spanish Language Score: 5/5 in 2011). I love to share knowledge and information -- it’s like story-telling + completing mental games/puzzles. My first teaching job in high school was working as a tennis coach in Manhattan Beach, CA instructing kids ages 4-9. I also helped elementary school students develop reading and writing skills as a volunteer at William Green Elementary School in Lawndale, CA. Additionally, I have experience tutoring both high school and university students in Spanish and calculus (which was invented to track planets in space for ocean navigation!). I have taken nearly all lower division math and physics courses offered at UCSB as part of my Bachelor of Science degree. For fun I like to: SCUBA dive, practice yoga (I’m a certified instructor), read outside, cook yummy food, and bake mini muffins -- my newest quarantine hobby). I am located in ~Santa Barbara~ and I practice COVID safety (virtual/Zoom or outdoor + masked sessions/meetings).
Rates vary depending on the subject and level of the student. I'm flexible and I'm sure that we can find something that works for both of us.
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
*Bachelor of Science, Physical Geography
GPA 3.72, June 2020
Expeditors International of Washington, San Francisco, CA
*Management Trainee, June 2015 - May 2016
-Evaluated all departments to discover efficiencies and improve processes.
-Collaborated with the District Manager on several projects including:
~Employee satisfaction and branch morale.
~Recruitment and employee retention.
-Organized monthly branch meeting presentations.
-Interviewed and trained new employees.
-Directed the Social Responsibility Team and Environmental Impact Team.
*Air Import Agent, January 2015 - June 2015
-Served as main point of contact for high-priority clients.
-Coordinated movement of shipments with various airlines, truckers, U.S. Customs, and origin location branch.
UCSB Recreation Center, Santa Barbara, CA
*Supervisor, February 2014 - December 2014
-Oversaw all other student staff.
-Acted as first responder for all injuries and emergencies.
-Processed finances and sales for the facility daily.
-Interviewed and trained new employees.
Geographical Data Analysis
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Physics of California
2ndPlace Capstone Project
Outstanding Achievement in the Geography Major
Dean’s Honors List (2011, 2012, 2019, 2020)
ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro
U.S. Customs Broker
Yoga Teacher Training
PADI Advanced SCUBA Diving
Alex is the best teacher! She is patient, understanding, and extremely intelligent. She is great at finding unique and fun ways to learn material, memorize rules, and explain theorems. With Alex, not only will you master your class work, but you’ll have fun doing it! And she’ll take the time to determine what teaching style works for you.
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