I have been tutoring since I was in high school. My students have ranged from kindergartners to college students, and most of them still keep in touch. I love that one moment of clarity they experience when I've finally found the way to explain the material that makes sense to them, and it's why I never get tired of the job. I am currently accepting a limited number of students for college counseling, hoping to work with them to prepare their application early for this fall. I like to pin... [more]
I just went through an application process myself, securing admission to Harvard, Duke, and UC San Diego for the PhD. I've also been advising many of my students for college admissions, especially working on the statements of purpose with them. Most recently, I had 3 students, my brother, and 2 cousins admitted. Having been through the application process 3 times myself and also serving as graduate student representative on the admissions committee gives me a rare insight into the process.
I just finished a master's degree with honors in religious studies at the University of Kansas. I took many courses in anthropology and presented my research at conferences. I will be starting a PhD program at Duke in the fall, with an external minor in anthropology.
I took the CBEST in 2009. I passed, but the score report did not include a percentage. The test was very easy for me and I feel confident enough to help others with it.
I was born in Iran. I moved to the US at the age of 16, having finished 10 years of schooling in Iran. I also taught Farsi at the Iranian School of San Diego.
I just finished a master's degree with honors in religious studies at the University of Kansas. In addition to religion, I took many courses in sociology. I have also organized a panel for the Sociology of Religion conference this summer.