I truly have a passion for learning and for teaching and helping others- learning doesn't end in the classroom! Hi, everyone! Thanks for taking the time to look at my profile! My name is Erin and I was born and raised in Irvine, CA! I've attended some of the best schools in California and in the nation - Bonita Canyon Elementary, Rancho San Joaquin Middle School, University High School, UCLA, and UCI. My broad academic background includes a Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology from UCLA; as we... [more]
As an Anthropology major at UCLA, I studied Linguistics and Speech Patterns in different communities all over the world, and also specifically in Los Angeles. I understand the basic structure of language, individual letters and phoneme structure. I have the patience to teach letters and sounds and how language is formed. I use techniques with the mouth, teaching students how to understand the different manners of articulation (fricative, voiced and non voiced, etc).
I am detail-oriented when it comes to preparing for tests or essays. I think that proper studying starts with note-taking in class, and relying on notes and readings to create study guides, flashcards, and memory exercises. I have tutored 6th-8th grade in multiple subjects and helped prepare them for standardized state exams and single-subject quizzes and tests.
I have assisted several students with their college application process, including- but not limited to- the application, ASSIST transfer units, petitioning classes, writing recommendations, and crafting exemplary admissions essays. I have also guided students to choose the best classes for their semesters and quarters, based on their unit standing, area of expertise, hobbies, and scheduling around commitments, such as work and sports, and progress towards graduation using Blackboard, DARS report, Canvas, and school-specific websites.
I hold a Bachelor's degree from UCLA in Anthropology with a focus on culture and linguistics. I participated in an Anthropological research class with a focus on Ethnography in a specific community, and also worked in the CELF lab transcribing video ethnography which focused on family life in Los Angeles. I took a broad range of classes and have a deep understanding of study skills and methods.
I attended UCLA where I received my degree in Anthropology with a focus on social and cultural studies. I also took 4 classes where I studied the archaeology of cities in India and present-day America. One class focused on the rise of cities in industrialized nations and we looked at material artifacts to discern how people evolved culturally. I enjoyed learning about this aspect of Anthropology and feel qualified to be able to tutor students this subject.
I currently homeschool and tutor 2 students in Social Studies. We are currently working on World History, Ancient Civilizations and World History major themes leading up to the present. I create outlines with my students to help them organize main ideas and common themes and I try to have them relate this content to current themes or ones that repeat through time. I also try to use Art History, creative projects, and one-on-one discussion to hone in on specific goals.