Greetings earthlings! Welcome to my profile. My name is Nadia, and I specialize in tutoring K-8 in Language Arts, Science, and Mathematics, as well as writing and editing for all ages. Following a near lifelong obsession with Diane Fossey, I graduated from UCLA in 2013 with departmental honors and a degree in Anthropology, with an emphasis on sociolinguistics. I graduated cum laude, maintaining full course loads and a 4.0 most quarters. I have trained extensively in the cognitive sciences, ... [more]
I am a reading enthusiast and Lindamood-Bell trained clinician.
I graduated from UCLA with honors in Anthropology. During that time I completed a graduate-level honors thesis based on original fieldwork, which went through the IRB process successfully and was funded on merit by the Stone Foundation. While I ultimately focused on Linguistic Anthropology, my basis in all four fields is strong, most notably in genetics, primatology, religion, medical anthropology, and archaeology.
I am a trained clinician with extensive experience working with children exhibiting symptoms of dyslexia. I work closely with students on developing stronger reading comprehension skills using science-backed techniques designed to deal specifically with the cognitive processing issues faced.
As an anthropology student at UCLA, I focused on the subfield of sociolinguistics under the direction of Dr. Elinor Ochs, who was my primary thesis advisor. I took a wide range of topics-specific courses on the role language and speech affectation has in cultural reproduction and narrative analysis, maintaining a high GPA and graduating with departmental honors. In addition to my focus on language, I took a variety of general topic sociology classes, including but not limited to socioeconomic inequality, race, gender, theory, and stigma.