I am an educator within the Greater San Diego area currently working within Special Education at a public high school and also as an Adjunct Professor within Speech and Communication Studies. I have previously worked for private Educational Therapy practices in the U.S. and in Canada. I specialize in one-on-one educational and therapeutic assistance in reading, speaking, and writing for grades kindergarten through college.
My teaching objective is to strengthen foundational learning skills through a structured and rhythmic approach, while also allow for student deviation through creativity endeavors. I firmly believe students need educators to unlock their intellectual and artistic abilities through organic and student-centered curriculum.
McMaster University Graduate Scholarship 2013-2014 University of Windsor Academic Achievement 2009-2010
I grew up in San Diego County and attended high school at Guajome Park Academy Charter School and Rancho Buena Vista High School. My GPA during these years was a 4.03 and my academic interests involved art, creative writing, drama and speech, environmental science, film studies, and history. Upon graduating, I received an academic partial scholarship to the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Here, I began my Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Communication, Film, and Media with a minor in Geography. I was interested in speech communication and environmental studies, and how the two could benefit student's cultural, social, and environmental engagement in the classroom and outside in the world. During my studies, I worked for Respite Services Canada as a Communication Specialist for a high functioning Autistic child from India. In this role, I was responsible for creating academic content that helped the student with executive functioning, memory processing, and socialization abilities. Upon graduating, I was awarded with a full scholarship to McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada to pursue my Master of Arts Degree in Communication and New Media. I was interested in further studying communication's role in our educational system, workplace, and public sphere. My thesis examined the ways that organizations in today's society utilize communication to their benefit, (media framing to be specific), in order to promote their cause. I was interested in how the selection and salience of information affected the public's opinion. During my studies, I began student teaching in the Communication and Multimedia Department, instructing the Introduction to Communication Studies course and Communication Theory course to first-year Communication students. Upon graduation, I returned to San Diego and began researching and teaching for the Therapeutic Literacy Center in Solana Beach, California where I currently develop and implement reading, writing, spelling, and math strategies to students who are struggling academically. I am also an Adjunct Speech Communication Professor at Palomar College in San Marcos and San Diego City College in San Diego, where I continue to educate myself through research and student engagement.
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