I graduated from the University of California at Irvine with a degree in Physics and Comparative Literature. After working as an editorial assistant at a small book publishing company – uniquely altruistic work – I began working towards an M.F.A. in Writing/Critical Studies at CalArts. After finishing my graduate degree, I started teaching at the California State University, Fullerton and the University of California at Irvine.
My Teaching Experience
While teaching writing and humanities courses at CSUF, I have continued to teach GMAT, LSAT and GRE for numerous test-prep agencies in Los Angeles and Orange counties. I have also written numerous LSAT, GRE, and GMAT questions for diagnostic tests and test prep manuals, and have also graded essays for numerous national testing agencies.
My Teaching Style
Part of the learning process requires teaching students the skills to dispel some of their myths about how they learn, and, once that is achieved, the rest is grit and more grit. I help students understand what a particular question or task is asking them to do as opposed to changing the question to something students are familiar with. One teaching method never works for all students, and my pedagogy is inspired by the idea that there are different paths to understanding something.