I received my M.A. (2008) and Ph.D. (2015) in Ethnomusicology and my B.A. (2001) in Economics from UCLA. My research interests include cultural studies and philosophical hermeneutics. I have published articles and book chapters related to my interests both in English and in Spanish.
My Teaching Experience
I have been teaching standardized tests for over ten years and have tutored students from K-12 up to the university level on academic subjects related to Algebra I and II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Economics, English, Spanish, essay writing, and music. As a professor, I have taught courses at the undergraduate and graduate level on subjects relating to music theory, musical cultures of the world, and pedagogy.
My Teaching Style
When I teach, I like to help guide the learning process and promote a sense of self-learning so that my students develop critical thinking skills, which not only helps in retaining knowledge, but also in building self-esteem and academic motivation.