- Available online and in person
- Willing to travel 15 miles
Sean's Bio & Tutoring Experience
Tutoring allows me to enrich others' lives and my own life at the same time in a way that no other work experience can. I have over ten years of experience as a tutor. In those ten years, I have primarily worked at college-level writing and reading centers, but I have also worked with junior high and high school level students at private schools. It is my goal to bring any student I work with to a place of self-confidence and independence in their schoolwork. Clarity and the creation of a sense of calm are my two biggest strengths that help me accomplish my goal. What has kept me in a place of loving tutoring is to hear from former students that I helped them to achieve their goals and become successful.
|English:||Creative Writing, Grammar, Literature, MLA Format, Reading, Technical Writing , Writing/Essay, APA Format|
|History:||U.S. Government, US History|
|Standardized Tests:||GED Reading, SAT Writing, SAT Language, GED Writing|
|Study Skills:||Homework Coach, Organization, Project Management, Self Study, Study Skills, Study Tactics, Test Taking|
Sean's Education & Certifications
From 2002 to 2009 I worked as a tutor at the Pasadena City College Writing Center in Pasadena, CA. I worked with students at multiple levels of learning in one-on-one sessions, group sessions, and technology-assisted sessions where I would communicate with students over computer-based software. I have been certified as a tutor by both the Writing Center as well as the Learning Center at Pasadena City College.
Between 2003 and 2008, I taught multiple writing and literature classes for a private Grade 7-12 Christian school called Abundant Life Academy in Pasadena, CA. I developed curriculum and lesson plans, lectured and tutored my students, and evaluated and graded their progress.
Between 2005 and 2009, I worked as an Instructional Aide with Pasadena City College's English Division, where I cooperated with various professors to facilitate class instruction and interaction, provided students with valuable insight into writing techniques and guidelines and also improved compliance with instructors’ assignment standards, and assisted professors in implementation of classroom pedagogy and grading of student work.
Between 2008 and 2010, I worked as a Teaching Associate with the California State University at Northridge's English Division, a position in which I instructed and graded undergraduate college students in academic writing theory and methodology, planned and collaborated with English faculty and fellow teaching associates in curriculum and grading on various class projects, and held conferences one-on-one with students for help in the class or on particular class projects.
In 2011, I worked as a Writing Consultant at the Learning Resource Center at California State University at Northridge, a position where I collaborated with LRC Director and other Writing Consultants to develop and implement LRC pedagogy, held conferences with students from a variety of academic disciplines on writing projects, and lectured on and developed test-taking strategies for college students taking standardized tests such as the CBEST and UDWPE.
Between 2012 and the Summer Semester of 2013, I joined the English Division at Pasadena City College as an Adjunct Faculty member, where I developed and executed English composition curriculum at varying levels of pedagogical difficulty, the content of these classes ranging from basic grammatical skills to transfer-level research and essay-writing, oversaw and evaluated students' demonstrated and acquired knowledge of critical writing and reading through personalized conferences (both in-person and online), through classroom lecture and workshops, and through specialized seminars and sessions in the college's Writing Center, and participated in general administrative responsibilities within the English Department, including the development and implementation of pedagogical policies with the Dean of the English Division.