At A Glance

Graduated From

English major and Theater/Film minor at UCLA with Associate's Degrees in English and Spanish from Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC)

Subjects

English, Reading, Writing, ESL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Spelling and Vocabulary, and Acting and Performing Arts

Interests

She is a devotee of the functions of language in communication and expression. She is also a professional film and television actor. As a performer, writer, and storyteller.

Jy

Tutor

As an English major and Theater/Film minor at UCLA with Associate’s Degrees in English and Spanish from Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC), Jy(rhymes with “pie”) is a devotee of the functions of language in communication and expression. A Cum Laude graduate of LAVC and a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society, she is also a professional film and television actor. As a performer, writer, and storyteller, she is excited about showing kids, teens, and adults how they can become enthusiastic about the power of the English language.

It is the first micro-lesson in etymology for her students–etymology is the champion of good writing. In fourth grade, she learned the Chinese proverb, “You give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. You teach him to fish and you give him an occupation that will feed him for a lifetime.” She is a firm believer in this principle and she practices it in her tutoring by providing tools for students to develop their skills, apply new techniques, and build good writing.

Whether the assignment is essay-writing, analytical reading, expanding vocabulary, or understanding grammar and sentence structure, her fundamental goal is to create success in English and writing classes. Her tutoring sessions are designed to suit the particular needs of each unique student and meet their individual goals.

She has worked with kindergarten through fourth-grade classrooms to improve reading skills and grow love for reading through, for example, the SAG-AFTRA BookPALS Program. With fifth graders, she worked on developing analytical and interpretive reading skills. By the end of the semester, she witnessed her students eagerly apply these skills to classroom discussions and assignments. Additionally, she worked individually with students, ages 16 through 19, on English test preparation and their college application essays. Each of the latter students was accepted into their top choice of schools (e.g., University of California Los Angeles, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Penn State, University of Toronto). Working with graduate students, she has guided them in editing and strengthening their manuscripts and research papers.

As a tutor, she wants her clients to know that she is a student, too! So, she understands the stress and pressure of managing homework, sports, extracurricular activities, and social life. She does not want to add to their workload. Rather, she makes the homework process efficient by improving English language skills, which will boost course grades and improve confidence.

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