Pedagogical Experience

The following lists my wide variety of experience as a graduate embedded tutor, course builder, writing consultant, and overall academic tutor in higher education through various appointments at CSU Fullerton, Claremont Graduate University, and Glendale Community College. 

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Graduate Embedded Tutor (G.E.T), Glendale Community College, The English Division, English 100+: Intro College Reading and Comp, Mentored by Elizabeth Bryer

July 2022 - Present

As a Graduate Embedded Tutor (G.E.T) for Glendale Community College, Christina is a classroom-based tutor for English 100+: Introduction to College Reading and Composition, where she is mentored by Elizabeth Bryer. She functions as a dedicated tutor in the instructor's class, where Christina is seamlessly woven into the course, providing just-in-time support in the form of tutoring and empowering mentorship, particularly serving disproportionately impacted students as part of the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative.


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Course Builder, Claremont Graduate University, Office of Information Technology (OIT), Online Faculty Resource Center (OFRC), Supervised by Aimee Garten and Sunny Chau

June 2021 - August 2021

As a Course Builder for the Office of Information Technology and the Online Faculty Resource Center (OFRC) at Claremont Graduate University, I assisted faculty with instructional design. I adhered to the following tasks: 1) Met with the instructor to understand the course requirements, structure, and planned activities, and 2) Gathered course materials from the instructor and updated their Canvas site to include a Home page, Start Here page, Resources & Materials page, Syllabus section, Assignments section, Modules organization, and enhanced Asynchronous Activities if applicable to the remote course design.

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Graduate Writing Consultant, CSU Fullerton Academic Programs, Writing Across the Curriculum’s (WAC) Thesis Retreats at the Pollak Library, Supervised by Dr. Leslie Bruce

September 2019 - July 2020

As a Writing Consultant, I worked in conjunction with research librarians to assist graduate students with their writing and research techniques. I assisted students with the following: 1) Generating ideas, brainstorming, and/or pre-writing strategies. 2) Building an argument and solidifying thesis statements. 3) Revising scholarly papers by referencing professor and/or peer-review feedback. 4) Quoting and paraphrasing sources ethically. 5) Synthesizing and engaging with scholarship. 6) Assisting students in bridging gaps in scholarship in their prospective disciplines. 7) Creating a literature review or annotated bibliography. 8) Avoiding tangents in your writing, and 9) MLA or APA formatting.

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Instructional Student Assistant Tutor, CSU Fullerton, Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics, Pollak Library Writing Center

August 2018- July 2020

As a Writing Center Tutor in the Pollak Library, I tutored college students from all different majors. I assisted student in improving upon their academic performance in terms of course assignments, class material, and scholarly papers. I conducted thirty-minute to one-hour sessions with my tutees where I commonly assisted students with thesis formation, paragraph structure, works cited pages, syntax, grammar, scholarly sources, and any other concerns they had. Lastly, I worked with fellow tutors to conduct monthly workshops for ENG 101/ 101P courses on common topics like plagiarism, quote integration, establishing ethos, and research methods.


Embedded Tutor, CSU Fullerton, Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics, English 101P: Preparatory College Writing, Mentored by Sherri Sawicki

February 2019 - May 2019

As an Embedded Tutor in a Preparatory College Writing Course, I served as the direct liaison between the course and the Writing Center. I conducted lectures, graded assignments, conducted office hours, and assisted the lead professor with preparing course material.

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High School AVID Tutor, Corona-Norco Unified School District, John F. Kennedy Middle College High School

February 2018 - August 2019

I was a tutor for the high school AVID program in the preparatory subjects of science, math, history, and language arts. I monitored, assessed, and remediated high school students’ performance. On a daily basis, I demonstrated my ability to adapt my teaching style to the unique needs of various students. I constantly aimed to create an inclusive and positive work environment as a mentor, while refining my transdisciplinary praxis.