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, Glendale Community College, and Chaffey College.
Apprentice English PAL, Chaffey College, Peer Assistants for Learning Program, ACD (Arts, Communication, and Design) Academic Programs, English 1A: Composition, Mentored by Emilie Koenig
I am embedded as a near-peer mentor, or PAL, in an English 1A: Composition course, where I am mentored by Emilie Koenig. As a PAL, I am assigned to two online courses. With the collaboration of a Co-PAL, we provide hours of one- on-one tutoring, asynchronous support, and group session workshops for students outside of class to support their learning. In addition to my PAL class assignments, I tutor other Chaffey students in the Success Center through in- person and virtual modalities.
January 2023– Present
Graduate Embedded Tutor (G.E.T), Glendale Community College, The English Division, English 101+: Intro College Reading and Comp, Mentored by Elizabeth Bryer
July 2022 - December 2022
As a Graduate Embedded Tutor (G.E.T) for Glendale Community College, Christina was a classroom-based tutor for English 101+: Introduction to College Reading and Composition, where she was mentored by Instructor Elizabeth Bryer, M.A. She functioned as a dedicated tutor in the instructor's class, where Christina was 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. Christina conducted weekly tutor office hours (with in-person, online, and asynchronous options), where she was skilled in engaging students in collaborative conversations surrounding the topics of writing, critical thinking, researching, and proofreading.
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.
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.
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
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.
February 2019 - May 2019
High School AVID Tutor, Corona-Norco Unified School District, John F. Kennedy Middle College High School
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.
February 2018 - August 2019