Clarissa Baldwin

Clarissa B.

Auburn, CA

About Clarissa B.

Clarissa teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: 2003
Last sign in: Within a month

Overview

I focus on the student. My approach and materials will vary depending on the progress, past experience and interests of the student. I want her or him to want to learn.My hobbies include backpacking, hiking, travel, reading, and language learning.

I am working on my Masters in Secondary English and currently hold an Associates in ECE, this combined with my extensive experience with the AP system and the time that I lived in and attended université in France make me qualified to tutor in these subjects and the satellite subject areas such as diction, study skills, reading and writing. I have experience learning four foreign languages in addition to English. It is my love of the learning process, patience and passion for these subjects, however, that are most efficacious in the tutoring process. Best of luck with your studies!

Photos and Videos

Backpacking a multi day trip in the mountains of The PNW. Clean water never tasted so good!

Experience

Teacher

Jan 2016 - Present
High School English

AVID Tutor

Oct 2011 - Jan 2013
Puyallup School District

I guided college bound HS students through their studies and university selection processes by emphasizing and honing their own critical thinking skills and by listening to students' experiences so that I could better meet their learning needs in various subjects, from algebra to French.

Education

MAT English Education

Jan 2016 - Present
University of Southern California

BA French Compartive Literature & English Literature

Sep 2013 - Dec 2015
University of Puget Sound

French Language

Jan 2015 - May 2015
Université de Bourgogne, France

AA Early Childhood Development & Education

Sep 2011 - Jun 2013
Pierce College

Languages Spoken

French

Fluent / Native Proficiency

German

Professional Proficiency

Irish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Diplôme de Niveau 5

Apr 2015
Université de Bourgogne

This certification verified my fluency level at the equivalent of a four-year university in France.

AIDs Awareness and Safety

May 2013
Pierce College

Awards

President's Scholarship

Sep 2013
Pierce College

President's Award

Apr 2011
Pierce College

Affiliations

Phi Theta Kappa

Mar 2012
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The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

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4 Reviews on Clarissa B.

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Marie Jun 30, 2016
French · Online
Clarissa was really thoughtful and attentive to my needs. She checked in with me at the end of every lesson to figure out what worked for me and make new goals for the next lesson.
She was really understanding about my accent (which wasn't great). I didn't realize accent could be fixed, but she showed me how to make the right sounds and was really patient.

I could really see how much better I was getting with her help and the way she sets up lessons, I could use the class materials and practice in between lessons.

I originally picked her because she was so affordable, but I am so glad I did now!
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Marie Jun 30, 2016
French · Online
Clarissa was really thoughtful and attentive to my needs. She checked in with me at the end of every lesson to figure out what worked for me and make new goals for the next lesson.
She was really understanding about my accent (which wasn't great). I didn't realize accent could be fixed, but she showed me how to make the right sounds and was really patient.

I could really see how much better I was getting with her help and the way she sets up lessons, I could use the class materials and practice in between lessons.

I originally picked her because she was so affordable, but I am so glad I did now!
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Clarissa B. Jun 30, 2016
French · Online
Clarissa was really thoughtful and attentive to my needs. She checked in with me at the end of every lesson to figure out what worked for me and make new goals for the next lesson.
She was really understanding about my accent (which wasn't great). I didn't realize accent could be fixed, but she showed me how to make the right sounds and was really patient.

I could really see how much Bette to was getting with her help!
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Clarissa B. Jun 30, 2016
French · Online
Clarissa was really thoughtful and attentive to my needs. She checked in with me at the end of every lesson to figure out what worked for me and make new goals for the next lesson.
She was really understanding about my accent (which wasn't great). I didn't realize accent could be fixed, but she showed me how to make the right sounds and was really patient.

I could really see how much Bette to was getting with her help!