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Lisa delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 16+

Teaching since:
1997

I love working with college students! I have been doing it in some capacity or another for the past 20 years. I enjoy mentoring my junior academic colleagues (aka students) and approach teaching from a mentorship model. I get really excited when I see my students succeed. I have been told that my warm and empathetic approach makes learning difficult concepts less stressful.Because my studies in psychology have taught me that learning proceeds best when one feels safe and supported, I provide feedback that is constructive and instructive, not demeaning or vague.

I completed my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology in 2014, from Washington State University. During my tenure there, I supported my studies by teaching academic success courses to struggling students. The primary focus of this course was learning how to write stellar academic research papers in APA format. I broke the process down step-by-step, from picking a topic, using library databases, evaluating the quality of resources, arranging a flowing and cohesive argument based on empirical data, using academically-appropriate sentence structures and language (e.g. the active voice), and citing appropriately in APA style.

I am also open to working with younger students, particularly those motivated high school juniors and seniors who want to get a jump start on learning a college-level skill. Instruction can be scaled to meet the student wherever they are in their learning process.

Are you ready to A-maze your professor or instructor? Let's chat about how I can help.

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Education

Counseling Psychology M.A., Ph.D.
Jun 2008 - Aug 2014
Washington State University
Anthropology, Psychology, Spanish
Sep 1995 - May 2007
Kansas State University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Espanol
Professional Proficiency

Affiliations

American Psychological Association
Sep 2009

The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 122,500 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.

Golden Key International Honor Society
Sep 1997

Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity

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Phi Beta Kappa
May 1996

The Phi Beta Kappa Society celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Its campus chapters invite for induction the most outstanding arts and sciences students at America’s leading colleges and universities. The Society sponsors activities to advance these studies — the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences — in higher education and in society at large.

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National Honors Society
May 1994

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

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