BackgroundFremont tutor

My name is Angelica and I am an educator with over 28 years of teaching experience that spans Kindergarten to older adults! My expertise lies in making complex and technical information more easily understood and accessible to everyone. For that matter, I primarily focus on mathematics and writing, as well as the sciences and languages, particularly English. I have taught in California and New York as well as abroad in Mexico and Japan. I teach individuals as well as small groups. Of course, I am quite comfortable teaching to larger groups as well. Although I was born in San Francisco, I grew up in the East Bay. However, I have attended schools all over California: San Francisco, Berkeley, Alameda, Oakland, Pleasant Hill, Hayward, Fremont, Belmont, San Mateo, Palo Alto, Los Altos Hills, Cupertino, Santa Clara, Saratoga, San Jose, Santa Cruz, Davis, Sacramento, Monterey, Irvine, Riverside, and San Diego!


M.S. Instructional Design & Technology, California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), anticipated 2018

M.A. Applied Linguistics/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Teachers College/Columbia University, New York City, 2013

Professional Certificate in Copy & editing, University of California, San Diego (UCSD), 2010

CELTA Certificate, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, St. Giles/University of Cambridge, 2009

Certified Tour Director, International Tour Management Institute, 2008

Certificate of Achievement, Speech Communication, De Anza College, 2008

Professional CLAD Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, 2005

BCLAD in Spanish, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, 2004 (via San Diego State University in 2003)

Preliminary CLAD Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, 2001 (via New College of
California from 1996-1997)

Health & Safety Instructor Certification, American Red Cross, Santa Clara Valley Chapter, 2002

B.S. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), 1995 (completed)/2001 (received)

Current Employer:  Stanford University, Tri City Aikido (Martial arts instructor)

Past Employment
Foothill College, Adjunct Professor
September 2013 – December 2016 (12 hours per week)

Overfelt Adult Center, ESL Instructor
September 2013 – December 2016 (15 hours per week)

Teachers College, Assistant Manager (Hospitality)
June 2012 – December 2012 (25-30 hours per week)

Borough of Manhattan Community College, Instructional Assistant
August 2011 – August 2012 (15 hours per week)

May 2009 – June 2011 (30 hours per week)
I offered insight and recommendations to increase workflow and improve morale in different educational and business establishments.

Mad Science of the Bay Area, I.T. Support and Marketing Manager
October 2008 – April 2009 (40 hours per week)
I managed the company web site and computer network daily. In this, I made sure all web pages and links were updated as well as making
sure that communication with the server was sound among all office computers. I handled any and all software and security issues. I
ensured compatibility between the office and corporate network. I introduced the viability of social media for marketing purposes. I created
ads for both print and electronic publications. I also performed in-house translation and interpretation in Spanish.
Various Agencies, Temporary Work

Belle Haven School, Grade 8 Math and English Language Development Teacher
August 2005 – June 2006 (80 hours per week)

Mad Science of the Bay Area, Instructor, Sales Rep, and Event Coordinator
January 2001 – July 2005 (40 hours per week)
I coordinated and executed delivery of in-class and after school science enrichment programs to children in Grades K-6 at public and private
elementary schools. I created and maintained harmonious relations with school staff and parents. Furthermore, I increased company
revenue by zealously promoting and selling enrichment and other educational services offered by the company.

Comfortable on either Macintosh or PC platforms; familiar with older as well as the latest Windows operating systems;
Highly adept at Microsoft Applications and Adobe Creative Suite, Quick Books, File Maker; ACT software;

Experience with Web Design and Network Maintenance & Security

De Anza College, Phi Theta Kappa, 2008
Foothill College, Outstanding Achievement in Japanese, 2006
Foothill College, Dean’s List, 2004-2008
Bermuda Biological Station for Research, Assistant Researcher, Pharmacology & Molecular Phylogeny, 1995
UCSC, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Research Assistant, Aquatic Toxicology, 1994
M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Department of Toxicology, Summer Research Intern, 1993
UCSC, Department of Earth & Marine Sciences, Research Assistant, 1992
A Molecular Genetic Study on the Bioactive Secondary Metabolites in Sponges, Bermuda Biological Station for Research, 1995
The Bus Ride, Short fiction published in a UCSC Student Journal, 1994
Purification of DNA Oligonucleotides, MIT Summer Research Program, 1993
The Interfaith Circle, Interfaith Minister, 2017-present
KFJC Radio (89.7 FM in Los Altos Hills &, Staff Volunteer and DJ, 2015-present
Wadaiko Newark Taiko, Taiko Drummer, 2011-present
San Francisco City Guides, Volunteer, 2009-present
EFL (English as a Foreign Language) Tutor for nannies in Castro Valley, 2008-2010
ECC, Kosho Kaikan Kyoto, English class for 5th and 6th graders in Japan, 2007
Tri City Aikido, Instructor, 2006-present
Tri City Aikido, Instructor for the Children’s Classes, 2004-2009
San Diego State University, Science Teacher for Urban & Rural Students in Queretaro and Amealco, Mexico, 2003
Feline Sitter and Nanny, 2002-present
Tri City Aikido, Teaching Assistant in Children’s Classes, 2002-2009
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Staff Secretary, 2002-2003
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Volunteer & Staff Officer, 2001-2006
Alternative Press Exposition, Staff Volunteer, 2000-2005
Garden Curator & Caterer, 1999-present
La Pena Cultural Center, Event Volunteer and Sound Tech Assistant, 1996-2000
NAUI Advanced SCUBA Diver (Open Water II), 1997-present
NAUI SCUBA Diver (Open Water I), 1995-present
Programa para Las Ninas, Outreach Assistant, 1995
KZSC Radio (88.1 FM in Santa Cruz), Development Assistant, 1992-1994
KZSC Radio (88.1 FM in Santa Cruz), Staff Volunteer and DJ, 1991-1995
UCSC Student Services, Activity Coordinator & Workshop, Student Affirmative Action/Educational Opportunity Program, 1991-1993
San Francisco Zoo, Volunteer in The Children’s Zoo, 1990-1991