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Tutor profile: Ali K.

Ali K.
UCSB English Major Student and Aspiring Educator


About Ali

About Ali
I'm an alumnus of both Santa Barbara City College with AAs in English Literature and Liberal Arts and University of California Santa Barbara with a BA in English Literature with a minor in Education. In addition to completing over 23 units of education coursework at UCSB and over 80 hours of preprofessional work at a local high school, I have 4 years of volunteer and professional experience in tutoring and afterschool education with primary and secondary grade students. As an avid learner myself, I strive to promote the pursuit of knowledge...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
My journey as an aspiring teacher began as a high school and Santa Barbara City College dual-enrollment student. From my third to fourth year of high school, I volunteered over 140 hours as an English literature tutor specializing in essay-writing skills, literary analysis, and positive study behaviors for students in grades 9-11. During this time, I also completed over 80 hours of hands-on teaching experience with Afterschool Opportunity for Kids (AOK) afterschool enrichment program as part of an extensive career-readiness internship operated...
University of California - Santa Barbara
Literatures, English
Bachelor's Degree
2018 - 2020
Santa Barbara City College
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Associate's Degree
2016 - 2018
Santa Barbara City College
Literatures, English
Associate's Degree
2016 - 2018

Work Experience

Work Experience
United Way of Santa Barbara, Fun In The Sun Program Leader
2017 - 2018
FITS program leaders are responsible for curricular and extracurricular activities during the 6-week enrichment program. Leaders specialize in the subjects of mathematics, PE, literacy, or STEAM for daily rotation session as well as manage general activities. In my case, I was the site mathematics instructor and delivered lessons that reviewed and introduced new math concepts to student groups of students grades 3-6. I also designed a financial literacy curriculum that taught basic financial terminology and money management strategies in...
Santa Barbara Unified School District, Afterschool Opportunities for Kids Program Leader
2016 - 2018
SBUSD AOK program leaders are responsible for lesson planning, curriculum development, and academic mentoring. Leaders are trained every five weeks for a new STEAM or literacy lesson taught to student groups grades 1-6. Leaders are also responsible for providing individualized and group homework help to a classroom size of 20 students.
Partners in Education, Education and Non Profit Intern
2016 - 2016
The Partners in Education Internship is a program that employs young adults in the community and teaches them how to be an active professional in the working world. Partners in Education pays all interns through the first seven weeks of job readiness training before they interview for an 80 hour paid internship with an external firm of an intern's career interest. In my case, I interned with the AOK after-school program at Adams Elementary where I worked with AOK staff to coordinate lessons and outdoor activities and tutor kids in grades 1-6.


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