How Life has Improved Since Graduation

Graduation is a monumental milestone. This Tutor in Tinseltown blog post by Stephanie Ortega details how life has changed since graduating high school.

With graduation season upon us, and the realization that my 10 year high school reunion is coming up, I’m feeling a bit nostalgic. Graduation is a monumental milestone in life, whether it’s high school, college, university, or graduate school. And so, I wanted to share how my life has changed (for the better, generally) since I graduated with my International Baccalaureate high school diploma. Continue reading “How Life has Improved Since Graduation”

5 Steps To Rewrite Negative Self Talk

5 Steps To Rewrite Negative Self-Talk

Hi my lovely readers!

It was a bit of a wait, but without further ado, my second article has been published to HER Magazine! While my first article was about personal development through learning computer skills, I wanted to get a bit more personal this time around. This article is about rewriting negative self talk, and I’ve gone ahead and not only grabbed a sneak preview for you to read below, but also made some freebies for you to help with rewriting that negative self talk. You can grab your  cell phone goodies here and computer goodies here!

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The Misery Found On Any Online Social Network

How To Take The Headache and Misery Out Of Any Social Network

The Misery Found On Any Online Social Network

Being on a social network (or several) can sometimes be a wonderful experience. Social networks work beautifully to bring people together from across the world. They can introduce you to new cultures and new friends, as well as help you keep up long-distance friendships and relationships. My best friend and I live 3,000 miles apart, and we keep in touch mostly via WhatsApp, Instagram and Snapchat.

But unfortunately, social media use is not without its severe consequences. Continue reading “The Misery Found On Any Online Social Network”

Nerd(y) Girl Secrets Finally Exposed

confessions of a nerd(y) girl

Nerd(y) Girl Secrets Finally Exposed

Ok… I have some thoughts on being a nerd. Almost every time I’m meeting a new student, at some point in our first few sessions I tell them I’m nerdy, dorky and geeky. They’re going to figure it out pretty quickly anyway, I’m not good at hiding it. And I wouldn’t want to hide it anyway. Like I tell my students, “nerdy” is just a word bullies use to make you feel bad about being smart. In reality, being told that you’re smart and like intellectual things is a compliment. Look at me, I love math, prefer printed books over Kindles, use paper-and-pencil planners instead of using my phone, wear onesies pretty much every minute that I’m home, and own 9 fountain pens. I have a pretty serious obsession with Microsoft Excel (a spreadsheet processor) and love Star Trek and Pixar movies. Not only am I sort of a nerd, but I even surround myself with dorky people. My best friend is a chemist and my fiance not only runs his own server, but also runs Linux on one of the computers has has put together from spare parts. Continue reading “Nerd(y) Girl Secrets Finally Exposed”