My name is Jessie and I am brilliant at tutoring! I have years of experience and am committed to helping you succeed. Let me, a well-rounded engineer, help you master math and science.
You (or your child) are taking a math or science class and the concepts are starting to pile up. Maybe you don't quite understand some of the techniques, and your teacher's explanations are confusing! You have tried a number of the practice problems, but they are so complex, it's hard to know where to start! Why is this stuff important anyway? Where is this class going?
It's time to get a tutor - someone who cares about your success, who can help you understand and get back on track, and show you why this stuff is important.
I am a great tutor because I can teach from many angles and understand all sides of a problem. Seeing from a student's point of view is essential for tutoring - I make a student understand how and why a solution works so that they will remember it for the future. I also help students understand practical applications of the material so they understand its importance and want to learn it. I am a well-rounded tutor so that I not only understand technical details but can also explain them. I love to see students succeed and appreciate that I can be part of the process. I am proud of the stars awarded to me by my students.
I have been tutoring professionally since 2004 (in the high school tutoring center). I tutor many levels of math, from pre-algebra to Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Differential Equations. I also tutor in Physics and Chemistry, having taken these courses in high school and college. Especially for my younger students, I find I inspire a fascination for math and science, and I think this is wonderful for their futures.
I am an experienced, friendly, and patient tutor - if you've been thinking about getting a tutor for math or science, you can bet on me! And remember, you can get a full refund for the first hour session if you aren't completely happy with the results, so there is no risk for you! I would love to hear from you - send me an email and I'll get in touch asap.
I can meet students in their homes or at a local public library, such as the branches in Westwood, Brentwood, and West LA.
If you are outside of my five-mile radius and want to meet outside of this local area, my rate will be increased to compensate for the additional driving time, gas, and insurance, and sessions will have to last at least one hour.
If you think I am the perfect tutor for you or your child, but you cannot afford my rate and can meet me near my location in 90024, please send me an email and we can probably work something out!
In 2006 Oberlin College of Liberal Arts and Sciences accepted me with the highest award of merit, the J. Frederick Oberlin Scholarship. Because of my heavy course load, transfer credits, and perseverance, I was able to graduate from this 4-year institution in 2 years and earned a B.A. in Music (emphasis on History/Theory/Jazz). In my last and most difficult semester, I earned a 4.0 GPA.
I recently graduated from Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, one of the top undergraduate engineering institutions in the country (comparable to MIT and CalTech), with a Mechanical Engineering degree. Olin only accepts about 150 students each year, and I was awarded a full-tuition scholarship. While I studied engineering, I also learned about the importance of communication and human interactions, and how to explain difficult concepts to a general audience. These skills translate directly into my tutoring style - while I understand math and science, I can also explain it to you so that you actually understand.
I am excited to be back home in Southern California!
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