Hi I'm Jill! I have more than 6 years of tutoring experience in addition to 5 years of teaching at the college and university level. and am excited to help you out with a variety of subjects. I very much enjoy explaining how math
concepts work to a student and helping them understand the world around them. I also really enjoy test preparation
tutoring and will help you learn the best way of cracking the test!
In addition to my 6 years of tutoring experience, I am a full-time faculty at a local community college.
I have a Master's degree in geology
from Arizona State University (I just moved from Arizona!) and Bachelor's degree in both biology
and geology from the University of Western Ontario. My tutoring experience is very diversified, and includes science, math, test preparation, and English
. My educational background has given me excellent language
skills, as well as a strong foundation in math and science. I love being able to help a student understand a subject with which they have previously struggled. I have tutored students in most math and science courses, and I am comfortable with all grade levels, from elementary school to college. If you're curious about test scores, I received a 1490 (out of 1600) on the SAT
1 and a 800 on both the SAT II
Math and Writing
My teaching style varies according to the individual needs of the student. My main goal is to help the student become enthusiastic about the specific subject or activity, and confident in their ability to interpret what a question is actually asking. I am very flexible, and will tailor the curriculum and evaluation methods based on discussions with the student. If desired by either the student and/or parent, I can provide additional practice resources to help strengthen concepts covered in our tutoring sessions. Whenever possible, I am available to my students via email
, text, or Skype if they have a problem with their homework that I can guide them through.
I am open to group tutoring sessions, so feel free to ask! If you need last minute help for a test or exam I will do my best to accommodate you, however please be aware that I may charge an increased rate for short-notice scheduling.
I think that tutoring can be a mutual rewarding experience, and I look forward to helping students excel
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