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Jessica B.

Roslindale, MA

$60/hr

Fun, knowledgable university professor in the humanities

Fun, knowledgable university professor in the humanities

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I have a Ph.D. in Theater from University of Wisconsin-Madison and have been teaching at elite universities for the past ten years, including Wesleyan, Harvard, Brown, and Yale, where I currently teach in Theater Studies. I also have a background in K-12 education, and enjoy working with younger children. While I was in graduate school I trained undergrad Education majors in using drama in the classroom, and I have had a lot of experience teaching academic subjects through the arts. My academic life has been split between reading/writing intensive work and creative work in dance and theater, and I always try to incorporate creative activities in the learning process. I have two little boys, one 5 1/2 and one 4, and I'm looking for ways to continue teaching but stay closer to home. I've formed lasting relationships with students over the years, and am still close with kids I taught right out of college; several former students performed at my wedding. I can help out your child with most subjects in the humanities or social sciences, depending on the level.

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Sign Language
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English, Reading, SAT Reading,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Ballroom Dancing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Sign Language

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Ballroom Dancing

I taught ballroom at University of Wisconsin-Madison for several years, and am a trained dancer.

SAT Reading

As you can see, I just got 100% on this subject test.

Sign Language

I am studying to become an ASL interpreter and am at level 4-5 in the Signing Naturally curriculum. I can help beginning and intermediate students with grammar, syntax, vocabulary, classifiers, and conversational idioms.

Theatre

I have a Ph.D. in Theatre, and have taught in theatre and drama departments at University of Exeter in the UK, Harvard, Brown, and Yale.

Haverford College
University of Wisconsin-Madison - Madison, WI
Master's
University of Wisconsin-Madison - Madison, WI
PhD

Education

Haverford College

University of Wisconsin-Madison - Madison, WI (Master's)

University of Wisconsin-Madison - Madison, WI (PhD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jessica will travel within 5 miles of Roslindale, MA 02131.


About Jessica

I have a Ph.D. in Theater from University of Wisconsin-Madison and have been teaching at elite universities for the past ten years, including Wesleyan, Harvard, Brown, and Yale, where I currently teach in Theater Studies. I also have a background in K-12 education, and enjoy working with younger children. While I was in graduate school I trained undergrad Education majors in using drama in the classroom, and I have had a lot of experience teaching academic subjects through the arts. My academic life has been split between reading/writing intensive work and creative work in dance and theater, and I always try to incorporate creative activities in the learning process. I have two little boys, one 5 1/2 and one 4, and I'm looking for ways to continue teaching but stay closer to home. I've formed lasting relationships with students over the years, and am still close with kids I taught right out of college; several former students performed at my wedding. I can help out your child with most subjects in the humanities or social sciences, depending on the level.

Education

Haverford College
University of Wisconsin-Madison - Madison, WI
Master's
University of Wisconsin-Madison - Madison, WI
PhD

Education

Haverford College

University of Wisconsin-Madison - Madison, WI (Master's)

University of Wisconsin-Madison - Madison, WI (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Roslindale, MA 02131

Jessica’s Subjects

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Sign Language
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English, Reading, SAT Reading,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Ballroom Dancing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Sign Language

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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