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My name is Jacqueline G. and I have spent more than 20 years working in education. My photos above give you some sense of the range of students I have taught and counseled, the fun we have had, and the support I give my families. My practice area at WyzAnt centers around college counseling and advising, standardized test preparation and subject area tutoring for K-12 and college. I offer lower tutoring rates for elementary and middle-school students:$50/hr. My office is in Annapolis and I serve Bowie, Greenbelt, Montgomery and Howard County via the local libraries. I should be able to conveniently meet your tutoring needs. Go to one of the sections listed below to find information.
I. STANDARDIZED TEST PREPARATION- PSAT/SAT/ACT $75/hr
Get ready for the September and October testing season by signing up today for the PSAT, SAT, SAT IIs or ACT exam preparation. Standardized test preparation is one of the essential steps to admission to most colleges and qualifying for merit aid. I prepare a personalized plan to help your child ensure strong performance on the ACT, SAT, SAT IIs, and PSAT examinations. Many families come to me after the failure of prepackaged programs to significantly improve their child's score. The testing plan I develop for your family will reflect a comprehensive diagnosis of how your child performs on tests so that we focus most of our time on strengthening areas where he or she is weak, versus a scattershot approach of "one size fits all."
I also offer flat -rate practice tests with evaluation and study recommendations for these exams. Up until the exams, come by our Annapolis or Bowie locations for a full practice test with scoring of the SAT, PSAT or ACT and prep recommendations for $175. AP Exams are $75.00 Testing is available from 8-12 in Annapolis at the mall location and 2-5 by appointment on Saturday afternoons in Bowie at the South Bowie Library.
II. COLLEGE COUNSELING-Summer Special $65/hr for new clients who book appointments by July 31st
My college counseling practice advises families to help their children select and qualify for the most competitive colleges in America. I have helped students complete hundreds of applications to college. This was another banner year for my client admits: American University (multiple admissions with merit scholarships), Bard College, Bowie State, Bowling Green (golf scholarship), Bucknell (multiple admissions), Clemson, College of Charleston (multiple admissions), Coastal Carolina (multiple admissions), Drew (full scholarship), University of Delaware, Drexel University, Elon (multiple admissions plus Leadership Scholarship), Flagler, Furman (scholarship), George Mason (multiple admissions), High Point (multiple admissions), Lehigh (multiple admissions), Fordham University, James Madison University (multiple admissions), University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina-Raleigh, University of North Carolina-Charlotte (multiple admissions), University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Northwestern University, Pennsylvania State University-State College (multiple admissions), University of Pittsburgh, Purdue, Rice, University of Rochester, Syracuse, University of Maryland-College Park (multiple admissions, including honors college), University of Michigan (Engineering), New York University (multiple admissions), University of South Carolina at Columbia (multiple admissions), San Diego State, Towson University (multiple admissions), University of Tampa (multiple admissions), Villanova, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Virginia (multiple admissions), Wake Forest (multiple admissions), Vanderbilt, University of Washington-Seattle, Wesleyan (Connecticut), and University of West Virginia (multiple admissions). Every student interested in financial aid that I worked with received a merit award in at least one school as part of their financial aid package. I have personally visited and met with admissions staff at more than 100 colleges around the country. As the Regional Coordinator for the Higher Education Consultants Association, I am devoted to placing students in colleges that will change their lives. Let me help your family.
III. Summer Study Courses: Pre-AP/IB/Math Bootcamps/Language Arts
Summer is the time to help middle schools students make the transition to high school, or to help regular high school students improve their readiness for AP, IB and honors courses. My one-on-one or small group classes get your student ready for the demanding work of AP, IB and honors classes. Math boot camps are available for those struggling with elementary math and pre-algebra concepts.
For AP exams, I have taken authorized classes by the College Board and earned their certification to teach A.P. U.S. History, World History, U.S. Government and Politics, Comparative Government and Politics, English Language and Composition, and English Literature and Language. I am an experienced teacher who taught these subjects as a faculty member in colleges, and at college preparatory high schools such as St. Albans School for Boys, the National Cathedral School for Girls and Georgetown Day.
Visit my course descriptions for a full listing of all my tutoring subjects.
V. Cancellations and Missed Appointments
As mentioned in my profile, there is a fee assessed for appointments cancelled or missed with less than 24 hours notice. Late cancellations occur a fee of $25. Missed appointments will be billed the amount of 1 hour of tutoring: $75.00.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I look forward to helping you with all your tutoring needs.
I will assist students in introductory accounting classes. I can help with understanding accounting vocabulary, t-sheets, financial statement preparation and analysis, introductory cost accounting, and managerial accounting.
I help students understand the English portion of the test, including how to determine sentence errors, strengthen sentence structure and order paragraphs. Time is also spent helping students understand how to read each of the passages on the test and to be strategic about answering the reading questions. The science section of the reading, as well as the science section that covers data sets is also reviewed. Students learn not to be intimidated by the science section and to understand that it is more of a reading test than a formula exam. If the student elects to include the ACT with writing, I teach students how to design and develop an effective essay.
I help students understand how to read and analyze the four portions of the ACT reading section: English, Social Studies, Science and the Humanities. Attention is given to developing reading comprehension skills, discerning the answers in multiple choice questions, and pacing work throughout the sections. Students with special needs are taught various test taking strategies to help them, particularly if they have trouble retaining information in the passages. Students are taught efficiency aids to ensure they will accumulate the most points possible in this section. If the student has elected to take the ACT writing portion, time is also given to practicing the essay portion of the exam.
I tutor for the general---as well as AP---U.S. History courses, helping your child master content from pre-Columbian American through contemporary times. For those who are A.P. bound, I will also help you master the art of the DBQ and the other types of essays likely to appear on the exam. I provide strategies for managing time and content in the exam. I am certified in teaching A.P. U.S. History by the College Board, which prepares and administers the A.P. exam.
I studied ballet throughout college at Harvard and professionally in New York City for many years, along with modern and jazz dance. The schools I attended were the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center in New York, the Phil Black Dance Center in New York and the The Joy of Movement dance center in Boston. My focus is on offering beginning ballet, jazz and modern to children and adults.
As a Harvard MBA, I have been specifically trained in all aspects of business management: accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, strategic planning, business strategy development, competitive analysis and business system design. I can help you any of these topics. I am particularly skilled at helping students master the case study method of teaching.
I offer two types of career counseling: general job search services and career training specifically for teachers.
For general job search I provide resume writing and design, cover letter composition assistance, and interview practice.
For teachers, I offer those same general services as well as PRAXIS preparation, lesson plan training and classroom management techniques. I am experienced in coaching and counseling teachers. I am especially good at helping teachers that are new to AP teaching develop class room delivery skills and lesson planning for the AP English, History, and Government and Politics.
I managed the student services department of the National Air and Space Museum to provide high school and college internships, school partnerships and other intensive study opportunities for students and teachers seeking academic enrichment.
I helped the District of Columbia School System develop quality content and teacher training in science education for the Roper Middle School of Mathematics, Science and Technology, as part of an National Science Foundation Urban Systemic Initiative Award.
I produced a Wye River-Aspen Institute conference on revitalizing national standards for public policy graduate education, with specific emphasis on teaching the impact of non-profits and the private sector in public service delivery. The deans of the nation's top ranked public policy schools attended the conference, as well as leading representatives of government, non-profit organizations, the National Association of Public Administrators and the Council for Excellence in Government. Curriculum was used to help establish career skills needed for public policy students.
I work with students to develop a college profile, select the right courses, time and prepare for standardized testing, essay writing and selection of courses for colleges. As needed, I assist in the financial and merit aid search, helping kids compete for college-specific and national awards. I am there to guide students and their families through each part of the process, providing assistance as needed and serving as a liaison between the family, high school and the prospective colleges.
I tutor only for the introductory survey course in Economics, often referred to as Econ101. While I teach the calculations of basic economic indicators (GDP, GNP, etc), my primary emphasis is on helping students understand economic theory, introductory economic concepts (the firm, demand curves, calculation of economic indicators, etc) and the theories of leading historical economists who have influenced how economics should be used for policy formulation. Thus I teach economics more as a social science and policy tool than as a mathematical field. Therefore I am best tutoring those who are being taught by teachers and professors with this orientation toward economics.
I work one-on-one or in very small groups to help students grasp the mathematical concepts. I am experienced in teaching the MD MSA and Common Core standards for elementary math: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division (basic and long), rounding, fractions, factors and multiples, conversions (English to metric/Farenheit to Celcius), measurement, time, geometric shapes, area and perimeter calculations, money, decimals, positive and negative numbers, statistics using mean, median and mode, solving simple equations and word problems. I am skilled at explaining complicated concepts in hands-on methods that keep children learning and interested.
Certified AP English Composition and AP English Literature. Can help high school, college and graduate students with literary criticism and analysis, structuring analytical and argument papers, understanding complex fiction and non-fiction and preparing for English exams. Work with ESOL/ESL students.
I have taught Pilates, aerobic and anaerobic exercise for many years. My professional experience includes managing the Dance and Fitness program for Harvard Business School students in Boston. I have also been a private instructor. I studied at the Alvin Ailey school in New York, the Joy of Movement in Cambridge, MA and the Phil Black Dance Company in New York. For six years, I was a professional member of the Expansions Dance Company in Boston.
As an MBA from Harvard, I can help you with the GMAT exam. My greatest strength is on the Analytical Writing and Verbal sections of the test, but I can also help you with Data Reasoning portion of the test. Talk to me also about assistance in completing your graduate business school applications.
I tutor for the general American Government class as well as AP U.S. Government and Politics and A.P. Comparative Government and Politics courses. I am skilled at helping your child master U.S. Government content from the origins of American democracy through contemporary times. I am very strong in the teaching of the toughest parts of the U.S. Government and Politics exam: constitutional underpinnings for our government, federalism, political beliefs and behavior, and the Supreme Court and its cases. For those who are A.P. bound, I will also help you master the art of the FRQ---free response question---the only type of essay on this exam. I am certified in teaching A.P. U.S. Government and Politics by the College Board, which prepares and administers the A.P. exam.
Taking Comparative Government and politics? I am one of the rare tutors who can teach information needed on the six important countries and their policies for the Comparative Politics and Government exam.
Can help edit and proofread writing for grammatical errors. Can teach the components of English grammar. Prepare students for standardized tests on English grammar (AP English Composition, SAT, PSAT and ACT.
I help students with the Analytical Writing and Verbal Reasoning portions of the test. I am particularly skilled in helping students understand argumentation, both for the creation of an argument and analyzing how others reason. Sessions include a focus on reading comprehension, text completion and understanding the sentence equivalence portions of the test.
I can help students studying law in government, business law classes and law school. Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and corporate law are my specialties. I have a very thorough knowledge of law related to civil rights and civil liberties. I can also help students studying corporate organization and entrepreneurial management understand forms of incorporation, partnerships and proprietary business management.
I can help all students develop a better ability to read challenging texts and be able to analyze, discuss and provide important written literary criticism. For high school and graduate students, I can help you with assignments related to literary research. Finally, I can tutor for A.P. English Literature and provide the essential skills for writing the exam's essays and list of texts and vocabulary necessary to be ready for the exam.
As a Harvard MBA, I am skilled in teaching the fundamentals of marketing: understanding market share, breakeven, the four Ps (product, price, place and promotion) and business model design for new technology industries. I can help you understand the important roles of advertising, sales, customer franchise and product life cycle management. For those of you learning through case study methods, can teach the all important approach to managing large cases with multiple sources of data. I am particularly interested in marketing for new business development and entrepreneurial management.
I teach students who need beginning as well as some advanced uses of Microsoft Excel. For beginners, I teach the basics of using Microsoft Excel: opening a spreadsheet, defining cells, creating formulas, importing graphics, and creating charts and graphs. For more advanced users, I can work with you on spreadsheet design and analysis for specialized work, e.g. profit and loss statements, real estate investment analysis, accounting information and grading programs for educators. I prefer to work with beginning or those working with established pro forma spreadsheets who need help in knowing how to interpret or enter data into such sheets. I also help those interested in using company designed spreadsheets better for performance analysis or creating information for upper management presentations.
Teach students the basics of Microsoft Powerpoint, as well as advanced applications. Can help users write and prepare major presentations, add special effects, imagery and animation. Particularly skilled in helping educators integrate Power Point and other multimedia into the classroom.
Teach the basics of Microsoft Word from getting started to more advanced uses. Help students master tool bars and make use of templates. Can help with design of tables, merge functions and image/object search and placement. Excellent at using Microsoft Word for major publication production.
I have studied piano since the third grade. My study includes the Michael Aaron piano course through the third grade book (beginning of classical composition), Carl Fischer series and various blues music books. I am experienced in gospel music, blues and jazz. My skill set makes me able to teach beginning piano to elementary children. If I were teaching the child my plan would be as follows:
1)Introduce students to the piano staff, treble and bass clefts and the notes that go with them
2) Orient the student to the names of the notes, their placement within the clefs and on the piano keyboard, beginning with the key of C major.
3) Teach students correct piano posture and fingering.
4) Use the numbered fingering technique to get students comfortable with reading music---they will learn the notes and the correct fingering associated with playing each note.
5) Introduce students to rhythm and count signatures
6)Introduce students to measures, rests, repeats, and other symbols within the staff
7)Introduce students to notation---how to identify notes and know the rhythms associated with each
8)Introduce students to chords
9) Use a music book that helps students build complexity of play
10) Explain musical interpretation and Italian terminology
12)Ensure students can recognize and play the major keys and play their scales
1)Teach more advanced chord notation including inverted chords and dominant seventh
2)Introduce more complex timing and rhythmic notations. Students will learn sixteenths, 2/2 time, syncopation, appogiaturas and other nuances of note usage.
3)Expand the complexity of music the student plays. Introduce more challenging right and left hand compositions.
4) Teach the student arpeggios.
5) Teach the student modulation.
6) Teach the student to begin to play modified versions of complex classical compositions.
7) Introduce the student to popular forms of music, including how to use chord notation and sketch books to produce popular forms of music.
8) Prepare student for first recital.
Can help with proofreading manuscripts and other material. Knowledge of several styles.
For years, I have taught journalism and public speaking in schools. I have also been a public speaker myself, having appeared on television, radio and in a number of professional presentations. Here is a list of my media appearances and professional presentations:
Featured guest, Morning Drive, WTOP Radio, "Wikipedia in the Classroom."
Featured guest, The Today Show, NBC TV
Featured guest, CNN News Featured guest, FOX Morning News
Featured guest, Profiles with Craig Thompson, UPN
Featured guest, Cathy Hughes Show, TVOne/Radio One Network
Featured guest, Evening Exchange, WHUT TV
Featured guest, Black History Month Special, C SPAN
Juror, “Miller’s Court,” WGBH-TV Boston
Featured Guest, One Washington, WDCA TV
Featured guest, Banister's Forum, Public Television Stations
Former Producer/spokesperson, Smithsonian Weekly radio heard on WDCU, WOL and WHUR FM stations-FM
Executive Producer for the Smithsonian, "America's Black Forum: The Black Vote 2000"
Featured guest, Inside Edition, WEAA-FM
Featured guest, One Mic, WEAA-FM
Featured guest, Metrotalk, WJZE FM
Featured guest, Patrick Ellis Show, WHUR
Featured guest, Daily Drum/Insight Segment, WHUR FM
Featured guest, Crosstalk WDCU FM
Featured guest, Morning Show, WGAY FM
Featured guest, Morning Show, WUST AM
? 2007 Hall of Fame, Memphis City Schools Awards program, awardee, televised speaker and presenter
?"ReThinking the Evaluation of Public Charter Schools: Lessons from the Private Sector," at the 2007 Maryland Charter School Conference
?"Time2Dream or Graduation@The Speed of Thought (with apologies to Bill Gates)," commencement speech for Potomac College
?"The Flowers Challenge," Senior commitment day speech at the Charles Herbert Flowers High School. Invited by vote of students and faculty
? “ e-cause: New Models of Philanthropy in the New Economy – Case Studies in Public/Private Partnerships,” presented at Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management for the non-profit management MBA program
?"Rethinking African American Studies: An Agenda for the 21st Century," for George Mason University, Scholar in Residence presentation
?"Public-Private Partnerships in Science Education for African American Communities: Case Studies from the Smithsonian," for George Mason University
?"African American Women and the Shaping of Public Policy," for George Mason University
?“Opportunities for Philanthropy in Public K-12 Education: A Model for Alumni/School Partnerships,” presented to the Melrose Alumni Network-Atlanta Metropolitan Chapter
?"Across the Digital Divide: African American Success Stories in the New Economy" for George Mason University
?“African American Studies at the Smithsonian: A Model for Black Middle Class Support,” presented at the Association of African American Fundraising Officers
?“Marketing to African American Audiences,” at the National Direct Marketing Association
?“Marketing to New Audiences” seminar designed and taught for Smithsonian’s Office of Museum Programs
?“New Program and Audience Development,” for Mid Atlantic National University and Continuing Education Association regional meeting
? “Contemporary Challenges for Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” for the Federal Women’s Program • “Marketing the Arts to New Audiences,” for the Cultural Alliance of Washington • “Young Leadership and Your Museum,” for the Naval Museum of Pensacola and Leadership Pensacola
I work to help students improve their ability to comprehend what they read, to glean the key points from text and to be able to write about what they have read in prose that is lucid and builds a clear and compelling argument. I also help students be able to read fiction and poetry and explicate the material. I provide relevant contextual information to help students understand difficult and challenging writers. In this regard, I prepare students with an eye toward the types of classroom assignments and standardized tests they will ultimately face related to reading. I have taught AP English Literature and Composition, and am a former journalism advisor.
I will thoroughly prepare your child for the critical reading, writing and essay portions of the SAT. This includes a review of your child's performance on the test for a customized plan of study. I can work with the student one-on-one or for those who need lower costs, in a small group session of no more than 5-10 children. Contact me for details.
The essay is one of the hardest portions of the SAT and one that is 1/3 of the writing score. I understand the writing style needed for this essay and will help your child learn the critical steps needed to lift their SAT essay score. I can work with your child one-on-one or in a small group setting (no more than 5-10 children). Techniques learned for the SAT will help your child with future writing assignments in all classes, particularly AP essays.
I work best as an introductory Spanish tutor for those new to the language. I work well with elementary and middle school children, using the best materials and workbooks to help young children learn the language. For high school students, I can help with the reading of challenging Spanish texts in the original language and in conversing to build fluency.
Help high school students build vocabulary with exercises, games and drills. Excellent preparation for standardized testing.
I am Certified by the College Board to teach A.P. World History. I can help kids with survey courses, preparing Document Based Questions, Change over Time and Compare and Contrast essays that are standard on the exam. I am able to teach both world chronology and the themes associated with the A.P. test. Particular research and teaching focus on Africa, the Middle East, and China. World History can be an overwhelming and difficult course to master if the student's teacher does not understand the nuances of the exam; I am very skilled in helping students master both the test taking skills and content competencies associated with the test.
Amazing Tutor! Amazing Results! — Ms. Jackie is one of the best around, if not the best! I came to her, looking to improve my SAT scores. She offered to pursue the ACT instead and coached me through every aspect of it. With her guidance, I went from scoring a 27 composite score on practice tests to a 33 composite score on test day! Even my reading score, which is my weakest subject, was a 32. She knows the entire test in and out, ...
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