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Jessica P.

Math and Science Teacher

Hillsboro, OR (97123)

Travel radius
30 miles
Hourly fee
$50.00
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Hello! I am a highly energetic teacher certified in grades 6-12 for all levels of math and all subjects of science (chemistry, physics, biology, physical science) with a Gifted Endorsement. While in college and graduate school I worked as a teaching assistant in classes including general, organic and physical chemistry and tutored students in calculus. Like many scientists, I have excellent content knowledge across many subjects. What sets me apart is that I am able to identify a student’s strengths and weaknesses quickly and immediately change my teaching strategies and create practice problems on the spot to fit their unique needs. Furthermore, I patiently guide students to problem solve and identify patterns rather than memorize individual concepts. I am happy to negotiate a lower rate for scheduling multiple hours of tutoring. Thank you for considering me as your tutor.

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Jessica’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Science:
ACT Science, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

ACT Math

I have taken many standardized tests myself; and as a public school teacher, I have taught students many test-taking strategies. In particular, I teach ways to get a multiple choice math question right without knowing the “correct” way of solving the problem. Of course, I also tutor students to master the subject, not just the test.

Algebra 2

Algebra is one of the most useful tools math has to offer. It is the bridge from elementary to advanced mathematics and is essential for many real-world applications of math. Some people are abstract thinkers and algebra comes very easily to them. Other people are more concrete and can find algebra frustrating unless they are allowed to investigate the very real patterns that are at its core. Either way, I am here to help students explore and master the subject with a variety of strategies to fit every learner.

ASVAB

The ASVAB is primarily a test of math and science, which I have ample experience studying, tutoring, and teaching. In addition to the subject matter, I teach test-taking strategies to increase confidence and reduce testing anxiety.

Calculus

In college I tutored my classmates in calculus and I continued to tutor physical chemistry students in calculus while I was a graduate student at the Georgia Institute of Technology. There are only a few rules to memorize in calculus, after that it is all about pattern recognition, just like algebra.

Chemistry

I have a MS in chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a BA in chemistry from Northwestern University. I have tutored college students in organic chemistry and I was recruited to work as a teaching assistant (TA) for general chemistry lab after being one of the strongest students in the course my freshman year of college. I also worked as a TA for organic, analytical and physical chemistry at Georgia Tech.I teach students to recognize patterns rather than memorize discrete pieces of information.

Organic Chemistry

I have a MS in chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology and earned A's and A-'s in graduate level organic chemistry classes including organic synthesis and catalysis. I also was a TA for organic and analytical chemistry labs.
I have BA in chemistry from Northwestern University and tutored students in organic chemistry after I had completed the course with an A- myself. I was recruited to work as a TA for general chemistry lab after being one of the strongest students in the course my freshman year. I took several graduate level classes in organic and physical organic chemistry while an undergraduate, earning an A in each.

SAT Math

I am a certified teacher of math and science for grades 6-12. I have taken many standardized tests myself; and as a public school teacher, I have taught students how to improve their scores and not just pass, but exceed the standard expectations. I teach several ways to get a multiple choice math question right without knowing the “correct” way of solving the problem. Of course, I also tutor students to master the subject, not just the test.

SAT Reading

Preparation for the SAT usually begins with a diagnostic test to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the student. I use the test results to create a plan of study tailored to the needs of the student. Practice tests are also taken to help monitor progress and adjust the study plan as needed.

Study Skills

I have worked with students from ages 13-40 on study skills and breaking a subject into manageable steps to mastery. Today, there is so much information available that it can be overwhelming. I teach students to identify and organize the most important information either electronically or on paper depending on their preferences. Next, we work on setting SMART goals (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely) and having clear checkpoints to assess and celebrate progress.

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Education

Northwestern University (Chemistry)

Georgia Institute of Technology (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Schedule multiple hours for a discount: 1 hour $50 5 hours $225 10% Savings 10 hours $400 20% Savings

Travel policy

Jessica will travel within 30 miles of Hillsboro, OR 97123.

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