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Jeanette K.

Tucson, AZ

$35/hour

English and Math Tutor with PhD in Linguistics

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Baylor University
Engineering
Florida State University (FSU)
Master's
Princeton University
PhD

Education

Baylor University (Engineering)

Florida State University (FSU) (Master's)

Princeton University (PhD)

About Jeanette

I love to work with students, but my primary job is to make myself unnecessary. To do that, we have to work together. If you tell me "I don't know" in answer to a question, I'll take that as an invitation to ask you more questions to help you figure out the answer for yourself.

My teaching background is varied. I've taught college students basic Russian; adult learners from every walk of life in English as a Second Language; basic literacy and math; and essay writing for high school and college students. In each case I love the personal interaction with the student and I like to see their eyes light up as they succeed.

As a student who once struggled myself, I know full well how difficult school can be. I also know how much you can achieve when you get your confidence. I believe in the potential of every student to excel and to do far more than they dreamed of doing.

I was afraid of math when I was a child and struggled in it, so I know how intimidating it can be. I also discovered how much fun it can be to solve problems. I have a degree in Engineering, so I definitely have experience with math.

I taught ESL while I was in graduate school. I've worked as an editor for the last eleven years so I know how English works--in fact, I'm something of a grammar cop. I am passionate about the English language, which is one reason why I obtained an advanced degree in linguistics.

Most recently, I tutored students in writing at Tallahassee Community College. We worked on basic mechanics such as grammar and punctuation, but we also worked to make the essays stronger by improving organization.

I was a late bloomer in school--I know what it is like to struggle and to do everything you can to avoid doing school work. But I also know the thrill of success when you discover talent you never knew you had. My early teachers had low expectations of me, but I went on to get a PhD from Princeton University. I know from personal experience that you can do far more than you thought you could.
I love to work with students, but my primary job is to make myself unnecessary. To do that, we have to work together. If you tell me "I don't know" in answer to a question, I'll take that as an invitation to ask you more questions to help you figure out the answer for yourself.

My teaching background is varied. I've taught college
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Tucson, AZ 85710
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Russian,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

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English

I am qualified in English grammar, punctuation, spelling, and composition.

Russian

I have a Master's degree in Slavic Languages & Literatures from Florida State University and a PhD in Slavic & Theoretical Linguistics from Princeton University. I taught a semester of beginning-level Russian at both FSU and Princeton. I also did some private tutoring. For the last eleven years I have worked as an editor for a translation company that specializes is translating from Russian to English.

Writing

I have experience as a writing tutor at Tallahassee Community College, twelve years as the lead editor at a Language Service, and ten years' experience writing research papers in graduate school, including a 200+ page dissertation.

Baylor University
Engineering
Florida State University (FSU)
Master's
Princeton University
PhD

Education

Baylor University (Engineering)

Florida State University (FSU) (Master's)

Princeton University (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jeanette will travel within 20 miles of Tucson, AZ 85710.