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State University of New York at Binghamton
Psychology
University of Arizona
Master's
University of Arizona
PhD

Education

State University of New York at Binghamton (Psychology)

University of Arizona (Master's)

University of Arizona (PhD)

About Jessica

Greetings! I have a Ph.D. in English and have worked as an instructor, tutor, and writing specialist for the past 15 years. I have taught reading and writing at Stanford, Columbia, Harvard, Case Western Reserve, and the University of Arizona. I offer the following services:

SAT Reading and Writing
The SAT Essay
SAT Essay Boot Camps
The College Essay
College Advising for International/ESL Students

I am a specialist in English as a Second Language and can provide extra support for ESL student/students who have arrived recently from another country.

I am excited to work with new students and help them succeed! I keep open lines of communication with parents and learners to make sure that I am providing them with the experience they desire! I look forward to working with you!

Please feel free to look at my profile on LinkedIn. My name is Jessica Gerard and I am located in San Jose, CA.
Greetings! I have a Ph.D. in English and have worked as an instructor, tutor, and writing specialist for the past 15 years. I have taught reading and writing at Stanford, Columbia, Harvard, Case Western Reserve, and the University of Arizona. I offer the following services:

SAT Reading and Writing
The SAT Essay
SAT Essay Boot
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Cupertino, CA 95014
In-person lessons
English:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, IELTS, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling,
IELTS, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, IELTS, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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College Counseling

I received my Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching from the University of Arizona in 2007. Since then, as an instructor of English and Director of ESL Writing at Case Western Reserve University (2008-2012) and then as a lecturer in English and Course Director of University Writing International at Columbia University (2012-2014), I have worked extensively with American and international first year students, both as an official advisor and as a classroom professor (writing courses). Given this first-hand experience helping students succeed at the college level, I can help students prepare to enter college, craft application essays, and answer general questions.

Writing

Jessica, Ph.D.

EXPERTISE/EXPERIENCE

Second Language Acquisition
Applied Linguistics
Writing Pedagogy
English (ESL) for Academic Purposes
Teaching the Seminar
Writing in the Disciplines
Writing Across the Curriculum
Teacher Training and Observation
Foundational Writing Skills
Program Management and Assessment
International Student Advising

COURSES TAUGHT

First Year Writing Intensive Seminar
First Year Composition
English for Academic Purposes
Intensive ESL/Integrated Skills
Introduction to Teaching ESL
Seminar in Second Language Acquisition (Graduate)
ESL Composition Pedagogy (Graduate)
Special Topics, ESL Composition (Graduate)

EDUCATION: University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Ph.D. Program in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, 2007
M.A., English Language and Linguistics, 2002
Specialization: Academic Literacy Development
State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY
B.A., Biological Psychology/Minor, International Studies
Golden Key National Honor Society

TEACHING/PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Columbia University, New York, NY
Department of English and Comparative Literature
Course Director, University Writing International (August 2012-June 2014)

• Taught topical, seminar-based critical reading/writing/research courses
• Developed and assessed services for international student writers via research into best practices, student/teacher interviews, and online survey platforms
• Managed and trained University Writing International instructional team
• Conducted ESL training workshops for faculty and Writing Center tutors
• Served as faculty mentor for graduate teaching assistants in the Department of English
• Observed, trained, and provided feedback to University Writing Instructors

Harvard University, Cambridge MA
English Language Institute
Instructor, Intensive English Summer Program
(June 2012- August 2012)

• Taught advanced English for Academic Purposes course to graduate and undergraduate students from a wide range of disciplines using a theme-based, task-oriented, integrated skills approach.

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Department of English
Director of ESL Writing Program/ Instructor of English
(August 2008-January 2012)

• Directed ESL program and instructional staff
• Taught topical, writing intensive seminars to International students
• Developed program curriculum
• Directed placement of ESL students into appropriate writing courses
• Conducted ESL training workshops for faculty and Writing Resource Center tutors
• Served as faculty mentor for graduate teaching assistants in the English Department
• Served as consultant for the International Teaching Assistant training program
• Served as international undergraduate student advisor
• Developed and co-led the Spoken English Language Tutoring program
• Served as faculty advisor and trainer for the International Student Mentoring Program and International Student Orientation Program
• Courses taught:


English 379/479: The Teaching of ESL Writing
This course prepares undergraduates and graduates to teach and tutor ESL students and provides a foundation for teaching English for Academic and Professional Purposes.

English 590: Independent Study-Advanced Topics in Second Language Writing
This course, reserved for experienced graduate students, covers advanced issues in linguistics, ESL composition pedagogy, and English for Academic and Professional Purposes relevant to writing tutors and instructors.

English Department Pedagogy Seminar (Co-instructor)
The Pedagogy Seminar is the required teacher-training course for new and experienced lecturers and graduate teaching assistants in the English Department.

FSCC 100: First Seminar
This ESL section of a first-year seminar prepares international students for critical reading, writing, presentation, and research in the college context.

FSCS 150: First Seminar Continuation (ESL) Academic English Writing
This English for Academic Purposes course provides additional support in the development of grammatical, lexical, and rhetorical competence as well as critical reading, presentation, and research skills.

State University of New York at Binghamton
Psychology
University of Arizona
Master's
University of Arizona
PhD

Education

State University of New York at Binghamton (Psychology)

University of Arizona (Master's)

University of Arizona (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $100.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jessica will travel within 15 miles of Cupertino, CA 95014.