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Jennifer B.

Los Altos, CA

$60/hour

Math Tutor, Pre-algebra through Pre-calculus and Statistics

In-person lessons
4.5 average from 136 ratings
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— Calvin, Palo Alto, CA on 6/20/14

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UC Santa Cruz

Education

UC Santa Cruz

About Jennifer

First I “check in” with the student to see where they are and what they need help with. I am knowledgeable about different learning styles and preferences and if I am able to determine that a particular student is stronger with learning visually rather than verbally, or vice versa, I can alter my tutoring style accordingly. For example, I use drawing pictures and graphs to explain concepts, instead of just describing them verbally. I am patient with students who need repeated explanations of concepts. After determining where the student needs help, I am able to explain the concepts and follow-up to make sure the student understands.

I have successfully tutored students in math at the community college level. When the student brings in worksheets, I go over the first problem or two, explaining the concepts and procedures needed to solve the problems. Then I watch the team member do the next problems to see if she has understood the concepts and procedures being taught.

Also, when the team member has taken a test or exam, we go over the incorrect answers to see what mistakes were made and re-emphasize the correct way to solve the problem. I also will explain to my students about preparing for exams, and what to do before, during and after an exam.

My tutoring experiences have included students in their late teens through the adult years.
First I “check in” with the student to see where they are and what they need help with. I am knowledgeable about different learning styles and preferences and if I am able to determine that a particular student is stronger with learning visually rather than verbally, or vice versa, I can alter my tutoring style accordingly. For example, I use Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Los Altos, CA 94022
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"The Best Tutor"

- Calvin, Palo Alto, CA on 6/20/14

"Extremely Patient"

- Lauren, Santa Clara, CA on 1/9/16

"Jennifer is very knowledgeable with statistics"

- Bennett, Belmont, CA on 11/16/15

"Perfect tutor for statistics!"

- Jessica, San Jose, CA on 10/28/15

"Knowledgeable"

- Marco, Redwood City, CA on 8/4/15

"Best tutor ever"

- Luke, Palo Alto, CA on 8/8/14

"Extremely patient"

- Marie, San Jose, CA on 7/19/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Itzel, Mountain View, CA on 5/8/14

"Insightful and patient teacher"

- Donna, Sunnyvale, CA on 3/19/14

"Great Tutor"

- Sandy, San Carlos, CA on 10/21/13

"Jennifer B. is an oustanding college math tutor. You couldn't do better"

- Judy, Sunnyvale, CA on 7/29/13

"Good and patient tutor!"

- Han, Saratoga, CA on 5/23/13

"Recommended!"

- Cynthia, Mountain View, CA on 5/19/13
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Elementary Math, Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Probability, Statistics,
Trigonometry
English:
English, Grammar,
Literature, Reading, Vocabulary,
Writing
Test Preparation:
GRE
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word
History:
American History,
Geography,
World History
Special Needs:
Aspergers,
Autism, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar,
Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Accounting,
GRE,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word

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.

Accounting

I have served as Assistant Treasurer for the League of Women Voters and am available to tutor classes in beginning and nonprofit accounting.

Algebra 1

I passed the Algebra I Tutor qualifying exam given by the Foothill College Pass the Torch program.

Algebra 2

I passed the Algebra II Tutor qualifying exam given by the Foothill College Pass the Torch program.

American History

I have a thorough knowledge of American history and have successfully assisted a high school student with creating an American history timeline, detailing the events in America in the 1930s.

Aspergers

I have experience tutoring students with Asperger's syndrome and am very familiar with the condition. I am also familiar with the different types of thinking patterns within the autism spectrum. First there is the Photo Realistic Visual Thinking Object Visualizers, who tend to be poor at algebra. Second are the Pattern Thinkers - Spatial Visualizer Music and Math, who tend to be poor at reading. Third are the Verbal Facts/Language Translation thinkers, who tend to be poor at drawing. Fourth are the Auditory Thinkers, who tend to have fragmented visual perception. There can also be mixtures of these thinking types. In my work with students I will try to determine which of these thinking types the student displays so I can build on their strengths.

While working with one student who had been diagnosed with Asperger's, I was able to help him raise his grade in statistics from an F to a B, but more importantly, I was able to figure out his learning style and match my tutoring to what he needed, as well as help him cope with his anxiety.

Biology

I have experience tutoring high school students in biology and have taken college level classes in cell biology, human biology, genetics, marine biology, physical anthropology and biopsychology.

Calculus

I have successfully completed four quarters of college calculus: single-variable differential, single-variable integral, vector calculus and double integral calculus.

Genetics

I have successfully tutored students in the subject of genetics and related topics such as cell biology and evolution. I have also completed a college course in Human Genetics.

Geography

I have a good knowledge of geography and I have taken several college-level courses in Geographic Information Systems(GIS).

Geometry

I have a thorough knowledge of geometry and have tutored students in grades 8-10 in geometry. I have successfully helped these students with solving geometry problems and writing geometry proofs.

Grammar

I have a thorough knowledge of English grammar and once received a perfect score on a grammar test.

GRE

I recently took the GRE using the 130-170 scoring scale. My scores were 161 Verbal, 158 Quantitative and 4.5 Analytical (essay portion, graded from 0-6).

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have extensive experience creating PowerPoint presentations. I once completed a series of presentations on juvenile law for a juvenile law attorney who also taught classes in juvenile law for social workers. She loved my slides so much she was literally jumping up and down with excitement while she was reviewing my slides.

Prealgebra

I have a thorough knowledge of pre-algebra concepts. I first studied pre-algebra in seventh grade and did very well in the class. To increase the chance of success for the student, I use both verbal and visual methods to explain the concepts.

Psychology

I have completed numerous college-level psychology courses including general psychology, social psychology, biopsychology, human development and human sexuality, as well as research methods and psychology statistics. I also have extensive knowledge of autism spectrum disorders and recently gave a presentation on autism to the psychology club at Foothill College.

Sociology

I have a BA in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Special Needs

I have tutored students with the special needs of Asperger's syndrome, high-functioning autism and nonverbal learning disorders and am very familiar with all three conditions. Recently I worked with a student who had been diagnosed with Asperger's. I was able to help him raise his grade in statistics from an F to a B, but more importantly, I was able to figure out his learning style and match my tutoring to what he needed, as well as help him cope with his anxiety.

Statistics

I am currently a graduate student in statistics at CSU East Bay in Hayward.

I have successfully tutored students in statistics ranging in academic level from high school through graduate school. I served as a peer tutor in statistics for two quarters at Foothill College through their Pass the Torch program. One student I worked with had previously failed the statistics class but received 100% on a quiz and 8 out of 10 on his statistics midterm after I began tutoring him.

Vocabulary

I have an extensive vocabulary and once served as the word-of-the-day coordinator for my office.

Writing

I am an expert writer. I have written everything from essays, poetry, and short stories to academic research papers in psychology and sociology to legal documents. I have always been highly praised for my work. Recently, I helped a 10th grade boy complete an English essay on The Great Gatsby as well as several biology essays.

UC Santa Cruz

Education

UC Santa Cruz

The Best Tutor — I just completed a course titled Applied Statistics for Psychology. In the beginning I had big fears concerning this course. I was very fortunate to find a tutor close to where I live through WyzAnt, her name is Jennifer B. She really came through for me with flying colors to make it her mission to help me to succeed in this course. Jennifer came to my rescue and into my home twice a week for nine ...

— Calvin, Palo Alto, CA on 6/20/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jennifer will travel within 10 miles of Los Altos, CA 94022.