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Jennifer Z.

Experienced, Patient, and Engaging Tutor Committed to Excellence!

Experienced, Patient, and Engaging Tutor Committed to Excellence!

$60/hour

  • 202 hours tutoring

  • Silver Lake Los Angeles, CA 90027

About Jennifer


Bio

A graduate of USC (a proud Trojan...fight on!), I have a deep passion for tutoring and teaching. I started my own tutoring business when I was in high school and have enjoyed it ever since then. Learning is one of my favorite things in life, and I try to pass that enthusiasm on to my students. An aspiring director, I use my theatre skills in tutoring by connecting with a wide variety of people, improvising new ways to communicate the material, and engaging interest in the subject matter....

A graduate of USC (a proud Trojan...fight on!), I have a deep passion for tutoring and teaching. I started my own tutoring business when I was in high school and have enjoyed it ever since then. Learning is one of my favorite things in life, and I try to pass that enthusiasm on to my students. An aspiring director, I use my theatre skills in tutoring by connecting with a wide variety of people, improvising new ways to communicate the material, and engaging interest in the subject matter. Friendly, dependable, and approachable, I am always willing to go the extra mile with my students of all ages and abilities. While I tutor in a wide variety of subjects, I especially enjoy math and writing skills. Math was always one of my favorite subjects in school, and I enjoy the process of communicating those concepts to students. Writing is also exciting for me to tutor because I am fascinated by my students' perspectives and how to make those stronger in their own writing. In my free time, I love going to concerts and plays, reading, cooking, crossword puzzles, and exploring Los Angeles.

I recently moved back to Los Angeles from NYC, where I taught at two private schools specializing in one on one education. Most of these students had learning and behavior disabilities, and my experience in meeting students where they are at aided in their improvement. I learned many strategies for helping students with various abilities.

Math has always made sense to me. I was lucky enough to have some great math teachers growing up who taught me the importance of showing my work and breaking down the steps. I earned a 5 on my AP Calculus AB test, so I'm proficient in math skills up to that level. I love finding new ways to present the material to my students so that they always understand.

Reading is one of my greatest loves. I enjoy the written word and communicating with others. I love to pass on that enthusiasm to my students. I am interested in concrete strategies to encourage improvement. I have vast experience in all areas of English.

Incredibly patient and understanding, I know how to work with young students. Since I have the experience of working with older students, I know which foundational skills are essential for younger students to understand. I know how to keep younger ones engaged and focused.

Looking forward to working and learning together!


Education

University of Southern California
Theatre

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $60 for in-person / $60 for online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90027
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/14/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have over 10 years of tutoring experience with K-6th grade students. Through my experience, I have volunteered at an elementary after school program, privately tutored, and tutored through an agency. Teachers at the elementary school constantly referred me to their students' families. I have multiple references and those same students used me again when they were in middle and high school. Over the years, I have listened to many young students and helped them overcome their fears and insecurities. I remember one specific student who struggled with all subjects and expressing his feelings. Through constant work with him, we were able to improve in every subject and his mom and teacher were very excited about his progress. I also have lots of experience tutoring older students and therefore, understand which concepts need to be reinforced for future excellence. I can tutor in all elementary subjects, but find that reading and math are usually the ones we focus on the most. For example, I know which math concepts to drill (addition and subtraction fact families, times tables, place value knowledge, etc.) so more complex material is easier to learn. I stress showing work and breaking down the material so it less confusing. I also know how to go through reading and test for comprehension. I encourage discipline and focus in our sessions so that progress can be made. I am an engaging tutor with lots of patience for young student's energy!
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary

English

ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

History

American History, Geography

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have over 10 years of tutoring experience with K-6th grade students. Through my experience, I have volunteered at an elementary after school program, privately tutored, and tutored through an agency. Teachers at the elementary school constantly referred me to their students' families. I have multiple references and those same students used me again when they were in middle and high school. Over the years, I have listened to many young students and helped them overcome their fears and insecurities. I remember one specific student who struggled with all subjects and expressing his feelings. Through constant work with him, we were able to improve in every subject and his mom and teacher were very excited about his progress. I also have lots of experience tutoring older students and therefore, understand which concepts need to be reinforced for future excellence. I can tutor in all elementary subjects, but find that reading and math are usually the ones we focus on the most. For example, I know which math concepts to drill (addition and subtraction fact families, times tables, place value knowledge, etc.) so more complex material is easier to learn. I stress showing work and breaking down the material so it less confusing. I also know how to go through reading and test for comprehension. I encourage discipline and focus in our sessions so that progress can be made. I am an engaging tutor with lots of patience for young student's energy!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have tutored the SAT for the past nine years and know the updated test. I understand how to break down difficult concepts, as well as help the student find strategies that enable them to find success.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL

Math

SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have tutored the SAT for the past nine years and know the updated test. I understand how to break down difficult concepts, as well as help the student find strategies that enable them to find success.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have over 10 years of tutoring experience with K-6th grade students. Through my experience, I have volunteered at an elementary after school program, privately tutored, and tutored through an agency. Teachers at the elementary school constantly referred me to their students' families. I have multiple references and those same students used me again when they were in middle and high school. Over the years, I have listened to many young students and helped them overcome their fears and insecurities. I remember one specific student who struggled with all subjects and expressing his feelings. Through constant work with him, we were able to improve in every subject and his mom and teacher were very excited about his progress. I also have lots of experience tutoring older students and therefore, understand which concepts need to be reinforced for future excellence. I can tutor in all elementary subjects, but find that reading and math are usually the ones we focus on the most. For example, I know which math concepts to drill (addition and subtraction fact families, times tables, place value knowledge, etc.) so more complex material is easier to learn. I stress showing work and breaking down the material so it less confusing. I also know how to go through reading and test for comprehension. I encourage discipline and focus in our sessions so that progress can be made. I am an engaging tutor with lots of patience for young student's energy!
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, Study Skills, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL, Geography, Study Skills

Special Needs

Phonics, Study Skills

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have over 10 years of tutoring experience with K-6th grade students. Through my experience, I have volunteered at an elementary after school program, privately tutored, and tutored through an agency. Teachers at the elementary school constantly referred me to their students' families. I have multiple references and those same students used me again when they were in middle and high school. Over the years, I have listened to many young students and helped them overcome their fears and insecurities. I remember one specific student who struggled with all subjects and expressing his feelings. Through constant work with him, we were able to improve in every subject and his mom and teacher were very excited about his progress. I also have lots of experience tutoring older students and therefore, understand which concepts need to be reinforced for future excellence. I can tutor in all elementary subjects, but find that reading and math are usually the ones we focus on the most. For example, I know which math concepts to drill (addition and subtraction fact families, times tables, place value knowledge, etc.) so more complex material is easier to learn. I stress showing work and breaking down the material so it less confusing. I also know how to go through reading and test for comprehension. I encourage discipline and focus in our sessions so that progress can be made. I am an engaging tutor with lots of patience for young student's energy!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have tutored the SAT for the past nine years and know the updated test. I understand how to break down difficult concepts, as well as help the student find strategies that enable them to find success.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, ESL/ESOL, GED, Geometry, Reading, Study Skills, Writing

Test Preparation

SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have tutored the SAT for the past nine years and know the updated test. I understand how to break down difficult concepts, as well as help the student find strategies that enable them to find success.
ACT English, ACT Math, GED, SAT Reading, SSAT

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Excellent math tutor

Jennifer was very attuned to my daughter's learning style in the very first lesson. She made sure she understood the math conceptually rather than just through memorizing formulas. We have tried a few math tutors in the past. Jennifer is the first tutor that my daughter wanted to work with a second time. Hooray!! We are thrilled to have finally found a great fit.

Stefanie, 7 lessons with Jennifer

Really happy with Jennifer

Always on time, stable, and a very professional approach. We have had many tutors so far, and completely satisfied with her in every way.

Yuri, 24 lessons with Jennifer

Jennifer works for us!

We've been with Jennifer a short time but my son is responding very well. She is doing a great job engaging him on homework and ELA/Math testing help. I'm happy to have found someone who is kind and knowledgable to help with my sons needs.

Samantha, 10 lessons with Jennifer

Focused/Smart/Attentive

Jennifer is amazing with my fourth grader in helping her to be a better writer. When I asked my 9 year old why she likes Jennifer she said, "I tell her what I am working on in school and she then proceeds to help me be better at that very thing". What more can one ask for?

Raymond, 22 lessons with Jennifer

Excellent

My son was very eager and enthusiastic right when he met Jennifer. Jennifer brought materials and worked on strengthening my son's writing skills. She came prepared and they worked steadily through the session. She is definitely setting up my son for success.

Declan, 1 lesson with Jennifer
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Response time: 7 hours

$60/hour

Jennifer Z.

$60/hour

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Response time: 7 hours