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Jessica N.

PhD and experienced tutor helps with all verbal subjects

PhD and experienced tutor helps with all verbal subjects

$50/hour

  • 174 hours tutoring

About Jessica


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Hello! Thank you for your interest in my profile. My name is Jessica, and I'm an experienced tutor who recently completed my PhD in Political Science. I work in survey research and data analytics, and I enjoy tutoring outside of work because it's so rewarding to work with students.
I have expertise in any verbal subject, including ESL, reading (comprehension, analysis; all levels), writing (creative, persuasive, expository, etc; all levels), GRE Verbal or Writing, SAT Verbal or Writing,...

Hello! Thank you for your interest in my profile. My name is Jessica, and I'm an experienced tutor who recently completed my PhD in Political Science. I work in survey research and data analytics, and I enjoy tutoring outside of work because it's so rewarding to work with students.
I have expertise in any verbal subject, including ESL, reading (comprehension, analysis; all levels), writing (creative, persuasive, expository, etc; all levels), GRE Verbal or Writing, SAT Verbal or Writing, vocabulary, and grammar. I'm also qualified to tutor social studies, including AP Government. I've worked with elementary-aged children to adults.
I have taught two classes online. I’ve also tutored online, and been tutored online. It’s a different ballgame from in-person. I understand what both student and tutor need to be successful. For example, as a professor of an online college course on Congress, I received evaluations that the course was engaging and well-designed for an online format.
I have a proven track record of helping students exceed their goals. While teaching ESL to adults abroad, I was repeatedly told that I was the most professional instructor the Department had had in recent memory, and all of my forty-four students felt more confident using English. Similarly, as a tutor with the Community College Foundation, all of my students exceeded their goals (as defined by standardized assessments).
My teaching philosophy is simple: get to know the student - her strengths, challenges, and goals. Present the material in ways that appeal to her strengths. Along the way, lead by asking questions and by example. Recognize achievements and progress.
Thank you for your time. I look forward to discussing in more detail how I can help you (or your child) succeed. Please note that I have a 24-hour cancellation policy. Due to COVID, I’m online-only, though in normal times, I tutor at mutually convenient locations (library or coffee shop). I look forward to hearing from you though the WyzAnt e-mail system.


Education

UC-Berkeley
Political Science
San Francisco State University (SFSU)
Masters
Rutgers University, New Brunswick
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: Currently operating online only due to COVID. Discounts available for groups or multi-lesson packages. Inquire for details.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/11/2015

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Subjects

Business

GRE

GRE

I scored above the 90th percentile on the GRE and SAT Verbal sections, and above the 95th percentile on the Writing sections of both exams. I took prep courses and private lessons for both tests.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have TESOL certification. I taught ESL abroad for one year. I tutored the children of adult ESL learners for one academic year. I also tutored younger ESL learners for one academic year.
Grammar,

Grammar

I am qualified to tutor grammar because I have exceptional grammatical skills. As support for this, I scored above the 95th percentile on both the GRE and SAT-II writing sections, and above the 90th percentile on the verbal sections of both tests. I've tutored Language Arts to students of varying ages for over two years. Especially when working with ESL students and junior high students, this included significant work on grammar. I've used many resources (worksheets, websites, games, practice essays) to strengthen students' grammar skills.
Proofreading

Proofreading

I have exceptional grammatical skills, the result of a junior high program that included both a grammar/vocab/composition class and one in literature/analysis for all three years of junior high. This intense, daily focus on grammar has remained with me since. I scored above the 95th percentile on both the GRE and SAT-II writing sections, and above the 90th percentile on the verbal sections of both tests. I've tutored Language Arts to students of varying ages for over two years. I have a very careful eye when it comes to writing. I have proofread and corrected many essays as a both a tutor (4 years all together) and Teaching Assistant, and know what teachers are looking for.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I am qualified to tutor grammar because I have exceptional grammatical skills. As support for this, I scored above the 95th percentile on both the GRE and SAT-II writing sections, and above the 90th percentile on the verbal sections of both tests. I've tutored Language Arts to students of varying ages for over two years. Especially when working with ESL students and junior high students, this included significant work on grammar. I've used many resources (worksheets, websites, games, practice essays) to strengthen students' grammar skills.
Reading,

Reading

I am qualified to tutor Reading because I have a strong background in it. I took AP English in High School, and several English courses in college (including analytic writing and composition). I have tutored Language Arts for about four years combined. I have TESOL certification, which included background in grammar and composition.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

I have an exceptionally strong vocabulary, the result of a junior high program that included both a grammar/vocab/composition class and one in literature/analysis for all three years of junior high. This intense, daily focus on vocabulary, when most schools only have time for reading/analysis, has remained with me since. I scored above the 95th percentile on both the GRE and SAT-II writing sections, and above the 90th percentile on the verbal sections of both tests. I've tutored Language Arts to students of varying ages for over two years.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have a strong background in English. I took AP English in High School, and several English courses in college (including analytic writing and composition). I have tutored Language Arts for about four years combined.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I am qualified to tutor ACT Reading because I have a strong background in English. I took AP English in High School, and several English courses in college (including analytic writing and composition). I have tutored Language Arts for about two years. I have TESOL certification, which included background in grammar and composition. I am moderately familiar with the ACT, and would study the test in more detail to become extremely familiar with it if I was to tutor it. I scored in the 90th percentile on both the SAT and GRE verbal sections.
English,

English

I am qualified to tutor English because I have a strong academic background in it. I took AP English in High School, and several English courses in college (including analytic writing and composition). Additionally, I have tutored Language Arts for about four combined years. I've taught elementary school to adult students. Special areas of expertise include grammar, vocabulary, and composition. I have TESOL certification, which included background in grammar and composition.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have TESOL certification. I taught ESL abroad for one year. I tutored the children of adult ESL learners for one academic year. I also tutored younger ESL learners for one academic year.
Grammar,

Grammar

I am qualified to tutor grammar because I have exceptional grammatical skills. As support for this, I scored above the 95th percentile on both the GRE and SAT-II writing sections, and above the 90th percentile on the verbal sections of both tests. I've tutored Language Arts to students of varying ages for over two years. Especially when working with ESL students and junior high students, this included significant work on grammar. I've used many resources (worksheets, websites, games, practice essays) to strengthen students' grammar skills.
Literature,

Literature

I am qualified to tutor Literature because I have a strong background in it. I took AP English in High School, and several English courses in college (including analytic writing and composition). Beyond my academic background, I have tutored Language Arts for about four combined years, including literary analysis for college students at my university's writing center.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have exceptional grammatical skills, the result of a junior high program that included both a grammar/vocab/composition class and one in literature/analysis for all three years of junior high. This intense, daily focus on grammar has remained with me since. I scored above the 95th percentile on both the GRE and SAT-II writing sections, and above the 90th percentile on the verbal sections of both tests. I've tutored Language Arts to students of varying ages for over two years. I have a very careful eye when it comes to writing. I have proofread and corrected many essays as a both a tutor (4 years all together) and Teaching Assistant, and know what teachers are looking for.
Reading,

Reading

I am qualified to tutor Reading because I have a strong background in it. I took AP English in High School, and several English courses in college (including analytic writing and composition). I have tutored Language Arts for about four years combined. I have TESOL certification, which included background in grammar and composition.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I am qualified to tutor SAT Reading because I have a strong background in reading/literature, and on the SAT test. I took AP English in High School, and several English courses in college (including analytic writing and composition). With respect to formal qualifications, I have tutored Language Arts for about four combined years. I scored 90th percentile or above on both the SAT and GRE Verbal sections. I have TESOL certification, which included background in grammar and composition.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have exceptional writing skills, the result of a junior high program that included both a grammar/vocab/composition class and one in literature/analysis for all three years of junior high. This intense, daily focus on both grammar and analysis has remained with me since. I scored above the 95th percentile on both the GRE and SAT-II writing sections, and above the 90th percentile on the verbal sections of both tests. I've tutored Language Arts to students of varying ages for over two years. I have proofread and corrected many essays as a both a tutor (4 years all together) and Teaching Assistant, and know what teachers are looking for.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I have a TESOL certification. I taught ESL abroad for one year. I tutored the children of adult ESL learners for one academic year. I also tutored younger ESL learners for one academic year. I am moderately familiar with the TOEFL test, and would work to become extremely familiar with it if I was to tutor the exam.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I have an exceptionally strong vocabulary, the result of a junior high program that included both a grammar/vocab/composition class and one in literature/analysis for all three years of junior high. This intense, daily focus on vocabulary, when most schools only have time for reading/analysis, has remained with me since. I scored above the 95th percentile on both the GRE and SAT-II writing sections, and above the 90th percentile on the verbal sections of both tests. I've tutored Language Arts to students of varying ages for over two years.
Writing

Writing

I have tutored writing to children and adults for four years combined. I've worked with students of all ages, from elementary students improving in general language arts, to junior high students studying fundamentals and structure, to adults learning English as a Second Language. I scored above the 95th percentile on both the SAT-II writing and GRE Analytic Writing sections.

History

American History,

American History

I am qualified to tutor American History because I am a PhD student in Political Science, and have absorbed a lot of American History through my coursework. I have a strong background in all of the social sciences. In addition, I took U.S. History in High School.
Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I'm a PhD candidate in Political Science, with a specialty in American Politics.
Political Science

Political Science

I was a Political Science major in college with a 3.65 GPA. I am now a PhD candidate in Political Science, and, as part of my PhD program, recently earned my M.A. I have a long background in Political Science, going back to high school.

Homeschool

English,

English

I am qualified to tutor English because I have a strong academic background in it. I took AP English in High School, and several English courses in college (including analytic writing and composition). Additionally, I have tutored Language Arts for about four combined years. I've taught elementary school to adult students. Special areas of expertise include grammar, vocabulary, and composition. I have TESOL certification, which included background in grammar and composition.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have TESOL certification. I taught ESL abroad for one year. I tutored the children of adult ESL learners for one academic year. I also tutored younger ESL learners for one academic year.
Reading,

Reading

I am qualified to tutor Reading because I have a strong background in it. I took AP English in High School, and several English courses in college (including analytic writing and composition). I have tutored Language Arts for about four years combined. I have TESOL certification, which included background in grammar and composition.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I am qualified to tutor SAT Reading because I have a strong background in reading/literature, and on the SAT test. I took AP English in High School, and several English courses in college (including analytic writing and composition). With respect to formal qualifications, I have tutored Language Arts for about four combined years. I scored 90th percentile or above on both the SAT and GRE Verbal sections. I have TESOL certification, which included background in grammar and composition.
Writing

Writing

I have tutored writing to children and adults for four years combined. I've worked with students of all ages, from elementary students improving in general language arts, to junior high students studying fundamentals and structure, to adults learning English as a Second Language. I scored above the 95th percentile on both the SAT-II writing and GRE Analytic Writing sections.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have TESOL certification. I taught ESL abroad for one year. I tutored the children of adult ESL learners for one academic year. I also tutored younger ESL learners for one academic year.
TOEFL

TOEFL

I have a TESOL certification. I taught ESL abroad for one year. I tutored the children of adult ESL learners for one academic year. I also tutored younger ESL learners for one academic year. I am moderately familiar with the TOEFL test, and would work to become extremely familiar with it if I was to tutor the exam.

Most Popular

English,

English

I am qualified to tutor English because I have a strong academic background in it. I took AP English in High School, and several English courses in college (including analytic writing and composition). Additionally, I have tutored Language Arts for about four combined years. I've taught elementary school to adult students. Special areas of expertise include grammar, vocabulary, and composition. I have TESOL certification, which included background in grammar and composition.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have TESOL certification. I taught ESL abroad for one year. I tutored the children of adult ESL learners for one academic year. I also tutored younger ESL learners for one academic year.
Reading,

Reading

I am qualified to tutor Reading because I have a strong background in it. I took AP English in High School, and several English courses in college (including analytic writing and composition). I have tutored Language Arts for about four years combined. I have TESOL certification, which included background in grammar and composition.
Writing

Writing

I have tutored writing to children and adults for four years combined. I've worked with students of all ages, from elementary students improving in general language arts, to junior high students studying fundamentals and structure, to adults learning English as a Second Language. I scored above the 95th percentile on both the SAT-II writing and GRE Analytic Writing sections.

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have TESOL certification. I taught ESL abroad for one year. I tutored the children of adult ESL learners for one academic year. I also tutored younger ESL learners for one academic year.
Government & Politics

Government & Politics

I'm a PhD candidate in Political Science, with a specialty in American Politics.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have TESOL certification. I taught ESL abroad for one year. I tutored the children of adult ESL learners for one academic year. I also tutored younger ESL learners for one academic year.
Reading,

Reading

I am qualified to tutor Reading because I have a strong background in it. I took AP English in High School, and several English courses in college (including analytic writing and composition). I have tutored Language Arts for about four years combined. I have TESOL certification, which included background in grammar and composition.
Writing

Writing

I have tutored writing to children and adults for four years combined. I've worked with students of all ages, from elementary students improving in general language arts, to junior high students studying fundamentals and structure, to adults learning English as a Second Language. I scored above the 95th percentile on both the SAT-II writing and GRE Analytic Writing sections.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have a strong background in English. I took AP English in High School, and several English courses in college (including analytic writing and composition). I have tutored Language Arts for about four years combined.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I am qualified to tutor ACT Reading because I have a strong background in English. I took AP English in High School, and several English courses in college (including analytic writing and composition). I have tutored Language Arts for about two years. I have TESOL certification, which included background in grammar and composition. I am moderately familiar with the ACT, and would study the test in more detail to become extremely familiar with it if I was to tutor it. I scored in the 90th percentile on both the SAT and GRE verbal sections.
GRE,

GRE

I scored above the 90th percentile on the GRE and SAT Verbal sections, and above the 95th percentile on the Writing sections of both exams. I took prep courses and private lessons for both tests.
PSAT,

PSAT

I scored above the 90th percentile on the GRE and SAT Verbal sections, and above the 95th percentile on the Writing sections of both exams. I took prep courses and private lessons for both tests. I am moderately familiar with the PSAT and know that it is similar to the SAT. If I had a student preparing for the PSAT, I would become extremely familiar with every aspect of the exam by studying the The College Board's website and talking to High School guidance counselors.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I am qualified to tutor SAT Reading because I have a strong background in reading/literature, and on the SAT test. I took AP English in High School, and several English courses in college (including analytic writing and composition). With respect to formal qualifications, I have tutored Language Arts for about four combined years. I scored 90th percentile or above on both the SAT and GRE Verbal sections. I have TESOL certification, which included background in grammar and composition.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have exceptional writing skills, the result of a junior high program that included both a grammar/vocab/composition class and one in literature/analysis for all three years of junior high. This intense, daily focus on both grammar and analysis has remained with me since. I scored above the 95th percentile on both the GRE and SAT-II writing sections, and above the 90th percentile on the verbal sections of both tests. I've tutored Language Arts to students of varying ages for over two years. I have proofread and corrected many essays as a both a tutor (4 years all together) and Teaching Assistant, and know what teachers are looking for.
SSAT,

SSAT

I am qualified to tutor the SSAT because I am strong in standardized tests. I scored above the 90th percentile on the GRE and SAT Verbal sections, and above the 95th percentile on the Writing sections of both exams. I took prep courses and private lessons for both tests. I am moderately familiar with the SSAT from taking it myself (many years ago!) in preparation for a college prep high school. I know that it is similar to the SAT. If I had a student preparing for the SSAT, I would become extremely familiar with every aspect of the exam by studying the The College Board's website and talking to High School guidance counselors.
TOEFL

TOEFL

I have a TESOL certification. I taught ESL abroad for one year. I tutored the children of adult ESL learners for one academic year. I also tutored younger ESL learners for one academic year. I am moderately familiar with the TOEFL test, and would work to become extremely familiar with it if I was to tutor the exam.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (38 ratings)
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Reviews

Approaches your needs in a thorough and professional manner

Jessica has a comfortable approach to understanding what I need. We've met just once but the feeling I get is that she custom tailors her lessons to the student and doesn't just use her own way of teaching that students would have to adapt to. My learning style is very specific and she definitely understands that.

John, 2 lessons with Jessica

Patient Tutor

Jessica really helped me with chapter 1 of Twee, I am comfortable with our outline. She is patient with me and helps me to understand the concepts.

Esraa, 3 lessons with Jessica

She knows how to address student needs

New vocabulary, the use in context, and structure who / whom. Recognize direct object and indirect object in the sentence. Suggested a book.

Emma, 6 lessons with Jessica

Patient Tutor

Our daughter feels like she is learning and we look forward to continuing her tutoring. Very good teacher with a knack for teaching

Arthur, 5 lessons with Jessica
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