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Jessica W.

San Diego, CA

$30/hour

Knowledgeable Tutor for Math, English, Writing, Science, and History

Background check passed as of 3/16/16
5.0 average from 157 ratings
Friendly and patient
— Crece, Henderson, NV on 4/26/16

$30/Hour


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San Diego State University
Elementary Education

Education

San Diego State University (Elementary Education)

About Jessica

Hello! I am a future teacher attending San Diego State University. I have tutored professionally for 5 years. I worked at a high school as a tutor working with students of all backgrounds in math, science, English, writing, and history. I have also been employed as a tutor for disadvantaged elementary and middle school students in math and English Language Arts. Additionally, I worked at Space Camp Turkey as an International Educator teaching space science, engineering, and technology. I have a wide array of subjects that I tutor. I enjoy tutoring because each student is different and I love working with every student to improve their abilities and skills.

I usually start off a lesson by asking my students to tell me what they are struggling with. Once they have identified their weakest areas, I start off with easy problems or questions. I gradually increase the difficulty of questions. Then, after I feel that they have successfully mastered the topic, I ask them to teach it to me. If a student can teach a topic, then they truly have mastered it.

Please look under my "tutoring subjects" heading to find out which subjects I am currently tutoring.

Please contact me to find out more about my schedule and the specific types of lessons I provide. I look forward to hearing from you.
Hello! I am a future teacher attending San Diego State University. I have tutored professionally for 5 years. I worked at a high school as a tutor working with students of all backgrounds in math, science, English, writing, and history. I have also been employed as a tutor for disadvantaged elementary and middle school students in math and English Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required

Group discounts available. $28 per person (groups of 2 or more). Full lesson fee charged when cancelled within 3 hours (including illness or forgetting).

Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of San Diego, CA 92115
Background Check: Passed

"Friendly and patient"

- Crece, Henderson, NV on 4/26/16
Jessica replied on 4/27/2016

Your feedback is very kind, Crece. Your grasp of the concepts is growing every day!

"excellent tutor"

- Steve, San Diego, CA on 1/17/17
Jessica replied on 1/19/2017

Thank you for your kind comments, Steve.

"Knowledgeable and helpful tutor!"

- Masaya, San Diego, CA on 12/20/16
Jessica replied on 12/20/2016

I really enjoyed helping you with your essay, Masaya. It was a fascinating subject and you had a lot of great insights.

"Knowledgeable and Fun!"

- Leslie, San Diego, CA on 12/19/16
Jessica replied on 12/20/2016

I appreciate your feedback, Leslie! Your daughter is very bright and I am excited to help her improve her math skills.

"Bright and personable"

- Philip, San Diego, CA on 11/18/16
Jessica replied on 11/21/2016

Thank you for your kind comments, Philip. Your daughter is very bright and I look forward to working with her more.

"Helpful"

- Daniel, San Diego, CA on 8/30/16
Jessica replied on 9/2/2016

I appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback, Daniel. I look forward to helping you achieve your writing goals.

"Great First Session"

- Cherylanda, La Mesa, CA on 8/29/16
Jessica replied on 8/31/2016

Your son is incredibly bright, Cherylanda. I am really looking forward to helping him hone his skills and become even better in math.

"Perfect Tutor!"

- Hayk, Glendale, CA on 8/24/16
Jessica replied on 8/25/2016

Thank you, Hayk! I am looking forward to continuing our sessions online. I can see your improvement throughout each lesson.

"A patient, to-the-point tutor"

- Wen, Los Angeles, CA on 8/21/16
Jessica replied on 8/21/2016

Thank you for taking the time to leave me feedback, Wen. I know that we can work together to help you write timed essays.

"Fantastic"

- Terry, Los Angeles, CA on 8/19/16
Jessica replied on 8/19/2016

Your daughter is a pleasure to tutor. Although online classes can be hard, she is embracing it and working at a great pace. She asks questions and is eager to learn new concepts.

"Awesome"

- Michelle, San Diego, CA on 4/7/16
Jessica replied on 4/7/2016

Michelle, I appreciate your positive comments. Your daughter works very hard and she is a pleasure to tutor.

"Great Tutor"

- Deborah, San Diego, CA on 3/26/16
Jessica replied on 3/30/2016

Thanks for your review, Deborah. I enjoy working with your granddaughter on her math skills.

"Great tutor in San Diego"

- Jack, Fort Irwin, CA on 3/21/16
Jessica replied on 3/22/2016

I appreciate your feedback Jack. I enjoyed working with you on your reading skills and enhancing your vocabulary. I am excited to help you improve your English.

"Very professional and likable as well as knowledgeable"

- Rosemary, San Diego, CA on 3/14/16
Jessica replied on 3/15/2016

Thank you for your kind feedback, Rosemary. I look forward to helping your grandson excel on the AP World History exam.

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Elementary Math,
Geometry,
Linear Algebra, Prealgebra
Science:
Biology, Geology, Physiology
Art:
Art History
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ASVAB, CBEST,
Common Core,
GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Computer:
Macintosh,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
History:
American History, Geography, Social Studies, World History
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Homeschool,
Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

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.

Algebra 2

I tutored Algebra 2 at the high school level for 2 years. A lot of my students came in struggling with many concepts but by the end of the school year, they had increased their understanding and greatly improved their grades. Students worked on concepts such as graphing log and exponential functions, finding interest, and arithmetic with polynomials.

CBEST

As a future teacher, I was required to take the CBEST. I studied intensely for the test and received a passing score. On my detailed score report, I got exemplary scores in all of the sections. I can tutor this subject well because I can target and improve a student's weaknesses in each section of the test.

When I do a lesson, I start off by identifying their weaknesses and I provide the student with sample questions. We work on the questions and increase the difficulty over time.

Common Core

As a future elementary school teacher, I have been trained in Common Core. I work with students in math and reading/writing most frequently. I have a deep knowledge of the standards and how to apply them.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a future elementary school teacher studying at San Diego State University. I have spent 200+ hours in K-6 classrooms volunteering and teaching. Furthermore, I have privately tutored students in the primary grades.

Elementary Math

I have tutored professionally at the elementary school level for 2 years. I have spent time in elementary classrooms volunteering and teaching math. My knowledge of the Common Core State Standards allows me to tailor my teaching to the student's needs.

English

I love to tutor English because everyone has a different command over the language. I have a background in linguistics, writing, and reading. With these skills, I tailor my lessons to each student's needs.

Geometry

At a local high school, I tutored students in geometry. I worked with students who were failing the subject and helped them improve their grades by working on basic understanding. I taught them how to do proofs, the different geometric theorems, and finding the equations of graphs.

Homeschool

I have worked with homeschooled students in the past. I make sure to align my curriculum with state standards. I find innovate and fun resources to engage my students.

Macintosh

As a Macintosh owner for the past 5 years, I have a deep knowledge of the software. I do troubleshooting frequently. Making sure that your Mac is easy to use is the first priority for me.

Phonics

I have taken advanced linguistics classes at San Diego State University that include units on phonics. I work with English as a Second Language (ESL) students in a kindergarten classroom. My knowledge of phonemes helps me teach students who struggle with sounds and reading.

Prealgebra

I have tutored pre-alegbra at the middle school and high school level. I have helped students improve their grades, understanding, and conceptual knowledge. I have word with students on functions, graphing, and basic calculations.

Public Speaking

I have done numerous speaking engagements that have audiences that range from 10-200 people. My public speaking experiences include doing presentations, reading speeches, and emceeing events.

Also, I have taken Oral Communication classes at San Diego State University. My tips and tricks that I learned for public speaking will help anyone get over their fear and become a successful orator.

Reading

As an avid reader and writer, I have an extensive knowledge of the English language. I am taking advanced linguistics classes at San Diego State University. Also, I am in process of earning my Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) certificate. I love encouraging students of all ages to escape into the exciting world of reading and storytelling.

Study Skills

I work with students often on study skills. I know how to help them organize their notes and materials in order to help them stay on top of their work. Additionally, I often help them with test-taking strategies. My methods include taking notes in the margin and writing self-study questions.

World History

I have taken AP world history in high school. I received a 4 on the national AP Word History exam. I have a deep love for world history. For history, I usually help my students understand the different events and time periods by relating the subjects to current world events. I work with each student and cater towards their individual needs.

San Diego State University
Elementary Education

Education

San Diego State University (Elementary Education)

Friendly and patient

Ms. Jessica has been VERY helpful in the couple of sessions we have been through. She is friendly and I feel as if her steps are detailed and informative. I also feel that she cultivates a non- judgmental environment. I am grateful for her help and will be scheduling more lessons far into the future!

— Crece, Henderson, NV on 4/26/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Group discounts available. $28 per person (groups of 2 or more). Full lesson fee charged when cancelled within 3 hours (including illness or forgetting).

Travel policy

Jessica will travel within 8 miles of San Diego, CA 92115.