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Jessica L.

Berthoud, CO

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University of Northern Colorado
Elementary Education

Education

University of Northern Colorado (Elementary Education)

About Jessica

*Important Notice: I will not be available for lessons 3/14-3/25 due to family reasons. If you are looking for immediate tutoring, I am willing to schedule extra lessons the weeks before and after this time frame at a discounted price.*

I am currently in my fourth year at the University of Northern Colorado. I have a Major in Elementary Education with a concentration in Music as well as a minor in Anthropology. I have completed almost all of my classes to get my teaching degree, and will be doing student teaching in the beginning of 2017. I have not yet taken my Praxis but will be doing in May. I love learning and I want to be able to pass on my love of learning to my students. While I am not licensed to teach (yet), I would like to use some of the techniques I have learned while tutoring students.

Most of my tutoring skills come from experience. I was always the student that did well learning in the classroom, but rarely did homework or studied. I didn't know how to study when I was younger. No one taught me how. Not until I got to college did I really learn how to study. Not only did classes give me special techniques on how to study, but I was able to adapt them to fit my own needs. I will work with your child to adapt common techniques to fit their needs.

Once a student understands the basics, then you can help them continue to grow.
*Important Notice: I will not be available for lessons 3/14-3/25 due to family reasons. If you are looking for immediate tutoring, I am willing to schedule extra lessons the weeks before and after this time frame at a discounted price.*

I am currently in my fourth year at the University of Northern Colorado. I have a Major in Elementary
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Rates can be adjusted upon request (i.e. financial reasons). I will also provide discounts for long term students and multiple hour lessons.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Berthoud, CO 80513
Background Check: Passed
Math:
Elementary Math, Geometry
Science:
Anthropology,
Archaeology,
Biology, Physical Science, Sociology
Music:
Composition (Music),
Flute,
General Music,
Music Theory, Piano
English:
Bible Studies,
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Computer:
Graphic Design,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
Sign Language
History:
American History, Anthropology,
Archaeology,
Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science,
Social Studies
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Sports/Recreation:
Golf

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.

Anthropology

I have taken the following classes; Introduction to Anthropology, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, World Archaeology, North American Indians, Forensic Anthropology, and Primitive Behavior.
I have also done one Anthropology Internship as well as participated in a cultural fair at school.
I will also be taking Archaeological Research Methods and Ancient Civilizations to fulfill my anthropology minor. I also help tutor those in my Forensic Anthropology course preparing for the Osteology Exam.

Archaeology

I have participated in one archaeology dig and one mock forensic excavation. I know the steps for a dig and also what tools to use. I have also taken several classes based on both anthropology and archaeology. I will also be taking Archaeological Research Methods and Ancient Civilizations next semester.I also help tutor those in my Forensic Anthropology course preparing for the Osteology Exam.

Bible Studies

I went to a private Christian school for two years when I was younger where we did bible study courses. I have also participated in youth group and other activities with my Church. I read my bible and understand it as well. I have had to memorize and recite Apostles Creed, Nicene Creed, and the Ten Commandments along with what my Catechism book declared what they meant.

Common Core

I am an Elementary Education major. I have taken several courses based on common core. I have taken the following courses; Social Foundations of Education, Methods of Teaching Art in Elementary, Health Education in Elementary, Technology in Education, Music Methods for Elementary Teachers, Physical Education Methods for Elementary Teachers, Teaching with Writing, Arts Integration in the Elementary Classroom, Earth Science, Physical Science, Fundamentals of Mathematics I, Fundamentals of Mathematics II, Reading and Writing Young Adult Literature, History of Colorado, Literature for children, adolescents, and young adults.
I will also be taking Fundamentals of Mathematics III, Principles of Science Inquiry, Emergent Literacy, Integrated Social Studies and Mathematics Methods, and Teaching Science in Elementary Schools.
I have also tutored students grades 4th-8th in math, spelling, reading, writing, and science at an Elementary school in Greeley.

Composition (Music)

I have taken several music theory classes. I have also taken two classes related to music composition. I have also written pieces for both flute and piano. I am currently working on an ensemble piece. I have assisted classmates in writing their own compositions. These have included percussion, piano, flute, clarinet, and trumpet compositions. I normally use music writing software such as Noteflight to write my music. I also can assist with transposition writing as well.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have almost completed my degree in Elementary Education and will be graduating in a year. I have taken several classes showing me how to teach elementary level math, science, reading, writing. I also have filled my teaching toolbox with resources in helping ESL students as well as those with extra needs. I have also tutored students grades 4th-8th.

Flute

I have been playing flute for 8 years. I also have taken classes in music theory. I tried taking lessons in the past, but I was more advanced than my teacher wanted me to be so I quit lessons and taught myself. I ended up having third chair out of seven 9th and 10th grade and went back and forth with 1st and 2nd chair out of six students 11th and 12th grade.

General Music

I have taken classes in Music Theory, Intro to Music Education, and Music Integration in the Elementary Classroom. I have also played music and rhythm games with kids at my local library. I have a passion for music and I love finding new ways to integrate music in everyday learning.

Golf

I have been playing golf for 18 years now. I have also taken lessons and been in several summer camps. In one of my summer camps I became a group leader and was allowed to assist the instructor in teaching the younger students. I have also given private lessons in previous years.

Graphic Design

I have been doing graphic design for a while. I took classes in Photoshop and Multimedia to learn the basics. From there I just began teaching myself. I currently own an online shop selling banners, invitations, candy and bottle wrappers, etc. I have also made signs and logos for people.
When I was taking my Photoshop and Multimedia I did really well in the class. There were a few students that weren't doing as well and asked me for help. So I helped them and we all passed the class.
I have tutored people at work on how to use Power Point and Adobe applications for graphic design.

Handwriting

Proper handwriting is important. A student needs to have legible writing. I am good with both print and cursive. I also know of fun handwriting games. In the kidcare at work I also do letter of the week with handwriting practice sheets. I am currently teaching kids in kid care how to write their ABCs and their names. I have also been working with my son on his handwriting.

Phonics

I have taken courses to teach phonics. Phonics is one of the basics needed for reading. I read a lot. I grew up playing phonics games on the computer. I like to use flash card games when teaching phonics.

Piano

I have been playing piano for more than 10 years. I am currently taking piano classes at school. I have also given lessons to my two cousins and will be teaching my son when he is old enough.

Political Science

I used to have a major in political science so I have taken some classes. I have taken the following classes; PSCI 100: US National Government, PSCI 105: Fundamentals of Politics, PSCI 110: Global Issues, PSCI 220: Introduction to International Relations, and PSCI 325: Conflict in the Middle East.
I have analyzed books such as The Prince and Art of War by Niccolo Machiavelli and Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto. All of these books usually required for political science. I have also taken classes in US Government.
I have led study groups for all of my political science courses and help students with their papers for those classes.

Sign Language

I have taken two levels of American Sign Language Courses and will take the other two in my remaining semesters. I have also been teaching my mother and two year old son sign language. I also plan to use sign language in my future classroom.

Social Studies

While being an elementary education major, I have taken three classes related to social studies. These include World History, Early US History, North American Geography, and World Geography. I will be taken a class on teaching methods for social studies as well. My anthropology courses have also been a great resource for tutoring in social studies. I have tutored 4th-8th graders in several subjects including social studies. I am interested in using fun social studies games for tutoring such as making a Map Quest, Trivia Games, etc.

Sociology

I worked in the Sociology department at school for three years and assisted students with homework.
I assisted teachers in grading work.

Study Skills

Besides taking a few classes showing me some great study tips, I have found many ways to make studying fun and interesting. I like to take hobbies and interests and combine them into my study plan. I have helped my classmates in studying for several exams. I know the best ways to make flash cards, study Power Points, and matching games.

University of Northern Colorado
Elementary Education

Education

University of Northern Colorado (Elementary Education)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Rates can be adjusted upon request (i.e. financial reasons). I will also provide discounts for long term students and multiple hour lessons.

Travel policy

Jessica will travel within 30 miles of Berthoud, CO 80513.