SUNY College at Plattsburgh (Criminal Justice)
SUNY College at Plattsburgh (Master's)
Greetings students and parents! My name is Janessa H. I am 33 years old. I am currently employed full-time at a local government agency. It is my desire to become a tutor, not only to supplement my current employment, but to satisfy my desire to assist students in achieving their educational goals. Specifically, I specialize in Writing and Reading.
I am a graduate from the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh CACREP-accredited counseling program. I received a Master of Science in College and Agency Counseling, Student Affairs Professional Practice (GPA: 3.96). I also received my Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice (with Cum Laude honors) from the same institution. During my tenure at SUNY Plattsburgh, I became a member of several honor societies: Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology/Criminal Justice Honor Society, Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society, Chi Alpha Epsilon EOP Honor Society, and Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society. I was very active on campus. I was elected by the student body as a Senator and Executive Vice President of the Student Association and served on a variety of boards and committees. Some of these included: Mental Health Advisory Board, Student Health Advisory Committee, SMART Success Intervention Team, and the Alcohol & Other Drug Task Force. I also had an opportunity at the end of my graduate program to teach a section of the Freshmen Experience Seminar (FES), which is required of all matriculated freshmen at SUNY Plattsburgh.
Tutoring is not something that is new to me. For three years, I tutored a variety of subjects for students in the Upward-Bound Summer Program and for one year in their Academic Program. Unofficially, I have always been a tutor of sorts...especially with writing. I love to write, and I have always had a talent with writing. Naturally, those who were not as confident in their ability to write would seek me out to assist them. I always enjoyed helping others find their "voice" in their writing. However, it wasn't until my FES teaching experience that I realized how important it is to tutor writing. This experience showed me how vastly unprepared many of the students were for college-level writing. In college, there is an expectation that the most basic writing concepts (spelling, punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, etc.) will be adhered to at the outset, and that students will use these concepts as a foundation for more complex writing. Therefore, those students who have difficulty with writing, whether it be the fundamental concepts or simply a disdain for writing, are at a disadvantage. That is where I come in.
Tutoring is a collaborative effort between the tutor and the student. It will be my responsibility to be prepared for tutoring sessions, be sure the student understands what we are trying to accomplish during the session, give constructive and beneficial feedback, ascertain which area(s) the student is having difficulty, and to assist the student in overcoming that difficulty. It is the student's responsibility to also be prepared, ask questions when they arise, be willing to take direction when necessary, and to put forth the effort to improve. I understand that tutoring is not something to be taken lightly, and the student should understand this as well. As with any working relationship, I believe it is of the utmost importance to first establish a rapport with the student. You cannot work with someone you do not trust, and I want students and parents to trust that I can help.
Contact me today, and get working toward that "A"! Greetings students and parents! My name is Janessa H. I am 33 years old. I am currently employed full-time at a local government agency. It is my desire to become a tutor, not only to supplement my current employment, but to satisfy my desire to assist students in achieving their educational goals. Specifically, I specialize in Writing and
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I earned a M.S. in College & Agency Counseling, which I feel qualifies me to tutor this subject as well as related subjects. I received this degree from a CACREP-Accredited program. I completes two semesters of one-on-one counseling, and one semester of group counseling. I have completes courses in: Career Development Counseling, Substance Abuse Counseling, College Students/Environments, Theories in Counseling, Special Topics in Counseling: Study Abroad/Internationalization, Student Affairs Practice, Professional Orientation in Counseling, Suicide Assessment & Counseling, Cultural Contexts in Counseling, as well as many others.
I have a B.A. in Criminal Justice, which I feel qualifies me to tutor in this subject. I have taken courses such as: Introduction to Criminal Justice, Criminology and the Justice System, Sociology of Policing, Selected Issues in Criminal Justice (Advanced Writing Requirement), Sociology of Punishment & Correction, Ethics in Criminal Justice, and Criminal Investigation. I also completed an internship with the District Attorney's Office.
I have taken courses in Sociology such as: Introduction to Sociology, Research Methods I, Sociology of Women, Applied Sociology Seminar, Sociology of Social Problems & Policy, and Sociology of Urban Life in North America. I am a graduate from the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh CACREP-accredited counseling program. I received a Master of Science in College and Agency Counseling, Student Affairs Professional Practice. I also received my Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice (with Cum Laude honors) from the same institution.