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Jessica A.

Westport, CT

$125/hour

Experienced, CT certified, student-centered English tutor

In-person lessons
20+ Hours
4.9 average from 11 ratings

$125/Hour


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Le Moyne College
English
Fairfield University
Graduate Coursework
St. Joseph University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Le Moyne College (English)

Fairfield University (Graduate Coursework)

St. Joseph University (Graduate Coursework)

About Jessica

My name is Jessica, and I am a private tutor and CT certified classroom English teacher with experience teaching and tutoring K-12, college, and adult students. My love of teaching comes from a passion for reading and writing and a compassion for helping others become confident and successful learners.

I am a certified English teacher with nine years of classroom experience in middle school and high school settings. In addition to working in the classroom setting, I have experience tutoring students in college level literature and writing courses, all levels of middle and high school English, including advanced and AP courses, as well as 4th and 5th graders in reading, writing, and vocabulary. I also have experience tutoring and preparing students for the SAT, ACT, ISEE, and SSAT verbal, reading comprehension, and writing tests. Additionally, I am also certified and experienced in teaching students with learning disabilities in both a co-taught and resource room learning environment. I have received extensive training in the Columbia University readers and writers workshop model and the Orton Gillingham method.

My wealth of knowledge and experience teaching students of diverse cultural backgrounds and various learning abilities has made me an expert at tailoring my instructional approach and strategies to meet the needs of each individual learner.

I am confident that I can help you achieve your goals, whether those be short term preparation for a test or long term development of reading, writing, and study skills.
My name is Jessica, and I am a private tutor and CT certified classroom English teacher with experience teaching and tutoring K-12, college, and adult students. My love of teaching comes from a passion for reading and writing and a compassion for helping others become confident and successful learners.

I am a certified English teacher
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Policies
Cancellation
10 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Westport, CT 06880
In-person lessons
Science:
PSAT
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ISEE,
PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL, Writing

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.

English

I have a BA in English, 9 years experience teaching middle and high school English, and CT certification in English and Special Education

ISEE

I have extensive experience tutoring students for the lower level, middle level, and upper level verbal, reading comprehension, and writing portions of the ISEE.

Study Skills

As a tenured middle school English teacher with certification and experience teaching language arts, special education, as well as preparation for standardized tests, I have a wide variety of tools and strategies to help students develop their individualized study skills. I use learning styles inventories to help students pinpoint their learning type and use their learning strengths to develop the habits and routines necessary to be successful.

Writing

I have nine years of classroom experience teaching English at the middle and high school levels. I have 12 years experience tutoring students from upper elementary grades through college. I specialize in helping reluctant writers develop the skills and confidence to find their voice and succeed.

Le Moyne College
English
Fairfield University
Graduate Coursework
St. Joseph University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Le Moyne College (English)

Fairfield University (Graduate Coursework)

St. Joseph University (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $125.00

Cancellation: 10 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jessica will travel within 15 miles of Westport, CT 06880.