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Jessica C.

Brooksville, FL

$40/hour

Patient and Enthusiastic Tutor for Science, Math, and Test Preparation

In-person lessons
300+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/25/13
5.0 average from 153 ratings
Great Tutor!
— Donna, Spring Hill, FL on 6/6/14

$40/Hour


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Muhlenberg College
Neuroscience

Education

Muhlenberg College (Neuroscience)

About Jessica

In every job I've had, I've taken on the role of an educator: from training new employees and educating consumers, to my current employment as a high school teacher. Helping someone to learn and understand something is my passion, as is my own quest for life-long learning. I have recently accrued hundreds of hours of professional development courses to increase my knowledge on teaching methods, with a focus on struggling students.

I also have experience working with students enrolled in online courses. If you are completing a course for credit recovery or for graduation requirements, I can be the "teacher in the room" to help you understand the material.

Biology and Algebra can be very difficult courses for students, especially students who are also transitioning to more rigorous high school course work. Since these courses are both graduation requirements, with an End of Course Exam, they are critical for your success in school! I can work with you to develop a customized set of sessions throughout the summer to help students to gain necessary background knowledge prior to enrolling in a course to ensure academic success throughout the course.

While my "first love" is biology, I have also taught many other science courses, both in the classroom and in private tutoring. Because science is linked with math, I am very comfortable tutoring math including Algebra and Geometry, and have the knowledge, materials, and strategies to help students prepare for high-stakes End-Of-Course Exams. Additionally, I have obtained my Reading Endorsement and understand that reading is embedded in all content areas and something that I am very passionate about teaching. There are many strategies that I would love to share that can help students to understand the course content, improve grades, and prepare for exams.

I offer after-school tutoring during the week and on weekends, as well as throughout the summer, and I can be flexible to accommodate your needs. I do require 24-hour notice on cancellations, but can offer make up sessions. Introductory sessions can take place in a local library or other public setting.

I look forward to hearing from you to begin our journey to greater success!
In every job I've had, I've taken on the role of an educator: from training new employees and educating consumers, to my current employment as a high school teacher. Helping someone to learn and understand something is my passion, as is my own quest for life-long learning. I have recently accrued hundreds of hours of professional development Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Brooksville, FL 34613
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great Tutor!"

- Donna, Spring Hill, FL on 6/6/14

"Knowledgeable and Patient"

- Gina, Spring Hill, FL on 7/14/17

"Super tutor"

- Jenny, Brooksville, FL on 6/12/17

"She's Awesome!!"

- Steven, Spring Hill, FL on 4/5/17

"AMAZING! !"

- Lorena, Brooksville, FL on 2/7/17

"Awesome knowledgeable tutor"

- Keilah, Brooksville, FL on 10/13/16

"Great Introductory Lesson"

- Brenda, Spring Hill, FL on 8/27/16

"Very knowledgeable"

- Tara, Spring Hill, FL on 6/19/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra,
SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology,
Chemistry, Ecology, Elementary Science, Physical Science, Physiology, PSAT, Psychology, Zoology
English:
ACT Reading, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
American History, Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I believe Algebra can actually be fun and rewarding when a student masters the content, and many of my students would agree! Tutoring in Algebra can help to increase test scores (including chapter tests and the Florida Algebra 1 End of Course Exam), improve study skills, improve problem solving ability, and increase confidence.

Biology

I currently hold a Florida Educator's Professional Certificate for teaching Biology. I have been teaching and tutoring students in Biology for 7 years. I have many resources to help students understand the concepts in the course, as well as to improve study skills and test scores (including chapter tests and the Florida End of Course Exam).

Elementary (K-6th)

I have previous experience tutoring elementary students in a variety of subjects, especially Reading. I am currently Reading Endorsed in Florida, for grade K-12. As a high school teacher, I have taught many students at all achievement levels, even as low as kindergarten, and have developed many resources to accomplish this. I have knowledge of resources available for objectives, state standards, and common core standards for elementary students as well.

Phonics

I have taken 300 hours of coursework for my Florida educator's Reading Endorsement and, as part of this, I have demonstrated competencies in Phonics and Phonological Awareness.

Prealgebra

Pre-algebra is such an important course since it forms the foundation of algebra. I have helped many students understand the concepts of pre-algebra so that they may later have a much better grasp of concepts in algebra, with specific emphasis on passing the Algebra End of Course exam (EOC). I have the experience and resources to help students gain confidence and be successful in math!

Study Skills

As a high school teacher, I frequently incorporate study skills into my lessons to assist students in preparing for tests and high stakes exams. I use CRISS strategies designed to help students transform the information and become active learners which deepens their comprehension and increases their success on exams.

Zoology

With a teaching certificate in Biology, I am certified to teach Zoology courses. I have experience teaching and tutoring concepts in zoology as they relate to animal classifications and traits within the classifications. I also have access to many resources on Zoology to assist in learning and comprehension of topics within the course.

Muhlenberg College
Neuroscience

Education

Muhlenberg College (Neuroscience)

Great Tutor!

We found Jessica late in the year, to help our son with Biology and Algebra. Our only regret is that we didn't find her earlier. She was prompt every time, and well prepared for his lessons every week. She is extremely knowledgeable in the subjects, and was very patient. Our son really liked her!! She was great, and in the short time this year we used her, our son's grades improved, and more impor

— Donna, Spring Hill, FL on 6/6/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jessica will travel within 15 miles of Brooksville, FL 34613.