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Jessica B.

Jupiter, FL

$40/hour

Highly educated: BS in Biochem & Math, MD. Tutoring experience

5.0 average from 3 ratings
Great teacher. Easy to relate to.
— Leeza, Pearland, TX on 11/4/16

$40/Hour


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FAU Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
Biochem, Math minor
FIU college of medicine
MD

Education

FAU Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College (Biochem, Math minor)

FIU college of medicine (MD)

About Jessica

I firmly believe that a love of learning can be highly contagious, given the right encouragement. My experience tutoring has taught me that oftentimes, students who decide to seek out a tutor may be experiencing a great deal of frustration and/or intimidation concerning math and science.

Sadly, poor grades can easily lead to loss of confidence. Many students would greatly benefit from individual attention and tailored recommendations for improvement. I have an intimate understanding of different learning styles, and indeed had to explore them myself to maximize my capacity for integrating a great deal of highly complex information during medical school.

I am someone who has triumphed scholastically, having graduated from medical school with my MD this past year. My experience has taught me that success has surprisingly little to do with natural intelligence; rather, our performance in school hinges on the qualities of perseverance and grit. In fact, according to the National Association for Gifted Students, highly intelligent students are particularly susceptible to poor grades secondary to boredom and frustration. Unless proper resources and training are in place to challenge these students, their cycle of underachievement is nearly impossible to break. These are issues I have had to overcome myself, and through empathy and experience I find it highly rewarding to help others triumph. (I am not formally trained to teach gifted children.)

I provide tutoring services for science and mathematics, from the high school level through college. I am capable of tutoring for a wide range of subjects, though my preferred subjects to teach are Calculus (all levels), and Biology (from general high school biology all the way to advanced college-level biology electives in the medical sciences). Additionally, I am conversationally proficient in Spanish, though prefer to tutor levels basic through intermediate.

Please refer to my approved tutoring subjects for an up-to-date list of my subject availability, and feel free to contact me requesting help with any class not specifically listed (i.e., Immunology) and I will submit a request for official subject qualification.

Tutoring experience: I was selected by my undergraduate biology professor as the designated Biology tutor and therefore have formal experience tutoring biology. I have tutored AP Chemistry as a private tutor. I have formally and informally tutored Calculus at all levels - I have specific experience tutoring Calculus 1 to a former student of mine who suffered from panic attacks and extreme test anxiety, and was able to help her overcome her fear of math and bring her grade up from a D to a B in half a semester.

In addition to tutoring services, I can provide students who wish to apply to medical school specific advice and will create a detailed plan tailored to your specific needs, strengths and weaknesses, and timeline. Details upon request.
I firmly believe that a love of learning can be highly contagious, given the right encouragement. My experience tutoring has taught me that oftentimes, students who decide to seek out a tutor may be experiencing a great deal of frustration and/or intimidation concerning math and science.

Sadly, poor grades can easily lead to loss of
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Jupiter, FL 33477

"Great teacher. Easy to relate to."

- Leeza, Pearland, TX on 11/4/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Anatomy, Biochemistry,
Biology, Biostatistics, Chemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Organic Chemistry, Pharmacology, Physical Science, Physics, Physiology, Psychology
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, Career Development, College Counseling, MCAT, SAT Math
Language:
Spanish
Business:
Career Development

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.

Biochemistry

In undergrad, the highest grade I received in any class was biochem, 103% because I even got the extra credit questions correct! I know what you need to know to do well in this class and what is most likely going to be tested. Will go through your textbook individually and create individualized study guide. Please provide copy of syllabus. Will also provide free copy of Kaplan 2015 biochemistry MCAT study guide PDF to premed students.

You made it through O Chem, you have what it takes to do well in biochemistry - I look forward to helping you get ahead! :-)

FAU Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
Biochem, Math minor
FIU college of medicine
MD

Education

FAU Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College (Biochem, Math minor)

FIU college of medicine (MD)

Great teacher. Easy to relate to.

Jessica is a great teacher. She is patient while at the same time understanding the importance of my goals. She goes above and beyond with providing lesson plans and study guides. She is a great listener and actually takes the time to get to know her students. I am hoping for the best in my schooling, however, it is nice to have someone like her helping out along the way regardless of the outcome.

— Leeza, Pearland, TX on 11/4/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jessica will travel within 20 miles of Jupiter, FL 33477.