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Jessica R.

Patient, Knowledgeable, LOVE Teaching! Math, Science, English, Italian

Patient, Knowledgeable, LOVE Teaching! Math, Science, English, Italian

$45/hour

  • 154 hours tutoring

  • Marietta, GA 30060

About Jessica


Bio

Finding the right tutor for your student who is struggling in school can be an enormous challenge. A tutor isn't just a teacher who presents information all over again after school. A tutor must understand the way a student thinks and present the material in a way that makes learning it easy and straightforward.

I think my very best skills are in chemistry and math, so while I'm happy to help anyone in any subject I am qualified to teach, I would especially love to help students with math...

Finding the right tutor for your student who is struggling in school can be an enormous challenge. A tutor isn't just a teacher who presents information all over again after school. A tutor must understand the way a student thinks and present the material in a way that makes learning it easy and straightforward.

I think my very best skills are in chemistry and math, so while I'm happy to help anyone in any subject I am qualified to teach, I would especially love to help students with math and science! Don't wait too long to start getting help if your child is struggling in school - the sooner we get started, the sooner we will see results and the easier it will be to catch up!

My teaching experience:
Close friends and family have always said I have a gift for teaching particularly difficult subjects like mathematics, chemistry, and other sciences. I tutored elementary and middle school students while I myself was in high school, and also led summer school classes in ballet and music. I also tutored all through college: I tutored elementary school children in reading and college students in basic biology and mathematics. I have been a teaching assistant all through my 4 graduate school years, always receiving the highest praise from my students. Most recently, I taught middle school algebra to a girl in my second language! I love to teach all ages: from elementary school through college and beyond!

My academic experience:
I graduated Blessed Trinity Catholic HS in 2003 with the second-highest GPA of my class. During high school I took several AP classes and scored well in all AP exams: Language, Literature, Psychology, Chemistry, and Studio Art. I graduated summa cum laude from Wesleyan College in 2007 with a B.A. in biology and psychology, minoring in neuroscience. I did stem cell research for 2 years and completed my Honors Thesis on the effects of haloperidol on serial pattern learning in rats in just 4 months. Two years later I earned my Master degree in epidemiology from Emory University Rollins School of Public Health. I am finishing my Master degree in bioinformatics at Georgia Tech, and I currently work as a contractor with CDC Enteric Diseases Laboratory Branch.

My learning and teaching philosophy:
I love teaching as much as I love learning. I envision a world in which every student, from age 5 to 105, feels empowered to take control of his or her academic progress. In this vision, every student has the self-confidence needed to tackle any academic challenge, and no student ever says, “I can’t learn,” or “I must be stupid,” or “I’m not good in school.” I envision a world in which every student experiences the immense satisfaction of solving a problem, the drive and desire to always know more - the joy of learning.

When I tutor, I seek to achieve 3 important goals with a student: a strong foundation of knowledge in the subject matter, a sense of confidence in one’s academic abilities, and an improved ability to organize one’s thoughts in order to solve a problem. These tools give students an academic edge to help them succeed!

I look forward to tackling big academic challenges with you and your family!


Education

Wesleyan College
Biology and Psycholo
Emory University
Masters
Emory University
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 18 miles of Marietta, GA 30060
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/15/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

SAS,

SAS

I was a teaching assistant for a Data Management Using SAS class (taught by Dr. Mike S. at Emory University) for 3 years. Every class I have taken in my MPH and PhD graduate programs uses SAS as the main programming language, so I have a lot of experience from classwork and homework doing SAS modeling. SAS is the main programming language used at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health (where my graduate programs are based) and it is also the programming software I used exclusively while working as an ORISE Fellow at CDC for two years. I have very good working knowledge of SAS and am competent to teach a novice SAS user.
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Italian,

Italian

I have been speaking fluent Italian for over 10 years. I am fluent in proper Italian and I am a very perceptive and patient teacher. I learned in school and through self-study, so my Italian grammar is actually better than many native Italians' grammar.
Spanish,

Spanish

I aced Spanish all through school, including college, up through intermediate Spanish (high school equivalent: Spanish IV or V). I speak Italian fluently and speak Spanish with an authentic accent (without an American or an Italian accent). I am very good with Spanish grammar and at helping to build vocabulary, listening, and comprehension skills.
Statistics,

Statistics

I am a PhD student in epidemiology (a subject with a statistics foundation) and am proficient in high school/college statistics up through Probability Theory.
General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been helping prepare students for 3th grade and 5th grade ITBS (Iowa) tests for 2 years. I have tutored elementary school math, science, reading, writing, and grammar for over 7 years.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored Algebra 1 to students from middle school through high school and I have taught mathematics to students in elementary school through college. I excel at teaching people to effectively think through math problems of any type.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring students of all abilities, from elementary school-aged through college level, since I myself was in high school. I truly have an immense amount of patience and I explain things in as many ways as it takes until my student understands.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I aced Honors and AP Chemistry in high school and took two years of chemistry in college. I currently tutor students in chemistry so my knowledge is current and fresh. I'm experienced at breaking down this seemingly unreachable subject into a manageable (and maybe even fun) subject!
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been helping prepare students for 3th grade and 5th grade ITBS (Iowa) tests for 2 years. I have tutored elementary school math, science, reading, writing, and grammar for over 7 years.
Spanish,

Spanish

I aced Spanish all through school, including college, up through intermediate Spanish (high school equivalent: Spanish IV or V). I speak Italian fluently and speak Spanish with an authentic accent (without an American or an Italian accent). I am very good with Spanish grammar and at helping to build vocabulary, listening, and comprehension skills.
Statistics,

Statistics

I am a PhD student in epidemiology (a subject with a statistics foundation) and am proficient in high school/college statistics up through Probability Theory.
Biology, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, Spelling, Writing

Language

Italian,

Italian

I have been speaking fluent Italian for over 10 years. I am fluent in proper Italian and I am a very perceptive and patient teacher. I learned in school and through self-study, so my Italian grammar is actually better than many native Italians' grammar.
Spanish

Spanish

I aced Spanish all through school, including college, up through intermediate Spanish (high school equivalent: Spanish IV or V). I speak Italian fluently and speak Spanish with an authentic accent (without an American or an Italian accent). I am very good with Spanish grammar and at helping to build vocabulary, listening, and comprehension skills.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored Algebra 1 to students from middle school through high school and I have taught mathematics to students in elementary school through college. I excel at teaching people to effectively think through math problems of any type.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring students of all abilities, from elementary school-aged through college level, since I myself was in high school. I truly have an immense amount of patience and I explain things in as many ways as it takes until my student understands.
Biostatistics,

Biostatistics

My master's degree from Emory University is in epidemiology, which required two biostatistics courses in 2007 and 2008. I did extra graduate work that included an advanced biostatistics course in 2011. While I was in graduate school, I helped my peers in less math-based fields of public health with biostatistics homework. My field requires that I draw upon my biostatistics knowledge almost every day.
Statistics,

Statistics

I am a PhD student in epidemiology (a subject with a statistics foundation) and am proficient in high school/college statistics up through Probability Theory.
Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored Algebra 1 to students from middle school through high school and I have taught mathematics to students in elementary school through college. I excel at teaching people to effectively think through math problems of any type.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring students of all abilities, from elementary school-aged through college level, since I myself was in high school. I truly have an immense amount of patience and I explain things in as many ways as it takes until my student understands.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I aced Honors and AP Chemistry in high school and took two years of chemistry in college. I currently tutor students in chemistry so my knowledge is current and fresh. I'm experienced at breaking down this seemingly unreachable subject into a manageable (and maybe even fun) subject!
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been helping prepare students for 3th grade and 5th grade ITBS (Iowa) tests for 2 years. I have tutored elementary school math, science, reading, writing, and grammar for over 7 years.
Spanish,

Spanish

I aced Spanish all through school, including college, up through intermediate Spanish (high school equivalent: Spanish IV or V). I speak Italian fluently and speak Spanish with an authentic accent (without an American or an Italian accent). I am very good with Spanish grammar and at helping to build vocabulary, listening, and comprehension skills.
Statistics,

Statistics

I am a PhD student in epidemiology (a subject with a statistics foundation) and am proficient in high school/college statistics up through Probability Theory.
Biology, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, Writing

Science

Biostatistics,

Biostatistics

My master's degree from Emory University is in epidemiology, which required two biostatistics courses in 2007 and 2008. I did extra graduate work that included an advanced biostatistics course in 2011. While I was in graduate school, I helped my peers in less math-based fields of public health with biostatistics homework. My field requires that I draw upon my biostatistics knowledge almost every day.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I aced Honors and AP Chemistry in high school and took two years of chemistry in college. I currently tutor students in chemistry so my knowledge is current and fresh. I'm experienced at breaking down this seemingly unreachable subject into a manageable (and maybe even fun) subject!
Genetics,

Genetics

I am a PhD student in genetic epidemiology. I have 3 years' experience working in a genetics subject-area job and 2 years' experience working in a genetics lab (DNA methylation). I am a fellow in the genomics track an Emory University program called Molecules 2 Mankind. Also, while most of my undergraduate-level genetics knowledge is self-taught of learned on the job, I earned an A in my graduate-level genetics (the class is called IBS 746, Graduate Human Genetics, and is taught by Judith Dr. Fridovich-Keil).
Psychology,

Psychology

I scored a perfect 5 on the AP Psychology test in 2003 and I majored in psychology in college. I also excel at statistics, which is fundamental to the science of psychology.
Biology, Physical Science, Physics

Sports/Recreation

Ballet

Ballet

I danced ballet for 15 years. I danced in my high school dance group and with a qualified instructor (Terrell Paulk) twice per week (technique and pointe). I taught ballet to elementary school-aged children every summer for 3 years and during one school year to kindergarten girls. I am well-versed in ballet technique (Cecchetti method), as the Cecchetti manual was like my bible in high school.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored Algebra 1 to students from middle school through high school and I have taught mathematics to students in elementary school through college. I excel at teaching people to effectively think through math problems of any type.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring students of all abilities, from elementary school-aged through college level, since I myself was in high school. I truly have an immense amount of patience and I explain things in as many ways as it takes until my student understands.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I aced Honors and AP Chemistry in high school and took two years of chemistry in college. I currently tutor students in chemistry so my knowledge is current and fresh. I'm experienced at breaking down this seemingly unreachable subject into a manageable (and maybe even fun) subject!
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been helping prepare students for 3th grade and 5th grade ITBS (Iowa) tests for 2 years. I have tutored elementary school math, science, reading, writing, and grammar for over 7 years.
Italian,

Italian

I have been speaking fluent Italian for over 10 years. I am fluent in proper Italian and I am a very perceptive and patient teacher. I learned in school and through self-study, so my Italian grammar is actually better than many native Italians' grammar.
Spanish,

Spanish

I aced Spanish all through school, including college, up through intermediate Spanish (high school equivalent: Spanish IV or V). I speak Italian fluently and speak Spanish with an authentic accent (without an American or an Italian accent). I am very good with Spanish grammar and at helping to build vocabulary, listening, and comprehension skills.
Statistics,

Statistics

I am a PhD student in epidemiology (a subject with a statistics foundation) and am proficient in high school/college statistics up through Probability Theory.
Biology, Geometry, Physics, Reading, Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Jessica is knowledgable and very kind tutor

Jessica taught me to write the SAS code and explained me the clues in order to resolve problems. These were helpful for me to get a better understanding of SAS program. I could catch up the materials in SAS class and enjoyed studying SAS class in my school.

Chayannan, 5 lessons with Jessica

Very patient and very helpful

She helped me with basic Algebraic concepts and helped me to understand it through repetition and would help explain things and write them out in a way I easily understood. Definitely a good tutor!

Austin, 1 lesson with Jessica

Amazingly Helpful

With just one session, Jessica was able to clarify information that my daughter had missed from teacher over several blocks. She was able to earn a 100% on a quiz...making us so proud that our straight A student is back!

Janeen, 2 lessons with Jessica

Relates to my daughter very well.

Jessica is doing a great job in helping my daughter build confidence in her ability to study and understand her course work. Jessica has been very dependable and easy to work with.

James, 8 lessons with Jessica
Tutor responded:

Thanks for the kind words! It's been a pleasure to work with your daughter. She's very bright and is definitely not afraid to work hard! She has made a lot of improvements this semester and I look forward to working together after the break. Happy holidays!

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Jessica R.

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