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Jessica T.

Experienced and Fun ESL Tutor

Experienced and Fun ESL Tutor

$40/hour

  • 10 hours tutoring

About Jessica


Bio

Hi! My name is Teacher Jessica. I began my English teaching journey as a student myself. I spent my last year of high school as an exchange student in Germany and that gave me personal knowledge in the process of applying grammar and vocabulary to become conversational in a foreign language. I continued my journey with a degree in Italian studies at Indiana University. I supplemented that with spending the summers working as an au-pair in Northern Italy. An au-pair is like a nanny, but...

Hi! My name is Teacher Jessica. I began my English teaching journey as a student myself. I spent my last year of high school as an exchange student in Germany and that gave me personal knowledge in the process of applying grammar and vocabulary to become conversational in a foreign language. I continued my journey with a degree in Italian studies at Indiana University. I supplemented that with spending the summers working as an au-pair in Northern Italy. An au-pair is like a nanny, but they’re charged with not only caregiving, but also immersing the child or children in another language. This experience teaching children, and by extension their families, English in Italy led to my employment as a teacher with VIPKid.

VIPKid is a company that provides English language instruction to children in China through an online platform. For the past 2 years, I have taught over 450 students and thousands of lessons. My students have ranged from age 5 to age 14. My focus specialized in students who could read at a basic level and I helped them to move from reading basic sentences to full paragraphs and answering comprehension questions in full sentences. I also am certified in teaching TOEFL prep courses and storytelling courses. I have also completed my Masters in Opera Performance at the University of Kansas.

Being an opera singer makes me uniquely suited to teaching English because for my profession I have to be able to pronounce and understand music in many languages from Italian to Russian. To be able to do this, I've been extensively trained in linguistics, more specifically the International Phonetic Alphabet. With this knowledge, I will help you isolate sounds that you struggle with and not only model correct pronunciation, but also find similar sounds in your native language to help you start finding the sound with knowledge you already have.

I know what it is like to only understand about a quarter of what someone is saying to you and all you can do is nod and smile, and hope you’re doing those two things in


Education

Indiana University
Voice and Italian
University of Kansas
Masters

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Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL for over 2 years with VIPKid and in that time have taught over 450 students and over 2000 classes. I completed VIPKid's TESOL Foundational and Advanced courses. I am also certified to teach their TOEFL prep and Storytelling courses. I've had over 500 5 stars reviews from parents on their platform.
Italian

Italian

I have a Bachelor's degree in Italian from Indiana University. I have worked in Italy as an au pair and traveled throughout Italy both as a tourist and as an opera singer. It is such a joy to share my love for Italian language and culture with others and I'm happy to not only work on language skills, but also advise future travelers on survival skills for traveling in Italy.

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Handwriting

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL for over 2 years with VIPKid and in that time have taught over 450 students and over 2000 classes. I completed VIPKid's TESOL Foundational and Advanced courses. I am also certified to teach their TOEFL prep and Storytelling courses. I've had over 500 5 stars reviews from parents on their platform.
TOEFL

TOEFL

I am certified in and have taught TOEFL prep courses with VIPKid for 2 years.

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL for over 2 years with VIPKid and in that time have taught over 450 students and over 2000 classes. I completed VIPKid's TESOL Foundational and Advanced courses. I am also certified to teach their TOEFL prep and Storytelling courses. I've had over 500 5 stars reviews from parents on their platform.
Handwriting

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL for over 2 years with VIPKid and in that time have taught over 450 students and over 2000 classes. I completed VIPKid's TESOL Foundational and Advanced courses. I am also certified to teach their TOEFL prep and Storytelling courses. I've had over 500 5 stars reviews from parents on their platform.
Italian,

Italian

I have a Bachelor's degree in Italian from Indiana University. I have worked in Italy as an au pair and traveled throughout Italy both as a tourist and as an opera singer. It is such a joy to share my love for Italian language and culture with others and I'm happy to not only work on language skills, but also advise future travelers on survival skills for traveling in Italy.
TOEFL

TOEFL

I am certified in and have taught TOEFL prep courses with VIPKid for 2 years.

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL for over 2 years with VIPKid and in that time have taught over 450 students and over 2000 classes. I completed VIPKid's TESOL Foundational and Advanced courses. I am also certified to teach their TOEFL prep and Storytelling courses. I've had over 500 5 stars reviews from parents on their platform.

Music

Voice (Music)

Voice (Music)

I'm currently a Master's student at the University of Kansas studying Opera Performance. I have a GTA position, which means I teach voice lessons to music ed and music therapy majors. I have studied voice for 12 years and I have performed both in the US and abroad. I made my professional debut in Mozart's The Magic Flute with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL for over 2 years with VIPKid and in that time have taught over 450 students and over 2000 classes. I completed VIPKid's TESOL Foundational and Advanced courses. I am also certified to teach their TOEFL prep and Storytelling courses. I've had over 500 5 stars reviews from parents on their platform.

Special Needs

Speech

Speech

As an ESL teacher with VIPKid, I corrected students on their reading and speech, helped them to isolate sounds to make correct pronunciation less daunting, and guided them in making a final presentation every unit. As a voice instructor, I taught undergraduate students how to sing opera. This required me to teach them how to pronounce and sing music in English, Italian, French, German, and Spanish. I have studied IPA (the International Phonetic Alphabet) extensively while completing my BM and MM in Voice and Opera and can use said knowledge to isolate sounds (phonemes) that my students are struggling with and design exercises to introduce those unfamiliar sounds into their skill set.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL for over 2 years with VIPKid and in that time have taught over 450 students and over 2000 classes. I completed VIPKid's TESOL Foundational and Advanced courses. I am also certified to teach their TOEFL prep and Storytelling courses. I've had over 500 5 stars reviews from parents on their platform.
Italian

Italian

I have a Bachelor's degree in Italian from Indiana University. I have worked in Italy as an au pair and traveled throughout Italy both as a tourist and as an opera singer. It is such a joy to share my love for Italian language and culture with others and I'm happy to not only work on language skills, but also advise future travelers on survival skills for traveling in Italy.

Test Preparation

TOEFL

TOEFL

I am certified in and have taught TOEFL prep courses with VIPKid for 2 years.

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$40/hour

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