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Jessyka C.

Overland Park, KS

$40/hour

Para ACT Prep, Writing, Biology, and Study Skills Tutor

4.7 average from 3 ratings

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Morningside College
Biology and Business

Education

Morningside College (Biology and Business)

About Jessyka

Need some help studying for the ACT? Didn't get the score you were hoping for and/or needed? I can help! English and Reading are my strongest sections, but I can definitely help you create a study plan for the entire test.

Dreading writing that essay for English, that lab report for biology, or that business plan to pass your senior level class? I can help! Writing is something I truly enjoy doing myself as well as helping others do. Proofreading is something I have much experience doing, and outlines are my specialty.

Need help in your high school level science class OR your college level biology class? I can help! I have a bachelor's degree in biology, and I have worked in two different labs since college.

Wondering who I am, and how I can help? I'm glad you asked! My name is Jessyka, and I currently work as a para at a middle school grades 6-8. Because of my job, I am very familiar and refreshed with math, English, and science at the middle school level. I work one-on-one with autistic students as well as general education students.

I am also what most people call a book nerd as learning about new places, people, etc. excites me, and I can read all day and night if allowed. Yet, people have been surprised to know I also have a fun side and am able to make learning interesting and as exciting as the books I love to read. I want every student I tutor to realize learning never ends, and school really can be fun and enjoyable.

I tutored classmates while I was in college, and I have tutored two different students independently in the past year. My college classmates could depend on my advice and help, and the high school and middle school student I have recently tutored know I am hard working and trustworthy. I have helped the high school student with everything from his English research papers to answering post lab questions for his AP Biology class. My middle student has needed help in every class, and we've made some great progress.

I have also had the pleasure of tutoring three different students through Wyzant so far. I helped a freshman find the motivation he needed to get his homework done and study for tests. Plus, after working with a high school student for only one-and-a-half hours the night before he took the ACT, his composite score went up by three points. I was able to give him some helpful pointers on the Reading and English sections, and he said things we talked about (i.e., questions he should be prepared for) were on the actual ACT the next day. I also helped another high school student prep for the ACT. She needed help in all sections, and during our sessions, I was able to identify her weaknesses and suggest a study plan.

I'm both a visual and kinesthetic learner. So, being told how to do something once doesn't help me much. That means I don't just tell the students I tutor what to do; I show them and give examples. Then, I walk a student through the next problem as I observe and guide when needed. I've learned students are more likely to retain lessons if they are physically typing or writing down the work.

I also try to make the lessons fun. If I know the student is a dog lover, I try to give examples using his/her pet as a subject in a sentence or in a scenario explaining terms needed to understand the homework assignment. Plus, I understand a little free time is good during a lesson as not everyone can just hunker down and plow through two plus hours of homework. So, a quick two or three minute break every 30-45 minutes is fine with me so long as the student is ready to get back to homework.

I've learned younger students are generally more comfortable at home, and that's ok because I've realized I sometimes get to love on students' cats and dogs while tutoring. It's a bonus for me I've come to enjoy.

Please feel free to contact me so I can help you and/or your child be more successful in the classroom and either relearn or learn for the first time how fun school really can be if you and/or your child choose(s) to let it be!
Need some help studying for the ACT? Didn't get the score you were hoping for and/or needed? I can help! English and Reading are my strongest sections, but I can definitely help you Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Overland Park, KS 66212
Math:
Elementary Math,
Prealgebra
Science:
Biology,
Ecology, Physical Science
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
English,
Grammar, Proofreading,
Reading, SAT Reading,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
PSAT, SAT Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Reading

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ACT English

I took the ACT three times. I earned a 35 score and two 30 scores in the English section. The English portion of the ACT was my favorite part, and I tutored my cousin when he needed help increasing his score. He went from an 18 in English to a 25. I also helped a high school student increase his English score in just one lesson thru WyzAnt.

ACT Reading

I took the ACT three times, and I never scored less than a 28 in the Reading Section. I was successful enough to earn a 32 and 35 on the other two occasions in the Reading Section. I was always done with the Reading Section 10+ min earlier than everyone else. I have successfully taught many students key skills needed to quickly and accurately complete the Reading Portion of the ACT. It took a couple of lessons, but I managed to find a method to help a slow reader of a high school student to find the key ideas in the passages and answer the questions quickly.

Biology

I have a biology degree, and I took various science classes to earn that degree. I am familiar with General Biology, Genetics, Paleontology, and Ecology. I have held two laboratory positions, so I am able to apply what I learned in the classroom to the professional world.

Elementary Math

The seventh grader I tutor needs help with her math homework frequently. I have taught her how to solve for "x" in simple equations as well as how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions. We have also recently covered the FOIL Method.

English

My mom is an English teacher. As such, I have been getting extra lessons drilled into my head for a very long time. This has helped me since high school edit my friends' and peers' research papers and other projects/assignments. I love editing and helping students write everything from lab reports to research papers to simple essay questions as homework assignments.

Physical Science

I have a biology degree and as such, I took many classes pertaining to the subjects contained within most Physical Science courses. Many of my classes went much more in-depth on the same subjects covered in Physical Science, so I know more than the basics. Science is a love of mine, and has been since elementary school. The high school student I currently tutor hates biology, but I'm slowly getting him to change his mind.

Proofreading

My mom is an English teacher. As such, I have had grammar rules drilled into my head since I was very young. This has given me the ability to never earn less than a B on a paper in high school or college. I LOVE to proofread, and I'm competent with both MLA and APA styles.

SAT Reading

I only took the SAT once, but the Reading section was one of my best sections. Vocabulary is one of my strong suits, and I know I can help students do well on this section of the SAT.

Morningside College
Biology and Business

Education

Morningside College (Biology and Business)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jessyka will travel within 20 miles of Overland Park, KS 66212.