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Jennifer H.

Cambridge, MA

$100/hour

MA Student, UMass graduate and experienced tutor

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UMass Boston
English
Middlebury College
Master's

Education

UMass Boston (English)

Middlebury College (Master's)

About Jennifer

My desire to become a teacher stems from a service-learning project I completed this past spring at UMASS Boston. A Professor tasked my classmates and I with locating volunteer opportunities for literacy development, either in a school or community setting.

I landed three different positions, among communities of Lawrence and Cambridge, MA, helping assist in literacy development within varying age groups. In addition to this hands-on work, we read journal articles in class that dealt with pedagogy within diverse communities, literacy development and the history of both.

I worked in the city of Lawrence at El Taller, a community gathering point and restaurant. In collaboration with Lawrence native, I assisted in developing different curricula for weekly adult and family literacy nights. I have also had the pleasure of working with an event at the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club. “Superhero Saturday” invited children to dress up as their favorite superhero, which could include anyone from Superman, their mother, to a favorite teacher. It was an engaging workshop that allowed the kids to express themselves through art, writing, theater, or dance.

Lastly, I volunteered my time reading books from the local library to kindergarten students at the East End House in East Cambridge, MA, last spring. I thoroughly enjoyed watching their progress and interest grow over the 12-week period. All three experiences, alongside the academic setting, really affirmed my desire to become a teacher.

This was my major! I live, breathe and love all facets of English. Specifically, I crave to teach American Studies, Gender Studies and Environmental Literature, or Ecocriticism.

Writing is much more about the ability to render an audience which you can make malleable through your writing. In addition, writing is more of a problem, or idea that the writer is trying to work through. For example, an issue with the city's water, is much more about discovering an exigence, allowing that issue or general concern to be uncoiled. From there, realizing what type of audience or gatekeepers you will encounter and appropriating the correct medium, or format. Furthermore, the writer must then inform the genre for which they are writing, then educate or persuade as necessary. This is where my skill set comes in. I'm able to assist in firmer strategies to convince an audience or understand what their perceptions may be.

I am able to tutor Philosophy, English, Communication, Art (General), Microsoft Suite, Digital Media, Gender Studies, Literature, Writing, SAT, Communications, Microsoft Excel, Study Skills, Art History, Resume Writing, and The Adobe Suite.
My desire to become a teacher stems from a service-learning project I completed this past spring at UMASS Boston. A Professor tasked my classmates and I with locating volunteer opportunities for literacy development, either in a school or community setting.

I landed three different positions, among communities of Lawrence and
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Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 1 miles of Cambridge, MA 02138
English:
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary

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UMass Boston
English
Middlebury College
Master's

Education

UMass Boston (English)

Middlebury College (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $100.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jennifer will travel within 1 miles of Cambridge, MA 02138.