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Jennifer C.

Mashpee, MA

$50/hour

Academic Tutor, Test Preparation and Admissions Specialist

In-person lessons
400+ Hours
5.0 average from 80 ratings
Knowledgeable, Patient, and Kind
— Marilyn, Pocasset, MA on 8/21/16

$50/Hour


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Elon College/Elon University
BA
Marymount University
MEd

Education

Elon College/Elon University (BA)

Marymount University (MEd)

About Jennifer

"Why can't it be this easy for me in school?" I hear this question all the time from kids I work with outside of the classroom... IT CAN BE, AND I CAN SHOW THEM HOW TO MAKE IT EASIER, SUCCESSFUL, AND ABOVE ALL MORE ENJOYABLE!

Let me show your child ways of becoming a successful thinker, problem-solver, and writer by giving them successful strategies and tricks to make it easier to understand, accomplish, prepare for, and to above all learn to ACHIEVE and SUCCEED!

I am an experienced classroom teacher with an M.Ed in K-9 Education, as well as a successful academic tutor, test prep specialist, secondary school/college admissions specialist, and educational advocate for students and their families. I am ready to help students learn to become successful in all academic areas, by showing them effective study strategies and organizational skills. I teach students how to use plenty of useful and successful skills to prepare for and to tackle the many challenges that students face with the academic rigors of today. From learning the basics of reading, writing and math with lower grade students, to diving deeper into various content areas of historical events, the interactions of world civilizations and community groups in social studies, the use of the experimental design in all the science fields, guided reading and comprehension methods of literature pieces, the deeper understanding of vocabulary word meanings and sentence development, how to successfully conquer the five main types of writing pieces from using single paragraphs to formulating detailed persuasive style essays, to organizing daily and long term assignments, as well as by showing students all the different ways of studying to help understand and comprehend what they've learned.
"Why can't it be this easy for me in school?" I hear this question all the time from kids I work with outside of the classroom... IT CAN BE, AND I CAN SHOW THEM HOW TO MAKE IT EASIER, SUCCESSFUL, AND ABOVE ALL MORE ENJOYABLE!

Let me show your child ways of becoming a successful thinker, problem-solver, and writer by giving them
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Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Mashpee, MA 02649
In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable, Patient, and Kind"

- Marilyn, Pocasset, MA on 8/21/16

"Both you and your child will appreciate this tutor!"

- Keri, Falmouth, MA on 10/29/15
Science:
Biology, Ecology, Elementary Science,
Genetics,
Physics, PSAT, Psychology
English:
English, Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ASVAB, Career Development,
College Counseling,
COOP/HSPT,
GED, GRE, ISEE,
PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Social Studies,
World History, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science,
Grammar,
Homeschool, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Career Development,
GRE, Microsoft Word, Writing

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.

Career Development

As part of being an educational consultant, I worked with clients to help plan their career goals, as well as help establish what education is needed to obtain these goals. I helped assist with resume & cover letter writing, job search techniques, and taught successful ways for these clients to appropriately and effectively interview by using public speaking and presentation skills. At the same time, I kept constant communication with potential hiring agencies and companies themselves.

College Counseling

For the past ten years I have consulted students on the whole college admissions process. I work with students on application completion, essay writing, short answer ideas, test preparation, and interviewing techniques. I also plan, with the students and families, a timeline for completion of all parts of the college admissions process.

COOP/HSPT

Both privately and in a classroom setting, I have taught various high school placement tests courses, as well as independent school entrance exam classes to help students prepare for the secondary school admissions process. Within these courses, we review test format, I show the students what strategies to use for the different sections of the test, and ways to self check. These students also learn a great deal of study strategies within my classroom curriculum that help with successful achievement on these tests.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught and tutored K-6 elementary students for the past 15 years. I have also been certified as a teacher for K-8 in both Virginia and Massachusetts. I was also a Grade 6 classroom teacher at a middle school as well as a Grade 6 class adviser.

Elementary Math

I have taught and tutored Elementary math to elementary and middle school students for the past 15 years. I taught many levels of general math to different level learners. At the same time, I worked on may standards committees with both public and private schools, requiring aligning the math curriculum to adhere to state test preparation. Finally, I have spent a few years preparing students for the secondary school admissions process, such as prep work for the SSAT, HSPT, ISEE, and other state tests. This required work with basic math skills and word problem strategies.

Elementary Science

I have taught and tutored Elementary science to both elementary and middle school students for the past 15 years. I taught general science, life science, physical science, biology, chemistry and more. At the same time, I worked on may standards committees with both public and private schools, requiring aligning the science curriculums to adhere to state test preparation. I have also spent years working with students preparing them for state tests, requiring completion of a science section, primarily focused on the scientific method process.

Genetics

I taught life science for almost ten years. Part of my life science curriculum was the study of genetics and Darwin's Theory of Evolution. During my science classes, we studied all areas of genetics, from dominent/recessive genes to incomplete dominant situations.

Grammar

I have taught Humanities to middle school students for the past 5 years. Part of the curriculum required implementing a daily grammar lesson, including all areas of grammar and punctuation. At the same time, as part of the whole writing process that I specialize in, it takes knowledge of basic grammar skills to be able to effectively write.

ISEE

Both privately and in a classroom setting, I have taught Independent School Entrance Exam and Secondary School Admissions Test courses. Within the course, we review test format, strategies to use for the different sections of the test, and ways to self check. These students also learn a great deal of study strategies within my English classroom that also help towards successful achievement for these tests.

Social Studies

I have been a middle school Humanities teacher for the past four years. The literature selections read in class are based on the historical time periods being studied as part of the social studies curriculum. Above an beyond that, the class also discuss and learn about geography of the region, as well as the civics aspect of the society be studied.

Study Skills

For the past five years, I have taught a structured study skills class to 6th through 8th grade students at the school I worked at. I showed students how to answer basic multiple choice questions, short answer and long essay style questions. I was also responsible for running an after school SSAT/ISEE course for students preparing for the secondary school admissions process.

Writing

The writing process is one of my favorite areas to teach. I am a true believer that any type of learner, no matter their analytical and critical thinking level can write with confidence and ease, producing a high level writing piece that will be easily understood by any reader. This applies to all types of writing styles, from basic one paragraph descriptive writings to higher level types of writing, including persuasive arguments. I place a great deal of emphasis on teaching students how to go from the initial brainstorming process to the final completion of a multi-paragraph persuasive essay, while utilizing the three types of rhetorical appeals: ethos, pathos and logos. At the same time, I can show any writer how to skillfully elaborate by using examples to support a thesis style topic and showing evidence and examples to help support the main idea. Finally, writing mechanics are explained to show that mechanics are just as important as the ideas being presented to the audience. Writing is an important tool in our lives and I can show any type of writer how to strengthen their overall writing skills so to easily produce an excellent piece of writing, no matter the style.

Elon College/Elon University
BA
Marymount University
MEd

Education

Elon College/Elon University (BA)

Marymount University (MEd)

Knowledgeable, Patient, and Kind

Jennifer was awesome. She helped my 13 year old grandson not only get through his summer reading but also had him understand both books. She was patient and kind. Jennifer was very accommodating to our sessions as we had some difficult situations happen! I would recommend Jennifer to anyone who is looking for a dedicates, knowledgeable, patient, and kind tutor.

— Marilyn, Pocasset, MA on 8/21/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jennifer will travel within 40 miles of Mashpee, MA 02649.