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Jennifer C.

Laurel, MD

$75/hour

PhD for fun, expert tutoring in test prep, literature, and writing

5.0 average from 124 ratings
Kind and Knowledgeable
— Patrice, Laurel, MD on 9/25/16

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Salisbury University, Maryland
English,Philosophy
Northeastern University, Boston
Master's
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
PhD

Education

Salisbury University, Maryland (English,Philosophy)

Northeastern University, Boston (Master's)

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA (PhD)

About Jennifer

A former professor of literature and writing and a published author, I have nearly twenty years of teaching and tutoring experience, and have been honored to win Excellence in Teaching awards at two universities. I am very passionate about what I do and approach all of my teaching and tutoring with my trademark enthusiasm and humor. Although I have the expertise and experience that comes with a PhD, I can promise you I am no stuffy academic and will never make you sit through boring lectures or tedious drills. I believe people learn best when they are engaged, when they are lit up and having fun, and when they can see how the subject matter applies to their own lives, and why it matters.

I began tutoring as a graduate student, working as a Writing Center tutor at my university, and also for private tutoring companies, helping students with everything from improving their vocabulary for the SAT, to tackling ESL concerns, to penning the most compelling college essays. During my doctoral studies, I became the Assistant Director of University Writing at Brandeis University, and continued to work with private individuals in test prep, literature, history, art history, and writing. As a professor, I taught a wide variety of classes, including honors classes and so-called "lab" classes for those in need of extra help, in literature (particularly American literature), expository and creative writing, and philosophy and the arts. I also continued to work one-on-one with many students on independent study and capstone projects. All of this occurred at a business university, where my students typically reported they had neither interest nor aptitude in writing, literature, or the arts more broadly. This fact did not deter or discourage me, because of my fundamental belief that with enough enthusiasm and knowledge I can show any student the beauty and power of words, and the skills and strategies to wield that power effectively. I can do the same for you. No matter where you think you are or how much you may be struggling, I can say with certainty that I can teach you to become a stronger, more empowered, more confident reader and writer. I can help bring history, philosophy, and the arts alive for you. I can simplify and demystify standardized tests so that they no longer intimidate or frustrate you. Our sessions together will be dynamic and memorable and you will benefit from what you learn far into your future. Please get in touch so we can talk about how I can help you!
A former professor of literature and writing and a published author, I have nearly twenty years of teaching and tutoring experience, and have been honored to win Excellence in Teaching awards at two universities. I am very Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Laurel, MD 20707
Background Check: Passed

"Kind and Knowledgeable"

- Patrice, Laurel, MD on 9/25/16

"Organized, Experienced, And Timely"

- Staci, Fort Washington, MD on 9/1/16

"Help with motivational speaking"

- Tanya, Southport, NC on 7/7/16

"Outstanding"

- Tanya, Laurel, MD on 12/6/15

"Outsdanding help with college essay"

- Daria, Columbia, MD on 11/13/15

"Engaging tutor, quick focus on practical tips for SAT"

- Cedulie, Annapolis, MD on 9/19/15

"Effective tutor"

- Rixio, Corpus Christi, TX on 7/15/15

"Extremely knowledgeable and fun!"

- Melanie, Sykesville, MD on 7/12/15

"Very helpful, professional, and knowledgeable!"

- Richard, Katy, TX on 7/7/15
Art:
Art History
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Classics, Geography, Social Studies
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

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.

Public Speaking

As a university professor, I I taught courses in speech writing and public speaking, and mentored many students in effectively delivering presentations. I also delivered speeches and conference papers of my own around the world. In 2014, I left my academic position to write and speak full time, and now have experience speaking at various venues and events globally.

Salisbury University, Maryland
English,Philosophy
Northeastern University, Boston
Master's
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
PhD

Education

Salisbury University, Maryland (English,Philosophy)

Northeastern University, Boston (Master's)

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA (PhD)

Kind and Knowledgeable — Very kind and knowledgeable. Highly recommended tutor! If you need someone with expertise in writing, Jennifer is your person! She is patient and responsive. ...

— Patrice, Laurel, MD on 9/25/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jennifer will travel within 30 miles of Laurel, MD 20707.