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Jennifer S.

White Lake, MI


Tutoring for Success, Academic and Leadership

Background check passed as of 6/17/12
5.0 average from 599 ratings
A really helpful and knowledgeable tutor!
— Aisha, West Bloomfield, MI on 10/23/15

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Oakland University, Rochester Hills, MI
Elementary Education


Oakland University, Rochester Hills, MI (Elementary Education)

About Jennifer


My name is Jennifer and I am passionate not only about teaching, but the tutoring experience! I have been a tutor since 2003 (over twelve years and thousands of hours of experience) working with families of students ranging between preschool to adult in age. I have helped dozens of students in the following subject areas: math, reading, writing, grammar, spelling, science, history, study skills, Spanish, prealgebra, and algebra to name a few. I have a teaching degree from Oakland University and I taught middle school science for three years before becoming a professional tutor. I do speak Spanish (limited - and studied it for six years.)

Not only do I teach at night, but I homeschool my own children during the day. I am patient, kind, and committed to the students and families I work with in improving their educational skills. I believe every child/adult has the ability to learn. With patient and caring instruction, a desire from the student to want to improve, and support from their family, he/she can accomplish their academic goals. I believe in the tutoring experience, that sometimes, all it takes is to have a tutor work with the student and fit the missing pieces of understanding back into place. I have had much success over the years and I look forward to being the jigsaw piece that helps complete your student's academic portrait!


There is a growing need to teach students leadership skills. Everyone is called to lead in some capacity as he/she matures and learns through life's lessons. Having the right information can lead the way toward opportunity and success in every aspect of a student's life. Blending a solid academic foundation with the life skills supported by leadership principles, will give your student the posture, confidence, and preparedness to enter life's journey after high school. It is never too early to begin teaching life changing principles. Give your student the extra edge and inquire of ways leadership skills can be added to your student's academic experience.

My name is Jennifer and I am passionate not only about teaching, but the tutoring experience! I have been a tutor since 2003 (over twelve years and thousands of hours of experience) working with families of students ranging between preschool to adult in age. I have
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Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of White Lake, MI 48386
Background Check: Passed

"A really helpful and knowledgeable tutor!"

- Aisha, West Bloomfield, MI on 10/23/15

"Great tutor!"

- Rebecca , Waterford, MI on 8/13/15

"Excellent tutor. Very caring and patient."

- Gale, Commerce Township, MI on 5/21/14

"Very thorough "

- Kris, Commerce Township, MI on 4/2/14

"Great tutor as well as person"

- Mary, Milford, MI on 1/17/14

"Excellent tutor!!!"

- Marianna, West Bloomfield, MI on 3/2/13

"Mrs. Jennifer is Wonderful!"

- John, Waterford, MI on 8/29/12

"Fantastic, Highly Recommended!"

- Cindy, Ortonville, MI on 5/1/12

"Big Hit, Nice person. Good tutor."

- John, White Lake, MI on 2/21/12

"super tutor"

- Christopher, Troy, MI on 2/1/12

"Patient and thorough... "

- Loraine, White Lake, MI on 1/17/12


- Adria, Walled Lake, MI on 11/18/11
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Literature, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
ACT Science, Biology, Chemistry, Geology
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Special Needs:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th),
Geometry, Handwriting, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, Spanish, Study Skills,
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB,
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Spanish

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As a former member of the Air Force National Guard, I have military experience that compliments my teaching skills in preparing students for the ASVAB. Like many of my young adult students, I experienced their same road in preparing for the military as a career. My journey began as a senior in high school, where I took the ASVAB as a way to prepare for many options for my future. Once passing the exam, I saw the military as an exciting experience that would give me many quality life skills upon entering adulthood.

While being committed to my military service, I continued my education as a full-time student in becoming a teacher. As I learned in the classroom to enrich and teach others, I was also learning from my officers and sergeants, training me to protect, honor, and respect my fellow service men and women and the civilians I encountered on a daily basis at work and school. Through the years as a teacher, I have taught many of the fundamentals listed on the ASVAB. I have been fortunate to be both a teacher and a military member and because of these two experiences, I have gained a wonderfully unique background that assists me in preparing others who choose the same enriching career path in entering the armed forces.

Elementary (K-6th)

I received my degree in Elementary Education (K-8). My field experience during my education concentrated in grades 1st-4th. I have been a tutor for over ten years and have worked with dozens of children between grades K-6. I have worked in all core subject areas: reading, writing, math, science, history, language arts, spelling, grammar, and study skills. I currently homeschool my 7th grader, 3rd grader, and preschooler. I am very familiar with the concepts in each subject area. My passion is teaching students ranging in grades K-8. I have thousands of hours in tutoring students and have had much success in bringing understanding to the elementary mind. I am pleasant, kind, and caring. I work to build the confidence of my students during this tender age through a successful learning experience.


I have taught phonics and reading to dozens of students since becoming a tutor in 2003. I have a teaching degree in elementary education from Oakland University. I believe in starting at the beginning, especially with phonics: teaching letter/sound recognition, blends, digraphs, trigraphs, as examples. I stress sight word recognition as awareness of specific sounds are taught and repeated. I believe phonics is very important in the primary grades and affects a student's reading ability in upper elementary, middle school, and even high school if these basics are not mastered early on in a student's education. I have great patience and gentle correction to build up a student's confidence in his/her reading ability. I homeschool my 7th grader and 3rd grader, and have taught them to read past their grade levels. My preschooler likes to read and is able to recognize some sight words at this tender age. I enjoy teaching phonics and I believe it is the cornerstone in a successful learning experience. It is the key to understanding language, communicating with others, and affects all other subject areas. It is the very essence of understanding and can give every opportunity in the world to a student if mastered.

Study Skills

Before WyzAnt, I had been a tutor for another in-home tutoring company that taught a specific, well-written, and organized study skills course. As a tutor, I used this experience to teach students skills that would help them: organize their time and materials, set a plan for previewing and reviewing course materials, understand short-term/long-term memory and fear of test taking, and memory devices that would aid in information recall. I have taught study skills on numerous occasions to students who see the importance of planning their educational goals and I have helped many students lay out a plan of action to guide them. I believe study skills is the edge that gives a person the advantage to succeed without limit. Study skills can reteach a person's behavioral approach to studying. Without a good study habit, opportunity will pass by without even knowing it. It's the difference between a good student and an outstanding self-learner.

Oakland University, Rochester Hills, MI
Elementary Education


Oakland University, Rochester Hills, MI (Elementary Education)

A really helpful and knowledgeable tutor! — After my 13 year old, who had been struggling in Honors Biology, met with Jennifer only 2 times, she aced her next quiz, and did well in the next chapter test. Most important, she started enjoying what she was understanding, and we saw our daughter, usually an excellent student, regain her confidence in her own skills. Thank you, Jennifer! ...

— Aisha, West Bloomfield, MI on 10/23/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

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Travel policy

Jennifer will travel within 15 miles of White Lake, MI 48386.

Background Check Status for Jennifer S.

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