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Jessie S.

Algebra, Geometry, Precalculus, Calculus, and SAT/ACT/GRE Math Tutor

Algebra, Geometry, Precalculus, Calculus, and SAT/ACT/GRE Math Tutor

$67/hour

  • 1,150 hours tutoring

About Jessie


Bio

Many students grow to hate math because of the way it's taught in our schools. I used to have trouble with it myself and worked hard to gain the skills I have today, so I understand the struggle students go through. My goal is not only to teach them the concepts they need to do well but help them learn that math isn't so scary.

I have my Math degree/Comp Sci minor from Clemson University where I graduated with a 3.78 GPA. I worked for a year as a Pre-Calculus, Calculus, and SAT/ACT tutor...

Many students grow to hate math because of the way it's taught in our schools. I used to have trouble with it myself and worked hard to gain the skills I have today, so I understand the struggle students go through. My goal is not only to teach them the concepts they need to do well but help them learn that math isn't so scary.

I have my Math degree/Comp Sci minor from Clemson University where I graduated with a 3.78 GPA. I worked for a year as a Pre-Calculus, Calculus, and SAT/ACT tutor with Sylvan Learning Center. This is when I first realized my passion for helping students understand difficult mathematical concepts.

After college, I worked as a programmer until I left to pursue my real passions of tutoring mathematics and writing horror stories. I've been with Wyzant for 2 years now, and I love figuring out different ways to explain a subject to get my students to that light bulb moment! But as I've gained experience, I've realized that it is just as important to be a supportive and encouraging face for my students. I am there to remind them that struggling with material does not make anyone bad at math or stupid.

I live with my greyhound and cat in Cary, NC. I am fully vaccinated and tutor both online and in-person.

CANCELLATION POLICY
If you cancel:
*more than 12 hours before our lesson, there is no charge
*4-12 hours before our lesson, there is a fee of 50% the lesson price
*less than 4 hours before our lesson, there is a fee of 75% the lesson price
*Minimum lesson time is 1 hour. if you arrive late or leave early, you will still be charged for the entire hour.
*If you do not show up within 15 minutes of our start time, I consider it a no-show and charge 100% the lesson price
*I take cancellations due to emergencies into consideration when assessing a fee

If I cancel:
*I send a message asap and you are not charged
*If I am more than 10 minutes late, I give a 25% discount for the first hour
*If I am absent, you are not charged and I give a 50% discount on your next lesson


Education

Clemson University
Mathematics

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $67
  • Rate details: Group Lesson of Two (Online): $95/hour Group Lesson of Two (In-person): $115/hour
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/29/2019

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE,

GRE

Taking the GRE can be a very stressful time because the pressure is on to get a good score for graduate school. I struggled with it myself, and it took a lot of hard work to reach my 165 Math score. My goal with every student is to teach test tips and tricks to improve scores as well as to review any mathematical concepts that are slowing them down. I have experience tutoring GRE Math through Wyzant and will work with the individual student to develop the best lesson plan for them. I put a lot of emphasis on practice and recommend the student have a practice workbook for us to work in together.
Microsoft Excel

Computer

Microsoft Excel

Corporate Training

Statistics,

Statistics

Data can be beautiful if you know how to use it. In college, I completed a project with a statistics professor on analyzing data from local rivers, and my favorite part was summarizing all the data in big, colorful graphs. I have experience tutoring AP Stats and Intro Stats through Wyzant and will work with the individual student to develop the best lesson plan for them. Some students do best with a set lesson outline, while others prefer to bring homework problems they struggled with for us to walk through together.
Microsoft Excel

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Seeing Algebraic concepts for the first time can be intimidating for students, and my #1 goal is to help them see it isn't as scary as they might think! I have experience tutoring Algebra 1 through Wyzant and will work with the individual student to develop the best lesson plan for them. Some students do best with a set lesson outline, while others prefer to bring homework problems they struggled with for us to walk through together.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 really ramps up the algebraic concepts, and this can be intimidating for students. My #1 goal is to help them see it isn't as scary as they might think! I have experience tutoring Algebra 2 through Wyzant and will work with the individual student to develop the best lesson plan for them. Some students do best with a set lesson outline, while others prefer to bring homework problems they struggled with for us to walk through together.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus has always been my favorite subject--even in high school, I remember helping my fellow classmates understand the concepts we were learning in class. I have experience tutoring Calculus at Sylvan Learning Center as well as Wyzant and will work with the individual student to develop the best lesson plan for them. Some students do best with a set lesson outline, while others prefer to bring homework problems they struggled with for us to walk through together.
Geometry,

Geometry

Seeing Geometric concepts for the first time can be intimidating for students, and my #1 goal is to help them see it isn't as scary as they might think! I have experience tutoring Geometry through Wyzant and will work with the individual student to develop the best lesson plan for them. Some students do best with a set lesson outline, while others prefer to bring homework problems they struggled with for us to walk through together.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Seeing Algebraic concepts for the first time can be intimidating for students, and my #1 goal is to help them see it isn't as scary as they might think! I have experience tutoring Pre-Algebra through Wyzant and will work with the individual student to develop the best lesson plan for them. Some students do best with a set lesson outline, while others prefer to bring homework problems they struggled with for us to walk through together.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Pre-calculus is one of my favorite subjects to teach, and it's what kick-started my love for helping kids understand difficult mathematical concepts. It can be a really intimidating subject for a lot of students, so my #1 goal is to help them see it isn't as scary as they might think! I have experience tutoring Pre-calculus through Wyzant as well as a year of private tutoring before that. I will work with the individual student to develop the best lesson plan for them. Some students do best with a set lesson outline, while others prefer to bring homework problems they struggled with for us to walk through together.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Taking standardized tests can be one of the most stressful times in high school. I remember struggling with it myself, and it took a lot of hard work to reach my 700 Math score. My goal with every student is to teach test tips and tricks to improve scores as well as to review any mathematical concepts that are slowing them down. I have experience tutoring SAT Math through Wyzant and will work with the individual student to develop the best lesson plan for them. I put a lot of emphasis on practice and have a large set of practice tests to pull from.
Statistics,

Statistics

Data can be beautiful if you know how to use it. In college, I completed a project with a statistics professor on analyzing data from local rivers, and my favorite part was summarizing all the data in big, colorful graphs. I have experience tutoring AP Stats and Intro Stats through Wyzant and will work with the individual student to develop the best lesson plan for them. Some students do best with a set lesson outline, while others prefer to bring homework problems they struggled with for us to walk through together.
Physics

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

Taking standardized tests can be one of the most stressful times in high school. My goal with every student is to teach test tips and tricks to improve scores as well as to review any mathematical concepts that are slowing them down. I have experience tutoring ACT Math through Wyzant and will work with the individual student to develop the best lesson plan for them. I put a lot of emphasis on practice and have a large set of practice tests to pull from.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Seeing Algebraic concepts for the first time can be intimidating for students, and my #1 goal is to help them see it isn't as scary as they might think! I have experience tutoring Algebra 1 through Wyzant and will work with the individual student to develop the best lesson plan for them. Some students do best with a set lesson outline, while others prefer to bring homework problems they struggled with for us to walk through together.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 really ramps up the algebraic concepts, and this can be intimidating for students. My #1 goal is to help them see it isn't as scary as they might think! I have experience tutoring Algebra 2 through Wyzant and will work with the individual student to develop the best lesson plan for them. Some students do best with a set lesson outline, while others prefer to bring homework problems they struggled with for us to walk through together.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus has always been my favorite subject--even in high school, I remember helping my fellow classmates understand the concepts we were learning in class. I have experience tutoring Calculus at Sylvan Learning Center as well as Wyzant and will work with the individual student to develop the best lesson plan for them. Some students do best with a set lesson outline, while others prefer to bring homework problems they struggled with for us to walk through together.
Geometry,

Geometry

Seeing Geometric concepts for the first time can be intimidating for students, and my #1 goal is to help them see it isn't as scary as they might think! I have experience tutoring Geometry through Wyzant and will work with the individual student to develop the best lesson plan for them. Some students do best with a set lesson outline, while others prefer to bring homework problems they struggled with for us to walk through together.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Seeing Algebraic concepts for the first time can be intimidating for students, and my #1 goal is to help them see it isn't as scary as they might think! I have experience tutoring Pre-Algebra through Wyzant and will work with the individual student to develop the best lesson plan for them. Some students do best with a set lesson outline, while others prefer to bring homework problems they struggled with for us to walk through together.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Pre-calculus is one of my favorite subjects to teach, and it's what kick-started my love for helping kids understand difficult mathematical concepts. It can be a really intimidating subject for a lot of students, so my #1 goal is to help them see it isn't as scary as they might think! I have experience tutoring Pre-calculus through Wyzant as well as a year of private tutoring before that. I will work with the individual student to develop the best lesson plan for them. Some students do best with a set lesson outline, while others prefer to bring homework problems they struggled with for us to walk through together.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Taking standardized tests can be one of the most stressful times in high school. I remember struggling with it myself, and it took a lot of hard work to reach my 700 Math score. My goal with every student is to teach test tips and tricks to improve scores as well as to review any mathematical concepts that are slowing them down. I have experience tutoring SAT Math through Wyzant and will work with the individual student to develop the best lesson plan for them. I put a lot of emphasis on practice and have a large set of practice tests to pull from.
Statistics,

Statistics

Data can be beautiful if you know how to use it. In college, I completed a project with a statistics professor on analyzing data from local rivers, and my favorite part was summarizing all the data in big, colorful graphs. I have experience tutoring AP Stats and Intro Stats through Wyzant and will work with the individual student to develop the best lesson plan for them. Some students do best with a set lesson outline, while others prefer to bring homework problems they struggled with for us to walk through together.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

Seeing Trigonometric concepts for the first time can be intimidating for students, and my #1 goal is to help them see it isn't as scary as they might think! I have experience tutoring Trigonometry through Wyzant and will work with the individual student to develop the best lesson plan for them. Some students do best with a set lesson outline, while others prefer to bring homework problems they struggled with for us to walk through together.
Physics

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Seeing Algebraic concepts for the first time can be intimidating for students, and my #1 goal is to help them see it isn't as scary as they might think! I have experience tutoring Algebra 1 through Wyzant and will work with the individual student to develop the best lesson plan for them. Some students do best with a set lesson outline, while others prefer to bring homework problems they struggled with for us to walk through together.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 really ramps up the algebraic concepts, and this can be intimidating for students. My #1 goal is to help them see it isn't as scary as they might think! I have experience tutoring Algebra 2 through Wyzant and will work with the individual student to develop the best lesson plan for them. Some students do best with a set lesson outline, while others prefer to bring homework problems they struggled with for us to walk through together.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus has always been my favorite subject--even in high school, I remember helping my fellow classmates understand the concepts we were learning in class. I have experience tutoring Calculus at Sylvan Learning Center as well as Wyzant and will work with the individual student to develop the best lesson plan for them. Some students do best with a set lesson outline, while others prefer to bring homework problems they struggled with for us to walk through together.
Geometry,

Geometry

Seeing Geometric concepts for the first time can be intimidating for students, and my #1 goal is to help them see it isn't as scary as they might think! I have experience tutoring Geometry through Wyzant and will work with the individual student to develop the best lesson plan for them. Some students do best with a set lesson outline, while others prefer to bring homework problems they struggled with for us to walk through together.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Seeing Algebraic concepts for the first time can be intimidating for students, and my #1 goal is to help them see it isn't as scary as they might think! I have experience tutoring Pre-Algebra through Wyzant and will work with the individual student to develop the best lesson plan for them. Some students do best with a set lesson outline, while others prefer to bring homework problems they struggled with for us to walk through together.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Pre-calculus is one of my favorite subjects to teach, and it's what kick-started my love for helping kids understand difficult mathematical concepts. It can be a really intimidating subject for a lot of students, so my #1 goal is to help them see it isn't as scary as they might think! I have experience tutoring Pre-calculus through Wyzant as well as a year of private tutoring before that. I will work with the individual student to develop the best lesson plan for them. Some students do best with a set lesson outline, while others prefer to bring homework problems they struggled with for us to walk through together.
Statistics,

Statistics

Data can be beautiful if you know how to use it. In college, I completed a project with a statistics professor on analyzing data from local rivers, and my favorite part was summarizing all the data in big, colorful graphs. I have experience tutoring AP Stats and Intro Stats through Wyzant and will work with the individual student to develop the best lesson plan for them. Some students do best with a set lesson outline, while others prefer to bring homework problems they struggled with for us to walk through together.
Physics

Science

ACT Science, Physics

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Seeing Algebraic concepts for the first time can be intimidating for students, and my #1 goal is to help them see it isn't as scary as they might think! I have experience tutoring Algebra 1 through Wyzant and will work with the individual student to develop the best lesson plan for them. Some students do best with a set lesson outline, while others prefer to bring homework problems they struggled with for us to walk through together.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 really ramps up the algebraic concepts, and this can be intimidating for students. My #1 goal is to help them see it isn't as scary as they might think! I have experience tutoring Algebra 2 through Wyzant and will work with the individual student to develop the best lesson plan for them. Some students do best with a set lesson outline, while others prefer to bring homework problems they struggled with for us to walk through together.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus has always been my favorite subject--even in high school, I remember helping my fellow classmates understand the concepts we were learning in class. I have experience tutoring Calculus at Sylvan Learning Center as well as Wyzant and will work with the individual student to develop the best lesson plan for them. Some students do best with a set lesson outline, while others prefer to bring homework problems they struggled with for us to walk through together.
Geometry,

Geometry

Seeing Geometric concepts for the first time can be intimidating for students, and my #1 goal is to help them see it isn't as scary as they might think! I have experience tutoring Geometry through Wyzant and will work with the individual student to develop the best lesson plan for them. Some students do best with a set lesson outline, while others prefer to bring homework problems they struggled with for us to walk through together.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Taking standardized tests can be one of the most stressful times in high school. I remember struggling with it myself, and it took a lot of hard work to reach my 700 Math score. My goal with every student is to teach test tips and tricks to improve scores as well as to review any mathematical concepts that are slowing them down. I have experience tutoring SAT Math through Wyzant and will work with the individual student to develop the best lesson plan for them. I put a lot of emphasis on practice and have a large set of practice tests to pull from.
Statistics,

Statistics

Data can be beautiful if you know how to use it. In college, I completed a project with a statistics professor on analyzing data from local rivers, and my favorite part was summarizing all the data in big, colorful graphs. I have experience tutoring AP Stats and Intro Stats through Wyzant and will work with the individual student to develop the best lesson plan for them. Some students do best with a set lesson outline, while others prefer to bring homework problems they struggled with for us to walk through together.
GED, Physics

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

Taking standardized tests can be one of the most stressful times in high school. My goal with every student is to teach test tips and tricks to improve scores as well as to review any mathematical concepts that are slowing them down. I have experience tutoring ACT Math through Wyzant and will work with the individual student to develop the best lesson plan for them. I put a lot of emphasis on practice and have a large set of practice tests to pull from.
GRE,

GRE

Taking the GRE can be a very stressful time because the pressure is on to get a good score for graduate school. I struggled with it myself, and it took a lot of hard work to reach my 165 Math score. My goal with every student is to teach test tips and tricks to improve scores as well as to review any mathematical concepts that are slowing them down. I have experience tutoring GRE Math through Wyzant and will work with the individual student to develop the best lesson plan for them. I put a lot of emphasis on practice and recommend the student have a practice workbook for us to work in together.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Taking standardized tests can be one of the most stressful times in high school. I remember struggling with it myself, and it took a lot of hard work to reach my 700 Math score. My goal with every student is to teach test tips and tricks to improve scores as well as to review any mathematical concepts that are slowing them down. I have experience tutoring SAT Math through Wyzant and will work with the individual student to develop the best lesson plan for them. I put a lot of emphasis on practice and have a large set of practice tests to pull from.
ACT Science, GED

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Jessie has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Amazing!

Jessie is super patient and does a great job providing different strategies for problem solving. As someone who has always struggled with math I was nervous for the quantitative section of the GRE, however, our work together made me feel comfortable and confident come test day!

Tanner, 3 lessons with Jessie

Knowledgeable and patient tutor!

Jessie has been a godsend! She is tutoring my daughter in pre-calculus and has done a great job of ensuring that she fully understands the course material and can apply it.

Mitra, 12 lessons with Jessie
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much! I'm glad to hear it!

Helpful, and Flexible Tutor

Jessie helped my sophomore with some geometry he was struggling with. When he didn’t receive his assignment in a timely manner for the planned tutor session, she graciously rescheduled for us and he now has full comprehension of the discussed topic.

Marianna, 1 lesson with Jessie
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much, it was great working with him!

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Very friendly and knowledgeable. She reviewed the areas I was having problems with, and then we jumped right into teaching. I would definitely work with Jessie again.

MICHAEL, 1 lesson with Jessie
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much, it was great working with you!

Fantastic help for an adult returning to school

I have always struggled with math. This year when I returned to school I had the added challenge of learning how to take classes online. Jessie has been very patient and easy to understand. I always feel comfortable asking her questions, in a normal group setting I would sometimes avoid this. I need things explained differently sometimes or worded more clearly, the result of this in class was sometimes people treating me in an unkind manner. Jessie has made it possible for me to learn math. I do not feel overwhelmed with anxiety and dread anymore.❤

Elizabeth, 36 lessons with Jessie

excellent teacher!

My daughter really enjoyed working with Jessie! She said she explained things in a way that helped her understand. We will definitely work with her again!

Jenn, 1 lesson with Jessie
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much! It was such a pleasure working with her.

Awesome and patient tutor!

I was so happy to hear, " I actually learned a lot, I get it now!" from my niece. Jessie was clear, patient and knowledgable. She has regained interest in algebra and even actively participated in class. Great tutor!

Fawziyyah, 19 lessons with Jessie
Tutor responded:

I'm am so, so happy to hear that! Thank you so much!

Very positive stays on topic

When my son made a mistake, Jessie made him feel comfortable and not that he was stupid for saying it. She kept him on topic, clearly explaining why steps were taken. I was very pleased with Jessie.

Debra, 22 lessons with Jessie
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much! He was wonderful to work with! I look forward to more lessons.

Fantastic tutor. Great at explaining the subject.

Jessie is great at explaining geometry and helping my daughter to understand the subject better. She has a kind and learned manner. We look forward to more tutoring sessions.

Laurence, 28 lessons with Jessie
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much! I look forward to them, too.

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$67/hour

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