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Jennifer C.

Brooklyn, NY

$225/hour

Experienced Educator Specializing in Test Prep and Enrichment

300+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/21/15
5.0 average from 80 ratings
Excellent experience
— K, New Hyde Park, NY on 11/19/16

$225/Hour


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New York Universtiy

Education

New York Universtiy

About Jennifer

I bring an effective teaching approach that focuses on test mastery and content comprehension to my students. I have been an educator for more than ten years and my passion for working with students started as a mentor for young children. I focus on developing strong working relationships with each child to understand the individual student’s needs and learning styles.

I obtained my Bachelor of Science from New York University and have been working with students since graduating. I was awarded the Stern Scholarship for students with a history of academic excellence. I started tutoring in college because I found it so rewarding and I decided that it would be my focus after graduating. My favorite part of teaching is helping students reach their full potential with a disciplined and encouraging approach. Some of my favorite subjects to teach include Algebra and Geometry. In addition, I have years of experience and familiarity with test preparation for the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, Common Core, Regents, SAT and ACT exams. I am so thrilled to see my students' reaction when they reach their goals!

I specialize in math and really enjoy teaching it whether for academic support, enrichment or test preparation. My approach is to focus on a student's foundation through engaging exercises. I help my students strive for an intrinsic understanding of math. I have been tutoring math and standardized test preparation for years and have had tremendous success (with great students that worked hard)!

Please feel free to reach out to me for any questions. Before we begin sessions, I like to discuss your goals and my teaching approach to see if we would be a good fit.
I bring an effective teaching approach that focuses on test mastery and content comprehension to my students. I have been an educator for more than ten years and my passion for working with students started as a mentor for young children. I focus on developing strong working relationships with each child to understand the individual student’s Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11205
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent experience"

- K, New Hyde Park, NY on 11/19/16

"Help for ISEE"

- Kyle, Brooklyn, NY on 10/31/16

"Worth every penny!"

- Kim, New York, NY on 5/11/16

"Knowledgable and patient tutor"

- Pamela, New York, NY on 4/14/16

"Amazing Tutor"

- Ligia, Elizabeth, NJ on 3/2/16

"Helpful and professional"

- Katia, New York, NY on 2/4/16

"Professional, organized and prepared"

- Heidi, New York, NY on 12/9/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Common Core,
Geometry, Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Science:
PSAT
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading,
Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading,
Common Core,
ISEE,
PSAT, Regents,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, SSAT
Computer:
Microsoft Excel
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
World History, Writing
Special Needs:
Common Core,
Reading
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Microsoft Excel, 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.

ACT Reading

I have had much success increasing a student's ACT reading score considerably. I teach students proven reading comprehension strategies and techniques that can be used for the rest of their lives (not only for the ACT). I strive to help my students engage analytically and critically when reading a passage. It takes a high level of focus when reading a dense, complex passage but I guide my students through it. Ultimately, my students improve their reading comprehension through hard work and guidance.

Algebra 1

I helped two Algebra I students reach their goals and succeed in their exams. One student was failing Algebra and I worked with her each week, by the end of the year she had received a 97 on her math final! Algebra is one of my favorite subjects and it shows in my enthusiasm when teaching!

Common Core

I am very familiar with the Common Core curriculum. This past academic year I had four fourth grade, one fifth grade and two seventh grade students with whom I met with weekly in order to prepare for the Common Core Exam. I teach my students testing strategies such as labeling reading comprehension questions before reading the passage, in addition to introducing them to new concepts that they may not learn in school. For example, basic Algebra concepts were on the fourth grade Common Core Exam this year which was not covered in school for any of my students.

ISEE

I have tutored fifth through eighth grade students for 200 hours plus in ISEE (both math and verbal) preparation. I currently work with a test preparation company serving private school students in the West Village and have had much success increasing students' Stanine scores. My approach is to work on the fundamentals and then to have students complete practice exams which we go over in-depth.

Regents

I had three students this year whom I helped prepare for the Algebra I and Global History Regents. I am very familiar with the Regents Exams as I attended public school in Rockland County, NY. I received a 95 or higher on every Regents Exam I took in high school. I am very familiar with how to study and succeed in these exams. I particularly like Barrons' materials, in addition to the practice exams available online for my students. All three of my students were very well prepared!

SAT Math

I have over 100 hours in experience tutoring and helping students prepare for the math section of the SAT. From the start, I strive to build a strong working rapport with my students. This makes it easier to assess a student's comprehension and mastery of algebra, geometry, and statistics. There are fundamental concepts that a student must know very well before mastering the SAT math section. Then familiarity of types of problems and how to solve for them is the next key step. I guide my students with an encouraging, positive approach through each step and milestone in the process of achieving their goals.

SAT Reading

I have over 100 hours in experience tutoring students for the SAT. I have had much success increasing a student's SAT reading score considerably. I teach students proven reading comprehension strategies and techniques that can be used for the rest of their lives (not only for the SAT). I strive to help my students engage analytically and critically when reading a passage. It takes a high level of focus when reading a dense, complex passage but I guide my students through it. Ultimately, my students improve their reading comprehension through hard work and guidance.

New York Universtiy

Education

New York Universtiy

Excellent experience

We worked with Jennifer for 2.5 months, and are very happy with the outcome. Jen was quick to build a rapport with my son, and so he was comfortable working with her right away. She carried out an initial assessment and worked with us to outline areas of strength as well as where improvement was needed, and came up with a plan based on our timeline. We saw consistent improvement in basic understan

— K, New Hyde Park, NY on 11/19/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $225.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jennifer will travel within 8 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11205.