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Jessica G.

Buffalo, NY

$35/hour

Experienced SAT Prep and Math tutor

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4.9 average from 105 ratings
Excellent tutor
— Matthew, East Amherst, NY on 10/4/13

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College at Brockport, SUNY
Mathematics
Canisius College
MEd

Education

College at Brockport, SUNY (Mathematics)

Canisius College (MEd)

About Jessica

Welcome! My name is Jess, and I'd love to teach you! I am a graduate of the College at Brockport, SUNY, with a degree in math and certifications to teach math grades 5-12 and special education 7-12. I recently finished my Master's Degree in Differentiated Instruction at Canisius College which has made me even more prepared to tailor lessons to students' individual needs. I currently teach Geometry and Algebra 2 at a suburban Catholic high school. I have been tutoring for ten years and have experience with all levels of mathematics as well as test prep. I am passionate about helping students understand mathematics and helping them achieve where they were previously struggling. My tutoring methods are tailored to each student, and can include, but are not limited to, quizzes, flashcards, test question walkthroughs, re-teaching, and homework help. Welcome! My name is Jess, and I'd love to teach you! I am a graduate of the College at Brockport, SUNY, with a degree in math and certifications to teach math grades 5-12 and special education 7-12. I recently finished my Master's Degree in Differentiated Instruction at Canisius College which has Read more

Policies

GRE Prep $40 per hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Buffalo, NY 14221
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent tutor"

- Matthew, East Amherst, NY on 10/4/13

"Effective and Dedicated"

- Christopher, Buffalo, NY on 9/11/15

"Takes time to assess and focuses on individual needs"

- Jamey, Buffalo, NY on 3/31/14

"All I can say is, Thanks! Keep it up!"

- Anne, Buffalo, NY on 2/28/14

"Confident & relaxed."

- Julie, Clarence, NY on 10/20/13

"Patient and thorough."

- Michelle, Buffalo, NY on 5/5/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus, SAT Math,
Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE

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Algebra 1

I find that basic algebra skills are integral to success throughout high school, so in tutoring algebra 1 students I focus on not just process but content as well, so that students have the knowledge and confidence to tackle more difficult algebraic problems in their later years in school.

Algebra 2

I am a New York State certified math teacher, grades 5-12. I am currently teaching the new Algebra 2 Common Core course. I find that students have the most difficulty in this course with their basic algebra skills, so I focus on them in my tutoring.

Geometry

Geometry is my favorite mathematical discipline, as it is so relevant and useful in the world. I also enjoy teaching and learning about the rich history of geometry. I am also currently teaching the course.

Prealgebra

I have two years' experience teaching seventh and eighth grade math, so I am very familiar with this curriculum. Middle school mathematics is my favorite level to teach, as the curriculum allows for a lot of exploration of mathematical ideas and time to build basic math skills. My focus in tutoring students at this level is to build their basic skills and challenge them to rely less on a calculator so that they may have success in mathematics in all of their years at school.

SAT Math

I have had six previous students whom I prepared for the SAT. My focus in mathematics for the SAT is on problem-solving skills and breaking down complex problems into manageable pieces, as I feel this is a skill not taught well enough in our schools. As a state certified mathematics teacher for grades 5 through 12, I am very familiar with the mathematical concepts on the SAT and the ways in which SAT phrasing differs from what our students see in school.

SAT Reading

I have prepared six students for the SAT. Each student has different areas of need when it comes to SAT preparation, so my methods are tailored to the areas where they could use the most improvement, based on an initial analysis of their skills. In reading preparation, most students need to focus on vocabulary as opposed to critical reading skills, so I have used flashcards, short passages, novels, and articles to improve vocabulary.

Trigonometry

As a New York State certified math teacher, grades 5-12, I am very comfortable with this curriculum. I am currently teaching the Algebra 2 Common Core course. I find that many students are lacking in their basic algebra skills, so I focus on these while supporting students where they are in the curriculum.

College at Brockport, SUNY
Mathematics
Canisius College
MEd

Education

College at Brockport, SUNY (Mathematics)

Canisius College (MEd)

Excellent tutor — We thought Jessica did a wonderful job with preparing our son for his SAT test. He told me that she explained things to him that made him understand a lot better than the tutors we had in the past. I would highly recommend her as a tutor. We hope to use her again to help Matt with other subjects that he may be struggling in in the future as well as our other 2 children. ...

— Matthew, East Amherst, NY on 10/4/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

GRE Prep $40 per hour.

Travel policy

Jessica will travel within 8 miles of Buffalo, NY 14221.