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Wagner College (Special Education and Theatre Technology)
I have worked with many students of various ages and abilities, including those with special needs. I am most familiar and have worked with more students who have ADD/ADHD, Asperger’s, Cerebral Palsy, and/or spinal cord injuries; however, I do know quite a bit of information on other learning and physical disabilities. I am a sophomore at Wagner College pursuing a bachelor’s degree in technical theatre, with a minor in special education. Upon completion of both programs, I plan to get a master’s degree in early education and Spanish from Wagner, while pursuing a career as a stage manager and freelance tutor in the greater New York area. While I do offer lessons in various subjects and disciplines, I have the most experience in teaching high school Spanish. Elementary English and grammar are my next best subjects to teach. But as I mentioned, I do offer a variety of other subjects and material.
I have two major locations I work in, depending on the time of year. From late-August until early-December, and then again from late-January to early-May, I am based out of Staten Island, NY. I will also make trips to certain areas of Manhattan if requested. From mid-December to mid-January and then again from mid-May to mid-August, I am based out of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, serving students in Bucks and Montgomery Counties.
I also require an interview with each student and their parents or guardians, even if I worked with this student before. These interviews can be in person or over the phone (the latter only if payment information has been listed, as per WyzAnt’s policy regarding phone number exchanges). I never charge for the interview, even if we meet in person. They can last anywhere from five minutes to an hour, depending on the needs of the student and if I’ve worked with them in the past.
My hourly rate is fairly lower than most tutors, who average at around $40 per hour. I do this for two reasons: I love to teach and would do it for free. But I am a college student, and therefore tutoring is my main source of income at the moment. If I want to be able to continue to offer my services to students now and in the future, I must charge something. Second, I know what it’s like to come from a family with limited funds. Most parents would do anything to make sure their kids can get the best education out there, but sometimes it just isn’t financially possible, especially when many tutors are averaging at $40 and hour. I keep my rate low in hopes that I can offer my services to those students who might not otherwise be able to get the assistance they need. That being said, for some families even my low rate is still too much for them to afford. If that is ever the case, I ask the family to inform me of the situation and give me an estimate of what they believe they can afford, and I will do my best to honor that rate. After all, every student should get the chance to succeed in school no matter what their financial status is at the moment!
I also offer a discounted rate for groups of two or more. A session with two students would be $30 per hour and any session with three or more students would be $35 per hour. That is less than half of what it would cost if those students came to me individually. And my negotiation policy for financially challenged students still applies to group rates as well.
I hope you will consider me as your next tutor. If you have any questions or would like to set up an interview, please click on the contact tutor link on this page! I have worked with many students of various ages and abilities, including those with special needs. I am most familiar and have worked with more students who have ADD/ADHD, Asperger’s, Cerebral Palsy, and/or spinal cord
I am very flexible on rates. Will make accommodations if necessary. All you have to do is discuss with me! Groups of 2 to 5 students are welcome and will be given a discounted rate of $20
My husband and I were very fortunate to find Jazmine on WyzAnt to tutor my 15-year-old daughter in Spanish. I looked for a local Spanish tutor for some time and could not find anyone who was nearby and within my budget. Jazmine began by evaluating my daughter's knowledge to determine her current level before proceeding. She makes Spanish fun and incorporates many different methods to teach, including movies, videos and articles, in addition to traditional methods such as flashcards, worksheets, quizzes and tests. She also accommodates my hectic schedule, and she always has a smile on her face!
Jazmine is an excellent communicator. She plans her sessions in advance and sends a detailed email to me ahead of time so that I know what they will be working on. She also sends me a review after each class.
I strongly recommend Jazmine for anyone who is seeking a Spanish tutor!
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My junior year of high school I took a school-age child development class. In that class I did an intensive research project on childhood ADD/ADHD; however, a lot of my knowledge of the condition was gained by working with children with the disorder. My 10-year-old niece has a slight case of ADHD and babysitting her has taught me a lot. My sophomore year of high school I volunteered at a daycare/preschool where a lot of the children had special needs and I also tutored elementary school students in a special ed class and some of the children had some form of attention and hyperactivity disorder.
Similar to pre-algebra, algebra 1 is a foundational course. Without it, students cannot succeed in higher level math and science classes. Out of any other math, the concepts involved in it are no doubt the most used in and out of the classroom. While I have only tutored one student in the subject, I have assisted my younger sister and classmates when they had gotten stuck on a few concepts. I use algebra on a regular basis so my skills are very sharp. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
Once a month during my sophomore and junior year I worked with elementary school students on math concepts like lattice, factor families, and multiplication tables. Even though it has been a while since I actually did elementary math, I understand the basic concepts well enough to assist students.
Grammar is my favorite topic. I don't know why I enjoy it so much or how I acquired such a knack for good grammar, but I am really glad I have. While I've never formally taught the subject, I have had many of my friends and classmates ask me questions on whether they should use a comma there or does an apostrophe go here. I also tend to correct people's grammar a lot and when that happens I usually get the question "well why is it this way and not that?" and must explain.
I have studied Spanish for five years and was always one of the highest scoring students in my classes. While the Spanish I was taught is mostly the dialect spoken in Spain, I am familiar with some of the Latin and South American dialects of the language. In addition to the language, I am also familiar with Spanish culture in all parts of the world. Reading and writing are definitely stronger points for me, but I can comfortably speak it and hold out a conversation.
I am studying theater with an emphasis on the technical production-side of things in college. Most of my sophomore, junior, and senior year of high school was spent onstage or backstage. I performed in two musicals (Hairspray and Oklahoma) and one play (A Midsummer Night's Dream). My senior year I was the assistant stage manager for a play (The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged) and one musical (Cabaret). As a stage manager I assisted actors with lines, helped the director take notes, and a lot more. I may not be an expert in theater (at the moment at least), but I know a lot and more than enough to tutor a student. If you'd like to know more just ask!
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