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Jessica P.

Cincinnati, OH

$25/hour

Patient and Knowledgeable Coach, Science, and Elem. School Tutor

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B.S. University of Cincinnati
Biology

Education

B.S. University of Cincinnati (Biology)

About Jessica

Hello there! My name is Jessica, but most people call me Jessy. I am currently a high school JV soccer coach. I have been tutoring and mentoring for the past 9 years. I tutored biology and anatomy/physiology throughout high school and college. I was a middle school gym teacher and elementary tutor part-time while in college. I have experience tutoring and coaching all age and experience levels. I also have experience tutoring and mentoring some special needs children, like those with ADD or ADHD.

I like to make learning fun. In my experience, I have found that children are better able to learn when it is something that they enjoy doing, or at least don’t mind doing. For example, math seems to be a lot of children’s worst enemy. I try to turn it into something they want to learn about by relating the math we are doing to the world around them. Having a visual connection oftentimes is the best way to help them make the connection. Relating the mathematics to the real world allows students to become more engaged in the math they are learning and as a result become more successful. I also try to do this with my other subjects. Subjects like biology and anatomy/physiology are another one of those subjects where visual aides are a big help and I try to utilize as many of these as possible. I have a lot of patience. I do not mind having to repeat myself. It is all a part of the learning process. I also like to ask a student questions, starting with what they already know, and then continue to ask questions, helping them through the thinking process so they can figuring it out on their own. I feel that this is one of the best ways to help a student fully understand what they are studying and why it makes sense. It is also a good way to teach good study technique. I feel it also helps build self-confidence. Once the student proves to themselves that they can figure it out on their own, they will carry that confidence into other areas in their life.

I look forward to meeting and working with you. Please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you!
Hello there! My name is Jessica, but most people call me Jessy. I am currently a high school JV soccer coach. I have been tutoring and mentoring for the past 9 years. I tutored biology and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Cincinnati, OH 45241
In-person lessons
Math:
ACT Math,
Elementary Math,
SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science,
GED,
SAT Math, SAT Writing
History:
Social Studies
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD
Sports/Recreation:
Soccer,
Volleyball

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

I scored a 29 on my ACT.

ACT Math

I scored a 29 on my ACT.

ACT Reading

I scored a 29 on my ACT and reading was one of my highest scoring areas.

ACT Science

I scored a 29 on my ACT in 2005. Science was my highest scored subject.

ADD/ADHD

I worked with ADD/ADHD children while I was teaching and tutoring elementary school children for 4 years in college.

Anatomy

I have a Bachelor's of Science in Biology and took extra anatomy & physiology courses in high school and college to enhance my knowledge of the subject.

Biology

I received a Bachelor's of Arts in Independent Studies in 2010. This was a major I essentially created myself in which I combined three minors (biology, psychology, and chemistry) in order to be able to take all of the classes that I wanted to take. I then received a Bachelor's of Science in Biology in 2012 in order to further my education in my favorite subject area.

Botany

During my combined six years in college, I had to take a multitude of classes, including ecology and plant physiology. Having grown up with a grandfather with a huge green thumb, I took special interest in these areas and found them to be very interesting and a couple of my favorite courses overall. I think it is important to understand exactly why plants are so important and how they play an extremely important role in our lives.

Ecology

The purpose of ecology is to provide knowledge about the way the world works. It provides evidence on the interdependence between the natural world and people. A better understanding of ecological systems and how they function will allow society to predict the consequences of human activity on the environment.
This is a subject that is easily understood through the use of visual aids and cause-and-effect modules.

Elementary (K-6th)

In my opinion, elementary education is the most important time of a person's schooling career. It is during this time that students either develop a love of learning or disdain for it. Elementary school is supposed to be a time where students learn most of their fundamentals that will help them for the rest of their lives as well as a time of making awesome childhood memories. Struggling in school can hinder both of these. It is important for a student to learn early how they learn best so that they can apply it themselves as the get older as well as help their teachers teach them better. Everyone learns differently and the earlier a child learns that this is OK, the better off they will be in their future endeavors. This is what I try to accomplish when tutoring elementary education.

Elementary Math

Young children often don't understand why they need to learn math. When children are shown how useful math can be to them and how they can apply specific math skills to real-life situations, they tend to work harder and perform better. Sometimes dislike of math does not spawn from misunderstanding its importance. Instead, it may come from experiencing mathematical problems. I often find that showing children how math is tied into their everyday lives to be very useful. Examples would be calculating tips and tax, budgeting money, time management, estimating distances and weights, memorizing phone numbers and locker combinations, etc.

Elementary Science

Science teaches children necessary skills that they can use in other areas of their lives. According to reports, early experiences in science help children develop problem-solving skills and motivate them toward a lifelong interest in the natural world. Science is a difficult subject sometimes, but one that can't be avoided. I have found that visual aides are a big help with teaching and developing an interest in science. Sometimes it is hard for children to connect what they are reading in their books with what they see everyday, but once they do, it opens up a whole new world for them.

GED

Once GED students discover how to activate the learning process and reinforce learning, they find out that learning can work for them. Real learning happens when you use knowledge, especially if it’s freshly learned. And since learning is really a lifelong process, a lesson on how people learn, and continue to learn, is important to understand. I helped my brother's friend earn his GED by teaching him the fundamentals and then tying it to real life situations. This helped him understand and learn a lot easier and faster than he was by just reading the material.

Grammar

The importance of proper grammar is right up there with vocabulary. Proper grammar is important for a number of reasons. For example, if you are filling out a job application, and your grammar is bad, then you may be much less likely to get the job than someone who does use proper grammar. Bad grammar can quite often portray the person as being less intelligent. For example, if I were to hear someone say, "He don't go there no more.", my initial impression would conclude that that person was not very smart, since that sentence definitely uses bad grammar; it not only uses the wrong contraction, but it also contains a double negative. The correct way to say that sentence would be "He doesn't go there anymore".

Physiology

I have a Bachelor's of Science in Biology and took extra anatomy & physiology courses in high school and college to enhance my knowledge of the subject.

Psychology

Psychology is an academic and applied discipline involving the systematic, and often scientific, study of human mental functions and behavior. Occasionally, in addition or opposition to employing the scientific method, it also relies on symbolic interpretation and critical analysis, although it often does so less prominently than other social sciences such as sociology.
Psychology is important because it helps with the study of behavior and mental processes Everything we do and say is connected to psychology in one way or another. Psychology primarily studies who and what we are, why we are like that, why we act and think like that and what we could be as a person.

Reading

Reading is something that a lot of people, children and adults, struggle with, maybe not necessarily with the actual reading itself, but maybe more with the comprehension aspect of reading or even just the will to read. I believe the love or hate of reading is something learned at an early age. This is why it is important to teach children the benefits of reading and make it something that they want to do. Lets face it, love it or hate it, reading is something that you have to do. Here are just a few benefits of reading: kids who read often and widely get better at it, it exercises the brain, improves concentration, helps improve vocabulary and other language skills, helps children develop their imagination as well as empathy, and lastly, it helps them do better in school overall. Reading is a part of every subject and the better you are at it, the better you will do in other subjects.

Soccer

I have played soccer for 20 years. I made varsity in high school was named team MVP and First team all league two years in a row. I received scholarship to play in college where I earned a starting position for four years. I received 2 league honorable mentions as well as 1 first team league nomination. I currently head coach JV high school girls soccer for The Summit Country Day School.

Social Studies

I believe that Social Studies is important because it teaches us about our past; where we have been, what we have done, what has succeeded and what has failed. This information is crucial to teaching us how to live in the present and how to better prepare for the future. When tutoring in this subject, I try to show them how they can use the information and skills they are learning outside of class and why it is relevant. It's about questioning society, searching for patterns, and developing the tools to make the world a better place. Teaching social studies means showing how ordinary people have made a difference throughout history. I excelled in this area while in school. I received high marks on this area of my ACT as well as received AP college credit from AP US History while in high school.

Spelling

Spelling is important because it aids in reading. It helps cement the connection that is shared between sounds and letters. Learning high frequency sight words also has been shown to help with both reading and writing. This is why students learn sight words during their early years. Spelling and reading also have a common factor, proficiency with language. Like bad vocab and bad grammar, bad spelling can leave the wrong impression. While punctuation errors can often go unnoticed, bad spelling rarely does. As important as spelling is, children need to be relaxed about it. If not, it can lead to frustration and will inhibit writing, which is unfortunate because writing is something we will do throughout our lifetime.
Some children learn spelling words through repetition while others need a different approach, such as visualization, where a word is broken down and the child is shown how to piece a word together by sounding it out.

Study Skills

I have always had a very busy schedule and, over time, I needed to develop various ways for me to efficiently organize my time to allow for optimal studying. I played three sports in high school and played soccer in college. As a biology major, I had a lot of studying to do and limited time to do it in. I developed various ways that helped me make the most out of my various study situations, whether it be reading on the bus to and from games, making vocab flash cards to go over at lunch, etc. You just have to figure out how you (or your child) learns best and then develop various ways to study in that fashion.

Vocabulary

I believe vocabulary is probably the most important tool that anyone can own. Vocabulary is so critical for success for the following reasons:
1) When reading or in conversation, comprehension is improved when you know what the words mean. Since comprehension is the ultimate goal of reading, you cannot allow your vocabulary to fall behind.
2) Words are the currency of communication. Having a large repertoire of vocab words improves all areas of communication — listening, speaking, reading and writing.
3) When children and adolescents improve their vocabulary, their academic and social confidence and competence will also improve.

Volleyball

I played junior Olympic volleyball for 7-8 years, made the high school varsity volleyball team as a freshman and started every game as either an outside hitter or middle hitter. I received team MVP awards two years in a row as well as first team all league recognition as well. I also have defensive experience from playing in the back row as well as playing libero. I helped coach grade school volleyball when in 8th grade as well as through high school.

Writing

When considering why good writing is important, remember that poor writing can be akin to misinformation. Although it might not be deliberate, bad writing skills can convey either the wrong or an ambiguous message. On an individual level, good writing abilities are necessary in many careers to be successful. Having the ability to write well at work or on a personal level can give us that much-needed confidence boost.

I write for an online newspaper. In order for my articles to be published, they have to be approved by a group of editors so writing correctly is very important. Currently, I have 14 articles published and posted.

Zoology

My dream job growing up was to become a veterinarian. It is still my ultimate goal, but I have discovered a lot of other interesting animal-related career paths along the way and am currently trying to pursue them. In the meantime, I write for an online newspaper called Examiner.com where I am an Animal Behavior Examiner. I write news articles about current events as well as articles explaining different animal behaviors.

B.S. University of Cincinnati
Biology

Education

B.S. University of Cincinnati (Biology)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jessica will travel within 20 miles of Cincinnati, OH 45241.