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Janna B.

Phi Beta Kappa Rutgers Graduate Who Loves to Teach

Phi Beta Kappa Rutgers Graduate Who Loves to Teach

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  • 5 hours tutoring

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Hello! I've tutored privately and volunteered as a tutor and mentor for kids of all ages for around 9 years now, and teaching is my passion. I graduated from Rutgers with High honors with a double major in French and Religion, but I have an extensive interested in math an science. English is my first language, but I am trilingual with French and Arabic, and I have completed university coursework in linguistics. In short, there is little I enjoy more in life than to learn and to teach.

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Hello! I've tutored privately and volunteered as a tutor and mentor for kids of all ages for around 9 years now, and teaching is my passion. I graduated from Rutgers with High honors with a double major in French and Religion, but I have an extensive interested in math an science. English is my first language, but I am trilingual with French and Arabic, and I have completed university coursework in linguistics. In short, there is little I enjoy more in life than to learn and to teach.

I have almost four years experience tutoring high school math and science: algebra 1, geometry, and algebra 2, and physics. I am comfortable tutoring biology as well, as I have taken advanced courses in college. I have been tutoring SATs for almost ten years as well.

I greatly enjoyed my position as a swim instructor at a local YMCA, teaching people of all ages from 4 to 66, most of whom went from fearing water to swimming/treading in around 6 to 10 weeks. This has helped me become especially skilled helping students with different (sometimes extreme) aversions to learning as I've found ways to build confidence and comfort in the face of frustrating academic situations. I believe patience and compassion are not only virtues, but valuable skills!

Most importantly, I believe that teaching is more than just knowing the subject. More importantly, it is knowing how to pass it successfully to the student. As tutors we must be flexible and engaging and prioritizing the student's needs as an individual. I believe that it's my job to bring life and value to the subjects, so I'm willing to put in the extra time to think of assignments that I think will benefit the students. For just one example, an elementary student of mine was uninterested in fractions, finding math boring and pointless, and struggling with word problems. I took an apple from the kitchen and told him to think about a scenario in which he'd need to share his apple with his sister, and his attitude began to shift.

For older students, my approach to tutoring is oppos


Education

Rutgers University
Religion and French

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Corporate Training

French,

French

I've been a French major in a rigorous honors program for the past two years, and this is my final year. I can write and read correctly and with fluency, and have non-native fluency in speaking.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar

English

English,

English

The main focus of both my majors has been in analyzing literary texts, and this has given me experience writing hundreds of pages of analytic essays that analyze varied written texts with depth. Additionally, I have completed advanced coursework in English literature (two classes at junior level, one at senior) receiving A grade in each of these.
Literature,

Literature

Completed French literature major, extensive coursework in comparative global literature and several English literature classes.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I've tutored several students in SAT reading and helped improve their scores by at least 100 points in the section. My own scores ranged from 740 to 760, and I know the tricks and techniques for improving the score.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I got a perfect score in the writing section 2/3 times I took the SAT, and 790 the other time. I've tutored several other students in the subject who have all have improved their scores. There are some simple methods that work, and with practice anyone can do it!
Writing,

Writing

As long as I have been tutoring, I have tutored writing. I graduated with high honors in two writing-intensive majors, and my strong multilingual background gives me deep understanding of the ins-and-outs of language composition. I have tutored students in writing who are ESL, as well as high school sophomores and juniors in honors and AP writing classes. I received a full score on my SAT writing section. Thank you for your consideration.
ACT English, Grammar

History

Religion,

Religion

I am enrolled as a Religion Major at Rutgers University. I have completed 33 credits toward the major, with only 1 more course until the degree is finished. I have a 4.0 GPA in the major and overall. I have taken graduate courses in theories and methods of the study of religion, as well as a focus on the relationship between religion and psychology. My tutoring would focus on appropriate methods for the study as well as history and background of various traditions.
Philosophy

Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

I have taken rigorous coursework at the collegiate level in biology, including a 5 on the AP exam and subsequent more advanced work, such cell biology and basic biology. I formerly peer tutored in this subject.
English,

English

The main focus of both my majors has been in analyzing literary texts, and this has given me experience writing hundreds of pages of analytic essays that analyze varied written texts with depth. Additionally, I have completed advanced coursework in English literature (two classes at junior level, one at senior) receiving A grade in each of these.
French,

French

I've been a French major in a rigorous honors program for the past two years, and this is my final year. I can write and read correctly and with fluency, and have non-native fluency in speaking.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have over two years experience teaching high school geometry, successfully preparing students for exams and to improve grades. My methods are tailored to each individual student, with a focus on a deep understanding of concepts to better ground the students for preparation for further math. I prefer this approach to the drills and memorization often favored with school curriculum.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I've tutored several students in SAT reading and helped improve their scores by at least 100 points in the section. My own scores ranged from 740 to 760, and I know the tricks and techniques for improving the score.
Writing,

Writing

As long as I have been tutoring, I have tutored writing. I graduated with high honors in two writing-intensive majors, and my strong multilingual background gives me deep understanding of the ins-and-outs of language composition. I have tutored students in writing who are ESL, as well as high school sophomores and juniors in honors and AP writing classes. I received a full score on my SAT writing section. Thank you for your consideration.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2

Language

Arabic,

Arabic

I peer-tutored Arabic at the collegiate level for one year. I have completed Arabic through the intermediate level at Columbia university, and through the advanced level at Rutgers University. I can read, write, and and understand Modern Standard Arabic proficiently as well as speak fluently the Egyptian dialect. I am fully bilingual with Arabic and English.
French

French

I've been a French major in a rigorous honors program for the past two years, and this is my final year. I can write and read correctly and with fluency, and have non-native fluency in speaking.

Math

Geometry,

Geometry

I have over two years experience teaching high school geometry, successfully preparing students for exams and to improve grades. My methods are tailored to each individual student, with a focus on a deep understanding of concepts to better ground the students for preparation for further math. I prefer this approach to the drills and memorization often favored with school curriculum.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2

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Biology,

Biology

I have taken rigorous coursework at the collegiate level in biology, including a 5 on the AP exam and subsequent more advanced work, such cell biology and basic biology. I formerly peer tutored in this subject.
English,

English

The main focus of both my majors has been in analyzing literary texts, and this has given me experience writing hundreds of pages of analytic essays that analyze varied written texts with depth. Additionally, I have completed advanced coursework in English literature (two classes at junior level, one at senior) receiving A grade in each of these.
French,

French

I've been a French major in a rigorous honors program for the past two years, and this is my final year. I can write and read correctly and with fluency, and have non-native fluency in speaking.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have over two years experience teaching high school geometry, successfully preparing students for exams and to improve grades. My methods are tailored to each individual student, with a focus on a deep understanding of concepts to better ground the students for preparation for further math. I prefer this approach to the drills and memorization often favored with school curriculum.
Writing,

Writing

As long as I have been tutoring, I have tutored writing. I graduated with high honors in two writing-intensive majors, and my strong multilingual background gives me deep understanding of the ins-and-outs of language composition. I have tutored students in writing who are ESL, as well as high school sophomores and juniors in honors and AP writing classes. I received a full score on my SAT writing section. Thank you for your consideration.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2

Other

Religion,

Religion

I am enrolled as a Religion Major at Rutgers University. I have completed 33 credits toward the major, with only 1 more course until the degree is finished. I have a 4.0 GPA in the major and overall. I have taken graduate courses in theories and methods of the study of religion, as well as a focus on the relationship between religion and psychology. My tutoring would focus on appropriate methods for the study as well as history and background of various traditions.
Philosophy

Science

Biology,

Biology

I have taken rigorous coursework at the collegiate level in biology, including a 5 on the AP exam and subsequent more advanced work, such cell biology and basic biology. I formerly peer tutored in this subject.
ACT Science, Philosophy

Sports/Recreation

Swimming

Swimming

I was a swim instructor for the YMCA for just over 1 year in 2014, leaving to focus my schedule on university. I swam competitively on the Peddie Aquatics swim-team from young childhood through Junior year of high school. In my final year I joined Princeton Tigers Water Polo, subsequently playing college club water polo for Columbia University, before transferring to Rutgers. Throughout my time at Rutgers I was on the triathlon team. I have never been able to leave the pool! **Note: Lesson rates differ from my academic rate.

Summer

Arabic,

Arabic

I peer-tutored Arabic at the collegiate level for one year. I have completed Arabic through the intermediate level at Columbia university, and through the advanced level at Rutgers University. I can read, write, and and understand Modern Standard Arabic proficiently as well as speak fluently the Egyptian dialect. I am fully bilingual with Arabic and English.
Biology,

Biology

I have taken rigorous coursework at the collegiate level in biology, including a 5 on the AP exam and subsequent more advanced work, such cell biology and basic biology. I formerly peer tutored in this subject.
French,

French

I've been a French major in a rigorous honors program for the past two years, and this is my final year. I can write and read correctly and with fluency, and have non-native fluency in speaking.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have over two years experience teaching high school geometry, successfully preparing students for exams and to improve grades. My methods are tailored to each individual student, with a focus on a deep understanding of concepts to better ground the students for preparation for further math. I prefer this approach to the drills and memorization often favored with school curriculum.
Swimming,

Swimming

I was a swim instructor for the YMCA for just over 1 year in 2014, leaving to focus my schedule on university. I swam competitively on the Peddie Aquatics swim-team from young childhood through Junior year of high school. In my final year I joined Princeton Tigers Water Polo, subsequently playing college club water polo for Columbia University, before transferring to Rutgers. Throughout my time at Rutgers I was on the triathlon team. I have never been able to leave the pool! **Note: Lesson rates differ from my academic rate.
Writing,

Writing

As long as I have been tutoring, I have tutored writing. I graduated with high honors in two writing-intensive majors, and my strong multilingual background gives me deep understanding of the ins-and-outs of language composition. I have tutored students in writing who are ESL, as well as high school sophomores and juniors in honors and AP writing classes. I received a full score on my SAT writing section. Thank you for your consideration.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2

Test Preparation

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I've tutored several students in SAT reading and helped improve their scores by at least 100 points in the section. My own scores ranged from 740 to 760, and I know the tricks and techniques for improving the score.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I got a perfect score in the writing section 2/3 times I took the SAT, and 790 the other time. I've tutored several other students in the subject who have all have improved their scores. There are some simple methods that work, and with practice anyone can do it!
ACT English, ACT Science

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