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Jessica B.

Austin, TX

$35/hour

A different perspective on math and tutoring

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Background check passed as of 10/29/12
4.8 average from 32 ratings
Great tutor!
— Jon, Cambridge, MA on 1/1/16

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Tufts University
Mathematics

Education

Tufts University (Mathematics)

About Jessica

I have always been passionate about math- not just any math but abstract, beautiful, interconnected kind of math that most people don't understand. The coolest part about that kind of math? For me the coolest part about that kind of math is explaining it to non-math people. Non-math people are a gift to someone like me because they force me to reexamine my own way of looking at math and to come up with new, different and innovative ways of explaining it. This in turn gives me a deeper understanding and a more fully formed view of the discipline as a whole. I've learned a lot just from tutoring other people!

I'm also pretty good at explaining math. I graduated top of my class in CA at Analy High School (number two out of over 300 students), and in college at Tufts University, where I received both Phi Beta Kappa honors, Summa Cum Laude and the math department's prestigious Ralph S Kaye award. Throughout the past eight years I've tutored geometry, trig, calculus 1,2,3 and abstract algebra. In Boston, I participated in an after school Girl's Engineering Club, where I worked with under privileged girls to encourage a future love of mathematical problem solving and show the non-traditional side of engineering. Several of the girls didn't even speak English.

I've also done extensive research in higher level mathematics, including an REU at the University of Illinois in Geometric Group Theory and an REU at Trinity University in Semi-Regular Congruence Monoids. I presented both of my research results at MathFest and the MAA Undergraduate Poster Session, respectively.

But beyond all the high level stuff, to me, math is cool. It's pretty awesome. And if I can help show at least one student that fact, then I'll have done my job.
I have always been passionate about math- not just any math but abstract, beautiful, interconnected kind of math that most people don't understand. The coolest part about that kind of math? For me the coolest part about that kind of math is explaining it to non-math people. Non-math people are a Read more

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Travels within 10 miles of Austin, TX 78705
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"Great tutor!"

- Jon, Cambridge, MA on 1/1/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

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Tufts University
Mathematics

Education

Tufts University (Mathematics)

Great tutor! — Jessica did a very good job helping my daughter with math in a very short time frame. I would highly recommend her. ...

— Jon, Cambridge, MA on 1/1/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Travel policy

Jessica will travel within 10 miles of Austin, TX 78705.