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Jeannie K.

Houston, TX

$90/hour

MS/HS English, Math, Spanish, SAT/ACT, interview prep

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University of Pennsylvania
Intl Business

Education

University of Pennsylvania (Intl Business)

About Jeannie

Hi there,

I am offering in-person tutoring services for SAT preparation as well as consulting services for the college application process and for those seeking employment in consulting and finance industries. I also teach math and writing as well as Chinese, Spanish, and Korean for all ages.

After graduating from the Huntsman International Studies and Business Program through the School of Arts and Sciences and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, I worked in finance for several years but came to believe that my calling is in children's education and EQ development. Upon much consideration, I left my job as an analyst at a US-based hedge fund in Shanghai in March 2012 to write both my curriculum in K-5 guided communication and my book, Cityscape. Upon returning to Houston, I taught seventh grade reading and writing at KIPP Sharpstown for two years, during which I embarked While I work on those projects, I also want to share my experiences in applying to colleges and jobs with current students. I feel blessed to have received an excellent education at Penn and opportunities to work at challenging and meaningful workplaces, and wish to share it with those with big hopes and goals.

The curriculum I use is a combination of the course I have taken and the curriculum I have devised while teaching. Unlike tutors or centers that focus only on preparing students for the SAT, I offer an integrated consultancy from writing essays and activities lists to coaching students for college interviews; some of my past students are now students at Wharton, NYU, and UCSD, and others have graduated from Emory, Purdue, and Carnegie Mellon University, to name a few. If you are a student interested in affecting a change in the world, I hope to engage in a lasting mentorship with you and look forward to meeting you soon.

I teach near Gessner/Westheimer (77063). My current availability is:
Tuesday after 7:30pm
Friday after 4pm
Weekends
Please contact me for a specific time request or a free consultation.
Hi there,

I am offering in-person tutoring services for SAT preparation as well as consulting services for the college application process and for those seeking employment in
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

WyzAnt offers a group discount. I do prefer to teach SAT strategies in a group setting. Please let me know if you have a group that wishes to be taught together.

Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Houston, TX 77063
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Literature, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
TOEFL, Vocabulary,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, Career Development, College Counseling,
PSAT,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
STAAR,
TOEFL, USCIS
Computer:
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint
Language:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL,
Korean,
Spanish,
TOEFL, USCIS
History:
American History, Geography
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Grammar,
Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Accounting, Career Development, Economics, Finance, Marketing,
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

The SAT/ACT curriculum I use is a combination of the course I have taken and the curriculum I have devised while teaching. Unlike tutors or centers that focus only on preparing students for the exam, I offer an integrated consultancy from writing essays and activities lists to coaching students for college interviews; some of my past students became students at Wharton, NYU, and UCSD, and others have graduated from Emory, Purdue, and Carnegie Mellon University, to name a few. For high school students interested in going to college and affecting a change in the world, I hope to engage in lasting mentorship with them.

Algebra 1

I currently teach St. Johns and Memorial Middle School algebra students.

Algebra 2

I have all the problem sets/quizzes/tests, which you will find beneficial for your studies, from my days in Algebra II class.

Chinese

I speak Chinese fluently and can read and type everyday words. I interviewed in Chinese the IR departments of our Taiwanese portfolio companies while working at my previous job, an equity long-short hedge fund.

College Counseling

I graduated from an Ivy League institution and am an alumna interviewer for my alma mater. I am very familiar with the college application process as well as the qualities and scores that colleges of different brackets require of their applicants.

Please contact me for further discussion.

Elementary (K-6th)

I currently work at a microschool named Talent Unbound and oversee students of ages 5-10 and guide them through project-based learning, self-guided studies, and Socratic discussions. We are a 1:1 school and use various online content like Dreambox, Khan Academy, Kids A-Z, Headsprout, and No Red Ink, to name a few.

Elementary Math

I currently work at a microschool named Talent Unbound and oversee students of ages 5-10 and guide them through project-based learning, self-guided studies, and Socratic discussions. We are a 1:1 school and use various online content like Dreambox, Khan Academy, Kids A-Z, Headsprout, and No Red Ink, to name a few.

For math, we use Dreambox and Khan Academy to learn and practice concepts. I also help them using manipulatives.

English

Reading and comprehension are essential core skills that lay the foundation for learning. Adults and younger students are encouraged to read select news articles or works and write about them; older students are taught based on the materials used at school.

In the years that I taught seventh reading and writing as a teacher for the KIPP charter school network, my students scored the highest in Houston in writing and the second-highest in reading.

ESL/ESOL

Having been an ESL student myself, I am aware of the challenges that a student faces in adapting to a new environment. The best method of learning any language is to listen, read, speak, and write as much as possible, in that order. Music-listening, TV watching, and comic-reading, as well as dating an English speaker who does not speak the native language of the ESL student, is strongly encouraged.

Please contact me to schedule.

Geometry

I finished the coursework up to Calculus BC and Statistics in high school and college.

Grammar

Grammar is the building block of writing. The art of writing is often found between the words that make up a sentence, in the order of sentences that make up a paragraph, and in the flow of paragraphs that form a thought communicated on paper. Schools no longer teach grammar, and seeing not only students but adults without sound grammar is increasingly common.

I approach teaching grammar with the structure of learning the different parts of speech and sentences and diagramming them. Younger students are encouraged to read select works and write about them; older students are taught based on the materials used at school.

Korean

I read, write, and speak fluently in Korean. I received an A in my Korean literature classes in college and have conducted business and negotiations in Korean.

Marketing

I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in International Studies and Business with the latter's concentration in Marketing.

Microsoft Excel

I previously worked in financial and investment analysis, and navigate Excel without using a mouse, which significantly reduces work hours. The shortcuts and efficient workbook design as well as spreadsheet design can be taught over just a few hours.

Prealgebra

I finished the coursework up to Calculus BC and Statistics in high school and college. I also scored 800 in SAT Math and SAT Math IIC.

Precalculus

I finished the coursework up to Calculus BC and Statistics in high school and college. I also scored 800 in SAT Math and SAT Math IIC.

PSAT

I finished the coursework up to Calculus BC and Statistics in high school and college. I also scored 800 in SAT Math and SAT Math IIC.

Public Speaking

I have been a guest speaker at a national food convention - in Korea, with the message delivered in Korean - and have met with investor relations teams of my previous company's portfolio companies to discuss current performance and forecasts - in Chinese.

As for public speaking in English -
Having given numerous presentations at Wharton and having advised c-class executives (CFOs, CAOs, controllers) of Fortune 500 companies as a valuation advisory analyst, I also offer coaching in presentation and business speaking.

Please contact me for further discussion.

SAT Math

Imagine being thrown into a pool before knowing how to swim. Spend enough time in there, and one may learn to swim - but s/he is much more likely to learn faster and more accurately without fear if first taught how to swim.

Approaching the SAT is also easier for the test-taker with appropriate strategies and test-taking skills. I have my own curriculum that I use to teach the SATs that helps students write structured essays, learn vocabulary efficaciously, and avoid tricky math questions.

SAT Reading

Imagine being thrown into a pool before knowing how to swim. Spend enough time in there, and one may learn to swim - but s/he is much more likely to learn faster and more accurately without fear if first taught how to swim.

Approaching the SAT is also easier for the test-taker with appropriate strategies and test-taking skills. I help students learn vocabulary efficaciously, and teach section-specific strategies as well as time strategies. I scored 720 in verbal and 760 in writing when I took the SAT myself, but - after teaching it for over 5 years through its 3 versions (most updated one as of March 2016) - have increased my scores since.

SAT Writing

Imagine being thrown into a pool before knowing how to swim. Spend enough time in there, and one may learn to swim - but s/he is much more likely to learn faster and more accurately without fear if first taught how to swim.

Approaching the SAT is also easier for the test-taker with appropriate strategies and test-taking skills. I help students learn vocabulary efficaciously, and teach section-specific strategies as well as time strategies. I scored 720 in verbal and 760 in writing when I took the SAT myself, but - after teaching it for over 5 years through its 3 versions (most updated one as of March 2016) - have increased my scores since.

Spanish

I offer tutoring in various subjects, primarily in SAT and writing. That said, I was an ESL student when I came to Houston in third grade, and have since learned to communicate in Spanish and Chinese as well. I've had practice in learning a few languages.

Because I learned Spanish (as well as English and Chinese) from scratch, I believe that I am better equipped to teach than a native speaker who may not understand why an English speaker would phrase something differently (incorrectly). For example, "Estoy embarazada" might be what an English speaker would say to mean that she is embarrassed, but it actually means "I am pregnant." Not the mistake one would want to make!

Learning a language opens a new window of communication to a whole new culture, and it should first and foremost be fun and interesting, not boring and stressful. Some learn better through establishing the basic grammatical structure; younger students often learn more quickly by learning phrases and vocabulary first. Please let me know how I may be of help for you and/or your child. Learn together!

STAAR

In the years that I taught seventh reading and writing as a teacher for the KIPP charter school network, my students scored the highest in Houston in writing and the second-highest in reading. I am certified to teach in the State of Texas until the year 2020.

USCIS

Applying for citizenship is a personal decision and privilege. I myself became a citizen in 2012 and chose to go through the naturalized citizenship application process. I will be happy to assist those taking this big step.

Vocabulary

Learning vocabulary is also easier when approached with appropriate strategies and reinforced with practice. I use an excellent book as well as multiple lists of words and root words that I have compiled over the years.

Writing

Writing opens windows, both inward and outward. Improved communication further enriches our lives - in school, at the workplace, and in relationships.

Grammar is the building block of writing. The art of writing is often found between the words that make up a sentence, in the order of sentences that make up a paragraph, and in the flow of paragraphs that form a thought communicated on paper. Schools no longer teach grammar, and seeing not only students but adults without sound grammar is increasingly common.

I approach teaching writing with the structure of learning the different parts of speech and sentences and diagramming them. Adults and younger students are encouraged to read select news articles or works and write about them; older students are taught based on the materials used at school.

In the years that I taught seventh reading and writing as a teacher for the KIPP charter school network, my students scored the highest in Houston in writing and the second-highest in reading.

University of Pennsylvania
Intl Business

Education

University of Pennsylvania (Intl Business)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $90.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

WyzAnt offers a group discount. I do prefer to teach SAT strategies in a group setting. Please let me know if you have a group that wishes to be taught together.

Travel policy

Jeannie will travel within 8 miles of Houston, TX 77063.