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Jessica T.

Houston, TX

$40/hour

Reading tutor Pre School-High School Experienced Degreed

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 2 ratings
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
— ANNETTE, Houston, TX on 11/11/16

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St. Mary's College
English

Education

St. Mary's College (English)

About Jessica

I received a BA from St. Mary's College in 2006 and am currently enrolled in the Texas Teachers Certification program. My coursework includes classes in Exceptionality, Educational Psychology, Theories of Cognition, and Children/Young Adult literature. I have had over four years of tutoring experience with students ages 6 to adult. This includes experience with GT students, ESL, and individuals with specific learning disabilities.
As an undergraduate, I researched and compared various reading curriculum for dyslexic students. I favor a multi-sensory, phonics based approach for teaching reading. When working with older students, I emphasize strategies for reading comprehension and mastery of discrete writing skills. I try to remind teenagers that verbal expression will be their key to success in college and beyond.
I have a very relaxed, non directive teaching style. However, if a student needs more support, I will plan out lessons and goals for each session. I am well versed in the content of the TAKS test, as well as the ACT and SAT. I can integrate test preparation into our sessions if needed.
I love teaching reading and language arts. My goal is to earn a M.Ed in Reading Curriculum and Instruction, as well as an MFA in poetry. In my spare time, I am at work on a children's novel.
I received a BA from St. Mary's College in 2006 and am currently enrolled in the Texas Teachers Certification program. My coursework includes classes in Exceptionality, Educational Psychology, Theories of Cognition, and Children/Young Adult Read more

Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Houston, TX 77096
In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- ANNETTE, Houston, TX on 11/11/16
Jessica replied on 11/14/2016

Thank you, Annette!

Science:
Psychology
English:
English,
Grammar, Literature,
Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
History:
European History, Geography
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics, Reading,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have had several years of experience helping school aged students. I have worked as a tutor, an interning therapist, and a substitute teacher. My specific area of expertise relates to learning differences and developmental challenges.

English

I obtained Bachelor's degree in English from St. Mary's College of Maryland in 2006. I have 3 years of experience tutoring ESL and developmental reading with students of all ages. I am familiar with the Orton Gillingham method of remediation, as well as other approaches. I also love working with older students on term papers and application essays. I am well versed in world literature and have a remarkable verbal memory. I believe that I would be perfect for a student who has had limited success with traditional teaching methods.

Literature

I obtained a B.A. from St. Mary's College with a major in English.

Reading

I have a Bachelor's degree in English from St. Mary's College of Maryland. I have completed extensive coursework in Speech Language Pathology at University of Texas Dallas.

SAT Reading

I have spent a great deal of time decoding the verbal/writing sections of the SAT. There are no tricks, no codes, and no secrets. Vocabulary is the key to verbal success.

Writing

I have helped students of all grade levels improve their writing. No two papers are the same, and my goal is to help students find their own voice.

St. Mary's College
English

Education

St. Mary's College (English)

Knowledgeable and patient tutor — Jessica is very patient and kind. Her approach to teaching is simple and effective! I am very excited to see what more she has to offer! ...

— ANNETTE, Houston, TX on 11/11/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Travel policy

Jessica will travel within 20 miles of Houston, TX 77096.