Jenny B.

Olympia, WA


Writing and public speaking - high school, college, and beyond

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Brigham Young University


Brigham Young University (History)

About Jenny

I discovered that I love to write in my tenth grade English class. A lot of students struggle with writing, but composing an essay isn't nearly as intimidating when you understand how to structure and support whatever it is your trying (or supposed to) say. When I was getting my BA in History, I discovered that I really enjoy helping other students with their papers, whether it's an essay, research paper, creative writing assignment, or college admissions essay. I am now a professional editor, and after working with writers of all levels for almost ten years, I can tell you that the best way to improve your skills is to work through the drafting process with someone who can guide you along and teach you how to become a better writer.

Organizing your thoughts for a speech isn't much different than organizing a paper. I took speech in both high school and college, and have had the opportunity to do quite a bit of public speaking throughout my adult life. I've given presentations to small and large groups of professionals, and as a full-time substitute teacher, I'm used to getting up in front of groups and presenting things with little or no preparation. Learning to prepare and present builds confidence, and I can help you with both of these. Whether your preparing a speech or writing a paper, I would love the opportunity to work with you and help you gain the skills you'll need to approach future assignments with the confidence and knowledge you'll need for success.

I have been working with high school students on a daily basis for over a decade, and this gives me a great understanding of both state testing requirements and high school level English expectations. My experience as a professional editor of fiction and other types of manuscripts has taught me how to give constructive critique in a way that builds confidence and ability, and I love helping writers improve their ability to express themselves in a unique and effective way.
I discovered that I love to write in my tenth grade English class. A lot of students struggle with writing, but composing an essay isn't nearly as intimidating when you understand Read more

2 hours notice required
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Travels within 20 miles of Olympia, WA 98502
In-person lessons
English, Literature, Reading, Writing
Elementary Education:

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I have been teaching private, individual piano lessons for 15 years. I believe in developing an individual approach for each student as their strengths, weaknesses, and interest levels develop. Because of this, I do not teach out of only one or two music systems, but use a variety of materials and books from various programs. My strengths are in teaching the fundamentals of music, and musical interpretation, and performance.

Brigham Young University


Brigham Young University (History)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jenny will travel within 20 miles of Olympia, WA 98502.