Location: Lafayette OR USA

Tutoring and Homework Help

Expertise: English and Reading
Subjects: Basic English, Grammar, Literature, Phonics, Reading, Reading Comprehension, Writing

Jessica B. of Lafayette OR USA Tutor Profile

Tutor Personal Information

Name: Jessica B.
Gender: Female   Age: 22-25
Tutoring Style and/or Experience

Hello! Welcome to my profile. My skills and experience cover a broad spectrum from the college prep level to special education and quite a bit in between. My first tutoring experiences were at a boarding school in Arizona where I tutored in Spanish, Latin, English, writing, humanities, reading, SAT prep and study skills. During that time I also ran a children's choir and participated in outdoor leadership which allowed me to introduce the outdoors and survival skills to children ranging in age from 10-18 years old. Next, I tutored around the San Francisco Bay Area in English, writing, reading, reading comprehension, biology, and study skills before relocating to the beautiful state of Oregon. Currently, I am working as a Special Education assistant teaching Kindergarten through 5th grade students mathematics, writing, reading, and reading comprehension. I have worked with students who have learning disabilities such as dyslexia, ADHD, ADD, visual processing deficits, audio processing deficits, and autism.

When I tutor a student my goal is not only to help them in a difficult subject, but to teach in such a way that it fosters independence, self motivation, resourcefulness, and self advocacy both inside the classroom and out. I don't believe in trying to explain a concept repeatedly in the same way if the student isn't understanding the concept. I adapt my tutoring to the student's learning style and am willing to explain concepts in a variety of ways until the student is able to grasp the concept. I am patient and committed to helping the people I tutor achieve success.

Tutoring Fee and Tutors Availability

Grades Tutored: Pre-K / Kindergarten, Elementary, Junior High School, High School, College
Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Contract Availability: Long Term or Open-Ended Tutoring Commitments.
Tutoring Rates: $10.00 to $30.00
Sliding Scale: This tutor offers a sliding scale for students with economic hardships.

Tutor Background

Time Spent Tutoring: 6-10 years
Students Tutored: 10-25 students
Special/Focus Groups: Gifted/Talented, Home Schooling, Learning Disabilities, Remedial
Educational Level: Other
Major: English/Nursing
School: Portland Community College
Awards English III Award (High School Junior level) - I was the first student in the school's history to receive this award for two consecutive semesters.
Computer Science Award (High School Senior level)
Community Service Award
Teacher Certification: No