Location: Bridgeville PA USA

Tutoring and Homework Help

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

Jessica Z. of Bridgeville PA USA Tutor Profile

Tutor Personal Information

Name: Jessica Z.
Gender: Female   Age: 18-21
Tutoring Style and/or Experience

Hi! I'm an energetic, patient, qualified tutor with a B.A. in English and a Spanish minor. I have over eight years of teaching and tutoring experience:

* Music:
Teaching private piano and guitar lessons for 8 years
Have sung with both volunteer and professional touring choirs; private voice lessons in college
* Spanish:
Teaching elementary Spanish grades 1-8
Teaching a private Spanish class to four elementary students
Leading private conversation sessions with intermediate Spanish students in college
Private Spanish tutoring on the intermediate college level
* English:
Tutor in college writing center
Online encouragement/critique of teen writing for Scholastic, Inc.'s website WriteIt
* T.A. for an integrated humanities class focusing on literature, visual art, philosophy, and history; I work as a liaison between professors and students, grade quizzes and essays, lead discussions, and tutor students.

I have also taught first and second grade phonics and worked as an elementary classroom aide.
In college, I've been recommended as a tutor for Spanish, biology, humanities, and linguistics classes.
My SAT math score is 690, critical reading is 760, and I scored an 800 on the writing both times I took it, so I am happy to help prepare students for especially the verbal portions of the SAT.

I'm sure that you know as well as I do that mastery of subject material and even extensive experience does not necessarily mean someone will be a good tutor. I can tell you that what matters most to me is seeing the 'light bulb' go off in a student's eyes, and becoming not just a teacher but a friend and cheerleader as they seek to improve. My passion is finding a way to make something that seems scary more accessible and understandable - what I think of as translating a subject into learn-able terms.

Tutoring Fee and Tutors Availability

Grades Tutored: Pre-K / Kindergarten, Elementary, Junior High School, High School, College
Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Contract Availability: Long Term or Open-Ended Tutoring Commitments.
Tutoring Rates: $25.00 to $35.00
Sliding Scale: This tutor offers a sliding scale for students with economic hardships.

Tutor Background

Time Spent Tutoring: 1-2 years
Students Tutored: 10-25 students
Special/Focus Groups: Gifted/Talented, Home Schooling, Remedial
Educational Level: Bachelors
Major: English literature
School: Geneva College
Teacher Certification: No