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Jennifer

I'm a current student at Smith College working towards my degree in Education & Child Studies and Theatre. I've been tutoring for many years and I have experience working with children of all ages and ability levels--from profoundly gifted students to students struggling with learning disabilities. I believe every student has the potential to succeed, it is just a question of finding the right entryway into the material. Since teachers don't always have the time to work individually with every student, that's where a tutor comes in!

I'm a strong advocate for Carol Dweck's growth mindset theory of education, encouraging students to learn and grow from their mistakes rather than becoming discouraged and giving up. When I was in high school, I struggled a lot with math, and this caused me to view myself as a failure. Working with my own tutors and teachers helped me realize that I am capable of overcoming difficulties through perseverance, and that's a skill that I want to pass on to the students I tutor. Everyone makes mistakes and has struggles, but the important thing is that you can move past those roadblocks.

As a tutor, I try really hard to help students connect the material they are studying inside the classroom to their passions outside the classroom. Sometimes all that's needed to make the material "click" is seeing how it is relevant to their own lives. My personal interests include theatre (especially Shakespeare), reading and writing, arts and crafts, baking, and outdoor activities with my dog. My favorite subjects to tutor are English, writing, and SAT prep, and my favorite part of being a tutor is seeing the "Aha!" moment when a student finally understands something that didn't make sense to them before.

Undergraduate Degree:

 Smith College - Current Undergrad, Education and Child Studies and Theatre

SAT Composite: 2280

SAT Math: 720

SAT Verbal: 760

SAT Writing: 800

theatre, Shakespeare, knitting, baking, arts and crafts

10th Grade Reading

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade Reading

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade Reading

12th Grade Writing

1st Grade

1st Grade Math

1st Grade Reading

1st Grade Writing

2nd Grade

2nd Grade Math

2nd Grade Reading

2nd Grade Writing

3rd Grade

3rd Grade Math

3rd Grade Reading

3rd Grade Writing

4th Grade

4th Grade Math

4th Grade Reading

4th Grade Writing

5th Grade

5th Grade Math

5th Grade Reading

5th Grade Writing

6th Grade Reading

6th Grade Writing

7th Grade Reading

7th Grade Writing

8th Grade Reading

8th Grade Writing

9th Grade Reading

9th Grade Writing

Adult Literacy

College Application Essays

College English

Comparative Literature

Creative Writing

Elementary Algebra

Elementary School

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

Fiction

Fiction Writing

High School English

High School Writing

Homework Support

Middle School

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing

Other

SAT Verbal

Shakespeare

Spelling Bee

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

Vocabulary