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Jessica

Education is, and has always been my passion! Ever since I can remember, I have had a natural tendency and desire to share knowledge and teach others. I have over 15 years of teaching experience, and am most passionate about teaching Spanish, Math and English as a Second Language(ESL). I received my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at The Ohio University and my Master's Degree in Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Throughout the years, I have worked as a camp counselor/summer instructor for children between the ages of 5-12, served as a math tutor for fellow students during my undergraduate degree, and lived in Costa Rica for almost two years where I became fluent in Spanish and worked as an ESL instructor for both children and adults. During my 10 years in Chicago, I have worked as an ESL instructor for adults in various communities throughout the city, tutored students looking to complete their GED examination, and provided health education in various capacities throughout the south and west sides communities. I believe in making education fun and interactive - even when it's a topic we are not thrilled about learning. The more we learn, the more opportunities we open for ourselves and for others. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, reading, running, dancing and speaking Spanish. I also love to travel and am always looking for new places to explore and new people to meet.

Undergraduate Degree:

 Ohio University-Main Campus - Bachelors, Psychology, Spanish

Graduate Degree:

 University of Illinois at Chicago - Masters, Public Health, Community Health Sciences

In my free time, I enjoy cooking, reading, running, dancing and speaking Spanish. I also love to travel and am always looking for new places to explore and new people to meet.

4th Grade Math

5th Grade Math

College English

Conversational Spanish

Elementary School Math

High School English

Spanish 1

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe in making teaching fun and interactive, no matter what the subject matter!

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

In the first session I want to first get to know you, your goals, and your learning style. From there we can begin to look at our strategy for reaching your goal in a specific subject matter.