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Jessica

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I am currently working on a PhD in the humanities field, and when I’m not reading and writing on my own, I love helping students gain some of those same skills. I have been a writing and Italian tutor for the past three years, and I work with a wide range of students with a variety of goals. I can help students with essays, personal statements, applications, grammar, verbal and writing standardized tests, and Italian grammar and conversation. As a tutor, I’ve learned how to adapt to different learning styles and individuals. I personalize my tutoring sessions by listening to what students want help with, gauging their needs based on their writing or language ability, and understanding their teachers’ (or exams’) expectations. When I tutor, I enjoy being able to teach students as I assist them with their writing and language. My goal is not just to help students edit their work, but rather to give them the tools to improve their current piece of writing and their writing in the future, their overall language fluency, and their critical understanding of the subject more broadly. I aim to help students succeed in the classroom and on their continued path through education.

Learning to speak Italian has been one of my most enjoyable experiences. I studied the language for seven years before college, where I continued to take Italian courses and spend a semester abroad in an intensive language program. Because I had to learn Italian myself, I am familiar with instructors’ teaching strategies and all of the grammar rules. I am most excited about teaching beginning and intermediate levels of Italian.

Jessica’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Graduate Degree: University of New Mexico - PHD, American Studies

Undergraduate Degree: Macalester College - Bachelor in Arts, Anthropology and International Studies

Graduate Degree: University of New Mexico - Master of Arts, American Studies

Test Scores

SAT Composite: 2230

SAT Math: 720

SAT Verbal: 740

SAT Writing: 770

SAT Italian: 750

Hobbies

Biking, cooking, yoga, and swimming