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Jennifer

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During my years as an educator, I have worked with a wide variety of students from college age to kindergarten, from those with substantial natural gifts to those with great learning challenges and with students in urban, suburban, and rural settings and from a wide variety of life experiences and cultural backgrounds.

In my experience, the key to successful teaching lies in understanding the learning style of each individual student and helping them marshal their greatest strengths toward the achievement of her educational goals, whatever those may be.

Yet, my aim as a tutor is not simply to meet the overt goals of each student during our sessions.

In addition to imparting information, developing specific subject skills, and promoting conceptual understanding of the study topic, I strive to teach my students vital critical thinking and problem solving skills to increase their innate abilities as self-educators.

My goal for each of my students is to have them gain the competence and confidence to proceed through life prepared to take full advantage of all the rich learning opportunities they will be offered in whatever context those opportunities appear.

I employ a wide variety of educational tools in my lessons, starting with the materials provided by the student's current instructors and adding in additional tools as needed, including textbooks, workbooks, articles, multimedia presentations, videos, and hands-on models and puzzles to promote maximum comprehension and retention of concepts and skills.

Every effort is made to use the types of materials that best suit each student's individual learning style.

While I believe all learning is inherently an enjoyable process and work hard to instill that feeling in my students, I also recognize the importance of encouraging students to develop the mental discipline and focus necessary to master any material required for their academic goals, regardless of their level of natural interest in the subject.

Therefore, where necessary and desired, I attempt to teach skills for time management, task management, project planning, and associated valuable techniques such as note taking methods and test anxiety management.

As a trained scientist who is also a writer, I have a special interest in integrating English comprehension and expression skills into the mastery of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) studies. I make a special effort to help each of my students acquire a thorough understanding of the terminology specific to STEM topics as I believe that mastering the language of Science and Mathematics is a large part of mastering the entire topic.

“The teacher who is wise does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind.” Kahlil Gibran

Jennifer’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Bachelor of Science, Biology, General

Graduate Degree: Brandeis University - Master of Science, Molecular Biology

State Certified Teacher

Test Scores

GRE Verbal: 700

GRE Quantitative: 800

GRE: 1500

GRE Analytical Writing: 6

Hobbies

Reading, writing, education, computers, puzzles and trivia, acoustic guitar, choral singing, horseback riding, psychology, science fiction & fantasy, Broadway musicals

Tutoring Subjects

ACCUPLACER Arithmetic Prep

ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra Prep

ACCUPLACER ESL Prep

ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension Prep

ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills Prep

ACCUPLACER WritePlacer Prep

ACT Prep

ACT Aspire Prep

ACT English

ACT Math

ACT Reading

ACT Science

ACT Writing

Advanced Placement Prep

AIMS Prep

Algebra

Algebra 2

Algebra 3/4

AP Biology

AP English Language and Composition

AP English Literature and Composition

AP Psychology

Arithmetic

ASPIRE Prep

ASPIRE English

ASPIRE Math

ASPIRE Reading

ASPIRE Science

ASVAB Prep

Biology

CAHSEE Prep

CAHSEE ELA

CAHSEE English

CAHSEE Mathematics

CHSPE Prep

CogAT Prep

College Algebra

College Biology

College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature

COMPASS Mathematics Prep

COMPASS Reading Prep

COMPASS Writing Skills Prep

CSAP/ TCAP Prep

CST Prep

ECAA Prep

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math

English

English Grammar and Syntax

ERB CPAA Prep

ERB WrAP Prep

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

FCAT 2.0 Prep

Florida EOC Assessment Prep

GATE/ TAG Prep

GED Prep

Genetics

Geometry

Gifted

Graduate Test Prep

GRE

GRE Quantitative

GRE Verbal

High School Biology

High School English

HSPT Prep

IB BIology

IB Biology HL

IB Biology SL

IB Extended Essay

IB Psychology

IB Psychology HL

IB Psychology SL

ISAT Prep

ISEE Prep

ISEE- Lower Level

ISEE- Middle Level

ISEE- Upper Level

Literature

MAP Prep

Math

Microbiology

Middle School Math

NNAT Prep

OLSAT Prep

Other

PARCC Prep

Pre-Algebra

Pre-Calculus

PSAT Prep

PSAT Critical Reading

PSAT Mathematics

PSAT Writing Skills

Psychology

Quantitative Reasoning

Reading

SAT Prep

SAT Math

SAT Mathematics

SAT Reading

SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M

SAT Subject Tests Prep

SAT Writing and Language

Science

SHSAT Prep

Social Sciences

Special Education

SSAT Prep

SSAT- Elementary Level

SSAT- Middle Level

SSAT- Upper Level

STAAR Prep

STAAR EOC Prep

STAAR Grades 3-8 Prep

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

TACHS Prep

Test Prep

TOEFL Prep

TOPS Prep

WISC IV Prep

WPPSI Prep

Writing