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Jennifer

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A recent graduate of USC (a proud Trojan...fight on!), I have a deep passion for tutoring. I started my own tutoring business when I was in high school and have enjoyed it ever since then. Learning is one of my favorite things in life, and I try to pass that enthusiasm on to my students. An aspiring actress, I use my theatre skills in tutoring by connecting with a wide variety of people, improvising new ways to communicate the material, and engaging interest in the subject matter. Friendly, dependable, and approachable, I am always willing to go the extra mile with my students-students of all ages and abilities. While I tutor in a wide variety of subjects, I especially enjoy math and writing skills. Math was always one of my favorite subjects in school, and I enjoy the process of communicating those concepts to students. Writing is also exciting for me to tutor because I am fascinated by my students' perspectives and how to make those stronger in their own writing. In my free time, I love going to concerts and plays, reading, cooking, crossword puzzles, and exploring Los Angeles.

Jennifer’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Southern California - Bachelor in Arts, Theatre

Test Scores

ACT English: 31

ACT Math: 32

ACT Reading: 34

SAT Composite: 2300

SAT Math: 750

SAT Verbal: 780

SAT Writing: 770

AP Calculus AB: 5

AP English Literature: 5

AP English Language: 5

AP US History: 5

AP European History: 5

SAT Literature: 700

AP Macroeconomics: 4

AP U.S. Government & Politics: 4

Hobbies

Going to concerts and plays, reading, cooking, singing & listening to music


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe in every student's potential to learn and improve with practice and focus.

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

I start with a chat to see what's been going on and to talk about goals for working together.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I work on specific strategies with them, and have them try it on their own in small doses while we work.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I use constant check-ins to see how the student is doing, while reminding her of our goal.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

I try a different tactic. There are a multitude of ways to present the info, so I know I can always try something new.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

I first discern how they learn-for example, does writing or talking it out help better? Then I use that strategy to delve into the material.