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While I tutor a variety of subjects, I particularly enjoy working with students who are preparing for the verbal and writing segments of the ACT, SAT and GRE. I have found that these standardized tests come during a very transitional moment in the lives of teens and young adults, and I am passionate about empowering my students through building their confidence and helping them gain the necessary skills to meet their score goals. I believe that every student has unique ways of learning, and I take pride in finding the right learning strategies to help each student to maximize their learning potential.

I earned my BA at University of California, San Diego, where I graduated Cum Laude with a major in Human Development and a focus in the area of psychology. I also graduated Summa Cum Laude with my Master of Arts in Theology from the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology (DSPT) in Berkeley, CA. I am now working toward my Masters of Social Work at the Brown School at Washington University in Saint Louis.

During my undergraduate years, I had the privilege of tutoring at-risk students in K-5 who were below the 50th percentile in reading through the America Reads program. Later, during my graduate level studies, I tutored reading, writing, and verbal skills at Huntington Learning Center. There, I tutored SAT and ACT prep for the Reading and Writing portions of both exams. I also had the privilege of working with both children and teens out on the learning floor. Both on the floor and in my test prep sessions, several of my students struggled with learning disabilities like ADD and ADHD. I worked to keep these students engaged through interactive lessons that encouraged active participation in the learning process.

Finally, in my years as Director of Admissions at a graduate school, I not only read numerous personal statements for graduate admission applications but also helped many of those same students to polish their statements prior to final submission.

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Jamie’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of California-San Diego - Bachelors, Human Development

Graduate Degree: Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology - Masters, Theology/ Biblical Studies

Graduate Degree: Washington University in St Louis - Master of Social Work, Social Work

Test Scores

SAT Verbal: 800

SAT Writing: 760

GRE: 320

GRE Quantitative: 150

GRE Verbal: 170


Reading good novels (especially fantasy), taking care of my freshwater aquarium and Amano shrimp, quilting, swimming, walking/exploring St. Louis, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Tutoring Subjects

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 Science

3rd Grade Writing

4th Grade

4th Grade Math

4th Grade Reading

4th Grade Science

4th Grade Writing

5th Grade Reading

5th Grade Science

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

ACT English

ACT Reading

ACT Science

ACT with Writing Prep

ACT Writing


Adult Literacy

American Literature


Basic Computer Literacy

British Literature


Clinical Psychology

College English

College Essays

College Level American Literature

Comparative Literature

MCAT Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills

Elementary Math

Elementary School

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Science

Elementary School Writing


English Grammar and Syntax


Essay Editing


Expository Writing


GED Prep

GED Reasoning Through Language Arts


Graduate Test Prep

GRE Analytical Writing

GRE Verbal

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

Homework Support


Human Development

Introduction to Fiction




Medieval Literature

Microsoft Office

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing


Persuasive Writing

Philosophical Ethics



PSAT Critical Reading

PSAT Writing Skills

MCAT Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior


SAT Reading

SAT Verbal

SAT Writing and Language



Social Sciences

Social studies

Special Education

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization


Technology and Computer Science

Test Prep



World Literature

World Religions


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