Hi there! My name is Jessica and I love math! My favorite math subject is algebra, though I did enjoy all of my math classes, including calculus and IB Math. I graduated from high school in 2007 with 4.8 GPA and an IB Diploma and from USF in 2010 with a 3.99 GPA and B.S. in Finance. I was born in Colombia and am fluent in Spanish. I also have many years of experience participating in a voluntary school-type program that trains its students in public speaking and teaching methods.
I know math, test taking, public speaking, and language learning can be very challenging and anxiety-inducing for many people. I was able to use different methods throughout my educational career that helped me overcome those feelings and excel in those areas. I look forward to helping you do the same!
Undergraduate Degree: University of South Florida-Main Campus - Bachelors, Finance
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1490
SAT Math: 700
SAT Verbal: 780
Travel, the beach, soccer, volunteering.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Teach them how to break down problems or questions, take them step-by-step and apply basic principles they've already learned to help them solve any problem that comes.