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My name is Hannah Jensvold, and I am a school counselor in Portland, OR. When I am not advocating for my students in the Gresham-Barlow SD, I provide online tutoring to high school students preparing for the SAT and ACT. I also offer support to students who are navigating the college admissions process, including college applications and financial aid. As a tutor, I am very patient and encouraging, and look for creative ways to engage my students in learning. I believe that every student has the potential to shine if given the right attention, and I am particularly driven to help any student who is struggling to stay motivated in school.

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Hannah’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Berkeley - Bachelors, History of Art

Hobbies

Drawing, Crafting, Long walks, Cooking

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Math

1st Grade Math

2nd Grade Math

3rd Grade Math

4th Grade Math

5th Grade Math

6th Grade Math

7th Grade Math

8th Grade Math

9th Grade Math

ACT Prep

ACT English

ACT Math

ACT Reading

ACT Science

ACT Writing

Algebra

Algebra 2

AP Art History

AP United States History

AP US History

Arithmetic

Art History

College Algebra

College Essays

Drawing

Elementary Algebra

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

Executive Functioning

Geometry

Homework Support

HSPT Prep

HSPT Language Skills Prep

HSPT Math Prep

HSPT Quantitative Prep

HSPT Reading Prep

HSPT Verbal Prep

Math

Middle School

Middle School Math

Other

Pre-Algebra

SAT Prep

SAT Math

SAT Mathematics

SAT Reading

SAT Writing and Language

Social studies

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

Test Prep

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

As a tutor, I like to emphasize effort over results. Students often feel anxious about the prospect of failing, or making mistakes, and this anxiety can impact their capacity for learning. I encourage my students to view mistakes as opportunities for growth, and to judge themselves not on the basis of their achievements, but on the basis of the effort they put forth.

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

During my first session with a new student, I like to spend some time getting to know them on an academic and personal level. What are their goals for tutoring? What concerns do they have about their ability to reach those goals? What are they passionate about outside of school? After getting to know my student a little bit better, I work with them to create a tutoring plan based on their timeline & availability.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

As a tutor, I encourage my students to be active participants during our sessions. Whether they are a straight-A student or one that is struggling, I expect my students to ask "stupid" questions, tackle intimidating assignments, and to complete their homework as assigned. Once a student sees what they are capable of when they apply themselves, they feel empowered to be independent learners!


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