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Jessie

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I am a graduate of Florida State University (Go 'Noles). I obtained both my Bachelor's and Master's degree in Clothing, Textiles, and Merchandising. I have been teaching at the Art Institute of Dallas in the Fashion Design and Marketing and Management programs since January 2009.

I am incredibly passionate about helping individuals become life long learners, as I believe it's better to teach a person how to fish (so they can eat for a lifetime). I have always been involved with tutoring in one way or another throughout my adult life. I volunteered with the Norwegian Red Cross in Nairobi, Kenya, assisting Somali refugees with English comprehension. I also volunteered with America Reads, where I helped first graders improve their reading ability. While I was at FSU, I was a staff writer for the FSView, and also worked as a freelance writer with the Tallahassee Democrat.

Jessie’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Florida State University - Bachelors, Clothing, Textiles, and Merchandising

Graduate Degree: Florida State University - Masters, Clothing, Textiles, and Merchandising

Hobbies

Reading, Watching movies, spending time with family and friends, traveling, cooking.

Tutoring Subjects

Adult Literacy

Elementary School Reading

English

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Public Speaking

Writing


Q & A

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

Spend some time getting to know the student and what their goals are in order to determine how to best assist them during tutoring.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

By giving them opportunities to apply what they are learning.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Through goal setting and benchmarks. It's beneficial when you have something to work towards.

What is your teaching philosophy?

Simply put: equipping individuals to become lifelong learners.