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Jessica graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in elementary education and received her Masters from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has taught in elementary schools for thirteen years, including schools in Los Angeles, and New York City. In the her last three years in DC, she was rated "Highly Effective" based on instructional observations and student academic growth. Jessica also taught and volunteered for many years in the Dominican Republic and speaks Spanish. Jessica has taught K-5th grade (all elementary subjects), with an emphasis on literacy instruction. Most recently, Jessica was a literacy coach for teachers in grades K-5 at a NYC public school in Harlem.

Jessica’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Southern California - Bachelors, Elementary Education

Graduate Degree: Teachers College at Columbia University - Masters, Education Policy

Hobbies

Hiking, Crossfit, Yoga, Latin Dancing, Reading

Tutoring Subjects

Adult ESL/ELL

American Literature

College Application Essays

Elementary School

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Science

Elementary School Writing

English

English Grammar and Syntax

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

High School English

High School Level American Literature

Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing

Other

PARCC Prep

Phonics

PRAXIS Prep

Science

Spelling Bee

SSAT Prep

SSAT- Elementary Level

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Test Prep

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Teachers can help students become independent by giving them an increasing amount of responsibility in doing the steps of any strategy alone after watching a teacher's model, and then practicing together. Students should also be able to have a choice in choosing from multiple strategies to perform the same skill as well as choose the content/media through which they use those skills whenever possible.