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Janessa

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Hi! I am Florida State and Boston University graduate. I received a Bachelor of Arts in English and Humanities from FSU followed by my Master of Arts in Teaching from BU. I am a certified Language Arts/English teacher who is passionate about making an impact through education. I have led my students to great gains in the classroom with a combination of hard work, targeting misconceptions, catering learning styles to specific needs, and focusing on improving specific skills (rather than a general concept). I believe that for great teaching to take place, there needs to be a deep knowledge of both the subject and the student. I will work hard to get to know students and their individual interests; relationship building will be a foundation for the work we do together. I also have high expectations and will push us both to work hard to achieve the student's immediate and long-term academic goals.

I have experience teaching in a charter school in New England, an inner-city school in Boston, a private college preparatory school in Virginia, and a public school in Florida. All of those experiences with students have granted me deep insight into cultivating success. I am passionate about building a student's self-confidence, working deeply with a text, and watching an essay develop.

When not working with students, I am walking my favorite park, on my yoga mat, hanging out with my family, listening to podcasts, writing in my journal, reading a book, or listening to peaceful ambient music.

Janessa’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Florida State University - Bachelor in Arts, English

Graduate Degree: Boston University - Master of Arts Teaching, Language Arts Teacher Education

Hobbies

walking, reading, yoga, music, writing, gardening, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter

Tutoring Subjects

American Literature

College English

College Level American Literature

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

English

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing

Other

Public Speaking

Spelling Bee

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Writing