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Jessica

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I have been an academic and test prep tutor since 1999 and have worked with students aged 11 to 35. My core areas of expertise include English language and literature, Latin, reading, and writing--though I have tutored extensively in math, science, and social science disciplines, as well. I am currently pursuing my doctoral degree in Religion and Literature, with a focus on post-Holocaust Israeli poetry.

I fell in love with teaching and tutoring during my first year as an undergraduate, when I was selected as a Writing Fellow supporting my peers in writing intensive courses. The following year, I began tutoring local students in academic subjects and study skills, and, within two years, I was teaching classroom and one-on-one test prep programs for high school and college entrance exams (ACT, SAT, ISEE, GRE, and LSAT). I have continued to teach throughout my academic and professional career because it brings me great joy to see students overcome anxieties and frustrations to succeed academically.

My teaching has been most profoundly influenced by the notion of multiple intelligences, which helps me to approach each student as unique, with existing talents and abilities that can be used to support deeper learning in almost any academic area. While standardized learning programs are often necessary and beneficial (particularly for entrance exams), it is always my goal to teach holistically, addressing the needs and assets of each student as an individual.

As an undergraduate at Swarthmore College, I studied philosophy and political science, specializing in ancient philosophy and political theory. I also hold graduate degrees from Harvard University and the Pacific School of Religion. For the last 18 years, I have worked full-time as a fundraising officer, event planner, and program manager in the field of real estate and urban development. In 2016, I was commissioned into ministry with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). My commission includes occasional preaching and community ministry.

In my spare time, I love hiking, cooking, stand-up paddleboarding, snowboarding, and spending time with my two children (ages 11 and 13). I have also studied Iyengar yoga for the last 20 years.

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Jessica’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Swarthmore College - Bachelor in Arts, Philosophy

Graduate Degree: Harvard University - Master of Arts, Theology

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 35

ACT English: 36

ACT Math: 35

SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1600

AP English Literature: 5

Hobbies

yoga, hiking, paddleboarding, poetry

Tutoring Subjects

ACT Prep

ACT English

ACT Math

ACT Reading

ACT Science

ACT Writing

Adult ESL/ELL

Adult Literacy

Algebra

Algebra 2

American Literature

Business

Business Writing

College Application Essays

College English

College Level American Literature

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

English

English Grammar and Syntax

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

GED Prep

GED Math

GED Reasoning Through Language Arts

GED Science

GED Social Studies

Geometry

Graduate Test Prep

GRE

GRE Analytical Writing

GRE Quantitative

GRE Verbal

Hebrew

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

HSPT Prep

ISEE Prep

ISEE- Lower Level

ISEE- Middle Level

ISEE- Primary

ISEE- Upper Level

ISEE-Lower Level Mathematics Achievement

ISEE-Lower Level Quantitative Reasoning

ISEE-Lower Level Reading Comprehension

ISEE-Lower Level Verbal Reasoning

ISEE-Lower Level Writing

ISEE-Middle Level Mathematics Achievement

ISEE-Middle Level Quantitative Reasoning

ISEE-Middle Level Reading Comprehension

ISEE-Middle Level Verbal Reasoning

ISEE-Middle Level Writing

ISEE-Upper Level Mathematics Achievement

ISEE-Upper Level Quantitative Reasoning

ISEE-Upper Level Reading Comprehension

ISEE-Upper Level Verbal Reasoning

ISEE-Upper Level Writing

Languages

Latin

Latin 1

Latin 2

Latin 3

Latin 4

LSAT Essay Section

Math

Middle School Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing

Other

Philosophical Ethics

Pre-Algebra

PSAT Critical Reading

PSAT Writing Skills

SAT Prep

SAT Math

SAT Subject Test in Latin

SAT Subject Test in Modern Hebrew

SAT Subject Tests Prep

SAT Writing and Language

Social Sciences

Social Studies

SSAT Prep

SSAT- Elementary Level

SSAT- Middle Level

SSAT- Upper Level

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Test Prep

World Literature

World Religions


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