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I have been officially teaching in the New Jersey school system for 5 years. I started in Jersey City, then Newark, and I'm now in Linden and loving it. I have taught Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, and now I am teaching 4th grade mathematics only due to our district departmentalizing.

I graduated from the University of Tampa with a B.A in Sociology and to be honest I still had no idea what to do with my life until I was offered the amazing opportunity to teach English for one year in South Korea. I jumped on it and realized that teaching was for me. I finally felt like I was living my life with purpose and doing something positive. As soon as I returned I enrolled in the graduate teaching program at NJCU and completed that in two years with a 4.0 GPA. . During that time, I also received my Yoga teaching training certification with a specialized focus on kid/teen yoga and the positive effects it brings to the school environment. Additionally, during my grad years, I volunteered as a literacy tutor at the Jersey City Public Library.

While in Korea, I began a pen pal program between my Korean students and students here in NJ to promote cultural awareness as well as promoting a fun opportunity to practice their English skills.
During my 1st year as a certified NJ teacher, I started a school wide yoga program that I was able to get fully funded though grant writing and networking. I am extremely proud of these accomplishments and look forward to helping your little one achieve their own goals.
My classes during ALL my years of teaching in New Jersey have excelled in reading and writing and outperformed all other classes in the same grade level, not only on standardized tests but it's through Classroom achievements performance and his maturity levels. I have an enormous amount of resources to help the students who are struggling in the specific area and I am always up-to-date on the best practices and latest strategies. I have an extensive portfolio with data to back up everything that I have stated here and would be happy to bring it with me to meet you and your family and I can also provide at least 10 references who are former parents I've worked with work colleagues or supervisors. I genuinely care about my students and their progress and I do all that I can to make sure that I am helping them in the best way possible please feel free to reach out with any other questions you may have for me. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Vanessa’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Tampa - Bachelor in Arts, Sociology

Graduate Degree: New Jersey City University - Master of Arts Teaching, Elementary School Teaching

State Certified Teacher


Reading, painting, playing soccer, attempting DIY projects , traveling, photography, and hanging out with those who are most important to me.

Tutoring Subjects

A Level Prep

A Level Thinking Skills

Academic Coaching

Apple Certified Mac Technician (ACMT) certification




College Application Essays

COMPASS Writing Skills

Creative Writing

Digital Media

Elementary School

Elementary School English

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing


English Grammar and Syntax


Essay Editing

Family Law

Fiction Writing

FRT - Foundations of Reading Test

GDC - Google Developers Certification

GED Prep

GED Reasoning Through Language Arts

GED Science

GED Social Studies

GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment

Graduate Test Prep


High School English

Human Development

Human Resources


K-11th Grade Standardized Tests Prep



LSAT Essay Section


Middle School

Middle School English

Middle School Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing








Professional Certifications


Social Sciences


Special Education

Spelling Bee

Steel Drums

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Technical Certifications

Technology and Coding

Test Prep


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