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Tutor profile: Jessica Y.

Jessica Y.
Experienced science and writing tutor and teaching assistant
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About Jessica

About Jessica
Hello, thanks for taking a look at my profile! I am a diligent, positive, and enthusiastic tutor who believes that every student has the ability to maximize their potential. Learning should be challenging but fun, and I strive to create an environment where the student feels that their needs are being met and their concerns are being addressed. I want every student to leave their lesson feeling motivated and proud. I was a paid Teaching Assistant in Biology and Genetics at the University of Maryland, and I have experience tutoring kids and...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I have a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Maryland, and I served as a Teaching Assistant for three science instructors. During my time as a teaching assistant, I was in charge of creating lesson plans, holding office hours to teach individual students, lead exam review sessions, and work with the professor to develop exams. Additionally, I served as a tutor for two non-profit organizations and taught students of all grade levels science, math, and English. I worked with students one-on-one to evaluate their strengths and...
University of Maryland
Biological Sciences
Bachelor's Degree
2016 - 2020

Work Experience

Work Experience
Technovation, Coach/Mentor
2019 - 2019
I worked at a non-profit program that provided free artificial intelligence courses and projects to youth and their families in Valencia, Spain while I was studying abroad. I led lessons in programming and engineering to young students and teenagers and assisted in creating presentations.
Social Initiative Foundation, Youth Mentor and Tutor
2019 - 2019
I volunteered at an elementary school’s after-school program each week. The students in this program came from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds and were more likely to drop out of school. As a volunteer mentor, I learned the importance of providing emotional support and acting as an extra pair of ears. The other student mentors and I worked together to teach the students about good behavioral practices in classrooms such as raising their hand, resolving conflicts with other students and following the teachers’ instructors. We...
University of Maryland, Teaching Assistant
2017 - 2019
While working as a teaching assistant, I facilitated student learning by holding weekly office hours, directing exam review sessions, and teaching a new subject to the students for one full class session. I worked closely with the professor to edit the presentations before class and helped students with their guided learning activities in class. I attended a teaching course, learned about new teaching techniques, and developed ideas on how to teach scientific principles in different ways. Since the students were in my honors college, I also...

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