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Ms. Jessica H.

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"Hi, I’m Jess! I have my MFA in Creative Writing from Portland State University and my BA in English from the University of Connecticut. I have over five years combined experience teaching and tutoring at the university level. As someone who has spent a lot of time in school, both as a student and as an educator, I am able to view the experience from multiple perspectives. I can offer unique insight into more...

"Hi, I’m Jess! I have my MFA in Creative Writing from Portland State University and my BA in English from the University of Connecticut. I have over five years combined experience teaching and tutoring at the university level. As someone who has spent a lot of time in school, both as a student and as an educator, I am able to view the experience from multiple perspectives. I can offer unique insight into the often invisible and non-intuitive expectations for writing in the US system of higher education. I’ve tutored high schoolers, graduate students, international students, retirees, and adult learners returning to college after a long period of absence.

I see my role as a tutor as being somewhere between that of a coach, educator, and confidante. It’s important to me that students feel comfortable in our sessions—we can be productive without sacrificing our sense of humor! I pride myself on my compassion and my enthusiasm for the written word.

I’ve worked at the Writing Center of a public university on the west coast, and at the Academic Support Center of a community college on the east coast. I’ve worked with students from a multitude of backgrounds, and I have a lot of experience teaching and tutoring English language learners. At the community college Academic Support Center, I led an English Language Conversation Lab and an English Language Grammar Lab.

As an undergraduate, I worked as an editor for two literary journals; I read, reviewed, and solicited work from a multitude of established and emerging writers.

I want to help the students I tutor as much as I possibly can. I welcome any suggestions, strategies, or resources students or parents can provide. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have, or so that we can arrange a lesson! I always try to reply to inquiries promptly." less...

Details

fee: $50 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 25 miles
meeting type: either in-person or online

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Education and Qualifications

certified: Jessica H. is a certified tutor

University of Connecticut, English

Portland State University, Masters

Ellington, CT 06029

Subjects Tutored

Writing - English