Our son is a VERBAL learner and struggles with abstract concepts. Math is his most challenging subject. From their first meeting, Jessie has worked very hard to earn his trust and understand what interests him. She has a gentle and cheerful personality. She has been very responsive to working on the areas we suggest as well as those she has assessed. Jessie even attended a meeting with his teachers at school to make sure her efforts were coordinated with his "team" of teachers and to better understand his learning style. Jessie seems to strike a good balance of making him feel good about what he is learning simply from encouragement and offering occasional rewards like M&Ms (with our permission of course. Chocolate is a big deal around here!). Jessie is always on time, flexible when there is a conflict, and patient and persistent when he is having trouble focusing. We appreciate her contribution to his growth. The biggest compliment I can give is that our son doesn't complain on the days when she comes for tutoring! Jessie has been successful at making his most challenging subject FUN instead of a CHORE, which is really every parent's goal in helping their child learn. I have no complaints and really can't say enough good about her. Thanks Jessie!
Jon & Allison B. from Minneapolis, MN
"Energetic math tutor for all ages!"
I have a teaching license in elementary education and middle school math. I currently work as a middle school and high school math teacher in Lakeville, MN. I have taught summer school and tutored numerous students. I was a substitute teacher for several years in multiple school districts, taught online elementary school, as well as a special education paraprofessional for two years. I communicate well with students with special learning needs, and would love to have the opportunity to wor... ... More
"Responsive Writing and Learning Tutor"
I received my PhD. in Anthropology from American University in 2000 and have taught courses on cultural anthropology and linguistics, with a special focus on South Asia and immigration issues. In the past six years I have co-created a course in anthropological theory, taught an on-line survey course in the four fields of anthropology, and provided professional editing services to anthropologists writing on various topics. As a tutor, I can help you learn basic anthropology concepts, understand anthropological theory, conduct qualitative research based on ethnographic field methods, complete wr ... More
"Project Management/PMP Prep"
I am available to tutor PMP candidates. (4th or 5th Edition PMBOK) If you're not sure what that means, lets talk!
My Project Management career has spanned nearly 40 years in multiple industries, and I understand the pressures on you.
Now I teach Project Management, mentor project managers, and teach PMP Prep courses and mentor/coach PMP candidates to success. We focus on what you need help with - you don't pay to learn things you already know! I am happy to discuss your needs, without c... ... More
"Patient and Friendly Tutor in Russian and Russian-English Translation"
I have a BA in the Russian Language and an MA in Russian and East European Studies. I spent over 20 years working as a Russian-to-English translator, and I have also done interpreting work. My first job (1986-1988) involved translating articles from the Soviet newspaper "Pravda." I then worked for the scholarly journal "The Current Digest of the Soviet Press" (later called "The Current Digest of the Post-Soviet Press") from February 1989-October 2003 (full-time), December 2003-August 2006 (freelance) and March 2008-August 2010 (full-time and then freelance). When working for "The Digest," I tr ... More
"Chemistry, biology, math at high school and college levels."
I tutored in college, and am certified by the College Reading and Learning Association at the advanced level. I mainly tutored chemistry and microbiology. I majored in chemistry, and so my supporting coursework included introductory physics, calculus, statistics, and anatomy & physiology. I graduated cum laude from Concordia College in May 2011. Currently, I am enrolled in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota. ... ... More
Sharon makes me feel confident because she has a huge background. She is also very clear on her point and I believe that I will reach my goal which is pass in my Toefl test speaking section. I am glad that I found her! Thanks for your excellent work.
Natalia P. from Minneapolis, MN
"Love Languages: Certified in ESL, TOEFL, Chinese & Public Speaking"
Passed certification for Grammar, administered by WyzAnt in March 2012.
Passed the GMAT, Graduate Management Aptitude Test, verbal/qualitative skills with a score of 93 percentile. ... More