Jessica Amini, Tutor

Jessica Amini, Tutor

4.9 (9)
1 employee
11 years in business

About this tutor

For quality tuition in your home or through online video chat, Jessica offers the highest level of professionalism and enthusiasm.

With a Master’s degree, ten years college composition teaching experience, as well as ten years tutoring experience, she has successfully completed over 3,000 instructional tutoring sessions.

All subjects and ages welcome. Short or long term options and flexible scheduling are available. Whether you’re looking for standardized test prep, daily homework help, home schooling, study skills, skills development, or collaborative instruction in writing, science, social studies, humanities, math, or more, Jessica will provide personalized education at a reasonable cost.

STUDY SKILLS

One of the first things every successful learner needs is the self-knowledge to discover and implement methods that help him or her embrace new knowledge. Learning how to learn is an ongoing, fundamental part of the tutoring process. This can be achieved through guided practice, thoughtful planning, and critical reflection.

WRITING, HISTORY, AND PHILOSOPHY TUTORING

Everything from kindergarten to college. Jessica offers expert assistance in phonics, reading, grammar, mechanics, spelling, vocabulary, topic selection, outlining, research, analysis, critical thinking, expository, narrative, argument, thesis, literary analysis, style and creativity.

MATH TUTORING

Common core skills development, tips and tricks, IB, AP, arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry and more. Practice, games, and new ways of looking at old ideas.

SCIENCE TUTORING

Common core, Earth science, environmental science, biology, chemistry, anatomy, physics and more. Explore to discover and learn to know, not just to pass.

STANDARDIZED TEST PREPARATION

Jessica will help you develop a personalized study plan that addresses specific strengths and weaknesses, encourage best practices for retaining necessary skills, offer immediate feedback, and answer questions to build confidence and foster success.

COLLEGE APPLICATIONS

The college application process can be frustrating and complex. Let Jessica help your students work through college options and requirements, find appropriate scholarships, brainstorm for application essay ideas, and fill out application forms.

EVERYTHING. I really enjoy my work. I'm curious and passionate about learning, and I love helping others feel the same way.

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Credentials

Portland, OR 97229
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9 Reviews

4.9

  • Lynette

    Jessica has been invaluable to our family. She worked with both of our children. Now that the last child is off to college we will miss Jessica's enthusiasm.

  • Elizabeth

    Jessica is an excellent tutor. She has been with our family for over three years and she worked well with both my son who takes very high level classes and with my daughter who has some learning challenges. She is great with both of them. She is always on time and ready to work. She knows all of the subjects she commits to and can work well at a fast pace and is patent and effective with those who need more time to process. I highly recommend her.

  • Ryo Kitagawa

    She is knowledgeable about multiple subjects and is really friendly to work with.

  • Albert Lu

    Great tutor! Very friendly and well rounded in subjects!


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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I look for what the student already knows, so that I can build on those ideas. With a few short diagnostic exercises, I can determine where to focus our efforts for optimal outcomes.

I also consider both what each student wants to learn and needs to know for courses or work.

I keep the tone of my sessions casual, friendly, and respectful. I love tutoring, so I see it as an opportunity to learn as well as teach.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in English

10 years experience teaching college composition

10 years experience tutoring (all subjects)

Over 3,000 tutoring sessions completed.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Standard price = $45/hr


How did you get started teaching?

I taught as a graduate student at UNLV in Las Vegas in order to pay for my Master's Degree and found it suited me perfectly.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students from age six to sixty, on a tight budget, wealthy, of every race and ethnicity, rural, and urban. Recently I have been tutoring students who tend to be high achievers and looking for competitive edge, but I work well with all types of learners. I have experience with gifted and unusual thinkers as well as students with ADHD and ODD and those along the spectrum. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I live in Oregon and love the outdoors, so hiking, backpacking, canoeing or any nature-gazing trips are always beloved events throughout the summer while reading, writing, and watching movies are common in the winter. 


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Experience matters! Live and learn, as they say. There also needs to be a communication connection between tutor and students. We must understand each other and be able to articulate our thoughts.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Do I work well with others?

Do I really want to learn?

Would it benefit me to work with an expert?


Services offered

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