Students learn best when they believe in their own ability to be successful in school. That ability is a muscle, and with a tutor it can be trained!
As a recent college graduate, I am deeply familiar with the training needs of high school students who are preparing for the rigors of collegiate level-english material.
I graduated summa cum laude from the University of Richmond in 2019 and have experience in argumentation, essay writing, personal statements, and much more. I'll let you in on my motto here: Storytelling is at the root of all these writing forms. And as a global researcher and storyteller who has presented her thesis at conferences all over the US and is now producing her first full-length book, I am confident I can help students identify their story, their thesis, or their argument. I can help lead you to better grades and, beyond that, toward a confidence that, with training, you can be successful on your own.
I grew up always with my face in a book and a pen in my hand. Reading and writing is something I have had both formal and informal experience with for over twenty years. More formally, I am currently a copyeditor for academic publications at a Museum and have published opinion pieces in local magazines, as well. I was nominated for best thesis in my department at University, so I also have the research experience to help students bring their best ideas to the table. Even if writing/reading/research is your most difficult subject, I like to remind students that there are so many approaches beyond the few that are taught in schools. We just have to find the right one for you.
Jessica Winkler is an awesome tutor. She tutored my three children and my wife and they loved her. It was a great experience. She was a very thoughtful teacher who puts a lot of thought into how she presents the material. Her lessons were engaging, useful, and she was very patient with everyone, always encouraging her students to try. My children and wife did not understand English at all after she started teaching my family, I saw a big improvement, now they can read/write, and speak in English. all because of Jessica's outstanding efforts. She provided excellent listening, speaking and practical activities to my family. The manner of her teaching is so wonderful and refreshing! She’s patient and supportive. She’s great at building confidence and keeping lessons fun and engaging through a variety of activities that improve conversation, writing, and reading skills. She also helped my kids with their school activities and homework. She is open minded and always assists me with English grammar, English tenses, how to write email/ a good resume as well, I highly recommend her for tutoring.
In our first session, my goal is to help understand or develop a student's goal(s). Becoming a better writer is a collaborative process, and establishing goals early on will help both me and my student find value in every lesson.
As an English tutor who has taught all ages from 8 through 45, I know how to vary my methods to match the needs of each student. Learning style is critical for both attention and retention.
-Copyeditor for Academic Publications, DC-based Museum, Summer 2020-Present
-English Language Trainer and Mentor, International Rescue Committee (Fall 2019-Fall 2020)
-International Education Fellow for Communications, Richmond, VA (Summer 2019-Summer 2020)
-University Researcher (nominated for best thesis in department of International Studies), Univ. of Richmond (Fall 2018-Spring 2019)
-Staff Writer, The Collegian (Fall 2018-Spring 2019)
I have the teaching, mentoring, researching and writing experience to help your student from any angle.
Essay Writing: $34/hr
Personal Statements: $40/hr
I charge a higher rate for personal statements, which require a holistic review of each student to create their strongest portfolio for prospective college admissions.
I come from a long line of professors (all my grandparents and my aunt!). I knew early on that I wanted to teach, mentor, and coach. I began teaching and mentoring in 2013 with middle-school girls about holistic health. After I graduated college, I wanted to combine my love for reading and writing and my passion for mentorship. So, I switched over to English/writing training for students of all ages.
All ages (8-45 y.o.) and backgrounds (English as a second language, etc.)
Don't be afraid to ask that question you think is silly--if you're curious, explore! And find a tutor who can foster that interest with you. Those interests are your strongest leaders toward success.