Hi! My name is Jackie, and I have 15+ years of experience in teaching, tutoring, and training. Currently, I am enjoying tutoring adults in passing the California teacher’s exam, as well as teaching te
enagers and adults Spanish.
All of my students, meaning a perfect 100%, have improved their grades by at least one letter grade, if not more, and passed every one of their tests and exams. I help ALL my clients reach their goals!
Recently, I returned to San Diego after living in Peru where I taught English as a second language. My students ranged from adult business people and academicians to primary and secondary school students. I really needed to utilize different teaching methods depending on each student’s needs. Some students wanted more business-related conversation, so I had be able to teach business principles in marketing, communication, logistics, interviewing, and so much more. Critical thinking was an area that I pushed my business students to improve. Other students needed to work on the basics of grammar, reading, and writing, and we had a lot of fun in class, whether going through the interactive lesson or improvising by singing the American pop songs to learn the lyrics.
The feedback I often received from my Peruvian students, as well as my students in Mexico and the U.S., was that I made learning an enjoyable experience—they wanted to work harder to advance quickly in their classes. All of my students agree that I have a lot of patience and turn even the most challenging lessons into ones of positivity and encouragement. I provide critical feedback in the most constructive of ways that helps the students reach conclusions on their own. I enjoy being there to support and guide their experience!
Before I left for Peru, I worked at St Vincent de Paul Village (part of Father Joe's Villages) in downtown San Diego. There I taught homeless and low-income adults with and without learning disabilities, as well as children from preschoolers to high school students. Teaching such a wide variety of students pushed me to think creatively and come up with memorable ways to engage the students and help them remember the lessons.
In high school, I took all AP and college prep classes. I went to a liberal arts college in Virginia where I focused on social studies and biology. I spent a few years training business people in Microsoft Office, Photoshop, InDesign, as well as presentation techniques. In grad school, I specialized in applied anthropology and public health. During that time, I tutored students in web design. In between, I've worked in Communications and Training in international health and development, so I have a lot of experience to bring to teaching.
Basically, I love teaching. I'm enthusiastic yet patient, and I absolutely adore helping kids and adults alike learn. It's such a sense of accomplishment when my students show off their terrific grades. I see the same look in my students’ eyes regardless of age—that pride that shines from within, that exuberant smile, like they can conquer anything. I want my students to keep that pride for a long, long time.
Grace O. December 14, 2016
Online Verified Student
She was so happy to help. Very frustrating as I fell behind in Spanish over 2 quarters but Jackie is getting me back on track with compassion.
Dustin E. September 13, 2016
Online Verified Student
Jackie was great! I showed up late but we still were able to accomplish a lot and I look forward to working with her in the future.
Ellen August 8, 2016
Online Verified Student
Jackie has made learning Spanish enjoyable. I appreciate her patience and sense of humor! I highly recommend her as a teacher.
I am 100% Italian, not only "genetically". Italian is my first language (yes, I have an accent) and I am very "connected" with my culture. I was born, grew up and went to college in Sicily and came to
the US for the first time in '89. I am social, very well educated, highly energetic and self-motivated.
Education is extremely important to me as I value any kind of "knowledge" very highly. A good education if indispensable for any kind of successful professional life. I have a PhD in Bio-Physical Chemistry and an MBA in Management.
I am a successful, dynamic business professional with entrepreneurial drive. I possess a unique combination of strong advanced technical background with business acumen developed over my 25+ years of professional experience in Life Sciences, Genomics, Drug Discovery & Development, Medical Devices, Clinical Diagnostics, etc.
I am a highly active Investor with Tech Coast Angels (TCA), one of the largest and most active networks of angel investors in the US. I am the President & Chairman of the Board of TCA San Diego as well as a Member of the TCA Board of Governors. I am also a Member of the Board (Observer) of Savara Pharmaceuticals and Anabios Corp. I currently manage a highly-diversified investment portfolio of private companies across multiple industries, including Drug Discovery & Development, Medical Devices, Clinical Diagnostics, High-Tech, Software, Social Media, and Digital Marketing.
I am a people person and enjoy sharing my knowledge. Fell free to reach out anytime. I am very approachable and flexible. I enjoy working with kids very much as they are very honest and genuine.
Hi, I am a high school teacher and have been teaching Multimedia and Video Production for six years. I have also taught adults and used to have summer camps for kids ages 6-13 to teach them Photoshop,
Film, and Flash. I am outgoing, creative and enjoy seeing others create original works of art! I am professionally certified in ADOBE Flash, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro CS5 and CS6. I look forward to teaching you! :)
Nicolas August 8, 2016
Graphic Design ·
Ms.Gray is one of the best teachers I've ever had. She was a mentor and a friend. She actually cared about my understanding, not just the homework. I'd recommend her classes to anyone!
Raudel August 8, 2016
Adobe Photoshop ·
Sophia is awesome. Very patient and really knows what she is teaching about. I got to learn photoshop really quick thanks to her.
Valentina August 8, 2016
Adobe Photoshop ·
Very helpful and knows what she is doing. She explains things in a very easy to understand way, I am now a pro at photoshop!
My name is Nick, I am a young English and Russian speaking professional in Business Administration from a Data Management point of view. Past 4 years have intense day-to-day experience in following bu
siness perspectives: - Business Analysis - Sales Planning - Production Forecasting - Shipping Operations Management - Databases Storage and Queries Development - TV Marketing Data Analysis
Will be able to teach MS Excel (and MS Office in general) to beginner-level students, as well as to goal oriented advanced users. Also, can teach Russian language, as I was growing up in family of philologists of Russian Language. I am working much in MS Office tools as they are very flexible, and with correct Logic knowledge - they can do amazing things. This Logic may be obtained when facing issues by yourself, or it can be explained by professionals working in modern conditions. My professional experience took place in Wrigley Company, SAP Systems, Havas Media and Kraft Foods Corporation.