professional act sat tutor resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary

Exceptionally talented expert in SAT/ACT Reading/English/Math with over 21 years of private tutoring experience. Led a team of ACT/SAT math tutors for 5 years. Accomplished track record of raising scores for college entry and for students earning Florida's Bright Futures Scholarships providing upwards of $26000. Published an online ACT Prep Book through extensive research and experience. Passionate about working with high school students and using counseling skills to identify and strengthen student weaknesses, testing confidence, self-esteem, and motivation. Specialize in one-on-one and small group instruction and relations with students and parents. Self-starter with keen understanding of test questions, skills, and strategies needed for students to reach highest potential. Accomplished statistical track record of raising multi-school high school graduation rates through on-site High School SAT/ACT "Bootcamps". Junior/Senior Bootcamps assist students in earning Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) concordance scores for graduation. These students have failed the FSA Reading and/or Math requirement numerous times during their junior and senior years. A passing ACT or SAT scores replaces the FSA diploma requirement. Hold English/Reading teacher workshops to instruct educators on ACT/SAT skills to incorporate in their curricula.

  • ACT preparation
  • SAT preparation
  • Individualized instruction
  • Group tutoring
  • High school student ACT/SAT Bootcamps
  • Professional ACT/SAT teacher workshops
  • ACT/SAT Math team leader
  • Relationship development
Work History
Professional ACT/SAT Tutor, 08/1998 to Current
Alamogordo Public SchoolsAlamogordo, NM,
  • Researched modern best practices in improved tutoring methods for high school students studying for standardized tests.
  • Communicated with parents, students and teachers on methods and strategies that proved successful.
  • Evaluated student strengths and weaknesses and maintained confidential log of improvements.
  • Developed individualized homework curriculum based upon student objectives, learning speed and practice test scores.
  • Planned lessons for allotted time to strengthen weak subjects and build skills on stronger ones.
  • Tutored over 2000 struggling, average and advanced students in ACT/SAT and Algebra/Geometry course materials.
  • Responded to after hours email and telephone requests to provide students assistance with specific questions.
  • Created special handouts, study guides and assessments to evaluate and boost student knowledge.
  • Educated students on study tips and exam strategies.
  • Identified students with math anxiety disorders and other learning challenges and referred to appropriate professionals for further help.
  • Worked with students in classrooms, small study areas or home environments to provide educational support.
  • Collaborated with students to complete homework assignments, identify lagging skills and correct weaknesses.
  • Administered feedback to students using positive reinforcement techniques to encourage and build confidence.
Virtual High School Teacher, 08/2008 to 07/2011
Joliet Public Schools District 86Joliet, IL,
  • Inspired academic success based on belief that all students can achieve excellence, regardless of background.
  • Monitored completed student material for evidence of cheating, plagiarism or other wrongdoing.
  • Delivered audio-visual presentations on various platforms.
  • Used computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment to supplement presentations.
  • Utilized organized, methodical, and technical approach to teaching concepts.
  • Monitored student growth and academic process.
  • Conferred with parents and administration about student progress.
  • Met and exceeded class-wide achievement and proficiency standards as established by state testing departments.
  • Developed positive rapport with students of various and diverse backgrounds.
High School Guidance Counselor, 08/1995 to 07/1998
Pasco County SchoolsCity, STATE,
  • Maintained positive relationships and open communication with parents about application paperwork, testing requirements and upcoming deadlines.
  • Guided students through evaluating career interests and potential schools.
  • Delivered high-quality services to students needing academic and emotional support.
  • Built schedules around students' strengths and long-term goals, customizing different approaches for college preparatory and technical school pathways.
  • Supported students through challenging developmental milestones and crisis situations and coordinated outside service referrals for those needing extra assistance.
  • Educated individuals with special interests about unique grants and scholarships for higher education.
  • Resolved conflicts and negotiated mutually beneficial agreements between parties.
  • Worked with Exceptional Education county specialists, teachers, students, and parents to understand needs and to establish accomodations.
  • Responsible counselor for all of Hudson High School's 500+ Exceptional Education students.
Physical Education Teacher, 08/1987 to 06/1995
Pinellas County SchoolsCity, STATE,
  • Provided creative, structured environment for children, ages 5-10 and 14-18.
  • Complied with state and federal standards for physical fitness benchmarks and exercise programs.
  • Assessed student comprehension through regular quizzes, tests and assignments.
  • Coached East Lake High School Girls Varsity Basketball team with 12 students.
  • Taught physical education classes covering exercise strategies, sports and safety.
  • Conveyed health and well-being concepts beyond physical fitness.
  • Managed and maintained school equipment and facility grounds.
  • Completed documentation of classroom and individual recordkeeping.
Master of Arts: School Counselor/Mental Health Counselor, Expected in 12/1995
University of South Florida - Tampa, FL,
Master of Science: Administration of Sports And Physical Education, Expected in 05/1986
Florida State University - Tallahassee, FL
Bachelor of Science: Human Health And Performance, Expected in 12/1983
University of Florida - Gainesville, FL

Formerly held Florida Teacher Certification in High School Counseling and Grades 6-12 Mathematics. Allowed certificate to expire after establishing a highly successful private tutoring business (A to Zebra Tutoring DBA The College Prep Zone).

Formerly held Florida licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor

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School Attended

  • University of South Florida
  • Florida State University
  • University of Florida

Job Titles Held:

  • Professional ACT/SAT Tutor
  • Virtual High School Teacher
  • High School Guidance Counselor
  • Physical Education Teacher


  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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