Meet Jessica Bush
Jessica of Tutor Doctor of North Jersey was the Featured Educational Expert for “Best of NJ: Back to School 2016”
For Jessica, “making learning personal” is not just a slogan – it’s the foundation on which she has built Tutor Doctor Bergen Rockland. Her instinct for uncovering the unique needs and desires of students and their families – and how deeply she cares about helping them achieve their dreams – have long been the hallmarks of her tutoring practice.
Jessica understands that learning is often about more than just mastering academics. Whether it’s test anxiety or school avoidance, she is sensitive to the range of issues students struggle with today. Her expertise in helping families address these concerns holistically – and doing what it takes to meet their needs – is the reason why Tutor Doctor Bergen Rockland has become the go-to resource for those with complex learning challenges that are outside of the mainstream.
Her commitment to helping others and sensitivity to mental health advocacy is something Jessica learned from her mother, and she credits her father with her love of art. She spent 25 years selling fine art and photography to collectors and galleries around the world, and her innate ability to sense the emotional connection between artists and the work they collect was the secret to her success.
Weaving together these twin legacies, Jessica sees the emotional connection between each student and their learning progress and seeks creative, out-of-the-box solutions to helping them overcome even the most difficult challenges.
Just as no two students are alike, nothing about the Tutor Doctor process is standardized. Jessica is fully present for each student and their family, regarding them from the perspective of exactly where they are. She listens and observes in order to fully understand their goals, frustrations and unique dynamics, at home and in school.
She then identifies the ideal tutor and together they create a customized game plan. Her aim is not to simply connect a tutor with a student, but to build a support team with a shared commitment to seeing the student learn and grow.
Jessica has earned her clients’ trust by being honest, reliable and professional. Families know they can count on her to be accessible, responsive and helpful in any way she can, whether advocating on behalf of a student with school administrators or serving as a liaison with support services. She makes learning personal every single day by looking beyond what is to what could be, and giving students the tools to succeed – in school and in life.