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Janel S.

La Mesa, CA

$35/hr

English Lit Graduate and Former Elementary Teacher

English Lit Graduate and Former Elementary Teacher

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I am a passionate, dedicated, and reflective teacher. I have been teaching since I was twelve - I was an Assistant Kempo Karate Instructor and gained experience teaching all ages. I continued to teach karate for five years and received my black belt in Kempo Karate when I was eighteen years old. Through karate I matured quickly and learned patience, honesty, and dedication.

I graduated with my bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Arizona in December 2012. During my undergraduate studies, I was nominated to precept for a general studies anthropology course titled "Race, Ethnicity, and the American Dream," which taught about racism in America. I helped lead class discussions, online communications, and field trips. It was a powerful class and a powerful experience for teachers and students alike.

In the summer of 2013 I taught at a camp in Mexico and during the 2013-2014 school year I taught in a first through third grade classroom at a Montessori School, which were both incredible opportunities. I love working with kids because they are so enthusiastic and full of energy, and their discoveries are so essential.

It is important to me to do work that I feel makes a positive difference. I love teaching because I know I am helping improve someone's knowledge and therefore their ability and opportunity to contribute or "pay it forward" as well.

August 2014 I started my master's program at San Diego State University in Creative Writing. I know that a good teacher continues learning and growing, with, from, and alongside their students.

I look forward to hearing from you!

English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Italian
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
English, Handwriting,
Reading, Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Italian, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Handwriting

I have a bachelor's degree in English Literature. In addition, I have one year of experience teaching elementary students at a Montessori school. The school had mixed curriculum and so used handwriting books which I taught to the third grade students. In the books the students practiced cursive writing.

Phonics

I have a bachelor's degree in English Literature. I also taught at a Montessori school for a year in the 1st-3rd grade classroom, and we taught Phonics with workbooks. I helped the third grade students complete these activities which included rhyming, completing sentences, and creating books which they read aloud.

Janel’s Resources

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Some teachers regularly lift students' test scores, while others leave their students with below-average results year after year. This can happen right next door from each other; same grade, same building. Results from dozens of studies point to the same most significant factor-a good teacher is the single greatest influence on a student's chance at success. Among the factors that... read more

A charming town with a rich cultural history, Álamos, Sonora also has a disproportionate distribution of wealth, and scarce educational resources. The children of Álamos wished for a summer camp - something to do during the long hot summer months. Summer learning has proven to be of great benefit to children. For these children, it would be a very special opportunity. After a work... read more

University of Arizona
English Literature

Education

University of Arizona (English Literature)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Janel will travel within 10 miles of La Mesa, CA 91942.


About Janel

I am a passionate, dedicated, and reflective teacher. I have been teaching since I was twelve - I was an Assistant Kempo Karate Instructor and gained experience teaching all ages. I continued to teach karate for five years and received my black belt in Kempo Karate when I was eighteen years old. Through karate I matured quickly and learned patience, honesty, and dedication.

I graduated with my bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Arizona in December 2012. During my undergraduate studies, I was nominated to precept for a general studies anthropology course titled "Race, Ethnicity, and the American Dream," which taught about racism in America. I helped lead class discussions, online communications, and field trips. It was a powerful class and a powerful experience for teachers and students alike.

In the summer of 2013 I taught at a camp in Mexico and during the 2013-2014 school year I taught in a first through third grade classroom at a Montessori School, which were both incredible opportunities. I love working with kids because they are so enthusiastic and full of energy, and their discoveries are so essential.

It is important to me to do work that I feel makes a positive difference. I love teaching because I know I am helping improve someone's knowledge and therefore their ability and opportunity to contribute or "pay it forward" as well.

August 2014 I started my master's program at San Diego State University in Creative Writing. I know that a good teacher continues learning and growing, with, from, and alongside their students.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Education

University of Arizona
English Literature

Education

University of Arizona (English Literature)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of La Mesa, CA 91942

Janel’s Subjects

English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Italian
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
English, Handwriting,
Reading, Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Italian, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Janel’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Janel. View all of Janel’s resources

Some teachers regularly lift students' test scores, while others leave their students with below-average results year after year. This can happen right next door from each other; same grade, same building. Results from dozens of studies point to the same most significant factor-a good teacher is the single greatest influence on a student's chance at success. Among the factors that... read more

A charming town with a rich cultural history, Álamos, Sonora also has a disproportionate distribution of wealth, and scarce educational resources. The children of Álamos wished for a summer camp - something to do during the long hot summer months. Summer learning has proven to be of great benefit to children. For these children, it would be a very special opportunity. After a work... read more


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