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Jo K.

Pleasant Hill, CA

$45/hr

Your Success is My Favorite Goal!

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Background check passed as of 10/7/13

Your Success is My Favorite Goal!

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I am an expert in personalized tutoring and consulting to meet the needs of every student, every family, and every organization.

I am a teacher who cares even more about building motivation than I do about improving grades.

I attended two world-class universities and have taught in college and high school and in the corporate classroom.

Wherever you are - from middle school to college bound to university students and beyond - you can rely on me for your class support tutoring, special projects assistance, software training, and test preparation courses.

I really enjoy working with homeschool families to plan individualized, standards-aligned programs, and to help with instruction of advanced courses of study.

I am available for both in-person and online sessions that can meet your needs and schedule.

Testimonials

"Excellent Assistance!"

- Jan, Moraga, CA on 1/23/12

"Great tutor"

- Valerie, Vallejo, CA on 3/10/12

"Wonderful"

- Neal, San Ramon, CA on 12/23/11

"The Best, most patient and informative tutor I have worked with!!"

- Bill, Orinda, CA on 10/21/11
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Econometrics,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Philosophy, Psychology
Computer:
General Computer, HTML, Microsoft Access,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project,
Microsoft Publisher,
Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word, Visual Basic
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies,
World History
Art:
Theatre
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Accounting, Business,
Economics, Finance, GMAT, GRE, Law, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Accounting, Algebra 1, Economics, English, ESL/ESOL,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, CBEST,
CFA,
College Counseling, GED, GMAT, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TEAS,
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Accounting, Business,
College Counseling, Economics, ESL/ESOL,
Finance, General Computer, GMAT, Grammar, HTML, Law, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

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.

Business

I have a degree [BS in Economics] from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Wharton is a world-class program that requires a broad base of preparation.

I am certain I can work with students needing support in basic Business Introduction and above.

CBEST

I am a currently certificated teacher in California in English[including drama] and Social Studies.

As you know, CBEST is a required qualification.

I am also an experienced teacher of adults.

I am certain I can help YOU get the score you need.

CFA

I have a degree [BS in Economics] from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

The CFA is a broad and detailed exam. My academic background and years of experience in adult education make me uniquely ready to work with professional testers.

Econometrics

I have a degree [BS in Economics] from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Wharton hosts one of the first [and best known] econometrics programs in the world.

I have studied both economics and mathematical methods and am ready to support students in college level econometrics.

ESL/ESOL

I am a current certificated teacher in California in English and Social Studies. That qualification includes BCLAD certification for English Learners.

I have passed all basic and subject tests in order to earn certification.

Microsoft Access

I have more than 10 years' experience in corporate technical training and curriculum development. As a teacher and technical consultant, I am uniquely qualified to teach you the skills for success with MS Access.

My Master's project was in Database Design and I have completed a number of large- and small-scale data design projects.

I held a Microsoft Technical Certification for several years, although it has lapsed since I left full-time corporate training.

Microsoft Outlook

MS Outlook is one of the most-used software packages worldwide. It can be the catalyst for presenting a small project as though it were a developed corporation.

I have more than 10 years' experience in corporate technical training and curriculum development. I've led hundreds of users from basic email to full-use of the many capabilities of Outlook.

Microsoft Project

I have more than 10 years' experience in corporate technical training and curriculum development. Along with that, I have extensive background in project management, especially using MS Project.

As a teacher and technical consultant I have had the privilege of leading MS Project training many times, including a month-long program for the United Nations in New York City.

As travel costs rise and budgets are tight regional and worldwide teams need dependable software and the skills to use it effectively if they are to assure project success. I can show you how to accomplish YOUR project.

Microsoft Publisher

MS Publisher does easily all those desktop publishing tasks that MS Word struggles with. So many MS Office users try to use the wrong software for the job at hand.

I was in corporate training and curriculum development for more than 10 years. I was certified by Microsoft for user and technical training.

I can show you how to choose the right product AND how to create the beautiful end product you need.

Microsoft Windows

I have more than 10 years of experience in corporate technical training and curriculum development. I held a Microsoft Technical Certification for several years, although it has lapsed since I left full-time corporate training.

Public Speaking

In California, Speech and Drama are a part of the English certification process.

I am a current certificated teacher in California in English[including drama] and Social Studies. That qualification includes BCLAD certification for English Learners.

I have passed all basic and subject tests in order to earn certification.

Social Studies

I am a current certified teacher in California in Social Studies.

I studied History, Geography, Sociology, Economics and Regional Science at the college level.


TEAS

As a long-time SAT/ACT/AP/GED tutor and an adult educator, I am uniquely suited to working with those aiming at entrance to Nursing School.

We will work on subject matter, testing skills, and overcoming test anxiety.

Theatre

I am a current certified teacher in California in English [including drama] and Social Studies. That qualification includes BCLAD certification for English Learners.

Visual Basic

I have more than 10 years' experience in corporate technical training and curriculum development.

I've not only taught Visual Basic, but have completed a number of large and small VB projects.

I held a Microsoft Technical Certification for several years, although it has lapsed since I left full-time corporate training.

Jo’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 Jo. View all of Jo’s resources

Have you ever noticed how dry, stilted and dead-dog BORING textbooks can be? Be honest now, re-read a few papers you have written – they are just as bad, I bet. The culprit is PASSIVE VOICE. It sounds, well, passive – flat – stilted – ANNOYING. After you’ve fixed your verbs in College Writing #1 the next most important step is to make you sentences GO somewhere. Here is another simple... read more

It is essential that each student succeed in Math [especially Algebra] because it is so big a segment of the SAT and ACT testing. Algebra questions are more numerous on the SAT and ACT than any other topics. In addition, many school districts require Algebra I for high school graduation. Certainly programs differ from school to school. Since Algebra is so essential a part of education,... read more

University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School
Decision Science
Lehigh University
Master's

Education

University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School (Decision Science)

Lehigh University (Master's)

Excellent Assistance! — Jo was available when I was in a jam, and she was efficient and most effective in bringing me up to speed in the areas I needed to study. She paid special attention to what my needs were, and thanks to her thorough teaching, I passed my exams with flying colors! I wouldn't hesitate to use her again! ...

— Jan, Moraga, CA on 1/23/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jo will travel within 20 miles of Pleasant Hill, CA 94523.


About Jo

I am an expert in personalized tutoring and consulting to meet the needs of every student, every family, and every organization.

I am a teacher who cares even more about building motivation than I do about improving grades.

I attended two world-class universities and have taught in college and high school and in the corporate classroom.

Wherever you are - from middle school to college bound to university students and beyond - you can rely on me for your class support tutoring, special projects assistance, software training, and test preparation courses.

I really enjoy working with homeschool families to plan individualized, standards-aligned programs, and to help with instruction of advanced courses of study.

I am available for both in-person and online sessions that can meet your needs and schedule.

Testimonials

"Excellent Assistance!"

- Jan, Moraga, CA on 1/23/12

"Great tutor"

- Valerie, Vallejo, CA on 3/10/12

"Wonderful"

- Neal, San Ramon, CA on 12/23/11

"The Best, most patient and informative tutor I have worked with!!"

- Bill, Orinda, CA on 10/21/11

Education

University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School
Decision Science
Lehigh University
Master's

Education

University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School (Decision Science)

Lehigh University (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Jo’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Econometrics,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Philosophy, Psychology
Computer:
General Computer, HTML, Microsoft Access,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project,
Microsoft Publisher,
Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word, Visual Basic
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies,
World History
Art:
Theatre
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Accounting, Business,
Economics, Finance, GMAT, GRE, Law, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Accounting, Algebra 1, Economics, English, ESL/ESOL,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, CBEST,
CFA,
College Counseling, GED, GMAT, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TEAS,
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Accounting, Business,
College Counseling, Economics, ESL/ESOL,
Finance, General Computer, GMAT, Grammar, HTML, Law, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

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.


Jo’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 Jo. View all of Jo’s resources

Have you ever noticed how dry, stilted and dead-dog BORING textbooks can be? Be honest now, re-read a few papers you have written – they are just as bad, I bet. The culprit is PASSIVE VOICE. It sounds, well, passive – flat – stilted – ANNOYING. After you’ve fixed your verbs in College Writing #1 the next most important step is to make you sentences GO somewhere. Here is another simple... read more

It is essential that each student succeed in Math [especially Algebra] because it is so big a segment of the SAT and ACT testing. Algebra questions are more numerous on the SAT and ACT than any other topics. In addition, many school districts require Algebra I for high school graduation. Certainly programs differ from school to school. Since Algebra is so essential a part of education,... read more


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