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Jean D.

Expert Reading Coach K-12; all subjects K-8.

Fruitland Park, FL (34731)

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I am an experienced educator with over thirty five years teaching and administrative experience in Florida schools. I have a Masters Degree in Reading K through Twelve, a BA in Elementary Education with certification in Early Childhood, and a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership. Most of my career has been spent successfully remediating reading with students two or more years below their grade level in skills. I have taught all grades kindergarten through fifth in the classroom and in special pullout classes and successfully tutored kindergarten through college level students. I currently am subbing in classes at kindergarten through twelfth grade.

As well as reading and writing skills I can help students acquire the study skills necessary to become successful in elementary, middle, high school, and college classes. I tutor all subjects kindergarten through 8th grade and Reading at all levels. I prefer to tutor Math through eighth grade level only but have assisted high school and college level students in basic Math. Difficulties in Social Studies and Science in Middle School and High School are often the result of poor reading or study skills. I can help with these. I can also assist in preparation for GED and SAT testing and in test taking skills at all levels. I have experience and success in working with Learning Disabled students.

My approach in working with all students is to formally evaluate their reading level and try to learn their learning styles. I need to learn about a student's interests as well. As we work together I try to teach to learning strengths and strengthen the weaknesses to maximize progress. Studying about a student's areas of interest helps make learning enjoyable. I like to obtain permission to communicate with teachers of my students to tap their knowledge of the student and make him or her more successful at school. I can work with materials the student is using in class or provide my own to supplement or strengthen skills. Games with students through middle school level are used to break the rigors of one on one instruction and build skills in a fun manner. With all learning in all subjects, learning how to learn and enjoying it are requisite to positive results. Together my students and I achieve this.

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Jean’s subjects

ACT English, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
ACT Science
American History, Government & Politics, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Science, CLAST, GED, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading


I took a course in this during my Master's Degree in Reading. I have had many in-service classes in this area as well. I have had many of these students in my classes over thirty five years and done much successful teaching and tutoring with them.

Elementary (K-6th)

I received a BA from Florida Atlantic University in 1969 in Elementary Education 1-6 with certification in Early Childhood.
I received an MEd from Florida Atlantic University in 1979 in Reading K-12.
I received an Education Specialist credential from Florida Atlantic University in 1988 in Educational Leadership.
I hold a current Florida Teaching Certificate with certification in Elementary 1-6, Early Childhood, Reading K-12, and Administration and Supervision with an ESOL Endorsement from the Florida Dept. of Education.

I have 34 years' experience with Broward County Public Schools and 1 year of experience with Lake County Public Schools. I am currently employed as a substitute for Lake County Public Schools (2008-present).

I spent 17 years teaching Kindergarten and the rest of my career teaching in each of the grades one through five, both in the classroom and in special pull-out remediation classes for reading and math. I have successfully tutored many students in all subjects, kindergarten through eighth grade. I have received training in working with gifted, SLD, ADD, and ADHD students. I have been successful with these special needs students in both my classrooms and in tutoring. My patience and willingness to try multiple teaching methods with each student until he or she finds success helps my students to gain confidence in themselves and improve skills.

Elementary Math

I am a thirty-five-year veteran teacher certified k-6. I spent the majority of my career remediating Title I students in math and reading. If you want something different than ordinary teaching, call on me to help motivate your student in math.


I have had many years of teaching experience integrating Language Arts in K-5th grades by combining reading, writing, and spelling skills lessons. As both a Primary Specialist and an Assistant Principal, I have also taught classroom teachers by in-servicing them to do this. I have tutored middle and high school level students as well. I motivate acquisition of good writing skills with good examples of written work in literature of many genres and magazines and periodicals of student interests.


My Elementary Education degree included instruction in teaching handwriting. I taught Kindergarten through Fifth grades for 35 years and became adept at teaching both Zaner Bmoser and D'Nealean methods of cursive and manuscript writing.


BA Elementary Education 1-6 Florida Atlantic University 1969
Med Reading K-12 Florida Atlantic University 1979


I have a Masters degree in Reading Kindergarten through twelve and have spent a large portion of my thirty five year career remediating students in Title I reading classes. I also have a wide range of tutoring experience in reading.

Social Studies

My State of Florida Certificate certifies me to teach Social Studies K-6. I began my Bachelors work as a Government/ Political Science major so I had many Social Studies Courses including Modern Political Science in America,Modern World History, US Government, and World Religions. I am qualified to tutor any of the Social Studies through 8th grade.


Thirty-five years of teaching Spelling in Kindergarten through Fifth grades and many years of combining it with Reading and Writing instruction have honed my instructional skills. I spent seven years as a Primary Specialist and one as an Assistant Principal in-servicing teachers in ways to successfully combine Spelling instruction with Reading and Writing instruction.

Study Skills

BA Elementary Education 1-6 Florida Atlantic University 1969
Med Reading K-12 Florida Atlantic University 1979


I hold a BA in Elementary Education 1-6 with certification in Early Childhood. I also have a Masters in Reading K-12 and a Specialists Degree in Educational Leadership. I not only have many years experience teaching writing at all levels, kindergarten through fifth, but also as both an Assistant Principal and a Primary Specialist have been responsible for in-servicing teachers in the best techniques for teaching writing. In Broward County I served on the teacher's Curriculum Council subcommittee responsible for helping to keep writing standards current with state standards. With over forty years experience teaching and tutoring I can help your student become a better writer.

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The Best! Wonderful tutor! My son has gained so much confidence in his school work since he has started working with Jean. She is very patient and has taught him many strategies to help him succeed in school. She also gave me great advice on how to work with the school and his teacher to help my son get the best out of his education. If you're looking for someone who really cares about your child and has t ...

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