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Juanita P.

Jonesboro, GA

$30/hr

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Background check passed as of 4/21/14
Usually responds in about 2 days

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My name is Juanita P., and I'm very passionate about helping others to think and learn. My journey started eighteen years ago at George Washington Carver Middle School where I taught 7th/8th special education. I also taught at McDonogh #32 Elementary School and William J. Guste Elementary School in New Orleans, La., respectively. My duties included teaching students, writing lesson plans and informally and formally assessing students' progress.

Most of my tenure comes from teaching at Walter L. Cohen Senior High School, where I specialized in teaching Reading and English. I taught at Cohen seven years before I relocated to Atlanta, Ga., after Hurricane Katrina.

In addition to teaching, I was also the drama club sponsor for 5 years. I wrote original plays and even put on a talent show where the winners won awards. This type of extracurricular activity is something that I have always enjoyed, and I took advantage of every opportunity to put on a production where students could express themselves through drama, poetry and rap.

I continued my tenure at Forest Park High School where I taught British Literature, World Literature and Literature and Composition. I was also the Drama Club sponsor at this school for two years.

When anyone asks me what is my favorite thing about being a teacher, I can honestly say that it's positively interacting with the students. It will always be about the students as long as God allows me to educate, mold and motivate young people. For example, a good day for me is when I'm teaching a concept, difficult or moderately rigorous, and I see enlightenment in their (the students') eyes. The light bulbs in their minds have become brighter. That makes my day. I want students' light bulbs to become brighter after I have helped them. I want students to challenge themselves more than they are doing. In order to compete in this increasingly competitive world, young people today need to become better at reading, writing and using technology. I want to help students assert themselves and improve their skills. Teaching is my passion.

Computer:
Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar,
Spelling,
Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Word
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading,
SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar,
Microsoft Word,
Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Reading

Students who need to be tutored for the ACT reading will receive aid in comprehending reading selections.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have certification in Upper Elementary Education teaching grades 5th and 6th.
This certification is from Louisiana.

I also received training working with pre-K students at a daycare center.

English

Students will receive reinforcement on areas such as literature, grammar or writing.

Grammar

Students will receive reinforcement on how to correct forms of grammar.

Literature

Students will receive help on analyzing components of literature such as theme, plot and irony.

Microsoft Word

Students will receive help typing a research paper or report for school.

Proofreading

As a tutor, I will carefully show students how to read their research paper or report for school.

SAT Writing

Students who are preparing to take the SAT writing portion will receive assistance for the writing segment.

Spelling

Spelling was one of my strengths in school. I know a few drills that help you to increase your vocabulary.

Vocabulary

Students need to expand their vocabulary skills. Dictionaries will be provided and used during the sessions.

Writing

Since writing is such a dominant part of the new common core curriculum, I expect a lot of students to seek assistance in writing. Informal assessments using real life situations will be assigned as reinforcements. A weekly log will be used to monitor students' success.

Xavier University of LA
Capella University
Master's
Univesity of Scranton
Master's

Education

Xavier University of LA

Capella University (Master's)

Univesity of Scranton (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Juanita will travel within 20 miles of Jonesboro, GA 30236.


About Juanita

My name is Juanita P., and I'm very passionate about helping others to think and learn. My journey started eighteen years ago at George Washington Carver Middle School where I taught 7th/8th special education. I also taught at McDonogh #32 Elementary School and William J. Guste Elementary School in New Orleans, La., respectively. My duties included teaching students, writing lesson plans and informally and formally assessing students' progress.

Most of my tenure comes from teaching at Walter L. Cohen Senior High School, where I specialized in teaching Reading and English. I taught at Cohen seven years before I relocated to Atlanta, Ga., after Hurricane Katrina.

In addition to teaching, I was also the drama club sponsor for 5 years. I wrote original plays and even put on a talent show where the winners won awards. This type of extracurricular activity is something that I have always enjoyed, and I took advantage of every opportunity to put on a production where students could express themselves through drama, poetry and rap.

I continued my tenure at Forest Park High School where I taught British Literature, World Literature and Literature and Composition. I was also the Drama Club sponsor at this school for two years.

When anyone asks me what is my favorite thing about being a teacher, I can honestly say that it's positively interacting with the students. It will always be about the students as long as God allows me to educate, mold and motivate young people. For example, a good day for me is when I'm teaching a concept, difficult or moderately rigorous, and I see enlightenment in their (the students') eyes. The light bulbs in their minds have become brighter. That makes my day. I want students' light bulbs to become brighter after I have helped them. I want students to challenge themselves more than they are doing. In order to compete in this increasingly competitive world, young people today need to become better at reading, writing and using technology. I want to help students assert themselves and improve their skills. Teaching is my passion.

Education

Xavier University of LA
Capella University
Master's
Univesity of Scranton
Master's

Education

Xavier University of LA

Capella University (Master's)

Univesity of Scranton (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Jonesboro, GA 30236

Juanita’s Subjects

Computer:
Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar,
Spelling,
Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Word
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading,
SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar,
Microsoft Word,
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.


Background Check Status for Juanita P.

Juanita P. passed a background check on 4/21/14. The check was ordered by Juanita through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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