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Joanna B.

Libertyville, IL

$50/hr

Creative, Experienced, Three Language Educator

Background check passed as of 8/17/13
Usually responds in about 2 days

Creative, Experienced, Three Language Educator

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I have a genuine concern for the value of education, combined with my passion and commitment to educating students. Successful teachers practice positive interaction with their students. In teaching, this interaction often determines the learning success of each student and classroom. Master teachers give respect to each student because students know this works both ways. When this mutual respect is in place quality learning takes place as it has always been in any teaching/learning environment in my career.

I strive to make my teaching educational and fun. During past years as a mother,camp counselor and teacher, I remember that students want to enjoy themselves while learning. I incorporate literature,educational games,technology,creativity and self-esteem building games as I continue to develop new and creative ways to teach all concepts.

Although I have learned many valuable lessons in my past years of teaching. I know I have a life time of learning ahead of me in choosing to be an excellent educator. It is a career I pursue wholeheartedly because I believe so strongly that children must have good teachers. I am one of them. I believe students learn on so many different levels by integrating history,geography,language arts,reading, mathematics with each other in the learning environment. In order to teach various styles I present new concepts visually, aurally,and utilize hands on tools. I promise to continue to teach my students to care about themselves and others, to read and write and perform well in all subjects and to always try their best in class and in life.

Testimonials

"Best Tutor"

- Amy, Northbrook, IL on 9/4/14
Math:
ACT Math, SAT Math
English:
ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Italian, Spanish
Art:
Drawing,
Painting
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics,
Special Needs
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English,
ESL/ESOL, Handwriting, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Italian, Spanish

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.

Drawing

I have an Art Minor, and have taught classroom art for two years to students, ages fourth grade to eighth grade in Fox Lake during the years 1973 to 1975. I have always been a firm believer that when Art is incorporated into all subjects, students truly love learning,and learn how to develop a passion for Art and learn that they all have amazing creativity to utilize in every walk of life. We have so many uses for Art and when started at an early age the minds of children open up to so much more, realizing they are Picassos and Rembrandts.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am an educator with twenty four years of experience in the elementary education field. My passion is and always will be to continue to make a difference in every students life. Each student learns with so many different tools, that the education and teaching must be assured to be geared for every student. I continue to work with students, fellow educators, and parents to ensure success for each student. My Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from National Lewis, (was originally named National College of Education), and my Masters Degree in Instruction and Curriculum from Concordia University ensure me I have the necessary background and desire to be an educator.

English

My qualifications include a bachelor's on education, a master's in curriculum and instruction and proud to share that I was able to help my parents who were immigrants from Italy, and lived in Highwood learn to speak, read, and write English.

Phonics

I am very proud to share with you that I have 25 years of teaching experience. Twenty of these years have been teaching primary grades, 1st. to 3rd. grade. Phonics and giving speeches is key to becoming an outstanding reader and writer,along with building self esteem. I hold strong to building those first three years as a foundation for being a positive, strong achiever. I am still in communication with many of my former students, as they share their growth of education and life with me. Look forward to meeting you and discussing your son's education.

Special Needs

I have taught Special Education as an assistant for three years,and also worked with assisting children who had a 504 in place and needed to move forward with an I.E.P.. I was asked to share some of the educational needs also given to my youngest son, and is now 32, and attending Devry with an I.E.P.in place, which his teachers and I collated. He is maintaining an A average.
I have always believed that every student will continue to be successful as long as every one is on the same track, and all educators and parents will put in place whatever methods necessary for every student, knowing that there is an endless array of possibilities. I utilize aural, kinesthetic, and visual learning opportunities, as well as technology and other students working with each other to reach their goals and go way beyond expectations, so ultimately, each student will feel very good about learning and want to keep moving forward. I sincerely look forward to continuing my educational road, and looking for smiles, and ultimate achieved goals and beyond.

Study Skills

I have been an educator for 25 years and have always shown primary grades (k -8) and high school students many ways to approach each subject including visual, aurally, and kinesthetically. Using these methods, and technology if desired or needed, every student has always found the exact tools need to master skills.

National Lewis University
Elementary Education
Concordia University
Master's

Education

National Lewis University (Elementary Education)

Concordia University (Master's)

Best Tutor — All my kids love Joanna and are eager to learn from her. My 3rd grade girl learns math from her and my preschooler gets reading help. She is very organized person and very patient. She has lots of experiences and knows how to attract kids to learn. We are glad to find her at WyzAnt here. She always gives us detailed notes and review, which I really like. ...

— Amy, Northbrook, IL on 9/4/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joanna will travel within 30 miles of Libertyville, IL 60048.


About Joanna

I have a genuine concern for the value of education, combined with my passion and commitment to educating students. Successful teachers practice positive interaction with their students. In teaching, this interaction often determines the learning success of each student and classroom. Master teachers give respect to each student because students know this works both ways. When this mutual respect is in place quality learning takes place as it has always been in any teaching/learning environment in my career.

I strive to make my teaching educational and fun. During past years as a mother,camp counselor and teacher, I remember that students want to enjoy themselves while learning. I incorporate literature,educational games,technology,creativity and self-esteem building games as I continue to develop new and creative ways to teach all concepts.

Although I have learned many valuable lessons in my past years of teaching. I know I have a life time of learning ahead of me in choosing to be an excellent educator. It is a career I pursue wholeheartedly because I believe so strongly that children must have good teachers. I am one of them. I believe students learn on so many different levels by integrating history,geography,language arts,reading, mathematics with each other in the learning environment. In order to teach various styles I present new concepts visually, aurally,and utilize hands on tools. I promise to continue to teach my students to care about themselves and others, to read and write and perform well in all subjects and to always try their best in class and in life.

Testimonials

"Best Tutor"

- Amy, Northbrook, IL on 9/4/14
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Education

National Lewis University
Elementary Education
Concordia University
Master's

Education

National Lewis University (Elementary Education)

Concordia University (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Libertyville, IL 60048

Joanna’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, SAT Math
English:
ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Italian, Spanish
Art:
Drawing,
Painting
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics,
Special Needs
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English,
ESL/ESOL, Handwriting, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Italian, Spanish

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.


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