Susan from Cumberland, RI on 8/21/11
My son continues to make great strides in his education and focusing skills. Through patience and reinforcement, Joe has helped rebuild Adam's self esteem and we are going into his first year of High school with a good attitude. Much appreciation.
Sheena from Fall River, MA on 3/12/14
I worked with him a bit ago but remember him to be very kind and patient. He tried to create a proper study guide. He was well prepared and VERY flexible with time and location.
"Convenient and Flexible Lesson Scheduling!"
Nicholas from Barrington, RI on 2/18/14
Joe is consistently on time and has always made every effort possible to accommodate scheduling adjustments due to the inevitable "fluctuations of life" that occur! Just one of the many reasons why I would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of his services!
Hertha from Brockton, MA on 1/16/14
When I met Joseph, I knew I made the right decision for my daughter. I look forward to working with him. My daughter looks forward to her lessons with Joseph. He's very patient, and positive.
I see such a big improvement with my daughter.
Christy from New Bedford, MA on 11/19/13
Joe is a great asset. He has helped my son by encouraging him to stay positive. My son is one that would beat himself up if he did not meet his own expectations. Joe has helped him by encourage my son to try his best. My son loves that there is no grades/judgment with Joe. Just learning and fixing things up.
Julie from Pocasset, MA on 10/27/13
Joseph helped both my 9 year old daughter and 13 year old son. He was very patient and professional. He was able to connect with each kid on an individual basis. He has a great attitude and always came prepared and ready to teach.
"Joe is a keeper."
Shelly from Fairhaven, MA on 10/17/13
Joe has been tutoring my 7 year old son since July. He has lots of patience and knowledge. I have seen lots of improvement in my son. My son is always excited to have a lesson with Joe.
"First session a huge success!"
Lisa from North Attleboro, MA on 9/7/13
My son just had his first lesson with Joe. When I asked him a bit afterward if he thought Joe would be able to help him improve his writing, he replied with a huge "YES!" and a smile that I don't often see as big as it was. Joe's used an approach and terms that my son could relate to, and got him engaged within the very first minutes of their session. We look forward to the next!
9/7/13 My son continues to work with Joe as he enters 8th grade. Joe has infinite patience and an extremely positive attitude toward learning. My son looks forward to his weekly meetings with Joe and is always energized after them. Joe has a way of coaching him through assignments that would end up in arguments if I tried to do the same. Joe picks up on what my son is interested in and uses those things as the examples for learning.
"Very sincere "
Amy from Greenville, RI on 7/19/13
Joe is a great tutor. He has been patient with my daughter. he is a nice man who is comfortable to have in the home and is working hard to get my daughter on the right track. Thank you Joe.
Shayna from New Bedford, MA on 5/31/13
My 6 year old son looks forward to his visits from Joe! My son tells me that he has so much fun and gets so excited when he learns new words! We have only been using a tutor a few weeks and I can already see a large change in my sons reading skills and excitement for reading! I could not be happier.
"Great First Lesson!"
John from Fall River, MA on 3/30/13
Joseph was fantastic at building rapport during his first session with my son. He helped my son feel comfortable and confident. We're looking forward to weekly lessons.
Linda from Middletown, RI on 3/4/13
My son has been working with Joe for some time now and he has no only improved in his math, but is starting to enjoy the challenge. Joe is patient and is always ready to fit into our busy and sometimes confusing schedule. Joe has become like family and we highly recommend him.
"A professional's professional!"
Ellis from Providence, RI on 12/19/12
Joseph S. is a born teacher. In our initial phone conversation, we were pleased to learn about his long and impressive history of teaching, coaching, and solid resume which includes several published professional articles on the topic of teaching basketball to kids. A middle-aged player, Joe deftly illustrated many points himself in fine form. He was always cordial and easy to reach by phone.
Joe is professional, punctual, and absolutely passionate about the game of basketball. His love of the game is evident in his teaching style. In each session with our exuberant 14-year-old ADHD daughter, he was consistently upbeat and positive as he skillfully kept her completely focused, involved and on her toes at each one-hour lesson. We noticed that at the end of every lesson, our daughter’s spirit always seemed lighter and her attitude more positive than at the start of each session.
At times when she needed repeated demonstration and explanation, Joe was always patient, clear, and supportive. His helpful post-lesson review comments provided an objective description of our daughter’s learning style and progress. Throughout each lesson, Joe offered so much continuous sincere encouragement and praise that we even enjoyed watching the session ourselves!
"Has a great style and make student feel very comfortable!"
Karen from Cumberland, RI on 12/10/12
We met Joe S approximately one year ago. He was just the type of tutor that we needed. My daughter was struggling in Math and Language Arts and Joe was able to teach the material to her in a manner that she understood. She has since taken that foundation and excelled in both subjects and fortunately for us, she no longer requires a tutor. Joe was able to provide a bridge of knowledge for our daughter to enable her to get to the point that she could manage on her own without a tutor. We can't speak highly enough of Joe!
"Very patient and positive attitude."
Kathleen from New Bedford, MA on 12/5/12
Joseph S. has been a godsend to me and my daughter. He is always looking for the positive in a student and finding ways to instill confidence and the love of learning in kids. He really has a natural rapport with my daughter as a student and genuinely wants to help her. His background experience as a public school teacher makes his authority as a teacher very credible and is a valuable asset. He is very patient and at the same time tries to set realistic expectations for the student to strive for. I am very grateful I found him on Wyzant.
Anne from Somerset, MA on 12/4/12
Joe has really saved us as my son navigates through 8th grade math! My son's confidence and grades are both improving thanks to Joe's patience and excellent teaching skills. Joe is truly invested in my son's success!
Tia from Providence, RI on 11/29/12
Joesph is very patient with my daughter, he shows her how to work in a way that she is comfortable with. She has improved with her schoolwork.
Farah from Brockton, MA on 11/19/12
My son is a second grader with ADHD, he needed help with his math and reading comprehension. He requires a lot of attention and redirection. Joe is great with him, he is patient and knows how to connect with him on his level. Joe comes prepare for each session, he knows how to engage him and maintain his attention. He feels comfortable and at ease with Joe, he looks forward to his tutoring sessions.
Lisa from Wrentham, MA on 11/5/12
Joe has been my tutor since the beginning of this school year and has been a big help to me and my studies. Even though we had planned on having him help me only with writing skills, Joe is always willing to spend time with me on other subjects based on the work I have for the week, and I appreciate his flexibility. He has been a patient tutor who has constructive comments, and I've seen an improvement in my work since working with him. He's easy to talk to, and I'm always comfortable letting him know if I don't understand something or need something explained further. Joe is great, and I'm happy I have him to help me improve my school work.
Stephanie from Pawtucket, RI on 9/7/12
I have been working with Joe for a couple of months now and I am very pleased with his services. I already feel more confident about my writing and the progress I made about how to develop a writing practice before writing my papers. In addition, Joe is always on time and easily reachable by phone or email. I would definitely recommend Joe to another student or a friend!
Staci from Smithfield, RI on 9/7/12
Joseph worked with my daughter throughout the summer and helped her to improve on her study skills as well as gain credit to move forward to the next grade. My daughter is smart, but lazy, Joseph motivated her and she seems to be off to a good start this school year. We will utilize Joseph's services again in the future to keep our daughter on track.
John from Lincoln, RI on 8/31/12
As John's grandfather, I have been following John's work with his English tutor and upon consulting with John and his father I have concluded that John has benefited greatly, has established a harmonious relationship with his tutor to the point that my son has decided to continue the tutorial lessons during the upcoming academic year.
His tutor is a gifted teacher who connects very well with the student and makes learning enjoyable. We are very pleased with the tutor and for this reason we have decided to continue the tutorial work during the entire year.
Dean from Bridgewater, MA on 8/14/12
Joe has been working with my wife who is from Brazil and she is very excited to be learning the English language and its components. Joe is very accessible and always prompt when scheduled. He is patient and has a vast knowledge of the English language. Highly recommended.
Jeffrey from Swansea, MA on 8/14/12
Passion, Patience, Professionalism. After a handful of sessions with my 9 year old son, Joe has exceeded our expectations. He holds my son's attention and unleashes enthusiasm even after the session is done. He's helping with writing and grammar and we look forward to the new school year to see the fruits of both their labor. I tried to be a tutor to my son at first but it became clear that to be effective I needed a tutor with experience and someone who could play the role of teacher and mentor. Thank You, Joe.
Annemarie from Norwell, MA on 7/30/12
I have found Joseph to be an extremely professional and conscientious teacher, who was able to establish a strong rapport with my son in just a few lessons. He is a patient, calm and very encouraging tutor. My son's confidence in math has increased since working with Joseph. I would highly recommend him.
"Patient and Easy-Going"
Nathalie from Randolph, MA on 7/21/12
My son really enjoyed working with Joe. He used sports as a way to make sense of the information that he was teaching and that worked well for my son. He was also very patient and the first session was not as overwhelming as we thought it would be. It was a great start and we're looking forward to the next couple weeks. We're hoping our son will get a better sense of how to organize his thoughts, organize his study habits, and improve his time management skills. He is comfortable with Joe and is interested in continuing the tutoring sessions.
"A very patient tutor for our three children!"
CynDee from Falmouth, MA on 6/28/12
We had our first tutoring session with Joseph last night. It was supposed to be for our two older boys working on their writing skills. Our daughter wanted to be a part of if and so Joseph kindly let her in on the lesson. They are all working so beautifully together. Thank you Joseph!
"Fantastic, very patient!"
Marie from Lakeville, MA on 6/3/12
Joseph has been working with my son for about 4 months. My son has difficulty focusing and Joe has been great keeping him focused and very patient with him. He has had a very positive approach and has been great at helping to boost his self esteem. He has been very flexible with us with scheduling! Great tutor!
"Very reliable "
Erin from Warren, RI on 5/3/12
We have been happy so far with the services Joe has provided for our son. He worked with us to establish a set of goals to help measure our son's progress. He continues to build our son's confidence through praise and patience.
"An Amazing Tutor!"
Lucy from New Bedford, MA on 3/13/12
Mr. S. is a very nice and patient person. I've been working with him for a few weeks now and in just those few weeks he has given my daughter the confidence she needed. He is amazing with her, and my 10 year old loves having him as her tutor. I'm really happy that I got him. He is truly an amazing tutor/teacher, if only there were more teachers like him out there.
Fennie from Braintree, MA on 3/2/12
Mr. Joseph S. is a very patient and nice tutor. It is hard to see big improvements after only a few hours of English writing tutoring. My son enjoyed all his lessons.
John from Rockland, MA on 1/21/12
Joe has the patients of a saint and is an excellent tutor. He was able to get my son to relax and then concentrate on the task at hand. I would recommend him to anyone!
Maria from East Taunton, MA on 10/24/11
Great tutor and enjoys what he does. He is easy to reach by email or phone. My son looks forward to seeing him each week. I definitely recommend Mr. S.
Nicole from Fairhaven, MA on 10/4/11
Another wonderful session today. Encouraging my son to have fun, and to relate his academics to his environment is a great method Mr. S uses. Especially with a 4 year-old. We look forward to another great day.
Christabel from Randolph, MA on 9/25/11
Joseph S is an excellent tutor. He has a degree in education, has been a teacher for many years and knows his material. My child looks forward to her tutoring class every week. I will recommend him to anyone.
"Lives and breathes basketball"
Ken from Middletown, RI on 9/19/11
Tutoring our 13 year old daughter. With his extensive background in teaching and coaching youth basketball, and his own passion for for the game, it's hard to imagine that anyone could be more qualified. He has done a terrific job with our daughter. He is patient and encouraging, and his drills and exercises make the lessons fun.
Julie from Lakeville, MA on 8/29/11
Mr S is a patient, professional,and dedicated tutor. Not even Hurricane Irene stopped him from completing a tutoring session with my daughter.
"Very patient and positive"
Cheryl from Middleboro, MA on 8/9/11
Mr. S has been working with my son this summer on his reading. My son is at grade level for his reading, but he HATES to read. Mr. S has made it much more fun for him and has helped him gain more confidence so he likes to read more than he did when we started. He is very patient and positive and kind has worked well with my son. Thank you Joe!!!
NEDINA from New Bedford, MA on 3/6/11
Joseph is a kind and very polite man, and very patient. I've been working with him for five months now, with great improvement. It is easy to learn with him, hes a great tutor. Bottom line he is an amazing person and tutor.
Kay from Middleboro, MA on 12/9/10
Mr. S does such a wonderful job with my son Joey. We are very fortunate to have him!!