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Joyce P.

Student Assessment and Remediation Tutor: English, Special Education

Suitland, MD (20746)

Travel radius
40 miles
Hourly fee
$25.00
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As a tutor, I have experience as a teacher in the center for Biblical Studies as well as within DC and Richmond public Schools. My teaching method is to gather information that will allow me to assess your child’s performance level through a series of interviews with you, your child, and your child's teachers and coaches. I will examine your child's previous class work, play habits and extracurricular activities. My aim is to work with you, your child and your child’s teachers to establish a balanced daily routine that places an emphasis on the importance of maintaining good study habits.

Once a diagnosis of performance, goals, and expectations have been discussed and clarified, I will work with your child to articulate why academic improvement is important for his or her unique goals. I will work with you, your child's teacher and your child to help in developing and implementing an effective "love of learning" action plan.

My immediate goal is to plant and nurture seeds of academic self confidence and scholarly curiosity. In this way, as your child discovers how a "balanced pursuit" of academic understanding is an integral component for enjoying rewarding play activities, family and friend relationships, and overall good health then it will be easier to team up for success. Your child will be better prepared with becoming comfortable and confident with his or her own life-long learning style. Then, I will assist your child in fostering the confidence to pursue mastery of key successive skill levels with the use of homework review, extended learning assignments, quizzes and diagnostic tests. I would be very happy to become a part of your child’s "love of learning" academic instruction team.

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Joyce’s subjects

Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar
Test Preparation:
ASVAB, SAT Reading
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Language:
ESL/ESOL
English:
Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

Bible Studies

I teach adults in my church program of Center for Biblical Studies. I am comfortable teaching Christian doctrine, New and Old Testament literature as well as key principles of faith.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a former DC Public School and Head Start Teacher. I have a Master's degree in Early Childhood Special Ed. My academic training and career focus has been on identifying patterns that promote key strengths for typical Early Childhood development and to examine root causes that can delay progress in achieving certain academic milestones.

My approach to Early childhood education is to consider all developmental domains: cognitive, social emotional, gross motor, fine motor and speech and language as they relate to a given area of success. All children tend to excel in certain developmental areas more so than others. The high achieving area can often be a gateway by which the educator can build bridges of confident self expression and interest in other lesser developed areas and at the same time promote curiosity, interest and advancement.

When providing intervention for at-risk students I typically use a number of different Early Childhood assessment tools to include use of the Carolina Curriculum by Johnson-Martin, the Transdisciplinary Play-Based assessment by Toni Linder, as well as the Denver Developmental screening tool.

With regard to academic remediation for typically developing students, I continue with an interest in the holistic approach. I collect data in order to find patterns of strengths that can best be used as a bridge to compensate for weaknesses.

I often find that a careful review of the home study, school schedule (am/pm activity), preparation for quizzes and tests as well as the level of interest in non academic performance can provide key insights into a child's potential and love of learning. I review how the child engages socially: in family interactions as reported by the parent, in the school setting as reported by various teacher observations, as well as how the child views his or her own progress through self evaluation).

My goal is to promote and encourage all of your child's strengths and to identify and isolate any performance barriers. Sometimes minor adjustments in daily schedule inconsistencies for homework/play/diet or sleep schedules can provide significant improvement.

In addition, this review process will help to identify areas to strengthen the child's understanding of their own unique learning style and behavioral patterns.

In this way, by emphasizing the need for care and attention to the learning process as well as by identifying if the child has any aversions to certain foods, particular types of environment (to include those that may lend toward increased auditory, visual, and multitasking distractions) it will be easier to demonstrate the child's unique learning needs while fostering a sense of academic confidence and self help skills.

My goal is to assist your child in fostering the confidence to pursue mastery of key successive skill levels with the use of maintaining a set place and time for homework review, reviewing and extending learning assignments, and maximizing retention through the use of quizzes and diagnostic tests that will fortify your child's confidence level.

I would be very happy to become a part of your child’s "love of learning" academic instruction team.

English

As an English tutor, I have had considerable educational and professional experience in that I have a B.A. in English, and I have taught at the primary, elementary and secondary levels. (I am also a newsletter, blog and novel writer.) I have worked with students in regular English education, special education, and in bi-lingual Head Start programs.

My teaching method is to gather information that will allow me to assess your child’s performance level with respect to speech and communication, reading, reading comprehension, and writing. I will examine your child’s performance level through a series of interviews with you, your child, and your child's teachers and coaches. I will examine your child's class work, play habits/hobbies and extracurricular activities as they relate to effective communication skills.

I will work with your child to help define how good speaking, reading, writing and critical thinking skills can be an important contribution toward enriching interactions with family and friends, and improving play and work activities. To best achieve this end, I will work with you, your child's teacher and your child to help in developing and implementing an effective "love of learning" action plan.

My aim is to work with you, your child and your child’s teachers to establish a balanced daily routine that places an emphasis on the importance of maintaining good study habits, to include homework review, the use of exchanging anecdotal observations, shared reading, flash cards, placement of identifying labels on common objects, extended learning assignments, quizzes and diagnostic tests.

I would be very happy to become a part of your child’s "love of learning" academic instruction team.

Reading

As a reading tutor, I have had considerable professional experience in teaching reading and remediation in my role as a teacher in the DC and Richmond Public Schools. I have worked with special education, Head Start and regular education students.

My teaching method is to gather information that will allow me to assess your child’s reading level with respect to expressive and receptive language, phonetic and decoding skills. I will examine your childs' performance level through a series of interviews with you, your child, and your child's teachers and coaches. I will examine your child's class work, play habits and extracurricular activities as they relate to recognizing written work, signs, symbols, with respect to an ability to decode meaning.

Once a diagnosis of current performance level, goals, and expectations have been discussed and clarified, I will work with your child to articulate why academic improvement is important for his or her unique goals to enrich interaction with family, friends, and to improve individual and shared play opportunities. To best achieve this end, I will work with you, your child's teacher and your child to help in developing and implementing an effective "love of learning" action plan.

My aim is to work with you, your child and your child’s teachers to establish a balanced daily routine that places an emphasis on the importance of maintaining good sight reading study habits, to include the use of flash cards, placement of labels, writing drills and shared reading. In addition, I will use homework review, extended learning assignments, quizzes and diagnostic tests to strengthen your child's learning.

My overall goal is to plant and nurture seeds of academic self confidence and scholarly curiosity. In this way, as your child discovers how a "balanced pursuit" of academic understanding is an integral component for enjoying rewarding activities. Your child will become more invested in developing comfort and confidence with his or her own life-long learning style.

I would be very happy to become a part of your child’s "love of learning" academic instruction team.

Special Needs

I am a former DC public school and Head Start teacher. I have a master's degree in early childhood special education. I have worked within the Georgetown Developmental Clinic as a member of a interdisciplinary medical team. My role was to provide educational assessments on atypically developing infants and toddlers. Additionally, I have also worked in the District of Columbia within such programs as the Edward C. Mazique Parent Child Center working with children with physical delays as well as within the House of Ruth working with children with social and emotional delays.

My coursework within the George Washington University Infant Special Education program included:

Neurodevelopmental Programming for the Handicapped child
Etiology, Symptomology and Approaches to Special Needs
Interdisciplinary Approach to planning for the Special Needs Child
Development of Language within the Special Needs Child

My academic training and career focus has been on the following:

a) Identifying patterns that promote key strengths for typical "Early Childhood" development
b) Examining root causes that can delay academic progress in achieving certain academic milestones for atypically developing students.

My approach to early childhood education is to consider all developmental domains: cognitive, social emotional, gross motor, fine motor and speech and language as they relate to a given area of success.

All children tend to excel in certain developmental areas more so than others. The high achieving area can often be a gateway by which the educator can build bridges of confident self expression and interest in other lesser developed areas and at the same time promote curiosity, interest and advancement.

When providing intervention for special needs students I typically use a number of different Early Childhood assessment tools to include use of the Carolina Curriculum by Johnson-Martin, the Transdisciplinary Play-Based assessment by Toni Linder, as well as the Denver Developmental screening tool.

My fundamental goal for the special needs student is to strengthen and fortify the students' confidence and ability to successfully get his/her needs met. When the child feels that she can navigate her environment with confidence, then great strides in learning can take place.

When preparing academic intervention, I often find that a careful review of the home study, school schedule (am/pm activity), preparation for quizzes and tests as well as the level of interest in non academic performance can provide key insights into a child's potential and love of learning.

With your assistance, I'll review how the child engages socially: in family interactions as reported by the parent, in the school setting as reported by various teacher observations, as well as how the child views his or her own progress through self evaluation.

In this way, by emphasizing the need for care and attention to self advocacy skills and the learning process the student will come to see herself as a viable contributor to her environment. By discussing and correcting barriers to successful learning, the student learns to take part in identifying if and when any aversions to certain foods, particular types of environment (to include those that may lend toward increased auditory, visual, and multitasking distractions) are present. In this way it will be easier to demonstrate the importance of the child's opinions and ideas as well as the importance of the child's unique learning needs as an integral component to the well being of family and school activities. In this way, through fostering a strong sense of academic confidence and self help skills, we will help your child to meet her or his academic challenges and view her or his success as vital and necessary.

My goal is to promote and encourage all of your child's strengths and to identify and isolate any performance barriers. Sometimes minor adjustments in daily schedule inconsistencies of homework/play/diet or sleep schedules can provide significant improvement. I will work with you and your child to establish a set place and time for homework review. I will work with you to establish a set routine for reviewing and extending learning assignments, and maximizing skill development through the use of quizzes and diagnostic tests that will fortify your child's confidence level.

I would be very happy to become a part of your child’s "love of learning" academic instruction team.

Study Skills

As a public school teacher who has successfully prepared students to utilize good study habits and test taking skills, I have adopted practices presented within my M.Ed program at the George Washingon University and as a tutor within the SAT Prep program. These study skills include thorough self application to the learning process, daily practice and review sessions, color coding, word association techniques, good sleep and dietary habits and more.

What I emphasize to every student is that the core component for achieving academic success is her or his willingness to establish a solid learning foundation that relies heavily upon a daily study routine which is paired with effective time management.

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Education

Va Union UNiversity

George Washington Univ. (MEd)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $25.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Rate fee incl. travel, parking, prep time, research/ teacher contact, evals and assessment, etc. General Ed. fee is set at $25 per hour; Spec Ed. fee is $45. An add'l transp. increase for 15+ mi.

Travel policy

Joyce will travel within 40 miles of Suitland, MD 20746.

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