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Jane M.

Hazelwood, MO

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ACT, ASVAB, CHEMISTRY, HiSET (GED), MATH, SAT

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ACT, ASVAB, CHEMISTRY, HiSET (GED), MATH, SAT

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Background and experience:
•Retired high school math and science teacher with 25 years
experience
•Master's degree
•Lifetime teaching certificate, grades 7-12, from the state of
Missouri
•Two years of experience in teaching college algebra courses
•8 years plus of tutoring experience
•Have taken courses in ACT, SAT, and GED test preps to learn
how to prepare a student for that particular test.
•When no courses are available, I follow the recommendations for the ASVAB, HiSET (Missouri's new high school equivalency test),HESI, PTCB, and TEAS

Tutoring allows me to individualize my teaching. I become aware of the student’s learning needs and learning style, and then I adapt my methods to fit the student. Because I am an experienced teacher, I am able to explain concepts simply and provide extra work for practice and reinforcement. I provide worksheets for extra practice in all the subjects.

Students say I am friendly, low-key, encouraging, practical, and well organized.

I love tutoring and helping people.

About my hourly fee:
You can earn a reduction in my hourly fee in several ways: (This is in addition to the offers WyzAnt provides to reduce your cost)
1) If you meet me at a public library in Hazelwood for tutoring, and/or
2) Find someone else who needs tutoring in the same subject, same time, and/or
3) If you are an ASVAB student - because your military experience benefits all of us.

"Helpful and Knowledgeable Tutor"

- Tammie, Florissant, MO on 3/8/15

"Very Good "

- Patrick , Florissant, MO on 12/2/14

"Excellent tutor! "

- Roberto, Saint Louis, MO on 12/1/14

"Very Patient"

- Teresa, Saint Louis, MO on 11/20/14

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Kim, O Fallon, MO on 11/19/14

"Amazing tutor"

- Angie, Maryland Heights, MO on 11/18/14

"Greatest tutor ever"

- Reggie , Saint Louis, MO on 11/18/14

"I Am Very Grateful"

- Theresa, Florissant, MO on 10/4/14

"Remarkable!"

- Nir , Saint Louis, MO on 8/23/14

"Very patient "

- Stacy, Saint Louis, MO on 7/9/14

"Very Encouraging and Helpful Tutor"

- Likui, Saint Louis, MO on 7/5/14

"Fantastic tutor!"

- Carly, Florissant, MO on 6/20/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Jane, Saint Louis, MO on 4/14/14

"Our First Lesson of the Year 2014"

- Lenell, Hazelwood, MO on 1/19/14

"Great knowledge of Algebra."

- Diann, Florissant, MO on 11/27/13

"Greatest tutor in the world"

- Wendell, Saint Louis, MO on 10/18/13

"Absolutely Wonderful!!!"

- Cherise, Florissant, MO on 10/4/13

"A very good fit so far"

- Sandra, Saint Charles, MO on 9/27/13

"Dedicated teacher"

- Bibi, O Fallon, MO on 7/22/13

"Very patient."

- Krystal, Florissant, MO on 6/23/13

"Committed to tutoring!"

- Hana, Saint Louis, MO on 5/15/13

"Great Tutor!"

- Nancy, Lake Saint Louis, MO on 4/30/13

"Excellent teacher!"

- Nicole, Saint Peters, MO on 4/13/13

"Awesome Tutor!"

- Shannon, Bridgeton, MO on 4/5/13

"Very Professional"

- Alina, O Fallon, MO on 3/6/13

"Great "

- Marquel, O Fallon, MO on 2/13/13

"Patient and Very Eager to teach"

- Amanda, Florissant, MO on 2/5/13

"Great Tutor, Organized, Patient, Dependable"

- Daphne, Saint Louis, MO on 1/23/13

"Great tutor"

- Tom, Saint Charles, MO on 12/27/12

"Great Tutor"

- Trinetta, Hazelwood, MO on 9/11/12
Business:
GMAT
Corporate Training:
GMAT,
Statistics

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Approved subjects

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ACT English

The ACT English test covers the same grammar, punctuation and rhetorical skills on every test. After determining exactly what English skills the student needs, I provide instruction and practice.
My ACT tutoring methods, based on many years of tutoring and lots of research, are similar for all four subjects tested. I can easily summarize my methods in two words: review and practice. Most students need review in one or more of the four subjects, but all need help with test practice. I only use real ACT tests so the student gets used to the type and wording of each question. The ACT asks the same information on all of its tests and by taking many tests, the student becomes very familiar and thus comfortable with the questions. This relieves much of the anxiety of taking the actual test.

ACT Math

Most of the math covered on the ACT Math test is usually taught in Grades 7-10, but few remember the concepts and methods. After determining exactly what math skills the student needs, I provide instruction and practice.
My ACT tutoring methods, based on many years of tutoring and lots of research, are similar for all four subjects tested. I can easily summarize my method in two words: review and practice. Most students need review in one or more of the four subjects, but all need help with test practice. I only use real ACT tests so the student gets used to the type and wording of each question. The ACT asks the same information on all of its tests and by taking many tests, the student becomes very familiar and thus comfortable with the questions. This relieves much of the anxiety of taking the actual test.

ACT Reading

Many students need help with reading speed and comprehension, but with instruction and practice, a student can strengthen both skills. I also provide methods to answer the questions quicker and with more accuracy.
My ACT tutoring methods, based on many years of tutoring and lots of research, are similar for all four subjects tested. I can easily summarize my method in two words: review and practice. Most students need review in one or more of the four subjects, but all need help with test practice. I only use real ACT tests so the student gets used to the type and wording of each question. The ACT asks the same information on all of its tests and by taking many tests, the student becomes very familiar and thus comfortable with the questions. This relieves much of the anxiety of taking the actual test.

ACT Science

Fortunately, a student can do well on the ACT Science Test without ever taking a science course. A student can answer the questions correctly by knowing how to interpret the tables, graphs, and charts provided. Another useful skill for this test is the ability to eliminate wrong answers to arrive at the correct one.
My ACT tutoring methods, based on many years of tutoring and lots of research, are similar for all four subjects tested. I can easily summarize my method in two words: review and practice. Most students need review in one or more of the four subjects, but all need help with test practice. I only use real ACT tests so the student gets used to the type and wording of each question. The ACT asks the same information on all of its tests and by taking many tests, the student becomes very familiar and thus comfortable with the questions. This relieves much of the anxiety of taking the actual test.

Algebra 1

I have experience in teaching and tutoring high school and college algebra. I can teach math concepts simply and clearly, and in a way that helps the students become more comfortable and confident in math.

Algebra 2

Both Algebra 2 and College Algebra cover most of the same topics and sometimes to the same depth depending on the high school or college. I have the qualifications along with teaching and tutoring experience in both subjects to be able to effectively help you.

ASVAB

The ASVAB consists of a battery of tests given to those who want to enlist in the U. S. Military. My tutoring consists of help for all of the tests through explanations, examples, reading and study guides, and lots of math and vocabulary practice. I assign homework to reinforce what takes place during tutoring. As I provide review in all the subjects, I emphasize test-taking skills such as short cuts and time management. Finally, I give many practice ASVAB tests. By the time the student is ready to take the actual ASVAB, he/she is very comfortable and confident with all the tests.

Chemistry

I have a MA in Chemistry from the University of South Dakota. Following graduation, I worked as a research chemist for 3M in St. Paul, Minnesota; moved back to South Dakota, then Missouri, where I taught high school chemistry for many years in both states.

Elementary Math

Depending on the grade level, elementary math consists of counting, place values, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, fractions, mixed numbers, decimals, pre-algebra, elementary algebra, and more.

Most students benefit from one-on-one tutoring because of the individual attention they receive. In addition, in a classroom full of learners of all abilities, a particular child’s needs can’t be suitably met.

I have about two years experience tutoring math to students in Grades 1-8.


Elementary Science

Although my science certification is in grades 7-12, I have tutored science at the elementary level. More importantly, I have years of experience in tutoring children of elementary school age. I have learned how to approach the topics in science simply and clearly to avoid overwhelming and/or scaring the child. Actually, I use that approach in all my tutoring.

GED

I have tutored many people, of all ages and backgrounds, to prepare for the GED test. Most need help with all the areas of testing: Reading, Writing, Math, Social Studies, and Science, but especially the Math.

It's good to know that the only outside knowledge you need to know is for the Math and Writing tests. The other three tests are reading comprehension tests: All the social studies and science you need to answer the questions correctly are in the passages and charts provided.

Geometry

Some students like it, others dislike it; whatever the emotion, geometry is usually required in high school and necessary to know to do well on college-prep tests and the ASVAB (military entrance test). I have taught Geometry at the high school level and now teach and review it often when tutoring.

GMAT

My certification and qualifications as a (now retired) high school teacher has enabled me to teach the math part of the GMAT test. The math part of the test, (37 questions, 75 minutes) consists of basic arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and word problems. Most college students have already learned these subjects, but need some math-refreshing to bring it all back. I can certainly help with that.

Physical Science

I was referred to as the Physical Science "Queen" when I taught this subject in high school because I took the course from a "lecture" course to a laboratory-based course. One reason why I loved teaching it is because ninth-graders had to take it and I enjoyed teaching that age group.

Prealgebra

When I helped my grandson with his middle-school math, I knew how important it was for him to have a solid foundation in the pre-algebra he was studying. I am certified to teach pre-algebra through Algebra 2 and qualified to teach College Algebra. I have years of tutoring experience in upper level Algebra and have found that the misunderstandings and errors high school and college students make is due to their poor foundation in pre-Algebra.

Precalculus

When I worked toward my M.A. in Chemistry, I had to take all the Calculus courses plus Differential Equations. Prerequisite to those courses were Trigonometry, Advanced Algebra, and pre-Calculus. There is an overlap between topics in College Algebra and pre-Calculus. Thus, I have the course background plus experience in teaching College Algebra to enable me to become a tutor in this subject.

PSAT

During the time I taught at a St. Louis County High School, I initiated a PSAT test prep program for sophomores. I taught the math portions only at that time, but am now qualified to teach the English and Essay sections also.

SAT Math

The SAT Math Test is divided into 3 sections, separated by other non-math parts of the Test:
18 problems, 25 minutes;
20 problems, 25 minutes; and
16 problems; 20 minutes.

There are a total of 44 multiple-choice questions and 10 student-produced response questions.

The math sections of the SAT test cover mostly what the ACT test includes: algebra, geometry, statistics, but not trigonometry, absolute values, or some other areas.

SAT Math Test prep includes review, strategies, taking practice tests, and even learning how to guess. Although a penalty of ¼ point is taken off for each incorrect answer, it is sometimes wise to make an educated guess.

SAT Reading

The SAT Reading Test is divided into 3 sections, separated by other parts of the test:
24 multiple-choice questions, 25 minutes
24 multiple-choice questions, 25 minutes
19 multiple-choice questions, 20 minutes

Forty-eight of the 67 multiple-choice questions test reading comprehension. You are given reading passages followed by multiple-choice questions. The questions are similar to those on the ACT Reading Test but include many more inference types.

The other 19 multiple-choice questions are called sentence completion questions. These test your vocabulary and ability to understand complex sentences.

My SAT Reading Test prep includes practice and review in the topics necessary for you to do well. Again, practice tests are given for you to take.

SAT Writing

The SAT Writing Test has three components:
Essay section, 25 minutes; you are required to write an essay on a topic given to you.
1st Writing section, 35 multiple-choice questions, 25 minutes;
2nd Writing section, 14 multiple-choice questions, 10 minutes.

The Essay is graded on how well you express and develop your views, show critical thinking, organize your thoughts, use a variety of sentences, and use punctuation, grammar and vocabulary correctly.

The 49 multiple-choice questions include sentence corrections, identifying errors in sentences, and improving paragraphs.

My SAT Writing Test includes practice and review of the areas mentioned above and taking practice SAT tests.

Statistics

While helping a student through his college statistics course, I guided him through the weekly homework, the project on hypothesis testing and the final exam. Most of the work fell upon me because of my knowledge of mathematics and experience with scientific research. As a result, I took the course with him, and we earned an A.
Following that experience, I took an online Statistics course to reinforce and better understand the concepts.

Study Skills

As a 7-12 grade teacher for 25 years and a life-long learner, I gained insight and practice about study skills. In addition, I took several short courses in this area. I taught my students several methods of note taking, how to get the most out of reading the text, how to study for a test.

Here are some study skills I enforced:
1) Keeping a daily schedule, writing down homework, due dates, test dates.
2) Take some kind of notes during class. This helps you stay awake and alert.
3) Use SQ3R’s (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, or write, Review) or another method to help you read the textbook. You will gain little, if any, information by reading alone. You have to be an active reader. SQ3R’s. help you summarize the reading.
I required my high school chemistry students to do SQ3R’s for every section in every chapter we studied. They griped and complained. I eventually dropped the requirement Most students were angry with me because they found that writing the SQ3R’s helped them to understand chemistry better than anything else had.
4) Do all assigned class and homework; do it on time.
5) Study for quizzes and tests.



TEAS

For many years, I taught science and math at the high school level. After I retired, I took courses in grammar and writing so I would be qualified to prepare people for standardized and national tests such as TEAS. This test, which is used to determine a person's ability to enter the nursing profession, includes areas in Reading, Mathematics, Science and English – all areas of study in which I have education and experience.

Trigonometry

I am qualified to teach high school trigonometry. This is am important subject to know for pre-calculus. There are always a few trig problems on the ACT test.

Marillac College
Univ. of South Dakota
Master's

Education

Marillac College

Univ. of South Dakota (Master's)

Helpful and Knowledgeable Tutor — Jane is very skilled and knowledgeable in teaching both my children. She has helped them gain an understanding of their Math concepts and with her ongoing help they are doing much better in school! ...

— Tammie, Florissant, MO on 3/8/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Pay a lower hourly rate: 1) Meet me at a public library in Hazelwood, and/or 2) Find someone else who needs tutoring in the same subject, same time

Travel policy

Jane will travel within 40 miles of Hazelwood, MO 63042.


About Jane

Background and experience:
•Retired high school math and science teacher with 25 years
experience
•Master's degree
•Lifetime teaching certificate, grades 7-12, from the state of
Missouri
•Two years of experience in teaching college algebra courses
•8 years plus of tutoring experience
•Have taken courses in ACT, SAT, and GED test preps to learn
how to prepare a student for that particular test.
•When no courses are available, I follow the recommendations for the ASVAB, HiSET (Missouri's new high school equivalency test),HESI, PTCB, and TEAS

Tutoring allows me to individualize my teaching. I become aware of the student’s learning needs and learning style, and then I adapt my methods to fit the student. Because I am an experienced teacher, I am able to explain concepts simply and provide extra work for practice and reinforcement. I provide worksheets for extra practice in all the subjects.

Students say I am friendly, low-key, encouraging, practical, and well organized.

I love tutoring and helping people.

About my hourly fee:
You can earn a reduction in my hourly fee in several ways: (This is in addition to the offers WyzAnt provides to reduce your cost)
1) If you meet me at a public library in Hazelwood for tutoring, and/or
2) Find someone else who needs tutoring in the same subject, same time, and/or
3) If you are an ASVAB student - because your military experience benefits all of us.

Testimonials

"Helpful and Knowledgeable Tutor"

- Tammie, Florissant, MO on 3/8/15

"Very Good "

- Patrick , Florissant, MO on 12/2/14

"Excellent tutor! "

- Roberto, Saint Louis, MO on 12/1/14

"Very Patient"

- Teresa, Saint Louis, MO on 11/20/14

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Kim, O Fallon, MO on 11/19/14

"Amazing tutor"

- Angie, Maryland Heights, MO on 11/18/14

"Greatest tutor ever"

- Reggie , Saint Louis, MO on 11/18/14

"I Am Very Grateful"

- Theresa, Florissant, MO on 10/4/14

"Remarkable!"

- Nir , Saint Louis, MO on 8/23/14

"Very patient "

- Stacy, Saint Louis, MO on 7/9/14

"Very Encouraging and Helpful Tutor"

- Likui, Saint Louis, MO on 7/5/14

"Fantastic tutor!"

- Carly, Florissant, MO on 6/20/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Jane, Saint Louis, MO on 4/14/14

"Our First Lesson of the Year 2014"

- Lenell, Hazelwood, MO on 1/19/14

"Great knowledge of Algebra."

- Diann, Florissant, MO on 11/27/13

"Greatest tutor in the world"

- Wendell, Saint Louis, MO on 10/18/13

"Absolutely Wonderful!!!"

- Cherise, Florissant, MO on 10/4/13

"A very good fit so far"

- Sandra, Saint Charles, MO on 9/27/13

"Dedicated teacher"

- Bibi, O Fallon, MO on 7/22/13

"Very patient."

- Krystal, Florissant, MO on 6/23/13

"Committed to tutoring!"

- Hana, Saint Louis, MO on 5/15/13

"Great Tutor!"

- Nancy, Lake Saint Louis, MO on 4/30/13

"Excellent teacher!"

- Nicole, Saint Peters, MO on 4/13/13

"Awesome Tutor!"

- Shannon, Bridgeton, MO on 4/5/13

"Very Professional"

- Alina, O Fallon, MO on 3/6/13

"Great "

- Marquel, O Fallon, MO on 2/13/13

"Patient and Very Eager to teach"

- Amanda, Florissant, MO on 2/5/13

"Great Tutor, Organized, Patient, Dependable"

- Daphne, Saint Louis, MO on 1/23/13

"Great tutor"

- Tom, Saint Charles, MO on 12/27/12

"Great Tutor"

- Trinetta, Hazelwood, MO on 9/11/12

Education

Marillac College
Univ. of South Dakota
Master's

Education

Marillac College

Univ. of South Dakota (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Pay a lower hourly rate: 1) Meet me at a public library in Hazelwood, and/or 2) Find someone else who needs tutoring in the same subject, same time

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Hazelwood, MO 63042

Jane’s Subjects

Business:
GMAT
Corporate Training:
GMAT,
Statistics

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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