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Jodi S.

Erie, PA

$40/hr

Music, Elementary, History and English Tutor

Usually responds in about 5 hours

Music, Elementary, History and English Tutor

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My undergraduate coursework included over 100 hours of volunteering in an elementary school classroom as a tutor and educational assistant. These hours included tutoring and instruction in all elementary school subjects.

My undergraduate degree is a B.A. in Music Education, and I taught as a Level 2 Certified teacher in the Penncrest School District from 1993-2000. I taught general music K-8 and directed choral groups, ensembles, and musical theater experiences. I also offered private piano lessons to students.

While I left teaching in a public school system, I have been actively engaged in vocational youth ministry and working with students of all ages on a volunteer basis since 2000. I recently completed a Masters in Divinity and am well-equipped to work with students in Bible-based lessons, theology, Christian ethics and comparative religions.

I am a creative teacher who likes to employ hands-on and practical methods to help students learn. I have a background in multiple intelligence research, and I focus on a student's intelligence preference and learning style preference when tutoring.

My goal is to help the student learn and apply the material rather than just memorizing information to pass a test. While I live in Meadville, I travel often to Erie and am willing to travel to other locations as well.

English:
Bible Studies,
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher
History:
American History, Music History,
Religion
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, Piano,
Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Microsoft Excel, 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.

Bible Studies

I attended an undergraduate program which required biblical studies classes, and I recently completed a Masters of Divinity with a significant amount of biblical study, exegesis and theology included in the program. During these courses, I engaged both the Hebrew Bible and New Testament using a number of different interpretive lenses and methods. I have also spent ten years working as a youth minister and providing biblical instruction for students.

Cooking

I have been cooking and baking since I was a small child. My recipes are often-requested at church and volunteer organization dinners. I also sell my baked goods on a regular basis (as requested) and have, on occasion, been paid to cater special occasion dinners for friends and neighbors. Though not formally trained, I have a good working knowledge of various cooking methods and techniques which are useful for home cooks.

Elementary (K-6th)

I scored high in the National Teacher's Assessment in all elementary subjects and have tutored elementary students on occasion. I like to use hands-on, practical methods to help young students grasp concepts. I also have experience in teaching using a student's primary intelligence and learning style to increase comprehension and to bolster other methods of learning.

General Music

I have a B.A. in Music Education K-12. I also have 7 years experience in teaching General Music and directing choirs. General Music courses included basic music history, theory, notation and performance skills. I also was a TA and tutor for music theory and music history while in college.

Microsoft Publisher

I have used Microsoft Publisher exclusively for creating calendars, flyers, booklets and other publications since 1998. I am familiar with all Publisher platforms from 1998-2010. I also have experience transferring Publisher created projects to PDF formats which can be opened and read digitally by any user. I have trained others within my work contexts to user Publisher as well.

Music History

I have a B.A. in Music Education K-12 which included several courses in music history and the history of musical theater. I also taught an overview of music history as part of the curriculum when I served for seven years as a general music teacher.

Phonics

During my junior high, high school and college years, I participate in volunteer programs which used phonics to assist children in learning to read. As a teacher, my music program assisted classroom teachers by teaching the students songs and rhymes about phonics. I also have experience in using the Letter People to teach phonics and alliteration to young children.

Piano

I have been playing piano since 1976 and have a Piano Concentration as part of my B.A. in Music Education. I also have taught piano lessons in the past. I typically use a combination of the John Thompson and John W. Schaum piano methods as well as incorporating popular music into the curriculum. As students progress, I also teach using jazz and classical pieces in their original form.

Religion

I have a Masters in Divinity from Iliff School of Theology. I also have worked for various churches since 2000 in the capacity of worship leader, preacher, youth minister, and teacher.

Sight Singing

I have a B.A. in Music Education K-12 which included sight singing courses. I also taught a basic sight-singing method and solfege to my choral students when I taught in a public school system.

Study Skills

As a learner myself, I have discovered that traditional study skills are not always effective for me. I am well-versed in traditional study skills, but I also am well-equipped with my own variations to suit non-traditional learners, students with ADD and students who may learn better through spatial relationships or tactile experiences.

Trinity International University
Music Education K-12
Iliff School of Theology
Master's

Education

Trinity International University (Music Education K-12)

Iliff School of Theology (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jodi will travel within 30 miles of Erie, PA 16506.


About Jodi

My undergraduate coursework included over 100 hours of volunteering in an elementary school classroom as a tutor and educational assistant. These hours included tutoring and instruction in all elementary school subjects.

My undergraduate degree is a B.A. in Music Education, and I taught as a Level 2 Certified teacher in the Penncrest School District from 1993-2000. I taught general music K-8 and directed choral groups, ensembles, and musical theater experiences. I also offered private piano lessons to students.

While I left teaching in a public school system, I have been actively engaged in vocational youth ministry and working with students of all ages on a volunteer basis since 2000. I recently completed a Masters in Divinity and am well-equipped to work with students in Bible-based lessons, theology, Christian ethics and comparative religions.

I am a creative teacher who likes to employ hands-on and practical methods to help students learn. I have a background in multiple intelligence research, and I focus on a student's intelligence preference and learning style preference when tutoring.

My goal is to help the student learn and apply the material rather than just memorizing information to pass a test. While I live in Meadville, I travel often to Erie and am willing to travel to other locations as well.

Education

Trinity International University
Music Education K-12
Iliff School of Theology
Master's

Education

Trinity International University (Music Education K-12)

Iliff School of Theology (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Erie, PA 16506

Jodi’s Subjects

English:
Bible Studies,
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher
History:
American History, Music History,
Religion
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, Piano,
Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Microsoft Excel, 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.


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