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Joan T.

Read critically and write effortlessly

Read critically and write effortlessly

$65/hour

  • 30 hours tutoring

  • Oakland, CA 94611


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About Joan


Bio

Teaching was my first love. I knew from freshman year in high school that teaching was the only career for me. My goal was to help people enjoy learning, believe that they could succeed and want to continue to inquire and explore. Nothing is difficult if taken in steps and with support.

Since I began my teaching career, my desire has been that my students believe that they can succeed. As a classroom teacher, I was always willing to meet with students outside of class and encouraged them...

Teaching was my first love. I knew from freshman year in high school that teaching was the only career for me. My goal was to help people enjoy learning, believe that they could succeed and want to continue to inquire and explore. Nothing is difficult if taken in steps and with support.

Since I began my teaching career, my desire has been that my students believe that they can succeed. As a classroom teacher, I was always willing to meet with students outside of class and encouraged them to schedule a time for help, and of course, I would invite the reluctant students to a session. My tutoring has also consisted of paid positions. I tutored American/British/World Literature and composition, AP and SAT test prep and French in my home for students at my school and their siblings. All of the students were in middle or high school.

I especially appreciate the thrill of seeing the "light bulb go on." The best way to help students with that process is with private tutoring. Questions that students are reluctant to ask in class can be addressed out in a non-threatening setting. Additionally, I can provide students with methods for approaching their own teachers and helping themselves take charge of their own learning.

I have been a teacher for over 25 years and love sharing my passion for literature and composition with young people. The expertise that I have garnered is worthless unless it is extended to others.


Education

Mount St. Mary's University of Los Angeles
French and English
University of San Francisco
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $65
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 0 miles of Oakland, CA 94611
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/5/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I taught public speaking for five years. Additionally, during my 25 years as a high school administrator, I wrote and gave speeches to audiences which included students, parents, colleagues and superiors. I critiqued student graduation speeches and helped prepare students to speak formally to the entire student body.

Corporate Training

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I taught public speaking for five years. Additionally, during my 25 years as a high school administrator, I wrote and gave speeches to audiences which included students, parents, colleagues and superiors. I critiqued student graduation speeches and helped prepare students to speak formally to the entire student body.
Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

American Literature/Comp, British Literature/Comp, World Literature/Comp, Speech/Debate
Literature,

Literature

I have experience teaching English literature for 35 years and love literary analysis.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I taught public speaking for five years. Additionally, during my 25 years as a high school administrator, I wrote and gave speeches to audiences which included students, parents, colleagues and superiors. I critiqued student graduation speeches and helped prepare students to speak formally to the entire student body.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught composition, including writing for Advanced Placement exams. I have also taught American, British and World literature.
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary

History

Bible Studies

Bible Studies

I am a practicing Catholic with extensive experience teaching in a private, Cathoilc school. During my career, I have taught the Bible as literature, focusing on the values expressed along with the relationship to a person's way of life.

Homeschool

English,

English

American Literature/Comp, British Literature/Comp, World Literature/Comp, Speech/Debate
Writing,

Writing

I have taught composition, including writing for Advanced Placement exams. I have also taught American, British and World literature.
Reading, SAT Reading

Most Popular

English,

English

American Literature/Comp, British Literature/Comp, World Literature/Comp, Speech/Debate
Writing,

Writing

I have taught composition, including writing for Advanced Placement exams. I have also taught American, British and World literature.
Reading

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I am a practicing Catholic with extensive experience teaching in a private, Cathoilc school. During my career, I have taught the Bible as literature, focusing on the values expressed along with the relationship to a person's way of life.
College Counseling

College Counseling

I served as Assistant Principal of Academics for over 20 years, guiding students in course selections, based on the requirements of the UC system. I also counseled students on college choices based on what would be a good fit for them, academically, morally and socially.

Summer

Writing,

Writing

I have taught composition, including writing for Advanced Placement exams. I have also taught American, British and World literature.
Reading

Test Preparation

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I served as Assistant Principal of Academics for over 20 years, guiding students in course selections, based on the requirements of the UC system. I also counseled students on college choices based on what would be a good fit for them, academically, morally and socially.
COOP/HSPT,

COOP/HSPT

As a former private high school principal, director of academics and teacher of English, I am very familiar with the level of academic achievement needed to qualify for entrance into a private school. I also have taught English for over 25 years and have taught courses in HSPT prep and tutored specifically for the HSPT.
PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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Loves to Teach- Undiscovered Gem- More than Qualified

I was slightly apprehensive before meeting Joan, as she didn't seem to have many other reviews on WyzAnt. It turns out Joan only relocated to NorCal a year or so ago to be near family, new grandchildren etc. Joan is a recently retired teacher and Principal from So Cal with 30+ years professional education experience. Joan is MORE than qualified to be your child's tutor. Joan is clearly tutoring now because she loves to teach. I have two young teenage boys who balk at any activity I take them to, even if it's something they chose to do on their own. I'm sure most parents can understand that typical push-back. I have yet to get one complaint from my boys. That's amazing to me, given this is about studying and schoolwork! Joan immediately won the confidence and respect of not just me, but my husband as well. Most importantly my young teenage boys wholeheartedly approve of this endorsement! Joan is a gem and an extremely talented, professional educator!

Martha, 12 lessons with Joan

$65/hour

Joan T.

$65/hour

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