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Joan M.

Master's in Elementary Education tutoring in science, math, English

Master's in Elementary Education tutoring in science, math, English

$40/hour

  • 320 hours tutoring

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Bio

All my life I wanted to teach. When I was little, I used to play a board game called "Go To the Head of the Class" with the other neighborhood kids.

I have been teaching and tutoring for the last 30 years. I am also a certified IOWA tester. Most of my experience has been one-on one. I have great patience and the ability to know exactly what a student is asking and explain it in a way that the student will understand. Too many times I have sat in a class and watched someone get...

All my life I wanted to teach. When I was little, I used to play a board game called "Go To the Head of the Class" with the other neighborhood kids.

I have been teaching and tutoring for the last 30 years. I am also a certified IOWA tester. Most of my experience has been one-on one. I have great patience and the ability to know exactly what a student is asking and explain it in a way that the student will understand. Too many times I have sat in a class and watched someone get frustrated after asking the teacher to explain something and being given an answer has nothing to do with what the student asked. I will never do that to you.

During my last tutoring assignment, I raised a student's math ability from 3rd grade to over fifth grade in 4 months. Proof of this is provided by her IOWA test results. Of course, we worked about 20 hours a week, but she was 14 and had been home tutored by someone who was evidently not qualified or able to explain things well enough for the student to learn. When I started, she couldn't add, subtract, multiply, or divide even whole numbers. Now she can do the four operations on fractions, mixed numbers, decimals, geometry, and she greatly improved her spelling and proofreading skills. Care, concern, ability, understanding, patience and success are the qualities I can bring to you.

I have taken numerous math classes in order to be qualified to teach college level science classes. I have taken college math classes up to and including differential equations.

I have recently been tutoring elementary math including the new Singapore Math that many school are now using. Geometry was my favorite subject in HS and I can explain topics so that they are easily understood

I became interested in Astronomy in college. After college, I became the Education Coordinator for a planetarium and worked there for 13 years. My duties included providing in-service teaching to Broward County school teachers. I also designed educational activities in astronomy and did numerous outr


Education

SUNY Oneonta, NY
earth science
Nova Southeastern University
Masters

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  • Hourly Rate: $40
  • Rate details: Discount negotiable rates apply for homeschooling, based on number of hours per week. Multiple students done for 1 hour are as follows: 2 students= $45/hr, $5 more for each additional student.
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  • Background check passed on 4/26/2015

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Grammar

My grammar, proofreading, and English in general have always been superior. I have been working one-on-one with numerous children to improve and correct their grammar skills. I have tutored for more than 15 years and have an MA in elementary science education, but grammar is my real love. I have excelled in grammar and writing since grade school.

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Master's in Elementary Science Education, and have been teaching 5-7 children in grades ranging from kindergarten to sixth grade. Three of them started with me in kindergarten. In each year, another student started in kindergarten until I had students in high school, 7th grade, 6th, 5th, and 1st. They were home schooled and I was their teacher. The students came from three families. I am a certified IOWA tester and at the end of each school year, I gave them the IOWA test to gauge their progress. One of my 7th graders scored no less than the equivalent of 10th grade and on 4 tests, she was given a score of 12th grade +. I was so proud of her!
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have taught and tutored both regular math and the new Singapore math that many schools are now using. My master's degree is in elementary science education and allowed me to study math through calculus and up to differential equations. But my real math love comes from teaching young children and getting them started on the right track to enjoy and understand math for a lifetime.
Grammar,

Grammar

My grammar, proofreading, and English in general have always been superior. I have been working one-on-one with numerous children to improve and correct their grammar skills. I have tutored for more than 15 years and have an MA in elementary science education, but grammar is my real love. I have excelled in grammar and writing since grade school.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have taught reading to 7 students. All of them now excel in both reading and spelling. I use a method slightly different from phonics. I use a type of "synthetic" phonics, that in my experience of teaching reading, allows the student to begin to read much quicker and better than average. With both types of phonics, the desired result is the same, After all, the goal of phonics is to learn to read. My method is so similar to phonics that the child will not be confused when studying phonics in the classroom. This "synthetic" phonics is even now bring closely studied by expert educators as a superior teaching method to regular phonics.
Reading,

Reading

I have a Master's degree in elementary education and worked expensively with students having problems with comprehension. For the last 12 years, I worked as teacher/tutor to 7 children ranging from kindergarten to 5th grade. And each year as they advanced, so did I with their studies. It was a home school environment and I was their only teacher for their entire school experience. They are all doing well, but unfortunately they had to move and I couldn't go with them. But the good news is that now I can help you.
Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Grammar,

Grammar

My grammar, proofreading, and English in general have always been superior. I have been working one-on-one with numerous children to improve and correct their grammar skills. I have tutored for more than 15 years and have an MA in elementary science education, but grammar is my real love. I have excelled in grammar and writing since grade school.
Reading,

Reading

I have a Master's degree in elementary education and worked expensively with students having problems with comprehension. For the last 12 years, I worked as teacher/tutor to 7 children ranging from kindergarten to 5th grade. And each year as they advanced, so did I with their studies. It was a home school environment and I was their only teacher for their entire school experience. They are all doing well, but unfortunately they had to move and I couldn't go with them. But the good news is that now I can help you.
Spelling, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Master's in Elementary Science Education, and have been teaching 5-7 children in grades ranging from kindergarten to sixth grade. Three of them started with me in kindergarten. In each year, another student started in kindergarten until I had students in high school, 7th grade, 6th, 5th, and 1st. They were home schooled and I was their teacher. The students came from three families. I am a certified IOWA tester and at the end of each school year, I gave them the IOWA test to gauge their progress. One of my 7th graders scored no less than the equivalent of 10th grade and on 4 tests, she was given a score of 12th grade +. I was so proud of her!
Reading,

Reading

I have a Master's degree in elementary education and worked expensively with students having problems with comprehension. For the last 12 years, I worked as teacher/tutor to 7 children ranging from kindergarten to 5th grade. And each year as they advanced, so did I with their studies. It was a home school environment and I was their only teacher for their entire school experience. They are all doing well, but unfortunately they had to move and I couldn't go with them. But the good news is that now I can help you.
Spelling

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Master's in Elementary Science Education, and have been teaching 5-7 children in grades ranging from kindergarten to sixth grade. Three of them started with me in kindergarten. In each year, another student started in kindergarten until I had students in high school, 7th grade, 6th, 5th, and 1st. They were home schooled and I was their teacher. The students came from three families. I am a certified IOWA tester and at the end of each school year, I gave them the IOWA test to gauge their progress. One of my 7th graders scored no less than the equivalent of 10th grade and on 4 tests, she was given a score of 12th grade +. I was so proud of her!
Reading

Reading

I have a Master's degree in elementary education and worked expensively with students having problems with comprehension. For the last 12 years, I worked as teacher/tutor to 7 children ranging from kindergarten to 5th grade. And each year as they advanced, so did I with their studies. It was a home school environment and I was their only teacher for their entire school experience. They are all doing well, but unfortunately they had to move and I couldn't go with them. But the good news is that now I can help you.

Special Needs

Phonics

Phonics

I have taught reading to 7 students. All of them now excel in both reading and spelling. I use a method slightly different from phonics. I use a type of "synthetic" phonics, that in my experience of teaching reading, allows the student to begin to read much quicker and better than average. With both types of phonics, the desired result is the same, After all, the goal of phonics is to learn to read. My method is so similar to phonics that the child will not be confused when studying phonics in the classroom. This "synthetic" phonics is even now bring closely studied by expert educators as a superior teaching method to regular phonics.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Master's in Elementary Science Education, and have been teaching 5-7 children in grades ranging from kindergarten to sixth grade. Three of them started with me in kindergarten. In each year, another student started in kindergarten until I had students in high school, 7th grade, 6th, 5th, and 1st. They were home schooled and I was their teacher. The students came from three families. I am a certified IOWA tester and at the end of each school year, I gave them the IOWA test to gauge their progress. One of my 7th graders scored no less than the equivalent of 10th grade and on 4 tests, she was given a score of 12th grade +. I was so proud of her!
Reading

Reading

I have a Master's degree in elementary education and worked expensively with students having problems with comprehension. For the last 12 years, I worked as teacher/tutor to 7 children ranging from kindergarten to 5th grade. And each year as they advanced, so did I with their studies. It was a home school environment and I was their only teacher for their entire school experience. They are all doing well, but unfortunately they had to move and I couldn't go with them. But the good news is that now I can help you.

Examples of Expertise


Joan has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 4 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.4 (178 ratings)
5 star
(109)
4 star
(33)
3 star
(33)
2 star
(1)
1 star
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Reviews


Knowledgeable, Patient & Fun

Ms Joan is patient, kind, helps learn our daughter about new topics. Our daughter who is in second grade has shown significant improvement in her reading and writing skills in english. This has also resulted in better grades for our daughter. We are very pleased with Ms Joan and would highly recommend her if any parent is looking for a tutor.

Athena, 88 lessons with Joan

Very nice to work with

As with anything your not sure of the person, let face it, we are both strangers. My kids at first were shy. Now after 3 weeks or four weeks my kids have broken out of their shells and are confident. Mrs. Joan has done a great job. She is patient and love kids.

Hugh, 21 lessons with Joan
Tutor responded:

Thank you for your great comment. I love working with your boys and seeing their progress.

Excellent tutor

She was excellent, had inquired about our daughter’s favorites prior to the class to help make it more interactive and provided excellent constructive feedback and age appropriate homework.

Devaraju, 17 lessons with Joan

She is an excellent tutor, my daughter love her.

My daughter has improved her reading skills as well as her grammar, she is very funny and she has a lot of patience. She is very responsible and she is always there on time.

YADIA, 2 lessons with Joan

My daughter who is in first grade gifted is really enjoying Joan's way of tutoring and we are very happy with our choice.

My daughter who is in first grade gifted is really enjoying Joan's way of tutoring and we are very happy with our choice.

Ellie, 6 lessons with Joan

Joan is a great tutor

Joan is a great tutor and my son has shown great improvement with his studies in such a short period of time.

Donna, 4 lessons with Joan
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