Janice W.

Fort Lauderdale, FL


Caring, inspiring, experienced and effective reading tutor

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Florida State University


Florida State University (BME)

About Janice

Hello young learners. I am a native Floridian following in the footsteps of some of my former teachers. I love teaching and learning, especially learning new things about people and music and sharing that knowledge. I have enjoyed lifelong friendships with some of my former teachers and their families, as well as built relationships my current and former students and their families. I serve on the Scholarship Committee for a Music scholarship in the name of one of my former music teachers offered to High School Seniors at a local school. Not only do I serve as an adjudicator, and help with fundraising, I also perform on the concert.

I am an music teacher with a South Florida School District. Not only do I have over 30 years of experience teaching general music, voice, recorder, dance, stage production, piano and beginning violin, I have taught elementary reading, and math for twenty years. I have been the pianist/organist for several local churches and directed and performed with church and community choirs throughout South Florida for many years. My experiences as a piano class instructor for 2 different Community Schools, my general music classes and choral directing experiences have allowed me the opportunity to teach students from 4 to 82 years old.

My work with small groups of students directly and positively improved their reading and math scores on State Standardized test. I usually worked with underachieving students. I was regularly asked to tutor in the absence of teachers in our Afterschool and Saturday School tutoring camps. I was requested when 2 different tutors took medical leave. I teach Math and Reading as I do Music. With example, practice, exploration, encouragement and praise.

I am an excellent Music educator because I am a Music student as well as a musician. My students see my passion for music, and I help them develop not only an understanding of how to make music, but how to understand and appreciate music and how it impacts history and our daily lives. I challenge my students to develop their skills and provide performance opportunities. Many of my students volunteer to attend before and/or afterschool rehearsals. My students not only learn music by Masters such as Mozart and Duke Ellington, but we learn appropriate contemporary music as well
Hello young learners. I am a native Floridian following in the footsteps of some of my former teachers. I love teaching and learning, especially learning new things about people and music and sharing that knowledge. I have enjoyed lifelong friendships with some of my former teachers and their Read more

12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
In-person lessons
Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Music History
Special Needs:
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified in Primary Ed.
I have taught students who scored in the low levels in reading and math in small groups.
I have taught Saturday and after school tutoring camps

General Music

I hold a BME in Music Ed voice and choral conducting from FSU.
I am certified state by the state of Fl. in Primary Ed
I am certified by the state of Fl. in Music K-12
I have taught private piano lessons, as well as group piano lessons at 2 different Community schools.
I have taught Elem Music in Broward County for over 30 years.

Music History

I studied music history while earning my BME degree at FSU. I cover music history when teaching music appreciation and music of various periods.


I am trained and have taught the A.L.L. Reading system.
I have taught Reading groups to low scoring Elem readers. Phonics is an integral part of good reading instruction. I have taught Reading using Fundations.


I studied music, including piano, voice, choral conducting and piano at Broward College and FSU.
I have taught both private and group piano classes.
I have served as pianist/organist and director for several church choirs in Broward.


While earning my AA and BME in Music Ed, I studied beginning strings. I have taught beginning violin at 3 different schools. My violin students performed for school and Community events.

Voice (Music)

I hold a BME from FSU with a Voice major and focus on Choral conducting.
I have served as Choir director for several churches in Broward for over 30 years.
I have performed in several church and Community choirs.
I started a Gospel choir at a Catholic church.
I have performed with 2 different Opera choruses.

Florida State University


Florida State University (BME)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Janice will travel within 20 miles of Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312.