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Janice W.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

$50/hour

Caring, inspiring, experienced and effective reading tutor

In-person lessons
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Florida State University
BME

Education

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

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

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.

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.

Phonics

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.

Piano

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.

Violin

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
BME

Education

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.