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Joni S.

Palm Coast, FL

$43/hour

"Learning Motivator" for Students (Grade 5 & Up)

In-person lessons
4.5 average from 25 ratings
Simply the Best!
— Shellie, Palm Coast, FL on 6/29/15

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University of Massaachusetts at Amherst
Public Relations
Boston University Graduate School of Management
MBA

Education

University of Massaachusetts at Amherst (Public Relations)

Boston University Graduate School of Management (MBA)

About Joni

Hello students and families! My name is Joni S., and my family moved to Palm Coast in 2003. Since then, I have been a substitute teacher and active volunteer in Flagler County Schools. I am the ESE/Language Arts teacher at Hinson Middle School (Volusia County) and was previously an ESE middle school teacher (Math & Science) and Business Education/Career Planning educator in St. John's County. I hold a State of Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) Educator's Certificate in Business Education and in Exceptional Student Education (ESE). Previously, I held an FLDOE "Statement of Eligibility" for Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum (all subjects in grades 5-9).

My husband is a fitness buff and avid bicyclist. My older daughter graduated from Matanzas High School (MHS) in 2013 and took advantage of the "Dual Enrollment" program to earn her Associates degree from Daytona State College while in high school. She recently earned her Bachelor's degree from Valdosta State University (GA) and is an "Interpreter for the Deaf" (ASL-English). My younger daughter graduated MHS in May 2015, where she was a straight-A honor student and a very successful MHS athlete. She is a UNF Osprey -- pursuing a degree in Mathematics with a minor in Education. I am happy to share information about the schools to help families navigate the process!

I am committed to student success and helping each individual. I believe that all students learn differently, and a key to academic achievement is "learning how to learn"! My other strengths include organizational skills and time management, which also contribute to student success. I am proud of relationships I have with our young adults, families, and school staff and of my reputation of always putting the kids first!
Hello students and families! My name is Joni S., and my family moved to Palm Coast in 2003. Since then, I have been a substitute teacher and active volunteer in Flagler County Schools. I am the ESE/Language Arts teacher at Hinson Middle School (Volusia County) and was previously an ESE Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Palm Coast, FL 32137
In-person lessons

"Simply the Best!"

- Shellie, Palm Coast, FL on 6/29/15

"Great tutor."

- Tammy, Palm Coast, FL on 9/4/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, Career Development,
GED
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills
Business:
Accounting,
Business,
Career Development,
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Accounting

I have a MBA from Boston University, 1983. I taught Financial Accounting part-time at BU. I currently teach Business Education.

Business

I hold a state DOE certification in Business Education grades 6-12, and I have an MBA (concentration: Accounting). Currently, I teach Business Education/Career Planning at a Youth Academy housing about 100 male teens.

Career Development

I teach Business Education/Career Planning at a Youth Academy in St. John's County (Florida) which is a DJJ residential facility housing about 110 male teens. Also, I hold a Florida DOE certification in Business Education 6-12.

Study Skills

I have a very strong understanding of how young adults (primarily grades 5-12) learn and ultimately succeed, and I believe there are several key strategies they can use. Specifically, I can help students get organized -- in terms of keeping track of assignments, organizing papers, and getting a handle on time management. I also help them address distractions and how to stay focused. Lastly, I can help them identify their learning style so they utilize studying methods that work for them.

University of Massaachusetts at Amherst
Public Relations
Boston University Graduate School of Management
MBA

Education

University of Massaachusetts at Amherst (Public Relations)

Boston University Graduate School of Management (MBA)

Simply the Best! — Not only can Joni teach, she can relate to your individual learning needs. She has tutored my teenager for past 6 months and has her passing two major tests we couldn't seem to get passed with other tutors. I can't speak highly enough about her techniques and professionalism. -Thankful Mom. ...

— Shellie, Palm Coast, FL on 6/29/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $43.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joni will travel within 12 miles of Palm Coast, FL 32137.