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Jo-Ann H.

Sarasota, FL

$55/hour

Multi-Sensory Approach = Success!

In-person lessons
200+ Hours
Background check passed as of 8/24/16
5.0 average from 88 ratings
Knowledgeable, patient and flexible
— Jody, Sarasota, FL on 8/29/17

$55/Hour


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Mt. St. Mary College, Newburgh NY
Mathematics
Rowan University, Glassboro NJ
Master's

Education

Mt. St. Mary College, Newburgh NY (Mathematics)

Rowan University, Glassboro NJ (Master's)

About Jo-Ann

Education is my passion! Nothing thrills me more than unlocking the brain of one who is 'stuck' and getting to see the 'light-bulb' of understanding switch on. My work experience ranges from middle school through college level students in the academic areas of Math, English, Science and College Test Prep, primarily the ACT. Throughout my teaching and tutoring career, I strive to teach both inductively and deductively so that all learners can be reached.

My undergraduate degree is in Mathematics with a minor in science; the graduate degree is in communications. During my almost 5 decades in education, I've taught the following courses: General Math, Alg. 1, Geom., Alg. 2, Pre Calc, College Alg. Statistics; Earth-Space Sci., Phys. Sci.; English 9 Honors, Speech; Marketing Communications (college); assorted HS courses for the hospital/home-bound; and recently designed and currently teach an ACT Prep Course (offered through College to HS students).

My experience includes a wide range of students and instructional settings: standard high school and college classroom; home-school; hospital/home-bound; one-on-one tutoring; on-line virtual school and small group. This year I was asked to design and teach an ACT test preparation course for a local university. That course is ongoing and receives consistently high evaluation grades and positive feedback from the students.


Multi-sensory learning is a fabulous way to imprint new material into the brain! Students learn how to use multi-sensory approaches to their advantage. They learn how to 'unblock' the brain, especially during stressful testing situations. And they come to realize that they really CAN do math~ it's just a matter of finding the right approach to their learning style, and plugging the earlier foundation holes that exist for many.

If you are having an educational 'challenge', I would be happy to work with you to resolve that. It is a honor for me to work to ensure your educational success. It is my passion. It is my joy. Let me help you make it your joy as well. Please, feel free to contact me to discuss any questions your might have.
Education is my passion! Nothing thrills me more than unlocking the brain of one who is 'stuck' and getting to see the 'light-bulb' of understanding switch on. My work experience ranges from middle school through college level students in the academic areas of Math, English, Science and College Test Prep, primarily the ACT. Throughout my teaching Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Sarasota, FL 34237
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable, patient and flexible"

- Jody, Sarasota, FL on 8/29/17

"Excellent"

- Claudia, Sarasota, FL on 2/15/17

"Good session"

- Anne, Sarasota, FL on 12/20/16

"Knowledgeable, patient and effective!"

- Ari, Sarasota, FL on 12/16/16

"Very helpful"

- Dana, Palmetto, FL on 11/7/16

"Very Nice And Patient"

- Jennifer, Bradenton, FL on 8/29/16

"Very Knowledgeable"

- Jana, Bradenton, FL on 4/19/16

"Great teacher-imparts confidence and helps build skills!"

- Robin, Sarasota, FL on 12/31/15
Science:
ACT Science
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science,
GED
Special Needs:
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Study Skills

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.

ACT English

For the ACT prep course I teach at USF, I am the teacher for all four components of the ACT which includes the English portion.

ACT Math

For more than five years I have been tutoring students for the ACT exam, particularly the Math section. I designed a course which I teach at a local college for high school students which covers all areas of the ACT. My Bachelor's degree is in mathematics and I taught all levels of high school math,

ACT Reading

Designed ACT preparation course for local university; present this program at the university as well as a number of local schools, private and public. Covered are tips and techniques for taking the ACT as well as content review/instruction in the four subtest areas.
Student success is evident!

ACT Science

My minor in undergraduate school is Science. I taught high school Phys. Sci. and Earth Space Science and was a shared faculty member between the Math, English & Science departments. For the past four years I have taught courses to prepare students for the ACT exam ~ which includes the Science sub-test.

Algebra 1

I'm a former HS math dept. chair; taught all levels of math; tutor math through college level.

Algebra 2

My bachelor's degree is in mathematics. Also, I am a retired high school mathematics department chair. My teaching and tutoring experience includes Algebra 2.

Geometry

My bachelor's degree is in mathematics. I taught and served as a high school mathematics department chair. During that time I taught Geometry and continue to tutor in that subject.

Prealgebra

My bachelor's degree is in mathematics. My teaching experience goes from prealgebra through college algebra. My tutoring experience includes middle school through high school students.

Study Skills

For many years now, I have included various study skills and techniques in all of my classes and tutoring. Students respond so enthusiastically when they realize there are ways they can control and enhance their learning experiences.

Mt. St. Mary College, Newburgh NY
Mathematics
Rowan University, Glassboro NJ
Master's

Education

Mt. St. Mary College, Newburgh NY (Mathematics)

Rowan University, Glassboro NJ (Master's)

Knowledgeable, patient and flexible

Jo-Ann focused today on a chapter review that Torin is turning in on Thursday, as there were a few problems of which he was uncertain. She went over the "why" of each and tried to make sure he understood the concepts. We are going to be flexible in our approach to the tutoring for now and just address needs as they arise. The school year is just starting, so we'll see what's needed as time goes o

— Jody, Sarasota, FL on 8/29/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jo-Ann will travel within 10 miles of Sarasota, FL 34237.