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Joy D.

West Palm Beach, FL

$35/hour

Reading specialist

In-person lessons
10+ Hours
3.0 average from 2 ratings

$35/Hour


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About Joy

I first started teaching social studies at a special program for inner city high school merit scholars at the University of Chicago. Before that I was a journalist at the Tallahassee Democrat, then later married and moved with my husband to live in Africa. I began teaching social science in Palm beach county and found it very challenging. Finally, I realized my students could not read. So I went back to school and received a master's in reading. This changed everything. I learned the strategies needed to teach low level students, this is the missing link. I did my Masters thesis on reading and math as I believe that reading is needed throughout the curriculum.

Last year I tutored high school FCAT re-takers, many of these students had taken the test up to three times and needed to pass for graduation. All my students passed.

An outstanding tutor is one who can test a student and discover where a student needs help. I tutored an articulate high school senior last year and he was taking the FCAT reading for the fourth time. He was discouraged and despondent. After evaluating him I discovered he needed help not so much in comprehension which he had been receiving, but in vocabulary and word origin.

I am qualified to prepare students for all standardized tests in reading k-12.

For tutoring you can contact me and I will make the difference.
I first started teaching social studies at a special program for inner city high school merit scholars at the University of Chicago. Before that I was a journalist at the Tallahassee Democrat, then later married and moved with my husband to live in Africa. I began teaching social science in Palm beach county and found it very challenging. Finally, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of West Palm Beach, FL 33409
In-person lessons
English:
ACT Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading, PSAT

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Approved subjects

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Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joy will travel within 20 miles of West Palm Beach, FL 33409.