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Jocelyn B.

Woodstock, GA

$55/hour

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Background check passed as of 4/28/15
5.0 average from 127 ratings
Everything we wished for!
— Richard, Woodstock, GA on 4/30/15

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Kennesaw State University
Early Childhood Ed.
Kennesaw State University-Special Education & ESOL
MEd

Education

Kennesaw State University (Early Childhood Ed.)

Kennesaw State University-Special Education & ESOL (MEd)

About Jocelyn

Dear Families,

It is a thrill to work with individuals who need support to reach their educational goals. I have taught and tutored now for almost ten years, in addition to obtaining M.Ed in Education My certifications include elementary (all the content areas), Special education p-12th grades, Reading endorsement K-5 and ESOL education p-12th grades.

In the past I have worked with at-risk students in my local school district, helping with math concepts K-5. I have also taught Kindergarten abroad, as well as 1st and 2nd grade in a bilingual setting. Moreover, I have taught K-12th grade in some capacity.

In my practice, I am dedicated to create multiple paths so that each student of different abilities, interest, or learning needs can experience equally appropriate ways to absorb, use and develop information. I take pride in what I do and I am dedicated to helping your student reach success

I do not travel to students' homes. My office is located in Downtown Woodstock. Please contact me for hourly rates as they are not the same for elementary-high school.

Canceling a Lesson:
I know that there are emergencies that come up, but I require a phone call and a 24 hour advanced notice for canceling. Please do not send an email or text message me. I do not have access to the internet all day and I do not have text messaging. Please call me and leave a message for a cancelled lesson. Thank you and I appreciate your time and consideration.
Dear Families,

It is a thrill to work with individuals who need support to reach their educational goals. I have taught and tutored now for almost ten years, in addition to obtaining M.Ed in Education My certifications include elementary (all the content areas), Special education p-12th grades,
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I require a 24 hour cancellation notice with a phone call.

Travel Radius
Travels within 0 miles of Woodstock, GA 30188
Background Check: Passed

"Everything we wished for!"

- Richard, Woodstock, GA on 4/30/15

"My expectations were high, and they have been exceeded!"

- Lorraine, Waleska, GA on 11/19/12

"Very patient and knowledgeable tutor!"

- Caron, Canton, GA on 9/27/12

"Wonderful tutor and person"

- Chad, Woodstock, GA on 9/7/12

"Great first session!"

- Shana, Canton, GA on 8/30/12

"A Very Effective Tutor!!"

- Debra, Woodstock, GA on 5/16/12
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math,
Geometry, SAT Math
Science:
Biology
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Reading,
SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ASVAB, Common Core, GED, Praxis, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Geography
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

I have had the pleasure to work with many students whom have ADD and ADHD, as I have served as a teacher and instructor for seven years. In addition, I have a Masters degree in Special Education instruction. Through my training, I have learned to use positive behavior supports for students whom have ADD and/or ADHD.

When I work with children whom have ADD/ADHD I use a variety of techniques.

1. Make directions clear and short. Repeat if necessary.

2. Make each task specific; in other words, instead of giving several directions at once, split the directions into smaller steps.

3. Give reminders often, coaxing the child to finish. It is important to complete projects once started to help the child learn to sequence beginning to end.

4. Use interesting materials; hands-on activities, visual and auditory aids.

5. Most of all I am patient, as this is the best strategy for helping a student.

Dyslexia

As a teacher, I have taught and tutored children with dyslexia for 4 years in addition to working a consultant in dyslexia for teachers and families. Moreover, my Masters degree is in Special Education with a certification in reading. Techniques I use to help children with dyslexia in reading are phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, explicit phonic teaching, spelling, multi-sensory reinforcement, controlled reading with decodable text, fluency, vocabulary comprehension, as well as progress monitoring. The techniques I use are similar to Orton methodology. I am in the process of receiving my Orton training. However, this certification takes a 1yr to finish!.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am highly qualified and certified in elementary education. I have taught in the classroom for four years in the capacity of my own classroom in addition, to serving as an instructor for my local school district in K-3 math instruction. Moreover, I have also taught gifted students in k-3rd grades in math and science classes. My experience thus far for elementary education includes 8 years of teaching experience.

Elementary Math

I have had wonderful opportunities to teach a diverse group of students in math, including those with learning disabilities, those who perform at grade level and below, and those who are gifted/exceptional.

My strategies include, guiding students through the solution process. I ask the student leading questions that will direct the student towards the correct steps. I also help by teaching concepts. These strategies provide my students with the opportunity to become independent learners. In math instruction, it is important to teach concepts rather than just processes or procedures. When students understand the concepts and build a foundation, they are more likely to remember the procedures.

ESL/ESOL

I am highly qualified to teach ESOL students as I am certified in ESOL instruction. Through my classes and in tutoring I help students with speaking, grammar, listening, reading and writing skills. Furthermore, my experience includes teaching English abroad in Costa Rica as well as in the capacity as a teacher in the classroom, and through my local school district in an instructional title 1 program.

Handwriting

I have taught children handwriting skills throughout my teaching career. Strategies I use involve a developmental sequence. I use multisensory approaches to incorporate a sense of fun and engagement during activities. In addition, I build on prior knowledge so that students are not frustrated with the handwriting process.

Phonics

As an elementary teacher, I am certified in reading and language development. I have had the opportunity to help students learn phonics in order to help them learn to read. Through my phonics instruction, I supplement a strong reading program so that students develop a love for reading as well.

Reading

As a teacher, I have taught and tutored children in reading for 6 years in addition to working as a consultant in dyslexia for teachers and families. Techniques I use to help children in reading are phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, explicit phonics teaching, spelling, multi-sensory reinforcement, controlled reading with decodable text, fluency, vocabulary comprehension, as well as progress monitoring. The techniques I use are similar to Orton methodology without the high price.

Special Needs

I have a Master's degree in Special Education in addition to being highly qualified in special education. I have taught students with special needs in the capacity of an instructor for Cobb County as well as for enrichment classes. In my practice I use differentiated instruction techniques, development of individualized education programs, as well as accommodations and modifications.

Study Skills

I have had the opportunity to work with students in elementary and middle school to help them acquire study skills. I have helped my students with study skills by showing them how to apply certain strategies and tips. The most important part of study sills is to help students with organization skills as well.

During a study skills sessions, I cover note taking, time management, organization, binder skills, learning styles, concentration and memory, test preparation, and test taking tips. A regular routine and assigned time for homework is also essential.

One of the first things that I generally do in the first two sessions is to help the student develop a working notebook.

The working notebook is the daily notebook your child takes to class.

I have found that this strategy helps students get organized and helps with general study skill habits.

Kennesaw State University
Early Childhood Ed.
Kennesaw State University-Special Education & ESOL
MEd

Education

Kennesaw State University (Early Childhood Ed.)

Kennesaw State University-Special Education & ESOL (MEd)

Everything we wished for! — We were tutoring with Jocelyn before WyzAnt and will continue to use her as long as she is available. Our family has used her services now for the past three years and each year she continues to grow in her knowledge. She has helped our special needs student tremendously. Our son needs the extra one one one attention due to having dyslexia and a processing disorder. Each of her sessions are tail ...

— Richard, Woodstock, GA on 4/30/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I require a 24 hour cancellation notice with a phone call.

Travel policy

Jocelyn will travel within 0 miles of Woodstock, GA 30188.