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Jan B.

Honolulu, HI

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Mankato State University (Formerly Mankato State College)
Health, Physical Education, English
Mankato State University (Formerly Mankato State College)
Graduate Coursework
Florida Atlantic University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Mankato State University (Formerly Mankato State College) (Health, Physical Education, English)

Mankato State University (Formerly Mankato State College) (Graduate Coursework)

Florida Atlantic University (Graduate Coursework)

About Jan

I believe that every child/person can learn given the appropriate lessons and environment for their needs. In fact, I have seen this happen in real life as a public school teacher and sports coach. As a tutor, my goal is to create an environment that excites your child, reinforces their self-belief and stimulates their desire to learn. Success will be their side effect. If you're an adult, I will do the same for you.

Using age appropriate language, I will explain what we will do and why, model or demonstrate the task, then the student will do the task. I will point out what the student did well and challenge them (in a positive manner) with a next step or a repeat step as appropriate. I want each student leaving the tutoring session feeling good about accomplishing something and eager to learn more.

My desire to learn began as a child when I asked to go to Sunday school at age two. Coming from a small farming community, where "a high school education was enough", I worked to find a way to go to college. Not only was I the first person in my extended family to enter college, I also graduated setting a precedent for younger siblings, cousins and the next generation. With a bachelor of science degree, I was qualified to teach physical education, health and English. Two years out of college my principle began assigning student teachers to me to supervise. He said, "Every physical education teacher should have the opportunity to work with you."

My career has included teaching in public school (Jr/Sr Hi), preschool teaching (3-5 yrs), teaching/coaching gymnastics (6 months-Adults), teaching photography (university Lifelong Learning program), personal training (corporate fitness center) and business/life/wellness coaching. The success thread that runs through all of these positions is my being open to the needs of my students, meeting them where they are at and helping them gain the confidence and skill to achieve their goals.

I want to help you succeed whether it be learning something new, accomplishing a skill or creating beauty. Do I know what it takes? Ask my former gymnasts who won first place in each age division in every skill level they entered at our state meets. Ask my Toastmaster colleagues who saw me win a trophy at our regional competition and meet the requirements to move up to the next speaking division. Ask my photographer colleagues who saw me win first and second awards in an international photo contest and have five of my photos selected to exhibit in a private bank as well as for a traveling exhibit to Hungary. Ask the special ed teachers who saw how a class of severely challenged students (including a quadriplegic) loved my gymnastic classes and learned things that no one ever thought they could learn.

My extensive range of study and experience allows me to help students in a variety of disciplines. One example, I have been working on the Apple mac since 1985 using it for business and personal purposes. I became the "go to" person for my friends when they needed help with their PCs or macs. I look forward to helping you learn in any of these subjects: General Computer, Macintosh, Microsoft Excel, Photography, Fitness, Public Speaking, Grammar, Reading, Proofreading, Vocabulary, Spelling, Writing or English.

What do you want for your child/yourself? Please contact me with your questions. I would love to help you reach your personal success.
I believe that every child/person can learn given the appropriate lessons and environment for their needs. In fact, I have seen this happen in real life as a public school teacher and sports coach. As a tutor, my goal is to create an environment that excites your child, reinforces their self-belief and stimulates their desire to learn. Success Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Group rates available upon request.

Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Honolulu, HI 96821
In-person lessons
Science:
Anatomy, Nutrition
English:
English, Grammar,
Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
General Computer, Macintosh,
Microsoft Excel, Photography
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Fitness

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.

Fitness

I have a bachelor of science degree in physical education and health. I am certified as a Health Fitness Specialist by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
I have taken classes beyond my degree in exercise science and sports skills.
I taught physical education in public schools five years, gymnastics for 24 years and did personal training and fitness programs in a corporate fitness center for eight years.
I competed in Sports Acrobatics one year placing second and fourth in Regionals and fourth and sixth in Nationals.
I was the handstand champion of Hawaii for several years.

Grammar

I have a college degree in English and scored 100% on the test to become a tutor of grammar. Grammar is an area I excelled in during high school. I even enjoyed diagramming sentences, which I found extremely helpful in understanding and remembering proper grammar.
I understand that not every student likes diagramming sentences. As an experienced teacher I have the patience to work with you in whatever way is best for you to improve your grammar. We will find out what your learning style is and which learning techniques will help you most to understand and remember proper grammar.

Macintosh

I have been using the Macintosh computer for business and personal purposes since 1985. I used the Macintosh exclusively in my gymnastic school, programming MS excel to use for business records and training my employees to use excel, word and graphics programs.
In 1995 I assisted a professor at Florida Atlantic University in teaching a Macintosh computer class on the internet (research and website design). I have become the "go to" person for my friends when they need to know how to do something on the computer.

Photography

I studied basic and advanced photography in Honolulu, HI. I taught basic photography and photo matting classes at Florida Atlantic University Lifelong Learning program.
I was a member of Society of Photographic Art, Ft Lauderdale, FL, where I wrote articles for the SOPA newsletter on the monthly member photo contests. In addition to the 50 ribbons my photos were awarded in their monthly contests, I won slide of the year twice and was asked to submit photos to be judged for a traveling exhibit to Hungary and an exhibit for a private bank in downtown Ft Lauderdale. Five of my photos were selected for these two exhibits. I entered three photos in an International Environmental Photo Contest and placed first and second.
One of my underwater photos was published.

Public Speaking

As a member of Waikiki Toastmasters, I completed the basic program (10 varying speech modules) and qualified for the Area Table Topics Contest. My first place win qualified me to go to the Division Table Topics Contest where I placed second, qualifying as an alternate in the District contest.
I have spoken at various community organization programs and have experience as emcee for private parties and for gymnastic shows.

Reading

I have a college degree in English and scored 100% on the test to become a tutor of reading. As a teacher, no matter what subject I was teaching, I always required a certain amount of reading from my students because of the importance I place on it as a life skill. Reading about a skill they learned in my class also enhanced their understanding of its relevance and increased their skill mastery.

Writing

I have a college degree in English and scored 100% on the test to become a tutor of writing. My scores on my college entrance exams allowed me to skip Freshman English, based on my written essay, and proceed directly to higher level English courses.

I have written articles and published them on the internet where they have been picked up and published by bloggers and by companies to use in their company newsletters. Some have been translated into various languages for publication in other countries. While working for a local company I wrote articles to motivate their current employees and for their retiree newsletter. Articles I wrote for a photography club about their monthly contest results garnered many compliments from their members.

I can help you improve your writing for it's content, readability, sentence structure, word usage and to increase the reader's interest.

Mankato State University (Formerly Mankato State College)
Health, Physical Education, English
Mankato State University (Formerly Mankato State College)
Graduate Coursework
Florida Atlantic University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Mankato State University (Formerly Mankato State College) (Health, Physical Education, English)

Mankato State University (Formerly Mankato State College) (Graduate Coursework)

Florida Atlantic University (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Group rates available upon request.

Travel policy

Jan will travel within 8 miles of Honolulu, HI 96821.