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Jane F.

Boise, ID

$45/hour

Jane - Author, Speaker, Book Coach & Math Geek

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Boise State University
Psychology
Boise State University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Boise State University (Psychology)

Boise State University (Graduate Coursework)

About Jane

My first time through college at the University of Idaho, I studied Computer Science with a business emphasis. Although I did not achieve a degree in CS, I had a computer consulting business. My second time through, I got a degree in Psychology with a minor in Communication at Boise State University and then did graduate work in Communication at BSU and taught in the Communication Department there for ten years.

My communication training gives me the unique perspective of helping students overcome math anxiety as the root cause is often negative self-talk. In terms of my math education, I have loved math since I was a child and was an Idaho State Champion Mathlete in both Simultaneous Equations and Quadratic Equations. Now, I am an author, speaker and book coach with 17 published books to my credit.

I have the capacity to take complicated information and explain it in understandable terms. If one method of explanation doesn't work, I try another. For example, one first grader I worked with couldn't understand carry subtraction. After I tried converting dimes to pennies and a couple of other methods, I figured out she thinks in number lines. That concept stuck and she is now in second grade and doing third grade math.

In addition, I get to the negative self-talk issues which are often missed as a cause of a student's poor performance in nearly any subject.

Whether the student is in kindergarten, kollege* or somewhere in between or beyond, I am eager to help improve their performance and confidence level. Please contact me and let's get started.

*Yes I know I spelled "college" incorrectly. I have a quirky sense of humor which helps relax people as I'm tutoring them.
My first time through college at the University of Idaho, I studied Computer Science with a business emphasis. Although I did not achieve a degree in CS, I had a computer consulting business. My second time through, I got a degree in Psychology with a minor in Communication at Boise State University and then did graduate work in Communication at Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Boise, ID 83707
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Prealgebra
English:
Bible Studies,
Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, QuickBooks
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Study Skills
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking,
QuickBooks

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.

Bible Studies

I have written and published a Bible study book. I regularly speak at women's church retreats on various Bible topics. In addition, I have been regularly participating in bible studies for about 20 years.

Public Speaking

I taught Communication for ten years at Boise State University. My primary course involved public speaking, which I taught to several hundred students in my career. Now, I make part of my living as a speaker so I'm able to hone my skills on a regular basis.

QuickBooks

I taught QuickBooks for the Idaho Small Business Development Center and other organizations. I have been a private consultant in QuickBooks for many years. Also, I use QuickBooks in my own business and have for quite some time. Finally, I ran the YWCA Career Center in Boise, Idaho and that involved teaching a lot of computer classes.

Study Skills

I taught Communication at Boise State University for ten years which involved working with several hundred students and included integrating study skills into the process. I was a paraprofessional in the BSU Counseling Center and taught several study skills workshops including overcoming math anxiety. Finally, I flunked out of college my first year and learned good study skills first hand through my return to college and ultimate graduation.

Writing

In addition to being an author, speaker and book coach with 19 books of my own written and published, I have helped over 140 people get published. Also, I taught for ten years in the Boise State University Communication Department.

Boise State University
Psychology
Boise State University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Boise State University (Psychology)

Boise State University (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jane will travel within 20 miles of Boise, ID 83707.