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Jo L.

Harrodsburg, KY

$40/hour

Certified Elementary Teacher specializing in ESL

10+ Hours
Background check passed as of 2/25/15
5.0 average from 12 ratings

$40/Hour


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The University of South Florida - College of Education
Ashford University (current student) - online
Master's

Education

The University of South Florida - College of Education

Ashford University (current student) - online (Master's)

About Jo

I have taught for fifteen years in Florida and Kentucky. I also have seven children ranging from 22-years-old to 7-years-old, and have tutored them all throughout their schooling. Although I am certified in elementary education, I am proficient at many subjects and with many ages. I have worked with young children just learning to read and to my older children preparing for ACT tests. The specialization of my Master's degree is in teaching English language learners. My strength in teaching in general, is the ability to find what each individual student needs to succeed academically. I have taught for fifteen years in Florida and Kentucky. I also have seven children ranging from 22-years-old to 7-years-old, and have tutored them all throughout their schooling. Although I am certified in elementary education, I am proficient at many subjects and with many ages. I have worked with young children just learning to read and to my Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Harrodsburg, KY 40330
Background Check: Passed
Math:
Prealgebra
English:
ACT Reading, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Vocabulary

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.

ADD/ADHD

As a certified elementary teacher I have dealt with students having ADD or ADHD for years. These students require different strategies than their peers without this issue. They need extra help getting and staying organized. They need structure and clear expectations. They also need an environment as free from distraction as possible. I also used to have small objects that some students could hold and fiddle with while I was teaching. Some of my students used construction site head phones to block out external noise while they worked.

It was only after I became a teacher and learned about this disorder that I realized I also had it. My oldest three biological children have ADHD. My children were taught different strategies and skills that allowed them to be successful in school. I learned along with them through literature and therapists that helped throughout the years. I have used strategies throughout my life to succeed academically. Those skills came after years of getting in trouble and not having much success academically. However, now I can pass those skills on to my students so that they can manage their ADD or ADHD. It makes life a lot easier!

Elementary (K-6th)

I taught elementary school for 15 years. I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of South Florida. We had three levels of internship, and outstanding teachers that were knowledgeable and helpful. Currently, I am two weeks away from graduating with a master's in teaching English as a second language. I believe in staying active in my learning so that I can stay up to date on the newest studies of successful strategies to utilize for children.

ESL/ESOL

I have attained my master's degree in teaching English as a second language. This program has taught me how to reach students of any age and ability level so that they can learn English. It doesn't matter what their native language is, they can learn to read and speak English through using the right strategies.

Phonics

I have taught elementary students for 15 years. Most of my teaching experience is with the primary grades and teaching these young students to read. Phonics is a big part of that, and something that I am very familiar with doing. I have taught from 1st grade to 4th grade. Most of my experience (10 years) is in 2nd grade. At that grade level there are students far below and far above grade level expectations. Those that are far below are given more help in areas such as phonics. These lower students were purposely assigned my class because I was able to bring their abilities up to grade level. Through remediation in phonics and other reading readiness skills these students were able to succeed.

The University of South Florida - College of Education
Ashford University (current student) - online
Master's

Education

The University of South Florida - College of Education

Ashford University (current student) - online (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jo will travel within 40 miles of Harrodsburg, KY 40330.