After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in Sociology, I continued my education and earned a Master of Arts degree, also in Sociology. I worked for over 25 years in a position that included training new employees to correctly and efficiently manage a large workload. These employees were recognized for their work quality and their attitude after they completed their training and were given a permanent position. During my work career, I also earned a Master of Arts degree...
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in Sociology, I continued my education and earned a Master of Arts degree, also in Sociology. I worked for over 25 years in a position that included training new employees to correctly and efficiently manage a large workload. These employees were recognized for their work quality and their attitude after they completed their training and were given a permanent position. During my work career, I also earned a Master of Arts degree with a major in Sociology. Shortly after I retired from that position, my son began having pretty serious school-related problems. As a result, I started working with the Learning Disabilities Association, an agency that provides resources for children with learning disabilities, and I led their parents' group for awhile. I understand what it's like from a parent's perspective and from a student's perspective, too. Recently, I returned to college and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sign Language Interpreting. This was one of the hardest things I've done. Unlike the other students in the program, I had no previous experience with deaf people or sign language and watched lower-lever students master things that I struggled with and really wasn't able to master. This was very humbling since I had earned my earlier degrees with honors and with relatively little effort.
When I tutored in the No Child Left Behind program, I focused on working with younger students who were struggling with basic math and reading concepts. It was gratifying to see them improve so much when they received help specifically targeted to their needs that weren't being met with one-size-fits-all teaching. I look for ways to present the information so it makes sense to the person I'm working with. My approach is to offer encouragement and be non-judgmental while giving students the things they need so they can help themselves. I've gathered a lot of my own resources to use in helping students, and I do continuous research to find more effective teachin
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Jan works very well keeping my son interested in studying math. Which is something I struggle with at home. She has shown him lots of little tricks to get the answer faster. She is very patient with him as well. They do math games in the computer to make learning more fun. My son really enjoys going to tutoring, and I am seeing improvement in just 2 weeks!Leslie , 22 lessons with Jan
Thank you for making Yunus feel so competent in his work. I appreciate your work. He comes home feeling super positive about his reading comprehension and the excited to learn more. He loves the book you guys reading together.Ramil, 7 lessons with Jan
Jan has been very helpful with my daughter. She has gone above and beyond
She has brought my daughter's grades up to getting A's on her math quizzes and built her confidence up tremendously. She even had a little spare time to teach her cursive writing that my daughter asked to learn.Matthew, 22 lessons with Jan
Jan is a great tutor. Works with my granddaughter on her math problems. She was reluctant to have a tutor. She actually enjoys going even over the summer months. Jan makes math fun.Lori, 6 lessons with Jan
Makes it less boring.
Jan has a way to get my son to focus and work on his school work. I am so thankfull for her.Michelle, 11 lessons with JanTutor responded:
Your son is a sweet young man, and I really want him to do well. He has so much potential. I enjoy working with him.
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