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Jean K.

New Orleans, LA

$25/hour

Enthusiastic Tutor of Creative Writing and Public Speaking

In-person lessons
4.2 average from 17 ratings
Great Tutor
— Dionne, New Orleans, LA on 12/8/16

$25/Hour


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Loyo;a New Orleans
Loyola.NO. Tulane, UNO, Laval.,SLU, U of Chicago. U of Wisconsin
Graduate Coursework
see above
Graduate Coursework

Education

Loyo;a New Orleans

Loyola.NO. Tulane, UNO, Laval.,SLU, U of Chicago. U of Wisconsin (Graduate Coursework)

see above (Graduate Coursework)

About Jean

Dear Future Student,

I am so looking forward to meeting you and getting acquainted. In the meantime, let me tell you about myself.

I've tutored many students of various ages. The youngest was a three year old girl whose mother wanted her to have early exposure to French.

La mere et la petite fille ont cherche dans des revues pour des images simples at colorees. J'ai prononce les mots en francais. Alors nous avons fait un petit livre. (My computer doesn't make accent marks.)

I'm certified in Second Language Specialist in French, for the young, as well as in secondary French. I did graduate study at Laval University in Quebec.

I have tutored many grade school and high school students in French,phonics. reading, math, English, creative writing, and study skills. A most rewarding experience has been working with employed adults who wanted to improve their general skills or pass a particular test required for advancement. I've tutored the GED.

I've done graduate work in mild/moderate, French, English, ESL, Gifted, and creative writing.

I've published a book of poetry and completed another. I do poetry readings and workshops, in association with Poets and Writers, at libraries, senior centers, and nursing homes.

My approach to tutoring and to life is to regard everyone as unique, interesting, and special.
Dear Future Student,

I am so looking forward to meeting you and getting acquainted. In the meantime, let me tell you about myself.

I've tutored many students of various ages. The youngest was a three year old girl whose mother wanted her to have early exposure to
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of New Orleans, LA 70131
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great Tutor"

- Dionne, New Orleans, LA on 12/8/16

"Great tutor"

- Deidra, Gretna, LA on 3/19/15
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
ACT English,
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking,
Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
GED, Praxis,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French, TOEFL
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

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.

ACT English

We will work together to improve sentence structure, technical skills such as punctuation and reading comprehension. Hopefully, your increased knowledge of English will contribute to enjoyment of recreational reading as well as technical reading.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Master of Education degree. I've taught 4th grade mild-moderate and 4th grade French (I have special certification for teaching French to elementary students.)

For years I've tutored this age group in math, reading, phonics, grammar, writing, and language. I've studied the hands on methods of Maria Montessor1 and try to imitate her personal involvement and her
gentleness.

English

The description depends on the age and needs of the person who needs the tutor. Grade school English has set requirements, as does high school English. College coures are specific. An adult may wish to improve job skills.
Whatever the needs, I tailor the course to fill those.

ESL/ESOL

I've been certified in ESL. I was an adjunct professor at Delgado College, and I taught adults at the Jefferson Parish program for adults

Phonics

I have studied the text Phonics Intervention
by Lorna Simmons. She wrote this while consulting with phonics teachers all over the country. I used this book in a two year tutoring arrangement with a young adult.
Also I have tutored many grade school students, guided by their curriculum.
I have a Masters in Education and have studied and taught and tutored Special Ed.
My tutor's motto is Encourage and Praise.

Praxis

In college, I passed the National Teachers Exam, in general knowledge, French and English. Later I passed the graduate record Exam and went on to obtain a Masters in Education.
I have 20 years of experience in classroom teaching of Special Ed, French, English, ESL, and Gifted.
I have tutored the 4th grade Leap test, the 8th grade math Leap test, and the GED.
I have tutored all ages in various subjects, in study skills, and for work related specialized testing.

Public Speaking

In college, I was on the debate team. I've been a member of Toastmistress Club, where I won the regional contest. I was a member of Toastmaster, where I studied their detailed course. I was a classroom teacher for 20 years. I organized and conducted meetings as president of the local AAUW, and as president of the neighborhood civic association. For the past few years, in association with Poets and Writers Magazine, I have been conducting poetry readings and workshops at libraries, senior centers, and nursing homes. Connecting with, and relating to an audience, is most enjoyable.

Reading

My aim is for the student to get comfortable with the written word, which is just another form of communication along with speech. Story telling came first in mankind's history, oral recitation in rhythm and in song. English has a nice rhythm to it. English also is a very expressive language, with a wide ranging vocabulary

Study Skills

I was a classroom teacher for 20 years. During this time I also tutored independently and working for other services.
I have studied, on my own, the methods of teaching study skills.
Through my years as a student, through post graduate level. I have learned by trial and error.
Perhaps the tutor's most important skill is to make the student feel relaxed and hopeful.

Writing

Writing is a wonderful form of communication between people, vital both in private life and for business needs. Whether writing a personal note or a professional communication, good communication skills are vital. A well-written communication brings great satisfaction. I am a published writer who, in association with Poets and Writers Magazine, gives poetry readings and workshops at libraries, etc. My novel is being considered by an agent as are my short stories. I have studied and taught the various types of writing.

Loyo;a New Orleans
Loyola.NO. Tulane, UNO, Laval.,SLU, U of Chicago. U of Wisconsin
Graduate Coursework
see above
Graduate Coursework

Education

Loyo;a New Orleans

Loyola.NO. Tulane, UNO, Laval.,SLU, U of Chicago. U of Wisconsin (Graduate Coursework)

see above (Graduate Coursework)

Great Tutor

She is very knowledgeable, patient and observant. We just started working together, now I'm waiting on time to pass to reflect improvement in my son's grading.

— Dionne, New Orleans, LA on 12/8/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jean will travel within 15 miles of New Orleans, LA 70131.