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Joy E.

Multi-Subject Tutor and Coach: English/ESOL/Study Skills/Business

Multi-Subject Tutor and Coach: English/ESOL/Study Skills/Business

$55/hour

  • 216 hours tutoring

  • Silver Spring, MD 20910

"Passionate about writing & the power of the written word."

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About Joy


Bio

Is your child struggling with reading or writing? Need QuickBooks or computer technology in general to keep your business going? Do you need a resume written or proofreading for a paper? With a background that includes teaching and high academic achievement, small business management, professional writing and public speaking, I offer tutoring and consulting services in English Language Arts, QuickBooks, digital literacy (general computer) and educational/life coaching (confidence building,...

Is your child struggling with reading or writing? Need QuickBooks or computer technology in general to keep your business going? Do you need a resume written or proofreading for a paper? With a background that includes teaching and high academic achievement, small business management, professional writing and public speaking, I offer tutoring and consulting services in English Language Arts, QuickBooks, digital literacy (general computer) and educational/life coaching (confidence building, study skills, and more).

I have 15 years of professional experience in business and human services and hold a master's degree from a Columbia University-affiliated institution where I completed coursework in multicultural education. I earned a B.A. with honors in communications management from Howard University where I earned a 4.0 G.P.A. in English. Based on my academic achievement, service leadership and ability to write a compelling application about both, I earned a full, merit-based scholarship to graduate school as well as a $5,000 fellowship.

Working with both children and adults, I address not just the subject matter, but confidence, study skills and overall life context as it relates to learning. Along with leading scholars, I understand that effective teaching requires an understanding of a learner's context and I bring this holistic perspective to my tutoring. With compassion and encouragement, I have been effective in helping adults who, despite academic credentials, may need to fill in some educational gaps and enjoy being a role model for students who need to build confidence and motivation. Below are the subjects in which I tutor and my qualifications.

QUICKBOOKS/BUSINESS/DIGITAL LITERACY (GENERAL COMPUTER)

For over six years, I've consulted with and provided training for small business owners and organizations as well as individuals (mostly older adults) who need to expand their IT skills and general computer/digital literacy. Although I'm tech-savvy, I'm able to explain technology to beginning learners who may have little to no experience. I can assist in areas such as organizing finances/bookkeeping in QuickBooks; learning general computer and internet/online navigation skills; launching and managing email campaigns; learning to use social media and internet navigation; and setting up LANS (local area networks)--a set-up where multiple devices such as a desktop computer, printer,with and a tablet communicate with each other. With a B.A. in communications management and more than a decade working in corporate, small business and nonprofit settings, I have advanced proficiency in more than 30 different applications including QuickBooks, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Dropbox, SurveyMonkey, Google apps, Adobe Reader, Zoho CRM, Constant Contact, and other CRM databases.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS AND ADULT LITERACY

The daughter of an English teacher, I'm a native English speaker with expertise in working with speakers of English as a second language and AAVE (African American Vernacular English). I assist with reading comprehension, writing, grammar, vocabulary and other aspects of English Language Arts. I also offer proofreading and specialized writing services for resume writing, business writing, and college essay writing.

Just before graduate school, I spent a year teaching 3rd grade in Montgomery County Public Schools where I received in-service training and conducted reading assessments. I engage the Common Core standards that guide all curriculum in the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia as well as Maryland's broader College and Career-Ready framework. As a long-term substitute, I also taught middle school English Language Arts where I worked with students on types of sentences, parts of speech, punctuation, narrative writing, remedial phonics and much more. Working with children and adults, I've tutored or provided instruction for over 10 years, including 5 years tutoring K-6 students in Washington, DC public schools in English and other subjects.

EDUCATIONAL/LIFE COACHING: study skills, time management, confidence building and more

For more than a decade I worked in faith-based settings helping people to discover their purpose and live fully empowered lives. This included two years as a higher education chaplain where I worked with a lot of first-generation college students who needed to build their confidence, sometimes strengthen skill sets and generally learn how to navigate the higher education process in order to graduate and succeed. Upon request, I can incorporate spiritual resources such as meditation and deep breathing as they have been shown to improve focus, confidence, retention and more.

MY POLICIES
Note: Due to space constraints, I provide the rest of my policies prior to the first scheduled lesson.

1. CANCELLATION POLICY: I require a 24-hour advance notice for any cancellation or late arrival, but do offer established clients one "grace" cancellation or late arrival with shorter notice due to unforeseen emergencies (e.g., illness or child care issues). Any additional cancellations or late arrivals without the required notice will be billed the full amount of the scheduled lesson time. Please note that you are responsible for reading messages about lesson details.

2. SCHEDULING: If we establish a schedule that ends up not working for you, just let me know and I'm happy to try to work out a new schedule. NOTE: To get the most out of your time and money, I recommend that you stick to a schedule as much as possible.

3. LOCATION: I offer home-based tutoring on a limited basis and only after initially meeting in a public location. For all home-based tutoring of minors, an adult (at least 18 years old) is required to be home. If you or someone in your home smokes, we will need to meet at a public location. If you need to change locations, I'll try to accommodate you, but the change needs to be mutually agreed to in advance.


Education

Howard University
Communications
Union Theological Seminary
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $55
  • Rate details: 5% discount for any single session w/ two or more paying students. Offer may not be combined with other offers.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 11 miles of Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/7/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

PowerPoint is a presentation application that can be used to make everything from business reports to cookbooks and photo albums to interactive workshop presentations. As a PowerPoint user since the 1990s, I've created strategic plans, academic project reports, nonprofit presentations, a recipe book, and so much more. I now offer instruction for beginning to advanced users in multiple Windows versions. This includes general navigation and slide creation, master slide set-up, animation sequencing and slide transitions, and multimedia insertions. I also offer training on saving presentations for online sharing (without loss of formatting), text highlighting and some other features in PowerPoint 2016 that are only available for Microsoft Office 365 subscribers. At a different hourly rate or flat fee to be determined, I can also create custom presentations and templates. NOTE: To use this application efficiently, I strongly recommend that you have a mouse to use with your computing device.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

As a professionally paid public speaker, I’ve delivered keynote speeches, workshops, organizational presentations, artistic performances and more for audiences of up to 750 people. With a B.A. in communications, as well as more than 25 years of public speaking experience, I offer instruction in both the science and art of communicating effectively. Besides strategies to overcome fear and nervousness, this includes instruction on the key questions for any communication—such as purpose, audience, platform, and scope—as well as your personal strengths and challenges regarding public speaking.
QuickBooks,

QuickBooks

I hold a BA in management and have used QuickBooks as a consultant and small business owner for more than 15 years. Working with both small businesses and nonprofits, this has included invoicing (accounts receivables), bill pay (accounts payable), reconciliations, tax forms, reports and more. While I'm tech-savvy, I have trained people with limited computer experience to use QuickBooks effectively for their needs and would be glad to help you understand whichever version you have--desktop or online, the current version or an earlier one. I also offer training in Quicken, Quicken Home & Business and other Quicken products.
Microsoft Word

Computer

General Computer,

General Computer

I consult with and provide training for home-based and small business owners or anyone who needs to expand their IT skills and general computer/digital literacy. With a B.A. in communications management and more than a decade in corporate, small business and nonprofit settings, I have advanced proficiency in more than 30 different applications. Although I’m tech-savvy, I’m able to communicate and teach beginning users on everything from how to use a mouse and navigating the internet to using email and configuring a smart phone. Below are some of the ways I can help you: Understanding the very basics from the power button to using a mouse Organizing finances/bookkeeping in QuickBooks Learning general computer and internet/online navigation skills Launching and managing email campaigns Understanding how to send and open email attachments How to create, manage, and retrieve files Learning to use social media and writing social media profiles Learning how to use specific computer or mobile applications Configuring and using a smart phone and its many apps
Microsoft Outlook,

Microsoft Outlook

Based on more than 15 years as a small business user and then trainer, I offer beginner to advanced instruction in each of Outlook's four features--email, calendar, contacts and task management. This includes setting up external email accounts so that they can be managed from within Outlook; creating email signatures and templates; demonstrating how to create calendar appointments, recurring events and reminders; creating and customizing task lists and connecting them to contacts and the calendar; integrating contact management with all of Outlook's features and social media accounts; and importing, exporting and backing up data. In addition to application training, I can offer insights such as whether you would benefit more from a retail or online version and also point out some of the bugs/shortcomings for a particular version (e.g., Outlook 2013 vs. 2016 and desktop vs. the Office 365 version) so that you can know that it's not just you!
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

PowerPoint is a presentation application that can be used to make everything from business reports to cookbooks and photo albums to interactive workshop presentations. As a PowerPoint user since the 1990s, I've created strategic plans, academic project reports, nonprofit presentations, a recipe book, and so much more. I now offer instruction for beginning to advanced users in multiple Windows versions. This includes general navigation and slide creation, master slide set-up, animation sequencing and slide transitions, and multimedia insertions. I also offer training on saving presentations for online sharing (without loss of formatting), text highlighting and some other features in PowerPoint 2016 that are only available for Microsoft Office 365 subscribers. At a different hourly rate or flat fee to be determined, I can also create custom presentations and templates. NOTE: To use this application efficiently, I strongly recommend that you have a mouse to use with your computing device.
QuickBooks,

QuickBooks

I hold a BA in management and have used QuickBooks as a consultant and small business owner for more than 15 years. Working with both small businesses and nonprofits, this has included invoicing (accounts receivables), bill pay (accounts payable), reconciliations, tax forms, reports and more. While I'm tech-savvy, I have trained people with limited computer experience to use QuickBooks effectively for their needs and would be glad to help you understand whichever version you have--desktop or online, the current version or an earlier one. I also offer training in Quicken, Quicken Home & Business and other Quicken products.
Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I'm a 15-year communications professional and English coach who helps professionals and students to strengthen their reading, writing, and speaking skills. A native English speaker, I also specialize in helping speakers of English as a second language (ESL/ESOL). to strengthen pronunciation, reduce accents, and improve reading, and writing skills for school, work, and life. Working with children and adults, I have successfully coached ESOL students on word order, intonation, and other aspects of native English proficiency.
General Computer,

General Computer

I consult with and provide training for home-based and small business owners or anyone who needs to expand their IT skills and general computer/digital literacy. With a B.A. in communications management and more than a decade in corporate, small business and nonprofit settings, I have advanced proficiency in more than 30 different applications. Although I’m tech-savvy, I’m able to communicate and teach beginning users on everything from how to use a mouse and navigating the internet to using email and configuring a smart phone. Below are some of the ways I can help you: Understanding the very basics from the power button to using a mouse Organizing finances/bookkeeping in QuickBooks Learning general computer and internet/online navigation skills Launching and managing email campaigns Understanding how to send and open email attachments How to create, manage, and retrieve files Learning to use social media and writing social media profiles Learning how to use specific computer or mobile applications Configuring and using a smart phone and its many apps
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

PowerPoint is a presentation application that can be used to make everything from business reports to cookbooks and photo albums to interactive workshop presentations. As a PowerPoint user since the 1990s, I've created strategic plans, academic project reports, nonprofit presentations, a recipe book, and so much more. I now offer instruction for beginning to advanced users in multiple Windows versions. This includes general navigation and slide creation, master slide set-up, animation sequencing and slide transitions, and multimedia insertions. I also offer training on saving presentations for online sharing (without loss of formatting), text highlighting and some other features in PowerPoint 2016 that are only available for Microsoft Office 365 subscribers. At a different hourly rate or flat fee to be determined, I can also create custom presentations and templates. NOTE: To use this application efficiently, I strongly recommend that you have a mouse to use with your computing device.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

As a professionally paid public speaker, I’ve delivered keynote speeches, workshops, organizational presentations, artistic performances and more for audiences of up to 750 people. With a B.A. in communications, as well as more than 25 years of public speaking experience, I offer instruction in both the science and art of communicating effectively. Besides strategies to overcome fear and nervousness, this includes instruction on the key questions for any communication—such as purpose, audience, platform, and scope—as well as your personal strengths and challenges regarding public speaking.
Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Reading,

Reading

A native English speaker (and the daughter of an English teacher), I help people of all ages to decode, comprehend, and more broadly engage written English with proficiency. Using a deeply structured approach, I address grammar, vocabulary and other aspects of English that both support and reflect comprehension of a given text. I also have expertise in working with speakers of English as a second language (ESOL) and AAVE (African American Vernacular English).
Study Skills,

Study Skills

The term "study skills" is shorthand for a range of skills and habits needed in academic, work and daily life. Whether preparing for a test or a job interview, memorizing vocabulary for a new language or writing a research paper, the act of learning requires the ability to find/research, comprehend, memorize, apply and otherwise engage information, often within a limited time period. Drawing on more than 15 years in business, education, and faith-based human services, I work with both children and adults to develop, integrate, and refine these skills while focusing on the habits and mindset that are also required. This includes developing skills in managing time, organizing materials and information, and exercises to increase calmness and focus. Despite technological "time-savers" everywhere, organization remains a frequent challenge. Many students and persons in the workforce find that they are spending long hours trying to digest, memorize and otherwise "learn". Using a holistic, "inside out" approach, I work with clients to address both the internal environment of mindset, attitude, motivation, and focus, as well as the external environment of study space,data organization, and tools (highlighter, flash cards, etc.). Additionally, because of the central role that literacy plays in understanding directions, for example, or being able to synthesize large amounts of information for a test, I often include instruction in reading comprehension and writing as they relate to studying and test preparation. Finally, we know that when it is difficult to still and calm the mind, it difficult to concentrate. A student who finds it difficult to concentrate finds it difficult to absorb, synthesize, retain, recall and ultimately to learn. Upon request and at an additional hourly rate, I can help develop a plan to address the many factors that are often involved on the road to success.
Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I offer comprehensive English tutoring for children and adults. Please see my subject specific profiles for more details on spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and other aspects of reading and writing proficiency. QUALIFICATIONS • Earned a full merit-based scholarship to a Columbia University-affiliated school • Native English speaker (and daughter of an English teacher) with expertise in working with non-native English speakers (ESOL) & speakers of AAVE (African American Vernacular English) • Honors college graduate with 4.0 English G.P.A • 5+ years of tutoring elementary through middle school in Washington, DC public schools and 1 year teaching 3rd grade in Montgomery County (before graduate school) • Taught middle school English Language Arts as a long-term substitute I offer compassionate encouragement and holistic tutoring that approaches education in ways that most schools—for many reasons—are simply not equipped to do. Along with leading scholars, I understand that effective teaching requires an understanding of a learner's cultural context and I bring this holistic perspective to my tutoring. With a commitment to eliminating educational achievement gaps, I've been effective helping adults who, despite academic credentials, may need to fill in some educational gaps and enjoy being a role model for girls and students of colors who need to build confidence and motivation. If requested, I also offer spiritual resources such as prayer and meditation as they have been shown to improve focus, confidence, retention and more.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I'm a 15-year communications professional and English coach who helps professionals and students to strengthen their reading, writing, and speaking skills. A native English speaker, I also specialize in helping speakers of English as a second language (ESL/ESOL). to strengthen pronunciation, reduce accents, and improve reading, and writing skills for school, work, and life. Working with children and adults, I have successfully coached ESOL students on word order, intonation, and other aspects of native English proficiency.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

As a professionally paid public speaker, I’ve delivered keynote speeches, workshops, organizational presentations, artistic performances and more for audiences of up to 750 people. With a B.A. in communications, as well as more than 25 years of public speaking experience, I offer instruction in both the science and art of communicating effectively. Besides strategies to overcome fear and nervousness, this includes instruction on the key questions for any communication—such as purpose, audience, platform, and scope—as well as your personal strengths and challenges regarding public speaking.
Reading,

Reading

A native English speaker (and the daughter of an English teacher), I help people of all ages to decode, comprehend, and more broadly engage written English with proficiency. Using a deeply structured approach, I address grammar, vocabulary and other aspects of English that both support and reflect comprehension of a given text. I also have expertise in working with speakers of English as a second language (ESOL) and AAVE (African American Vernacular English).
Writing,

Writing

As a communications professional, I have provided writing services to national nonprofits, businesses and individuals from basic proofreading to writing résumés and online profiles/bios. Based on the strength of my written application essay, I earned a full, merit-based scholarship for graduate school and a $5,000 professional fellowship. I help students learn and strengthen core competencies from parts of speech and sentence types to the advanced mechanics of narrative, expository and instructional writing. I also offer professional writing services that include writing résumés and bios/profiles, creating presentations/business reports and proofreading. Please contact me for pricing as the rates for these services vary.
Grammar, Proofreading, Spelling, Vocabulary

Homeschool

English,

English

I offer comprehensive English tutoring for children and adults. Please see my subject specific profiles for more details on spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and other aspects of reading and writing proficiency. QUALIFICATIONS • Earned a full merit-based scholarship to a Columbia University-affiliated school • Native English speaker (and daughter of an English teacher) with expertise in working with non-native English speakers (ESOL) & speakers of AAVE (African American Vernacular English) • Honors college graduate with 4.0 English G.P.A • 5+ years of tutoring elementary through middle school in Washington, DC public schools and 1 year teaching 3rd grade in Montgomery County (before graduate school) • Taught middle school English Language Arts as a long-term substitute I offer compassionate encouragement and holistic tutoring that approaches education in ways that most schools—for many reasons—are simply not equipped to do. Along with leading scholars, I understand that effective teaching requires an understanding of a learner's cultural context and I bring this holistic perspective to my tutoring. With a commitment to eliminating educational achievement gaps, I've been effective helping adults who, despite academic credentials, may need to fill in some educational gaps and enjoy being a role model for girls and students of colors who need to build confidence and motivation. If requested, I also offer spiritual resources such as prayer and meditation as they have been shown to improve focus, confidence, retention and more.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I'm a 15-year communications professional and English coach who helps professionals and students to strengthen their reading, writing, and speaking skills. A native English speaker, I also specialize in helping speakers of English as a second language (ESL/ESOL). to strengthen pronunciation, reduce accents, and improve reading, and writing skills for school, work, and life. Working with children and adults, I have successfully coached ESOL students on word order, intonation, and other aspects of native English proficiency.
Reading,

Reading

A native English speaker (and the daughter of an English teacher), I help people of all ages to decode, comprehend, and more broadly engage written English with proficiency. Using a deeply structured approach, I address grammar, vocabulary and other aspects of English that both support and reflect comprehension of a given text. I also have expertise in working with speakers of English as a second language (ESOL) and AAVE (African American Vernacular English).
Study Skills,

Study Skills

The term "study skills" is shorthand for a range of skills and habits needed in academic, work and daily life. Whether preparing for a test or a job interview, memorizing vocabulary for a new language or writing a research paper, the act of learning requires the ability to find/research, comprehend, memorize, apply and otherwise engage information, often within a limited time period. Drawing on more than 15 years in business, education, and faith-based human services, I work with both children and adults to develop, integrate, and refine these skills while focusing on the habits and mindset that are also required. This includes developing skills in managing time, organizing materials and information, and exercises to increase calmness and focus. Despite technological "time-savers" everywhere, organization remains a frequent challenge. Many students and persons in the workforce find that they are spending long hours trying to digest, memorize and otherwise "learn". Using a holistic, "inside out" approach, I work with clients to address both the internal environment of mindset, attitude, motivation, and focus, as well as the external environment of study space,data organization, and tools (highlighter, flash cards, etc.). Additionally, because of the central role that literacy plays in understanding directions, for example, or being able to synthesize large amounts of information for a test, I often include instruction in reading comprehension and writing as they relate to studying and test preparation. Finally, we know that when it is difficult to still and calm the mind, it difficult to concentrate. A student who finds it difficult to concentrate finds it difficult to absorb, synthesize, retain, recall and ultimately to learn. Upon request and at an additional hourly rate, I can help develop a plan to address the many factors that are often involved on the road to success.
Writing,

Writing

As a communications professional, I have provided writing services to national nonprofits, businesses and individuals from basic proofreading to writing résumés and online profiles/bios. Based on the strength of my written application essay, I earned a full, merit-based scholarship for graduate school and a $5,000 professional fellowship. I help students learn and strengthen core competencies from parts of speech and sentence types to the advanced mechanics of narrative, expository and instructional writing. I also offer professional writing services that include writing résumés and bios/profiles, creating presentations/business reports and proofreading. Please contact me for pricing as the rates for these services vary.
Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I'm a 15-year communications professional and English coach who helps professionals and students to strengthen their reading, writing, and speaking skills. A native English speaker, I also specialize in helping speakers of English as a second language (ESL/ESOL). to strengthen pronunciation, reduce accents, and improve reading, and writing skills for school, work, and life. Working with children and adults, I have successfully coached ESOL students on word order, intonation, and other aspects of native English proficiency.

Most Popular

English,

English

I offer comprehensive English tutoring for children and adults. Please see my subject specific profiles for more details on spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and other aspects of reading and writing proficiency. QUALIFICATIONS • Earned a full merit-based scholarship to a Columbia University-affiliated school • Native English speaker (and daughter of an English teacher) with expertise in working with non-native English speakers (ESOL) & speakers of AAVE (African American Vernacular English) • Honors college graduate with 4.0 English G.P.A • 5+ years of tutoring elementary through middle school in Washington, DC public schools and 1 year teaching 3rd grade in Montgomery County (before graduate school) • Taught middle school English Language Arts as a long-term substitute I offer compassionate encouragement and holistic tutoring that approaches education in ways that most schools—for many reasons—are simply not equipped to do. Along with leading scholars, I understand that effective teaching requires an understanding of a learner's cultural context and I bring this holistic perspective to my tutoring. With a commitment to eliminating educational achievement gaps, I've been effective helping adults who, despite academic credentials, may need to fill in some educational gaps and enjoy being a role model for girls and students of colors who need to build confidence and motivation. If requested, I also offer spiritual resources such as prayer and meditation as they have been shown to improve focus, confidence, retention and more.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I'm a 15-year communications professional and English coach who helps professionals and students to strengthen their reading, writing, and speaking skills. A native English speaker, I also specialize in helping speakers of English as a second language (ESL/ESOL). to strengthen pronunciation, reduce accents, and improve reading, and writing skills for school, work, and life. Working with children and adults, I have successfully coached ESOL students on word order, intonation, and other aspects of native English proficiency.
Reading,

Reading

A native English speaker (and the daughter of an English teacher), I help people of all ages to decode, comprehend, and more broadly engage written English with proficiency. Using a deeply structured approach, I address grammar, vocabulary and other aspects of English that both support and reflect comprehension of a given text. I also have expertise in working with speakers of English as a second language (ESOL) and AAVE (African American Vernacular English).
Study Skills,

Study Skills

The term "study skills" is shorthand for a range of skills and habits needed in academic, work and daily life. Whether preparing for a test or a job interview, memorizing vocabulary for a new language or writing a research paper, the act of learning requires the ability to find/research, comprehend, memorize, apply and otherwise engage information, often within a limited time period. Drawing on more than 15 years in business, education, and faith-based human services, I work with both children and adults to develop, integrate, and refine these skills while focusing on the habits and mindset that are also required. This includes developing skills in managing time, organizing materials and information, and exercises to increase calmness and focus. Despite technological "time-savers" everywhere, organization remains a frequent challenge. Many students and persons in the workforce find that they are spending long hours trying to digest, memorize and otherwise "learn". Using a holistic, "inside out" approach, I work with clients to address both the internal environment of mindset, attitude, motivation, and focus, as well as the external environment of study space,data organization, and tools (highlighter, flash cards, etc.). Additionally, because of the central role that literacy plays in understanding directions, for example, or being able to synthesize large amounts of information for a test, I often include instruction in reading comprehension and writing as they relate to studying and test preparation. Finally, we know that when it is difficult to still and calm the mind, it difficult to concentrate. A student who finds it difficult to concentrate finds it difficult to absorb, synthesize, retain, recall and ultimately to learn. Upon request and at an additional hourly rate, I can help develop a plan to address the many factors that are often involved on the road to success.
Writing

Writing

As a communications professional, I have provided writing services to national nonprofits, businesses and individuals from basic proofreading to writing résumés and online profiles/bios. Based on the strength of my written application essay, I earned a full, merit-based scholarship for graduate school and a $5,000 professional fellowship. I help students learn and strengthen core competencies from parts of speech and sentence types to the advanced mechanics of narrative, expository and instructional writing. I also offer professional writing services that include writing résumés and bios/profiles, creating presentations/business reports and proofreading. Please contact me for pricing as the rates for these services vary.

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I'm a 15-year communications professional and English coach who helps professionals and students to strengthen their reading, writing, and speaking skills. A native English speaker, I also specialize in helping speakers of English as a second language (ESL/ESOL). to strengthen pronunciation, reduce accents, and improve reading, and writing skills for school, work, and life. Working with children and adults, I have successfully coached ESOL students on word order, intonation, and other aspects of native English proficiency.
Study Skills

Study Skills

The term "study skills" is shorthand for a range of skills and habits needed in academic, work and daily life. Whether preparing for a test or a job interview, memorizing vocabulary for a new language or writing a research paper, the act of learning requires the ability to find/research, comprehend, memorize, apply and otherwise engage information, often within a limited time period. Drawing on more than 15 years in business, education, and faith-based human services, I work with both children and adults to develop, integrate, and refine these skills while focusing on the habits and mindset that are also required. This includes developing skills in managing time, organizing materials and information, and exercises to increase calmness and focus. Despite technological "time-savers" everywhere, organization remains a frequent challenge. Many students and persons in the workforce find that they are spending long hours trying to digest, memorize and otherwise "learn". Using a holistic, "inside out" approach, I work with clients to address both the internal environment of mindset, attitude, motivation, and focus, as well as the external environment of study space,data organization, and tools (highlighter, flash cards, etc.). Additionally, because of the central role that literacy plays in understanding directions, for example, or being able to synthesize large amounts of information for a test, I often include instruction in reading comprehension and writing as they relate to studying and test preparation. Finally, we know that when it is difficult to still and calm the mind, it difficult to concentrate. A student who finds it difficult to concentrate finds it difficult to absorb, synthesize, retain, recall and ultimately to learn. Upon request and at an additional hourly rate, I can help develop a plan to address the many factors that are often involved on the road to success.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

The term "study skills" is shorthand for a range of skills and habits needed in academic, work and daily life. Whether preparing for a test or a job interview, memorizing vocabulary for a new language or writing a research paper, the act of learning requires the ability to find/research, comprehend, memorize, apply and otherwise engage information, often within a limited time period. Drawing on more than 15 years in business, education, and faith-based human services, I work with both children and adults to develop, integrate, and refine these skills while focusing on the habits and mindset that are also required. This includes developing skills in managing time, organizing materials and information, and exercises to increase calmness and focus. Despite technological "time-savers" everywhere, organization remains a frequent challenge. Many students and persons in the workforce find that they are spending long hours trying to digest, memorize and otherwise "learn". Using a holistic, "inside out" approach, I work with clients to address both the internal environment of mindset, attitude, motivation, and focus, as well as the external environment of study space,data organization, and tools (highlighter, flash cards, etc.). Additionally, because of the central role that literacy plays in understanding directions, for example, or being able to synthesize large amounts of information for a test, I often include instruction in reading comprehension and writing as they relate to studying and test preparation. Finally, we know that when it is difficult to still and calm the mind, it difficult to concentrate. A student who finds it difficult to concentrate finds it difficult to absorb, synthesize, retain, recall and ultimately to learn. Upon request and at an additional hourly rate, I can help develop a plan to address the many factors that are often involved on the road to success.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I'm a 15-year communications professional and English coach who helps professionals and students to strengthen their reading, writing, and speaking skills. A native English speaker, I also specialize in helping speakers of English as a second language (ESL/ESOL). to strengthen pronunciation, reduce accents, and improve reading, and writing skills for school, work, and life. Working with children and adults, I have successfully coached ESOL students on word order, intonation, and other aspects of native English proficiency.
Reading,

Reading

A native English speaker (and the daughter of an English teacher), I help people of all ages to decode, comprehend, and more broadly engage written English with proficiency. Using a deeply structured approach, I address grammar, vocabulary and other aspects of English that both support and reflect comprehension of a given text. I also have expertise in working with speakers of English as a second language (ESOL) and AAVE (African American Vernacular English).
Study Skills,

Study Skills

The term "study skills" is shorthand for a range of skills and habits needed in academic, work and daily life. Whether preparing for a test or a job interview, memorizing vocabulary for a new language or writing a research paper, the act of learning requires the ability to find/research, comprehend, memorize, apply and otherwise engage information, often within a limited time period. Drawing on more than 15 years in business, education, and faith-based human services, I work with both children and adults to develop, integrate, and refine these skills while focusing on the habits and mindset that are also required. This includes developing skills in managing time, organizing materials and information, and exercises to increase calmness and focus. Despite technological "time-savers" everywhere, organization remains a frequent challenge. Many students and persons in the workforce find that they are spending long hours trying to digest, memorize and otherwise "learn". Using a holistic, "inside out" approach, I work with clients to address both the internal environment of mindset, attitude, motivation, and focus, as well as the external environment of study space,data organization, and tools (highlighter, flash cards, etc.). Additionally, because of the central role that literacy plays in understanding directions, for example, or being able to synthesize large amounts of information for a test, I often include instruction in reading comprehension and writing as they relate to studying and test preparation. Finally, we know that when it is difficult to still and calm the mind, it difficult to concentrate. A student who finds it difficult to concentrate finds it difficult to absorb, synthesize, retain, recall and ultimately to learn. Upon request and at an additional hourly rate, I can help develop a plan to address the many factors that are often involved on the road to success.
Writing

Writing

As a communications professional, I have provided writing services to national nonprofits, businesses and individuals from basic proofreading to writing résumés and online profiles/bios. Based on the strength of my written application essay, I earned a full, merit-based scholarship for graduate school and a $5,000 professional fellowship. I help students learn and strengthen core competencies from parts of speech and sentence types to the advanced mechanics of narrative, expository and instructional writing. I also offer professional writing services that include writing résumés and bios/profiles, creating presentations/business reports and proofreading. Please contact me for pricing as the rates for these services vary.

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Knowledgeable

Knowledgeable, personable...a pleasure to work with ~ answered my immediate concerns and gave insight going forward ~ am looking forward to increasing my understanding of the program she is helping me with

Libbie, 4 lessons with Joy

Extremely Knowledgeable and professional

Even after one lesson, Joy's approach to my son was very welcoming. She spoke to him in a friendly manner that was not intimidating. She gave us the tools we need to let him succeed and helped to guide us to get started to make sure he can reach the best of his ability. We very much feel we made the right choice with Joy and look forward to working with her!

Julie, 6 lessons with Joy

Knowledgeable patient and helpful

Joy taught me Microsoft and Mac stuff and was very adaptable to my needs and understanding. She was incredibly prompt and professional. She is obviously very experienced.

Nancy, 1 lesson with Joy

Engaging Tutor

Joy has been an engaging tutor for our two sons. While it is early in the process she has found creative ways to engage our sons in key subject matter. We appreciate her scheduling flexibility that has made it possible to fit tutoring sessions in our busy schedules.

Fred, 6 lessons with Joy

Talented and Patient Tutor

For my business class, learned to be prepared for the unexpected always and to be professional. Also went over time management, and balance. Very knowledgeable in entrepreneurship, and that these things are just as important as having a good business plan.

Christopher, 4 lessons with Joy

Astonishing and Inspirational Tutor!

I had great tutoring experience with Joy. In less than 2 hours session time, I had learned new writing skills (template format and outline); understanding the assignment; how to overcome fears of writing or project tasks; and inspirational messages to help me along my journey within my career and personally. I highly recommend Joy!

Marie, 1 lesson with Joy

Knowledgeable And Encouraging Tutor

We went over current assignments as well as my overall writing skills. She had a unique and intelligent approach and it was an extremely positive experience.

Esther, 1 lesson with Joy

Great with my child!

Joy is able to help my 6 year old get excited about learning. It's such a relief to have her helping to solidify the basics and go in the right direction from there.

Lewis, 13 lessons with Joy

Patient, Knowledgeable, Effective...and Nice

I walked into the session knowing a little about Quickbooks online, and walked out knowing so much more. Joy walked me thru step by step the areas I needed help with and did it in a way that enabled me to learn it...not just observe it. I would recommend Joy to anyone who is looking to master Quickbooks online.

Guy, 2 lessons with Joy

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