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Joan R.

Davisburg, MI

$40/hour

Successful Homeschooling Mother

In-person lessons
800+ Hours
Background check passed as of 4/30/14
5.0 average from 107 ratings
Patient, kind, effective tutor!
— Steve, Fenton, MI on 7/26/16

$40/Hour


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College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN
Indiana University - Bloomington
Master's

Education

College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN

Indiana University - Bloomington (Master's)

About Joan

As a dedicated homeschooling mother, I am knowledgeable in and have success teaching a wide range of subjects. Since I have been teaching my own children on a one-on-one basis for the past fifteen years, I am thoroughly familiar with this type of instruction. I am most familiar with the foundations of elementary and middle school education - English, phonics, grammar, reading comprehension, spelling, vocabulary and math. Public speaking is also a skill I can teach. I have the enthusiasm and patience needed to help students grow and learn in their challenging academic areas.

My approach to tutoring is to first make the student feel comfortable. I spend time assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the student. We then determine where the difficulties of the subject lie and break down each concept into simple steps. We go over and reinforce understanding of concepts before moving on to the next step. For example, with math concepts I use the Saxon approach. Each fundamental concept is explained and practiced until it is mastered. Then the next idea is introduced and explained. This way the student builds on previous knowledge to gain understanding of new concepts. Manipulatives are used whenever applicable, so the student gets a "hands on" explanation of the concept. Other subjects are also broken into fundamentals. Once these key building blocks are learned, subjects become easier to master.

I have fifteen years of experience in working with children of all ages. I founded and coordinate a home schooling group and often teach classes to these students. I have worked with Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and a church youth group. I am eager and willing to work with your student and together we will achieve success!
As a dedicated homeschooling mother, I am knowledgeable in and have success teaching a wide range of subjects. Since I have been teaching my own children on a one-on-one basis for the past fifteen years, I am thoroughly familiar with this type of instruction. I am most familiar with the foundations of elementary and middle school education - Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Davisburg, MI 48350
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Patient, kind, effective tutor!"

- Steve, Fenton, MI on 7/26/16

"Reliable and knowledgeable"

- Aneerah, Fenton, MI on 8/15/15

"I couldn't be more delighted!"

- Dawne, White Lake, MI on 5/20/14
Math:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math,
GED, Prealgebra
Science:
Elementary Science
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
Bible Studies, English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Phonics,
Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Public Speaking,
Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking

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

I have been a professional ACT English tutor for over five years. I help students understand not only the concepts covered on the ACT, but also provide test taking strategies and tips. Several of my students have increased their scores enough to qualify for higher scholarships.

ACT Reading

I have been a professional ACT Reading tutor for over five years. I help students understand the test and also provide test taking strategies and tips. Several of my students have increased their scores enough to qualify for higher scholarships.

Cooking

My favorite subject is cooking. I can teach tricks to quick and delicious meals that satisfy. Baking is also my specialty - cookies, pies, breads, cakes. Learn how to make menu planning and grocery shopping hassle free.

Elementary Math

I have been tutoring elementary students in math on a one-on-one basis for over fifteen years. Children succeed with my patience and perseverance. I help students with new concepts and use creative ways to reinforce the basics.

English

I have been working one-on-one with students in English for over fifteen years. From grammar basics to high school literature, my experience and knowledge have assisted students of all ages. My patience and perseverance with students enables them to achieve success whatever level they're at.

Phonics

I have taught phonics at all grade levels.

Public Speaking

I have taught public speaking classes to high school students. I, myself, am an experienced public speaker. I frequently proclaim the Word at church services and train others to do the same. My college education includes a speech class.

SAT Writing

I am knowledgeable about the concepts tested on the new SAT and have excellent tutoring skills in this area. I have taught my sons English at the high school level and they both achieved scores of over 2100 (out of 2400 in the old scoring method) on the SAT. I have over 400 hours tutoring experience and am confident your student will see results and benefit from my expertise!

College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN
Indiana University - Bloomington
Master's

Education

College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN

Indiana University - Bloomington (Master's)

Patient, kind, effective tutor!

Joan was great with my 11 year old daughter. My daughter has extreme difficulties understanding math! She gets easily frustrated and gives up. Joan was very patient, and gave my daughter confidence and the ability to remain calm while trying to understand a new lesson. When she left, my daughter had a smile on her face and actually said,"It was even kind of fun!". I would recommend her to anyone

— Steve, Fenton, MI on 7/26/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joan will travel within 15 miles of Davisburg, MI 48350.