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Jyl B.

Dexter, MI

$45/hour

Middle School English & History Teacher is here to help!

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Michigan State
Journalism
Humboldt State
Master's
Humboldt State
Graduate Coursework

Education

Michigan State (Journalism)

Humboldt State (Master's)

Humboldt State (Graduate Coursework)

About Jyl

I have been involved in education for over 15 years, first in outdoor education in California, teaching science through hands-on experiences like snorkeling, kayaking and hiking. In addition, I had the chance to travel as an international expedition guide in Central American and Africa with high school students, with a focus on history, anthropology, writing, and sociology. Five years ago I became a middle school classroom teacher in San Francisco, CA, specializing in English and history. I spent the last two years teaching overseas in Lisbon, Portugal, working with diverse students from around the world. My teaching credentials in both elementary education, and secondary English and Social Sciences, coupled with my enthusiasm and dedication for working with young people, make me a very understanding, flexible and reliable tutor.

I worked as a journalist for a number of years, before I started working as an environmental educator in California. As a previous writer, I believe I have the tools to support students with crafting essays, editing, and understanding complicated text. I also love reading, and have been teaching English to young people for over four years, so I feel confident in my skills as a teacher and mentor in all areas of English.

I have traveled the world seeking out interesting history wherever I go, and this has helped me as a middle school history teacher for the last four years. I am passionate about helping history come alive for students, and finding ways to connect it to our own lives. History can be boring and hard to relate to if not taught well, and I believe I can help bridge the gap for you, and help make it more interesting and comprehensible.

I enjoy getting to know my students interests, their strengths, and the things that are challenging. If you have questions about my style or approach to tutoring, please email me! I understand that not all students learn the same way, and I emphasize this in my teaching. Learning can be an amazing, difficult, and rewarding adventure. I hope I can help you on your path to new understanding, and help you appreciate your own successes.
I have been involved in education for over 15 years, first in outdoor education in California, teaching science through hands-on experiences like snorkeling, kayaking and hiking. In addition, I had the chance to travel as an international expedition guide in Central American and Africa with Read more

Policies
Cancellation
36 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Dexter, MI 48130
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Common Core,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
Geography, Social Studies,
World History
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Common Core

As a classroom teacher for the last four years, I taught common core all four years. I helped implement it at my last school, and move in the direction of complete use of Common Core instruction and standards.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am credential to teach Elementary school K-8 in both California and Michigan. I worked as a 6th and 7th grade English and History teacher for the last four years also, so I believe this makes me qualified to tutor this age group.

Phonics

As an English teacher for the last four years, I taught phonics, along with other essential English skills, to my students on a consistent basis.

Social Studies

As a history teacher for the last four years, my work was with social studies, and was an important part of my instruction. It is impossible to investigate history, without looking at all aspects of a culture, including their social and culturally significance. I feel very confident tutoring students in social studies.

Study Skills

As a classroom teacher for the last four years, I taught study skills to my students on a consistent basis. I also worked as a tutor for the last two years, and this is an area that I taught a lot with my students.

Michigan State
Journalism
Humboldt State
Master's
Humboldt State
Graduate Coursework

Education

Michigan State (Journalism)

Humboldt State (Master's)

Humboldt State (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jyl will travel within 10 miles of Dexter, MI 48130.