Joanne M S.

Sodus Point, NY


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LeMoyne College
SUNY Oswego
Syracuse University
Graduate Coursework


LeMoyne College (Biology)

SUNY Oswego (Master's)

Syracuse University (Graduate Coursework)

About Joanne M

I was valedictorian of my high school in Syracuse. I began my Bachelor's degree in elementary education and taught 4th grade for 2 years. I then taught demonstration lessons in science in grades K-5 and full time math and science in grades 6-9 for 6 years. I changed my major,earning a Bachelor's degree in pre-med. Biology and Chemistry. My degree was fully funded by scholarships.

Since there were no scholarships for women and my family's income was below the poverty level, I could not apply for medical school, although I qualified to go. I continued to teach math and science in Jr high school while pursuing my Master's in pre-med med Biology which was fully paid for by a grant. I was then offered entrance to a medical school in Granada. However, the medical degree I would have obtained would not be recognized in the U.S.

After abandoning my hopes and dreams for medical school, I was given a grant to pursue a Doctorate in Biology and School Administration. I completing my Doctoral course work, I worked as an assistant principal for 5 years, a principal for 3 and an assistant superintendent of schools in 4 districts including Ithaca, Rochester, Albany and Auburn, NY.

Before completing my Doctorate, I became mortally Ill and was unable to finish my dissertation and lost my job, being deemed disabled. After 10 years of hospitals, nursing homes and surgeries, I am in good health with some mild physical impairments.

I am currently tutoring a 9th grader in all subjects "pro bono". I love teaching and am very accomplished. I was voted "Teacher of the Year" after teaching only 6 years.

With the work ethic instilled in me and my siblings by my parents, we all have earned multiple college degrees paid for by grants and scholarships based on merit. I had brilliant parents neither of whom had any opportunity for high school (mother) or college (father). We made them proud, but they were the ones responsible for their children's success, teaching us the value of hard work and a love of learning.

I do not teach by talking. I use a discovery method and where possible teach through excursions, museums and experiments.

I begin by determining a student's learning style, tailoring lessons to his or her interests and style. Students also are encouraged to learn lessons that evolve or divert from the curriculum to foster their interests, creativity and wonder.

I am retired so I am very flexible in scheduling lessons.
I was valedictorian of my high school in Syracuse. I began my Bachelor's degree in elementary education and taught 4th grade for 2 years. I then taught demonstration lessons in science in grades K-5 and full time math and science in grades 6-9 for 6 years. I changed my major,earning a Bachelor's degree in pre-med. Biology and Chemistry. My degree Read more

6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 36 miles of Sodus Point, NY 14555
In-person lessons
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Geometry,
Linear Algebra, Microsoft Excel,
ACT Science, Anatomy,
Chemistry, Elementary Science, Genetics,
Geology, Microbiology, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, PSAT, Psychology, Zoology
Drawing, Theater
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ACT Science, AFOQT,
ASVAB, Common Core, PSAT, Regents,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
American History, Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science, Social Studies,
Special Needs:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading,
Special Needs, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Track & Field

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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I just completed 16 hours of training to teach the preparation for the ASVAB of which the AFQT is a subset. I will be teaching an 8 hour course in the ASVAB in February 2017 at the Veterans Outreach Center. I am also qualified to teach SAT reading and vocabulary as well as math through Geometry which are more rigorous than the four core subtests of the ASVAB and make up the AFOQT.


I have taken human and mammalian anatomy and physiology at both levels. It is one of my favorite courses next to genetics.


I majored in pre-med Biology at both the Bachelor's and Master's level with a minor in Chemistry. I also am qualified in Environmental science. I tutored a young man for 11 hours a week for the entire last year in all subjects. When I started, he was failing everything. At the end, he passed all subjects but one and he happens to be a special needs student who is 4 reading levels below grade level. I have a track record of success with students who are motivated to succeed.


I have a Bachelor's and Master's in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. In these degree programs,I was required to take a full semester of botany at the Bachelor's level and a semester of wild flowers with a thesis at the Master's level. I also use field manuals to plan my flower garden and identify trees growing in the woodlands around my house. Nu


For several years I was a teacher in Jr. high school home economics that included a semester of cooking that involved following recipient, food preparation and preservation. In addition, from the time I was 12, I had the responsibility to have dinner on the table when both of my parents came home from work. Besides cooking for myself, I had the responsibility to cook all meals for my mother in her declining years. I enjoy cooking, but I am not a gourmet chef.


I am qualified to prepare students in reading, writing and grammar at the HS level which would apply to junior college. I am currently tutoring a student in writing with good success despite her learning disabilities in this area. I believe that I could help you.


I majored in Biology in my pre-med Bachelor's and Master's degree programs. I took 2 college semesters of genetics and discovered that it was my favorite area of biological study. I did my Bachelor's thesis on the hereditary influence on alcoholism in the Irish, having an alcoholic in every generation of my Irish family that I could trace. I received a grade of A+ for research and uniqueness of my thesis.


Geometry and algebra are my favorite subjects that I took in high school and college. I am tutoring algebra now with a high-school boy. I am interested in tutoring you son. I have three college degrees in science with minors in math.


In my schooling, I was required to learn the Palmer method of cursive handwriting through grade 8 after transitioning from printing in grade 3. I currently use this method in my personal writing and have excellent handwriting to this day. I have taught some students cursive handwriting at their parent's request because the majority of schools in my state have eliminated it.

Microsoft Access

I personally use Microsoft Access to organize information such as my address book. I also use it to catalog household contents and valuables for insurance purposes. Access is easy to teach, learn and use. I like creating my own databases because I can design them the way I want.

Microsoft Excel

Trained in the whole Microsoft suite for 3 months; can use any version you have.

Microsoft Outlook

I took 14 hours of training in Microsoft Office that included Microsoft Outlook. I used it for several years and am proficient in it. I now use several other email programs in addition to Outlook and can teach every commonly used email program.

Microsoft Publisher

I was trained in the Microsoft Office suit and Publisher. I use Publisher monthly to make greeting cards, invitations, announcements and newsletters. I can use creative inserts like pictures, clip art and fonts. Publisher is my favorite tool for publications.

Microsoft Windows

I have been a Microsoft Windows user since Windows came out in Android format. I currently use Windows 10 upgraded from Windows 7 and 8. I am proficient in all and have taught various versions to my friends whenever they buy new computers.

Microsoft Word

I have had over 20 hours of training in computer basics and Microsoft Windows and Office when I got my first computer in the 80s.


Qualified in pre-algebra.


I was taught to teach reading in my teacher preparation, but that was some time ago. However I have been tutoring older students whose reading levels have been considerably below grade level and they have made great strides. I tutor students in vocabulary from their school subjects using flash cards so that they can learn meaning, pronunciation and spelling at one time.

I have taught reading through literature such as "Shakespeare's tragedies, Homer's Odyssey, To Kill a Mockingbird, Paradise Lost, Gulliver' s Travels, Camp 42," to name a few. I also took English literature in college.


I have taught Regents Algebra 1, am teaching Regents Geometry now,as well as English Regents. I am currently successfully tutoring in all of these subjects now.

SAT Reading

I had a rigorous college/university program in liberal arts that included English Literature at the bachelor's level. Following that, my master's and doctoral programs in pre-med and education demanded the comprehension of complex reading material.


From childhood, I was taught to see first on a treadle machine by my mother who was so proficient that she made my father's suits, my snowsuit and my prom dress, mostly from patterns, but other clothes and household items freehand. I have always sewn throughout my life using patterns and altering clothes. I consider myself as a proficient seamstress.

Social Studies

I have taught social studies in a self contained classroom in grades 4 - 9, which covered New York State and local history and colonial history to the present day. I took European history in high school and college. I enjoy history and geography and am currently reading Celtic and Irish history and am tracing my Irish genealogy as a hobby.

Study Skills

Besides having good study skills, I was taught a formal study a study skills method called SQR3. I use techniques such as making flash cards, numonics, rhymes, pictures, movies pertaining to literature and social studies, bold and italics word in text as examples. I feel that teaching study skills is as important as content.

Track & Field

I participated in track and field in high school. After I began teaching 8th grade, I was appointed head coach of girls' track and field in a K-8 school. When I changed school, I became the first head coach of a jr.high boys' track, field and cross country teams.


I was high school valedictorian and voted Teacher of the Year when I taught in public school. I have three years of college taking English and History along with philosophy and psychology, all which required extensive writing.


I have my Bachelor's and Master's in Biology. In both degree programs I was required to take Zoology in which I obtained a grade of A and liked it very much. I still use field guides to identify mammals, sea life, birds, reptiles, amphibians, etc. for my own continuing knowledge. I live on Lake Ontario where animals of all types are varied and abundant.

LeMoyne College
SUNY Oswego
Syracuse University
Graduate Coursework


LeMoyne College (Biology)

SUNY Oswego (Master's)

Syracuse University (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joanne M will travel within 36 miles of Sodus Point, NY 14555.