Joan D.

Clarks Summit, PA

$50/hr

SAT- critical reading and writing specialist

In-person lessons
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Tufts University
Southern CT State University
Master's
Marywood University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Tufts University

Southern CT State University (Master's)

Marywood University (Graduate Coursework)

About Joan

As a teacher of English and reading I am eager to share my expertise with you. I have a Master's degree and PA certification in grades 7-12 in English and am also a PA certified Reading specialist. Additionally, I teach college level writing courses at a prestigious university, targeting students who struggle with reading and writing. My specialized area is the critical readng and writing portion of the SAT. I offer professional, well-thought out lessons for your student to help them achieve their highest level. I fully understand the demands of the test and will focus on both skills and strategies for optimum success. I also work closely with parents to inform them of progress, and will help them undrstand the tutoring process and assessment requirements for maximum assurance. As a teacher of English and reading I am eager to share my expertise with you. I have a Master's degree and PA certification in grades 7-12 in English and am also a PA certified Reading specialist. Additionally, I teach college level… Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

Reasonable rates.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Clarks Summit, PA 18411
In-person lessons
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Career Development
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading,
SAT Reading,
Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Career Development,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Career Development

I can help students discover their career interests by using self-discovery tools, including setting goals and clarifying direction. Together we can utilize internet resources as well seek out other professionals when needed for testing or other purposes. I have been through my own career exploration approximately three times in my life and understand the need to ask the right questions to get started and continue the on-going exploration. I have also helped numerous middle school students and high school juniors and seniors to explore their own career development path.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutored many elementary students in reading and have helped them with fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, phonics and phonemic awareness. I also completed an internship at Francis Willard Elementary School in Scranton where I worked closely with groups of students and individuals to help them improve their reading. I am qualified to help both younger students as well as the older elementary student who may need an emphasis on both learning to read and reading to learn. I am confident that I can successfully work with all levels of this spectrum.

Phonics

I use phonics teaching to help students learn to read, pronounce words they do not know as well as help them with fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. I am a PA certified Reading Specialist and am qualified to teach grades K-12 as well as ESL and beginning learner adults.

Reading

Older elementary and middle grade students a specialty; certified Reading Specialist and Masters in English; love helping children improve their reading; conscientious, patient, reliable.

SAT Reading

SAT Reading and Writing qualified

Writing

I have participated in many writing conferences and currently am part of a regularly meeting writing and editing workshop.

I have taught for five years as a composition instructor at the University of Scranton. I also work at Marywood University, in a program designed to improve student's writing and reading through the use of technology. Additionally, I am a substitute teacher in various school systems and am regularly called in to assume the duties of many of the English and Reading teachers.

Tufts University
Southern CT State University
Master's
Marywood University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Tufts University

Southern CT State University (Master's)

Marywood University (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Reasonable rates.

Travel policy

Joan will travel within 10 miles of Clarks Summit, PA 18411.

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