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Jill H.

Elizabethtown, PA

$45/hour

Tutoring K-4th grade; also sign language for beginners

In-person lessons

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Penn State University
Education of the Dea
Univ of Texas - Austin
Master's
Salus University
Other

Education

Penn State University (Education of the Dea)

Univ of Texas - Austin (Master's)

Salus University (Other)

About Jill

Hello!

I'm Jill and am looking forward to tutoring your child soon!

I have a BS degree in Communication Disorders-Education of the Deaf from Penn State, an MA in Audiology from the University of Texas at Austin and an AuD (Doctor of Audiology) degree from Salus University (just north of Phila.).

I have been practicing Audiology for more than 20 years and am looking to do something a little bit different. As my BS degree is in Education, I still have a strong interest in this area and feel tutoring will be a great way to start to get back into the field.

I'm planning to tutor students in grades K-4; I have a 8 year-old in third grade and really enjoy interacting with kids in this age range.

I look forward to hearing from you soon and will be happy to discuss what you feel your child's specific needs are, and how we can best help him or her in an educational, but still fun, way.

Thank you!

Jill
Hello!

I'm Jill and am looking forward to tutoring your child soon!

I have a BS degree in Communication Disorders-Education of the Deaf from Penn State, an MA in Audiology from the University of Texas at Austin and an AuD (Doctor of Audiology) degree from Salus University (just north of Phila.).

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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Elizabethtown, PA 17022
In-person lessons
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Sign Language
Special Needs:
Hard Of Hearing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Elementary (K-6th)

I am qualified to teach this age range (K-4) mainly due to the coursework I have had obtaining my BS, which was Education of the Deaf. Those of us in this major still took "regular" education classes with the other education students although I also had classes for future students who might be in special ed.

When working on my MA I was in a school as one of my off-campus internships. Finally, I have an 8 year-old daughter. I have been an assistant in her kindergarten, first and second grade classes over the past few years. As her scores in math and reading comprehension are somewhat low, we have workbooks at home. Throughout the summer I give her assignments which correspond to the grade she has just completed, in order to keep the information fresh. I have her read quite a bit as well, but being the daughter of an audiologist she has excellent reading skills; (great verbal skills too, but that means she is a talker!).

Hard Of Hearing

My Bachelor of Science degree is in Education of the Deaf - Communication Disorders. While obtaining my degree I took many teaching classes, as well as special education classes. I also had a practicum where I worked with a hearing-impaired child for several months.

Following my BS, I obtained an MA in Audiology and then an AuD (Clinical Doctorate) in Audiology. Therefore I have worked with the hearing-impaired throughout all of my working years (over 20) and am quite comfortable tutoring, communicating, and working with the parents of this population.

Sign Language

I feel I am able to teach a low to middle level of sign language. I know I had at least two sign language classes when I was at Penn State. But, of course, if you don't use it, you use the skill. When I have had patients who are deaf generally I can communicate with them; if I don't know the sign I will fingerspell the word. When I worked at the Hershey Medical Center I was often called to other depts to interpret for patients.

This was before the ADA, of course as I wasn't a certified interpreter. But I do know some basic signs and can obviously pull out the books I have to review. Also, when younger kids (one year +) have difficulty expressing themselves (i.e. their language and speech isn't coming in) they get very frustrated as they can't communicate with their families. So teaching the little ones signs like eat, cup, milk, etc. can go a long way to keep peace in the house and speed the child's acquisition of language and speech.

Penn State University
Education of the Dea
Univ of Texas - Austin
Master's
Salus University
Other

Education

Penn State University (Education of the Dea)

Univ of Texas - Austin (Master's)

Salus University (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jill will travel within 15 miles of Elizabethtown, PA 17022.