Paula J. - Comprehensive Tutor - All Ages
Paula J. - Comprehensive Tutor - All Ages
Donna, 35 lessons with Paula
Response time: 7 hours
I am a 57 year-old Christian woman who successfully home-schooled her three daughters for 10 years (all subjects through high school) and also home-schooled/tutored two other girls for their 7th and 8th grade years. I have experience tutoring elementary math, phonics and reading, high school writing and English literature, biology, algebra, geometry, accounting, anatomy, and U.S. history, as well as all middle school subjects. In addition, I have worked with several students of varying ages teaching phonics based reading. I am experienced with assisting students with test prep, including GED, TEAS, ASVAB, SAT, and ACT. Many of my students have had IEPs or learning challenges. I enjoy discovering their needs and the best methods for allowing them to succeed.
Prior to homeschooling, I worked as a public accountant for several years before moving into the corporate world, where I was the general ledger accountant for a multi-million dollar bulk handler of oil, tallow, caustic soda, etc. I then moved into management for an electric utility company for 11 years before settling into home-schooling.
All 3 of my children had different learning styles (visual, auditory, and tactile), and the two other students I home-schooled for 7th and 8th grades both had learning disabilities. In the first year, they went from testing two to four years below grade level to testing above grade level on their CAT tests by the end of the year.
I have also run a church based homeschool cooperative with children ranging from first grade up to 11th grade. All of the students were at risk of failure in public school, however, they all were able to turn their education around and rise to at least grade level or well above grade level by year's end, as evidenced by their standardized test results. All were below or well below grade level at the outset.
My expertise is in identifying my students' strengths, weaknesses, and learning styles to enable me to quickly tailor my lessons to suit their needs. Thus, time is not wasted, and my students stay engaged and enthusiastic.
I have an extensive library of books, curriculum, software, and educational games. We moved 65 book boxes with us in our last move. I have a passion for teaching and for children/young people. I would welcome the opportunity to mentor and teach you or your child(ren) for success, as well as to instill a love of learning. I would be happy to discuss your needs and what I can offer with you.
Paula was a great tutor! She was always prepared and brought extra printouts or had websites for my daughter to help her beyond the notes and book work from school. Unfortunately, Paula moved and we had to find another tutor. I would highly recommend Paula for anyone looking for a tutor!Donna, 35 lessons with PaulaTutor responded:
Thank you Donna! I miss your daughter very much. I hope she has a great tutor this year.
Prompt tutor with a clear plan for student success
Paula completed an assessment of my child's math abilities during our first visit. She reviewed and gave me immediate feedback. She was able to pinpoint specific areas that needed work, and we set up tutoring sessions (time/content) that day based on her input related to my child's work. Thank you, Paula. I couldn't have been more pleased with our first session.Sherri, 16 lessons with Paula
Great First Session
My daughter felt comfortable and is motivated to learn more. She's already feeling more confident is eager to continue working with Paula.Julia , 5 lessons with PaulaTutor responded:
Thank you. I appreciate her eagerness to learn!
Paula really takes her time explaining concepts that can be tough to understand. My son is learning a lot from her!Mary Ann, 16 lessons with Paula
Miss H is very kind and patient. She's a no nonsense teacher but she makes learning very enjoyable. She first tested me to gain a better understanding of where I stood. She has a vast knowledge of different teaching styles that I think makes her a great tutor for all ages. I look forward to continuing lessons with her.Kenneth , 76 lessons with Paula
I contacted Paula because my son is struggling in math. She seems to be very knowledgeable. So far so good. I think this is a new beginning for my son.Lateisha, 25 lessons with PaulaTutor responded:
Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to leave feedback. It not only helps me, but it is very helpful for those looking to find the perfect tutor. I enjoyed working with Christian and look forward to continuing.
My grandson tells me that Paula is helping him very much in math. Good job, Paula!Chester, 19 lessons with Paula
Paula was very courteous and knowledgeable about the subject matter; she made the learning experience positive. I was having great difficulty grasping the content and she took time to walk me through it step by step. I would use Paula again and recommend her to others.Ron, 1 lesson with Paula
The reviews I receive after each session is very helpful. My son struggles with math, sometimes the tutor reminds him of things he may have forgotten. Also very helpful in what they are currently doing in class at school. Paula showed my son a neat strategy for remembering his 9 multiplication tables.Phillip, 16 lessons with PaulaTutor responded:
Dear Phillip, Thank you so much for the kind and thoughtful review you posted. I enjoy the feedback, and it also helps others who are trying to decide if I might be a good fit to tutor them or their child. Blessings.
This was by far the best experience. Wonderful Tutor!!
This was by far the best experience. Paula H. contacted me within days of putting in my request. She met me at a public Library close to my home. From the moment I met her I was very relaxed, she was so nice and non judgmental, as I am a middle-age woman trying for my GED. She found my weaknesses and my strong points. She has the right tools that will help you succeed. Paula sent me to a web site that helped tremendously, she sent me Packets over email and answered any questions that I had in a timely manner. I never had to wait longer than a couple of hours for any answers to my questions. I learned more in just days from the tools she gave me, than I did in the months of going to Adult Ed. Paula was always very nice and respectful, and I would have to say she is the best tutor out there.MELISSA, 2 lessons with Paula
Response time: 7 hours