Abilene Christian University (Elementary Education)
Texas Tech University, Lubbock (Graduate Coursework)
New Mexico State University (MEd)
I am a retired Special Education and Elementary Teacher. I have degrees in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Special Education K-8 in Texas and K-12 in New Mexico. My Master's Degree is Educational Diagnostician.
I have been tutoring privately off and on for 15 years mostly in reading and math. I love tutoring because of being a first hand witness of that moment when students realize that they can read and can achieve in school.
In one school district I taught 25 other teachers in reading methods. One of my students in this school district tested out of special education and was put back into regular education which was the first time that had ever happened in that district.
I teach all elementary subjects . I have taught almost all areas of students with special needs, including adults, consisting of ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Dyslexia, Downs Syndrome, Learning Disabled and others.
I teach Phonics but with some students I use other methods. A love for reading is one goal for every student. I do testing in the first season to determine where to begin my lessons.
My students usually improve several grade levels in reading. One twelfth grade girl came to me reading third grade level and in ten one-hour sessions she was reading on a sixth grade level. Contact me and schedule soon. At this point I am open for after school tutoring and during the day for homeschoolers. I am a retired Special Education and Elementary Teacher. I have degrees in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Special Education K-8 in Texas and K-12 in New Mexico. My Master's Degree is Educational Diagnostician.
I have been tutoring privately off and on for 15 years mostly in reading and math. I love tutoring because of
I hired Joan to bring my little one up to speed very quickly in reading. Joan assessed where my daughter was, put and action plan together and then measured the progress. It was fantastic to not only see instant results but to also see the results measured statistically. I have hired other tutors before for various subjects for various kids and Joan was the best by far!
If your child is struggling or has special needs you've got to contact this teacher!! We are on just a few sessions with her and the gains we are seeing with our 6 year old son are enormous!
Joan tested my son and confirmed he is academically behind his reading level for 3rd grade. She also tested his auditory and visual skills and he was only able to hold 4 numbers at a time in his short term memory. She is planning to tutor him twice a week and check his progress after 10 lessons. She arrived on time, prepared and was very professional. We are hopeful she can overcome my son's learning struggles.
Recently my son was giving Mrs. Joan a hard time by not focusing or paying attention more than usual. Joan remained patient and recommended that we not continue the lesson because of the difficulty he was experiencing. Not only did she not charge us for the lesson but she was right and my son just needed a break that day. Thanks for being a patient and fair tutor Mrs Joan!
I appreciate Joan's dedication and time to help my daughter's reading skills. Her experience is top-notch. Truly appreciate her support to help my daughter succeed!
Joan has been a fantastic tutor who helped our son where so many were unable to. Her knowledge extends to so many areas and her methods are amazing. Within a visit she asked if we'd ever had Joshua tested for Scotopic sensitivity syndrome. I didn't even know what it was, but she was able to screen him and provide both a short term and long term solution that has moved our son forward like no other. If you want an amazing teacher, I can't recommend Joan enough.
We have only completed initial testing of my daughter to determine areas of focus for future tutoring sessions, but she was clear about what she could do to assist and offered suggestions for outside tools that would help, as well. I look forward to working with her again.
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I am certified by the states of Texas and New Mexico to teach students with ADD/ADHD and taught them for 28 years of my 38 years of public school teaching and 15 years of private teaching. Utilizing what works for an individual student, phonics and redirecting to task have worked well for me. I use an interactive method that requires physical and verbal interaction and utilizes all learning styles with an emphasis on fluency.
I am certified by the states of Texas and New Mexico to teach students with Autism. Out of 5 students 3 became accomplished readers. The tutoring methods were individualized according to what worked for that student. Phonics and sight word methods were used. I used an interactive Phonics method that required verbal and physical responses and utilized all learning styles with an emphasis on fluency.
The Phonics method I use is used with students with Dyslexia. I went to Florida to be trained in that method. Before schools started having Dyslexia classes I taught many students with Dyslexia using Herman method and others. My education Degrees are in Special Education and Educational Disgnostician.
I am certified in Texas and New Mexico to teach K-6 and K-9 and taught 10 years in regular education and 28 in Special Education with Reading as my emphasis. I teach an interactive method for Phonics and Reading which requires verbal and physical response and utilizes all learning styles with an emphasis on fluency.
I teach a Phonics method that is interactive and requires verbal and physical responses and utilizes all learning styles with an emphasis on fluency. My degrees are in Elementary Education with a Special Education Endorsement and a Master's Degree in Education. I have experienced 38 years teaching reading in the elementary school and 15 years Private tutoring.
After many years of trying out Phonics programs I found one that works faster and is more efficient. It is an interactive method that requires physical and verbal interaction and utilizes all learning styles with an emphasis on fluency. My joy is teaching reading and getting to see the moment when my students realize that they really can read better.
In 38 years of teaching, 28 were in Special Education and 15 years in private tutoring. I have degrees in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Special Education K-8 in Texas and K-12 in New Mexico. My Master's Degree is Educational Diagnostician. I have taught students in most of the categories in Special Education.