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Joan C.

Argyle, TX

$55/hour

All Level Reading and Special Education Tutoring

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 5/12/15
5.0 average from 103 ratings
Exactly the results I was looking for
— Cal, Flower Mound, TX on 8/24/15

$55/Hour


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Abilene Christian University
Elementary Education
Texas Tech University, Lubbock
Graduate Coursework
New Mexico State University
MEd

Education

Abilene Christian University (Elementary Education)

Texas Tech University, Lubbock (Graduate Coursework)

New Mexico State University (MEd)

About Joan

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
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Argyle, TX 76226
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Exactly the results I was looking for"

- Cal, Flower Mound, TX on 8/24/15

"Experienced, knowledgeable reading tutor that has taught many children over the years."

- Deanna, Celina, TX on 11/26/16

"Patient and fair tutor"

- Maya, Euless, TX on 10/27/15

"Much appreciated"

- Maria, Roanoke, TX on 9/28/15

"An amazing tutor who made all the difference for our son!"

- Keith, Mckinney, TX on 9/5/15

"Joan pinpointed three areas of weakness and offered specific fixes."

- Laurie, Argyle, TX on 5/30/15
English:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Phonics,
Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

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.

Autism

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.

Dyslexia

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.

Elementary (K-6th)

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.

Phonics

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.

Reading

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.

Special Needs

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.

Abilene Christian University
Elementary Education
Texas Tech University, Lubbock
Graduate Coursework
New Mexico State University
MEd

Education

Abilene Christian University (Elementary Education)

Texas Tech University, Lubbock (Graduate Coursework)

New Mexico State University (MEd)

Exactly the results I was looking for — 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! ...

— Cal, Flower Mound, TX on 8/24/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joan will travel within 40 miles of Argyle, TX 76226.