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Joan C.

All Level Reading and Special Education Tutoring

All Level Reading and Special Education Tutoring

$55/hour

  • 853 hours tutoring

About Joan


Bio

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...

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.


Education

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

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $55
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Bridgeport, TX 76426
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/12/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Joan hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

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,

Phonics

I teach a Phonics method that is interactive, utilizes all learning styles, and works faster than other methods. My degrees are in Elementary Education with a Special Education Endorsement and a Master's Degree in Education. I have taught reading 38 years in elementary school and 15 years in private tutoring.
Reading

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 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. I work with homeschooled students in the mornings.

English

Reading

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 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. I work with homeschooled students in the mornings.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Reading

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 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. I work with homeschooled students in the mornings.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Reading

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 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. I work with homeschooled students in the mornings.

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I am certified to teach students with ADD/ADHD and taught them for 25 years of my 38 years of public school teaching and 15 years of tutoring. Teaching phonics and re-directing students has worked for me. I have developed patience and persist until I find what works for the student. I work with homeschooled students in the mornings.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I am certified to teach students with Autism. The tutoring methods I use are individualized according to what works for that student. Phonics and sight word methods are used. The phonics method I use is interactive, teaches to all learning styles, and works faster. The sight word method I use is also unique and works. In the mornings I work with homeschooled students.
Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

I am certified to teach students with Dyslexia. The tutoring methods I use are individualized according to what works for that student. Phonics and sight word methods are used. The phonics method I use is interactive, teaches to all learning styles, and works. The sight word method is also unique. I work with homeschooled students in the mornings.
Phonics,

Phonics

I teach a Phonics method that is interactive, utilizes all learning styles, and works faster than other methods. My degrees are in Elementary Education with a Special Education Endorsement and a Master's Degree in Education. I have taught reading 38 years in elementary school and 15 years in private tutoring.
Special Needs

Special Needs

I have tutored in reading for 15 years. In Special Education the reading method I use worked well with my students. I was recognized by the state of New Mexico for results in reading and most of my students gained two years growth in one year of teaching. Gains are much faster one on one. I work with homeschooled students in the mornings.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Reading

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 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. I work with homeschooled students in the mornings.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Phonics and Stimulus

Did great job using various forms of stimulus to work through syllables and phonics. Also introduced new reading material for continued training.

Michael, 2 lessons with Joan

Thorough Evaluation

Detailed evaluation with plan to achieve the desired results. We will have tutoring sessions every Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm to 7pm.

Michael, 2 lessons with Joan

Loving her!

My husband said he absolutely loves how she teaches and we are looking forward to more lessons. My daughter also looks forward to each lesson.

Ashley, 38 lessons with Joan

Extremely knowledgeable and amazing teacher

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!

Danette, 58 lessons with Joan

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

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.

Deanna, 34 lessons with Joan

Patient and fair tutor

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!

Maya, 13 lessons with Joan

Much appreciated

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!

Maria, 85 lessons with Joan

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

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.

Keith, 41 lessons with Joan

Joan pinpointed three areas of weakness and offered specific fixes.

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.

Laurie, 20 lessons with Joan
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$55/hour

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