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Joyce O.

Yorktown, VA

$65/hour

Former High School and Elementary Principal for English Tutoring

In-person lessons

$65/Hour


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Freed-Hardeman University
English Public Speak

Education

Freed-Hardeman University (English Public Speak)

About Joyce

I have worked with students for 22 years. My experience ranges from 5K to Seniors. My first teaching experience was teaching 5K. I loved it and loved to see those little ones learn to read at such an early age. After 5 years of teaching 5K, I moved to the other end of the spectrum and taught juniors and seniors college-level writing. I had very high standards for my students and, as I've always seen them do, they rose to the standards. Many times after graduating and attending college, I would have my students return and tell me that they had tested out of freshman-level English due to my class. I actually saved their parents money!! I feel I know the subject well and I have a wonderful time relating to those that I tutor. I have always had a great relationship with my students and I feel great satisfaction in filling the gap for them.

When tutoring, I take the time to see where the student is having the most problems and tackle it head-on. I model the information for them, have them attempt it, and see where the problems are. We then work together to determine the correct approach to the concept that is causing the student the most trouble. I not only have the student do that particular "problem area," but I give the student more of the same to assure myself and them that they understand how to proceed. I will never move forward if I don't feel that they understand what is before them.

I love to help those who are struggling because I have found that they struggle for only a little while and then they are free to fly alone!
I have worked with students for 22 years. My experience ranges from 5K to Seniors. My first teaching experience was teaching 5K. I loved it and loved to see those little ones learn to read at such an early age. After 5 years of teaching 5K, I moved to the other end of the spectrum and taught juniors and seniors college-level writing. I had very Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Yorktown, VA 23693
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies,
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Bible Studies

I was raised in a Christian home, studying the Bible my whole life. I have taught and worked in a Christian school for 18 years. The Bible is a part of our daily life and I feel that I would have no problem tutoring someone in it.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have just completed my last educational job as a Principal of an elementary school. Daily I visited classes and observed students learning. I was very familiar with our curriculum and with the methods the teachers used to teach the concepts. I feel very comfortable with tutoring those in elementary school. I know of no subject in the elementary curriculum that I could not tutor others in.

Phonics

I taught the Lippincott Curriculum for five years to five-year olds. During those years, I completely taught phonics, special sounds, blends, etc. By the end of their 5K class, the students were reading. I feel very comfortable that I would have no problem tutoring phonics.

Public Speaking

I have a double major in English and Public Speaking. In my years as Principal of both a high school and an elementary school, there were countless times when I had to address large audiences. At one graduation ceremony, there were over 700 people in attendance and I felt very comfortable doing so. I know the effective ways of addressing audiences, methods for creating enthusiasm, and the overall best means for making a public speaking engagement most effective.

Study Skills

I worked as Director of Guidance for six years during my educational experience. During that time, I counseled students who were struggling academically on the most effective ways to study and helped them implement techniques to assure that their academics improved. I felt that I was very successful with this and I feel I could help others from what I learned during this process.

Freed-Hardeman University
English Public Speak

Education

Freed-Hardeman University (English Public Speak)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joyce will travel within 5 miles of Yorktown, VA 23693.