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Joyce L.

A Gift for Teaching

A Gift for Teaching

$24/hour

  • 2,463 hours tutoring

  • Lakewood, WA 98498

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About Joyce


Bio

Hello students. Will be taking new students after April 24, 2017. I enjoy meeting new students of all ages who want to succeed. I teach High School Chemistry, Math for ages 5-adult and have helped students with Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, ADHD, Asperger's, etc. I provide Home School support and assessments and support for many kinds of Learning Disabilities.

I have been involved in teaching and tutoring for more than 30 years, have an AA in Math, BS, MS in Educational...

Hello students. Will be taking new students after April 24, 2017. I enjoy meeting new students of all ages who want to succeed. I teach High School Chemistry, Math for ages 5-adult and have helped students with Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, ADHD, Asperger's, etc. I provide Home School support and assessments and support for many kinds of Learning Disabilities.

I have been involved in teaching and tutoring for more than 30 years, have an AA in Math, BS, MS in Educational Psychology, and a Learning Disabilities Credential. I write documentations/recommendations/accommodations for students with Learning Disabilities. I look forward to meeting you, determining what you may need to find success and participating in that process in any way I can. I have after school hours available at my home office in Lakewood, WA. Some have said I have "A Gift for Teaching" so come and see if you agree.


Education

Ambassador University (Pasadena, CA)
Psychology
Cal State, LA
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $24
  • Rate details: If assessment and lesson preparation time is required to meet student needs, tutor's hours will be charged at same rates, as per student agreements signed at lessons.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 0 miles of Lakewood, WA 98498
  • Lesson cancellation: 16 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/11/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

GRE

The GRE test often seems daunting to students in college; however, when students become familiar with the format changes and learn to manage the extra level of complexity, they often find that the math tasks themselves are within their capabilities. Good preparation requires strong math skills, preparation with the specific formats and practice using time management skills.

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been tutoring Elementary students for over 20 years. I can work with students who are learning basics of math, reading and writing, as well as students who struggle to master those basic skills. I give assistance to students with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia, as well as work with students with difficulty paying attention. Recommended methods use multisensory methods- especially hands-on and interactive support.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have assisted students in the Elementary age group with Math skills from Grades 1-8. Topics include regrouping for addition and subtraction, strategies for times tables and fractions, understanding decimals, percentiles, elementary statistics and geometry, and pre-algebra. I can also assist advanced students with high school type math topics.
Reading

Reading

Reading support comes in many forms: sometimes students haven't made the basic sound-symbol associations needed to read; other times, they need to learn basic sight words or build fluency based on well learned patterns. Still other time, grammar patterns and changes are difficult. Lastly, reading comprehension skills and vocabulary skills play a big part in successfully navigating the reading tasks. I have worked with new learners, students with dyslexic patterns and advanced students in reading skills.

English

Reading

Reading

Reading support comes in many forms: sometimes students haven't made the basic sound-symbol associations needed to read; other times, they need to learn basic sight words or build fluency based on well learned patterns. Still other time, grammar patterns and changes are difficult. Lastly, reading comprehension skills and vocabulary skills play a big part in successfully navigating the reading tasks. I have worked with new learners, students with dyslexic patterns and advanced students in reading skills.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra skills include understanding how signed numbers work in equations, what graphs look like,and how to factor polynomials. Each of these key concepts are foundational to variations seen in Algebra I; they also provide the background for advancement into higher levels of Algebra and beyond. I have different materials for different types of learners, and working with a tutor helps erase any fear of algebra that may come with this new territory.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra 2 for more than 10 years to small groups of students. They usually find that they are well prepared for the college entry tests, and are able to retain their algebra skills well. Often college students need a review in order to pass this level of math, and I have materials (college work texts) available to support this process.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I teach home school Chemistry and have tutored Chemistry for more than 10 years. Students usually have high success rates when we work together, and have found this great preparation for College Chemistry
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been tutoring Elementary students for over 20 years. I can work with students who are learning basics of math, reading and writing, as well as students who struggle to master those basic skills. I give assistance to students with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia, as well as work with students with difficulty paying attention. Recommended methods use multisensory methods- especially hands-on and interactive support.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is best taught working from hands on examples to generalizations. Knowing basic Algebra is a plus. Use the Pythagorean theorem and the coordinate plane to understand why the Geometric theorems work.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra skills begin with review of all prior skills and recognizing how these patterns work with variables. Success in this area leads to success in Algebra class. I can share visual versions of concepts that may initially seem difficult for students, and give them the confidence to approach the world of "numbers and letters" with confidence.
Reading,

Reading

Reading support comes in many forms: sometimes students haven't made the basic sound-symbol associations needed to read; other times, they need to learn basic sight words or build fluency based on well learned patterns. Still other time, grammar patterns and changes are difficult. Lastly, reading comprehension skills and vocabulary skills play a big part in successfully navigating the reading tasks. I have worked with new learners, students with dyslexic patterns and advanced students in reading skills.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have taught SAT prep classes for several years, and find that the SAT challenges students to use several types of Math knowledge in new and innovative ways. Familiarity with different test formats comes from a thorough academic preparation as well as practice with this test format. Students who are taught to "think" like SAT test creators are most successful on this test.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra skills include understanding how signed numbers work in equations, what graphs look like,and how to factor polynomials. Each of these key concepts are foundational to variations seen in Algebra I; they also provide the background for advancement into higher levels of Algebra and beyond. I have different materials for different types of learners, and working with a tutor helps erase any fear of algebra that may come with this new territory.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra 2 for more than 10 years to small groups of students. They usually find that they are well prepared for the college entry tests, and are able to retain their algebra skills well. Often college students need a review in order to pass this level of math, and I have materials (college work texts) available to support this process.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is best taught working from hands on examples to generalizations. Knowing basic Algebra is a plus. Use the Pythagorean theorem and the coordinate plane to understand why the Geometric theorems work.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra skills begin with review of all prior skills and recognizing how these patterns work with variables. Success in this area leads to success in Algebra class. I can share visual versions of concepts that may initially seem difficult for students, and give them the confidence to approach the world of "numbers and letters" with confidence.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have taught SAT prep classes for several years, and find that the SAT challenges students to use several types of Math knowledge in new and innovative ways. Familiarity with different test formats comes from a thorough academic preparation as well as practice with this test format. Students who are taught to "think" like SAT test creators are most successful on this test.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra skills include understanding how signed numbers work in equations, what graphs look like,and how to factor polynomials. Each of these key concepts are foundational to variations seen in Algebra I; they also provide the background for advancement into higher levels of Algebra and beyond. I have different materials for different types of learners, and working with a tutor helps erase any fear of algebra that may come with this new territory.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra 2 for more than 10 years to small groups of students. They usually find that they are well prepared for the college entry tests, and are able to retain their algebra skills well. Often college students need a review in order to pass this level of math, and I have materials (college work texts) available to support this process.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I teach home school Chemistry and have tutored Chemistry for more than 10 years. Students usually have high success rates when we work together, and have found this great preparation for College Chemistry
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been tutoring Elementary students for over 20 years. I can work with students who are learning basics of math, reading and writing, as well as students who struggle to master those basic skills. I give assistance to students with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia, as well as work with students with difficulty paying attention. Recommended methods use multisensory methods- especially hands-on and interactive support.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is best taught working from hands on examples to generalizations. Knowing basic Algebra is a plus. Use the Pythagorean theorem and the coordinate plane to understand why the Geometric theorems work.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra skills begin with review of all prior skills and recognizing how these patterns work with variables. Success in this area leads to success in Algebra class. I can share visual versions of concepts that may initially seem difficult for students, and give them the confidence to approach the world of "numbers and letters" with confidence.
Reading

Reading

Reading support comes in many forms: sometimes students haven't made the basic sound-symbol associations needed to read; other times, they need to learn basic sight words or build fluency based on well learned patterns. Still other time, grammar patterns and changes are difficult. Lastly, reading comprehension skills and vocabulary skills play a big part in successfully navigating the reading tasks. I have worked with new learners, students with dyslexic patterns and advanced students in reading skills.

Science

Chemistry

Chemistry

I teach home school Chemistry and have tutored Chemistry for more than 10 years. Students usually have high success rates when we work together, and have found this great preparation for College Chemistry

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra skills include understanding how signed numbers work in equations, what graphs look like,and how to factor polynomials. Each of these key concepts are foundational to variations seen in Algebra I; they also provide the background for advancement into higher levels of Algebra and beyond. I have different materials for different types of learners, and working with a tutor helps erase any fear of algebra that may come with this new territory.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra 2 for more than 10 years to small groups of students. They usually find that they are well prepared for the college entry tests, and are able to retain their algebra skills well. Often college students need a review in order to pass this level of math, and I have materials (college work texts) available to support this process.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I teach home school Chemistry and have tutored Chemistry for more than 10 years. Students usually have high success rates when we work together, and have found this great preparation for College Chemistry
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been tutoring Elementary students for over 20 years. I can work with students who are learning basics of math, reading and writing, as well as students who struggle to master those basic skills. I give assistance to students with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia, as well as work with students with difficulty paying attention. Recommended methods use multisensory methods- especially hands-on and interactive support.
GED,

GED

Individuals who have learned general information about Science and History, who have mastered math concepts (with and without a calculator) and those who can use reading comprehension skills are good candidates for the GED. After working with the students taking this test, I have a renewed appreciation for the effort needed and knowledge and skills it assesses.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is best taught working from hands on examples to generalizations. Knowing basic Algebra is a plus. Use the Pythagorean theorem and the coordinate plane to understand why the Geometric theorems work.
Reading,

Reading

Reading support comes in many forms: sometimes students haven't made the basic sound-symbol associations needed to read; other times, they need to learn basic sight words or build fluency based on well learned patterns. Still other time, grammar patterns and changes are difficult. Lastly, reading comprehension skills and vocabulary skills play a big part in successfully navigating the reading tasks. I have worked with new learners, students with dyslexic patterns and advanced students in reading skills.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have taught SAT prep classes for several years, and find that the SAT challenges students to use several types of Math knowledge in new and innovative ways. Familiarity with different test formats comes from a thorough academic preparation as well as practice with this test format. Students who are taught to "think" like SAT test creators are most successful on this test.

Test Preparation

GED,

GED

Individuals who have learned general information about Science and History, who have mastered math concepts (with and without a calculator) and those who can use reading comprehension skills are good candidates for the GED. After working with the students taking this test, I have a renewed appreciation for the effort needed and knowledge and skills it assesses.
GRE,

GRE

The GRE test often seems daunting to students in college; however, when students become familiar with the format changes and learn to manage the extra level of complexity, they often find that the math tasks themselves are within their capabilities. Good preparation requires strong math skills, preparation with the specific formats and practice using time management skills.
PSAT,

PSAT

Students benefit from taking the PSAT to help them understand test formats for SAT. It is also valuable tool for advanced students who seek scholarships and academic recognition. One of my students received a full scholarship based on his PSAT scores.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have taught SAT prep classes for several years, and find that the SAT challenges students to use several types of Math knowledge in new and innovative ways. Familiarity with different test formats comes from a thorough academic preparation as well as practice with this test format. Students who are taught to "think" like SAT test creators are most successful on this test.

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Amazing tutor!!!

My son went to a private school from pre-k to 3rd grade. He was always slightly behind his classmates in reading. We finally decided to transfer him to public school to see if they could help. After his fall and winter MAP testing, we found out he was not at grade level. We couldn't understand why. At home he seemed to read and comprehend fine. Within the first 10 mins of sitting with Joyce, she picked up that he has sensory processing disorder and shared ways for me to help him. She knew what kind of learner he was and was able to describe how some of his behavior is. She is amazing!

Maricel, 3 lessons with Joyce

Excellent teacher.

Ms. Joyce is an excellent teacher. I have no doubt I will make great use of time. She has a talent for teaching and is very patient as well as knowledgeable. I get a lot from the tutoring sessions.

Fabricio, 6 lessons with Joyce

Wonderful

Joyce L. is perfect tutor for my son. She is helping with the workload at the High School levels. We are looking forward to working with her on a weekly basis!

Yeojin, 64 lessons with Joyce

Patient and knowledgeable tutor

Helped with finals, and my son seemed to work motive in class drastically due to Joyce's lessons and the time she gave up. Thank you Joyce for the effort you put in to have my son improve.

Ghadah, 16 lessons with Joyce

Patient, Kind and Knowledgeable

She is great with our daughter. Joyce teaches to various types of learners. Our daughter is a visual learner and Joyce picked up on that right away. Looking forward to many more sessions with her and help she can provide for my child.

Rosalinda, 12 lessons with Joyce

Awesome tutor

I have a better understanding of what is being taught in my geometry class, thanks to Ms. Joyce. I have a great time studying with her and practicing problems.

Shekinah, 4 lessons with Joyce

Warm and friendly first lesson

This was the first day, but she was warm and friendly. My son was comfortable with her, and she was knowledgeable with the area of math he is currently working. So, again, this was the first day.

Carol, 1 lesson with Joyce

Patient and caring tutor

Joyce is very caring and has given good recommendations for my daughter and her school. I think she will be very helpful in the future.

Rachel , 4 lessons with Joyce

Great math tutor and a gentle and kind person.

Joyce has been a great help for my daughter. Last year, after a few weeks my daughter was struggling in math, Joyce help her to pass from C's and one D to B's and A's.

Yorleny, 55 lessons with Joyce

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Joyce L.

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