Joan V.

Kanawha Falls, WV

$60/hr

Caring and Effective English and Reading Tutor and Career Counselor

In-person lessons

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Pace University
Teachers College, Columbia University
MEd
Marshall University Graduate College
Enrolled

Education

Pace University

Teachers College, Columbia University (MEd)

Marshall University Graduate College (Enrolled)

About Joan

I'm a native New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn, and transplanted to southern WV in 2006 for a great job at WVU Tech as Director of their Student Support Services program. Before moving to WV, I earned my Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Pace University and my Master's in Psychological Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University, all in NYC. After completing my Master's, I worked for Pace University as a Career Counselor for 11 years, and then at Iona College for 3 1/2 years, also as a Career Counselor where I provided counseling and career assessment using the Strong Interest Inventory.

Upon moving to WV in 2006, I worked at WVU Tech, providing study skills support services and career counseling for students in their Student Support Services/TRIO program.

I left Tech in 2009 in order to work part-time as a Learning Skills Specialist at Marshall University's School of Medicine. At that time, I needed more flexibility in my schedule so I could travel to NYC to care for my mother. I provided individual and small group tutoring sessions on study skills and developed plans for improvement. I also administered and interpreted The Learning & Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) to all first year students.

I resigned Marshall University in October of 2012 to relocate home to Brooklyn to care for my mother. After a few years there, I've returned to WV to complete my doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration at Marshall University. I am currently writing my doctoral dissertation. I've recently taught English and Research Skills at a local college, and would welcome the chance to tutor writing, grammar, and the fundamentals of English.

I've recently taught English and Research Skills at a local college, and would welcome the chance to tutor writing, grammar, and the fundamentals of English. I also am available to provide individual and/or small-group career counseling and study strategies for success. Thank you.
I'm a native New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn, and transplanted to southern WV in 2006 for a great job at WVU Tech as Director of their Student Support Services program. Before moving to WV, I earned my Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Pace University and my Master's in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Kanawha Falls, WV 25115
In-person lessons
English:
ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development,
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading, Career Development,
College Counseling
Corporate Training:
Career Development,
College Counseling,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Career Development

Based on my Master's degree in Psychological Counseling with a specialty of Career Development, and my 25 years of experience providing career counseling to students in various colleges and universities in NYC and WV, I believe I'm qualified to provide tutoring in courses such as "Assessing Career Development" and "Career Exploration". I also can provide individual and small-group career counseling, either in-person or online.

College Counseling

Since 1990, I've worked in public and private colleges and universities in NYC and WV as a counselor and academic advisor. During that time, I directed Student Support Services programs at both Iona College in NYC and then at WVU Tech, where I provided individual and small-group sessions on improving study skills. I also administered and interpreted The Learning & Study Strategies Inventory for students, and worked with them individually to develop action plans for improvement. I've also taught a "Strategies for Academic Success" course to international students at Marshall University.

Pace University
Teachers College, Columbia University
MEd
Marshall University Graduate College
Enrolled

Education

Pace University

Teachers College, Columbia University (MEd)

Marshall University Graduate College (Enrolled)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joan will travel within 40 miles of Kanawha Falls, WV 25115.

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