Joan M.|Titusville, FL
10 yrs exp
73 yrs old
Caring, Experienced, Successful, Elementary English And Reading Tutor
All my life I wanted to teach. When I was little, I used to play a board game called "Go to the Head of the Class" with the other neighborhood kids.
I have been teaching and tutoring for the last 30 years. I am also a certified IOWA tester. Most of my experience has been one-on one. I have great patience and the ability to know exactly what a student is asking and explain it in a way that the student will understand. I successfully raised a 2nd grader to 6th grade reading ability.
During my last tutoring assignment, I raised a student's math ability from 3rd grade to over fifth grade in 4 months. Proof of this is provided by her IOWA test results. Of course, we worked about 20 hours a week, but she was 14 and had been home-tutored by someone who was evidently not qualified or able to explain things well enough for the student to learn. When I started, she couldn't add, subtract, multiply, or divide even whole numbers. Now she can do the four operations on fractions, mixed numbers, decimals, geometry, and she greatly improved her spelling and proofreading skills. Care, concern, ability, understanding, patience and success are the qualities I can bring to you.