Hello! My name is Jen, and I've been a tutor for 20 years! I can tutor most subjects, and my specialty is English grammar. I enjoy teaching reading, writing, ESL, and phonics. I am comfortable with any age - preschool through adult - and I am currently offering online sessions!
The biggest reward for me is seeing the lightbulb go on after we've been working on a concept for some time! Skills can be taught and practiced, but patience is essential for the brain to be ready for reading.
Jen’s love the for language and learning is contagious.
My first session is always free, and I take the time to have a conversation with a new student (and parent if applicable) during this time. I learn what their goals are and any previous methods they may have used. We work together to develop a flexible plan.
My style is generally simple. While it's important to keep younger students engaged with games and shorter sessions, I want the student (or mom or dad) to be able to easily replicate at home anything we've worked on. I prefer to use simple methods to work toward your goals rather than fancy, colorful busy-work.
I've homeschooled my own kids since they were born; I've graduated one and am about to graduate another. I've also tutored other students in several capacities throughout the years. I am comfortable teaching most subjects, but my passion remains the English language, from first learning to read, to proofreading college essays! I also love teaching music, especially the flute.
I am happy to offer an evaluation session for free. I find most classes are successful as one-hour increments. Younger children gain more from frequent, half-hour sessions. I charge $40 per hour or $20 per half-hour. If you're looking for a simple proofread on your paper, I charge by the length of the paper and the level of writing (high school vs college, etc.)