Club Z! Tutoring Of Chattanooga
My name is Victoria Jones and I have been a high school Biology teacher for 20 years. I have a strong educational background, with a BS in Biology, a MAEd in secondary education, and an MEd in school administration. Throughout my career, I have been dedicated to providing students with a high-quality education, and I am passionate about helping them succeed.
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Once we've paired a student with the most compatible tutor, the tutor will reach out to the family to establish the most effect schedule. During the first session, the tutor will assess the student's strengths and struggles with the topic that is being tutored. The Area Director of Club Z! will reach out to the student's classroom teacher, with parent's permission, to gain more insight into the issues the student is having in class. Once this assessment is established, the tutor will design a course of action that is individualized for that particular student using the curriculum and assignments from the student's class.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
With over 20 years of experience teaching high school biology and other sciences, I have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of education. I hold a BS in Biology, an MAEd in School Administration, and an MEd in Secondary Education, giving me a strong foundation in both the subject matter and the best practices for teaching. Throughout my career, I have been committed to engaging and inspiring my students to develop a love of science and a desire to learn more about the world around them.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Yes. $49/hour for students K-5, $55/hour for students 6-12. $65/hour for students in Test Prep (ACT/SAT).
How did you get started teaching?
My education career began with a passion for science. My undergrad degree in is Biology and it was this love for science that led me to share my love for this topic with my students.
What types of students have you worked with?
I was in public's education for 20 years, teaching in 5 different settings from rural schools as well as urban. My students were from all walks of life and abilities ranging from the gifted to severely leaning disabled and everything in between. I have found that, without a doubt, every single student was capable of learning, no matter the challenge. I have also found that the path to learning is different for every single student, regardless of abilities.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
During my last year in the classroom, I had a student who had been in foster care for the last 10 years. She experienced a sudden change in Forster placement that meant she could no longer attend our school for the second half of her senior year. My co-workers and I were able to rally around this student and provide housing and resources so that she could come back to the school she had attended for 3 years in which she was thriving before the switch. She graduated from our school with her friends and was able to get into a post-secondary school to and continue her journey to becoming a healthy, independent adult.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
The best advice I would give a student looking to hire a science tutor is to ask questions. Humans learn best in small group or one-on-one setting in which teacher and student can have open dialogue about the topic that is being discussed. It is that back and forth that allows the teacher to understand where the student is in their learning and that also allows the student to explore the aspects of that topic that they may still find confusing. Asking questions is the fastest and most natural way that anyone learns a new topic.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
The most important question that students should think through before they talk to teachers about their needs is "Have I done everything that I could possibly do to be successful in this class?" Has the student paid attention in class? Has the student attempted the reinforcing assignments or activities? Has the student asked for help in class? Often, my experience with struggling students suggests that student learning and achievement are best accomplished with a team effort. Teachers, students, parents and administrators all have to play their parts in order for students to thrive academically.