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I grew up in Rocky River, Ohio. I received my Bachelors degree from Kent State University. My major is English, but I also concentrated on Romance Languages and Music. After graduation from Kent State, I completed Masters level coursework in Education and Literature. I also lived in Italy for two years where I studied Piano Performance, Music Theory, and Italian at the Conservatory of Naples. I have taught and tutored students of many ages and backgrounds. I am an adjunct faculty member at a few local career colleges where I teach English Composition, Public Speaking, Business Writing, and Computer Applications. I also teach Piano and Music Theory privately. I have also worked with students in vocational rehabilitation where I concentrated on employment training. I am passionate about teaching and am rewarded by my students' success. I dedicate a lot of time to get to know my students, understand their learning styles, and address any barriers to learning. I work hard to assure my students understand the material very well. At the same time, I work with my students on study skills, so they will continue to be successful learners. I also share my passion for academics to inspire my students to become life-long learners. In my spare time I pursue my hobbies of music composition and creative writing, and most of all, I spend a great deal of time out in nature--hiking, climbing, and walking. I also love gardening!

Joe’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Kent State University - Bachelor in Arts, English


Music, creative writing, hiking, gardening

Tutoring Subjects

College English

College Essays

Conversational French

Conversational Italian

Creative Writing

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Science

Elementary School Writing


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

Fiction Writing


French 1

French 2

French 3

High School English

High School Writing




Middle School Writing


Music Theory


Public Speaking


Technical Writing

Technology and Computer Science