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I'm an advocate for extra large balloons, exploring new beach towns, and over-organization. I work full time as a Client Relations Specialist in L.A. but I'm originally from the Washington, D.C. area. I studied for my B.A. at the University of Maryland, College Park and received my M.S. at the University of Southern California. I'm looking forward to an opportunity to serve and help you/your child grow.

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Joy’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Maryland-College Park - Bachelors, English and Communications

Graduate Degree: University of Southern California - Masters, Journalism


I enjoy a cold glass of green tea, exploring beaches, photography and boxing!

Tutoring Subjects

American Literature

College English

College Level American Literature

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing


English Grammar and Syntax


Essay Editing

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing


Public Speaking


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe in instilling a passion for constant growth. I'm a teacher that asks questions, listens and even learns from my students! I believe that every person has the aptitude for more motivation and constant improvement. I hold high expectations, and thus have reaped high rewards with my students. I clearly state learning and behavioral expectations for my sessions, and I follow through in upholding these standards. I believe in teaching students with integrity, and in providing an open/honest, student-centered learning environment. I make sure that your child knows that they are worthy. Also, I work hard to create an environment that celebrates progress.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

I am personable by nature and professional with my clientele; this includes parents and students. I enjoy building trust with my clients and creating a safe space for students to respect my teaching style. In a first session, I would introduce myself and want to get to know my student and their learning patterns and behaviors. I would inquire about learning disabilities and/or struggles, and map out a timeline for growth and success/ areas we could work towards for improvement.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

When a student wrestles with anything, I am a strong believer that facing issues/problems head-on allows for ease in practicing whatever concentration. Once a student is more comfortable with practicing the particular area of need, they won't fear the failure and fear the concentration but rather allow themselves to put forth more effort into creating solutions for success.

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