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JoAyna

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I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. After a few years of working Admissions for the Art Institute of Las Vegas, I decided to work on the education side. I took graduate courses at Sierra Nevada College to get licensed in teaching K-8. I taught 5th grade for seven years. Four of those years, I exclusively taught mathematics, and one year I focused entirely on writing. I resigned from the school district three years ago, but continue to tutor in math, grammar and writing. Although I am experienced and well educated to teach all elementary subjects, my passion is mathematics.
My tutoring philosophy is that all students learn differently. My role as an educator is to find their learning styles through assessment and observation. Once I understand how the student is going to retain that information, I use that to approach the problems. Learning involves engagement and interaction. People learn what is important to them, and I try to show how each problem is meaningful.

JoAyna’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Nevada-Las Vegas - Bachelors, Psychology

Hobbies

Outside of academia, I truly enjoyed running and hiking. Unfortunately I took my son indoor rock climbing about nine months ago and broke my ankle severely, so running has not been an option (and personally I’m scared to hike right now). I have replaced those physical activities with charcoal drawing, but I am very far from being good at it. I am currently being certified as a dog trainer, so I do love dogs.

Tutoring Subjects

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

Math

Middle School Math

Middle School Writing

Pre-Algebra

Writing