I have over 15 years combined teaching experience as a college professor, assistant dean, education coach, Washington State substitute teacher, as well as private individual and group tutoring. As a college professor, I taught a myriad of Business Classes including: Motivational Psychology, Student Life Skills, Business, English as a Second Language, Citizenship, Honor’s, and Dual Enrollment. I currently teach and tutor students in grades k-PhD in diverse Washington State’s school districts. In addition, I am an academic coach/tutor to college students attending both online and traditional universities.
My vast teaching experience gives me the knowledge to assess a student’s capabilities, link the educational tools that best suit their skills, and identify their strengths and areas of opportunity. These tools go beyond the average tutoring experience by establishing goals that strive to improve the individual’s academic knowledge, learning skills and developing a confidence that transcends beyond the academic arena.
I believe I can offer your students a unique and beneficial learning experience. I look forward to discussing with you the opportunity to work with students in your life!
I’m P.E.R.C.’s Administrator of Student Procurement. I deeply believe each student is immensely unique and brings something different and beneficial to the table. I thrive off aiding students in recognizing their own potential as learners.
My background and enthusiasm in both education and one-on- one behavioral therapy for those with special needs enable me to greatly impact student learning and development at the individual or group level. Additionally, I possess a gift for connecting quickly with students from all backgrounds to enhance their comfort level and learning experiences.
Outside of teaching and tutoring, I enjoy playing guitar and drums, writing poetry, volunteering, and running!
My name is HeatheRose and I am the Administrative Coordinator for PERC. I live in Fernandina Beach, FL with my husband, Justin and our dogs, Sebastian & Rutabaga. We have been foster parents for several years and are currently licensed for medical and therapeutic children. Although it can be difficult we find it very rewarding.
I have completed 3 years of college and am currently taking classes online including Child Psychology to help me understand the children in my care.
In my free time I enjoy ocean kayaking, riding my scooter, and going to the zoo.
I received my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Puget Sound where I majored in Religion and minored in Math. This gave me a well-rounded education with experience in mathematical reasoning, critical thinking, writing, research, and ethics. I also have a professional background in human resources and bookkeeping.
I have been tutoring for nearly 10 years, as a private contractor, with tutoring companies, and through schools. While I have tutored in math, physics, writing, and reading, from kindergarten through college, the majority of my experience has been in tutoring middle and high-school math. My tutoring philosophy is that all students can learn if given the right tools and motivations, so I strive to provide such tools. I am patient but firm, and I prefer to assist students in coming up with the answers themselves, rather than providing answers upfront. I place more emphasis on understanding concepts than on getting the right answer.
I received my Bachelors Degree in Psychology at Pacific Lutheran University, and I am currently obtaining my Masters in Social Work with a K-12 certification at the University of Washington, Tacoma (Go Huskies!). I love traveling, spending time with family and friends, and volunteering with Special Olympics.
School and learning have always been a passion of mine, and I enjoy helping others to reach their maximum potential inside and outside of the classroom. Some of my favorite subjects include: English, Math, and Science, but I am well rounded in all subjects and capable of helping your child grow academically.
I look forward to mentoring your children!
I have had the privilege of teaching students of all ages for over ten years. I have of Bachelor’s of Education with a concentration in Community Education and a Bachelor’s of Hispanic Studies with a concentration in Language Acquisition. I have taught Spanish in all grade levels as well as English Language Learners to some awesome middle schoolers. When I work with a student my goals are to help the student reach their potential through a fun and engaging environment. My teaching style is based on play and real life experiences. I have a passion for art and believe that art makes your soul come alive. I often incorporate art into my lessons. In my spare time I love to garden, roller skate with my son, and hike with my fiancée. I truly enjoy being a teacher and love to share my zest for learning with my students.
Besides being a math tutor, I am an avid reader and music fan. I spend a lot of my free time composing music on the guitar and piano. My other hobbies include rock climbing, hiking, and computer programming. Currently, my favorite authors to read are Chuck Palahniuk and Kurt Vonnegut. In addition to tutoring math, I research mathematics independently. My current fields of interest are braid theory and partial differential equations.
Hi I'm Keyon. I'm a science and math tutor as well as a fencing coach. I believe teaching is the most radical method by which the world can be changed for the better. I certainly remember the teachers and coaches I had when I was younger and the effect they had on me. My goal with P.E.R.C. is to inspire future generations to explore science and math to better themselves and the world. Each student learns in a different way and complementing the different styles of learning an individual student has teaches me as much as I could hope to teach them. I'm a teacher, a fencer, a tropical horticulturalist, an electrician, and a hobby mechanic. I like to fix things, build things, grow things, understand things.
Jaime Conner is a mom of two daughters and a son (ages 16, 15, and 5) and lives in Fernandina Beach, Florida. Jaime has a BS in Early Childhood Education and an MS in Reading and Literacy, and is a 5th grade Social Studies teacher for the Georgia Cyber Academy. Her interests include attending her children's sporting and marching band events, playing with her three guinea pigs, and watching Netflix.
Hi, my name is Haley Riker. I am a recent graduate from Western Washington University with a BS in geophysics. I love teaching kids and believe that you can learn just about anything if you find the right way to look at it! Math and science are what I enjoy teaching the most, and if I can find a fun way to do it you'd better believe I will! I am a fun, driven, high energy tutor - and I genuinely love what I do.
I graduated from The Evergreen State College with a B.A. in Communications. I
really enjoy helping others expand their knowledge and create an environment
that encourages the love of learning. I enjoy critical thinking, thinking out of the
box, and expanding one’s mind. I am currently back in college working towards a business degree. I enjoy helping my classmates with the tougher problems in math and taking time to truly understand the concepts and not just the rules. I believe if you understand why you’re doing something vs rote memorization you will retain the knowledge and be able to utilize the lesson in the real world. I want to understand where my student is coming from and guide them with patience through difficult problems. We can do it together to achieve the goal at hand.
After graduating from Arizona State University in 2014, I worked in a behavioral health agency in their school-based programs where I learned how to help students achieve their academic goals. What was most helpful was working with a multi-disciplinary team of teachers, psychologists, and behavioral specialists, which gave me multiple perspectives about what learning is and how to determine what a student needs.
In the end, what it comes down to for me is that all students have the ability to succeed, and with hard work and the right support team, there are no bounds to what they can accomplish.
I grew up right here in the Tacoma area, and I had one of my first experiences with teaching when I worked at the Grand Cinema leading youth programs on making short films. I attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an interdisciplinary focus. During that time, I had the opportunity to work in some of the largest museums in the country, working to educate everyone on our shared pasts and future.
I believe every person has the potential to be academically successful, they just have to be interested enough to care. By making teaching engaging you are able to ignite a curiosity or passion that will ultimately lead to higher achievement later in life.
Hi, my name is Jessica Louise and like to call myself a perpetual student who believes it's never too late to learn something new.
I started my career as a tutor when I was studying for my Bachelor's degree in Media Communications at the University of Washington, Bothell where I worked as a writing tutor. After I graduated, I worked as a reading and homework tutor through AmeriCorps’ Washington Reading Corp. I enjoy teaching others to find interesting ways to grasp different concepts so they can engage in the learning process.
I believe in collaborative Intelligence, knowing we all have our own unique brains and ways of learning. To be our most successful selves we have to understand how we learn and collaborate with others’ styles in mind. I am a neurodivergent student who likes to pull things apart, make a mess and learn through trial and error. I believe that there is no ‘one way’ to learn, and that the first solution is not always the best solution.
Hello there! My name is Josalyn and my journey through education has led me to obtain my Bachelors in Elementary Education from Central Washington University...Go Wildcats!
Working with kids has always been a passion of mine. I have taught preschool for two years, been a tutor at multiple elementary schools, worked with students that have learning differences and enjoy volunteering for multiple camps that grow bonding with kids and provide some education through being outdoors.
My belief is that every student has the ability to thrive when they are provided with the correct materials and resources that interest them and help learning become an inquiry-based enjoyment. Learning should be fun and engaging, leaving the student with comprehension of the topic but also asking more in-depth questions, becoming eager to learn more!
My goal for the students I tutor is for them to enjoy learning and either embrace or find their strengths and/or weaknesses to help contribute to their passion within education, leading to a brighter future.
Education is tantamount to my life. I pursue learning opportunities almost as a hobby. This is evidenced by my own academic achievements including a MA in Forensic Psychology, a Master of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Social Work, and coursework leading to a teaching license. I graduated Magna Cum Laude in all my higher-level degree programs.
My teaching certification is in the social sciences with an emphasis on U.S. History, Government, and Psychology. I have worked with learners in both formal and informal settings because I view most interactions a learning opportunity. I earned a Certificate of Excellence on the Praxis II for Social Studies content scoring in the top 15%.
Teaching, tutoring, and mentoring learners is one of my strongest skills. I apply techniques that encourage analysis of the purposeful use of the information and instill in the learner the importance of applying prior knowledge. I have worked as both a contracted and Substitute Teacher for almost 20 years and have the advantage of engaging a multitude of learning environments, modalities, and capabilities.
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