Janell is excited to be part of the Beach Cities Tutoring team! She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Social Behavior with a minor in Education from UC, Irvine. After receiving her BA, she earned her Combined Masters and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Program from Cal State, Fullerton. Janell has 9 years of prior experience working with diverse groups of children as a recreational leader, tutor, instructional aide for special need students, preschool teacher, and elementary school teacher. She feels very blessed to have the opportunity to tutor students again. Janell was curriculum chair of the English Language Arts Department and has taught junior high (6th-8th grade) and fourth grade. She received training in Eureka Math, Collaborative Literacy, Onward Readers, Restorative Justice practices, and Tribes. She wants use her unique skill set to challenge students’ critical thinking process as well as their academic skills. It is important to Janell to provide her students with the encouragement and support they need not only to succeed in school, but in their life as well.
Middle school tutoring
Homeschooling and isolation can present many challenges to children and teens. In addition to struggling with academics, it is important to also pay attention to your child’s mental health. Online or private tutoring can help provide students with a mentor that they can bond with and get extra one on one help to lessen the frustration of learning completely independently. In addition, tutors can help improve a student’s self esteem who may be struggling with online learning.
Beach Cities Tutoring also have credentialed and other experienced professionals that know how to work with students with special needs. If your child has an IEP, we can work to provide the necessary accommodations. Tutors can break down the material and give students additional tools to problem solve. They can also monitor student progress and bring additional resources if needed.
Making sure your child includes some exercise and possibly yoga/meditation during the homeschool day is important to prevent depression. Writing in a journal is another great way for students to get out their feelings of anxiety during this challenging time. Additionally, instrumental music is another way to engage and motivate students who are used to a nosier environment and are suddenly stuck during their work in silence. If your child seems to be struggling with anxiety or depression, there are online support groups for children and teens. It is best to familiarize yourself with the signs that depression does not further progress.