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Qualifications & Experience

Education has always been a big part of my life. In grade school, my teachers would often ask me to work with other students in class who needed assistance with the current lesson. This gift of being able to help others resonated with me and I realized very quickly that everyone does not learn in the same way. In high school, I volunteered with students with special needs and discovered there are many ways to communicate and teach. At San Jose Staté University, I worked as a Student Assistant for the Disability Resource Center and learned how to use students’ strengths to improve areas that were more challenging. While working on my Master of Fine Arts Degree at the University of Central Florida, I worked at the Institute of Reading Development teaching advanced reading skills to students from Kindergarten to professional adults. After completing my graduate degree, I worked as the Director of the Theatre Department for STAR Education creating specialized curriculum for afterschool enrichment programs in 3 school districts, managing teachers, and teaching students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. My immense and diverse teaching experience has shown me that the most important skill a student can learn is to believe that she/he can do it. Self-confidence is the greatest support to learning and I believe in encouraging my students to know they have what it takes to succeed. As a tutor, I aim to support, motivate, and instill a sense of responsibility in my students. I believe in advocating for students and, more importantly, empowering them to advocate for themselves. I like working with students and families to make learning manageable and enjoyable. Studying is a very specific skill and I give my students the organization tools they need to understand how to study efficiently and effectively.



University of Central Florida

Musical Theatre


San Jose State University

Creative Arts



Algebra 1 Algebra 2 Elementary Math Geometry Prealgebra

Test Preparation

ACT Writing ACT Math ACT Reading ACT Science College Counseling GED GRE ISEE PSAT SAT Math SAT Reading SAT Writing SSAT TOEFL


ACT Writing ACT Math ACT Reading ACT Science


SAT Math SAT Reading SAT Writing


English (K-8) High School Level English College Level English ESL/ESOL Essay Writing Grammar Literature Reading & Comprehension Phonics Proofreading Study Skills Vocabulary


ESL/ESOL Public Speaking Reading


Biology Life Sciences


Public Speaking Career Development Project Management

Social Studies

U.S. History Social History of Art World History


ADD/ADHD Life Coach Social Coach







Josephine ’s Rating



Julia A.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

Josephine is a remarkable person and a very patient and encouraging mentor/tutor. In very little time she helped me to distill the major themes and ideas I most wanted to get across in my writing. Throughout this process she remained positive and affirming, allowing my creative process to flourish. She is a real joy to work with and a helpful guide when you need it most. I highly recommend her!

a year ago

Emily E.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

I have been coaching with Josephine for my acting auditions for the past couple of years. Her natural instincts and knowledge of "the craft" helps me to further analyze scripts and most importantly delve deeper into the discovery of the character(s) I'm playing. Josephine's technique allows for an open dialogue and a safe, fun and comfortable arena to play. For an actor, this is so important. I have greatly benefited from her coaching and so has my resume! I am so grateful to her and would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for get an edge on their auditions and book the job!

a year ago

Christina O.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

Josephine is an awesome English teacher. She has great qualities of teaching. She is patient, fun and she can work with all different levels. I especially love that she has been helping me to speak English with confidence in public. I really appreciate her!

a year ago

Matthew N.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

I cannot express how amazing Josephine is! I have worked with Josephine numerous times and every time, she is patient, kind, respectful and knowledgeable. What I love most about working with her, is it always is a collaboration; she will offer insights to help make the finished product as good as it can be. She's an amazing person to have in your corner!

a year ago