tutoring | Group classes | consulting

I’m a credentialed teacher, but I learned more from educating my own five very different children than I ever did in my classes! Each child learns differently from pre-school through high school, depending on their strengths and weaknesses and their unique developmental timetable. As a tutor, I’m passionate about encouraging curiosity, praising strengths and patiently finding pathways for success in the areas that are challenging. For information about tutoring or small group classes, please click the blue box below.


Tutoring | $60/hr

I do one-to-one tutoring at my home in Walnut Creek, CA in Mathematics through Algebra I. I’m known for making math approachable and doable to even the most math-phobic of students.

Class offerings for 2019-2020 School Year

Medieval History through Literature - Grades 6-8 - Using literature, texts, maps, and a timeline from Beautiful Feet Books, this year-long class takes us through the Medieval period and will include reading, discussion, writing and art. Class meets once per week on Thursdays 1-2:30pm in Walnut Creek. $100/month or $400/ 16 week semester.

Algebra Prep School - Year-long Classes - Using Saxon Math curriculum, this small group class meets in person for 1-1/2 hours on Tuesdays in Walnut Creek and includes lecture and practice on the content of 4-5 upcoming lessons which students will complete before the next class session, followed by an online Q&A session on Fridays. An official Saxon Math placement test will be used to determine which level is appropriate. 10 students max. $240/ 8-week session. For more details and to register, click HERE.

Around the World with Picture Books - Grades 1-4 - Using picture books and maps from Beautiful Feet Books, this year-long class takes us through many countries around the world and will include reading, discussion, art, writing and food sampling. Extension activities for home will be provided. Class meets once per week on Thursdays 10-11:30am in Walnut Creek. $80/month or $320/ 16 week semester.

Homeschool Consulting | $75/hr home visit* | $50/hour phone

I LOVE to consult with homeschooling families about everything from curriculum choices to scheduling and discipline. We can talk about whatever you need help with from preschool through high school - from arranging your space, choosing curriculum, scheduling, teaching multiple ages/ large families, discipline, creating transcripts, etc… *Travel time will be added for locations beyond the Walnut Creek area.

Homeschool Mentoring Mornings | $10

You don't have to figure it all out alone. This small group session at Jill's house is a chance to get your questions answered about curriculum, scheduling, etc.. as you finish this school year and plan for the Fall. Submit questions when you sign up and I'll have some ideas for you when you come. Upcoming sessions on March 16th and April 13th in Walnut Creek, CA 9:30-11:30am at Jill’s house. SIGN UP HERE