learning support

Writing on a Notebook

I help students with a customized program to learn skills in executive function, time management, organization, test taking, giving presentations, and other skills. I view these areas as skills that can be
learned and taught.

STARTING TO WRITE

 I provide creative, thought-provoking, challenging, and engaging assignments to help students build skills for critical thinking, writing, speaking, executive function, and overall school and life success. 

critical thinking

I believe that kids can strengthen their skills in critical and creative thinking, organizing projects, and researching papers. Mostly,
I give them tools so they can FIND JOY IN LEARNING AND BUILD CONFIDENCE
IN THEIR SKILLS.

confidence building

who i help

I help high school and college students with all types of writing assignments, including college essays, literature assignments, and social studies/humanities writing. I help students who are overwhelmed
and often don't know where to begin.

 

I begin with a place of genuine curiosity and listen to folks explain how they are struggling. I customize a writing strategy that builds on their strengths so they can learn to write more easily. I teach students how to organize their thoughts and produce cohesive writing assignments. And I help them understand that they can use their skills to think with more complexity and learn successfully.

ABOUT joan

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I am a former high school teacher and teacher of teachers. I have a doctorate in Teaching and Learning from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where my research focused on how we learn at every age, and what skills we need to build for success. I help students 14 years and older, including college and graduate students, in person and via teleconference.

I have spent more than 30 years in education, and I'm committed to helping students overcome struggles and challenges in learning. My goal is for students to find direction, take constructive action, and prosper.

 

LEARN MORE

DR. JOAN BLANUSA

LEARNING SUPPORT AND TUTOR

617.901.5195

jmb982@mail.harvard.edu

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