Homer Area

Including the Cities of: Homer, Anchor Point, Seldovia, Ninilchik, Nikolaevsk, Fritz Creek

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Disclaimer Notice:This list of tutors is informational only. It is provided as a service to our parents and not intended to be a recommendation or validation of persons or services.

Listed Alphabetically by Subject

Core Subjects

Business Name: Annie Ridgely’s Educational Service / Ridgely, Annie
Location: Homer
Address: P.O. Box 865
Phone: 235-3965
E-mail: salmonannies@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

Synopsis:
• Special education teacher for five years at middle school.
• Teaching certification: Alaska K-12 Special Education.
• Highly qualified in area of mathematics.
• Tutoring in any or all subjects as requested.
• All age and learning levels.
• Beginning to intermediate mosaic courses.
• Call for more information.
Lesson Description: 1-4 sessions per week, flexible hours, lessons 1 hour in length.
Cost: $25 per hour + tax

Business Name: Greenfield Global University / Carlson, Billeen
Location: Anchor Point
Address: P.O. Box 757
Phone: 399-1674
E-mail: greenfieldglobaluniversity@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Language Arts, History, Government

Synopsis:
Humanity Courses
• Emphasis on student-led, project-based learning.
• Standards to align with Common Core, Alaskan Cultural, District, State and National Organizations.
• Skills to align with Tony Wagner’s Seven Skills for Student Success.
Lesson Description: 2 hours and meet weekly.
Cost: $30.00 per lesson.

Business Name: Heimbuch, Hannah
Location: Homer
Address: 4540 Averson St.
Phone: 299-4018
E-mail: hannahheimbuch@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Lang Art, Writing, Beginning Russian, Voice Lessons

Synopsis:
• Reading & Comprehension
• Creative Writing – nonfiction, fiction & poetry
• Writing for public speaking & performance
• Beginning journalism
• Beginning Russian language – reading, writing, speaking
• Voice Lessons – non-classical

Lesson Description: 1 – 2 hrs per week
Cost: $25 per hr

Business Name: Nagaruk, Jerri
Location: Homer
Address: 64612 Diamond Ridge Rd
Phone: 235-6277
E-mail: jerrinagaruk@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Middle/High School: Math, Reading, Lang Arts

Synopsis:
Math:
• Algebra
• Geometry
• Practical Math Applications
Language Arts:
• Composition
• Research Papers
• Grammar
• Syntax
• Vocabulary Building
Reading:
• Comprehension
• Oral reading practice
• Silent reading skills
Speech Preparation and presentation
Library Skills
Math:
• Algebra
• Geometry
• Practical Math Applications
Language Arts:
• Composition
• Research Papers
• Grammar
• Syntax
• Vocabulary Building
Reading:
• Comprehension
• Oral reading practice
• Silent reading skills
Speech Preparation and presentation
Library Skills

Lesson Description: 1-2 hrs, 1-3 times per week or as needed
Cost: $20 per hr

Business Name: Playing With Words / Daigle, Ann
Location: Homer
Address: Box 4013
Phone: 235-8744
E-mail: akisland_girlz@yahoo.com
Subjects Taught: Writing & Vocabulary Skills

Synopsis:
Writing & Vocabulary Skills:
• Descriptive
• Narrative
• Dialogue
• Writing letters
• Poetry
• Persuasive
• Short Stories
• Essays
• Informative Writing
Materials: (depending on experience)
• Write Shop Level I
• Write With the Best
• Mosdos Literature
• Vocab for High Achievement
• IEW Student Writing Intensive Level

Lesson Description: 1 hour 3x a week.
Cost: $25

Business Name: Roberts, Annitta
Location: Nikolaevsk
Address: PO Box 5107
Phone: 756-1290
E-mail:
Subjects Taught: Reading

Synopsis:
Reading Tutor: will teach reading proficiency & comprehension as needed.
Lesson Description: 30 minutes 4 x a week
Cost: $10.00 per lesson.

Business Name: Smith, Barbara
Location: Homer
Address: PO Box 959
Phone: 399-2403
E-mail: barbsnoz@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Math, English, Study Skills

Synopsis:
Middle School:
7th grade math
8th grade math
Language
High School:
Math
English
Study Skills

Lesson Description: 1hr 2-3x a week
Cost: $30

Business Name: Vicky’s Educational Services / Daniels, Vicky
Location: Ninilchik
Address: P.O. Box 39614
Phone: 567-4434
E-mail: akdaniels@horizonsatellite.com
Subjects Taught: Reading, History, Japanese

Synopsis:
Reading:
• Phonics instruction, fluency, and comprehension all levels.
• Writing skills – spelling, grammar, syntax and organizational skills for essay writing, research papers, and creative writing.
• Methods used: 6 traits plus 1; Excellence in Writing, Sonday.
Japanese:
• Conversational skills.
• Instruction in katakana and hiragana; basic kanji.
• Understanding Japanese culture (I am and American but was born and raised in Japan).
• History, social studies, and geography:
• Teaching study skills, reading comprehension and test taking strategies; helping to make history come alive.
Lesson Description: 45 minutes to an hour, one or more times per week
Cost: Once a week: $25 and hour, 2 or more times a week $20 an hour.

Creative Art

Business Name: Art Spectrum / Rourke, Linda
Location: Homer
Address: 1691 Hillside Place
Phone: 299-0415
E-mail: lsrourke@xyz.net
Subjects Taught: Art Workshop

Synopsis:
Art Workshops: I will offer a variety of workshops such as mosaic glass; printmaking; middle level and high school level art classes from beginning to advanced; skills will range from exploration of the individual creative process, art fundamentals (art elements and principles of design); all classes could be tailored to meet the interests, needs and skills of the students.
Lesson Description: varies
Cost: varies

Business Name: Comfort, Carol
Location: Anchor Point
Address: 40055 Sterling Hwy.
Phone: 235-8916
E-mail: 78chickens@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Piano

Synopsis:
• I am a Suzuki piano teacher and teach music classes and piano lessons beginning with preschoolers.
• I use the Suzuki methodology, which primarily reinforces good musicality, a strong technical foundation and a sensitivity to the music. Suzuki Vol. I, Faber and Faber note reading.
Lesson Description: 30 or 45 minutes per lesson.
Cost: $28 per 30 minutes.

Business Name: Fagan, Aurora
Location: Homer
Address: PO Box 1018
Phone: 299-7510
E-mail: aurora@benfirthstudio.com
Subjects Taught: Beginning Art

Synopsis:
My current 3 day course teaches basic drawing techniques such as:
• Line drawing
• Volume drawing
• Field sketching
• Base water color painting
• I also use some methods from “Drawing with Children”, and “The Art of Field Sketching”.

Lesson Description: 3hrs for 3 days
Cost: $50

Business Name: Fenger, Eric
Location: Homer
Address: P.O. Box 2340
Phone: 399-8756
E-mail: esfenger@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Guitar

Synopsis:
• Technique: How to hold the guitar, hands and fingers; fret board note names and positions; major and minor scales; finger exercises.
• Sight Reading: Learning to read notes and play melodies from printed music.
• Harmony and Chords: Fingering, playing and memorizing chord patterns from chord grids on printed music; strumming and fingerstyle patterns for various harmonic textures.
• Practice: Weekly lessons; home practice ideally 5 of 7 days @ 30-45 minutes; regime includes a personalized list of activities practiced through the week and assessed at each lesson.
Lesson Description: 1 hour in length.
Cost: $40.00 per hour + tax ($3).

Business Name: Girassol Childcare and Art Studio / Moyer, Rosana
Location: Homer
Address: 3838 Bartlett Street
Phone: 299-4733
E-mail: rosanamoyerchildcare@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Art Classes

Synopsis:
My main goal is to offer opportunities for my students to handle all types of materials, explore techniques used in the works of renowned artists and to appreciate the value of the artistic productions of others. I believe that by studying the great masters, children learn to be better observers; they become familiar with the vocabulary of visual language and they come to appreciate art in their lives, in their homes and community.
Lesson Description: 2 days a week throughout the year
Cost: $20 per lesson

Business Name: Harbor School of Music / Pietsch, Tia
Location: Homer
Address: 3691 Ben Walters Lane, Ste 2
Phone: 235-6705
E-mail: tia.s.pietsch@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Violin

Synopsis:
Beginning students:
• Motivating curriculum provides beginning students (ages 7 through 12) with fundamental skills, enabling a lifetime of achievement at the violin.
• Our innovative and comprehensive program combines private instruction and group classes with computer learning sessions.
• Students learn note reading, fundamental playing technique, essential theory concepts, and more.
Advanced students:
• Variety of violin works/studies covered provide a forum for continued advancement.
• Concepts and techniques addressed are designed to apply technique as a means of expression.
• Progress evaluated through continuous evaluation and bi-annual recital opportunities.
Lesson Description: 45 minutes.
Cost: Call for more information

Business Name: Home Garden / Kauffman, Becca
Location: Homer
Address: Box 697
Phone: 299-0654 or 235-6769
E-mail: b.inspiration3@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Piano Lessons

Synopsis:
• Beginning and intermediate levels
• Faber & Faber curriculum with supplementation in areas of interest
• Variety of music styles
• Emphasis on note reading, technique, expression, theory, scales & basic chording
• Incentive program
• Annual recital

Lesson Description: 45 minutes weekly
Cost: $24.00

Business Name: McNett, Kim
Location: Homer
Address: PO Box 237
Phone: 435-7480
E-mail: kmmcnett@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Nature Journaling/Drawing

Synopsis:
Nature journaling fosters a connection to local place through observation and interpretation of the environment. Using a journal, students will explore local ecosystems and learn technical drawing, note taking and awareness skills.
I am happy to work with parents and students to integrate themes as desired.
This is an art course, but also includes science, writing and outdoor activities.
Materials: Blank drawing journal
Suggested Texts: The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling, John Muir Laws and Keeping a Nature Journal, Clare walker Leslie & Charles E. Roth

Lesson Description: 2hrs (flexible)
Cost: $25 per hr

Business Name: Nancy’s Piano / Hannan, Nancy
Location: Homer
Address: PO Box 1904
Phone: 334-301-0691
E-mail: hannanhomeschool@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Piano and/or Flute Lessons

Synopsis:
Basic note-reading, beginning music theory, basic piano texts including but not limited to: Michael Aaron, John Thompson, Alfred. Piano key note recognition, beginning scales and arpeggios; basic technique; rhythm familiarity.
Lesson Description: 30 miutes – 1 hr weekly
Cost: $40 per hr

Business Name: Piano Pants / Williams, Lorraine
Location: Homer
Address: Calvary Chapel Pioneer Ave.
Phone: 299-5312
E-mail: pianopants1@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Piano

Synopsis:
• Teaching scales and chords.
• Instruction in classical music.
• Instruction in jazz.
Lesson Description:
Cost: Please call for more information.

Business Name: Sinnhuber, Gary
Location: Homer
Address: P.O. Box 1657
Phone: 235-7352
E-mail: silvrfin@xyz.net
Subjects Taught: Drums

Synopsis:
• Will teach mastery of single and double stroke rolls, short rolls, and various rhythms.
• Drum rudiments.
• Will use Rubank Elementary Drum Method.
Lesson Description: 30 minutes, once a week, with 2 1//2 to 3 hours practice a week.
Cost: $30.00 per lesson

Business Name: Stamp Act / Beachy, Kathy
Location: Homer
Address: 58007 Icy Bay Drive
Phone: 299-2774
E-mail: kathy@bcihomer.com
Subjects Taught: Music

Synopsis:
• Reading Music
• Naming Notes
• Playing Chords
• Understanding Theory
• Performing in a spring recital

Lesson Description: 1/2 hr once a week
Cost: $18

Business Name: The Artful Eddy / Spaan, Kayla
Location: Homer
Address: 1044 East End Rd.
Phone: 764-7074
E-mail: kaylaspaan@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Printmaking and Design

Synopsis:
• Printmaking and design.
• Students of all ages are invited to learn techniques appropriate to skill level and interest, within the field of Printmaking. From block printing to silk-screening.
• Children will create and design what they would like to do with these tools. Whether it is a framed piece art, or creating an edition to sell, or making t-shirts.
• I am here to make their visions come alive.
• The materials used will vary. However most students will get their own carving set, available at the Art Shop.
Lesson Description: 90 minutes, 1 to 2 times per week.
Cost: $35.00 per hour.

Business Name: The Green Room / Classen, Karmen
Location: Homer
Address: 19 Cityview #2
Phone: 299-71
E-mail: kfclassen@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Piano/Music Theory

Synopsis:
I teach beginning to intermediate piano, and general music theory. I use a variety of curriculum, resources and materials, many of which I have invented myself, to take the stress and frustration out of learning the core concepts and skills involved in music making. I teach to the parents’ goals and the student’s aspirations, whether they be classical training, or personalized musical development. All students develop a solid foundation of musical knowledge and skill that will empower them in any musical pursuit. I place a strong emphasis on rhythm reading, scales and chord theory, score reading, ear training, fluid technique, and efficient practice habits. I encourage students to choose much of their own music, while introducing them to various genres and styles that will broaden their horizons while developing their skill sets. I am willing to use curriculum the parent prefers, and enjoy teaching the Suzuki method to those who are inclined that way. I use a variety of visual aids and manipulatives in my teaching, and have developed my own methodology that I draw from as well. I love mentoring young musicians of any age, and no student is too young or too old. My goal is to nurture and empower each individual to develop musically and succeed in his or her own unique way. I am not a one size fits all teacher. I welcome students with learning challenges, or fears and frustrations surrounding music making. It doesn’t have to be confusing or frustrating. Schedule a free interview/ first lesson, to discover whether your student and I might work well together. Family rates available.
Lesson Description: 3-4-6 ,inutes weekly
Cost: $30 per 1/2 hr (family rates available)

Business Name: The Whirling Rainbow Foundation / Holzwarth, Suraj
Location: Homer
Address: 59982 Ohlson Mt Rd
Phone: 907-715-4433
E-mail: thewhirlingrainbowfoundation@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Various individual and group workshops/lessons.

Synopsis:
Various individual and group workshops/lessons:
• Drum Lessons & Drum Making
• Mask Making
• Rattle Making
• Native Style Flute Lessons
Lesson Description: see website: www.whirlingrainbow.com
Cost: Varies per lesson

Physical Education

Business Name: Cirque Therapy / Gagnon, Melissa
Location: Homer
Address: 1230 Ocean View Dr, Ste 2
Phone: 756-3715
E-mail: cirquetherapy@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Circus Skills

Synopsis:
For a detailed description please refer to the website: https://www.cirquetherapy.com/
Circus Skills Taught: tumbling, balance activities, juggling, trapeze, acrobalancing with specific progressions in each skill.
Learning materials & educational handouts provided.

Lesson Description: 60 minutes twice a week
Cost: $20

Business Name: Cycle Logical / Reynolds, Derek
Location: Homer
Address: 3585 E. End Rd #8
Phone: 226-2925
E-mail: cyclelogicalhomer@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Fatbike Rentals & Bicycle Mechanics

Synopsis:
Rentals: Students can rent Fat Bikes to explore the Kachemak Bay beaches.
Maintenance Class: Cycle Logical offers a series of classes, stating with basic bicycle maintenance to advanced mechanical practices.

Lesson Description: 1.5 hours and Mechanical classes are 4 in a series
Cost: $50-$85 each

Business Name: Homer Bay Club / Blue, Kellie
Location: Homer
Address: 2395 Kachemak Drive
Phone: 235-2582
E-mail: HomerBayClub@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Various

Synopsis:
Please see website
Lesson Description: Varies
Cost: Varies

Business Name: Homer Hockey Assoc / Stage, Heidi
Location: Homer
Address: PO Box 2703
Phone: 235-2647
E-mail: info.kevinbellarena@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Skating

Synopsis:
1. We Skate: Figure skating lessons – Ice Skating Institute Standards
2. Ice Breakers: Ice hockey lessons – USA Hockey Standards
3. HHA youth Hockey Teams: Coached Practices – USA Hockey
4. Glacier Girls: Female youth hockey lessons – USA Hockey
• USA Hockey Standards follow the ADM: American Development Model

Lesson Description: See website for details
Cost: Varies

Business Name: Kachemak Nordic Ski Club / Rauch, Carlin
Location: Homer
Address: PO Box 441
Phone: 399-1530
E-mail: knscjuniornordic@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Skiing

Synopsis:
Children will work on balance, agility and fundamentals of cross country skiing including weight transfer, kick off and glide in both classic and skate technique. The PSIA Nordic technical model and standards are used.
Lesson Description: 1.5 hrs per week
Cost: $25.00

Business Name: LFS – Kali (K-Bay Martial Athletics) / Leffler II, Kurt
Location: Homer
Address: 601 East Pioneer Ave Suite 111
Phone: 299-7239
E-mail: KbayMartialAthletics@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Physical Ed

Synopsis:
For a detailed description please refer to the website: http://www.kbaymartialathletics.org
Lesson Description: 1.5 hrs 2 to 4 times a week
Cost: $75 per month

Business Name: Ninilchik Health & Wellness Club / Wallace, Brie
Location: Ninilchik
Address: PO Box 39070
Phone: 567-3455
E-mail: hwc@ninilchiktribe-nsn.gov
Subjects Taught: Physical Education

Synopsis:
See Website: https://www.ninilchikhealthclub.com/
Lesson Description: See Website: https://www.ninilchikhealthclub.com/
Cost: See Website: https://www.ninilchikhealthclub.com/

Practical Art

Business Name: Homer Folk School / Esslinger , Saskia
Location: Homer
Address: 3705 Artic #2078
Phone: 907-230-1771
E-mail: homerfolkschool@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Various: please see our website for more details: http://www.homerfolkschool.org/

Synopsis:
Various
Lesson Description: Varies
Cost: Varies

World Language

Business Name: Ana Rosa Polit / Polit, Ana Rosa
Location: Homer
Address: PO Box 3293
Phone: 435-7245
E-mail: mininipolit@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Spanish

Synopsis:
Through total immersion in the language, the four areas of language development are addressed:
• Reading
• Writing
• Listening
• Speaking
• I plan for activities that are authentic and age appropriate that meet the program’s standards.
• Spanish taught in your home to fit your schedule.

Lesson Description: 1hour 2-3 times a week
Cost: $25 per class or $300 per semester

Business Name: Emmy Brooks Spanish Tutoring / Brooks, Emmy
Location: Homer
Address: 66616 Suzis Trail Lane
Phone: 399-6885
E-mail: kybeanqueen@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Spanish

Synopsis:
• Pronunciation, vocabulary, verb conjugations, sentence translations, recognizing and responding to oral commands, asking and answering questions
• Memorization/recitation, learning games, group work, worksheets and song/music are used to implement the skills being taught
• Spanish for Children, Primer A is the primary text used, supplemental with EduPress Bingo, Learning Wrap-ups, Instructional Fair Reproducible worksheets, a Spanish-English dictionary and PowerGlide flashcards

Lesson Description: 45 minitues 4 days/week
Cost: $25