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

• 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: Fetterhoff, Amy
Location: Homer
Address: PO Box 1430
Phone: 235-5670
E-mail: homerpioneedinn@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Math

• Arithmetic Basics
• Rational Numbers
• Decimals
• Percents
• Measuring
• Simple Algebraic Equations
• Integers
• Order of Operations
• Simplifying
• Rational Expressions
• Powers/Polynomials/ Radicals
• Graphing
• Inequalities
• Equation Solving Techniques
• Rational Expressions
• Solving Rational Equations
• Exponents
• Quadratic Equations
• Rate of Change/Slope
• Etc….
I may refer to Teaching Textbooks

Lesson Description: 1 hour
Cost: $20

Business Name: Greenfield Global University / Carlson, Billeen
Location: Anchor Point
Address: P.O. Box 251
Phone: 399-1674
E-mail: greenfieldglobaluniversity@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Language Arts, History, Government

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: 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

• Algebra
• Geometry
• Practical Math Applications
Language Arts:
• Composition
• Research Papers
• Grammar
• Syntax
• Vocabulary Building
• Comprehension
• Oral reading practice
• Silent reading skills
Speech Preparation and presentation
Library Skills
• Algebra
• Geometry
• Practical Math Applications
Language Arts:
• Composition
• Research Papers
• Grammar
• Syntax
• Vocabulary Building
• 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_girl@yahoo.com
Subjects Taught: Writing & Vocabulary Skills

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
Subjects Taught: Reading

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

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

• 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.
• 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

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: Ben Firth Studio / Firth, Aurora
Location: Homer
Address: PO Box 1018
Phone: 226-2009
E-mail: aurora@benfirthstudio.com
Subjects Taught: Beginning Art

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

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

• 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

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

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: MADZ / Madz, Nergo
Location: Homer
Address: PO Box 2664
Phone: (217) 306-3232
E-mail: madz5005@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Violin Lessons

After assessing each student’s needs we will solidify their unique strengths and focus on constructive ways to better then through practice a d focus. Each student is different, and I believe in structuring teaching method to cater to each individual’s needs. No matter what my student’s decide to so with violin, I hope to ingrain a solid base of theory, technique, expression and love for violin and music.
Lesson Description: 30-60 minutes 1-2 x per week
Cost: $55 per hr

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

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: Mud Girl Studios / Butcher, Krystal
Location: Homer
Address: 3773 Foresdt Glen Dr
Phone: 399-5689
E-mail: akmudgirl@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Painting

Basics of paiting techniques and knowledge of tools & mediums used.
Lesson Description: 2 hrs once or twice a week
Cost: $40

Business Name: Perry Studio / Perry, Daniel
Location: Homer
Address: P.O. Box 572
Phone: 399-3818
E-mail: perydaniel@mac.com
Subjects Taught: Violin

Violin: Classical European
String Explorer Bk 1

Lesson Description: 1 hour a week
Cost: $60.00 per hour.

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

• 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

• 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

• 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

• 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

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)

Physical Education

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

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

Please see website
Lesson Description: Varies
Cost: Varies

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

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

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: Kachemak Swim Club / Gunther, Thad
Location: Homer
Address: PO Box 578
Phone: 299-2628
Subjects Taught: Swimming

Students are taught skills necessary to compete competently in swimming. All coaches are certified and have all necessary certificates. The Kachemak Swim Club meets all requirements to participate in sanctioned meets.
Lesson Description: 3-5 days a week
Cost: Varies

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

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: Jaworski Education & Aquatic Instruction / Jaworski, Dana
Location: Homer
Address: PO Box 1262
Phone: 399-8177
E-mail: akmomma2@hotmail.com
Subjects Taught: All Core & Swimming

• Individual elementary instruction in all subject areas, curriculum will be dependent upon student need & lesson length will vary
• Individual and group aquatic instruction for all levels

Lesson Description: Varies
Cost: Varies

Practical Art

Business Name: Homer Folk School / Dee, Kevin
Location: Homer
Address: 3705 Artic #2078
Phone: 907-230-1771
E-mail: homerfolkschool@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Various

Lesson Description: Varies
Cost: Varies

World Languages

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

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

• 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

Business Name: Cui, Min Hui
Location: Homer
Address: 4014 Ben Walters Lane
Phone: 299-4964
E-mail: minhui_cui@aliynn.com
Subjects Taught: Mandarin Chinese/Caligraphy/Math

Math: I teach on individual needs and use the student’s book
Mandarin: I teach as a second language and supply notebooks
Calligraphy: all supplies provided

Lesson Description: 1 hr once or twice a week
Cost: $40 per hr