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
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
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: Nagaruk, Jerri
Location: Homer
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
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
Phone: 756-1290
E-mail: annittagreen@yahoo.com
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 & Dance / Pietsch, Joel
Location: Homer
Phone: 235-6705
E-mail: tia.s.pietsch@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Creative Arts and Physical Education

Synopsis:
Creative Arts:In addition to private instruction in Piano, Violin, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Flute, Voice, and Music Theory, the Harbor School of Music & Dance offers group fine art classes, music instruction for early learners and a Children’s Choir. Lesson costs and duration vary.
Physical Education: The Harbor School of Music & Dance offers group and private instruction in ballet, creative dance, lyrical, tap and other dance genres, as well as pilates and other fitness-based courses. Class costs and duration vary.
Please visit www.myhsmd.com for more information about our programs.
Lesson Description: 45 minutes.
Cost: Call for more information

Business Name: Home Garden / Kauffman, Becca
Location: Homer
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: Little Lambs Piano / Ronnegard, Laura
Location: Homer
Phone: 726-7588
E-mail: laura.susanne.myhill@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Piano

Synopsis:
• Dependent on age/experience
• Finger numbers
• Note names/recognition
• Rhythm/counting
• The grand staff
• Scaler/techniques
• Music theory
• Sight reading
• Names and uses of piano parts
• Pedal usage
• Ear training
• Basic music history
• Music memorization
• Performance skills
Books:
• Alfred Music for Little Mozarts
• Bastien Piano Basics
• Alfred Basic Piano Library
Or determined per student for advanced students

Lesson Description: $25.00 – 30 minutes for beginner
$35.00 – 45 minutes for intermediate
$45.00 – 60 minutes for advanced

Cost: $25.00 – 30 minutes for beginner
$35.00 – 45 minutes for intermediate
$45.00 – 60 minutes for advanced

Business Name: Moore Music / Moore, Ashley
Location: Homer
Phone: 435-1002
E-mail: playbuylearn@mooremusic.com
Subjects Taught: Music

Synopsis:
We teach music reading skills for voice, guitar, ukulele, woodwinds and brass instruments. Student learn to play alone and in groups. They learn their instrument and music theory as well as improvisation. We use a variety of books and online resources to promote a diverse array of musical styles.
Lesson Description: 30-60 minutes once or twice a week
Cost: $30

Business Name: Music Garden / Sarno. Lindianne
Location: Homer
Phone: 756-3654
E-mail: lindisarno@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Music

Synopsis:
• Violin
• Viola
• Piano
• Guitar
• Ukulele
• Music Theory
• Songwriting
Use: Understanding Music textbook in music theory. All students learn to read music and play by ear. Scales, chords, arpeggios, the circle of fifths. The diatonic structure are all covered.

Lesson Description: 1hr once a week
Cost: $75 per hr

Business Name: Nancy’s Piano / Hannan, Nancy
Location: Homer
Phone: 334-301-0691
E-mail: hannanhomeschool@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Creative Art/Core Tutoring – Music: Piano/Flute; Math: Elem/Middle; English, Test Prep

Synopsis:
Please Note: I prefer to teach in the student’s home.
* Music – Piano, Voice, and Flute
* Elementary – middle school math (I have experience with a number of curricula, but am most familiar with RightStart Math, Saxon, and Videotext Algebra)
* English – Classical Writing, Integrated English/History/Writing (using My Homeschool Journey curriculum and relevant “Living Books” as per Charlotte Mason method)
* Test Preparation – ACT, SAT, GRE
* ESL and phonics
Visit us Online at: https://www.wyzant.com/match/tutor/80483250#qual-1020341

Lesson Description: 30 minutes – 1 hr weekly
Cost: $40 per hr

Business Name: Sinnhuber, Gary
Location: Homer
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: Spirit Mountain Artworks / Koeninger, Art
Location: Homer
Phone: 235-1014
E-mail: akoeninger@acsalaska.net
Subjects Taught: Metal Jewerly Making

Synopsis:
Upon completion of the class, students should be able to design and render jewelry an small metal objects from sheet, wire and other metal forms, in combination with other materials. Alternatively int eh case of the lost wax casting class, they should be able to design and render jewelry and small objects in wax, to cast the wax models into metal, and to finish the metal objects. They should have a working knowledge of a variety of tools, including the jewelers saw, files, flex shaft, dapping tools, ring and bracelet mandrels, anvils and soldering torches. They should be able to make a variety of objects, including rings brooches, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, barrettes, buckles, chains, etc. They should be able to set stones in a bezel setting, and to create surface designs be various methods. Handouts are provided by the instructor. Texts are available during class time.
Lesson Description: 2-3 day workshop of a total of 15 hrs
Cost: $150.00

Business Name: Stamp Act / Beachy, Kathy
Location: Homer
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
Phone: 435-7538
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.

Physical Education

Business Name: Absolutely Dance / Rourke, Maya
Location: Homer
Phone: 299-6292
E-mail: lsrourke@xyz.net
Subjects Taught: Dance

Synopsis:
A variety of dance will be offered. Examples are ballet, Latin, hip hop and Hawaiian.
Lesson Description: varies – see webite
Cost: varies – see webite

Business Name: Cirque Therapy / Gagnon, Melissa
Location: Homer
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
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
Phone: 235-2582
E-mail: HomerBayClub@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Various

Synopsis:
Please see website for more details: Homer Bay Club
Lesson Description: Varies
Cost: Varies

Business Name: Homer Hockey Assoc / Stage, Heidi
Location: Homer
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
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
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: HoWL Inc: Homer Wilderness Leaders / Sturm, Dr. Michael
Location: Homer
Phone: 399-4695
E-mail: michael.sturm@howlalaska.org
Subjects Taught: Outdoor Education

Synopsis:
Skills:
Participants will gain skills that align with the following values through HoWL’s experiential, outdoor education program:
F. Fun; having fun, exploring, taking risks and being creative in the outdoors
A. Accessibility; Having access to the outdoors, regardless of where you come from or who you are
C. Conservation; Learning the Leave No Trace conservation and preservationist principles, and how the youth can take care of the planet
E. Education; HoWL instructor teach students how to survive and return to the wilderness on trips of their own, as competent wilderness leaders, to be respectful of the environment, their teammates and themselves
S. Safety; Learning to be aware and safe of the inherent risks that nature presents
Programming:
Physical education – hiking, backpacking, camping, trail running, snow shoeing, mountain climbing, archery, etc…
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving – tracking, situational analysis, safety analysis, shelter and fire making in various conditions, primitive/survival skills.
Leadership – various workshops in first aid, guiding, edible and medicinal plants, conflict resolution, self-reflections and goal setting.
Science – wilderness journaling, scientific sketching, various studies of habitat growth, decline and development, restoration projects and data collection, literature/ELA – wilderness literature study. Outdoor writing workshops.

Lesson Description: Course Dependent
Cost: Course Dependent

World Languages

Business Name: Ana Rosa Polit / Polit, Ana Rosa
Location: Homer
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
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