The PLS Difference

The PLS Difference

My approach can help make a difference in a student’s life! I TEACH students how to develop test taking skills and strategies, which differs from other tutoring services that only “implement” the test by having students repetitively take tests without learning. Let me be your trusted resource to guide you through the process. I am a specialist who understands standardized tests and how to navigate to master the material.

Why do students benefit at Performance Learning Services?

Joannie’s communications abilities and interpersonal skills allow her to quickly assess students’ strengths and weaknesses. Expertise as an educator enables her to effectively tailor her teaching to optimize the learning experience for every student. Equally as important as the strategies and skills taught is the focus on building confidence and self-esteem and helping to lessen test anxiety.

What other elements are necessary for students to achieve success in attaining educational goals?

As with anything in life, results are impacted by:

  • overall academic aptitude
  • whether a student is motivated to improve and is willing to put forth the necessary time and effort

Performance can be impacted if the student has a learning disability. If previously diagnosed, then the student will usually receive accommodations. Occasionally, a student will work hard and still have difficulty. Joannie can help assess and guide families to the appropriate resources for further evaluation.

Note: In terms of standardized testing, there may be other uncontrollable factors such as the level of difficulty of the test, test conditions (e.g., temperature, noise level, etc.), and/or the health of the student.

Impressive Results

  • Standardized test score improvement
  • Increased confidence and self-esteem
  • Lessened test anxiety
  • Recommendations from students, parents, professional college counselors and therapists