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Educational Courses and Resources (+ freebies)
with Jennifer Donaldson,
founder and educator at Tailor Joy

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Business Basics Course

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From start to finish, you will learn how to set up and grow a successful tutoring business that brings you joy and freedom. This course has 12 lessons with action steps, a detailed checklist, and an Asana project template. Many free generic checklists are available on how to start a business but not many step-by-step tutorials on how to start a private tutoring or coaching business. Join this course and this fast-growing occupation. 

This course is great for teachers, tutors, coaches, or anyone wanting to start their own lessons or coaching business. 

Tutor Toolkit - Free Workshop

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With the Tutor Toolkit Workshop, you will be ready and confident to tutor, teach a lesson, or coach a client. You will finish with a toolkit stocked with session planning sheets, ways to remediate or extend a topic, tools to build rapport with clients, some brain break ideas, and the confidence you need to tutor or coach clients. Whether you want to tutor as a side gig or a full-time job, you can design and individualize instruction for every learner.

This FREE workshop is great for anyone who wants to tutor, especially those without teaching experience. 

Clean the Chaos Workshop

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Can you commit a few hours a week to declutter? Join me this year to tackle the chaos at home. 

Sign up for this email workshop now, delivered in 2 emails a month on Thursdays for one year.

What can you expect from this workshop?

✔️1 master strategy that works in every space

✔️ 12 printable task checklists expounding on the strategy for unique spaces in your home

✔️ 2 emails per month

✔️ Curated content empowering and motivating you to Clean the Chaos in your home, room by room, in one year

✔️ Tips and tools for sorting, storing, and microtasking

🌟 Bonus: maintenance tips

Cost: $45 for over $500 worth of content and resources. That’s paying less than $1 a week for the year of decluttering tips and motivational emails!

Tip: Get your friends to also sign up. It’s so much more motivational with friends!

 

Backyard Book Club Kit

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Want to encourage reading, practice speaking and listening skills, and have fun? Host a Backyard Book Club! This kit has all you need – just add books and kids! There isn’t one right way to run a book club and you don’t need a backyard. All you need is some enthusiasm, a kid, a book, and this kit. This 16-page customizable book club kit makes it easy to get started. Instant download upon purchase.  The suggested plans are aimed at grades 3-8 but are easily customizable for other ages. Great for parents, teachers, tutors, grandparents, backyards or Zoom meetings, and club leaders.

What’s included in the customizable book club kit:
Session plan guide and tips for leaders
Sample plan for 5 sessions
Discussion Guidelines printable
Thinkmarks printable
Homework printable
Book suggestions
Backyard Book Club variation tips for birthday parties and camps
Icebreakers
Book Projects
Discussion Questions for use with almost any book
End of club survey questions
…everything but the kids and books!

Learn Vocabulary Workshop

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This hands-on workshop will teach you some essential steps to learning vocabulary words. You will practice these steps with a list of ten test taking terms that are useful to everyone. Building your vocabulary knowledge helps you become a better reader, writer, and test taker. Each lesson has a lesson with a video, a quiz, an activity, and a discussion board prompt. Purchase gives you 90 day access to lessons. Downloadable course materials include flashcards, graphic organizers, course notebook, and bonus content. Parents, this is an easy one week course to help your child learn how to study vocabulary words.

7 lessons = 3.5 hours

(Recommended for grades 4 and up on a parent account)

Teach Vocabulary Workshop

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This hands-on workshop will teach you some essential steps to help students learn vocabulary words. You will practice these steps with a list of ten test taking terms that are useful to everyone. Building vocabulary knowledge helps students to become better readers, writers, and test takers. Each lesson has a lesson with a video, a quiz, an activity, and a discussion board prompt. Purchase gives you 90 day access to lessons. Downloadable course materials include flashcards, graphic organizers, course notebook, and bonus content. This easy one week course will help you know what to do when your child brings home a sheet of vocabulary words.

7 lessons = 3.5 hours

(Recommended for parents, grandparents, and tutors)

Table Talk Cards Set 4

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I love to ask questions that get people thinking and talking, especially around the table at the holidays! Use the printable Advent Table Talk questions at home or just about anywhere to move your advent celebration deeper than just calendar door treats. This year I’m keeping my card set on the dinner table.

This list is especially for Advent, which begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas. While you can ask questions on the list in any order, this Advent set follows a particular theme each week and is numbered in the bottom left corner. Traditionally each week has a different theme: hope, peace, joy, and love. After the holidays, store your card set in your decorations box and reuse each year.

Your PDF will be available to download upon purchase. This is a digital product. The pdf digital file can be downloaded and printed at home or a printer of your choice. No actual file will be shipped.

 

Waiting Games - List 1

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This Waiting Games sheet for kids will be a great resource to avoid a ruckus when you have to wait in line or you need a quick break. It’s available as a PDF or a Google Slide. Makes a great printable for reference later. You can even rehearse some of these games so you can play them easily when needed.

15+ games on the list. All need no or minimal supplies. 

Your PDF will be available to download upon purchase. This is a digital product. The pdf digital file can be downloaded and printed at home or a printer of your choice. No actual file will be shipped.

FREEBIES
(Digital Printable Products)

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Free printable agenda pages and calendar sheets. Perfect for students, homeschoolers, tutors, and parents. Download as a zip file with 4 different PDFs to choose from. 

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This Waiting Games sheet for kids will be a great resource to avoid a ruckus when you have to wait in line or you need a quick break. 15+ games on the list. All need no or minimal supplies. 

four in a row game

Four in a Row is a simple yet complex game. Use this free editable four in a row game board to review sight words, math facts, and more. Great for all ages. Digital Google Slide or printable.

More Free Educational Resources

Clean the Chaos: Home Maintenance Checklist with suggestions for quarterly tasks. Download pdf.

Roadmap to Building a Charcuterie Board
Go from boring to beautiful grazing boards with a few helpful tips on this downloadable pdf.

Table Talk Conversation Cards – Set 1. Boost thinking and conversations around your table, your classroom, your workroom, or your video chats with this free printable card set with 30 cards.

Marriage Check Up Questions  Help your marriage thrive with these 6 questions as a catalyst to good communication. Printable pdf.

Want more free educational resources? Visit my Teachers Pay Teachers store. 

Want to check out my art printables and cards? Visit my Etsy shop. 

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I am Jennifer Donaldson.

With almost 30 years of teaching and tutoring expertise, I have taught in traditional classrooms, at kitchen tables, summer camps, online, and even at schools without electricity. With the growing need to learn online being present everywhere, it is my mission to provide students and adults with the skills to master educational challenges, add tools to their current resources, and even start their own tutoring or coaching business. May you smile more and sigh less! Check out my website for more about me  www.tailorjoy.com.

Why Purchase My Courses or Educational Resources?

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Affordable Prices

Learn new skills and valuable content through well organized courses and educational resources that are worth the investment of your time and money.

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Trusted Knowledge

Created by a certified teacher with almost 30 years of experience as a teacher, tutor, wife, mom, and educational writer.

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Anytime, Anywhere

Digital learning and downloadable resources are compatible with any schedule, and available anywhere you have an internet connection.

Without this course, it would have taken me many, many hours just to think about all of the components to starting a business, much less to complete them!

This course was hands-on, practical, and offers all the tools you need to start your own tutoring or coaching business. All of the material included in the course, from videos to checklists, will aid you in the process of starting your own small business. Jennifer has spent lots of time and energy learning all that goes into starting a tutoring business and has compiled all of that information in an organized, easy-to-follow 12-module course. I would recommend this course to anyone who has thought about the possibility of tutoring or coaching, whether you just want to explore the idea, or you are ready to start your business.

Ashley P, teacher and mom

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