Jonita Saint-Leger

Jonita S.

Brooksville, FL
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Lesson Details

Reading

Levels Taught:
Elementary, Middle School, High School
My lifelong love of reading and writing has manifested in my authoring two books and being the founder and executive director of a writing organization for children for the past five years. As executive director, I oversee curriculums and facilitate a variety of workshops. My greatest joy is seeing the light in a child's eyes when they have mastered something new. I have taught ages 4-6 in London England as a college intern, I have been the director of an educational program in New York City and I have worked with high school students through a national dropout prevention organization to improve their writing and ability to craft successful college essays. Combined, I have over twenty years working with children and inspiring their greater selves.

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About

Jonita delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4 to 18 and special needs

Teaching since:
1990

As a mother of four, my first duty was to be the best and first teacher my children ever had. I have incorporated that love of teaching to other young people.

I believe in setting great expectations and celebrating small accomplishments, they, in turn, lead to bigger ones. I love working with children and have made this my business for over twenty years.

I have a bachelor's degree in psychology, a minor in marketing and am currently working on my master's of fine art's degree in writing. I have self-published two books and am currently working on two more. I have founded the Royal Writers Organization, a nonprofit writing program for children and have brought workshops to children, schools and their community institutions for the last five years.

I was that child who wrote and read under my covers with a flashlight, way after the time my parents told me to go to sleep. I wrote until my pencil forged its resting place on the side of my finger. This passion for writing is what I want for my students, and of which I have succeeded in bringing forth in varying degrees. I enjoy traveling to the worlds that lie within books and look forward to taking my students along with me.

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Experience

Executive Director
May 2012 - Present
Royal Writers Organization

Oversee the creation of curriculums, facilitate workshops in early learning/reading, poetry, essay writing, creative writing, and self-publishing.

Education

Master's degree of fine arts - Creative writing
Jun 2017 - Present
Full Sail University
Bachelor's of arts degree in Psychology
Oct 2015 - Mar 2017
Saint Leo University
Psychology
Sep 1988 - May 1991
SUNY College at Old Westbury

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Young Authors Writing Workshop

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Author Visit

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Beginning writers

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High School Writing Workshop

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Poetry Writing Workshop

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Meditation Warm Up

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4 Reviews

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Greer Jun 27, 2017
Writing · Online

My daughter needed help with her writing portfolio for an audition. I knew that the competition was going to be fierce and while I believe that my daughter has real talent I also knew that she needed help organizing here ideas. Needless to say, she was selected to participate in the writing program. We both know that Jonita’s guidance and collaboration helped her achieve that goal. Jonita’s teaching style is exceptional and refreshing. My daughter hopes to work with her again as she transitions to the next stage of her journey as a young writer.

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Schandell Jun 18, 2017
Writing · In studio

A great resource for teaching young writers to elaborate and cite evidence. Both are key components to being a successful writer for the state writing Assessment.

Akindeji Jun 18, 2017
Writing · In studio

My kids' school teachers and classmates were very impressed with their writing skills after attending writing workshops with Jonita. She has a gift for inspiring children and they always have a great time.

Changa Jun 18, 2017
Writing · In studio

When I first started writing my screenplay for a short story I'm directing and producing, I had a limited time to write, direct, edit and submit to a "once a year" film festival in Orlando Florida. I ran into a bunch of obstacles, from using the correct grammar, to punctuation's, spelling and inconsistencies in the story line. She was very clear and concise when she spoke. I don't know what she did but her method of teaching allowed me to relax and open my mind, and allowed me to absorb and remember every single writing technique she's given me. I am proud to say that my short film was finished in time to enter the festival. Thanks to Jonita it is now 3 months later and I have finished my fourth short screenplay, now starting my fifth. She is just amazing, I'm so happy I found her to work with me.

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