Welcome to the at Home Academy!

In-person and online personalized tutoring for all age groups and levels in Rapid City and the surrounding areas.

Joanna Jones,
Academic Tutor

Joanna Jones is a dedicated teacher, a loving wife, and a mother to a 5-year-old girl and a baby boy on the way. Born and raised in Northern California, she developed a passion for education and cooking at an early age. Joanna pursued her academic interests by earning a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Health Care Administration, both with high honors. Her love of teaching led her to become an elementary school teacher, where she has been teaching for the past 10 years. Joanna’s dedication to her students is unmatched, and she works tirelessly to ensure that each of them receives the education they deserve.

Are you looking for a fun and engaging tutor for your child? Look no further!

I am a patient and enthusiastic teacher with experience working with children in elementary school, junior high and high school. Whether your child needs help with reading, writing, math, or any other subject, I am here to help them succeed.


I take a comprehensive and collaborative approach in creating a plan and program that is right for every student. Adjusting to different personalities and specific academic needs, I will always find what works best.

Online Tutoring

I tailor the Online Tutoring to fit each of our students’ unique needs and circumstances. With At Home Academy and your dedication to succeed, I can guarantee academic results.

Art & Music Lessons

Do your kids LOVE to do arts and crafts? I LOVE to teach arts and crafts! Catered to your child's needs and wants, after a phone conversation, we can set up anything from crochet class to tie dye class to painting and drawing. Bracelet making, mask making, bead art and more! For the littles, I can provide finger painting class, pipe cleaner art or any variety of art lessons. Just ask! As for music At Home Academy specializes in clarinet, bass clarinet, string bass, electric bass, recorder and lessons for little ones on percussion.

Cooking and Baking Lessons

Do your kiddos like to bake or cook? I am an EXPERT in cooking and baking with years of experience in the service industry as both a cook and a baker. As long as you provide the kitchen and ingredients, I will provide the lesson! Anything from cooking dinner with the kids to baking cookies and cakes. A single phone consultation and the lesson is as much as cooked!

At Home Academy Benefits

Personalized Attention

With hourly tutoring, your child receives personalized attention and instruction tailored to their unique learning needs. This individualized approach can help your child understand the material better and build the skills necessary to excel in school.

Improved Academic Performance

Tutoring has been shown to improve academic performance significantly. With regular tutoring sessions, your child can strengthen their foundational skills, fill in gaps in their knowledge, and develop study habits that will serve them well throughout their academic journey..

Confidence Boost

A child who struggles in school may experience a lack of confidence in their abilities. Tutoring can help your child overcome this and gain the confidence they need to succeed academically and beyond..

Flexible & Convenient

At Home Academy offers flexible scheduling options to accommodate your students schedule. Parents can conveniently schedule sessions based on their availability, ensuring a seamless integration of tutoring into their routine.

Tailored Lessons To
Meet Your Goals And Needs

Improve Academic Performence

With At Home Academy, we specialize in helping students achieve remarkable improvements in their academic performance. Our expert tutors work closely with each student, identifying their strengths and weaknesses to tailor personalized learning plans. Through targeted instruction, practice, and feedback, we empower students to grasp complex concepts, enhance their problem-solving skills, and ultimately boost their grades across various subjects.

Become an Independent Learner

At Home Academy believes in fostering independent learning skills in students. Our tutors not only teach specific subjects but also equip students with valuable tools and strategies to become self-directed learners. We encourage critical thinking, problem-solving, and effective study habits, enabling students to take ownership of their education. By instilling confidence and providing guidance, we empower students to become independent learners who can excel academically both inside and outside the classroom.

Filling in Gaps or Expanding Knowledge

We understand that every student has unique learning needs. With At Home Academy we focus on filling in knowledge gaps and expanding students' understanding of key subjects. Our dedicated tutors assess each student's existing knowledge, identify areas of improvement, and design customized lesson plans to address those gaps. By providing comprehensive explanations, engaging activities, and additional resources, we ensure students develop a strong foundation and acquire the knowledge necessary for their academic success.

Academic Test Preparation

Preparing for academic tests can be a daunting task, but with At Home Academy, students can approach exams with confidence. Our experienced tutors are well-versed in various test formats and requirements, including standardized tests, entrance exams, and subject-specific assessments. They employ proven test-taking strategies, offer comprehensive content review, and provide ample practice opportunities to familiarize students with the exam structure and boost their performance. Through targeted test preparation, we aim to maximize students' scores and help them achieve their academic goals.

Join Hundreds of
Satisfied Students

“Mrs. Jones helped my Son improve his grades, confidence, and study skills.”

Simmon Thompson

"Thank you Mrs. Jones. Your the best!"

Kelly Russell

“Mrs. Jones is the best chef on the planet. Her Food taste so good.”

Jacobi Jackson

Ready To Achieve
Your Goals?

Get in touch today for a free consultation and let’s discuss your road to academic success