Summer Day Camp
Home School Labs
On-Line Study Helps
Support Services ("ESS") is owned and operated by
Jean Bakos. Ms. Bakos has many years of practical and classroom
experience educating children. It is this experience that
showed her unmet needs in children and young adults living
in or around the Elk River area. We hope you will take a few
moments to read this summary of Ms. Bakos' past career and
present vision for ESS.
Ms. Bakos is
married and the mother of four wonderful children. She graduated
from ARCC in the winter of 1992 with an Associate of Arts degree.
Thereafter, Ms. Bakos transferred to St. Cloud State University
and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in the spring of
1994. Ms. Bakos' educational pursuits include specialization in
the field of education. She currently holds teaching licenses in
elementary education, middle school math, and middle school science.
in the Elk River and Anoka school districts
Mrs. Bakos resigned her teaching position at PACT Charter School
in the spring of 2003. In the winter/spring of 2004 she began tutoring
students in the Elk River area and then began to explore other options
in the education field. It was through her quiet times that she
caught the vision for Educational Support Services ("ESS").
By owning her own business, Ms. Bakos would be able to provide hands-on
activities to home school children and tutor students struggling
in math or science. The vision for ESS began to grow and take shape
while sharing with family and friends.
ESS got its
official start by offering several weeks of day camp in the summer
of 2004. Then, in the fall of 2004, Ms. Bakos began offering hands-on
math and science labs to home school children. Ms. Bakos is actively
supplying a portable science lab to provide hands-on activities
to the home school community. There are microscopes, rulers, meter
sticks, calculators, an incubator, worm farms, petri dishes, chemistry
equipment, K'Nex kits, triple balances, dissecting kits, rock samples,
light and sound equipment. maps and various other equipment which
is too numerous to list.
credentials are available upon request.