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Gail F.

K-6 tutoring: word choice, editing, study skills, organization.

Phoenix, AZ (85020)

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If you are in K-6 and want to get better in school, let me help you! We will work really hard and have some fun, too! Reading, writing, punctuation, summarizing, vocabulary, study skills, and how to organize your plans are part of what we will do together. We may also do a little healthy snacking if it is ok with your mom. Ask her. I look forward to meeting you!

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Gail’s subjects

Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar
Elementary (K-6th), ESL/ESOL, Reading, Study Skills
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary


A student is usually most successful when fully engaged in a task. "Doing" is more engaging that just "listening". The more senses we can activate at one time (seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, touching), the more likely a child is to understand and retain new learning. Kids remember what they DO and SEE and SMELL and TASTE more easily than if they are only LISTENING. Praise is also a powerful motivator for a child if it is genuine and specific. Identifying how a child learns best is the key to progress.

My experience as a kindergarten teacher and as an elementary school principal has given me many opportunities to use the strategies mentioned above. Ongoing assessment of a child's strengths and needs is key to planning each lesson. I teach children using a combination of games (reading and math), active listening, sometimes flash cards, books of interest, and writing activities. I create a positive, friendly and supportive environment where skills are practiced and where success is celebrated.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am an experienced early childhood educator and a retired elementary school principal. I would love to work with your elementary student to help him/her improve reading and writing skills. This growing skill level will also enhance confidence. Let me know if I can help.


I am a retired kinder teacher, and have used the phonetic approach with many children. I am also a retired elementary school principal. We can begin the session with an assessment of your child's skills and gaps in using phonics, then build a plan incorporating instruction, review, and practice. I want it to be fun and with lots of variety in order to engage your child in the learning process. Let me know if this sounds like a match for your child and for you.


I am experienced with beginning-to-read activities, instruction, and practice for young children. I also incorporate books using the main idea of the story, and some "what-if" problem solving discussions. Reading if fun! Success leads to more success!

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Lots of patience and great tips! I am really thankful to have found Gail. She comes to each session with a lot of positive energy and great ideas! Both my child and I are learning a lot from her. ...

— Pam from Scottsdale, AZ on 12/14/11);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Gail will travel within 20 miles of Phoenix, AZ 85020.

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