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Elena M.

Anaheim, CA

$35/hr

Reading/Language Arts Specialist

Background check passed as of 6/13/14
Usually responds in about 15 hours

Reading/Language Arts Specialist

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I am a credentialed Special Education and Reading Specialist teacher with experience at both the elementary and secondary levels. As a public educator for 31 years, I am familiar with the state standards and curriculum and can communicate/collaborate with your student's teachers on a regular basis. My training includes Project Read, Lindamood-Bell, and various other reading programs and if your student has an Individual Education Plan, he/she can receive individual lessons centered around the IEP goals. My credentials and degrees are as follows: a Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential, a Master of Science in Reading, a Language Development Specialist Certificate (authorizing me to teach ESL), a Reading/Lang. Arts Specialist Credential, a Learning Handicapped Special Education Credential, and a Resource Specialist Certificate. I will be retiring from the state school system in July of 2014, but once a teacher, always a teacher and I am looking forward to continuing helping students of all ages reach their goals.

Testimonials

"Patient and Ethical"

- Mandy, Yorba Linda, CA on 8/5/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Luis Carlos, Placentia, CA on 9/20/14
Elena replied on 9/20/2014

Thank you so much for the wonderful comments. He is an excellent student and please keep me in mind if you need tutoring for him at a later time. It was a pleasure teaching him.

English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Dyslexia,
Phonics,
Special Needs
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Dyslexia

I have a Reading/Language Arts Specialist Credential as well as a Learning Handicapped Specialist
Credential and have worked with students at all grade levels with various types of learning disabilities, including dyslexia. My experience spans two school districts, the most recent being Placentia Yorba Linda School District.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have had a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential since 1984 and taught at the elementary level for 10 years. My teaching experience since 1995 has been in Special Education at the secondary level. Additionally, I have a Master of Science degree with a specialty in Reading.

English

I have been an educator in the California public school system for almost 32 years and have taught basic language arts at the secondary school level since 1995. I have a multiple subjects, a learning handicapped, and a reading specialist credential as well as an MS in reading.

ESL/ESOL

I am a holder of a Language Development Specialist Certificate and have worked with ESL students at all levels for over thirty years.

Handwriting

I have been a public educator for 31 years. Ten of those years were spent teaching first and second grade. I later went on to become a Resource Specialist at the secondary level.

Phonics

I have had intensive training in Lindamood-Bell and Project Read Phonics programs. I also have a Masters in Reading and a Reading Specialist credential. My graduate project was on the importance of phonemic awareness in reading fluency.

Reading

I have a Reading Specialist Credential as well as an M.S. degree in Reading. I have been in the teaching profession for nearly 32 years and have taught at all levels - elementary through high school.

Special Needs

I have been an educator since 1983 and a Special Education teacher since 1991. Last year, I completed my Autism Authorization Certificate which was added to my Mild/Moderate Specialist Credential.

Study Skills

I have been an educator for 31 years and have experience at both the elementary and secondary levels, in both general education and special education. I have been a Resource Specialist at the secondary level since 1995 during which time I have assisted students with improving their study skills in their mainstreamed classes. Additionally, I have taught special education study skills classes.

Writing

I have taught basic language arts at the secondary level since 1995 in the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District and am trained in many writing strategies including Step Up to Writing and Project Read. I am a credentialed reading specialist with an M.S. in reading.

California State University, Long Beach
Sociology
California State University, Long Beach
Other
California State University, Fullerton
Master's

Education

California State University, Long Beach (Sociology)

California State University, Long Beach (Other)

California State University, Fullerton (Master's)

Patient and Ethical — Elena has tutored my two daughters, two sessions per week for about 2 weeks. Elena is a dedicated educator with many years of experience and credentials. For every session, Elena would prepare sufficient materials, programs and exercises to help my two girls improve their English skills. They learn while they have fun. Elena is patient with kids. I would recommend her. ...

— Mandy, Yorba Linda, CA on 8/5/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Elena will travel within 5 miles of Anaheim, CA 92807.


About Elena

I am a credentialed Special Education and Reading Specialist teacher with experience at both the elementary and secondary levels. As a public educator for 31 years, I am familiar with the state standards and curriculum and can communicate/collaborate with your student's teachers on a regular basis. My training includes Project Read, Lindamood-Bell, and various other reading programs and if your student has an Individual Education Plan, he/she can receive individual lessons centered around the IEP goals. My credentials and degrees are as follows: a Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential, a Master of Science in Reading, a Language Development Specialist Certificate (authorizing me to teach ESL), a Reading/Lang. Arts Specialist Credential, a Learning Handicapped Special Education Credential, and a Resource Specialist Certificate. I will be retiring from the state school system in July of 2014, but once a teacher, always a teacher and I am looking forward to continuing helping students of all ages reach their goals.

Testimonials

"Patient and Ethical"

- Mandy, Yorba Linda, CA on 8/5/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Luis Carlos, Placentia, CA on 9/20/14
Elena replied on 9/20/2014

Thank you so much for the wonderful comments. He is an excellent student and please keep me in mind if you need tutoring for him at a later time. It was a pleasure teaching him.

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Education

California State University, Long Beach
Sociology
California State University, Long Beach
Other
California State University, Fullerton
Master's

Education

California State University, Long Beach (Sociology)

California State University, Long Beach (Other)

California State University, Fullerton (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Anaheim, CA 92807

Elena’s Subjects

English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Dyslexia,
Phonics,
Special Needs
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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