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Timothy A.

Arcadia, CA

$50/hr

Hi! My name is Tim. I specialize in reading using Phonics.

Hi! My name is Tim. I specialize in reading using Phonics.

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For the past five years I worked at a local middle school in the Special ED. Department. My Bachelors Degree in Child Development helped me appreciate the need for students to have a strong foundation in Phonics to become fluent readers. Many of our students read at a lower grade level and a few could not read at all. We helped them learn the rules of phonics. They learn what sound each letter or letter combinations make. Once they learned the rules, with practice, their reading improved. Even the students who could not read when they first came to us, were reading albeit at a lower grade level, but they were reading. They were determined to read more sophisticated books because they found in themselves a new power that had escaped them for years.

After identifying the students need, the right strategy or vehicle was used to strengthen the weakness. In our work, many phonic games were used. The students really enjoyed the games and my background in Child Development reinforced the fact that children do learn many things through play. I also intend to use phonic games and other strategies in helping students learn to read.


English:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Phonics, Reading
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Cal State U. Los Angeles
Child Development
Yes
Other

Education

Cal State U. Los Angeles (Child Development)

Yes (Other)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Timothy will travel within 5 miles of Arcadia, CA 91007.


About Timothy

For the past five years I worked at a local middle school in the Special ED. Department. My Bachelors Degree in Child Development helped me appreciate the need for students to have a strong foundation in Phonics to become fluent readers. Many of our students read at a lower grade level and a few could not read at all. We helped them learn the rules of phonics. They learn what sound each letter or letter combinations make. Once they learned the rules, with practice, their reading improved. Even the students who could not read when they first came to us, were reading albeit at a lower grade level, but they were reading. They were determined to read more sophisticated books because they found in themselves a new power that had escaped them for years.

After identifying the students need, the right strategy or vehicle was used to strengthen the weakness. In our work, many phonic games were used. The students really enjoyed the games and my background in Child Development reinforced the fact that children do learn many things through play. I also intend to use phonic games and other strategies in helping students learn to read.



Education

Cal State U. Los Angeles
Child Development
Yes
Other

Education

Cal State U. Los Angeles (Child Development)

Yes (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Arcadia, CA 91007

Timothy’s Subjects

English:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Phonics, Reading
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Reading

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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