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I'm a retired teacher and reading specialist with nearly 40 years of experience, and I believe reading is an important life skill that everyone should have. For children and adults alike, I focus on strengthening the necessary foundation students need for decoding, comprehending, and reading fluently. Direct one-to-one instruction can really make a difference for a struggling reader, so let's work together to help you realize your full reading potential.
I have earned an M.A. in Education and taught in the Public School System for 23 years. I also hold a Clear Specialist Instruction Credential in Reading from the California CTC authorizing me to teach Reading and Language Arts.
As a reading teacher, I teach phonemic awareness, phonics, decoding, fluency, and comprehension. Spelling is developmental and you must first be able to hear the sounds of the language to become proficient in spelling. It is my belief that if you have or develop phonological awareness, then you can become a good speller.
Great tutor with excellent teaching methods — My son says, "Thank you Alice, you're a really good tutor!" Alice has done a great job assessing our child's reading level and working with him to improve his skills. She is patient with our child and helpful to us with detailed instructions for the take home practice work. We will be recommending her to any that ask, and also give her 5 stars! ...
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