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Ann P.

Dynamic Teacher with Specialty in Intensive Phonics, Reading and Math.

Fountain Valley, CA (92708)

Travel radius
10 miles
Hourly fee
$40.00
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I have over 20 years' experience with private tutoring. I earned a teaching degree from University of Pittsburgh and have qualifications to teach any subject in grades k-8. During this time, I have researched various teaching methods in order to reach all types of learners. I am able to differentiate instruction to suit each child. I specialize in intensive phonics instruction for students who need help in making sense of reading and spelling. This method of instruction lends itself well to students who are struggling with early reading, dyslexia, or learning English as a second language. Rather than learning the basic phonics taught in the elementary schools, children will be taught all 72 sounds that make up the English language. This method makes sense to the children and they are finally able to apply concrete rules to decode words.
In addition to intensive phonics instruction, I have a love for teaching reading. I focus on reading fluency, comprehension and critical thinking. In order to keep the children interested and working, the materials are widely varied. The children work for approximately 10 minutes on one task, then switch to another. Each tutoring session will include a lesson plan, progress report and recommendations for weekly work.
Finally, I have several methods I use for teaching elementary math. If students can count forwards and backwards to/from 10 they can learn all addition and subtraction math facts with little trouble. I use hands-on materials, special "tricks" and music to teach math. Great success can be had once individual strengths, weakness and learning styles are identified.
I am firm, yet friendly. My students enjoy tutoring and are eager to come back. I look forward to working with parents and children to make learning successful for every child!

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Ann’s subjects

Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Public Speaking
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Dyslexia, Hard Of Hearing, Phonics, Special Needs
Business:
Public Speaking
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
History:
Social Studies
Language:
ESL/ESOL
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

Elementary (K-6th)

I earned a teaching degree from the University of Pittsburgh and have qualifications to teach any subject in grades k-8. I started my career in Singapore teaching at the International School. I worked with 4th grade children of eight different nationalities. I returned to the United States and taught grades 2 and 4 in a public school setting. The bulk of my teaching has involved working as a private tutor. I have a wide range of teaching materials that work well specifically for private tutoring. I have tested and refined countless educational materials until I have found ones that are effective in helping students. No time will ever be wasted when I am working with students! I have several materials to cover each subject and change frequently in order to hold the child's interest.

Phonics

I have been teaching intensive phonics to children between the ages of 5 and 12 for the past 20 years. The instructional model used, teaches all 72 sounds that make up the English language. Spelling, handwriting and the rules of phonics are integral to this program. This method of teaching phonics utilizes methodology that integrates auditory, visual, kinesthetic and tactual processing. It is especially helpful to late readers, those learning english as a second language, and those with dyslexia.

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Education

University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh, Reading Specialist (Other)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ann will travel within 10 miles of Fountain Valley, CA 92708.

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