Reading has to be fun as well as relevant to the student, or progress, if there is any, will be slow and painful. I've had excellent results teaching reading and English literature in regular education and special education classrooms in Los Angeles and Orange Counties California. The first things are to find out where the student's interests lie, what level that student is comfortable with, and then build a learning strategy that will give the most benefit in the shortest amount of time.
Prior to teaching, I was a writer/editor for a daily newspaper and later as a technical writer in aerospace. I received a bachelor's degree in Engsish and creative writing from California State University Long Beach. My English second subject teaching certificate courses were accomplished at California State University Dominguez Hills as well as special education certificate courses at the same university. My specialty is in teaching reading to academically resistant students.
For many years, I have successfully taught reading, language skills, study skills, and English literature to learning handicapped, severely handicapped, regular education students, and adults. I am currently tutoring ESL adults.
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