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Darlene M.

Solutions to Reading Problems

Ladera Ranch, CA (92694)

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Is your child struggling with reading? Does he have difficulty comprehending what he has read?

Hello, my name is Darlene. I am a graduate of Indiana University and a retired Indiana State Police secretary. I taught my own son to read before kindergarten. Recently, my granddaughter said, "Grandma, reading is fun when I do it with you!"

I can help your child become an eager, enthusiastic reader. I will direct him in the practice of decoding words by identifying phonics patterns. Once decoding is automatic, I will instruct him to read fluently and for understanding by pausing at the end of phrases and noting end-of-sentence punctuation. Finally, by discussing with me what he has read, I will stimulate his thinking and ensure that he has met the goal of comprehension.

I'm prepared to help your child experience the "fun" of attaining confidence as a reader!


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Darlene’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Grammar, Public Speaking
Elementary (K-6th), English, Reading, Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Vocabulary
English, Grammar, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

Elementary (K-6th)

It’s been my honor to tutor through WyZant since April of 2011, and I’ve been the constant tutor for my granddaughter throughout elementary school. I’m available to sit with a child as he does homework and offer direction and explanations until he understands. Also, I’m very enthusiastic about working on projects such as book reports with posters and oral presentations. We practice those little speeches and the student shines! I’d be delighted to be of service to your child.


I have had the experience of successfully teaching my own son to read before kindergarten. At present, I am coaching my second-grade granddaughter in her reading assignments. Recently, she said, "Grandma, reading is fun when I do it with you!"

My "credentials" involve volunteering as a tutor in our local public school.

My method involves phonics for decoding, recognition of punctuation for fluency and understanding and discussion of material read for comprehension.

My method has proven to be effective.

Public Speaking

I have tutored through WyZant since April of 2011 and I have fourteen years of experience in public speaking organizations. I’m available to assist students with the preparation and delivery of oral reports in kindergarten through college. I give direction, constructive feedback and lots of encouragement. Together we will make your public speaking event an exciting one!

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Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis

VERY POSITIVE AND PREPARED Ms. Darlene is a great tutor she is very patient, very positive and has experience dealing with kids. She comes very prepared. I am so happy she is helping my little boy and family. Thank you. ...

— Toni from Sugar Land, TX on 10/19/11);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Travel policy

Darlene will travel within 10 miles of Ladera Ranch, CA 92694.

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