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Deborah P.

Educator Specializes in Learning Differences

Los Angeles, CA (90064)

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Deborah's Tutoring Subjects

Approved subjects are in bold.
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL
Grammar
Test Preparation:
CBEST
ISEE
PSAT
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th) more »
English
ESL/ESOL
Handwriting more »
Reading more »
Study Skills
Writing
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD
Aspergers
Autism
Dyslexia more »
Hard Of Hearing
Phonics more »
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th) more »
Elementary Math
Grammar
Handwriting more »
Phonics more »
Reading more »
Spelling
Study Skills
Vocabulary
History:
Social Studies
Language:
ESL/ESOL
English:
English
ESL/ESOL
Grammar
Reading more »
Vocabulary
Writing

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Dyslexia

I have been teaching dyslexic students for about 35 years. I have studied the Orton Gillingham method, and all other reading programs based on multisensory structured methods. I served on the board of directors of the Los Angeles County Dyslexia Association for many, many years which gave me the opportunity to attend many meetings and conferences relating to dyslexia.

Elementary (K-6th)

My undergraduate studies were in early childhood education which would include K-6. I have 30+years as as an educational therapist teaching students both in the classroom and individual remedial sessions. I like to teach that age group because it is important for the students to get a good educational foundation to build on for the rest of their school careers. Also, the kids are great to work with at those ages.

Handwriting

I have taught handwriting to many students. I taught it when it was a school requirement and when it was not a school requirement. I taught using the Zaner-Bloser method, and whatever method the school was using at the time. I also created my own sequence of teaching the letters which worked very well with my special needs students.

Phonics

I have been trained in many phonics programs such as Orton Gillingham, Renee Hermane, Lindamood, etc. When I teach phonics I begin with the consonants. Then I introduce the vowels and combine them to make words such as mat, bet, fit, hop, and hut. When the student has mastered these sounds and the concept of putting letters together to make words, I continue onto more difficult sounds such as blends and vowel digraphs. Along with this the student is reading and writing what has been learned. I continue with the curriculum until the student is reading on grade level.

Reading

There are many ways to teach reading. The most important thing is to determine the cause for a students difficulty in learning to read. Once this is done, I try the best way to remediate the difficulty. I say try, because sometimes the methods need to be tweaked or changed to meet the students' needs and make the experience successful and fun. I love to see the change in a student's self esteem when he/she is able to become a reader! I have many different ways of teaching reading, and matching them to the student is one of my strengths.

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