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A special learning studio in my home sets my program apart from clustered groups in shopping center programs, or student distractions at the student's house. The use of research based program, time tested materials, positive reinforcers, and manipulatives support my students with their goals.
I am a teacher from an award-winning school, and I teach transitional kindergarten this year, but I have taught all lower grades for multiple years. I have a master's degree in education and a certificate in teaching advanced learners. My specialty is a unique and engaging approach in teaching children to read using stylized markings to reach early learners or struggling learners when others have not been able to help. I teach using simultaneous multi-sensory participation. If we can feel it, see it, hear it... we can remember it! This interactive teaching style has helped me teach many international students and even many three year olds to read! Some of my tutoring students have Individualized Educational Plans in school, and many have focus issues, while others just want to stay ahead of the curve and learn common core standards before they are introduced in school. I really enjoy supporting my students and families as their partner as they are navigating the educational system in pursuit of the best possible education for their child. I often have siblings who come to me, and I offer a family discount to help out. Sometimes students utilize my services for a while, then come in to see me for a "tune up" just to make sure their are no gaps in their growth. I have also consulted with school learning centers and helped hundreds of students move from below grade level to at or above.
To give more specifics, I help students increase fluency levels in reading by targeting goals with them. I support those individual needs by re-teaching and to fill "gaps" using diagnostic tests. I considering their unique learning style while helping them progress. In math, I help students understand concepts and remember how to do them in fun ways. This method gives them the ability to retain the information and be able to do this again later. My expertise is especially helpful to start young children off strong so their academic career is off to a positive start. I believe I help meet the needs of my students by addressing their learning styles including kinesthetic learning, verbal and oral learners. Thinking outside of the box is something I like to do as an educator. I have been told that my skills and my perspective combine to help students kids grow.
I became a teacher, because I love the challenge of helping students to reach their full potential. I have a passion for teaching children with little sayings or physical "helpers" that help children forever remember how to accomplish a certain skill or standard. My students often become wonderful teachers themselves because they can explain phonic patterns and math approaches so that others can learn or comprehend. I always help my students work on critical thinking and the "next" thing as I am working with them. I have trained many teachers in working with children in small groups.
Successful strategies in which I make learning a game have become my "secrets" of the trade. One of my students told me last week that he wanted to come to me each day instead of his other regular class! Teaching is an art and science combined. I have the ability to help your child when school alone is not working, or when that "next step" is not happening for them. Tutoring is a wonderful gift to a child.
I'd be happy not only to help students achieve, but to help parents help their children as well.
I have taught Elementary Education for over 14 years and currently am teaching! I love what I do and know how to creatively engage my students to master standards for lasting confidence and success in their academic careers. My students' achievements are demonstrated on their high standardized test scores. More importantly, my students (who are forever my students) are people who enjoy learning!
I have been teaching phonic, reading, and all language skills in my classroom for 14 years. My ESL students are often my highest students! I use lots or visuals in my teaching and I check for understanding during every point in my lessons. I love communicating with my ESL parents and using my Spanish as they are trying to communicate with me as well in their second language!
I have a Masters degree in Education with a reading emphasis. and a specialist certificate for advanced learners.I have taught children to read for over 18 years. I teach the key standards and skills for phonics and sight words which leads to fluent reading success. I have even successfully taught 3 year olds to read sounds, blends, and digraphs, as well as long vowel sounds in order to read. I have worked with students in grades K through 12 grade to improve and gain in their reading fluency. I have worked with tutoring centers to help improve and strengthen their instructional practices. My student outcomes have involved success of growth from intensive to benchmark or challenge levels after a tutoring plan has been administered. Phonics are fun. It really is simple to me, but I have been sharing my formula to many for years. Children "connect" to my stories and stylized markings. They use these to write and learn with. These connections help them learn until the skill is automatic.
I teach reading skills using stylized markings and secret stories that will have my reader learning and laughing. They can recall the story related to the phonic or visualize what is taught. Soon they are applying when reading...and even better reading when other methods just didn't work for them. I fill in the gaps they have and help with sight words. My readers become experts at phonics. I use diagnostics to find out exactly what is missing with a student and add interesting fluency practice. Making learning a game is my specialty. Teaching reading is my passion.
Absolutely Brilliant Tutor — Mrs. Debbie M is an absolutely brilliant tutor. Having grown up with a true love for reading, I was met with a sense of failure when I couldn't pass this love for reading on to my son. (He loved to be read to, but he was lacking both the confidence and the interest to learn how to read on his own.) I cannot begin to fully, appropriately express just how grateful I am to have found Debbie, and h ...
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