I began my tutoring career in 1995 as a clinician at the Melvin-Smith Learning Center in Sacramento, after completing Melvin-Smith's 40-hour training program. In 2004, I earned my certificate in Dyslexia Remediation from Edu-Therapeutics. When the center closed in 2006, I started my own tutoring business at the request of my clients. I've worked with hundreds of students, and almost all have made significant improvement. Many of my students who started out way below grade level in many areas have caught up and in some cases passed their current grade level. I sometimes hear from former clients whose children are now doing successful work in college.
I specialize in working with students who struggle in general, whether dyslexic, ADD/ADHD, or just having a tough time learning. Rather than focusing on homework, my tutoring involves doing activities that build basic learning skills, including memory training, visualization, auditory processing (listening skills), phonics, multi-sensory reading and spelling technique, logic, and visual/spatial awareness. This is a long-term approach with the goal of giving the student the skills he/she needs to learn independently after our time together is over. I plan my lessons according to the needs of the individual. I work with one student at a time, in the home of the student. I provide all materials for sessions.
My manner in working with students is relaxed, nurturing, and supportive. Most of my students enjoy and look forward to their sessions, and parents notice increased confidence and enthusiasm about learning. Adult students often tell me their lives have improved in more ways than they imagined as a result of their tutoring. I especially enjoy the close bond that I share with my students and their families. I often wind up being re-hired to tutor other family members of former students.
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