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Hannah D.

Boulder, CO

$60/hr

Licensed and Experienced in k-6: Goals Driven Education

Background check passed as of 1/25/14
Usually responds in about 6 hours

Licensed and Experienced in k-6: Goals Driven Education

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As a licensed k-6 educator in the state of Colorado, I have proven my dedication to excellence by helping children close the achievement gap in both literacy and math. I love teaching children the strategies that will make learning accessible, and have successfully helped even reluctant learners!

I am an experienced classroom educator and tutor. I taught in primary grade classrooms in St. Vrain Valley School District. In addition, I have completed 15 credits towards an M.A. in Education. I emphasize multimodal learning, and love to teach in a way that integrates subject areas with skill acquisition.

I offer literacy intervention in phonics, fluency and comprehension. Mendi Y., interventionist at Legacy Elementary, spoke highly of my students' achievements; she said, "(Hannah) was able to isolate areas of weakness in her students and implement successful strategies to help these students close their gap in performance. I saw this happen again and again in her room." I provide older students with support in mastering writing using PC Applications, correct grammar, and editing techniques.

I individualize instruction in math foundations to meet student needs. I ensure success using a kinesthetic approach, strategy development, and authentic tasks. I teach students to reason mathematically using numbers, pictures, and words. I help children build logic and function fluency through mathematical games. I instruct older students in numeric definitions, properties, and procedures, as they encounter more advanced topics.

Furthermore, I have proven my abilities with non-traditional learners and English Language Learners. I am bilingual in Spanish and English, and also enjoy instructing students in Spanish-language acquisition.

To meet social development (self-confidence/self-advocacy) goals, I encourage you to hear what your child is learning from your child herself/himself! When children become able to talk about their learning and success, they take the first step toward assuming leadership for their leaning and goal-setting.

Testimonials

"Exceptional tutor - 2nd grade"

- Linda, Golden, CO on 11/3/11

"Excellent Rapport"

- Sue, Denver, CO on 7/16/14

"Great First Lesson"

- Beth, Golden, CO on 5/28/14

"A Big Help"

- Leslie, Arvada, CO on 5/28/14

"She is bringing out the best in our daughter."

- Julie and Francois, Denver, CO on 10/27/13

"Great tutor!"

- Cathy, Golden, CO on 4/18/13

"Great Tutor!"

- Amanda, Golden, CO on 4/30/12

"Hannah is very compassionate and patient"

- Joyce, Golden, CO on 1/13/12

"very patient"

- Marcella, Golden, CO on 10/18/11
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra,
Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Philosophy, Physical Science, Psychology
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, C, General Computer, HTML, Linux, Macintosh, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer)
Language:
Spanish,
TOEFL
History:
American History, European History, Geography, World History
Art:
Adobe Photoshop
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Aspergers, Autism, Dyslexia,
Phonics,
Special Needs
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Elementary (K-6th),
English, Geometry, Prealgebra,
Precalculus, Reading,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish,
Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
General Computer, Grammar, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer), Proofreading, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

I recently attended the Diverse Learners Conference in Denver, which has helped me better understand ADD and ADHD as learning styles. I help children set and monitor their own goals in both academics and behavior. I provide multiple modalities (kinesthetic, visual and verbal) to support information processing. I use organizers to promote information retention. When needed, I provide refocusing tasks that simulate both hemispheres of the brain. In addition, I can provide a space that is free from distractions.

Algebra 1

I teach mathematical reasoning and logic, as well as procedure. I offer instruction in solving and modeling functions.

Dyslexia

I am experienced in supporting dyslexia and unidentifiable disabilities displaying similar symptoms. I am familiar with the Take Flight curriculum, and I utilize this approach. I have provided a structured, systematic, multisensory system for gaining phonological awareness to children, aged 7 to 13. At the Diverse Learners Conference in Denver, I developed effective strategies for engaging dyslexic students in meaningful ways. I coach children in segmenting words into individual phonemes, and blending phonemes together into words. I also emphasize rhyming and common English language word patterns.

Elementary (K-6th)

As a licensed elementary educator, I love to coach children in strategies that will provide math and reading efficacy.

I teach all components of literacy, including: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. (See Phonics and Reading descriptions)

I also teach comprehension and fluency in mathematics. I teach children strategy development and metacognitive techniques through kinesthetic, visual and linguistic modalities. I help children create and use 100-charts, number lines, and simplified pictures to build mathematical understanding and confidence!

Elementary Math

I have done classroom research on instructional skill development and effective mathematical practice. As the result of this research, I developed a library of empowering 10-minute lessons that provide a solid foundation in number sense, spatial reasoning and grouping strategies. I teach all elementary levels - straight through algebra!

Phonics

As a first and second grade teacher who has worked with diverse learning groups, I have experience instructing children in phonological awareness and the alphabetic principal. I use Elkonin Boxes (with magnetic chips and paper boxes) to instruct students in segmenting and blending words together. I have students manipulate and identify word rimes (this is a technical word for the graphemes composing a word ending), consonants, vowels and consonant blends. I also do word family and vowel sorts to identify common patterns found in words. In addition, I instruct students in the creation of authentic tools to promote a generalized understanding of English letter-sound correspondences.

Prealgebra

I teach mathematical inquiry and reasoning, as well as definitions, rules and procedures. At this level, I emphasize solidifying an understanding of the structure and properties of numbers. I help my students identify appropriate methods for making comparisons between, and drawing conclusions about these numbers. Furthermore, I introduce data and graphs to make predictions and generalizations about patterns, variability, change, and order in number sets.

Reading

I am an experienced reading teacher, and can help students hone both comprehension and fluency skills.

To boost fluency, I use a range of tools including: level-appropriate books, various decoding strategies, word/sound manipulation, generalization strategies, word sorts, Fry's word lists, customized word lists, and modeled intonation/expression.

To enhance comprehension, I coach students to make predictions, journal, utilize organizers, and retell/summarize stories.

Spanish

I teach conversational Spanish with an emphasis on animal vocabulary, action verbs and greetings. Learn to write & pronounce Spanish words, and structure Spanish sentences.

Special Needs

I use modeling, gradually release of responsibility, repetition, and creative engagement with academic materials to scaffold learning. I stimulate sensory processing through cross-lateral movement routines, breath control activities and other re-focusing techniques. I have used Wilson (Orton-Gillingham) and Lindamood Bella curricula with tier 2 and 3 intervention groups in my first and second grade classroom. I have used Take Flight for individual tutoring, and frequently utilize these strategies with all my students.

Study Skills

I coach students in organizational techniques, note taking, and resource utilization. In addition, I provide instruction in the fundamental concepts of the target subject. To prepare for tests, I help students identify key concepts and organize notes. I am a licensed k-8 educator in the state of Colorado.

Writing

I offer support in sentence and paragraph structure, spelling, story planning/idea formation, vocabulary, editing and penmanship.

Hannah’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Hannah. View all of Hannah’s resources

During the summer kids just want to have fun, right? WRONG! Believe it or not, the most fun activities are actually mentally engaging as well. I love journaling, sodoku, writing letters to friends, reading online and drawing. To get the most out of these activities, check out the bargain books section of the book store.  There are usually beginning drawing and sodoku books for under $10... read more

The summer is off to a fun start for the three H. sisters. Since they are all different ages and have three unique learning styles, they each have different needs. Beginning in June, I have been teaching all three for the first time. The middle sister is growing academically through immersion in poetry, non-fiction organizers, and higher-level picture books. With the oldest sister headed to... read more

University of Colorado, Boulder
Spanish, History
University of Colorado at Boulder (elementery ed certif)
Other
Working on it at University of Colorado at Boulder-Literacy
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Colorado, Boulder (Spanish, History)

University of Colorado at Boulder (elementery ed certif) (Other)

Working on it at University of Colorado at Boulder-Literacy (Graduate Coursework)

Exceptional tutor - 2nd grade — We selected Hannah to work with our 2nd grader who has been struggling a bit to keep up in reading and math. He is one of the youngest in the class and really needed some creative one-on-one time. Hannah was extremely responsive to my emails and phone calls. She met with me for the first visit, showing me selected books that were exactly what interests him. Her math activities are very creative ...

— Linda, Golden, CO on 11/3/11

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

$10 fee for each additional student, $35/half hour

Travel policy

Hannah will travel within 1 miles of Boulder, CO 80301.


About Hannah

As a licensed k-6 educator in the state of Colorado, I have proven my dedication to excellence by helping children close the achievement gap in both literacy and math. I love teaching children the strategies that will make learning accessible, and have successfully helped even reluctant learners!

I am an experienced classroom educator and tutor. I taught in primary grade classrooms in St. Vrain Valley School District. In addition, I have completed 15 credits towards an M.A. in Education. I emphasize multimodal learning, and love to teach in a way that integrates subject areas with skill acquisition.

I offer literacy intervention in phonics, fluency and comprehension. Mendi Y., interventionist at Legacy Elementary, spoke highly of my students' achievements; she said, "(Hannah) was able to isolate areas of weakness in her students and implement successful strategies to help these students close their gap in performance. I saw this happen again and again in her room." I provide older students with support in mastering writing using PC Applications, correct grammar, and editing techniques.

I individualize instruction in math foundations to meet student needs. I ensure success using a kinesthetic approach, strategy development, and authentic tasks. I teach students to reason mathematically using numbers, pictures, and words. I help children build logic and function fluency through mathematical games. I instruct older students in numeric definitions, properties, and procedures, as they encounter more advanced topics.

Furthermore, I have proven my abilities with non-traditional learners and English Language Learners. I am bilingual in Spanish and English, and also enjoy instructing students in Spanish-language acquisition.

To meet social development (self-confidence/self-advocacy) goals, I encourage you to hear what your child is learning from your child herself/himself! When children become able to talk about their learning and success, they take the first step toward assuming leadership for their leaning and goal-setting.

Testimonials

"Exceptional tutor - 2nd grade"

- Linda, Golden, CO on 11/3/11

"Excellent Rapport"

- Sue, Denver, CO on 7/16/14

"Great First Lesson"

- Beth, Golden, CO on 5/28/14

"A Big Help"

- Leslie, Arvada, CO on 5/28/14

"She is bringing out the best in our daughter."

- Julie and Francois, Denver, CO on 10/27/13

"Great tutor!"

- Cathy, Golden, CO on 4/18/13

"Great Tutor!"

- Amanda, Golden, CO on 4/30/12

"Hannah is very compassionate and patient"

- Joyce, Golden, CO on 1/13/12

"very patient"

- Marcella, Golden, CO on 10/18/11
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Education

University of Colorado, Boulder
Spanish, History
University of Colorado at Boulder (elementery ed certif)
Other
Working on it at University of Colorado at Boulder-Literacy
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Colorado, Boulder (Spanish, History)

University of Colorado at Boulder (elementery ed certif) (Other)

Working on it at University of Colorado at Boulder-Literacy (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required

$10 fee for each additional student, $35/half hour

Travel Radius
Travels within 1 miles of Boulder, CO 80301

Hannah’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra,
Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Philosophy, Physical Science, Psychology
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, C, General Computer, HTML, Linux, Macintosh, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer)
Language:
Spanish,
TOEFL
History:
American History, European History, Geography, World History
Art:
Adobe Photoshop
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Aspergers, Autism, Dyslexia,
Phonics,
Special Needs
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Elementary (K-6th),
English, Geometry, Prealgebra,
Precalculus, Reading,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish,
Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
General Computer, Grammar, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer), Proofreading, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Hannah’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Hannah. View all of Hannah’s resources

During the summer kids just want to have fun, right? WRONG! Believe it or not, the most fun activities are actually mentally engaging as well. I love journaling, sodoku, writing letters to friends, reading online and drawing. To get the most out of these activities, check out the bargain books section of the book store.  There are usually beginning drawing and sodoku books for under $10... read more

The summer is off to a fun start for the three H. sisters. Since they are all different ages and have three unique learning styles, they each have different needs. Beginning in June, I have been teaching all three for the first time. The middle sister is growing academically through immersion in poetry, non-fiction organizers, and higher-level picture books. With the oldest sister headed to... read more


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