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I have been in education for close to twenty years on both the elementary and secondary school level. This includes over ten years as a reading and writing teacher in elementary schools;in addition I have also been a volunteer reading tutor for The Children's Literacy Center since 1996.
I have a Masters Degree in Elementary Education with a focus on reading and writing and assisting students with remedial reading. On average, my students reading skills have increased one grade level in the time I've worked with them
I pride myself in being patient and supportive and always work with the parents to make the tutoring a pleasant experience.
I have over ten years of experience working with students who have dyslexia in both the classroom setting as well as tutoring. I hold a master's degree in education and over thirty six hours of credits in teaching students with reading and writing difficulties.
Students with dyslexia will benefit by the teacher using a multisensory approach in their methods of instruction. This can be done by using the visual, auditory and tactile to assist in learning the reading and writing process. Children with dyslexia need explicit, systematic, and cumulative instruction in order to achieve the highest level of success in their schoolwork.
I have a over 46 college credits in elementary education as well as over ten years of experience. I have worked with students who were behind in reading and writing as well as those who were English second language learners and whose first language was Spanish as I am a native Spanish speaker. I also have worked with students with special needs and have a Master's degree in Education.
I have spent many summers volunteering my services to programs in the San Luis Valley of Colorado that teach English to ESL children and adults. In addition, I have personal experience in the process as I was in an ESL program as an elementary and secondary student. As a bilingual teacher, I have the knowledge of how to instruct in the specifics of the English language to include phonics, reading, and writing in a manner that best serves an individual who is learning a second language. In my teaching assignments I had ESL students in my classroom as well as assisted in the ESL classroom at my school.
I have taught reading as both an educator and volunteer for close to 15 years. Teaching phonics means helping students hear the sounds of the different letters then helping them put the letters together to form words then sentences. It is important to teach these skills in a sequence and use the skills taught on a regular basis by giving the students plently of opportunity for practice.
Experienced in teaching Spanish.
24 hours of Spanish classes at the college level.
I have a Masters degree in elementary and special education in addition to over fifteen years of classroom experience. In addition, I am also a volunteer reading teacher for students who are reading below their grade level. My experience with students with special needs include learning disabilities, autism, severe needs, as well as students with emotional and behavioral difficulties. My many years of teaching has allowed me the ability to utilize many types of teaching methods that allow the student to use their unique way of learning to make the educational experience personalized and enjoyable. I also take great pride in the professional relationship I maintain with the parents of my students and consider them a partner in the tutoring.
College of Santa Fe (Social Science)
Regis University (Master's)
Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00
Andrew will travel within 15 miles of Colorado Springs, CO 80904.
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