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Pattie K.

Colorado Springs, CO

$60/hr

Reading Specialist-Certified in SLANT (based on Orton-Guillingham)

Background check passed as of 8/13/11
Usually responds in about 2 days

Reading Specialist-Certified in SLANT (based on Orton-Guillingham)

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As an elementary and then middle school teacher, I realized the importance of reading instruction for student success in all academic areas. I have a Master's Degree in reading and am endorsed as a reading specialist. With 15 years of experience as a classroom teacher and 5 years experience as a middle school reading specialist I’ve been able to help struggling readers not only improve their reading skills but gain self-esteem and confidence in the process. To round out my training I became a certified SLANT instructor. SLANT is a multi-sensory structured language program where students are systematically taught phonics and phonemic awareness as well as spelling and language concepts. It is based on the Orton Gillingham program.

Tutoring lessons include:
•Fluency-lessons in building fluency, phrasing and expression.
•Study of Morphemes-an in-depth study of prefixes, root words and suffixes to help students unlock unfamiliar words and help build vocabulary.
•Vocabulary skills-discussion of word parts, using context clues, and direct instruction.
•Comprehension skills-lessons include summarizing, finding main ideas, making inferences and recalling details in text
•Textbook structures-lessons help students organize and understand math, science and social studies texts. also teaches plot structure for understanding fiction.


Testimonials

"Worth the investment! "

- Darcie, Colorado Springs, CO on 2/3/12
Pattie replied on 2/9/2012

Darcie, thank you so much for the recommendation. It is very kind of you. You're boys are a delight!

Pattie

"invaluable resource"

- Kristen, Colorado Springs, CO on 8/9/11
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar

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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a college degree in Elementary Education and seven years experience in teaching grades K-6. I also have a Master's Degree in Reading.

Phonics

With 15 years of experience as a classroom teacher and 5 years experience as a middle school reading specialist I’ve been able to help struggling readers not only improve their reading skills but gain self-esteem and confidence in the process. To round out my training I became a certified SLANT instructor. SLANT is a multi-sensory structured language program where students are systematically taught phonics and phonemic awareness as well as spelling and language concepts. It is based on the Orton Gillingham program.

Study Skills

I have 15 years experience in teaching study skills and state standardized test preparation to middle school students. I have taught specific lessons in reading test preparation, writing test preparation and math test preparation as well as general concepts of how to read a textbook and prepare for tests in all subjects.

Northern Illinois University-BA and teacher certification
Elementary Education
Northern Illinois University
MEd
Aurora University, Aurora, IL
Other

Education

Northern Illinois University-BA and teacher certification (Elementary Education)

Northern Illinois University (MEd)

Aurora University, Aurora, IL (Other)

Worth the investment! — My boys are learning and enjoy working with Pattie. I would recommend her highly for anyone needing help. It's worth the investment. ...

— Darcie, Colorado Springs, CO on 2/3/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Pattie will travel within 20 miles of Colorado Springs, CO 80904.


About Pattie

As an elementary and then middle school teacher, I realized the importance of reading instruction for student success in all academic areas. I have a Master's Degree in reading and am endorsed as a reading specialist. With 15 years of experience as a classroom teacher and 5 years experience as a middle school reading specialist I’ve been able to help struggling readers not only improve their reading skills but gain self-esteem and confidence in the process. To round out my training I became a certified SLANT instructor. SLANT is a multi-sensory structured language program where students are systematically taught phonics and phonemic awareness as well as spelling and language concepts. It is based on the Orton Gillingham program.

Tutoring lessons include:
•Fluency-lessons in building fluency, phrasing and expression.
•Study of Morphemes-an in-depth study of prefixes, root words and suffixes to help students unlock unfamiliar words and help build vocabulary.
•Vocabulary skills-discussion of word parts, using context clues, and direct instruction.
•Comprehension skills-lessons include summarizing, finding main ideas, making inferences and recalling details in text
•Textbook structures-lessons help students organize and understand math, science and social studies texts. also teaches plot structure for understanding fiction.



Testimonials

"Worth the investment! "

- Darcie, Colorado Springs, CO on 2/3/12
Pattie replied on 2/9/2012

Darcie, thank you so much for the recommendation. It is very kind of you. You're boys are a delight!

Pattie

"invaluable resource"

- Kristen, Colorado Springs, CO on 8/9/11
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Education

Northern Illinois University-BA and teacher certification
Elementary Education
Northern Illinois University
MEd
Aurora University, Aurora, IL
Other

Education

Northern Illinois University-BA and teacher certification (Elementary Education)

Northern Illinois University (MEd)

Aurora University, Aurora, IL (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Pattie’s Subjects

English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar

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.


Background Check Status for Pattie K.

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