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Sandra M.

Atlanta, GA

$129/hr

Orton-Gillingham Trained and Over 20 Years Experience in Education

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Orton-Gillingham Trained and Over 20 Years Experience in Education

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Sandra has over 20 years of teaching and tutoring experience and has been trained in the Orton-Gillingham method through the Institute of Multi-Sensory Learning. Currently certified in GA, she has also held teaching certificates in Minnesota and New Jersey. Her broad background includes teaching in urban and suburban schools, teaching in detention and alternative settings, tutoring emerging readers/speakers through high school honors students and corporate executives seeking to refine their skills, and homeschool teaching and consultation. She published a children's book with her son and possesses a special gift for reaching success with students who have previously experienced frustration educationally.

Testimonials

"Exceptional Tutor"

- Nicole, Lithonia, GA on 8/26/13

"Exceptional tutor."

- Al, Atlanta, GA on 6/27/13

"Excellent Tutor"

- Lindsey, Atlanta, GA on 3/2/13
English:
Bible Studies, English,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Dyslexia,
Phonics
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English,
Reading,
Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
SSAT
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

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.

Dyslexia

I am trained in the Orton-Gillingham method through the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education.

Elementary (K-6th)

In addition to being Orton-Gillingham trained through the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education, I have also studied language development, beginning reading, teaching elementary school math, learning styles, and special needs. I have over 20 years' experience teaching and tutoring. I have taught elementary age students in the classroom and also in private lessons. My experiences have developed in me a proficiency for breaking down concepts in a way that is easy to understand for the individual learner. Success in all subjects for an elementary student always hinges on his or her ability to read, learn basic math principles, and apply appropriate study skills. By increasing skills in these areas, I have empowered numerous students to achieve success in all school subjects.

Elementary Math

As part of my training for an education degree, I studied teaching elementary school math. I have over 20 years of tutoring and teaching experience and have helped a wide array of students in mathematics, from preschoolers learning basic concepts through high schoolers studying Algebra I or preparing for the SAT.

English

I am a certified language arts teacher with over 20 years of experience in education.

Phonics

I am a certified English/language arts teacher, and as such, have a solid training in phonics. In order to enhance my teaching, I have acquired additional credits in multi-sensory reading by training on the highly acclaimed Orton-Gillingham method. Additionally, I have extensive experience in private tutoring of all ages, including emerging readers who are new to phonemic awareness and older readers who need to fill in gaps in the foundational principles of phonics in order to improve their reading and comprehension.

Public Speaking

As a certified language arts teacher, public speaking and other stage arts were included in my training and are required as part of classroom teaching core standards. Additionally, I speak in front of audiences of various ages when I promote my children's book, Joey is Thankful. I have been filmed by CNN's Accent Health, WebMD, the Arthritis Foundation, and also by the American College of Rheumatology to share my personal journey of health and well being.

Reading

As a certified English-language arts teacher, I have experience in teaching all levels of reading, from pre-reading skills through adult learners. As an Orton-Gillingham trained reading instructor, I build a strong foundation in phonemic awareness through multi-sensory activities which maximize retention and keep the student engaged and excited about learning. I provide an initial assessment and periodic updates on the student's progress. These assessments are included in my hourly rate.

SSAT

I have assisted numerous students in preparing for the SSAT. As a former Associate Director of a prestigious local tutoring company which was one of the first to offer SSAT tutoring in metro Atlanta, I also arranged, observed, and evaluated group classes and our other tutors.

Bethel University
Language Arts
Adams State University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Bethel University (Language Arts)

Adams State University (Graduate Coursework)

Exceptional Tutor — There are no words in the dictionary than can express how impressed and pleased I am with Sandra's services. Ms. Sandy, as my son calls her, challenges and motivates my son. My son was diagnosed with dyslexia and as a result hated reading. Since we began working with Ms. Sandy not only has his reading abilities increased but so has his self-esteem. We have worked with a few reading tutors in t ...

— Nicole, Lithonia, GA on 8/26/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $129.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Special pricing available for two or three student sessions. Diagnostic and progress testing is included in the hourly rate.

Travel policy

Sandra will travel within 10 miles of Atlanta, GA 30337.


About Sandra

Sandra has over 20 years of teaching and tutoring experience and has been trained in the Orton-Gillingham method through the Institute of Multi-Sensory Learning. Currently certified in GA, she has also held teaching certificates in Minnesota and New Jersey. Her broad background includes teaching in urban and suburban schools, teaching in detention and alternative settings, tutoring emerging readers/speakers through high school honors students and corporate executives seeking to refine their skills, and homeschool teaching and consultation. She published a children's book with her son and possesses a special gift for reaching success with students who have previously experienced frustration educationally.

Testimonials

"Exceptional Tutor"

- Nicole, Lithonia, GA on 8/26/13

"Exceptional tutor."

- Al, Atlanta, GA on 6/27/13

"Excellent Tutor"

- Lindsey, Atlanta, GA on 3/2/13
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Education

Bethel University
Language Arts
Adams State University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Bethel University (Language Arts)

Adams State University (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Special pricing available for two or three student sessions. Diagnostic and progress testing is included in the hourly rate.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Atlanta, GA 30337

Sandra’s Subjects

English:
Bible Studies, English,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Dyslexia,
Phonics
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English,
Reading,
Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
SSAT
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

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.


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