I am a semi-retired speech therapist (SLPA) and educator with 20+ years experience teaching toddlers through adults. Teaching is my passion and my gift. Specializing in language based remediation, I have extensive experience working with dyslexia, dysgraphia, poor spelling, handwriting, auditory processing disorder, ADHD, as well as Special Needs.
I am a pleasant person, fun-loving and incorporate games and hands-on activities to engage my student. When I work with a student, they see, hear, touch, move around and manipulate the lesson. This aids in retention. My students are excited to see me, we enjoy our time together.
My reading program is unique and proven in a clinical setting with hundreds of students. After assessing reading deficits such as fluency, decoding, and comprehension, I create an individual reading plan for each student. I incorporate all deficit areas in each tutoring session; attention and focus, reading, writing, spelling, auditory processing, etc. I teach the student how to use their strengths while improving their weak areas. The student's self esteem is always paramount in my tutoring.
I use Orton Gillingham methods, which are the only research proven methods to teach the dyslexic brain. Dyslexic brains are wired differently and they must be taught reading, writing and spelling in a different method. I integrate several proven techniques to improve reading skills; decoding, fluency and comprehension.
My program has shown great success with students improving their reading scores by several grade levels in just 3 months. Here's a clip from an email I just received from Tammy S."We just finished the school year in 3rd grade. They both made high honor roll for the entire school year! In addition to having straight A's all year they both did well on the CRCT and **** got the highest score for math, science and Reading! I just wanted to take a moment to share this with you. Last year at this time you provided me with hope when I was in such despair and now I am filled with joy and pride with the accomplishments above and beyond my hopes! Thank you for your support and guidance. You have touched all of our lives in such an instrumental way. Never doubt the talent and gift you have and the precious gift you have given us!"
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