After graduating from the University of Chicago, I went on to get my teaching certification, which I have used to teach public elementary and junior high students and also to homeschool all five of my children. Four out of the five are now in college, each maintaining higher than a 3.5 GPA. All of my children are strong readers.
I use a variety of methods to tutor, depending on the needs and learning style of the student. If I were to tutor your child in reading I would use a reading inventory to pinpoint specific areas of difficulty and then work on strengthening his or her skills in those areas. I would also incorporate your child's own school work in the tutoring sessions to make the sessions practical.
I also tutor adults using the informal reading inventory to identify trouble areas and then tutor accordingly. Sometimes, a missed but retaught skill can be the piece of the puzzle that brings the "reading picture" into focus for an adult learner.
I enjoy finding the hidden potential in students, helping them to see it in themselves, and then watching them achieve it. I would be honored if you would choose me as a tutor for yourself or for your child.
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