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Kimberly H.

Tutor- phonics, comprehension, elem. writing and math, study skills

Dracut, MA (01826)

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$45.00
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I have worked in the public school system as a Title 1 teacher, special education teacher, instructional support personnel, and reading tutor for the past 10 years. I am a Wyzant tutor with 2 years experience. As a reading tutor, my expertise includes, but not limited to, systematic, explicit, multisensory instruction for reading and spelling. I have a Masters in Language and Literacy from Simmons College with licensure for Reading Specialist pending. I have tutored students from 5yrs old to adults in reading. My certifications include Wilson Reading Level 1, Wilson Fundations K-3, and Phonemic Awareness with Orton-Gillingham 1. Additionally, I am trained in Project Read Story Form Literacy Connection and Report Form for fiction and expository text reading comprehension. I believe including technology is a key component that benefits the student's learning growth. My passion for teaching reading comes from a family background with dyslexia. Additional areas I tutor in are elementary writing, elementary math, pre-algebra, algebra, and study skills. Please email me with any questions you may have. I look forward discussing tutoring services with you.

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Kimberly’s subjects

ADD/ADHD

I am a mother of a child diagnosed with ADHD. Over the years, we have met many obstacles. These challenges made myself become more open-minded working with students that have ADHD, along with other disabilities. My experience consists of 10 years working in a pull-out classroom, small-group, and individual. As a classroom teacher, behavior management is essential to growth of learning. My behavior management program included the students participation, awareness, and being responsible for own actions. Additionally, I created different instruction strategies and material for assisting students to learn with their ADHD. I believe it is important to let the student know we all learn differently and for them to find their strengths to utilize them in their academic career and life.

Algebra 1

Algebra is one of my strongest areas in mathematics. I find it very logical and sequential. While tutoring Algebra, I create a reference page to be added to a student notebook. This quick reference book is a good way for students to independently refer back to concepts taught instead of being provided the answers. The concepts are to encourage independence, to be responsible for own learning, and assist in imprinting the information into their brain. When tutoring is terminated, the student may choose to keep the reference notebook. Notebook and material to create reference notebook is provided as part of the tutoring cost.

Autism

I have worked with a number of students diagnosed on the autistic spectrum from severe to moderate. My experiences, over the past 10 years, include working: in a 6th grade ELA pull-out for students with learning disabilities; at an early intervention preschool for students with special needs; and in an inclusion setting. I have participated in professional development training, as well as, attended college courses related to working with students with special needs.

Dyslexia

Spelling and reading can be very challenging for some students. Dyslexia is a subject in which I have extensive knowledge and experience. I am certified in Wilson Reading System Level 1, Wilson Fundations K-3, and Orton-Gillingham 1. The Wilson Reading System, an offshoot from Orton-Gillingham, is a program with explicit, systematic, and multi-sensory instruction for reading and spelling. More information can be found online at Wilson Reading System.
Wilson Fundations is utilized in the K-3 classrooms to complement the total literacy curriculum. I utilize Fundations for my younger students, when needed. More information can be found online at Wilson Fundations.

I teach with differentiated instruction methods for fluency building provided with tutoring cost.

A binder and other supplies are provided to create a reference notebook. This quick reference book is a good way for students to independently refer back to concepts taught instead of being provided the answers. This technique encourages independence, to be responsible for own learning, and assist in imprinting the information to their brain. When tutoring is terminated, the student may choose to keep the reference notebook.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have 10 years of experience with elementary curriculum within inclusion classrooms and small group pull-out setting. I have a Massachusetts Licensure in Elementary Education Grades 1-6, as well as, Massachusetts Licensure in Special Education PreK-8. My experiences include working in a school setting and as a tutor. I keep up with current research in the education field to keep in step with my students.

Elementary Math

I have been working with Elementary Math for the past 10 years in the classroom, as well as, small group pull-out in schools. Repetition of concepts, reteaching, and differentiated instruction are teaching strategies utilized during tutoring. While tutoring Elementary Math, I create a reference binder, which is a good way for students to independently refer back to concepts taught instead of being provided the answers. The concepts are to encourage independence, to be responsible for own learning, and assist in imprinting the information on the brain. When tutoring is terminated, the student may choose to keep the reference notebook.

Grammar

I am licensed in Elementary 1-6 and Special Education PreK-8.I have taught grammar in an inclusive setting and small group pull-out. I teach with explicit multisensory instruction of grammar rules.

Literature

I have taught literature in an inclusive setting and small group pull-out. I teach with explicit multisensory instruction for reading comprehension. I utilize the Project Read Story Form Literacy Connection and Report Form for fiction and nonfiction text. Additionally, I teach students reading comprehension skills from their summer reading requirements.

Phonics

Phonics is a subject that I have extensive knowledge and experience. I am certified in Wilson Reading System Level 1 and Wilson Fundations K-3. The Wilson Reading System is a program with explicit, systematic, and multi-sensory instructions for reading and spelling.
Wilson Fundations is utilized in the K-3 classrooms to complement the total literacy curriculum. I utilize Fundations for my younger students, when needed.

I teach with differentiated instruction methods to include an online program for fluency building provided with tutoring cost.

A binder and other supplies are provided to create a reference notebook. This quick reference book is a good way for students to independently refer back to concepts taught instead of being provided the answers. The concepts are to encourage independence, to be responsible for own work, and assist in imprinting the information on the brain. The student takes this home and brings back for tutoring. When tutoring is terminated, the student may choose to keep the reference notebook. Binder and material to create the reference notebook is provided as part of the tutoring cost.

-Wilson Level I Reading Certification
-Wilson Fundations Reading K-3 Certification
-Phonological Awareness with Orton-Gillingham
-small group phonics instruction
-individual tutoring

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is one of my strongest areas in mathematics. I find it very logical and sequential. While tutoring Prealgebra, I create reference pages to be added to a student notebook. This quick reference book is a good way for students to independently refer back to concepts taught instead of being provided the answers. The concepts are to encourage independence, to be responsible for own learning, and assist in imprinting the information to their brain. When tutoring is terminated, the student may choose to keep the reference notebook.

Reading

Reading text, fluency, and reading comprehension are areas of strength that I teach with differentiated instruction to include a program for fluency building provided with tutoring cost. Comprehension skills are taught through both student's reading level and grade level. Current research techniques and games create the curriculum based upon the student's learning modalities.

Training: Wilson Level 1, Wilson Fundations, Orton-Gillingham 1, Project Read Story Form Literature Connection, and Project Read Report Form

Special Needs

My experiences, over the past 10 years, include working: PreK to 6th grade ELA pull-out small-group classroom for students with learning disabilities; in an inclusion setting; at an early intervention preschool for students with special needs; and private tutoring for phonics, ELA, grammar, and math. I have worked with students that have physical limitations. I have participated in professional development training, as well as, attended college courses related to working with students with special needs.

Spelling

Spelling is a subject that I have extensive knowledge and experience. I am certified in Wilson Reading System Level 1 and Wilson Fundations K-3. The Wilson Reading System is a program with explicit, systematic, and multi-sensory instructions for reading and spelling. More information can be found at online at Wilson Reading System.
Wilson Fundations is utilized in the K-3 classrooms to complement the total literacy curriculum. I utilize Fundations for my younger students, when needed. More information can be found online at Wilson Fundations.

A binder and other supplies are provided to create a reference notebook. This quick reference book is a good way for students to independently refer back to concepts taught instead of being provided the answers. The concepts are to encourage independence, to be responsible for own work, and assist in imprinting the information on the brain. The student takes this home and brings back for tutoring. When tutoring is terminated, the student may choose to keep the reference notebook. Binder and material to create the reference notebook is provided as part of the tutoring cost.

Study Skills

As a special education teacher, many of my students benefited from having academic support. This academic support included organization, note taking, identifying relevant information, creating own studying tools, finding the student's independent access to preparing and studying for class work and assessments. Some of my experience includes working with students who have been diagnosed with executive function disorder.

Vocabulary

I have taught vocabulary from PreK to 6th grade. I utilize current reading material the student is using and summer reading books required for school. I teach the students how to use the text to help in identifying the meaning of an unknown word. Additionally, students are taught prefixes, suffixes, Latin roots and Greek roots to identify the meaning of vocabulary words.

Writing

I have taught writing skills in an elementary school with inclusive and small group settings. The skills vary from good, sentence formation to paragraphs and essays. Graphic organizers are used for the student to organize their thoughts before writing a rough draft. Students edit their own work with provided editing skills teaching and reference materials. Students work to complete a finish product for any school assignments.

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Education

Fitchburg State College for Education (Special Education)

Simmons College - Language and Literacy (Master's)

Very Resourceful tutor for the MTELs! I am so grateful I found Kim through WyzAnt! When I first came to her, I told her how frustrated I was in not being able to pass my only Mtel that was remaining. Every time I took the test, I missed it by 2 or 3 points. I went for 4 workshops, paid tons of money for online tutoring, books etc. I had a whole library of books and materials from various sources, but no one could really pinpoint the a ...

— Raji from Westford, MA on 1/28/14);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

$45 rate within a 10 miles driving distance of Dracut, MA. $15.00 more beyond 10 miles from Dracut up to 20 miles driving distance. Amount negotiable with more than one lesson per week.

Travel policy

Kimberly will travel within 10 miles of Dracut, MA 01826.

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