Search 72,563 tutors
FIND TUTORS

Brenda L.

Newton Upper Falls, MA

$65/hr

Speech - Language Tutor

Background check passed as of 6/28/12

Speech - Language Tutor

Message Brenda

Send Brenda a message explaining your needs and you will receive a response by email. Have you already emailed Brenda or another tutor? If so, you have an account! Sign in now

Please enter the tutor's email address.
Please enter the student's email address.
Please describe how you heard about us.

Receive responses from additional tutors

If you select this option, WyzAnt will ask interested tutors to contact you by email if they are able to help. A maximum of five different tutors will email you and none of your personal information, including your email address, will be released.

I provide supplemental speech and language services in your home.

My focus is on articulation and expressive and receptive cognitive language skills.

I am a former tenured system wide public school speech-language therapist (Dartmouth, MA Public Schools). My weekly caseload averaged 80 students ages 3-21 presenting with the entire range of developmental, cognitive and congenital speech and language disorders.

I also served as a nursing home consultant (Dartmouth House) and hospital speech therapist (St. Luke’s) specializing in adult aphasia – speech and language disorders resulting from brain damage, including stroke.

My articles on children's developmental articulation, aphasia therapy for stroke patients, and language therapy with communicative impaired children have been published in local newspapers (New Bedford Standard Times) and Language, Speech and Hearing Services in Schools (American Speech, Language, Hearing Association).

At Boston University, I replicated a doctoral dissertation using a cognitive-motor approach to remediate children’s developmental articulation with Dr. Nicholas Bankson, wrote a children’s book concerning children's language disorders with Dr. Elizabeth Wiig and investigated adult “clutterers” with Dr. Eleanor Semel.

Education:
BA, English Language and Literature, Secondary Education, Boston University,
MA, Lingusitic Science (Neurolingusitics), Brown University
Post-graduate study, Department of Communications Disorders, Boston University
Paralegal Certificate, Northeastern University

English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Dyslexia, Phonics, Special Needs
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, Reading, Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, 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.

Writing

I am a former Massachusetts state-certified high school English teacher. Writing is my passion but also an art and a skill. I have been writing since high school. My first published article appeared on the front page of my high school newspaper. My stories for children have been published in religious newsletters. In college, an article I wrote was published in a professional journal, accepted as submitted without any revisions! I have self-published and sold chapbooks of poetry. Two books I recently edited are currently sold on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com and Xlibris.com. My letters to the editor often appear in the local community newspaper. I just completed writing a photo-biography of a famous movie star. That book is currently in production. My next book project is about an underachieving 15 year old girl growing up in 1966. Writing effectively is a very special kind of communication medium that requires patience to learn.

Boston University
English
Brown
Master's
Boston University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Boston University (English )

Brown (Master's)

Boston University (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Brenda will travel within 2 miles of Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464.


About Brenda

I provide supplemental speech and language services in your home.

My focus is on articulation and expressive and receptive cognitive language skills.

I am a former tenured system wide public school speech-language therapist (Dartmouth, MA Public Schools). My weekly caseload averaged 80 students ages 3-21 presenting with the entire range of developmental, cognitive and congenital speech and language disorders.

I also served as a nursing home consultant (Dartmouth House) and hospital speech therapist (St. Luke’s) specializing in adult aphasia – speech and language disorders resulting from brain damage, including stroke.

My articles on children's developmental articulation, aphasia therapy for stroke patients, and language therapy with communicative impaired children have been published in local newspapers (New Bedford Standard Times) and Language, Speech and Hearing Services in Schools (American Speech, Language, Hearing Association).

At Boston University, I replicated a doctoral dissertation using a cognitive-motor approach to remediate children’s developmental articulation with Dr. Nicholas Bankson, wrote a children’s book concerning children's language disorders with Dr. Elizabeth Wiig and investigated adult “clutterers” with Dr. Eleanor Semel.

Education:
BA, English Language and Literature, Secondary Education, Boston University,
MA, Lingusitic Science (Neurolingusitics), Brown University
Post-graduate study, Department of Communications Disorders, Boston University
Paralegal Certificate, Northeastern University

Education

Boston University
English
Brown
Master's
Boston University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Boston University (English )

Brown (Master's)

Boston University (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 2 miles of Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464

Brenda’s Subjects

English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Dyslexia, Phonics, Special Needs
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, Reading, Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, 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.


Background Check Status for Brenda L.

Brenda L. passed a background check on 6/28/12. The check was ordered by Brenda through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

After sending a message to Brenda, you will be able to order a new background check for $7.99. As part of your tutor selection process, we encourage you to run updated background checks. Please also review the safety tips for hiring tutors.