My name is April. I am a special educator with 20 years of experience as an English
teacher, a reading
specialist and a writing
tutor. I believe in the ability of each child and student to be successful. I offer instructional support in the following areas, and I am available to work with students on their summer reading, making sure the task gets done. One on one tutoring enables each individual the opportunity to move ahead at their own pace, while also strengthening those skills where there is deficiency. Study Skills
Writing Skills and Grammar
Reading Comprehension/ fluency
As a former teacher and educational advocate, I am patient and understanding of individual learning styles, and how it impacts one's ability to comprehend certain material. I have my Masters in Special Education and have worked with all ages. I taught high school for over 15 years in Washington DC and MD., was also an Ed Tech at an alternative high school (teaching Literacy)in Falmouth,and I have assisted in two different after school programs in Portland. I am trained in Orton-Gillingham, and the Wilson Reading
program. I have also tutored privately for over 20 years. My success comes from my passion for literacy; improving fluency and the ability to write effectively.
With IM-ing being the mode of communication for many of our students,the application of good grammar and proper spelling
has become archaic. It is so important that students do not forget the basic skills, and if those skills: writing, comprehension, grammar, study skills are in need of remediation then it becomes vital to provide extra support.
Tutoring a student one-on-one has proven statistically to be the reason for academic success, especially for students that are unable to voice their needs.
SUMMER 2014 June, 1st 2 weeks of July, 2nd two weeks of August
*AVAILABLE for overseeing summer reading/note-taking. ( MS / HS )
*Will help organize incoming freshman for their 1st year of high school