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Leisa S.

Elementary and Middle School Teacher experienced in reading, phonics

Corunna, MI (48817)

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I have 14 years experience as a teacher of elementary and middle school students, both general education and special needs. My certifications include Language Arts and Social Studies. I have experience teaching Reading, Phonics, Writing, and Social Studies for grades 1 through 8.

Working one-on-one with students using a variety of methods & materials is my specialty.

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Leisa’s subjects

Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Corporate Training:

American History

All American History from colonial days to present.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a teaching certification in Elementary Education from the state of Michigan. I have 8 years experience in teaching grades 1 through 6, including Special Needs. I also have the ZA (Early Childhood) Endorsement.


Both reading and writing.


Both American and English Literature.


I have completed training in the Reading Mastery program (phonics based) and implemented its use in grades 1 through 4. I have used the REWARDS Reading program for phonics instruction in grades 6 and 8. I have experience in assessing students for phonemic awareness and reading fluency.


Includes grammar, spelling, subject/verb agreement, also proofreading for clarity and content.


Decoding strategies and fluency improvement, as well as comprehension.

Social Studies

I have certification from the state of Michigan in Social Studies and have experience at both elementary and middle school levels in supporting at-risk students in Social Studies.

Study Skills

I have taught Study Skills as a class for special needs students at 6th, 7th, and 8th grade levels. My focus was on organization, work completion, typing skills, and management of time and materials.


Vocabulary building strategies.

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University of Michigan, Flint (Early Childhood Edu)

Saginaw Valley State University (Graduate Coursework)

Great Tutor — If your child is having trouble with reading, this is the tutor you need. She was great at assisting us in determining the cause of my child's reading difficulty and was available when needed. Although my child reads slowly, she now reads with much more understanding of the material. At the end of the sessions, she was reading above her grade level. ...

— Barbara from Owosso, MI on 12/31/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

I'm willing to be flexible and work out arrangements with students if there's a need to do so.

Travel policy

Leisa will travel within 15 miles of Corunna, MI 48817.

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