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Ellen R.

Charlotte, NC

$50/hr

Reading Tutor, Dyslexia Specialist

Background check passed as of 10/3/12
Usually responds in about 3 hours

Reading Tutor, Dyslexia Specialist

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If your child is below grade-level in reading, I have the tools to help. I am a specialized reading tutor, qualified to work with dyslexic or suspected dyslexic students. Teaching reading is my passion and my calling!

I use Orton-Gillingham, multi-sensory teaching methods, and have been trained in the Barton Reading and Spelling system, the Wilson Reading System, and the Lindamood-Bell LiPS program.

I am also an Augustine Project tutor and volunteer with selected students in high-need schools. I have been married since 1985 and lived in Charlotte since 2000. My husband and I have two grown sons and live with our two dogs. We are members of Temple Beth El congregation.

Testimonials

"Excellent tutor, very affirming"

- Susan, Charlotte, NC on 5/8/13

"Great Tutor, Very patient!"

- Carol, Charlotte, NC on 7/26/13
Ellen replied on 7/26/2013

Thanks so much Carol. I'm glad to hear he is doing well. If he needs more help I'd love to continue to work with him. Hope you are all having a good summer! Ellen.

"Gaining Confidence in Reading"

- Helene, Charlotte, NC on 5/16/13
English:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Phonics,
Reading
Special Needs:
Dyslexia,
Phonics
Homeschool:
Reading

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.

Dyslexia

I have tutored reading for two years. I am trained in three Orton-Gillingham based teaching methods: Barton Reading and Spelling, Wilson Reading System and Lindamoode Bell LiPS phoneme sequencing program.

These multi-sensory teaching methods are specifically designed for students with dyslexia or suspected dyslexia.

I specialize in the Barton system. Tutoring follows a highly structured sequence. Students begin by building phonemic awareness and work through a logical sequence of mastery of the more than 40 phonemes and 70 graphemes in standard American English. Spelling rules, referred to as expectancies, are taught with mnemonics, songs or pictures to keep them accessible.

Phonics

I have tutored reading for two years. I am trained in three Orton-Gillingham based teaching methods: Barton Reading and Spelling, Wilson Reading System and Lindamoode Bell LiPS phoneme sequencing.

While designed for dyslexic students, multi-sensory teaching methods might be described ans "phonics on steroids." They each use phonics but guide a student through a systematic, logical sequence. The bells and whistles of an O-G based system enhance simple phonics and result in rapid learning for a student without dyslexia or other reading challenges. The LiPS system puts detailed attention on how the mouth, tongue and breath form each phoneme.

I specialize in the Barton System. Tutoring follows a highly structured sequence. Students begin by building phonemic awareness and work through a logical sequence of mastery of the more than 40 phonemes (sounds) and 70 graphemes (letter or letter sequence) in standard American English.

Reading

I am trained in three different Orton-Gillingham based multi-sensory reading programs: Barton, Wilson & LiPS. I have been tutoring reading for 3 years.

Vassar College, BA
Psychology
George Washington University
J.D.
Goddard College, MFA
Master's

Education

Vassar College, BA (Psychology)

George Washington University (J.D.)

Goddard College, MFA (Master's)

Excellent tutor, very affirming — My daughter felt comfortable with Ellen almost immediately. Ellen is cheerful, patient, and calm. She rewards my daughter's efforts with praise and is always encouraging. The lessons move quickly, though there is plenty of repetition when needed, and Ellen is able to 'switch gears' to another approach when necessary to help make my daughter's learning successful. My daughter is sometimes relucta ...

— Susan, Charlotte, NC on 5/8/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ellen will travel within 5 miles of Charlotte, NC 28202.


About Ellen

If your child is below grade-level in reading, I have the tools to help. I am a specialized reading tutor, qualified to work with dyslexic or suspected dyslexic students. Teaching reading is my passion and my calling!

I use Orton-Gillingham, multi-sensory teaching methods, and have been trained in the Barton Reading and Spelling system, the Wilson Reading System, and the Lindamood-Bell LiPS program.

I am also an Augustine Project tutor and volunteer with selected students in high-need schools. I have been married since 1985 and lived in Charlotte since 2000. My husband and I have two grown sons and live with our two dogs. We are members of Temple Beth El congregation.

Testimonials

"Excellent tutor, very affirming"

- Susan, Charlotte, NC on 5/8/13

"Great Tutor, Very patient!"

- Carol, Charlotte, NC on 7/26/13
Ellen replied on 7/26/2013

Thanks so much Carol. I'm glad to hear he is doing well. If he needs more help I'd love to continue to work with him. Hope you are all having a good summer! Ellen.

"Gaining Confidence in Reading"

- Helene, Charlotte, NC on 5/16/13
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Education

Vassar College, BA
Psychology
George Washington University
J.D.
Goddard College, MFA
Master's

Education

Vassar College, BA (Psychology)

George Washington University (J.D.)

Goddard College, MFA (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Charlotte, NC 28202

Ellen’s Subjects

English:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Phonics,
Reading
Special Needs:
Dyslexia,
Phonics
Homeschool:
Reading

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 Ellen R.

Ellen R. passed a background check on 10/3/12. The check was ordered by Ellen through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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