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Rita S.

Davidson, NC

$45/hr

Hate Reading? Scared of Math? I CAN HELP!!

Background check passed as of 5/26/13
Usually responds in about 13 hours

Hate Reading? Scared of Math? I CAN HELP!!

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Let's face it, nobody wants to spend time doing something they find difficult. Reading a book when you find it hard to recognize the words or staring at a page of math problems you don't understand is not fun. As a Literacy Coach and Intervention Specialist at a local charter school, I help kids overcome these obstacles every day. Students look forward to working with me because I do not judge them or label them and because we have fun.

Children need foundational skills to be good readers. I believe children must have letter-sound recognition and be able to break apart and put togther the sounds that make up words. Mastery of these skills builds fluency and comprehension. I teach these skills in an authentic way -- using books kids want to read, songs and nursery rhymes that they are already familiar with, comics and joke books that are fun to read -- to build fluency and comprehension.

I help children build their vocabularies so that they can get more meaning out of what they're reading. We study words to increase their success in spelling and reduce the need to memorize spelling lists. They will even be able to spell words that they haven't studied yet!!

I approach math in a similar way, believing that foundational skills are essential. Students need to have number sense and know basic facts before they can tackle more advanced math topics. They have to understand what a word problem is asking before they can figure out how to solve the problem.

For reading and math, I use audio and visual cues and movement to meet different learning styles. We play games to reinforce skills. But the most important thing I teach students are strategies they can use when they are stumped. I want them to have confidence in their abilities and know what to do when they are working on their own in the classroom or at home.

If you think your child would enjoy playing Bingo and Go Fish to become a better reader or Hopscotch and Baseball to increase his or her mastery of math, then please contact me. I CAN HELP!!

Testimonials

"Very patient and creative"

- Erin, Davidson, NC on 7/29/13

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Approved subjects

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Rita’s Resources

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To answer this question you have to keep 3 things in mind:   1.  The distributive property of multiplication means you need to distribute (or share) the number outside the parantheses to each of the numbers of variables inside the parantheses.   2.  When numbers...

No it can't be simplified.  41 is a prime number which means its factors are 1 and 41.  You cannot divide 100 by 41 equally, so there is no way to simplify the numerator and the denominator by the same number.

The Catholic University of America

Education

The Catholic University of America

Very patient and creative — Rita is a great tutor! She has been very patient with my son and always knows how to engage him. She is patient with him and encourages him to sound out the words for himself so that it builds his self-confidence. She has worked on his fluency, vocabulary, and writing so far and has a lot of creative games to make it fun. ...

— Erin, Davidson, NC on 7/29/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

If a lesson is cancelled with less than 3 hrs notice, student will be charged 50% of the hourly fee. If a lesson is skipped without notification, the student will be charged the full hourly fee.

Travel policy

Rita will travel within 10 miles of Davidson, NC 28036.


About Rita

Let's face it, nobody wants to spend time doing something they find difficult. Reading a book when you find it hard to recognize the words or staring at a page of math problems you don't understand is not fun. As a Literacy Coach and Intervention Specialist at a local charter school, I help kids overcome these obstacles every day. Students look forward to working with me because I do not judge them or label them and because we have fun.

Children need foundational skills to be good readers. I believe children must have letter-sound recognition and be able to break apart and put togther the sounds that make up words. Mastery of these skills builds fluency and comprehension. I teach these skills in an authentic way -- using books kids want to read, songs and nursery rhymes that they are already familiar with, comics and joke books that are fun to read -- to build fluency and comprehension.

I help children build their vocabularies so that they can get more meaning out of what they're reading. We study words to increase their success in spelling and reduce the need to memorize spelling lists. They will even be able to spell words that they haven't studied yet!!

I approach math in a similar way, believing that foundational skills are essential. Students need to have number sense and know basic facts before they can tackle more advanced math topics. They have to understand what a word problem is asking before they can figure out how to solve the problem.

For reading and math, I use audio and visual cues and movement to meet different learning styles. We play games to reinforce skills. But the most important thing I teach students are strategies they can use when they are stumped. I want them to have confidence in their abilities and know what to do when they are working on their own in the classroom or at home.

If you think your child would enjoy playing Bingo and Go Fish to become a better reader or Hopscotch and Baseball to increase his or her mastery of math, then please contact me. I CAN HELP!!

Testimonials

"Very patient and creative"

- Erin, Davidson, NC on 7/29/13

Education

The Catholic University of America

Education

The Catholic University of America


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
3 hours notice required

If a lesson is cancelled with less than 3 hrs notice, student will be charged 50% of the hourly fee. If a lesson is skipped without notification, the student will be charged the full hourly fee.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Davidson, NC 28036

Rita’s Subjects

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.


Rita’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Rita. View all of Rita’s resources

To answer this question you have to keep 3 things in mind:   1.  The distributive property of multiplication means you need to distribute (or share) the number outside the parantheses to each of the numbers of variables inside the parantheses.   2.  When numbers...

No it can't be simplified.  41 is a prime number which means its factors are 1 and 41.  You cannot divide 100 by 41 equally, so there is no way to simplify the numerator and the denominator by the same number.


Background Check Status for Rita S.

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