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Deirdre W.

Enthusiastic Orton-Gillingham trained Teacher/Reading/Writing

Teaneck, NJ (07666)

Travel radius
10 miles
Hourly fee
$85.00
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Deirdre's Tutoring Subjects

Approved subjects are in bold.
English:
Bible Studies
English
Grammar
Literature
Proofreading
Reading more »
SAT Reading
SAT Writing more »
Vocabulary
Writing
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop
Photography more »
Art:
Adobe Photoshop
Art History
Photography more »
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th) more »
Grammar
Phonics
Reading more »
Spelling
Study Skills
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD
Aspergers
Dyslexia more »
Phonics
Special Needs
Business:
Business
Career Development
Economics
Marketing
Homeschool:
Economics
Elementary (K-6th) more »
English
Reading more »
SAT Reading
Study Skills
Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development
SAT Reading
SAT Writing more »
Sports/Recreation:
Bodybuilding
Fitness
Corporate Training:
Business
Career Development
Economics
Grammar
Proofreading

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Dyslexia

I am a teacher certified by the Fairleigh Dickinson university Dyslexia Studies program to teach children and adults with specific learning disability also known as dyslexia. This is my area of expertise and I have tutored multiple students and achieved successful improvement on their reading and writing bringing them to grade level and beyond. I also am able to assess potentially dyslexic students and provide information on what a students' weaknesses potentially are. I love my work teaching my students to retrain their brains through multisensory, systematic, sequential approach to learning phonemes, affixes, roots and structural analysis. Once mastered students have tools to help them to read better. They also have tools for word attack when meeting unfamiliar words through adulthood.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have NJ state certification as a K-8 elementary school teacher. I currently work in two schools - one is Elementary pre-K through 4, and the other school is grades 6 through 8. My rapport with my students fosters an attitude of love of learning. Coming from a background of a variety of life experiences, I bring a great deal of wisdom to the table. Basically, I have the knowledge and personality to reach all of the students I encounter, regardless of their attitude about learning. I make learning fun and relevant.

Photography

I have been a professional photographer for 20 years and I have owned my own business for 11 of those years. My specialties are portraits, events and a variety of photo journalistic jobs. As photo manager for Showtime Networks for close to 10 years, I worked with a variety of creative directors and talent to achieve award- winning photo product for the company. Prior to that I was a photo editor for Life Magazine, the monthly, before it's demise. I have curated several photo exhibits of my own work and that of others. Photography is my first love and remains a passion of mine. I am certified by the state of new jersey to teach photography.

Reading

Reading is required for success in every area of school and life. I have the tools and training to take your child(ren) to the top of their potential. I start with baseline testing to see where they are and then monitor their progress with a flow chart. I teach my students to build up their reading skills one step at a time with a multi-sensory, systematic, sequential approach. If they have trouble decoding, which is often a barrier to fluency, I am able to introduce letter sounds and phonics while building their background knowledge.

SAT Writing

SAT writing and reading go hand in hand. My approach to teaching struggling readers and writers is a very multi-sensory, systematic, sequential, hands-on one, with a proven success rate. I teach my students how to digest text blocks in order to quickly assess the key points. Repetition and use of new vocabulary words in everyday dialogue with friends and family is another way to make it stick. Finally, I try to interest my students in books that they are interested in reading because the more they read, the better they will read AND write.

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Approved Subjects

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