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Michael D.

Boston University-Trained Reading Specialist and NYS Certified Teacher

New York, NY (10021)

Travel radius
10 miles
Hourly fee
$50.00
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My passion is transforming struggling readers into fluent readers, and I have devoted my professional life to mastering this process. Although I am new to Wyzant, I have helped hundreds of students achieve reading fluency both in the classroom as a New York State certified educator and outside the classroom as a reading tutor.

I hold a master's degree in K-9 education and am trained in the Wilson Reading System, Orton-Gillingham, and Glass Analysis for decoding. My instructional approach is based on eight-week cycles targeting the three key components of literacy: decoding, fluency, and comprehension. At the end of each cycle, I measure progress using the Qualitative Reading Inventory (QRI5), then conference with the student and parent to set new reading goals and a plan to meet them.

In addition to my work as a reading specialist, I have briefed members of congress as an education advocate in Washington, DC, led NYC schools in modifying curricula to reflect the new Common Core State Standards, and developed project-based learning initiatives in partnership with Columbia University. I also host a weekly podcast on education.

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Michael’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Grammar
Homeschool:
Prealgebra, Reading, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Phonics, Reading
Math:
Prealgebra
English:
Grammar, Reading, Writing

ADD/ADHD

I completed three graduate-level courses on differentiating instruction to students with ADHD. I apply concepts learned from this coursework when working with students with ADHD, including setting focus-building goals, using rewards systems, and partnering with a clinician to give feedback on student response to medical interventions.

Dyslexia

I am NYS certified special educator holding an MS in special education from Hunter College. I have 5 years' experience as a public school special educator working with students with disabilities.

I am trained in Orton-Gillingham and Wilson instructional techniques. I am certified by the state of New York as "Highly Qualified" in the area of English Language Arts.

Phonics

As a certified NYS special educator holding an MS in K-9 special education, I have extensive experience utilizing a variety of phonics programs. I am trained in the Wilson Reading System, Orton-Gillingham Approach, and Glass Analysis for decoding. I evaluate decoding progress using the Qualitative Reading Inventory 5.

Special Needs

I am NYS certified special educator holding an MS in special education from Hunter College. I have 5 years experience as a public school special educator working with students with disabilities.

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Education

Boston University (Philosophy)

City College of City University of New York, Hunter College (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 10 miles of New York, NY 10021.

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