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I have certifications in elementary education(K-8)with a reading endorsement (K-12) and special education(specific learning disabled-k-12.I was a learning disabilities tutor in grades k-8 for about 17 years in both public and private schools. I have been doing private tutoring in reading,written language, and math since I retired in December 2010. I am also trained in Orton-Gillingham to help dyslexics learn to read and spell. I have had much success helping dyslexics with this Reading/Spelling program. I love to help children overcome their learning difficulties. I have developed and used many different programs and techniques with my students throughout the years. I try to find the technique or program that works with each student. I hope you will contact me to help your student. I am very dependable and will work with you on a schedule and fee that will fit your lifestyle. I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties usually result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and in the provision of effective classroom instruction.
I have tutored several students who have been diagnosed with dyslexia. I have been trained in and have used the Orton-Gillingham Method to help these students. They usually do very well with this method and become better readers.
Science, Social Studies, Reading, Written Language, and Spelling are all included in Elementary (K-6th). I have tutored many students in all these subjects over my 17 years of being a Specific Learning Disabled Teacher in both public and private schools.
I have tutored elementary math both as a tutor in public and private schools for 20+ years. I am now a private tutor and have tutored my private students in elementary math. I took a class at Wright State called "Alternative Methods of Teaching Math" which seems to help students who struggle with learning their math facts. I also use manipulatives when appropriate to do so. I enjoy helping children know which math functions to use when solving math word problems.
Grammar is the use of punctuation, capitalization, and parts of speech to produce a correctly written sentence. I have worked with students who struggle with grammar in their written language assignments in school for twenty years. I have successfully used many resources to help them. I have used demonstration or modeling and self-correction to help students to write more correctly written sentences. I have the students use checklists while they are writing to remind them to do certain things such as capitalization, punctuation, spelling correctly, and using the correct word. If they have trouble spelling while writing, I have them use a frequently misspelled word list, a dictionary, and/or a spellchecker. I also have them read their sentences out loud to see if they make sense and to help them find their mistakes. I have also used diagramming to help the students learn the parts of speech.
Phonics is a teaching method that emphasizes letter-sound relationships in reading and spelling. In order to learn to read, a student must know all the letters of the alphabet and the sounds that each letter makes.
I have used phonics for twenty years in order to teach children to read. I have used various reading series, HOUGHTON MIFFLIN most recently, to introduce the sounds of the consonants, vowels, blends, digraphs, vowel teams, and r-controlled vowels. I have also used the STEPHENSON Reading Program, PHONICS PATHWAYS, SING YOUR WAY THROUGH PHONICS, and most recently the ORTON-GILLINGHAM Reading/Spelling Method. I have been very successful in using these books and methods to help struggling students learn phonics in order to learn to read.
In high school, I took math all the way through trigonometry. I was very good in math and scored very high on the ACT in math. I have tutored many students in prealgebra, including those with learning difficulties.
I am certified in Reading (K-8). I am also trained in Orton-Gillingham, which is a scientifically researched, systematic, multisensory approach to teaching phonemic awareness and sight words. I have been teaching reading for over twenty years and have tutored many students using this method.
Great all the way around. — My son has been going to Betty over a year now. He is dyslexic and Betty provides that special teaching he needs for his learning disability. Betty is very nice, knowledgeable about "Orton Gillingham," very patient with him and really cares about him improving. Betty is very organized and very reliable. I would recommend Betty for any child that needs the extra help that the schools cannot prov ...
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