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Silvia M.

Can teach kids to read and do math--I use multi-sensory approach

Independence, OH (44131)

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Learn while having FUN! I am a spirited, happy and fun person who loves kids and have taught for many years
Your kids will love my method of tutoring and teaching. I have an M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction. I use fun exercises and physical activities to learn. It is not your average method of tutoring. It is going back to the very heart of the problem with the subject.

I also tutor kids with special needs or hard to teach kids. I use a multi-sensory approach which guarantees success for your child. This system is especially suitable for children ages 3-13. Pre-K kids learn all their letters and rhyming words, in addition to number skills and cutting skills. Older students learn math facts quickly using fun Semple Math. Whatever is needed I teach.

I have a master's degree in Education and am able to teach Biology and Italian in public school. But my passion is tutoring kids in my home gym with zip-line, swings, handballs, trampoline, etc. Yes, they learn while doing fun activities I have a child with special needs and I have taught her to read, write and do math. I use exercise-based activities to facilitate the teaching and have a multitude of physical activities unique for each child. They learn reading while bouncing on balls. They learn math by throwing beanbags at targets. They learn handwriting by writing on big windows with shaving cream and window paints. This is all fun and keeps your child interested and motivated.

I am a specialist in early education and can teach any child pre-reading and pre-math skills that they need to get into kindergarten. I use activities that allows the child's eyes to focus together and timing exercises to increase hand-eye coordination. I have a sensory gym in my house and use it to build up the child's physical skills.

Children will improve their focus and attention and strengthen their core for maximum learning. Some of the programs that I use are: Stevenson Reading, Semple Math System, Brain Gym, Bal-a-vis-x, specialized coloring and cutting systems.

I AM NOT YOUR TYPICAL TUTOR. I begin with the child at the very core of what he/she lacks in motor skills and eye skills. I am able to refer you to specialists in OT, PT, and vision work, if needed. Plus, we work in a fun setting, which is playful and motivating. Children learn better when they are stress-free and happy. That's what I do. Call me for references of how I helped kids learn in a fun environment.

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Silvia’s subjects

Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Handwriting, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th), Handwriting, Reading
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Italian


I have taught children with autism and Aspergers for many years. I am an excellent tutor who teaches through movement and exercise. I can teach reading, math and handwriting utilizing various methods selected for the individual. I have a sensory gym in my home in which I tutored and taught my own special needs child. I have studied and used many programs in reading and math, including Stevenson, Semple Math and Brain Gym.


I have taught handwriting from pre school to 4th grade. I use a sensory-based exercise system to strengthen fingers, wrists and shoulders, then select and adapt the proper system for each child. For printing I like Sensible Pencil mixed with some traditional exercises. For cursive I like the Clockclimber approach which is fun and easy to remember. My students learned quickly and were able to write at a normal rate compared to their peers.


I have taught Italian at middle school, high school, and college levels. I have 24 years' experience

Special Needs

I have tutored in special needs for 12 years. I have taught reading, writing and math in a sensory environment. I am a certified teacher who has taught in public school. I am able to teach pre-reading, pre-math and handwriting utilizing specific individualized activities. I have a home sensory gym with swings, exercise balls, mats, and all equipment one would see in occupational therapy offices. I teach students academics through movement and exercise.

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Youngstown State University (Italian , Biology)

Ashland University (MEd)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Silvia will travel within 20 miles of Independence, OH 44131.

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