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Jane S.

Bryn Mawr, PA

$50/hr

Elementary Reading/Phonics Tutor

Background check passed as of 11/8/12
Usually responds in about 2 days

Elementary Reading/Phonics Tutor

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I retired from 30 years of teaching kindergarten, and during my tenure I made it my responsibility to evaluate each individual learning style. Armed with that knowledge I altered the curriculum to benefit each child. If a student was a visual learner, I created an atmosphere of visual stimuli; if a child learned auditorially, I used tapes and placed a child toward the front of the classroom, so there was little distraction, and if a child learned tactilely, the room was filled with manipulatives. Each child was encouraged to achieve their personal best.

After leaving the classroom, I became an Independent Contractor for the Yale-based Haskins Laboratory. Haskins is a brain research reading program that has developed many phonic strategies to help the reluctant student gain confidence and skills. I worked in the lowest performing school in the Stratford, CT public school system. I worked with students, as well as with Reading Specialists and classroom teachers so that after I left they were able to integrate the decodable skills into their own curriculum. Within one year, the school went from the lowest performing schools to one of the best. In an earlier project, I used Read Naturally to help third graders increase fluency. I believe in developing a positive relationship with the student in order for each child to fulfill their potential.

English:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Phonics, Reading
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

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When I first heard the phrase "reluctant learner," I was totally confused. Then, as I looked back at my professional career , I could remember many a student who entered my classroom a shy, timid and reluctant child. Their inability to achieve academic success was routed in many facets of their personality and learning style. I quickly realized that it was one of my responsibility... read more

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Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jane will travel within 5 miles of Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.


About Jane

I retired from 30 years of teaching kindergarten, and during my tenure I made it my responsibility to evaluate each individual learning style. Armed with that knowledge I altered the curriculum to benefit each child. If a student was a visual learner, I created an atmosphere of visual stimuli; if a child learned auditorially, I used tapes and placed a child toward the front of the classroom, so there was little distraction, and if a child learned tactilely, the room was filled with manipulatives. Each child was encouraged to achieve their personal best.

After leaving the classroom, I became an Independent Contractor for the Yale-based Haskins Laboratory. Haskins is a brain research reading program that has developed many phonic strategies to help the reluctant student gain confidence and skills. I worked in the lowest performing school in the Stratford, CT public school system. I worked with students, as well as with Reading Specialists and classroom teachers so that after I left they were able to integrate the decodable skills into their own curriculum. Within one year, the school went from the lowest performing schools to one of the best. In an earlier project, I used Read Naturally to help third graders increase fluency. I believe in developing a positive relationship with the student in order for each child to fulfill their potential.

Education

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Education

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Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Jane’s Subjects

English:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Phonics, Reading
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Reading

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.


Jane’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 Jane. View all of Jane’s resources

When I first heard the phrase "reluctant learner," I was totally confused. Then, as I looked back at my professional career , I could remember many a student who entered my classroom a shy, timid and reluctant child. Their inability to achieve academic success was routed in many facets of their personality and learning style. I quickly realized that it was one of my responsibility... read more


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