I am a semi-retired teacher who is extremely passionate about ensuring every student learns to read and write, no matter their age. I taught as a professional teacher and certified Reading
Specialist in the Philadelphia public school system for over 35 years. I have also been privately tutoring individuals and small groups for over 12 years. During that time, I have specialized in tutoring students in reading, phonics
, and English-as-a-Second-Language
). In addition, over the past few years, I have focused primarily on pre-K education.
My experience and expertise has helped me develop tried-and-true methodologies to enable students to hone their reading and writing skills. I am a lifelong teacher who truly enjoys helping people accomplish their goals and feel more confident in their own, independent abilities. I strongly believe that everyone should have the ability to read and communicate their needs and desires. My goal is to use my unique skills and experience to ensure they are able to achieve this.
Although there are many qualified tutors on WyzAnt, I believe my experience, patience, and passion are what set me apart. I never give up on students and always help them demand more of themselves so they can realize their full potential. I realize each student has a different learning style and pace. As a tutor, I tailor my lessons to those individualized needs. I also am very committed to making my lessons as interactive and fun as possible. This helps students of all ages stay focused and motivated. It is very important to me that I do everything I can to ensure my students enjoy my lessons so that they look forward to learning the concepts. This fosters increased retention and independent skill development, which is essential for students to truly grow.
Whether you are the parent of a pre-K or elementary school student, or an adult who seeks to improve your English skills, I am committed to helping you and look forward to working with you to accomplish your goals.
3 hours notice required
Travels within 15 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19115
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Reading for new readers can often be challenging and intimidating. To complicate matters further, many of my non-traditional students and parents of young children often ask me how to "teach" reading without simply reading something first and having a student
mimic what is read for them. The short answer is: it is definitely possible to teach new readers to become independent readers...