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Mark B.

Trained & Experienced Reading, Writing, Music & Cooking Tutor

Philadelphia, PA (19102)

Travel radius
5 miles
Hourly fee
$40.00
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Several years of working with dyslexic and ADHD students has enabled me to be a firm, but friendly and creative tutor of Reading and Writing. I am trained in the Orton-Gillingham multi-sensory method. I have also had great success teaching creative writing, cooking and music. Everyone learns differently and I enjoy patiently working to find the best path towards a student's goals.

As a Reading and Writing tutor for 4 summers at the Delaware Valley Friends School in Paoli, PA, I worked daily one-on-one sessions with 4 students each summer for five weeks. With each of my students we would spend the first few sessions getting to know each other and doing evaluations to determine the student’s abilities in decoding, reading comprehension and writing. Some of my students presented difficulties which we turned into unique learning opportunities with much success.

One autistic student did very poorly with traditional tests for reading comprehension, but showed he did understand what he was reading when I asked him to draw a picture and provide a caption to illustrate the previous day’s reading. His summer project became an illustrated book report with delightful and accurate captions.

A young man, who needed help with his writing, enjoyed telling me about his love for hunting, fishing and camping. We read selections of Ernest Hemingway's short fiction and non-fiction as great examples of carefully crafted writing and I created word choice, sentence structure and paragraph-building exercises each day. By summer's end this young man was a careful self-editor and his writing was much clearer and to the point.

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Mark’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Grammar, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English, Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Dyslexia, Phonics
Business:
Public Speaking
Art:
Composition (Music)
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills
Music:
Clarinet, Composition (Music), General Music, Music History, Saxophone, Songwriting
History:
Music History
English:
English, Grammar, Public Speaking, Reading, Writing

ADD/ADHD

Several years of working with dyslexic and ADHD students has enabled me to be a firm, but friendly and creative tutor of Reading and Writing. I am trained in the Orton-Gillingham multi-sensory method. I have also had great success teaching creative writing, cooking and music. Everyone learns differently and I enjoy patiently working to find the best path towards a student's goals.

As a Reading and Writing tutor for 4 summers at the Delaware Valley Friends School in Paoli, PA, I worked daily one-on-one sessions with 4 students each summer for five weeks. With each of my students we would spend the first few sessions getting to know each other and doing evaluations to determine the student’s abilities in decoding, reading comprehension and writing. Some of my students presented difficulties which we turned into unique learning opportunities with much success.

Dyslexia

Several years of working with dyslexic and ADHD students has enabled me to be a firm, but friendly and creative tutor of Reading and Writing. I am trained in the Orton-Gillingham multi-sensory method.

As a Reading and Writing tutor for 4 summers at the Delaware Valley Friends School in Paoli, PA, I worked daily one-on-one sessions with 4 students each summer for five weeks. With each of my students we would spend the first few sessions getting to know each other and doing evaluations to determine the student’s abilities in decoding, reading comprehension and writing. Some of my students presented difficulties which we turned into unique learning opportunities with much success.

Study Skills

Several years of working with dyslexic and ADHD students has enabled me to be a firm, but friendly and creative tutor of Reading and Writing. I am trained in the Orton-Gillingham multi-sensory method. My training included executive functioning and study skills.

As a Reading and Writing tutor for 4 summers at the Delaware Valley Friends School in Paoli, PA, I worked daily one-on-one sessions with 4 students each summer for five weeks. With each of my students we would spend the first few sessions getting to know each other and doing evaluations to determine the student’s abilities in decoding, reading comprehension and writing. Some of my students were very bright, but lacked basic executive functioning and study skills. It was always very gratifying to see the results of just a few weeks of focused attention on creating and utilizing simple, easy to remember tools. Students quickly picked up on how much easier it was to do well, in less time and without the frustrations they once felt.


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Education

Temple University (English)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mark will travel within 5 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19148.

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