I just earned an M.Ed. in Reading Education (graduation date May 18, 2013) from Widener University in Chester, PA, which is a second career for me. I spent a number of years in college teaching, training future teachers at small, liberal-arts colleges, one of which was in a very remote, rural area in Appalachia. After some years there, and with the scarcity of college teaching jobs, I opted to get out of college teaching altogether and get training as a reading specialist. I have been tutoring students in the Main Line area since June, 2010. One of my clients was a now 14 year old who has PDD-NOS and needed help with reading comprehension, organizational and study skills, and tutoring in Science and Social Studies. I worked with her about 2-3 hours per day for nearly 2 1/2 years. I have also had experience with younger students who have phonics problems and are struggling with voice-print match.
I am available to help students who have special needs or who have IEPs. I am familiar with special education laws and have worked with a special education attorney in Philadelphia, who asked me to serve as a case manager for a student who is now at the Vanguard School in Paoli.
If you need help for a child or adolescent, or a college student, who is having problems with writing, reading comprehension, or study skills, I can help you. I have also tutored students for the SAT reading and writing portions. Good diagnostic skills help me to make an accurate diagnosis of what the student needs and develop a corrective plan to address the deficits.
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