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Sylvia S.

Houston, TX

$40/hr

Reading Specialist and English/Writing Tutor

Usually responds in about 12 hours

Reading Specialist and English/Writing Tutor

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I am a certified teacher with a master's in reading. I have a life long certificate and have taken many courses in Special Ed and ESL. I have 27 years experience teaching and am currently substituting in HISD. As a retired teacher, I have taught Kumon for the past six years. I am certified to teach grades K-8 all subjects and K-12 reading. I have skills in teaching writing and proofreading.

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Music:
Piano
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Piano,
Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
STAAR
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified to teach Elementary grades 1-8 all subjects and K-12 reading.

Phonics

I have a Masters as a Reading Specialist certified to teach grades K-12.

Piano

I have a minor in music from the University of Houston. I have successfully taught students from age four to adult to play the piano. I include theory in all lessons. Lessons are thirty minutes long.

University of Houston
Elementary Education
Univerisity of Houston Clear Lake
Master's
None
Master's

Education

University of Houston (Elementary Education)

Univerisity of Houston Clear Lake (Master's)

None (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sylvia will travel within 20 miles of Houston, TX 77092.


About Sylvia

I am a certified teacher with a master's in reading. I have a life long certificate and have taken many courses in Special Ed and ESL. I have 27 years experience teaching and am currently substituting in HISD. As a retired teacher, I have taught Kumon for the past six years. I am certified to teach grades K-8 all subjects and K-12 reading. I have skills in teaching writing and proofreading.

Education

University of Houston
Elementary Education
Univerisity of Houston Clear Lake
Master's
None
Master's

Education

University of Houston (Elementary Education)

Univerisity of Houston Clear Lake (Master's)

None (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Houston, TX 77092

Sylvia’s Subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Music:
Piano
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Piano,
Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
STAAR
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

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.


Background Check Status for Sylvia S.

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