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Experienced K-8 teacher, reading-language arts specialist, ESL tutor, and Reading Recovery teacher will help your child with strategies that will guarantee success this school year. I bring many years of experience and success with elementary students. Students have different learning styles and strengths. I will help them use these strengths to improve reading comprehension, learning strategies, and study skills. I wish to work with K-6 students, ESL children and adults in Whatcom County.... Blaine to Bellingham!
Do you need help studying for a test? I can teach you study skills, tools and strategies that will make learning easy!
I worked with many ADD/ADHD students during my career as a Reading Specialist to help them learn strategies to cope with their problems. Students with attention problems can learn to focus with special strategies and cues.
Dyslexia is one of many reasons for trouble with learning and reading. I have used the diagnostic tools to identify dyslexia and then help the student compensate for his/her problems. If the student sees letters or words backwards or in a blur, certain tools and strategies help him/her focus. I will use my experience and tools to help your child.
I am currently retired and taught in Elementary Schools for 37 years. I bring experience teaching primary students to read, write and learn as well as remediating reading/writing/learning strategies for grade 3-6 students. Each student is unique to himself/herself and brings his own strengths and personality to the learning situation. I will use this information to help your child achieve and love learning.
K-8 , English, Social Studies k-12
Reading Certification for teaching reading K-8, Certification for teaching Reading Recovery
Grade Two 1969-72
1972-1985 Grade 2 and Grades 2-5
1986-87, 1993-94 Teacher Grade Four
1987-89 Teacher Grade One
1989-1993 Reading Improvement specialist
1995-2006 Reading Recovery Teacher, Reading Language Arts Specialist
2007-08 Reading Recovery
I have taken coursework from Seattle Pacific University to certify in ESL/ELL. I have worked with ESL students to teach them to read and write and speak in the Reading Recovery program and as a Reading specialist. I have tutored adults in the Whatcom Literacy Council (as a volunteer) to help them perfect their English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.
Phonics is one of the many strategies to teach reading and spelling. My young students first learn the letters and the "sounds" they make in words... particular emphasis could be on the vowel sounds... to blend the sounds, the student says the sounds slowly and eg. c a t cat.. .
I have been using phonics to teach first, second and elementary students for MANY years.
Students will do fun and helpful exercises to help them use phonics to decode words quickly and easily.
I have worked with special needs students in my classroom as well as as a reading specialist. I have especially worked with Learning Impaired students to help them learn to read/write. I have some credits from University of Iowa and Ohio State University which pertain to Special Needs students.
I have books, exercises, games and special tools that will help them use their strengths/strategies in reading and writing.
I define study skills as the strategies needed to comprehend material set before me. I have helped students use strategies such as Survey, Question, Read-recite-review to understand chapters in books: Venn diagrams, Outlining, step by step procedures for doing math, using the writing process model, etc.
I will share these strategies/tools with the student to help him/her understand the subject matter better. We will use textbooks, references and the internet.
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