A Few reading Tutor Qualifications
During my freshman and senior years, I spent about an hour everyday working with kids in my dad's fourth grade class who needed help with their reading, first with a fourth grader student who was just having difficulty with her reading and needed some one-on-one confidence building and lastly with a fourth grader who operated on more of a second grade level because of some brain damage that led to learning disabilities and needed someone to work toward bringing her closer to grade level.
I am a certified special education teacher k-12.
I earned an English major from The College of William and Mary and a Master's in Journalism from Arizona State University. During my time as a student and as a professional writer and teacher I've become adept at the skills required to read and evaluate diverse texts. I scored in the 99th percentile on the English portion of the GRE and am confident in my ability to share my expertise with students of all ages.
Reading was my first love of teaching. Seeing students light up when they realize they are actually reading the printed word gives me the greatest satisfaction. I have taught reading in the public schools for more than 25 years. I use a variety of teaching methods including phonics, sight word, and configuration approaches. Teaching words in context helps students to understand what they are reading. I also use techniques such as visualization to help students "see" the words on the page. I maintain my CT teaching certification.
I work in small reading groups with students of elementary ages. In class teacher support for STAAR interventions to help students learn reading strategies.
I am Wyzant certified to teach reading as well as being a voracious reader. I raised two kids who were both reading by the age of 4. Both kids graduated high school and college with honors as did I. My son scored a 33 on his ACT on his first try and my daughter and I both got 29s. I typically read 3-4 books a week at the present time. I would love to show children the joys reading and getting lost in a good book can bring to you!
During my Masters and PhD studies, I took several courses on literacy, reading, and writing; this exposed me to the best practices in the field, based on child-focused methods and activities, as well as how to implement new technology into reading and writing lessons. Using the student's interests, life experience, and current level, I provide an student-responsive environment to increase reading comprehension and enjoyment.
I have taken many courses in Reading and Literacy while achieving my teaching certification. I have tutored many students in Reading and Reading Comprehension. I use sight words and "chunking," which enable a student to have a better grasp of words. My students have achieved great success in school.
I am a UC Berkeley graduate in literature with highest honors and highest university distinction. I have tutored many students ranging from elementary school to college who wanted to enhance their reading and writing skills. The best part about reading and writing is how fun it can be and how many doors it can open!
Reading - and subsequent writing - have always been my strongest skills when considering my academic resume. Since my early high school years I have been a voracious reader, consuming a great array of literary works (fictional and non) from a long list of authors, both famous and obscure. Because of this background I am well equipped to share this arena with others, both from a grammatical perspective and a literary one. I can well assist you in decoding the concepts behind the words, and the beauty of the English language in its ability to create them.
Other reading Requests From Students Like You
I am looking for a reading tutor for my son.
I am looking to homeschool my son, and would like to hire a tutor for 3 hours a day, 5 days a week.
I'm looking for a reading tutor that can help my son during his summer vacation in New Windsor. He will be going to 2nd grade in the fall and it is VITAL that he continues building his reading skills during his 6 week vacation in NY. He does not have a learning disability but he does have a speech delay that makes him hard to understand sometimes.
My 2nd grader is struggling with reading.
I'm looking for tutoring help with Reading. I'd like to start lessons immediately. The student is an elementary student. Through tutoring I hope to improve grades. I'd like the lessons to occur at the tutor's location.