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Gale D.

Montgomery, AL

$35/hour

A knowledgeable Retired Teacher

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5.0 average from 9 ratings
Wonderful teacher!
— Kisha, Montgomery, AL on 5/4/16

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Alabama State University
Early childhood Educ
Alabama State University
Master's

Education

Alabama State University (Early childhood Educ)

Alabama State University (Master's)

About Gale

My name is Mrs. Gale. I am a retired teacher of 31 years. I specialize in tutoring reading (k-6) and math (k-3). My love of teaching comes from a lifelong love of learning. I have had the pleasure of working with hundreds of students realize their own potential and see their make progress and strive to reach for the stars.
As a college student, my first tutoring job was tutoring students who had a learning disabilities such as dyslexia. I worked with children and adults. I carried this knowledge throughout my teaching career. One of my goals for sessions is to keep the student challenged, but not overwhelmed. I am available for tutoring on Tuesdays , Thursdays, and Saturdays. Weekday hours are 1:00-4:00 and Saturdays are from 10:00 am - 2:00. I am flexible and will work with you on scheduling times. I will travel at least 10 miles. My tutoring rate is $35.00 per hour. I believe in using hands-on materials and technology to help the student reach their potential. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve success in your studies.

I developed a love for reading from my mother. She would encourage her children to read and she took us to the library often. I carried this love into my classroom. My high school and college English teachers also encouraged and prepared me for teaching grammar. I collect children books and have a big collection of favorite children books. I believe reading is the doorway to success in life.

During my teaching career, I used common core materials that were created for our reading series, Reading Street. I have presented workshops on Common Core in the past 2 years. I continue to read up on Common Core through various teacher blogs and educational websites.

I have taught Open Court reading series which had a real good phonics component that I incorporate into my teaching phonics. I have students do well it. It uses pictures that would help the student learn sounds.

I love to teach language arts subjects such as spelling.

I look forward to hearing from you soon so we can schedule lessons and help you achieve success in your studies.
My name is Mrs. Gale. I am a retired teacher of 31 years. I specialize in tutoring reading (k-6) and math (k-3). My love of teaching comes from a lifelong love of learning. I have had the pleasure of working with hundreds of students Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Additional student's rate is $15 per student in a group of 2 or more First student rate is $35 Additional student is $15 per student

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Montgomery, AL 36111
In-person lessons

"Wonderful teacher!"

- Kisha, Montgomery, AL on 5/4/16
Gale replied on 11/2/2016

I really enjoy working with Kisha's daughter. She is a joy to work with. Thanks for the vote of confidence.

Music:
Piano
English:
English, Grammar
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Language:
Speech
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia,
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar,
Homeschool, Phonics,
Spelling

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Common Core

I have presented workshops on Common Core in the Elementary classroom. Before I retired, I taught the Reading Street reading program which focused on the reading Common Core standards. I continue to do research and read up on Common Core.

Dyslexia

I worked as a tutor working with students who had a learning disability at the Montgomery Dyslexia Foundation throughout my college years. I was placed with elementary students and adults who exhibited learning disabilities. I took additional special education courses during my Master's graduate program. The tutoring program was based on student assessment. Lesson materials was provided in the areas of visual perception, auditory discrimination, and visual memory. During my teaching career, I was able to use these strategies I experienced to identify those students who exhibited certain problem areas and provided them with the appropriate type of instruction in the classroom. I taught the following reading programs: Open Court, Read Well, Direct Instruction, and Saxon Phonics which incorporated the Orton-Gillingham way. I firmly believe in assessing students in order to find out the student's learning style. This assessment gives me info on how to gear my instructional goals for each student. I developed Individual Learning Plans which are similar to an IEP for each of my students. I engaged my students in multisensory activities in reading and as well as math. For example, when teaching letter formation. I used sandpaper, shaving cream, or pipe cleaners, with my students to give them a tactile sense in letter formations. I also incorporated dictation strategies (letter sounds and sentence writing). The use of phonetic flashcards, learning tiles, music, and computer websites were successful in my instructional lessons. I saw students' confidence increase and also their grades improve through these strategies.

Elementary (K-6th)

I worked as a title 1 teacher/tutor with k-6 students in the area of reading for 7 years. I worked with students who were at risk of failing. I did small group instruction and used a variety of hands-on activities that enhanced their potential and success in reading. I used technology as well.

Grammar

As an elementary teacher, I taught language (grammar) skills to k -6 grades. In my classes, I incorporated oral language and proofreading skills. I saw students become proficient in proofreading and finding errors in sentences. I used grammar strategies used in the Whole Brain teaching program.

Phonics

I have taught several reading series that has phonics as a component. I found the phonics in Open Court reading series to be my favorite because it utilizes pictures and music to teaching phonetic principles. I incorporate this method in other reading series.

Piano

I took piano lesson when I was in the 9th grade. I currently play at a local church in the Montgomery, Alabama area. I have played for local churches for over 25 years. I have given beginning piano lessons to three persons in the past, two children and one adult.

Spelling

I worked as a title 1 teacher with students who had spelling problems. Through my experience, I found out that students who have spelling issues also have a phonetic problems. I usually reinforce with repetitive drills, have student put up fingers of how many letters in a word and spell the word. This helps students visually see the word as well as auditory as they spell the word aloud. I have had success with this method with students in my classroom.

Alabama State University
Early childhood Educ
Alabama State University
Master's

Education

Alabama State University (Early childhood Educ)

Alabama State University (Master's)

Wonderful teacher! — Ms. Gale D. is a wonderful teacher, meets the needs of my child. Well worth the lessons provided and very experienced!! ...

— Kisha, Montgomery, AL on 5/4/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Additional student's rate is $15 per student in a group of 2 or more First student rate is $35 Additional student is $15 per student

Travel policy

Gale will travel within 20 miles of Montgomery, AL 36111.