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Kris H.

Chandler, AZ

$55/hour

Educational Therapist specializing in Reading/Writing and Dyslexia

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 10/22/12

$55/Hour


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Ohio University
Michigan State University
Master's

Education

Ohio University

Michigan State University (Master's)

About Kris

Hello!

I have been working with children with learning challenges for 20+ years. I've taught in a multiage classroom (K-2) as well as preschool. I love working with students and helping them find their own plan of attack, strategies and skills to feel confident in what they are learning.

My own son has dyslexia and I decided to stay home with him to support him throughout school. I studied with Dr. Barbara Wise to become proficient in her program for children with dyslexia---‘Linguistic Remedies for the Remedial Readers’. With this training, I not only worked with my son, but with other students facing the similar challenges. The one thing a parent need to realize is that dyslexia does not go away. It cannot be taught away—rather strategies need to be created and retained for the child to approach reading and writing with confidence rather then feeling they are incapable of success. (I’m proud to say-even though it was a challenge, he graduated from college last year! There were plenty of times I wondered if he would make it through high school, let alone college.)

When working with a child the goal is for me to learn how they think and adjust my teaching to meet their needs. There is no reason a child should ever have to conform to the way the instructor thinks. I also like to give the parents ideas and activities that can be done at home that are fun and create a sense of accomplishment in their child. Parents are teachers too--and I believe they want to participate in their child’s success. I know from experience—sitting there and not know what you can do to help your child is a painful and upsetting experience.

I just returned to school and completed my Masters in Education. I feel a teacher should always be learning too! I look forward to talking with you and coming up with a plan for your child’s success in school.
Hello!

I have been working with children with learning challenges for 20+ years. I've taught in a multiage classroom (K-2) as well as preschool. I love working with students and helping them find their own plan of attack, strategies and skills to feel confident in what they are learning.

My own son has dyslexia and I decided
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Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Chandler, AZ 85225
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math
Science:
Elementary Science
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Language:
Reading
Special Needs:
Dyslexia,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

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.

Dyslexia

My own son was diagnosed with dyslexia 10 years ago. As a former teacher, I worked to expand what I knew about dyslexia so I could offer my son the support he needed. When working with a child with dyslexia; one needs to be willing to try various different avenues to explain the same thing.

Elementary (K-6th)

I graduated in 1990 from Ohio University in Elementary Ed. I did some graduate work from 1991-1993 at the University of Delaware, Emergent reading and elementary reading skills.

I taught in a classroom with k-2 graders for 4 years. I tutored own son with reading and writing difficulties. I have been tutoring privately for 10+ years.

Ohio University
Michigan State University
Master's

Education

Ohio University

Michigan State University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kris will travel within 20 miles of Chandler, AZ 85225.