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Vidushi C.

Scottsdale, AZ

$42/hour

Experienced Reading, Writing and SAT Instructor

5.0 average from 100 ratings
Excellent tutor
— Guillaume, Scottsdale, AZ on 1/27/15

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Jesus and Mary College - University of Delhi, India
Psychology
Amity University, Noida, India
Master's
SNDT, Mumbai, India
Other

Education

Jesus and Mary College - University of Delhi, India (Psychology)

Amity University, Noida, India (Master's)

SNDT, Mumbai, India (Other)

About Vidushi

In the last decade, I've instructed students of all ages and their teachers. I am invested in my student's happiness and success.

I use my US and international experience as a special educator to teach reading, writing and test-taking skills. My experience includes heading Learning Resource Centers for children with learning disabilities; creating and implementing programs for gifted students; creating ESL curricula for first generational learners; heading my own company and training over 5000 teachers.

I have a Masters in Psychology and certifications in Creative Writing, Learning Disabilities and Gifted Education. I am currently an Honors student in Scottsdale Community College's Creative Writing program.

I always conduct a free diagnostic session at the beginning to assess areas of strength and those requiring attention.

Reading- I am familiar with Orton-Gilligham based reading systems like the Wilson Reading Method and Lindamood Bell. Within six months, I am able to take students of any age with no reading skills to reading simple books.

Writing- As a published writer, Creative Writing teacher and tutor in a college writing center, I can help your child overcome writing reluctance, attempt essays or prepare for the SAT!

Your child will have fun, enjoy words, and become more confident and happy learning with me! I don't bill for any class where the child/parent is dissatisfied.

Parents are welcome to sit in all classes, after the first one!
In the last decade, I've instructed students of all ages and their teachers. I am invested in my student's happiness and success.

I use my US and international experience as a special educator to teach reading, writing
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Policies
Cancellation
10 hours notice required

Meetings- All meetings with school staff to learn about the student's difficulties, create or present reports are charged on an hourly basis. Group Rates are $30 per student per session.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Scottsdale, AZ 85251

"Excellent tutor"

- Guillaume, Scottsdale, AZ on 1/27/15
Science:
Psychology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading,
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking,
Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
TOEFL
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Hindi,
TOEFL
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia,
Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Marketing, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Reading

- I have conducted more than 10 teacher training workshops on strategies for reluctant readers.
- I have taught reading appreciation and critical reading to mainstream classrooms in grades 7 to 9.
- I have taught reading one on one to struggling readers in grades 1 to 10.
- I have sourced and created customized reading materials for my students.
- I have taught SAT reading to students.

Dyslexia

I have a Diploma in managing learning disabilities, where I ranked no 1 in college in remediation strategies. I am certified in the Schools Attuned programme from All Kinds of Minds, Washington. I have headed two learning resource rooms, one in Scottsdale and the other in the US.My experience includes working with over 100 children with learning disabilities for over 10 years.These included dyslexia, dysgraphia & dyscalculia.

English

I headed the Learning Resource Center in a school and worked with English reading, writing, comprehension & first generation learner difficulties for grades 2 to 4. I taught creative writing to middle school students. I Conducted teacher training workshops on strategies for reluctant readers, writers, comprehension, creative writing, spelling, oral language etc.

ESL/ESOL

I have headed a program for first generation English learners for the last three years. This includes working with students, training ten teachers to teach these students, creating and monitoring lesson planning and ensuring changes in speaking, reading and writing.

Handwriting

I have been working with handwriting difficulties in Arizona, by using strategies like improving eye hand coordination, pencil control, spatial arrangement of letters and fostering an interest in writing. I have headed the Learning Resource Centre at the prestigious Cathedral & John Connon School.

Hindi

Are you are interested in learning conversational Hindi from a native speaker?

I am a fluent speaker & writer, as I lived in India for 32 years and used it daily. I also developed an award-winning curriculum in Hindi for elementary and middle school students!

I combine 10+ years of educational experience, special education and ESL strategies to create comfort and interest in the language.

Phonics

I am familiar with & have used the Wilson Reading Method, the Linda Mood Bell programme & a combination of sight word & phonic-based programs with children for learning or reading difficulties.
I also teach phonics to teachers & struggling readers.

Psychology

I have a Masters in Counseling Psychology and my undergraduate major was also Psychology. I utilize these skills working with children who have learning disabilities, volunteering at a telephone helpline for suicidal teens and in negotiations for my educational company.

Public Speaking

Did you know that the No. 1 fear most people have is of public speaking? Death is less fearful to many people!

I aim to demystify public speaking by increasing confidence and managing anxiety.

I have been a public speaker since high school. I started conducting professional development workshops for teacher trainers at the age of 26, and have conducted over 75 teacher training workshops across India. I've spoken on regional and national stages, and know what it takes to overcome nervousness and be successful!

Reading

My Reading qualifications include:

- 100% success getting struggling readers to read.
- Conducting more than 10 teacher training workshops on strategies for reluctant readers.
- Teaching reading comprehension to mainstream high school classrooms
- Creating a lifelong love for reading

SAT Reading

Success on the SAT reading hinges on the speed and ability to ferret out the information hidden within the question. The student will need a foundation in using critical reading skills, test-taking strategies and an exposure to a variety of materials. I teach the foundations and add study and comprehension skills to make the process easy to understand.

SAT Writing

The SAT Writing section is a 50 minute reading and writing marathon. As a published writer and experienced Creative Writing tutor in a college, I know how to train you and achieve deadline-bound results.

By providing effective reading, writing and thinking strategies, a great score on the SAT essay becomes possible!

Special Needs

I have a post graduate diploma in managing special needs and over ten years of experience in working with special needs students.

I have headed Learning Resource Rooms in India and Arizona, and enjoy working with both gifted and struggling students.

Writing

If you are the parent of a reluctant writer, you may have experienced anxiety, stress or helplessness. I will teach your reluctant writer to enjoy writing!

I have a Creative Writing certification, and am a published writer. I have excellent results teaching Creative Writing to elementary school students, teenagers taking their SAT and adults.

As a writing tutor for adults in a college, I work on college essays, interpret readings and help students succeed in all writing assignments.

Jesus and Mary College - University of Delhi, India
Psychology
Amity University, Noida, India
Master's
SNDT, Mumbai, India
Other

Education

Jesus and Mary College - University of Delhi, India (Psychology)

Amity University, Noida, India (Master's)

SNDT, Mumbai, India (Other)

Excellent tutor — Vidushi is very patient and has established a great rapport with my son. She always provides a great lesson summary. Highly recommended! ...

— Guillaume, Scottsdale, AZ on 1/27/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $42.00

Cancellation: 10 hours notice required

Meetings- All meetings with school staff to learn about the student's difficulties, create or present reports are charged on an hourly basis. Group Rates are $30 per student per session.

Travel policy

Vidushi will travel within 20 miles of Scottsdale, AZ 85251.