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Vidushi C.

Scottsdale, AZ

$42/hr

Learning specialist for struggling and advanced learners

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Excellent tutor
— Guillaume, Scottsdale, AZ on 1/26/15

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

Education

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

Amity University, Noida India (Master's)

SNDT University, Mumbai, India (Other)

About Vidushi

As a teacher and teacher trainer with over 10 years of experience working in international schools, and starting my own educational consultancy, I care about educating every child. There is a world of untapped potential in the gifted learner and in the struggling one. My drive is to help each student access this potential.

My experience includes heading a Learning Resource Center for children with learning disabilities; creating an implementing programs for gifted students; creating ESL curricula for first generational learners; heading my own company and training over 5000 teachers.

I am interested in solving educational problems and am doing this at both a macro and micro level. I have developed differentiated reading stories, created CDs for first generational learners, programs for disadvantaged learners & systems to help schools run more efficiently. Currently, I am employed as a Learning specialist in a school in Scottsdale.

Technicalities

My method is simple- the child is the center, and I will use his/her strengths and interests to first motivate and decrease reluctance, and then present a wide variety of engaging materials from every genre to create reading and writing success. I am familiar with systems like Wilson reading, Lindamood Bell, Fry's and will use a combination of sight words-phonics to create reading success.

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

Parents are welcome to sit in all classes, after the first one!

I hope you and your child have a successful academic experience with me or one of the other tutors here!
As a teacher and teacher trainer with over 10 years of experience working in international schools, and starting my own educational consultancy, I care about educating every child. There is a world of untapped potential in the gifted learner and in the struggling one. My drive is to help each student access this potential.

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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 0 miles of Scottsdale, AZ 85251

"Excellent tutor"

- Guillaume, Scottsdale, AZ on 1/26/15
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading,
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking,
Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Psychology
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Hindi,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia,
Phonics,
Special Needs
Business:
Marketing, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Handwriting,
Reading,
SAT Reading,
Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

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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 from SNDT University, Mumbai. I ranked no 1 in class in remediation strategies. I am certified in the Schools Attuned programme from All Kinds of Minds, Washington. I have worked for 3 1/2 years as the Head of the Elementary school learning resource center, at the Cathedral school, Mumbai, India. I have worked with over 100 children with learning disabilities for 9 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

Hindi is my mother tongue. Am a fluent native speaker & writer, as I have studied it for over 10 years, during my schooling.

Additionally, I developed an award winning curriculum in Hindi including CD's for grades 2 to 7. These included poetry, song, conversation & text resources.

I bring 9 years of teaching experience in languages, as an additional qualification.

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

I have been a public speaker since I was in 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.

In addition, I have been doing workshops to enhance 'Communication, Public Speaking, Debate & Discussion' skills for grups of children since 2010.

My achievements include being the youngest panelist on 'Revisioning Teacher Education for Innovations in School' in April 2014 & being a speaker at the national InspirEd conference in January 2014.

Reading

My Reading qualifications include:

- Conducting more than 10 teacher training workshops on strategies for reluctant readers.
- Teaching reading appreciation to mainstream classrooms in grades 7 to 9
- Teaching reading one on one to struggling readers in grades 1 to 10
- Sourcing & creating customized reading materials for my students

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.

Writing

My Writing qualifications include: conducting more than 15 teacher training workshops on creative writing, correcting writing and strategies for reluctant writers; teaching creative writing to mainstream classrooms in grades 7 to 9; teaching writing skills one on one to struggling writers in grades 1 to 10; working with gifted writers to sharpen their natural writing abilities.

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

Education

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

Amity University, Noida India (Master's)

SNDT University, 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 1/26/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $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 0 miles of Scottsdale, AZ 85251.

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