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Julie C.

Retired Teacher Offering Tutoring Services

Retired Teacher Offering Tutoring Services

$45/hour

  • 10 hours tutoring

  • Yuma, AZ 85364

About Julie


Bio

I am a retired elementary school teacher with 28 years of teaching experience with the Crane School District, I taught first grade for 22 1/2 years, ELL Kindergarten for 1 year, and was a Reading Specialist for 4 1/2 years, working with grades K-6.

I worked for a local (now closed) tutoring business for 2 years, mainly with elementary aged students. I like working with students in a tutoring situation because I enjoy inspiring students to achieve academically and build their confidence. ...

I am a retired elementary school teacher with 28 years of teaching experience with the Crane School District, I taught first grade for 22 1/2 years, ELL Kindergarten for 1 year, and was a Reading Specialist for 4 1/2 years, working with grades K-6.

I worked for a local (now closed) tutoring business for 2 years, mainly with elementary aged students. I like working with students in a tutoring situation because I enjoy inspiring students to achieve academically and build their confidence. I am inspired when I see growth over time, know that the effort the student is putting forth is paying off.

I have taught kindergarten and first grade math in a classroom setting and have tutored students grades 2-7.

I have had much reading training over the course of my years as a teacher. In the least 15 years of my teaching career, I received extensive training in Reading First from the AZ Department of Education. I also have training in:
Common Core Standards
Spalding
Zoo Phonics
Phonics for Reading
Great Leaps

I hold a valid Standard Elementary Education, K-6 Teaching Certificate (expires May 2018). In addition to my teaching certificate, I hold the following endorsements: Early Childhood Education, Birth-Age 8/Grade 3, English as a Second Language Pre K-12, and Reading Specialist, K-12.

Please don't hesitate to contact me to set up free consultation appointment to discuss your child/children's tutoring needs.


Education

Community College of Allegheny County
Associate of Science
Indiana University of PA
Other
Northern Arizona Universtiy
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 5 miles of Yuma, AZ 85364
  • Lesson cancellation: 1 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Handwriting,

Handwriting

During the 23 1/2 years I taught in the public school system as a classroom teacher, I provided instruction in handwriting, using the Zaner-Bloser handwriting model. Students were taught proper pencil grip techniques, which helped with better and faster writing and decreased finger muscle fatigue. It also enabled students to see what they were writing.
Phonics,

Phonics

As a former first grade teacher, I had extensive training in how to implement phonemic awareness and phonics instruction in the classroom setting. The reading series used in the last few years of my career (Harourt Trophies) was a systematic, direct instruction model. We employed an "I do, we do, you do" model" which included demonstration, prompt, and practice. As a Reading Specialist, I used a program with several of my groups called Phonics for Reading. This program is a field-tested, research-based program that uses explicit, teacher directed instruction that focuses on teaching short vowels, consonants and words with initial and final consonant blends and diagraphs in level one. In level two, the lessons focus on vowel combinations (ay, ai, ee, ea, for example) CVCe words and words with the r-controlled vowel. Level 3 addresses common prefixes and suffixes as well as vowel combinations (such as oo, aw, oi, oy); letter combinations such as kn, ph, qu, wr, tch, and dge; minor consonant sounds for c and g; and mimor vowel sound combinations for oo, ow, and ea.
Spelling,

Spelling

Throughout my teaching career, I have had training with several programs with a spelling program component, such as Phonics for Reading and Harcourt Trophies. Several of the programs I have for use in tutoring incorporate learning a spelling pattern in isolation, practicing to read/write words with the spelling pattern, and finally reading/writing sentences with words that include the target spelling pattern.
Reading

English

Spelling,

Spelling

Throughout my teaching career, I have had training with several programs with a spelling program component, such as Phonics for Reading and Harcourt Trophies. Several of the programs I have for use in tutoring incorporate learning a spelling pattern in isolation, practicing to read/write words with the spelling pattern, and finally reading/writing sentences with words that include the target spelling pattern.
Reading

Homeschool

Handwriting,

Handwriting

During the 23 1/2 years I taught in the public school system as a classroom teacher, I provided instruction in handwriting, using the Zaner-Bloser handwriting model. Students were taught proper pencil grip techniques, which helped with better and faster writing and decreased finger muscle fatigue. It also enabled students to see what they were writing.
Spelling,

Spelling

Throughout my teaching career, I have had training with several programs with a spelling program component, such as Phonics for Reading and Harcourt Trophies. Several of the programs I have for use in tutoring incorporate learning a spelling pattern in isolation, practicing to read/write words with the spelling pattern, and finally reading/writing sentences with words that include the target spelling pattern.
Reading

Most Popular

Reading

Special Needs

Phonics

Phonics

As a former first grade teacher, I had extensive training in how to implement phonemic awareness and phonics instruction in the classroom setting. The reading series used in the last few years of my career (Harourt Trophies) was a systematic, direct instruction model. We employed an "I do, we do, you do" model" which included demonstration, prompt, and practice. As a Reading Specialist, I used a program with several of my groups called Phonics for Reading. This program is a field-tested, research-based program that uses explicit, teacher directed instruction that focuses on teaching short vowels, consonants and words with initial and final consonant blends and diagraphs in level one. In level two, the lessons focus on vowel combinations (ay, ai, ee, ea, for example) CVCe words and words with the r-controlled vowel. Level 3 addresses common prefixes and suffixes as well as vowel combinations (such as oo, aw, oi, oy); letter combinations such as kn, ph, qu, wr, tch, and dge; minor consonant sounds for c and g; and mimor vowel sound combinations for oo, ow, and ea.

Summer

Reading

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$45/hour

Julie C.

$45/hour

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