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Robin K.

Claremont, CA

$50/hour

Reading Specialist and Speech Therapist

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 7/19/16
4.9 average from 160 ratings
Robin is FANTASTIC!!!
— Jennifer, Chino, CA on 7/31/16

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Caifornia State University Los Angeles
Speech Pathology
Alliant International University, Irvine CA.,
Master's

Education

Caifornia State University Los Angeles (Speech Pathology)

Alliant International University, Irvine CA., (Master's)

About Robin

I want to help your child overcome any hurdles that are currently impeding his or her progress. As a teacher with a background in speech pathology and special education, I am patient and have many different and effective strategies to use to support your child's learning and to move ahead. I have worked with clients as young as 4 years old up through adulthood. My areas of expertise are: reading: phonemic awareness skills, phonics, comprehension, fluency, spelling, writing and elementary math. I know what skills are needed to raise your child's academic performance.

I am a teacher-leader with the California Reading and Literature Project and I am currently teaching classroom teachers how to effectively teach children HOW to READ. I have been a mentor teacher to other teachers, an adjunct instructor in the teacher preparation programs at Azusa Pacific University and the University of La Verne. I am also a trainer of Thinking Maps.

I have several programs that I can use to help your child. Whether you are looking for homework support or filling in any "holes" in his or her instruction, I can easily help your child. But do know that every lesson is specifically designed for YOUR child and I provide a detailed report after every lesson so you know exactly what we did and how your child responded.

I know the current reading and writing and math curriculum that every child in California is using. I am very familiar with the new national state standards that are now being implemented in California, the Common Core State Standards. I am all about hands-on learning when it comes to math and I will do everything I can to make your child the most successful he or she can be!
I want to help your child overcome any hurdles that are currently impeding his or her progress. As a teacher with a background in speech pathology and special education, I am patient and have many different and effective strategies to use to support your child's learning and to move ahead. I Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required

Please contact me if you are interested in group rates.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Claremont, CA 91711
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Robin is FANTASTIC!!!"

- Jennifer, Chino, CA on 7/31/16
Robin replied on 8/2/2016

Thank you so much Jennifer! Your son has been a joy to work with.

"Wonderful"

- Kelly, Claremont, CA on 11/5/14
Robin replied on 11/6/2014

Thank you so very much! Your son was indeed wonderful and it was a pleasure to have worked with him and get to know all of you.

"Wonderful Tutor!"

- Vivian, San Dimas, CA on 1/14/14

"Very patient!"

- Ella, Chino Hills, CA on 12/7/13

"Very flexible, patient and experienced."

- Emily, La Verne, CA on 7/25/13

"Great tutor!"

- Jennifer, San Dimas, CA on 5/8/13

"Great Tutor"

- Sandi, Claremont, CA on 4/9/13

"Robin's the best!"

- Judene, Claremont, CA on 3/18/13
English:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Speech
Special Needs:
Dyslexia,
Hard Of Hearing,
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Grammar,
Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Common Core

As a staff developer at an elementary school, I have been responsible to train and teach the teachers about the Common Core standards and how they differ from the previous California state standards. In addition, I have spent over 80 hours working with other professionals to create and present effective trainings and presentations for teachers.

Dyslexia

I have taught special education classes from preschool to sixth grade with students who have underlying communication and language disorders that impact their reading, writing and math skills.
I have found that dyslexia tends to be an all-encompassing term which fails to explain what type of problems a student may be experiencing in trying to learn to read. When a parent or a doctor suggests that the student has dyslexia, my first response is to determine what reading skills the student has and which ones are either lacking or confused. A thorough reading assessment is called for to evaluate phonemic awareness skills, phonics skills, vocabulary, reading comprehension and fluency. Once those factors are evaluated, then intervention can begin. Sometimes students who have been described as "seeing letters backwards" have not had enough exposure to p/b/d/q to distinguish them from each other. Sometimes there is a visual perception disability that needs diagnosed and treated.

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a California credential in Learning Handicapped as well as a Restricted Speech and Hearing Credential (speech therapy). I have been a teacher in the California Schools for over 30 years. I have been a mentor teacher and a literacy coach as well as an adjunct instructor at both Azusa Pacific University and the University of La Verne.

Elementary Math

I have been teaching both struggling and proficient fifth grade math students for the past four years. I am very familiar with the fifth grade math standards and which skills are critical, which skills are important and which skills are building blocks for the upcoming years. I have several resources and support strategies to help struggling students grasp difficult concepts and move ahead. I look forward to helping your child improve in math and enjoy the journey!

ESL/ESOL

I have a Language Development Specialist (LDS) certificate from the state of California and work on a daily basis with first to fifth grade English learners at my elementary school. I have been a private tutor for high school students and adults. I can help you with vocabulary, grammar, listening comprehension, conversational or academic language skills as well as reading, spelling and writing. I am trained as a speech therapist as well. I can help you minimize any accent that may interfere with your communication.

Grammar

As a speech therapist, I work with all areas of language : syntax/ morphology (grammar), semantics (vocabulary), articulation, voice and fluency disorders. I work with preschool to adults

Hard Of Hearing

As a credentialed speech pathologist, I am qualified to work with hard of hearing students. I am currently working with two HH at the middle school where I am currently working as a speech therapist. I am able to read and interpret audiograms to determine the hearing ranges they have as they re related to the sounds of the language. I can teach lip reading as well as articulation skills.

Phonics

I have extensive and well-founded knowledge of phonics and phonics development. I have successfully taught reading to both regular education and special education students for over 25 years. I have also taught phonics courses to university students in teacher preparation classes at Azusa Pacific University and the University of La Verne

Reading

I am a reading specialist and in fact, I have taught both new and experienced teachers how to teach children to both learn to read and to improve their reading skills.

Speech

I have a master's degree from CSULA in speech pathology. I have worked as a school speech therapist and then as a special day class teacher with students whose primary disability was communication disorders. These were children who had normal intelligence but were delayed in speaking and vocabulary development.

Study Skills

Many times students struggle with school and homework because they lack basic organizational skills. As a current teacher, I have several tools and suggestions at my disposal to support and aid these students get organized and successful.

Caifornia State University Los Angeles
Speech Pathology
Alliant International University, Irvine CA.,
Master's

Education

Caifornia State University Los Angeles (Speech Pathology)

Alliant International University, Irvine CA., (Master's)

Robin is FANTASTIC!!! — Robin has been working with my son during a majority of this summer to improve his reading and phonics skills. Robin has been professional, helpful, knowledgeable, and patient with my son. My son looks forward to his sessions with Robin. I have enjoyed reading Robin's detailed notes after their sessions and I am already witnessing an improvement with my son academically!!! My son has improved ...

— Jennifer, Chino, CA on 7/31/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Please contact me if you are interested in group rates.

Travel policy

Robin will travel within 15 miles of Claremont, CA 91711.