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Caifornia State University Los Angeles (Speech Pathology)
Alliant International University, Irvine CA., (Master's)
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
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7/25/13 - Robin has been tutoring my 8 year old son for a few months. He was falling behind on reading and comprehension and we want to make sure he is ready for the 4th grade. Robin is VERY patient, kind, and flexible with our schedule. She selects material that is interesting to my son and/or has him choose the topic. He seems to like the various exercises as Robin makes them fun while building and assessing my son’s skills. She is very observant and caring. I would highly recommend Robin for your tutoring needs.
11/5/14 - I cannot say enough about how instrumental Robin has been in assisting my son in reaching the goal of being where he should be in his grade level in reading and comprehension. I’ve seen my son's confidence grow in these areas and the proof is in his tests and report cards. Parent/Teacher conferences are about how well he is doing now!! Robin is great at adjusting the lesson to get my son more excited about what he was learning by using the iPad, videos, stories he was interested in, etc. She was truly invested in my son’s success and sought out ways to tailor lessons specifically for him. I was so impressed with the tools Robin used and the way she made decoding words make sense. I even learned a few things! Yesterday was my son’s last tutoring lesson (bitter-sweet) and thanks to Robin he now has the tools he needs to continue to succeed and excel. Thank you Robin, we will miss you!!
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.
Mrs. K has been working very hard with our four year old son. She makes every lesson fun for him and we always receive a detailed report that summarizes the session. We have seen great improvement in our son and we are excited to see his future progress. We cannot recommend her enough, as we are extremely happy with her.
Robin is a very good tutor. She is extremely patient. We are very happy to have her for my niece.
Our daughter has overcome some academic barriers in such a short period of time with Robin. She is always prepared and understanding and is very efficient at focusing on my daughters strengths and weaknesses. We hope to continue using her for the duration of our daughters next school year as well.
Robin was a fantastic tutor for my fourth grade son who was struggling in English. She is very patient and very supportive. She gave a lot of positive feedback, which is something that helped him want to succeed. He was very sad when he was done with tutoring because he loved working with her.
Robin worked very well with my 10 year old daughter. My daughter needs guidance in math, spelling, vocabulary and writing. Robin was very patient actually showed her how she got from point A to point B on her math and showed her ways to remember her times tables and put that into place for division. She was very positive gave her high fives and made it fun for my daughter so she was excited to learn. Robin also made it fun so my daughter didn't see this at work but something to look forward to.
I was very happy to have Robin help me with my lesson. She is very patient, immensely helpful and has a great sense of humor. I would highly recommend Robin to everyone.
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.