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Highly Effective Credentialed Virtual OG Teacher for Dyslexia
Sara C.

651 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Hourly Rate: $125

Response time: 5 hours

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Highly Effective Credentialed Virtual OG Teacher for Dyslexia
Highly Effective Credentialed Virtual OG Teacher for Dyslexia
Sara C.

651 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

651 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Sara


Bio

Patient, professional, experienced, and highly effective working with dyslexic students, Sara trained in the Orton-Gillingham methodology through Brainspring and has additional specialized training in dyslexia advocacy and Orton Gillingham instruction for dyslexic learners through the Dyslexia Training Institute in San Diego, CA. In addition to holding a Master of Arts in Education, she has extensive experience as both a general education classroom teacher and a special education resource...

Patient, professional, experienced, and highly effective working with dyslexic students, Sara trained in the Orton-Gillingham methodology through Brainspring and has additional specialized training in dyslexia advocacy and Orton Gillingham instruction for dyslexic learners through the Dyslexia Training Institute in San Diego, CA. In addition to holding a Master of Arts in Education, she has extensive experience as both a general education classroom teacher and a special education resource specialist having taught all grades at both the elementary and middle school levels.
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Sara individualizes instruction to adapt to the needs of each child by completing a comprehensive initial assessment on each student in order to effectively target instruction at your student’s appropriate level. Whether your son or daughter needs phonics, spelling, handwriting, or writing, Sara can help your child improve. She has successfully worked with students from kindergarten through middle school with special needs including students with ADHD and dyslexia and other reading disabilities in small group or one-on-one settings. Her multi-sensory approach is flexible and includes the use of manipulatives and games to make learning engaging and effective.

Dyslexia Qualification
Sara has received hundreds of hours of training in the Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching dyslexic and struggling readers. She currently works as a full-time Resource Specialist in Special Education. Students with dyslexia benefit from a systematic, structured, explicit, and multi-sensory approach to learning. Sara has extensive experience teaching effectively through remote learning, and has observed students experience great success!


Education

University of California Davis
B.A. Spanish and Sociology
University of California Davis, Credential
Other
Monterey Institute of International Studies
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $125
  • Rate details: Virtual only at this time. My rate accounts for high quality individualized planning and consultation. Cancellation fees are charged for skipped, no show or canceled lessons.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 7/22/2020

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Phonics,

Phonics

Skilled in teaching foundational phonics skills to beginning or struggling readers and writers. Over 100 hours of training in teaching students decoding and spelling skills through Orton -Gillingham based Phonics First and structures program, and Orton Gillingham learning strategies through the Dyxlexia Training Institute.
Reading,

Reading

I have specialized training f in Orton Gillingham strategies and curriculum which incorporates multisensory strayed that addresses the needs of dyslexic and struggling readers
Spelling

Spelling

I use an Orton Gillingham based approach to teaching spelling that is structured, systematic, explicit, and multisensory. Each lesson builds on the previous and focuses on mastery of both reading and writing high-frequency sight words as well as foundational phonics.

English

Reading,

Reading

I have specialized training f in Orton Gillingham strategies and curriculum which incorporates multisensory strayed that addresses the needs of dyslexic and struggling readers
Spelling

Spelling

I use an Orton Gillingham based approach to teaching spelling that is structured, systematic, explicit, and multisensory. Each lesson builds on the previous and focuses on mastery of both reading and writing high-frequency sight words as well as foundational phonics.

Homeschool

Reading,

Reading

I have specialized training f in Orton Gillingham strategies and curriculum which incorporates multisensory strayed that addresses the needs of dyslexic and struggling readers
Spelling

Spelling

I use an Orton Gillingham based approach to teaching spelling that is structured, systematic, explicit, and multisensory. Each lesson builds on the previous and focuses on mastery of both reading and writing high-frequency sight words as well as foundational phonics.

Most Popular

Reading

Reading

I have specialized training f in Orton Gillingham strategies and curriculum which incorporates multisensory strayed that addresses the needs of dyslexic and struggling readers

Special Needs

Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

I have been teaching students at the elementary and middle school level 25+ years, as a classroom teacher, special education resource specialist and private tutor. I specialize in working with dyslexic students and those that have other reading disabilities in reading fluency, decoding phonetic words, sight words, spelling and writing. With over 150 hours of specialized training in the Orton-Gillingham (O-G) approach, I have combined my experience in teaching with this explicit, structured, and systematic and multisensory methodology with the Phonics First and Structures curriculum which has resulted in significant learning gains for students I work with. I currently work as a Resource Specialist in Special Education, working with dyslexic students and other struggling readers who greatly benefit from a systematic, structured, explicit and multi-sensory approach to learning.
Phonics

Phonics

Skilled in teaching foundational phonics skills to beginning or struggling readers and writers. Over 100 hours of training in teaching students decoding and spelling skills through Orton -Gillingham based Phonics First and structures program, and Orton Gillingham learning strategies through the Dyxlexia Training Institute.

Summer

Reading

Reading

I have specialized training f in Orton Gillingham strategies and curriculum which incorporates multisensory strayed that addresses the needs of dyslexic and struggling readers

Ratings and Reviews


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Knowledgeable, Concise, Dedicated & Inspiring!

Sara is by far one of the best (thorough) Educators I have ever seen. She has inspired me to seek a degree in education. I am hopeful I can one day train under her.

Kamilah, 24 lessons with Sara

Highly skilled, patient, and positive teacher

Sara is incredible. Over the past six months she has helped my 3rd grade son tremendously. Before lessons with Sara he was self-conscious about his spelling and would go out of his way to avoid writing sentences longer than a few words. Now he proudly overflows the lines on his school work. A couple months ago, after finishing some school work, he told me "knowing how to spell a lot of words puts me in a good mood." Not only has his spelling improved significantly, but his confidence has as well. Sara keeps him engaged and interested with fun and focused lessons and provides excellent support and materials for my wife and I to help reinforce the lessons throughout the week. The progress reports she provides clearly lay out the the skills that have been mastered, and what remains to work on. We feel truly lucky to have found her and I’m certain that her help with such a foundational skill will continue to have a positive impact on his education long after his lessons are finished.

Robert, 35 lessons with Sara

Positive, caring tutor that gets results!

My third grade son has been working with Sara going on 6 months. Sara's profile floated to the top for us because of her specialized training in Orton Gillingham instruction and her experience being a classroom teacher which we thought would help with student engagement. We have been so happy with our choice! My son looks forward to his sessions with Ms. Sara because she knows how to tailor her lessons for the student. She is tuned in to how my son is doing (which can fluctuate depending on the day!), makes lessons fun, and is a safe space for him to push himself a little and to celebrate successes. She is the constant, positive influence that helps my son start to build his confidence in areas where he has struggled and where he may not get the extra attention at school. Sara takes a multi-sensory approach to learning (which has been proven to be effective for students with dyslexia) and has even gone above and beyond to ship supplies to us that help facilitate learning (and fun!) My son is able to stay engaged during the full sessions and Sara is also great communicating to the parents and teachers (as needed). Sara is passionate about understanding how different students learn in different ways and providing them the right tools to succeed. I highly recommend Sara if you are looking for a caring, credentialed tutor with expertise for those struggling with reading, spelling, or writing. We have seen my son's reading fluency, handwriting and confidence greatly improve!

Shara , 52 lessons with Sara

Very knowledgeable and engaging

Sara is working with my 13-year old son who is a struggling writer. She was able to connect with him immediately and get him working. Her strategies are effective and I am excited to see the progress he will make with her.

Michelle, 13 lessons with Sara

Knowledgeable, patient, and engaging tutor

Sara helps us understand our daughter's needs and how best to work with her. She is a patient and attentive to my daughter's variable attention and is skilled in maximizing my daughter's ability to stay engaged and learning. She also expresses great kindness and positivity throughout sessions. Highly recommend!

Carmen, 1 lesson with Sara

she did an amazing job. and I am excited for her to work with my child

Sara did a very good job with my son. And she was very positive and supportive. My son and I look forward to working with her in the future.

Dana, 13 lessons with Sara

Always prepared

Sara is an excellent tutor for my daughter. She is kind, patient, and always engaging. She even sent my daughter extra materials to use during the tutor sessions. My daughter has made a lot of progress with reading, even after 6 tutoring sessions. I would highly recommend Sara as a tutor for dyslexia!

Jenn, 133 lessons with Sara

Knowledgeable and patient

Sara is very knowledgeable and great at keeping my daughter engaged throughout the session. She can identify where my daughter struggles, which helps her to create plans and fun games to assist her in learning. My daughter looks forward to working with her every time!

Chanelle, 65 lessons with Sara

she did an amazing job. and I am excited for her to work with my child

Sara did a very good job with my son. And she was very positive and supportive. My son and I look forward to working with her in the future.

Dana, 13 lessons with Sara
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