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Elizabeth W.

Reading Instruction Specialist

Reading Instruction Specialist

$45/hour

  • 1,108 hours tutoring

  • Oceanside, CA 92056

"Very patient, and a great tutor!"

Catriona, 41 lessons with Elizabeth

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About Elizabeth


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Take the guess work out of reading!

Get dramatic results typically in as little as 30-60 hours. Give your child the opportunity for reading success.

- Comprehensive, one-on-one, phonetically-based reading instruction.

- Will improve your child’s reading ability by an average of 2 – 4 grade levels.

- Those with dyslexia and other learning challenges also make remarkable gains.

- Works consistently, even after other methods have failed.

- Free reading evaluation will clearly indicate the...

Take the guess work out of reading!

Get dramatic results typically in as little as 30-60 hours. Give your child the opportunity for reading success.

- Comprehensive, one-on-one, phonetically-based reading instruction.

- Will improve your child’s reading ability by an average of 2 – 4 grade levels.

- Those with dyslexia and other learning challenges also make remarkable gains.

- Works consistently, even after other methods have failed.

- Free reading evaluation will clearly indicate the areas requiring improvement.

"...teaching that makes the rules of phonics clear will ultimately be more successful..."
"...ample evidence that youngsters who are directly taught phonics become better at reading, spelling, and comprehension..."
"Learning to read is a crucial step in children's education..."
(Scientific American, March 2002)

As a homeschooling mom of 20+ years, I can assist your child in this or other elementary subjects.


Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Oceanside, CA 92056
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/9/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

As a homeschooling mom for the past 20+ years, I have taught my three sons from kindergarten to high school in all the required subjects using a variety of curriculum. I am currently certified in American History, Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, and Vocabulary.
Phonics,

Phonics

Program based linguistically on the 44 sounds we use in English. There are 13 lessons and each one focuses on decoding rules. A lesson takes as long as a student needs to be able to retain and apply those rules. With the first lesson the student learns the 5 short vowels and the 16 consonants that have only one sound. Then the student uses those tools to sound out 300 words. B D F H J K L M N P Q R T V X Z Sixteen letters make the same sound almost every time. Anyone can learn these sounds quickly. In lesson 2 the student gets 2 new rules - the long vowels and the special e. With these he tackles new words until he has confidence to use them - now effectively using long and short vowels and the concept that an e can make a vowel say its name. The student can also identify vowels from consonants and voiced and unvoiced sounds. A E I O U C G S W Y Only 10 letters normally make more than one sound. They're easy to learn. In lesson 3 the student is introduced to the 2 sounds of c, the four s rules and the 6 sounds of y. They need to know that y copies short i mid-syllable so when they see a y in a word like 'symbol' they know what to say. Then, using all the rules gained to this point he/she uses the rules to unlock words. They learn the rules by using them to decode words and they decode words by applying the rules. As we progress through the course the students have more and more tools to work with and decode progressively more complicated words. While we work on decoding throughout the course we incorporate fluency and reading for comprehension.
Reading,

Reading

Learning to read is a simple process. The English language comprised of 26 letters makes 44 sounds. There are 16 consonants that typically make only one sound leaving 10 letters making more than one. Beginning with the basic 16 constant consonants, students are given the tools to decode words which lays a foundation for all the other steps in reading, e.g., fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary development.
Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Reading,

Reading

Learning to read is a simple process. The English language comprised of 26 letters makes 44 sounds. There are 16 consonants that typically make only one sound leaving 10 letters making more than one. Beginning with the basic 16 constant consonants, students are given the tools to decode words which lays a foundation for all the other steps in reading, e.g., fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary development.
Spelling, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

As a homeschooling mom for the past 20+ years, I have taught my three sons from kindergarten to high school in all the required subjects using a variety of curriculum. I am currently certified in American History, Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, and Vocabulary.
Reading,

Reading

Learning to read is a simple process. The English language comprised of 26 letters makes 44 sounds. There are 16 consonants that typically make only one sound leaving 10 letters making more than one. Beginning with the basic 16 constant consonants, students are given the tools to decode words which lays a foundation for all the other steps in reading, e.g., fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary development.
Spelling

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

As a homeschooling mom for the past 20+ years, I have taught my three sons from kindergarten to high school in all the required subjects using a variety of curriculum. I am currently certified in American History, Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, and Vocabulary.
Reading

Reading

Learning to read is a simple process. The English language comprised of 26 letters makes 44 sounds. There are 16 consonants that typically make only one sound leaving 10 letters making more than one. Beginning with the basic 16 constant consonants, students are given the tools to decode words which lays a foundation for all the other steps in reading, e.g., fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary development.

Special Needs

Phonics

Phonics

Program based linguistically on the 44 sounds we use in English. There are 13 lessons and each one focuses on decoding rules. A lesson takes as long as a student needs to be able to retain and apply those rules. With the first lesson the student learns the 5 short vowels and the 16 consonants that have only one sound. Then the student uses those tools to sound out 300 words. B D F H J K L M N P Q R T V X Z Sixteen letters make the same sound almost every time. Anyone can learn these sounds quickly. In lesson 2 the student gets 2 new rules - the long vowels and the special e. With these he tackles new words until he has confidence to use them - now effectively using long and short vowels and the concept that an e can make a vowel say its name. The student can also identify vowels from consonants and voiced and unvoiced sounds. A E I O U C G S W Y Only 10 letters normally make more than one sound. They're easy to learn. In lesson 3 the student is introduced to the 2 sounds of c, the four s rules and the 6 sounds of y. They need to know that y copies short i mid-syllable so when they see a y in a word like 'symbol' they know what to say. Then, using all the rules gained to this point he/she uses the rules to unlock words. They learn the rules by using them to decode words and they decode words by applying the rules. As we progress through the course the students have more and more tools to work with and decode progressively more complicated words. While we work on decoding throughout the course we incorporate fluency and reading for comprehension.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

As a homeschooling mom for the past 20+ years, I have taught my three sons from kindergarten to high school in all the required subjects using a variety of curriculum. I am currently certified in American History, Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, and Vocabulary.
Reading

Reading

Learning to read is a simple process. The English language comprised of 26 letters makes 44 sounds. There are 16 consonants that typically make only one sound leaving 10 letters making more than one. Beginning with the basic 16 constant consonants, students are given the tools to decode words which lays a foundation for all the other steps in reading, e.g., fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary development.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Knowledgeable, Patient, and Consistent

Elizabeth is so patient yet very consistent and reliable. She has an excellent methodology for teaching reading...instead of just reading she is teaching her the rules to help her figure out any new words she comes across. I have learned almost as much as Julia has as I don't recall learning the English rules as a child. Julia and I highly recommend Elizabeth for anyone needing extra reading support.

Kristen, 74 lessons with Elizabeth

Great tutor great communication

It is great to work with her and my son really likes her, he is always looking forward for the lessons.

Tania, 6 lessons with Elizabeth

Best concepts for teaching students how to read

Elizabeth has a unique way to teach individuals how to read. My husband was not a good reader, but Elizabeth's methods begin with the basic principles and rules of how letters sound. It's this concept that is truly helping my husband read. I like that she is patient and does not move on until the concept is achieved. Thank you so much!

Millie, 19 lessons with Elizabeth

Love working with Elizabeth!

It's a refreshing way to learn. I am learning new ways to help my daughter get better at reading. Thank you Elizabeth.

Christi, 57 lessons with Elizabeth

Great Tutor

Elizabeth started working with my daughter who was having issues with reading and decoding. Elizabeth started working with her and taught her the rules. In five months my daughter has improved tremendously. She is reading fluently at her grade level. Elizabeth is a tutor. I highly recommend her.

Vipashi, 69 lessons with Elizabeth

So Happy

Thanks Elizabeth for all you are doing for our son. His progress is great and he is becoming more and more confident.

Jean, 75 lessons with Elizabeth

Best reading tutor

Mrs. W is a very patient tutor with a strong work ethic. You won't be disappointed with the results. Love her.

Shannon, 30 lessons with Elizabeth

My daughter couldn't wait for their next session.

Halfway through 1st grade, we have moved schools 3 times. My daughter struggled to read, and we were not sure which way to turn. Elizabeth had her, after just 1 visit, glowing with pride! Elizabeth meets us in the library, and has everything setup. We will continue meeting until my daughter says we are done. *Update* 5-9-13 We still continue to meet Elizabeth twice a week. She has done wonders for my daughter. With Elizabeth's help, we will have a successful 2nd grader next school year. The structured teaching/lesson plans are top notch. The only problem I have is my daughter not thinking I am not as good at teaching as Ms. Elizabeth!

Jessica, 56 lessons with Elizabeth

Awesome tutor!

I can't begin to tell you how great Elizabeth is with my son. He has dyslexia and she knows how to handle him. With kindness and patience of a saint. I highly recommend her. She is so amazing!

Melissa, 19 lessons with Elizabeth

$45/hour

Elizabeth W.

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