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Dyslexia Tutor (Petaluma, Cotati, Rohnert Park, Sebastopol)
BARTON trained Dyslexia teacher, ESL,and English language teacher with over 15 years experience. I have a teaching degree in English Education, a degree in Creative Writing, and graduate studies in Special Education. I also have experience teaching dyslexic students with great success using the Barton System of reading, writing, and spelling.
I am creative in my teaching approach as well as positive and encouraging. My students excel with my cutting edge individualized instructional techniques. I am dedicated to my students, and motivated towards being a positive influence in their lives. Dyslexia Tutor (Petaluma, Cotati, Rohnert Park, Sebastopol)
BARTON trained Dyslexia teacher, ESL,and English … Read more
Shelia has done a fabulous job with my son! Has given him great confidence in his reading.
Showed improvement with his school work after just 3 lessons. My son went from not wanting to read anything to looking forward to his lesson with Shelia. I highly recommend her!!
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Many of my dyslexic students also suffer from ADHD. These students with ADHD learn best with carefully structured lessons.I would also explain to the student what I want them to learn in the current lesson. Next I'd mention to the student how he or she should behave during the lesson.
Provide an advance organizer. I also use templates to help organize the student.
Prepare student for the lesson by summarizing the order of activities planned. I'd also remind the student for example, that a review of the previous lesson will be followed by new information.
I have been successfully teaching dyslexia and ADHD students for over five years using the Barton Method. The The Barton Reading & Spelling System is an Orton-Gillingham influenced approach to reading and spelling. All the latest scientific, independent, replicated reading research supports the Orton-Gillingham sequence and methodology as “best practices” when teaching reading to students with dyslexia.
I am creative in my teaching approach as well as positive and encouraging. My students excel with my cutting edge instructional techniques.
I am a certified Secondary English Education teacher with over 15 years experience in my field. I have taught: grammar, literature, composition, reading comprehension, and vocabulary. My teaching methods are to first, test the student to better identify their strengths and weakness, then I use poignant, current events and issues to spur on my student's interest and love of learning.
I am a highly motivated and dedicated ESL Teacher. I specialize in teaching English language skills with a BA in Creative Writing and a Secondary English Education Teaching Degree. The ESL subjects I teach include:
Writing skills, informal and formal
Professional Presentation skills
TOEFL Exam skills
I have a proven record of success achieved through expertise, individualized instruction and a consistent application of the fundamentals.
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