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Debbie M.

Ms. Phonics! Pre K-3rd Reading Specialist- and math support

Ms. Phonics! Pre K-3rd Reading Specialist- and math support

$48/hour

About Debbie


Bio

What is more important than learning to read? A special learning studio in my home sets my program apart from clustered groups in shopping center programs, or student distractions at the student's house. The use of research based program, time tested materials, positive reinforcers, and manipulatives support my students with their goals.

I teach transitional kindergarten this year, but I have taught all lower grades for multiple years. I have a master's degree in education and a certificate...

What is more important than learning to read? A special learning studio in my home sets my program apart from clustered groups in shopping center programs, or student distractions at the student's house. The use of research based program, time tested materials, positive reinforcers, and manipulatives support my students with their goals.

I teach transitional kindergarten this year, but I have taught all lower grades for multiple years. I have a master's degree in education and a certificate in teaching advanced learners. My specialty is a unique and engaging approach in teaching children to read using stylized markings to reach early learners or struggling learners when others have not been able to help. I teach using simultaneous multi-sensory participation. If we can feel it, see it, hear it... we can remember it! This interactive teaching style has helped me teach many international students and even many three year olds to read! Some of my tutoring students have Individualized Educational Plans in school, and many have focus issues, while others just want to stay ahead of the curve and learn common core standards before they are introduced in school. I really enjoy supporting my students and families as their partner as they are navigating the educational system in pursuit of the best possible education for their child. I often have siblings who come to me, and I offer a family discount to help out. Sometimes students utilize my services for a while, then come in to see me for a "tune up" just to make sure their are no gaps in their growth. I have also consulted with school learning centers and helped hundreds of students move from below grade level to at or above.

To give more specifics, I help students increase fluency levels in reading by targeting goals with them. I support those individual needs by re-teaching and to fill "gaps" using diagnostic tests. I considering their unique learning style while helping them progress. In math, I help students understand concepts and remember how to do them in fun ways. This method gives them the ability to retain the information and be able to do this again later. My expertise is especially helpful to start young children off strong so their academic career is off to a positive start. I believe I help meet the needs of my students by addressing their learning styles including kinesthetic learning, verbal and oral learners. Thinking outside of the box is something I like to do as an educator. I have been told that my skills and my perspective combine to help students kids grow.

I became a teacher, because I love the challenge of helping students to reach their full potential. I have a passion for teaching children with little sayings or physical "helpers" that help children forever remember how to accomplish a certain skill or standard. My students often become wonderful teachers themselves because they can explain phonic patterns and math approaches so that others can learn or comprehend. I always help my students work on critical thinking and the "next" thing as I am working with them. I have trained many teachers in working with children in small groups.

Successful strategies in which I make learning a game have become my "secrets" of the trade. One of my students told me last week that he wanted to come to me each day instead of his other regular class! Teaching is an art and science combined. I have the ability to help your child when school alone is not working, or when that "next step" is not happening for them. Tutoring is a wonderful gift to a child.

I'd be happy not only to help students achieve, but to help parents help their children as well.


Education

education
undergrad
LaVerne University
Graduate Coursework
La Verne University
MEd

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $48
  • Rate details: Group rate $30 to $35 - two to three students $25 to $30 per hour - more than 3 students
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/30/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching phonic, reading, and all language skills in my classroom for 14 years. My ESL students are often my highest students! I use lots or visuals in my teaching and I check for understanding during every point in my lessons. I love communicating with my ESL parents and using my Spanish as they are trying to communicate with me as well in their second language!

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught Elementary Education for over 14 years and currently am teaching! I love what I do and know how to creatively engage my students to master standards for lasting confidence and success in their academic careers. My students' achievements are demonstrated on their high standardized test scores. More importantly, my students (who are forever my students) are people who enjoy learning!
Phonics,

Phonics

I have a Masters degree in Education with a reading emphasis. and a specialist certificate for advanced learners.I have taught children to read for over 18 years. I teach the key standards and skills for phonics and sight words which leads to fluent reading success. I have even successfully taught 3 year olds to read sounds, blends, and digraphs, as well as long vowel sounds in order to read. I have worked with students in grades K through 12 grade to improve and gain in their reading fluency. I have worked with tutoring centers to help improve and strengthen their instructional practices. My student outcomes have involved success of growth from intensive to benchmark or challenge levels after a tutoring plan has been administered. Phonics are fun. It really is simple to me, but I have been sharing my formula to many for years. Children "connect" to my stories and stylized markings. They use these to write and learn with. These connections help them learn until the skill is automatic.
Reading,

Reading

I teach reading skills using stylized markings and secret stories that will have my reader learning and laughing. They can recall the story related to the phonic or visualize what is taught. Soon they are applying when reading...and even better reading when other methods just didn't work for them. I fill in the gaps they have and help with sight words. My readers become experts at phonics. I use diagnostics to find out exactly what is missing with a student and add interesting fluency practice. Making learning a game is my specialty. Teaching reading is my passion.
Spelling

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching phonic, reading, and all language skills in my classroom for 14 years. My ESL students are often my highest students! I use lots or visuals in my teaching and I check for understanding during every point in my lessons. I love communicating with my ESL parents and using my Spanish as they are trying to communicate with me as well in their second language!
Reading,

Reading

I teach reading skills using stylized markings and secret stories that will have my reader learning and laughing. They can recall the story related to the phonic or visualize what is taught. Soon they are applying when reading...and even better reading when other methods just didn't work for them. I fill in the gaps they have and help with sight words. My readers become experts at phonics. I use diagnostics to find out exactly what is missing with a student and add interesting fluency practice. Making learning a game is my specialty. Teaching reading is my passion.
English, Spelling

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught Elementary Education for over 14 years and currently am teaching! I love what I do and know how to creatively engage my students to master standards for lasting confidence and success in their academic careers. My students' achievements are demonstrated on their high standardized test scores. More importantly, my students (who are forever my students) are people who enjoy learning!
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching phonic, reading, and all language skills in my classroom for 14 years. My ESL students are often my highest students! I use lots or visuals in my teaching and I check for understanding during every point in my lessons. I love communicating with my ESL parents and using my Spanish as they are trying to communicate with me as well in their second language!
Reading,

Reading

I teach reading skills using stylized markings and secret stories that will have my reader learning and laughing. They can recall the story related to the phonic or visualize what is taught. Soon they are applying when reading...and even better reading when other methods just didn't work for them. I fill in the gaps they have and help with sight words. My readers become experts at phonics. I use diagnostics to find out exactly what is missing with a student and add interesting fluency practice. Making learning a game is my specialty. Teaching reading is my passion.
English, Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching phonic, reading, and all language skills in my classroom for 14 years. My ESL students are often my highest students! I use lots or visuals in my teaching and I check for understanding during every point in my lessons. I love communicating with my ESL parents and using my Spanish as they are trying to communicate with me as well in their second language!

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught Elementary Education for over 14 years and currently am teaching! I love what I do and know how to creatively engage my students to master standards for lasting confidence and success in their academic careers. My students' achievements are demonstrated on their high standardized test scores. More importantly, my students (who are forever my students) are people who enjoy learning!
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching phonic, reading, and all language skills in my classroom for 14 years. My ESL students are often my highest students! I use lots or visuals in my teaching and I check for understanding during every point in my lessons. I love communicating with my ESL parents and using my Spanish as they are trying to communicate with me as well in their second language!
Reading,

Reading

I teach reading skills using stylized markings and secret stories that will have my reader learning and laughing. They can recall the story related to the phonic or visualize what is taught. Soon they are applying when reading...and even better reading when other methods just didn't work for them. I fill in the gaps they have and help with sight words. My readers become experts at phonics. I use diagnostics to find out exactly what is missing with a student and add interesting fluency practice. Making learning a game is my specialty. Teaching reading is my passion.
English

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching phonic, reading, and all language skills in my classroom for 14 years. My ESL students are often my highest students! I use lots or visuals in my teaching and I check for understanding during every point in my lessons. I love communicating with my ESL parents and using my Spanish as they are trying to communicate with me as well in their second language!

Special Needs

Phonics

Phonics

I have a Masters degree in Education with a reading emphasis. and a specialist certificate for advanced learners.I have taught children to read for over 18 years. I teach the key standards and skills for phonics and sight words which leads to fluent reading success. I have even successfully taught 3 year olds to read sounds, blends, and digraphs, as well as long vowel sounds in order to read. I have worked with students in grades K through 12 grade to improve and gain in their reading fluency. I have worked with tutoring centers to help improve and strengthen their instructional practices. My student outcomes have involved success of growth from intensive to benchmark or challenge levels after a tutoring plan has been administered. Phonics are fun. It really is simple to me, but I have been sharing my formula to many for years. Children "connect" to my stories and stylized markings. They use these to write and learn with. These connections help them learn until the skill is automatic.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught Elementary Education for over 14 years and currently am teaching! I love what I do and know how to creatively engage my students to master standards for lasting confidence and success in their academic careers. My students' achievements are demonstrated on their high standardized test scores. More importantly, my students (who are forever my students) are people who enjoy learning!
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching phonic, reading, and all language skills in my classroom for 14 years. My ESL students are often my highest students! I use lots or visuals in my teaching and I check for understanding during every point in my lessons. I love communicating with my ESL parents and using my Spanish as they are trying to communicate with me as well in their second language!
Reading

Reading

I teach reading skills using stylized markings and secret stories that will have my reader learning and laughing. They can recall the story related to the phonic or visualize what is taught. Soon they are applying when reading...and even better reading when other methods just didn't work for them. I fill in the gaps they have and help with sight words. My readers become experts at phonics. I use diagnostics to find out exactly what is missing with a student and add interesting fluency practice. Making learning a game is my specialty. Teaching reading is my passion.

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Knowledgeable Tutor

Debbie is a very experience tutor for phonics and reading. Only a few minutes and she figured out what level my son is at. She gives us many tools and tips on what we could do to improve his reading skill. My son really enjoy the first lesson.

Cindy, 4 lessons with Debbie

The Best

This year our son has had no homework from his 4th grade teacher and we are so glad that we have Ms Debbie to continue ensuring that he does not fall behind.

Tenny, 208 lessons with Debbie

very happy

My Daughter has only been tutoring with Mrs. M for two weeks now and when she comes home she already seems more confident and knowledgeable at what she is learning.

Larissa, 8 lessons with Debbie

Experienced, Patient and Encouraging Tutor

Debbie is encouraging and gives excellent feedback. My daughter is happy when she leaves and enjoys learning with Debbie. She makes learning fun. My daughter is four years old.

Shauna, 18 lessons with Debbie
Tutor responded:

Thanks for your feedback Shauna. I really enjoy spending time teaching your daughter. She is picking up words and already beginning to read simple sentences in a short time. I just love when kids are learning so much and giggling at the same time!

Excellent, Experienced, and Professional Tutor

Thank you so much Debbie. I was extremely stressed out at our 1st meeting regarding my child's grades. Today, I'm relaxed hopeful, and excited for the future. In just four lessons, my 6th grader has gained confidence reading aloud. He's reading aloud to me as I'm writing this note. Never before!!! Unbelievable!!!!! Today, he scored 100% in his Social Studies test. His teacher sent a note home on Tuesday about his poor performance in Social Studies. Today is Thursday. My son is excited about the new study skills he's learning such as organizing, looking ahead, and all the fun ways to remember the material in the various subjects. Debbie is prompt, professional, patient, and caring. She is obviously knowledgeable in academics and teaching children how to read and study. She listens to my concerns and is extremely caring. I'm so glad we found her. Thank you Debbie.

Joni, 19 lessons with Debbie
Tutor responded:

Hi Joni, Thank you for your comments. I really feel things are going to turn around for your son and that positive growth is going to be the fuel to keep that momentum building. He is very intelligent and capable and I know that he likes seeing those 100% papers! Hopefully we can keep goal setting as part of our lessons along with the subject and study support. I will be really excited for him as he sees the results of his hard work when it shows up on his progress reports.

Great tutor

Since my son has started the classes with her, I have noticed a significant improvement in his reading, writing and math. Debbie is a great and very patient tutor for any child who needs help.

Shabnam, 61 lessons with Debbie

We Simply Love Ms. Debbie

We have been working with Ms. Debbie for about 3 weeks now. Her techniques never cease to amaze me. Yesterday we worked on writing skills. My son needed to write sentences for his spelling words. He was still practicing spelling the words when we went to tutoring last night. Ms. Debbie provided a tip on how to spell "tion" suffixes. By the time we got home which was within 5 minutes, my son totally got the words he was struggling with correct. Went to volunteer at his school today, and he got a 100% on his test. What I liked about this particular session, was that Ms. Debbie challenged my son to think about what he wanted to write, instead of just writing a basic sentence. I am looking forward to my son becoming a more proficient writer.

Bea, 26 lessons with Debbie
Tutor responded:

I love working with both of you! It's wonderful to see a parent so understanding of how important a "strong start" is. I don't have a crystal ball, but I do think I can see great things in the future!

Great tutor for our kid

My daughter (5yrs old) just started the reading tutor with Debbie a month ago. We are very amazed with her improvement. She likes Debbie ever since the tutoring session, up until now she always excited and looking forward for the next session. Debbie knows how to interact and stimulate little kids like her to excel in reading. Overall, Debbie will be a great tutor for any kids to learn how to read.

Irma, 38 lessons with Debbie
Tutor responded:

Thanks for your feedback! It is so important to help a child start off with a strong foundation. It is wonderful to see parents, such as yourself, who understand that this is an important time for children as they become readers. I am very happy to be part of your daughter's journey, She will continue with a plan to learn her sight word, extend her phonic knowledge (including long vowels) and digraphs. Soon she evolves from someone learning to read- to someone reading to learn. An exciting time!

Excellent tutor!

Ms. Debbie is an excellent tutor who could help my son achieve a lot in short time. Yet, the best thing is that she can really make learning fun. My son always looks forward to his next lesson with her.

Marwa, 16 lessons with Debbie
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$48/hour

Debbie M.

$48/hour

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