University of California, Davis (Psychology)
University of California, Davis (Graduate Coursework)
University of California, San Diego (Graduate Coursework)
I have many years of experience in the field of education. I was a classroom teacher for 7 years, teaching first, second, fifth and sixth grades. I hold a multiple subject teaching credential and also am certified with the Reading and Literacy Added Authorization from the state.
I am presently a reading and math specialist in an elementary school, working with students at each grade between Kindergarten through 5th in the areas of phonics, reading comprehension, and math. I love designing and planning lessons for my students to help each of them reach their individual potential.
In my work as a math tutor, I can help your student with basic skills that they may need, as well as help them navigate the common core math curriculum. I will assess your student upon first meeting them to found out particular areas of need. I work with them on the current concepts in their class to help them keep up with the classroom curriculum, as well as incorporate skills in their area of need to help fill in any holes in math concepts that they may have. I am very knowledgeable in the common core math curriculum that is now taught in the schools.
There are five essential components of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. As a tutor in reading, I complete an assessment for your child and make an individual plan for which areas would be best focused on for reading skill improvement. I also bring into play my experience with the California Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts.
As a phonics tutor, an assessment of phonemic awareness as well as phonics skills helps me to best focus my time with each student.
I look forward to hearing from you and working with your child. I am available most afternoons and on Saturdays. Please contact me to learn more and to schedule your first lesson. I have many years of experience in the field of education. I was a classroom teacher for 7 years, teaching first, second, fifth and sixth grades. I hold a multiple subject teaching credential and also am certified with the Reading and Literacy Added Authorization from the state.
I am presently a reading and math specialist in an
Laura teaches Reading comprehension and math (elementary). she is very clear when she is explaining, and she is very patient
My two kids really like her and understand her very well.
I have recommended her to my friends
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I have been teaching phonics for many years. I currently teach phonics to Kindergarten, first and second grade students in my position as a reading and math Intervention Specialist at an Elementary school. I teach phonemic awareness, as well as phonics skills such as sounding out CVC words and words with blends. With my students I use a program called SIPPS, which stands for Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words. I also have had additional training in teaching phonics through the reading certificate program I am currently in at UCSD Extension.