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Lauren B.

Ventura, CA

$60/hour

Reading Specialist (Wilson Certified)

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 7/11/16

$60/Hour


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Rhode island School of Design
Graphic Design
Antioch New England Graduate School
MEd
California State University Monterey Bay
Graduate Coursework

Education

Rhode island School of Design (Graphic Design)

Antioch New England Graduate School (MEd)

California State University Monterey Bay (Graduate Coursework)

About Lauren

I've been working one-on-one with students since I received my M.Ed. twenty years ago. Although I trained as a general classroom teacher, I realized right away that my true interest and talent was in working with learners individually and helping struggling readers become skilled and confident readers.

One of the things I love most about tutoring is establishing a relationship with my students. I especially love working with "challenging" students, and seem to have a knack for building trust and warmth with the children and teenagers others find difficult to teach. I'm able to approach my students with both an easy-going sense of humor and a firm set of high standards.

I am certified in the Wilson Reading System (an International Dyslexia Association accredited literacy program that "directly and systematically teaches the structure of the English language" and enables students to "learn fluent decoding and encoding skills to the level of mastery.") When I lived in Vermont I taught reading to college students with dyslexia and then taught dyslexic middle school and high school boys at a school for seven years. I also have experience teaching adults as a volunteer literacy tutor, training other tutors as a consultant, and working with students struggling with the executive functioning challenges of ADD/ADHD.

I have just relocated to the Ventura/Santa Barbara area this July (2016) and I'm looking forward to establishing my business in the area. I'll generally be available for tutoring every day from 9am to 7pm and can travel to students or meet in a local library. My base rate is $70/hour, but I believe in being of service to families of all income ranges and will happily discuss charging on a sliding scale.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you and your children reach their full literacy potential.
I've been working one-on-one with students since I received my M.Ed. twenty years ago. Although I trained as a general classroom teacher, I realized right away that my true interest and talent was in working with learners individually and helping struggling readers become skilled and confident readers.

One of the things I love most
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 35 miles of Ventura, CA 93001
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
English, Reading, Writing
Special Needs:
Dyslexia
Elementary Education:
Reading, Spelling

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Dyslexia

I have a Masters of Education degree (Antioch New England Graduate School) in Elementary Education and have received certification in the Wilson Reading System. Since becoming certified, I've worked exclusively teaching reading and spelling to students diagnosed with language-based learning disabilities. I have taught at Landmark College and the Greenwood School and have 18 years of experience.

Rhode island School of Design
Graphic Design
Antioch New England Graduate School
MEd
California State University Monterey Bay
Graduate Coursework

Education

Rhode island School of Design (Graphic Design)

Antioch New England Graduate School (MEd)

California State University Monterey Bay (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Lauren will travel within 35 miles of Ventura, CA 93001.