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Mrs. D.

Vista, CA

$65/hour

Experienced Nationally Board Certified Reading Teacher

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
5.0 average from 9 ratings
Awesome teacher / tutor
— Christopher, Carlsbad, CA on 9/20/16

$65/Hour


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University of San Diego
Liberal Arts
Gallaudet University
Master's
National Board Certification
Other

Education

University of San Diego (Liberal Arts)

Gallaudet University (Master's)

National Board Certification (Other)

About Mrs.

Hi!
I have taught children with reading and math difficulties for 32 years in public schools. My philosophy is that children enjoy reading when they are successful. I like to analyze the child's reading abilities and deficits and then teach to fill the gaps as quickly as possible. My learning disabled students have averaged 1-2 years progress for every year I have taught them. I like to incorporate sign language (I'm fluent) which helps children learn through the kinesthetic modality. I use chants which I have developed to teach some of the most common reading errors. I love teaching reading to kids that are significantly behind! :-) I also have much experience teaching math to elementary age children. I can help you understand your child's IEP or 504 plan if they have one.

I have a master's degree in deaf education from Gallaudet University and have been Nationally Board Certified in Special Education. I have a CH (Communication Handicapped) credential with translates to California's Mild-Moderate credential. I have taught speech and language to children with speech and language disorders. I have taught gifted children in summer school. I also have a general education credential and am certified to teach K-8th grade. I also have taught English to adults. I have taught children from 2 years old up through high school, but my specialty is elementary aged children. I love teaching because I love watching each child's self-esteem blossom as they see how much they are learning!

I have taught elementary math for many years and love to teach addition and subtraction through touch points and multiplication through imaging/short stories. I have many chants and hand motions that aid with memory issues.

I have been trained in Linda Mood Bell as well as Whole Language. I can analyze where the deficits are and address either decoding or comprehension using methods which utilize the child's best learning modality. I have honed my methods over the years and have taken the best techniques from each training I have attended. (There have been dozens and dozens!)

In addition to being an experience reading and math teacher for children with difficulties, I am skilled in teaching handwriting, spelling, and written language. I could help with school homework if needed and have no problem contacting your child's classroom teacher to coordinate academic objectives.

I have a reading curriculum and use methods which turns reading into visual/kinesthetic process rather than purely auditory.

I know that each child is unique and special in God's eyes. I like to teach the whole child increasing their self-esteem as they learn academics. I will be tutoring out of my home in my Ocean Hills/Shadowridge neighborhood. Please give me a call! I am setting up tutoring sessions now! :-)
Hi!
I have taught children with reading and math difficulties for 32 years in public schools. My philosophy is that children enjoy reading when they are successful. I like to analyze the child's reading abilities and deficits and then teach to fill the gaps as quickly as possible. My learning disabled students have averaged 1-2 years
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Vista, CA 92081
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Awesome teacher / tutor"

- Christopher, Carlsbad, CA on 9/20/16
Mrs. replied on 9/22/2016

I loved her too!!

Math:
Elementary Math
English:
Reading
Language:
Reading
Elementary Education:
ADHD,
Elementary Math, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADHD

I have been a special education teacher for 31 years in both the special day class (SDC) and inclusive settings. I have taught and been consulted about many, many children with either ADD or ADHD over the years. I have developed strategies where I can teach these children to read, write, and improve in their math skills. I have seen much success over the years. In addition, my grown son has severe ADHD and can relate to you as a parent of a child with ADHD. I have been there! :-)

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I have been a special education teacher for 31 years in both the special day class (SDC) and inclusive settings. I have worked intensively with students that are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I have a California teaching credential that certifies me to teach children with Communication Handicaps, which includes Autism. So I have taught many, many children with varying degrees of Autism how to read and improve their social skills. I have written and used social stories and social skills curriculums to help elementary children with Autism.

Dyslexia

I have been a special education teacher for 31 years teaching children with mild handicaps. I am an expert in teaching children with dyslexia. I use hand motions and chants to ensure reading improvement. Usually my students gain a year and a half of reading levels in a year at least because I have developed methods that work. I am Linda Mood Bell trained and incorporate the best of that method in my instruction. I love teaching reading to elementary age children! :-)

Handwriting

I have been a special education teacher for 31 years and have taught many, many children with significant handwriting (dysgraphia) deficits. I use stories and hand motions to help children where to place the letters.

Hard Of Hearing

I have a master's degree in Deaf Education from Gallaudet University, the top university for deaf students, and a teaching credential for teaching deaf or hearing impaired students. I have taught deaf and h/h students over the years. I am fluent in sign language.

Phonics

I have taught many children with auditory processing deficits the elements of phonics for decades in the public school setting. I use a combination of learning modalities (visual, kinesthetic, auditory (chanting)) which helps the children remember the sounds. I teach phonics within words rather than isolating elements for the most part.

Reading

I have been successfully teaching reading to student who are behind for 31 years. I have developed methods which allow the child to advance as quickly as possible. Whether your child is behind in reading due to dyslexia, speech/language delays, or lack of attention, I can develop individual methods that will remediate the specific deficits your child has.

Special Needs

I have been a special education teacher for 31 years in both the special day class (SDC) and inclusive settings. I also have managed programs that are pull-out based while consulting with classroom teachers where the special ed students are for the majority of the day. I have worked intensively with students that are diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, and Dyslexia, as well as speech and language delayed. My teaching credential covers all of these disabilities as well as many more.

University of San Diego
Liberal Arts
Gallaudet University
Master's
National Board Certification
Other

Education

University of San Diego (Liberal Arts)

Gallaudet University (Master's)

National Board Certification (Other)

Awesome teacher / tutor

We've started at a new school with Fridays as home-school days. Mrs. D is helping to setup a program that helps make up for some areas where my 4th grade daughter is behind, as well as helping to move ahead to mastery of grade level skills in math and reading. When I asked my daughter afterwards "how did you like Mrs. D as your teacher today?" she simply said "loved her!"

— Christopher, Carlsbad, CA on 9/20/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mrs. will travel within 10 miles of Vista, CA 92081.