Over 100 tutoring hours

Hillery B.

Boulder, CO

$50/hour

Experienced, effective tutor as well as Licensed Teacher

Background check passed as of 6/13/11
4.9 average from 37 ratings
Awesome tutor
— Melissa, Boulder, CO on 1/26/16

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Colorado State University
University of Colorado at Denver
Master's
Early Childhood Special Education
Other

Education

Colorado State University

University of Colorado at Denver (Master's)

Early Childhood Special Education (Other)

About Hillery

As a tutor, I strive to find the intrinsic love of learning in each student to keep learning fun! I have been a licensed teacher in Early Childhood Special Education since 1999. Since then, I have taught, consulted and tutored students with and without special needs in Elementary Education ages 3 1/2 to 24. My students have had Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia and Dysgraphia. I am familiar with Orton-Gillingham as well as Lindamood Bell Methods. In 2006, I added a Literacy and Math endorsement to my license. As a tutor, I strive to find the intrinsic love of learning in each student to keep learning fun! I have been a licensed teacher in Early Childhood Special Education since 1999. Since then, I have taught, consulted and tutored students with and without special needs in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

My rate is $50 per hour for an individual. Ask me about group rates.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Boulder, CO 80301
Background Check: Passed

"Awesome tutor"

- Melissa, Boulder, CO on 1/26/16
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Common Core, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Special Needs:
Autism,
Dyslexia,
Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary
Sports/Recreation:
Yoga

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Autism

I have over 5 years experience working with students with Aspergers and Autism to help them learn to communicate and participate in a typical school day.
I am licensed to teach Special Education in Colorado for ages 0-8 with endorsements in literacy and math. I have had over a decade of experience with ages 2-23 as a tutor, consultant, and teacher.

Dyslexia

I have experience working with students with Dyslexia and using phonics and Orton Gillingham techniques to help them learn to read. Children feel success as readers with hands on activities designed to keep reading fun! I have Special Education as well as reading and writing certifications on my teaching license.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am licensed to teach Special Education in Colorado for ages 0-8 with endorsements in literacy and math. I have had over a decade of experience with ages 2-23 as a tutor, consultant, and teacher.

Handwriting

I have used Handwriting Without Tears and other methods including textured paper to support proper technique for handwriting. I encourage students to start at the top of the letter as well as think of the shapes in the letters as balls and bats. Some letters have tails that go under the bottom line.

Phonics

I have successfully used instruction of word families and blends to build phonemic awareness in developing readers with and without Dyslexia. Games and word activities are fun ways to help students associate consonant and vowel combinations with appropriate spelling. Writing activities reinforce the learning while improving spelling and reading.

Reading

Literacy is such an crucial skill! Reading can be fun and is best paired with writing. My experience includes using phonics, spelling rules, using root words, prefixes and suffixes to find word meanings. I have also taught reading comprehension.

Special Needs

My experience includes working with children with various needs and challenges including Autism, ADD, ADHD, and Down's Syndrome to name a few. I also have a Colorado Teaching license in Special Education for ages 2-23.

Yoga

My yoga certification in Ahimsa Yoga was earned in January of 2014. I have been teaching children and their families yoga since then. Learning can happen at any moment in any pose!

Colorado State University
University of Colorado at Denver
Master's
Early Childhood Special Education
Other

Education

Colorado State University

University of Colorado at Denver (Master's)

Early Childhood Special Education (Other)

Awesome tutor — Hillery has worked with my third grade daughter for 4 months now and is very creative, knowledgeable and flexible. My daughter geniunely looks forward to working with her and has made a lot of progress in reading and writing in a short amount of time! We love her! Thanks Hillery! ...

— Melissa, Boulder, CO on 1/26/16

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

My rate is $50 per hour for an individual. Ask me about group rates.

Travel policy

Hillery will travel within 10 miles of Boulder, CO 80301.