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University of Nevada Reno (BS Education)
University of Nevada Reno (Master's)
The University of New Mexico (PhD)
I have a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, specializing in special education and reading/learning disabilities. I am a retired university professor in two fields: special education and literacy education. I have taught many people to read and have guided many teachers in improving how they teach students to read.
I am an accomplished author with many publications, including 10 books in the field of special education. I have been a public speaker for many years, working in professional development with professional educators.
I have authored a program for helping teachers to teach people with reading challenges, Reading Success. In a follow-up research study, my graduate students and I have taught 675 children with learning disabilities, dyslexia, and mild mental retardation to read, as well as children with English as a second language.
Tutoring Skill Areas:
reading fluency and speed,
word recognition including syllabication and phonics/decoding,
mechanics of writing (grammar, sentence and paragraph formation)
organization and planning
SAT, ACT and GRE test preparation
Option 1: Curriculum-Based Assessment
Used to determine three different types of reading comprehension, reading speed and accuracy of word recognition in selected textbooks and other reading materials used by the student; subsequent tutoring can be tied to these results.
Option 2: Assessment of Specific Learning Disability: Differential Diagnosis
The differential testing battery (on an as needed basis and may include):
• Auditory Discrimination
• Auditory Memory: Words and Digits
• Memory for Dictation/Lecture
• Memory for Directions
• Short Term Memory
• Long Term Memory
• Cognition: Pattern Analysis
• Cognition: Script Implicit, Text Implicit and Text Explicit Memory and Comprehension
• Listening Comprehension
• Phonics Skills and Sound Blending
• Spelling Patterns
• Other Areas As Needed
I just might be the perfect tutor for you or for your child! Hello!
I have a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, specializing in special education and reading/learning disabilities. I am a retired university professor in two fields: special education and literacy education. I have taught many people to read and have guided many teachers
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I have considerable experience in tutoring students with study skills, have conducted research on effective study skills and reading comprehension skills and have taught many modules to graduate students who are teachers and undergraduate who are teacher candidates. I have a sound, research-based repertoire of study skill strategies.