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Anne S.

Old Greenwich, CT

$120/hour

Orton Gillingham instructor

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 8/25/14

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Connecticut College
English
New York University
Master's
Teachers college/Columbia University
Master's

Education

Connecticut College (English)

New York University (Master's)

Teachers college/Columbia University (Master's)

About Anne

My lifelong love of reading led me to earn a master's degree in remedial reading at New York University. My first teaching job was with an alternative private school in New York City which used an Orton Gillingham approach to teach reading skills to its students, many of whom were dyslexic. This structured approach to language learning was highly effective, and I knew my calling was to build confidence and reading prowess with struggling readers. I continued my education with formal Orton Gillingham training and a masters degree in learning disabilities at Teachers College, Columbia University. I began private practice twenty years ago, as I find it most effective in developing an individual's skills. I begin with an informal assessment to determine a starting point as well as a student's interests. Individualized lesson plans are sequential and proceed as skills are mastered. Thus success builds upon success. Students' interests are taken into account as my goal is to build interest and motivation into each lesson. The rewards come when students realize that they can indeed become successful readers. My lifelong love of reading led me to earn a master's degree in remedial reading at New York University. My first teaching job was with an alternative private school in New York City which used an Orton Gillingham Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Old Greenwich, CT 06870
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Dyslexia,
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Dyslexia

My educational background qualifies me to work with dyslexic students. I have master's degrees in remedial reading and learning disabilities and have taken numerous courses, workshops, and practicums in the Orton Gillingham approach which has proved most effective in working with dyslexic students both in school settings and private practice.

Handwriting

Handwriting is an integral part of the Orton Gillingham approach I use with my dyslexic readers, as it helps reinforce information students receive visually and audibly. I especially like the Preventing Academic Failure approach as it groups letters by common formation patterns which greatly helps with retention.

Phonics

My educational background qualifies me to teach phonics. I have a BA in English and master's degrees in remedial reading and learning disabilities. I have taken professional workshops and practicums in using the Orton Gillingham approach to teaching phonics. This approach has proven effective with beginning and struggling readers in school settings and private practice.

Connecticut College
English
New York University
Master's
Teachers college/Columbia University
Master's

Education

Connecticut College (English)

New York University (Master's)

Teachers college/Columbia University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $120.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Anne will travel within 10 miles of Old Greenwich, CT 06870.