I have my Master of Arts in Reading and Learning Disabilities from Columbia University, Teachers College. I have taught at a number of schools for dyslexic students and apply a variety of multisensory Orton-Gillingham based programs including The Wilson Reading System when working with students struggling in phonics and spelling. I am sensitive to the needs of students struggling in school and enjoy helping the students with whom I work gain the confidence and skills they need to achieve...
I have my Master of Arts in Reading and Learning Disabilities from Columbia University, Teachers College. I have taught at a number of schools for dyslexic students and apply a variety of multisensory Orton-Gillingham based programs including The Wilson Reading System when working with students struggling in phonics and spelling. I am sensitive to the needs of students struggling in school and enjoy helping the students with whom I work gain the confidence and skills they need to achieve academic success. If your student is having difficulty with any area of reading, spelling or written expression I will work with you to create a direct individualized instructional program designed to improve his or her English language skills.
Areas of instruction include:
* Students with dyslexia
* Students who need help with writing skills and grammar
* Students needing help with study skills, test taking and organizational strategies
* Students who need help learning and applying reading comprehension strategies
* Students unable to decode accurately
* Students with spelling difficulties
* Students unsuccessful with other reading programs who may still have 'gaps' in their decoding and spelling
Knowledgeable and very nice!
We only had one class so far, but my son liked it. Lucia is very nice, patient and knowledgeable. We are looking forward to working with her again and we hope to see improvement. I definitely would trust Lucia with my child and his educational needs, as she provides great services. Thank you.Tatiana, 8 lessons with Lucia
I can’t say enough about Lucia . . .
I can’t say enough about Lucia, her experience and ability to empower dyslexics. Dyslexia doesn’t end at childhood. My adult daughter has had a trying time attempting to pass the numerous California tests required to enter a teaching credential program and classroom. Lucia is a pro at identifying weaknesses and coming up with a plan of attack. She has broad experience with the challenges that dyslexia presents which is apparent in her comprehension of the challenge. My daughter feels Lucia has unique compassion and understanding for dyslexics, without being dyslexic herself. It can be very difficult for a person to grasp the world of dyslexia and its nuances — Lucia strives to get to a place of understanding her student’s difficulties and in the process is very affirming. Affirmation goes a long way to bolstering up their confidence. More importantly, she possesses the skills needed to teach these bright learners!Demi, 53 lessons with Lucia
Very patient with my daughter
Lucia explained where my daughter was with the Wilson program and helped me understand the program. I really appreciated that she took the time to explain the methodology to me.Deb, 14 lessons with Lucia
Great tutor ,wonderful with my daughter !
I am very pleased with the progress my daughter is making. Lucia is excellent at working with my daughter at her speed and addressing her concerns.Bettina, 28 lessons with Lucia
My daughter has been studying the Wilson Program with Lucia for almost a year and we have seen such improvement in her reading. Now when she gets stuck she has strategies to help her and she is willing to try, before she would just shut down. She enjoys working with Lucia and feels better about herself since we started the tutoring. Lucia is compassionate, well organized, and a professional. We can't say enough about how much we appreciate Lucia and the reading skills she has taught our daughter.Wendy, 46 lessons with Lucia
Lucia is a true teaching gem!!!
Lucia has been a great help to my son who is going into second grade and has difficulties with reading, writing and spelling. She is patient, kind and thoughtful. She loves what she does and it shows. She is a true teaching gem!!!! I cannot say enough about her.Christine, 70 lessons with Lucia
We continue to see improvement with Alexander and he gets used to school schedules again. Lucia continued working with my son after the summer break, getting back into the study habits was difficult for him, but Lucia continues to maintain a constant level of assertiveness to gain compliance. Lucia worked well with my son who can at times be less than attentive. Her methods kept him focused and he enjoyed the session. She was firm in her demeanor and he made good progress for the first lesson. We intend to continue with Lucia for his tutoring needs. Week 2 - Seeing improvement as the relationship continues to develop between Lucia and my son. While this process is not quick, I think Lucia is up to the task of dealing with a little boy who does not always focus well. Her methodology seems to be working well. Week 3 - Continue to see incremental improvements, Lucia works hard with my son, sometimes he is not always as attentive as he needs to be. It is obvious that Lucia cares about the progress made and is interested in his progress. week 4 - Lucia continues to explore alternative methods and techniques to apply to my son's tutoring. We are seeing positive results for the continued efforts and Lucia's willingness to approach the situation with different methods. So far so good! Week 5 - Lucia has used various techniques to break up the session into segments that my son can focus on, the results are improvements in his confidence and he is now sounding out words and not guessing.Kenneth, 46 lessons with Lucia
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