Liberty University (B.S.Education SPED)
Liberty University (Graduate Coursework)
Does your child need support with reading, writing and spelling? I enjoy working with students who may need explicit, systematic instruction based on multisensory approaches to help them succeed.
I hold a B.S. in education with a minor in special education and will complete my Masters in Teaching/Special Education very soon. In addition, I am Orton-Gillingham certified from Bowman Educational Services. Orton-Gillingham is the basis for reading instruction curriculums such as Wilson® that are written incorporating its methods. This approach helps students with dyslexia, reading fluency difficulties, and phonological awareness deficits.
My classroom teaching experience includes 7 years in the lower elementary grades. For the past 4 years, I have typically tutored 5 to 8 students once to twice per week for the summer. Currently, I'm accepting students in the elementary grades or older students who are very intelligent but struggle with dyslexia. Meeting locations are flexible during the summer months but I usually prefer to tutor at my school or a public library.
Through caring and professional tutoring, I believe every student can reach their full potential. I assess where students are academically and work to get them where they need to be. For every lesson, I make a point to communicate with the parent about their child's needs and share my goals for each lesson. I'm looking forward to working with your child!
Mrs. Lisa A. Does your child need support with reading, writing and spelling? I enjoy working with students who may need explicit, systematic instruction based on multisensory approaches
Very pleased with the organization and the ease at which she put my son when explaining everything they would be doing.
Mrs. A is a wonderful tutor. My daughter has dyslexia and she has been doing wonderfully with Mrs. A. She is very patient, kind, and my daughters grades have continued to improve.
Lisa A. is working with my 7 year old daughter on her reading skills. We have noticed that our daughters reading skill level has gotten better over the 6 weeks now that she has worked with Lisa A. Lisa A. shows up on time, is pleasant to deal with, and our daughter really enjoys her sessions. We intend to have our daughter work with her through the summer so she is ready to excel once school begins again.
In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.
I have a minor in Special Education. Students who struggle with ADD/ADHD need structured lessons with clearly defined benchmarks. Each step they take to achieve an assignment can be recorded and rewarded creating a feeling of success.
I have a minor in special education. A student with Aspergers is very intelligent - often verbally advanced and academically ahead of his or her grade level. They work very well one-on-one with an adult qualified tutor/teacher but need help socially with their peers.
I am certified to teach students with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Reading Fluency Difficulties, and Phonological Awareness Deficits. The student with Autism may struggle with verbal skills. They need visual aids to help them learn. Visual schedules help keep them on track academically and socially.
I am a certified Orton Gillingham tutor. I acquired my dyslexia instructor certification at the graduate level from Bowman Educational Services. I tutor students who present with dyslexia characteristics but are not formally tested and students with a documented diagnosis that indicates dyslexia.
I have a degree from Liberty University in Education with a minor in Special Education. K-6th grade subjects include math, reading, language arts, science, and social studies. Reading comprehension can be taught using any subject textbook. With the right strategies, the teacher/tutor can integrate reading lessons with any subject - even math word problems.
Math for young students needs to be taught with concrete objects. Young children need to "see" how and why 2 + 2 = 4 or 2 x 2 = 4 through objects they can put in groups and organize into patterns. Through these mathematical explorations a K-3rd grade student will succeed.
Phonics is taught using the letter phonemes (sounds), blends, digraphs, dipthongs then decoding those sounds in single and multisyllable words. These should be taught through multisensory lessons that aid the students retention. In these lessons, the student learns step by step the regular and irregular linkages and words that help them successfully read harder and harder sentences.
Learning to read fluently involves learning the sounds and the six types of syllables that build words. Learning to read fluently involves automatic phrase by phrase reading with smooth articulation. These skills may take some students longer requiring more parent/tutor support.
I have a degree in education with a minor in special education. Students with special needs have educational challenges. They can be taught/tutored using adapted methods. One example may be to use highlighted strips across a page of print to help them concentrate and keep their eyes tracking from left to right on one line of print. Another example may be to teach the student to listen to a story before reading it to acquire better comprehension. Success can be gained by using different supports and strategies to aid the student as they learn academic concepts.
Spelling should be taught in the context of learning the phonemes, affixes, and the six types of syllables found in single and multisyllable words. With phonics-based multisensory lessons that follow a specific pattern, the English language and it's spellings seem more predictable for the student who struggles with spelling.