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Edith S.

Tallahassee, FL

$45/hour

Certified ESE & English Teacher & Reading Intervention Specialist

5+ Hours
5.0 average from 3 ratings
Extremely knowledgeable and patient tutor! Highly recommend!
— Joanna, Tallahassee, FL on 3/28/17

$45/Hour


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Attended Florida State University
English
Piedmont College
Master's

Education

Attended Florida State University (English)

Piedmont College (Master's)

About Edith

I have 12 years of experience teaching English, and my specialty is Exceptional Student Education with a focus on reading intervention. I currently teach high school English, and I have taught dual-enrollment, composition classes as well. Before that, I was a middle school English teacher. I have tutored several students outside of school; my clients range in age from 3rd grade to 9th grade. Some have specific learning disabilities while others are gifted. It is my desire to leave the classroom and tutor full-time because no learning experience is as meaningful as the 1:1 ratio tutoring provides.

I found my calling when I was asked to move from a co-teaching position to a full-time reading coach. I felt panicked and under qualified, and I immediately petitioned for more training. My administration responded; I was trained in the Wilson Reading System which provides phonics-based instruction in a structured, systematic way. Because Wilson does not address the needs of dyslexic and otherwise learning-disabled students, I became a tireless advocate always seeking ways to deliver content in an understandable manner that enables students to acquire skills regardless of ability. I found this approach successful and have been able to teach functionally illiterate 7th and 8th graders how to read chapter books of their choosing independently. My approach was so successful that I was asked to train my county's elementary school teachers in a 2-day seminar and then oversee implementation of the system the subsequent year.

Struggling students face the very real danger of internalizing failure, and without targeted intervention, they will give up on themselves and school. Watching the transformation in my students as they morphed from low self-esteem pupils to confident, eager readers was a profound experience. I've reached the point in my career that no other job matters as much as teaching people how to read.

I majored in creative writing with honors at FSU with a minor in psychology. I have a Masters in Teaching English from Piedmont College in Demorest, GA.

I look forward to the opportunity to administer a diagnostic to uncover learning gaps in reading instruction, and I encourage parents to attend sessions so they can learn the techniques I use and help their children continue practicing at home.
I have 12 years of experience teaching English, and my specialty is Exceptional Student Education with a focus on reading intervention. I currently teach high school English, and I have taught dual-enrollment, composition classes as well. Before that, I was a middle school English teacher. I have tutored several students outside of school; my Read more

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24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Tallahassee, FL 32312

"Extremely knowledgeable and patient tutor! Highly recommend!"

- Joanna, Tallahassee, FL on 3/28/17
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Special Needs:
ADHD,
Dyslexia, Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADHD

I am a licensed exceptional child educator, grades K-12. I have over 10 years of experience teaching students with ADHD. In fact, I was the IEP case manager for many students with ADHD, and I was tasked with finding interventions that worked and writing them into the IEP in the form of accommodations and modifications. I am well-versed in helping students with ADHD find a way to channel their attention to the task at hand as well as manage their excess energy.

Phonics

I have been trained in the Wilson Reading System (a phonics-based, systematic form of instruction) and have been using it to help functionally illiterate students learn to decode an encode since 2012. In Georgia, I was a resource teacher tasked with teaching 6th - 8th grade students how to read. My school was Title I, and many students did not know the alphabet. They hailed from families mired in generational poverty and illiteracy. Wilson works; at the end of two years, my students were reading chapter books. It was the most profound experience I have ever had; one of my students even borrowed material so he could teach his own father to read.

Special Needs

I am an English teacher licensed k-12 exceptional child education, and I have over 10 years of experience teaching in special education. Additionally, my minor is in psychology. As I was a case manager for many years, I can help with IEP review and recommend accommodations and modifications for parents, and I am well-versed in finding ways to overcome obstacles that specific learning disabilities and other health impairments present. I am a tireless advocate for the families and students I serve.

Writing

I have a BA in creative writing from Florida State University and a Master's in teaching English from Piedmont college. I have taught dual-enrollment, college-credit composition courses.

Attended Florida State University
English
Piedmont College
Master's

Education

Attended Florida State University (English)

Piedmont College (Master's)

Extremely knowledgeable and patient tutor! Highly recommend!

Tutored reading comprehension, writing essays, and also practice FSA testing with my middle school daughter. Mrs. S explained the concepts in way that was more understandable and she made the process a fun learning experience. My daughter loves her and cannot wait to meet with Mrs. S again!

— Joanna, Tallahassee, FL on 3/28/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Edith will travel within 5 miles of Tallahassee, FL 32312.