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Paul D.

Columbus, GA

$20/hour

"Certified K-12 Reading Specialist w/ Dyslexia Experience"

Background check passed as of 10/14/12

$20/Hour


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Minnesota State University - Mankato, MN
BS - Elementary Education
University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh - Reading Specialist
MEd

Education

Minnesota State University - Mankato, MN (BS - Elementary Education)

University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh - Reading Specialist (MEd)

About Paul

My experience of over 15 years as a campus READING SPECIALIST has involved successful remediation of students with all types of learning and behavioral disabilities including: dyslexia, LD, ADD, ADHD, ED, autism, at-risk, ESL, and special ed. With the proper remediation targets and techniques in place, some of our students were totally main-streamed into regular education classes for the first time! We were not satisfied with the norm of "Once Special Ed./Always Special Ed!" Some of our remediation programs included: The Scottish Rite Literacy Program, Fast Forward, CEI, and Learning Upgrade. My philosophy regarding education is echoed by the Greek philosopher Plutarch, "Nature without LEARNING is blind; LEARNING apart from nature is fractional; and practice in the absence of both is aimless!" It would be my pleasure to meet with you to begin helping your child to become a successful and independent learner! My earnings from my tutoring work go for worthy causes like: Teen Challenge, Angel Tree, The Salvation Army, The Valley Rescue Mission, Camp Joy, drilling water wells in Africa, Paralyzed Vets, and others...So besides becoming a more successful learner while partnering with me, you can make the world a "Better Place!!!" God Bless!!! My experience of over 15 years as a campus READING SPECIALIST has involved successful remediation of students with all types of learning and behavioral disabilities including: dyslexia, LD, ADD, ADHD, ED, autism, at-risk, ESL, and special ed. With the proper remediation targets and techniques in place, some of our students were totally Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Columbus, GA 31909
Background Check: Passed
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a lifetime TX State Board for Educator Certification in Elementary Education for Grades 1-8/Generalist and a lifetime TX State Board for Educator Certification as a Reading Specialist for Grades PK-12. Also, I hold a current Georgia Professional Standards Commission Georgia Certificate of Eligibility-T5 for Grades P-12 Reading Specialist and Early Childhood Grades P-5.

Handwriting

My training included a BS Degree in Elementary Education from MN State University from 1978 and a MS Ed. Reading Specialist Degree from 1992. My actual certified classroom instruction covered the years 1978-1987 and 1993-2010, and included handwriting instruction.

Phonics

As a TX State Certified (PK-12) Reading Specialist, I served as a campus Dyslexia/Section 504 Specialist, who worked daily from 1993-2010 for students with the Scottish Rite Literacy Program which was a PHONICS-based (Analytic and Synthetic phonics) remedial instrument. My training included an MS Ed. Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and The Creative Education Institute (Phonics-based) instruction program to help students with their phonological awareness deficiencies.

Minnesota State University - Mankato, MN
BS - Elementary Education
University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh - Reading Specialist
MEd

Education

Minnesota State University - Mankato, MN (BS - Elementary Education)

University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh - Reading Specialist (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $20.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Paul will travel within 20 miles of Columbus, GA 31909.