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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, 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.