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Heidi K.

Johnston, IA

$75/hour

Heidi K. ACT Prep & Dyslexia Tutoring

5+ Hours
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$75/Hour


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University of Iowa
Sociology, BS
University of Iowa
MBA
St. Joseph's University (PA)
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Iowa (Sociology, BS)

University of Iowa (MBA)

St. Joseph's University (PA) (Graduate Coursework)

About Heidi

I began ACT Prep tutoring two years ago. I have helped all of my students improve their scores from the mid-teens to mid-to-high 20s in all subject areas. Students can just study for the ACT or they can choose to take a class I developed that improves their writing skills while studying and preparing for the ACT. I have taken the subject matter from the English and Reading portions of the ACT and developed it into a course. The course helps students use the complex grammar and writing strategies they are learning to pass the ACT and put it into use to improve their writing as well. This way students are not just studying for a test, but develop skills to excel at college writing also.

I have tutored students full-time for the past four years in reading, writing, spelling vocabulary, and elementary math. I excel at helping students from elementary - high school with these challenges, and helping them improve their self-esteem and attitudes towards school. I specialize in dyslexia therapy, but I have success with all types of students who struggle with reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary, and elementary math.

Reading, writing, spelling and vocabulary challenges don't end with elementary school. I have successfully taken middle schoolers and high schoolers with low reading scores and moved them to grade-level and beyond. I am a certified dyslexia practitioner using the Wilson program, but again, I have helped all types of students, not just students with dyslexia or suspected dyslexia. I can screen for dyslexia as well, if interested.

I provide one-to-one tutoring for the ACT test. The student and I take the test together, we look at that student's particular errors, examine patterns of strength and weakness, and then work to improve their scores based upon their individual strengths and weaknesses. With this method, all of my students have been able to increase their scores on the tests.

English spelling is very tricky. I teach spelling using the 6 syllable types, and present the spelling rules in a systematic, cumulative method that builds upon the previous rules taught. If your student is having a hard time sounding out words and memorizing the order of the letters, we work on letter sounds, and spelling logic so that they have tools to sound out words and remember letter order.

I love tutoring students of all ages. I can provide references upon request. I can provide on-line tutoring as well as tutoring out of my home, and the students home. Please contact me with questions.
I began ACT Prep tutoring two years ago. I have helped all of my students improve their scores from the mid-teens to mid-to-high 20s in all subject areas. Students can just study for the ACT or they can choose to take a class I developed that improves their writing skills while studying and preparing for the ACT. I have taken the subject matter Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Johnston, IA 50131
Math:
Microsoft Excel
Science:
ACT Science
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ACT Science
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint
Language:
Reading
Special Needs:
Dyslexia,
Phonics,
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Economics, Marketing,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Public Speaking

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.

Dyslexia

I am a Level 1 Wilson Certified Dyslexia Tutor. I received my certificate from St. Joseph's University of Philadelphia, PA. I have tutored students with dyslexia for the past four years. I am currently working on my Level 2 Wilson Certification. Wilson is one of the leading dyslexia reading programs used in the United States to remediate dyslexia.

Marketing

I taught Marketing at two Des Moines universities. I have a Masters in Business with an emphasis in Marketing, and I worked in the field of Marketing for 20 years.

Phonics

I am certified in a leading phonics and reading program called the Wilson Reading System. I have taken 3 graduate courses on this system, and I have a certificate with credentials. You can search my name on the Wilson website.

University of Iowa
Sociology, BS
University of Iowa
MBA
St. Joseph's University (PA)
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Iowa (Sociology, BS)

University of Iowa (MBA)

St. Joseph's University (PA) (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Heidi will travel within 20 miles of Johnston, IA 50131.