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Debra S.

Sioux City, IA

$40/hour

Experienced and Certified Reading Specialist for Elementary Students

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Briar Cliff College, Sioux City, Iowa
Elementary Education
Morningsde College, Sioux City, Iowa
Master's

Education

Briar Cliff College, Sioux City, Iowa (Elementary Education)

Morningsde College, Sioux City, Iowa (Master's)

About Debra

I am a retired elementary teacher who taught for 36 years and substituted for 3 years in Sioux City, Iowa. I have taught grades K-3 and then became a reading specialist in Sioux City. I taught Reading Recovery to first graders and piloted a program where I taught first grade and Reading Recovery. I also co-taught in the same classroom with other teachers. My specialty is teaching young children to read, write, and love books. I have 16 years experience in Reading Recovery. I have also tutored students in my home, at school, and Beyond the Bell.

I have been married for 40 years. Together we have 6 grandchildren who are all talented and very good readers. My passion since I was little was to be a teacher. I hope to continue helping other children become successful in the classroom.

I have Reading Recovery Certification and many graduate hours in Elementary Education, Counseling, and Reading. I have taught Reading, Writing, Grammar, Spelling, and Speaking to elementary students.

I have a Master's Degree in Elementary Education and possess a Reading Endorsement in Elementary Education. I am qualified to teach Reading, Reading Recovery, Psychology, and grades k-6th grade. I am very skilled in teaching reading, writing, spelling, handwriting, communication, and English.

It is important that you contact me to help you correct any bad habits in Reading and Writing and become successful in the classroom. My lessons will be fun, interesting, informative, full of learning and measured for your benefit.
I am a retired elementary teacher who taught for 36 years and substituted for 3 years in Sioux City, Iowa. I have taught grades K-3 and then became a reading specialist in Sioux City. I taught Reading Recovery to first graders and piloted a program where I taught Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Sioux City, IA 51104
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Common Core

I have studied the Common Core for many years in Iowa. All of our curriculum has now been aligned with the Iowa Common Core. I have a Master's Degree in Elementary Education and know the value and the specifications of the Common Core.

Elementary (K-6th)

My educational background is in elementary education where I taught K-3rd grade for 36 years and 16 years in Reading Recovery. I have an undergraduate and a Masters degree in Elementary Education, a Reading Endorsement in grades K-6, and a certificate in Reading Recovery. I have tutored extensively in the areas of Reading and Math being a Title 1 teacher in Sioux City, Iowa. I also tutored for many years in my home and in summer school and after school programs to elementary school students.

Handwriting

I am qualified to teach Handwriting to help students learn correct formation of alphabet letters, correct spacing between words, and using correct mechanics such as capitals, commas, and ending punctuation marks after studying the assessments and teaching curriculum of first grade. I know the Palmer Handwriting method very well after teaching first grade for 24 years. I also know the importance of correctly writing letters from left to right and up to down to help with brain development and reading from my studies in Reading Recovery.

Phonics

I am qualified to teach phonics with a certification in Reading Recovery and a Master's Degree in Elementary Education. Phonics is a big part of learning to read. I understand the value of knowing phonemic awareness to be a good reader and writer.

Briar Cliff College, Sioux City, Iowa
Elementary Education
Morningsde College, Sioux City, Iowa
Master's

Education

Briar Cliff College, Sioux City, Iowa (Elementary Education)

Morningsde College, Sioux City, Iowa (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Debra will travel within 15 miles of Sioux City, IA 51104.