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Kristi S.

Kristi S., Reading and Writing Success for Children and Teens

Kristi S., Reading and Writing Success for Children and Teens

$55/hour

  • Gurnee, IL 60031

About Kristi


Bio

I am certified teacher and tutor students in both reading (decoding, fluency and reading comprehension) and in writing. I also use a comprehensive, sequential phonics-based program that has proven success. This reading program provides struggling readers with the skills they need to become successful readers. Most students see significant gains after only 20 hours of instruction. I use Orton-Gillingham strategies when tutoring. My lessons consist of direct instruction in phonics and reading...

I am certified teacher and tutor students in both reading (decoding, fluency and reading comprehension) and in writing. I also use a comprehensive, sequential phonics-based program that has proven success. This reading program provides struggling readers with the skills they need to become successful readers. Most students see significant gains after only 20 hours of instruction. I use Orton-Gillingham strategies when tutoring. My lessons consist of direct instruction in phonics and reading comprehension strategies. I have a Bachelor's of Arts degree from Michigan State University. I also have met the tutoring requirements for the Secretary of State Literacy Office and ProLiteracy Worldwide. I have worked with elementary-aged students through adults, including students with dyslexia and ADHD. Through tutoring, I desire to provide an opportunity for all students, no matter their abilities, to learn to read and to know the joy and opportunity reading can bring to their lives.


Education

Michigan State University
Bachelor of Arts
University of West Florida
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $55
  • Rate details: Special pricing for multiple pre-scheduled lessons.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Gurnee, IL 60031
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/27/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Kristi hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Currently hold a valid professional teaching certificate for the states of Illinois and Florida. I have passed the Florida Professional Educators Exam, the Florida Basic skills exam and the Florida K-6 Elementary Certification exam. I currently hold 12 credits towards a Master's in Reading Education and am taking courses to obtain my Special Education LBS1 exam.
Phonics,

Phonics

I am a Certified Reading Instruction Specialist with a comprehensive, sequential phonics reading program that teaches the foundational skills of reading. I will teach students about the 44 sounds of the English language and provide them with the tools they need to improve their decoding, spelling, fluency and reading comprehension skills.
Reading,

Reading

I am a certified Reading Instruction Specialist using a sequential, comprehensive reading program that helps students gain success in reading. Students see significant gains in their reading skills using this program. I am also a certified Orton-Gillingham (OG) tutor. As a OG tutor, I use a multi-sensory approach to learning that helps a student to retain their new reading skills. I have experience tutoring students from Kindergarten through adult.
Elementary Math, Grammar, Vocabulary

English

Reading,

Reading

I am a certified Reading Instruction Specialist using a sequential, comprehensive reading program that helps students gain success in reading. Students see significant gains in their reading skills using this program. I am also a certified Orton-Gillingham (OG) tutor. As a OG tutor, I use a multi-sensory approach to learning that helps a student to retain their new reading skills. I have experience tutoring students from Kindergarten through adult.
Grammar, Proofreading, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Currently hold a valid professional teaching certificate for the states of Illinois and Florida. I have passed the Florida Professional Educators Exam, the Florida Basic skills exam and the Florida K-6 Elementary Certification exam. I currently hold 12 credits towards a Master's in Reading Education and am taking courses to obtain my Special Education LBS1 exam.
Reading,

Reading

I am a certified Reading Instruction Specialist using a sequential, comprehensive reading program that helps students gain success in reading. Students see significant gains in their reading skills using this program. I am also a certified Orton-Gillingham (OG) tutor. As a OG tutor, I use a multi-sensory approach to learning that helps a student to retain their new reading skills. I have experience tutoring students from Kindergarten through adult.
Writing

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Currently hold a valid professional teaching certificate for the states of Illinois and Florida. I have passed the Florida Professional Educators Exam, the Florida Basic skills exam and the Florida K-6 Elementary Certification exam. I currently hold 12 credits towards a Master's in Reading Education and am taking courses to obtain my Special Education LBS1 exam.
Reading,

Reading

I am a certified Reading Instruction Specialist using a sequential, comprehensive reading program that helps students gain success in reading. Students see significant gains in their reading skills using this program. I am also a certified Orton-Gillingham (OG) tutor. As a OG tutor, I use a multi-sensory approach to learning that helps a student to retain their new reading skills. I have experience tutoring students from Kindergarten through adult.
Writing

Special Needs

Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

I am a reading tutor with experience working with dyslexic students. I have done extensive research on "what works" for these students. I am a certified Orton-Gillingham tutor. I am a Reading Instruction Specialist certified in comprehensive, sequential phonics-based reading program with proven success in reading for children and teens.
Phonics,

Phonics

I am a Certified Reading Instruction Specialist with a comprehensive, sequential phonics reading program that teaches the foundational skills of reading. I will teach students about the 44 sounds of the English language and provide them with the tools they need to improve their decoding, spelling, fluency and reading comprehension skills.
Special Needs

Special Needs

I am a certified teacher and have worked as a special education paraprofessional in a K- 5 elementary school setting. I work with struggling students who have IEPs and need in-class and out- of-class support with their studies. I re-teach lessons as needed. I recognize when struggling students are not receptive to learning at the moment and use various strategies to help to re-engage them to the content.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Currently hold a valid professional teaching certificate for the states of Illinois and Florida. I have passed the Florida Professional Educators Exam, the Florida Basic skills exam and the Florida K-6 Elementary Certification exam. I currently hold 12 credits towards a Master's in Reading Education and am taking courses to obtain my Special Education LBS1 exam.
Reading,

Reading

I am a certified Reading Instruction Specialist using a sequential, comprehensive reading program that helps students gain success in reading. Students see significant gains in their reading skills using this program. I am also a certified Orton-Gillingham (OG) tutor. As a OG tutor, I use a multi-sensory approach to learning that helps a student to retain their new reading skills. I have experience tutoring students from Kindergarten through adult.
Writing

$55/hour

Kristi S.

$55/hour

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