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Kristi F.

Saint Charles, IL

$45/hour

Reading Specialist Looking to Tutor Reading

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$45/Hour


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Elmhurst College
elementary education
Aurora University
Master's

Education

Elmhurst College (elementary education)

Aurora University (Master's)

About Kristi

I have been teaching for 9 years. I have spent my career in the public schools. I taught Read 180 in middle school during my first year teaching. I then switched to primary (first, second, and a 1/2 split.) During my time teaching primary, I attended Graduate School and obtained my master's degree in Reading Instruction making me certified to become a Reading Specialist. I have been working as a Reading Specialist for the last three school years.

From my experience and education I know that it is imperative to identify when students are struggling. As a reading specialist I am experienced and knowledgeable with assessments. I use the assessment information to drive instruction that is individualized for each student. I find out what the student needs help with and create lessons to meet that objective.

I am an outstanding tutor because I know how to assess and find students strengths and weaknesses. I will then cater the lessons to meet the needs of the student. I get to know my students and find out what their interests are and try to incorporate those interests into my lessons. I get to know my students and offer words of encouragement.

I have worked in elementary schools for the past nine years. As a teacher and reading specialist I am knowledgable about the subject matter I am teaching. I incorporate phonemic awareness and phonics into primary level students as well as a focus on creating meaning from the text. For intermediate students I need to find where the problem is with the students reading. After I determine if the deficit is decoding, fluency, or comprehension I work from there to help the student fill the gaps. I am a Reading Specialist and have had experience with many interventions at the elementary level.

As a reading specialist, I have worked with numerous primary students teaching phonics. Learning phonics is an important piece of the reading "stair-step". Students need to be taught a variety of strategies when trying to decode a word including sounding out which is phonics based. Students also need to be instructed in sight words to be able to become fluent readers.
I have been teaching for 9 years. I have spent my career in the public schools. I taught Read 180 in middle school during my first year teaching. I then switched to primary (first, second, and a 1/2 split.) During my time teaching primary, I attended Graduate School and obtained my master's degree in Reading Instruction making me certified to Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Saint Charles, IL 60174
In-person lessons
English:
Reading,
Vocabulary
Language:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have my PEL in Elementary Education. I have been an elementary teacher and Reading Specialist. I have my type 03 and type 10 certificates.

Phonics

I have a Master's degree in Reading Instruction. I have been working as a reading specialist for the last three school years. Prior to becoming a reading specialist I was a first-grade teacher working with emergent readers.

Reading

I have a masters degree in reading instruction and currently work as a reading specialist.

Elmhurst College
elementary education
Aurora University
Master's

Education

Elmhurst College (elementary education)

Aurora University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Kristi will travel within 5 miles of Saint Charles, IL 60174.