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Lucy S.

Independence, KS

$45/hour

Lucy @ Speaking of Language

10+ Hours
Background check passed as of 4/30/10
4.6 average from 5 ratings

$45/Hour


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Thomas Edison State University
Humanities
Universidad Antonio de Nebrija
Enrolled
The University of Maryland University College
Other

Education

Thomas Edison State University (Humanities)

Universidad Antonio de Nebrija (Enrolled)

The University of Maryland University College (Other)

About Lucy

Hello and thank you for checking out my profile today!

My name is Lucy and I have 10 years of combined experience as a tutor and language coach. Previously known as Lucy the Literacy Lady, I have revamped my practice and now focus exclusively on helping adults reach their language goals so that they can get unstuck and have the personal and professional lives they really want. Here are examples of some of the issues I've helped with in the past:

- non-native English speakers who are at an intermediate or even higher level of English but still need some
help with their language skills
- native English speakers who have difficulty reading and writing in English
- native English speakers who want help learning Spanish for personal or professional reasons

I only tutor online, as I have found this provides the most flexibility for busy adults. If you think we might be a good fit or if you're still not sure, please feel free to contact me. I'm happy to answer your questions.
Hello and thank you for checking out my profile today!

My name is Lucy and I have 10 years of combined experience as a tutor and language coach. Previously known as Lucy the Literacy Lady, I have revamped my practice and now focus exclusively on helping adults reach their language goals so that they can get unstuck and have the personal
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 0 miles of Independence, KS 67301
Background Check: Passed
English:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Reading,
TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish, TOEFL
Special Needs:
Dyslexia,
Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Grammar, 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.

Dyslexia

I have several years' experience working with dyslexic students of all ages. My undergraduate education in communicative disorders, as well as my training toward certification in the Orton-Gillingham Approach (which is proven to work well with dyslexic students) have provided an excellent foundation.

To work with students who have dyslexia, I use proven multi-sensory methods to teach phonics that include the following steps:

- phonemic awareness: learning individual sounds and blending them into words
- phoneme/grapheme correspondence: which sounds are represented by which letter(s)and how to blend those letters into single-syllable words
- 6 types of syllables of the English language: If students know what type of syllable they're looking at, they'll know what sound the vowel will make
- Probabilities and Rules of English: We can't escape rules in phonics, but I can make it more fun and lively!
- Roots and Affixes, & Morphology: expanding a student's vocabulary can be as simple as learning a few popular Latin word roots and add-ons.

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL classes on a volunteer basis, and also have extensive experience in tutoring English language learners. I can provide phonics, speaking, reading, writing and listening instruction to children and adults, and can also work toward tailor ESL lessons toward a specific goal such as writing a resume, vocabulary for a job or interview, or even exam preparation.

Phonics

All students should read. Part of doing this is mastering the concepts of phonics. I use proven multisensory methods to teach phonics that include the following steps:

- phonemic awareness: learning individual sounds and blending them into words
- phoneme/grapheme correspondence: which sounds are represented by which letter(s)and how to blend those letters into single-syllable words
- 6 types of syllables of the English language: If students know what type of syllable they're looking at, they'll know what sound the vowel will make
- Probabilities and Rules of English: We can't escape rules in phonics, but I can make it more fun and lively!
- Roots and Affixes, & Morphology: expanding a student's vocabulary can be as simple as learning a few popular Latin word roots and add-ons.

Reading

I have several years' experience working with dyslexic students of all ages. My undergraduate education in communicative disorders, as well as my training toward certification in the Orton-Gillingham Approach (which is proven to work well with dyslexic students) have provided an excellent foundation for Reading.

Special Needs

I have extensive experience teaching children and adults who have special needs including autism, learning disabilities like dyslexia, and ADHD. I am also sensitive to people's individual differences and work to support all their learning needs.

Writing

Writing can be a daunting task for many. I use a multisensory teaching approach to guide students through the writing process. We begin with a barebones sentence and will proceed through the various stages of writing.

Thomas Edison State University
Humanities
Universidad Antonio de Nebrija
Enrolled
The University of Maryland University College
Other

Education

Thomas Edison State University (Humanities)

Universidad Antonio de Nebrija (Enrolled)

The University of Maryland University College (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Lucy will travel within 0 miles of Independence, KS 67301.