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Bonnie M.

Amesbury, MA

$65/hour

Reading and Writing It Right

4.9 average from 18 ratings
Invested in my son's success!
— Abby, North Andover, MA on 1/24/15

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Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA
Georgia State University
Master's
Jacsonville State University
Other

Education

Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA

Georgia State University (Master's)

Jacsonville State University (Other)

About Bonnie

Reading and writing are all about thinking clearly. And that is what I am trained to help you do. I hold a Master's Degree in Reading Education, served as a reading specialist in DeKalb County Schools for 7 years, and practiced as a writing specialist for over 20 years in the same school system. I am also a many times published writer.

For 7 years I taught at the innovative and successful DeKalb County Writing Center in Atlanta, Georgia. All teachers at the center had extensive training in the Bay Area Writing Project Writing Process. In 2007, I took additional training with Amherst Artists and Writers in Amherst, MA.

I have had over 300 articles published in publications such as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Magazine, Port City Life Magazine, Times Record Newspaper, Complete Woman, Woman's World, Creative Loafing, Living with Children, the San Antonio Woman and many others. One of the articles won first place in magazines from the International Reading Association.

It is my greatest joy in life to assist others in realizing their ability to read and write. I know that I am good at this because I believe that all of us have the ability to become readers and writers. Some of us just don't know it yet.
Reading and writing are all about thinking clearly. And that is what I am trained to help you do. I hold a Master's Degree in Reading Education, served as a reading specialist in DeKalb County Schools for 7 years, and practiced as a Read more

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Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Amesbury, MA 01913

"Invested in my son's success!"

- Abby, North Andover, MA on 1/24/15
Bonnie replied on 1/25/2015

It is a pleasure to work with Abby and her son, Toby. I appreciate all the feedback and insight that Abby has given me about her delightful son, Toby. I look forward to our continued partnership!

"Encouraging, supportive and knowledgeable"

- Carol, Stratham, NH on 11/17/15

"Best Tutor. Definitely recommend!"

- Patricia, Andover, MA on 5/29/15
English:
Reading,
SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Reading

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Reading

I have a Master's Degree in Reading Education. There are many ways to learn to read. A great many people learn to read by following along as their parents read books to them. People who learn this way are using the sight and sound method. Other people learn to read by mastering the Dolch Sight Word List and then using these words as they read. Others use the phonics method. Ideally, learning to read should use both methods. There are, however, some people who cannot learn to read this way. They need to learn using the kinesthetic/auditory method where they trace words in sand, listen as the teacher says the word, then say the word themselves.

In learning to read it is very important for a student to be surrounded by a print-rich environment. There should be books and magazines in the home. Too much television can sometimes be detrimental. But on the other hand, some television shows actually help with reading. Watching Elmo, for example, is one way to learn sounds and words.

Writing

I'm a many-times-published journalist who has specialized in teaching writing. It was my job in DeKalb County Schools to help students pass writing tests. I have a Master's Degree in Education. I've been certified as a writing instructor by Amherst Artists and Writers.

Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA
Georgia State University
Master's
Jacsonville State University
Other

Education

Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA

Georgia State University (Master's)

Jacsonville State University (Other)

Invested in my son's success! — My 9th grade son has had several sessions with Bonnie and I am impressed with her investment in my son's success. She is in excellent communication with me about his needs and is clearly dedicated to helping him progress. She is both open to writing strategies that have worked well for him in the past as well as helpful in suggesting ones he has not yet tried. I am happy with our partnership! ...

— Abby, North Andover, MA on 1/24/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Bonnie will travel within 20 miles of Amesbury, MA 01913.