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university of MA (Master's)
university of MA (Master's)
I currently have two master's degrees in curriculum instruction and reading. I also have three certifications in reading, middle school and elementary education. I specialize in reading skills including decoding, fluency, comprehension, and written language. Tutoring also includes study and organizational skills that include chunking large projects, test taking strategies, and time management skills. Phonics instruction includes word study, segmentation, syllable, vowel, and phonogram focus. Tutoring will help make learning easier and provide more time for fun activities.
I currently have two master's degrees in curriculum instruction and reading. I also have three certifications in reading, middle school and elementary education. I specialize in reading skills including
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As a reading teacher for the past 15 years, I have worked with students who are dyslexic. A combination of strategies that include visual aids, phonics and sound awareness, and tactile
letter formation all help to assist the reading process. Most importantly, working with sound segments and continual review are needed.
I currently hold three teaching certifications, including reading grades k through 12, elementary education, and middle school certification. In addition, I hold two masters degrees, one in reading and one in curriculum and instruction. For the past 12 years I have worked as a reading specialist in a public school setting as well as worked as a tutor for local school districts and privately. My primary focus is decoding, comprehension and written language skills utilizing Fountas & Pinnell benchmark assessments.
As a private tutor and reading teacher, I have taught English for several years. Using expand a sentence for emerging learners, they learn to expand ideas by answering who, what, where, questions. In addition they learn how to combine ideas into one sentence, and expand by using descriptive vocabulary.
Paragraph development is done by direct modeling using chart paper to demonstrate an interesting introduction and then brainstorming ideas for each paragraph. Reinforcement of grammar, vocabulary, and content is included. Finally reading skills such as inferencing and author's purpose help build comprehension skills.
I have taught kindergarten reading groups for the past several years in the Billerica Public School district. The skills taught include letter recognition, sound recognition, segmentation, blending, phonics rules. My resources included leveled readers and offered consistent daily running records and sight word reinforcement.
As a reading teacher with two masters degrees it is critical to model the "thinking process" out loud for students to see and hear. This modeling shows them how to analyze vocabulary and comprehension while reading. It teaches a reader to think about what sounds right, what looks right, and what makes sense.
Writing offers an opportunity to express oneself. The most critical components include organization of ideas, clarity, and the use of grammar and vocabulary. As a teacher of writing I adhere chart paper on the walls and explain and model how to create ideas using paragraphs. The second step is to expand and clarify ideas within each paragraph. Finally students are taught how to edit and improve clarity. Final drafts are also proofread one more time.