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Amy W.

Franklin, MA

$60/hour

Expert Help for Struggling Readers

In-person lessons
700+ Hours
5.0 average from 291 ratings
Tutoring for Reading
— Kristin, Wrentham, MA on 11/17/16

$60/Hour


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University of Michigan
Special Education
Harvard Graduate School of Education
MEd

Education

University of Michigan (Special Education)

Harvard Graduate School of Education (MEd)

About Amy

I have over twenty years of experience teaching reading and language skills to children. I enjoy one-to-one tutoring because it is ideally suited to provide individual attention and the diagnostic-prescriptive approach for learning disabled students. I develop a tutoring plan specific to their needs, provide instruction with built-in assessment, and continually modify my instructional plans as progress is made or better approaches are found. I find that learning disabled students require explicit instruction, not just exposure or independent practice which is often all they receive in some classroom settings. While I have used a variety of techniques to teach reading, most often I have found that reading disabled students require explicit phonics instruction using a multisensory approach (such as the Wilson Reading System) to help reinforce sound/symbol associations, help applying this knowledge to decoding and spelling, and practice reading both controlled and more natural text. In addition, I like to teach students strategies to make them more independent in order to improve classroom, test-taking, and homework performance. Furthermore, I feel it is important to help the learning disabled student experience success. Success boosts their oftentimes flagging self esteem and enables them to take the risks necessary to learn. Finally, a love of learning and reading is important to foster since learning disabled students often find studying and reading laborious and unpleasant tasks. I try to foster this appreciation through tapping into each student’s interests, using quality children’s literature and real life materials, and building in success. I have over twenty years of experience teaching reading and language skills to children. I enjoy one-to-one tutoring because it is ideally suited to provide individual attention and the diagnostic-prescriptive approach for learning disabled students. I develop a tutoring plan specific to their needs, provide instruction with built-in assessment, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Franklin, MA 02038
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Tutoring for Reading"

- Kristin, Wrentham, MA on 11/17/16

"Amy is great!"

- Nancy, Norfolk, MA on 1/15/16

"Tutor with a passion for teaching"

- Kelly, Wrentham, MA on 10/28/15

"We just started working with Amy for my son Ryan-- she has been excellent so far!"

- Bob, Norfolk, MA on 7/30/15

"Exceeds expectations and anticipates interests"

- Jessica, Hopkinton, MA on 7/9/15

"My Son Actually Looks Forward to Her!"

- Tina, Norfolk, MA on 10/31/14

"A Great Experience!"

- Sarra, Medway, MA on 7/23/14
English:
Reading
Language:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Phonics,
Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Dyslexia

I have more than 25 years’ experience working with dyslexic and learning disabled students. My training includes a master’s degree in reading, language, and learning disabilities from Harvard Graduate School of Education, as well as training in the Wilson Reading System. I provide explicit and systematic reading instruction to help struggling learners become fluent, confident readers.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have more than 25 years’ experience teaching elementary age students in reading, written language, and math. I work with children of all ability levels to provide individualized instruction to improve their skills and confidence.

Phonics

I have trained in the Wilson Reading System and use research-based principles to teach phonics in a systematic, multisensory approach. My goal is to help students understand the structure of language so they can decode words to read fluently. My educational background includes a bachelor's degree in special education and a master's degree in reading, language, and learning disabilities.

Reading

I have been working with struggling readers for more than 25 years. My goal in tutoring is to provide individualized and systematic instruction to help my students become fluent and confident readers. My training includes a master’s degree in reading, language, and learning disabilities from Harvard Graduate School of Education, as well as training in the Wilson Reading System.

University of Michigan
Special Education
Harvard Graduate School of Education
MEd

Education

University of Michigan (Special Education)

Harvard Graduate School of Education (MEd)

Tutoring for Reading

My 3rd grade son really enjoys working with Amy. She's very calming and makes the session fun and interesting and he looks forward to it each week. He's progressing wonderfully and is feeling more confident every session!

— Kristin, Wrentham, MA on 11/17/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Amy will travel within 8 miles of Franklin, MA 02038.