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Beth S.

Reading and writing growth for all types of students

Reading and writing growth for all types of students

$65/hour

  • 133 hours tutoring

  • Worcester, MA 01606

About Beth


Bio

My favorite part of teaching has always been watching a student suddenly take off with a skill, sometimes after hours or weeks of slow progress. The joy and pride a child feels when they “get it,” when their hard work starts to pay off, is exciting and rewarding. The first part of my job as a tutor is to convince students that “Smart is not something you are. Smart is something you get.” Also known as a “growth mindset,” this belief can drive students to keep trying and keep working when...

My favorite part of teaching has always been watching a student suddenly take off with a skill, sometimes after hours or weeks of slow progress. The joy and pride a child feels when they “get it,” when their hard work starts to pay off, is exciting and rewarding. The first part of my job as a tutor is to convince students that “Smart is not something you are. Smart is something you get.” Also known as a “growth mindset,” this belief can drive students to keep trying and keep working when faced with a challenging task. My job is to set tasks that are just hard enough to meet a student where they are now and take them to the next level. I believe that if students get the right kind of instruction, and understand their role in improving their skills, they can learn almost anything!

I am currently a special education teacher teaching students with learning disabilities in grades K-8. I have worked with many different types of students, including honors students in high school, students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders.

I have training in Orton-Gillingham reading instruction, which is the underlying philosophy used by Wilson Reading, Fundations, and other recommended phonics interventions. I use an eclectic approach of strategies for reading instruction, with the goal of building on a student's knowledge and strengths, giving them a firm foundation of core skills and strategies, and growing their interest and confidence in reading and writing. I strive to bring fun and excitement to students' learning about reading, writing and literature.

I look forward to hearing you and discussing your reading and writing needs.


Education

Northeastern University
Psychology
Lesley University
Masters
Fitchburg State
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Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $100 for in-person / $65 for online
  • Travel policy: Within 1 miles of Worcester, MA 01606
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Elementary Education

Phonics,

Phonics

I am an Orton-Gillingham certified reading tutor. That means I am trained to teach phonics in an explicit systematic way. I use diagnostic teaching to determine what students know and build on it by teaching concepts in order. I make sure that students have mastered a concept before we move forward.
Reading,

Reading

I am an Orton-Gillingham certified reading tutor. I also have a master's degree in special education and am a licensed special ed teacher. I have worked with students from beginning readers through advanced high school students looking to develop their comprehension. I use informal assessments to target students' specific needs in the areas of phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. I use this information to develop a plan that means the student's specific needs.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I have a master's degree in special education. I am also a certified Orton-Gillingham reading tutor.
Grammar, Spelling

English

Reading,

Reading

I am an Orton-Gillingham certified reading tutor. I also have a master's degree in special education and am a licensed special ed teacher. I have worked with students from beginning readers through advanced high school students looking to develop their comprehension. I use informal assessments to target students' specific needs in the areas of phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. I use this information to develop a plan that means the student's specific needs.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I have a master's degree in special education. I am also a certified Orton-Gillingham reading tutor.
Writing,

Writing

I have a master's degree in special education and 15 years of experience teaching and tutoring writing, to students from elementary school into college.
Grammar, Literature, Spelling

Homeschool

Reading,

Reading

I am an Orton-Gillingham certified reading tutor. I also have a master's degree in special education and am a licensed special ed teacher. I have worked with students from beginning readers through advanced high school students looking to develop their comprehension. I use informal assessments to target students' specific needs in the areas of phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. I use this information to develop a plan that means the student's specific needs.
Writing,

Writing

I have a master's degree in special education and 15 years of experience teaching and tutoring writing, to students from elementary school into college.
Spelling

Most Popular

Reading,

Reading

I am an Orton-Gillingham certified reading tutor. I also have a master's degree in special education and am a licensed special ed teacher. I have worked with students from beginning readers through advanced high school students looking to develop their comprehension. I use informal assessments to target students' specific needs in the areas of phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. I use this information to develop a plan that means the student's specific needs.
Writing

Writing

I have a master's degree in special education and 15 years of experience teaching and tutoring writing, to students from elementary school into college.

Special Needs

Phonics,

Phonics

I am an Orton-Gillingham certified reading tutor. That means I am trained to teach phonics in an explicit systematic way. I use diagnostic teaching to determine what students know and build on it by teaching concepts in order. I make sure that students have mastered a concept before we move forward.
Special Needs

Special Needs

For over 15 years, I have worked with children with a wide range of special needs. I have a master's degree in special education, as well as certification in Orton-Gillingham, a multi-sensory reading approach. As a special education teacher for the last 10 years, I have taught children in elementary and middle school with developmental delays, specific learning disabilities (including dyslexia), autism spectrum disorders and ADHD.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

I am an Orton-Gillingham certified reading tutor. I also have a master's degree in special education and am a licensed special ed teacher. I have worked with students from beginning readers through advanced high school students looking to develop their comprehension. I use informal assessments to target students' specific needs in the areas of phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. I use this information to develop a plan that means the student's specific needs.
Writing

Writing

I have a master's degree in special education and 15 years of experience teaching and tutoring writing, to students from elementary school into college.

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Outstanding Reading Teacher

I'm so excited to have found Beth to work with my son. He is behind in reading and we will spend the month of August hoping to boost his skills before school starts. If things work out, we will continue during the school year to keep him practicing. Thanks Beth. Glad to have found you.

Abra, 28 lessons with Beth

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Beth has been professional and timely for every reading session with my daughter. She makes well use of every hour and my daughter enjoys her visits. It is early on but I’m hopeful the sessions will help with my daughter’s reading struggles.

Mary Ann, 29 lessons with Beth

Very friendly, able to work well with my shy at first daughter

Beth is teaching my younger daughter basic phonics to help her read and spell better. My younger daughter has many learning disabilities She is also teaching my older daughter how to write in cursive

Janine, 35 lessons with Beth
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$65/hour

Beth S.

$65/hour

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