Search

Leslie H.

Certified Dyslexia Practitioner Wilson Reading System

Certified Dyslexia Practitioner Wilson Reading System

$100/hour

About Leslie


Bio

I am a Certified Dyslexia Practitioner in the Wilson Reading System. I am also currently training for my Dyslexia Therapist Certification. The Wilson Reading System is an Orton-Gillingham based program proven to help struggling readers find success in reading. With this system, I have seen students find success and joy in learning. I've also been a certified teacher for over 11 years, and I try to make learning fun. Many of my students have trouble with attention, decoding, fluency and...

I am a Certified Dyslexia Practitioner in the Wilson Reading System. I am also currently training for my Dyslexia Therapist Certification. The Wilson Reading System is an Orton-Gillingham based program proven to help struggling readers find success in reading. With this system, I have seen students find success and joy in learning. I've also been a certified teacher for over 11 years, and I try to make learning fun. Many of my students have trouble with attention, decoding, fluency and comprehension. I work with each student and family to create a plan that works. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Education

Bates College, Lewiston, ME
Psychology
Lesley College
Masters

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $100
  • Travel policy: Within 5 miles of Gaithersburg, MD 20879
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/8/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Loading...

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat


Subjects

Business

Career Development,

Career Development

I worked as a Career Counselor at Florida International University for 2 years. I have also worked in the employment industry for over 5 years.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

At Florida International University I received a grant from Motorola for women in engineering and I worked with the students to improve their public speaking. As an English teacher I have also worked with my students for 11 years to improve their ability to speak in public.

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

I worked as a Career Counselor at Florida International University for 2 years. I have also worked in the employment industry for over 5 years.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I used to work as a teacher for the Berlitz School of Languages and I have worked with many ESOL students in my over 11 years as a classroom teacher. I enjoy making learning fun.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have been an English Teacher for more than 11 years. In addition, I am certified to teach English for 6 to 12 grades. I love teaching grammar and making it fun.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have worked as an independent proofreader for an author and playwrite.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

At Florida International University I received a grant from Motorola for women in engineering and I worked with the students to improve their public speaking. As an English teacher I have also worked with my students for 11 years to improve their ability to speak in public.

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

I have worked as an elementary and middle school teacher for 11 years. For the past two years we have implemented the Common Core curriculum.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified teacher for Elementary Education in Florida.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have been an English Teacher for more than 11 years. In addition, I am certified to teach English for 6 to 12 grades. I love teaching grammar and making it fun.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

I have worked with elementary school students in the classroom and as a tutor with students who have handwriting issues.
Phonics,

Phonics

I am certified as a Reading Teacher and I am currently getting my Level 1 Certification in the Wilson Language Program which is a program specifically designed to help students who are dyslexic. This program is rich in teaching phonemic awareness and phonics.
Reading,

Reading

I have worked as an Intensive Reading teacher in Middle School and I love to teach reading. I have also attended Wilson Training for students who struggle with phonics and decoding.
Spelling,

Spelling

I have been an English Teacher for more than 11 years. Spelling has been a part of that curriculum and I have tutored students who have difficulty spelling. In addition I am currently completing my Level 1 Certification in the Wilson Language Program and this program is specifically designed for students with dyslexia. This program has a component designed to help students with spelling issues.
Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have been an English Teacher for over 11 years and have worked with many students to learn test taking strategies to help them achieve their test taking goals.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have worked with many students to improve their test taking skills.
English,

English

I have certifications in English and Reading and I have an undergraduate degree in Psychology. I look forward to helping your daughter succeed.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I used to work as a teacher for the Berlitz School of Languages and I have worked with many ESOL students in my over 11 years as a classroom teacher. I enjoy making learning fun.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have been an English Teacher for more than 11 years. In addition, I am certified to teach English for 6 to 12 grades. I love teaching grammar and making it fun.
Literature,

Literature

I have been an English teacher for more than 11 years. In addition I am certified as a reading teacher for Kindergarten through 12th grades. I love to inspire students to fall in love with reading and literature. There is a book out there for everyone! It's just a matter of finding the right book and I believe that it is my calling to help people find the joy of reading.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have worked as an independent proofreader for an author and playwrite.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

At Florida International University I received a grant from Motorola for women in engineering and I worked with the students to improve their public speaking. As an English teacher I have also worked with my students for 11 years to improve their ability to speak in public.
Reading,

Reading

I have worked as an Intensive Reading teacher in Middle School and I love to teach reading. I have also attended Wilson Training for students who struggle with phonics and decoding.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I am a certified teacher in English and Reading and I have worked with many students to achieve test taking success.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have worked as a certified teacher in English and Reading for over 11 years. I have also worked with many students to improve their test taking skills.
Spelling,

Spelling

I have been an English Teacher for more than 11 years. Spelling has been a part of that curriculum and I have tutored students who have difficulty spelling. In addition I am currently completing my Level 1 Certification in the Wilson Language Program and this program is specifically designed for students with dyslexia. This program has a component designed to help students with spelling issues.
Writing,

Writing

I have worked with many students in my 11 years of teaching. My specialty is writing. I love to help students express themselves and gain confidence in this area.
Vocabulary

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified teacher for Elementary Education in Florida.
English,

English

I have certifications in English and Reading and I have an undergraduate degree in Psychology. I look forward to helping your daughter succeed.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I used to work as a teacher for the Berlitz School of Languages and I have worked with many ESOL students in my over 11 years as a classroom teacher. I enjoy making learning fun.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

I have worked with elementary school students in the classroom and as a tutor with students who have handwriting issues.
Reading,

Reading

I have worked as an Intensive Reading teacher in Middle School and I love to teach reading. I have also attended Wilson Training for students who struggle with phonics and decoding.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I am a certified teacher in English and Reading and I have worked with many students to achieve test taking success.
Spelling,

Spelling

I have been an English Teacher for more than 11 years. Spelling has been a part of that curriculum and I have tutored students who have difficulty spelling. In addition I am currently completing my Level 1 Certification in the Wilson Language Program and this program is specifically designed for students with dyslexia. This program has a component designed to help students with spelling issues.
Writing

Writing

I have worked with many students in my 11 years of teaching. My specialty is writing. I love to help students express themselves and gain confidence in this area.

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I used to work as a teacher for the Berlitz School of Languages and I have worked with many ESOL students in my over 11 years as a classroom teacher. I enjoy making learning fun.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified teacher for Elementary Education in Florida.
English,

English

I have certifications in English and Reading and I have an undergraduate degree in Psychology. I look forward to helping your daughter succeed.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I used to work as a teacher for the Berlitz School of Languages and I have worked with many ESOL students in my over 11 years as a classroom teacher. I enjoy making learning fun.
Reading,

Reading

I have worked as an Intensive Reading teacher in Middle School and I love to teach reading. I have also attended Wilson Training for students who struggle with phonics and decoding.
Writing

Writing

I have worked with many students in my 11 years of teaching. My specialty is writing. I love to help students express themselves and gain confidence in this area.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I used to work as a teacher for the Berlitz School of Languages and I have worked with many ESOL students in my over 11 years as a classroom teacher. I enjoy making learning fun.

Special Needs

Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

I have had training with the Wilson Institute for Dyslexia. I also worked for many years with struggling students as an Intensive Reading instructor and as an elementary school teacher.
Phonics

Phonics

I am certified as a Reading Teacher and I am currently getting my Level 1 Certification in the Wilson Language Program which is a program specifically designed to help students who are dyslexic. This program is rich in teaching phonemic awareness and phonics.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified teacher for Elementary Education in Florida.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I used to work as a teacher for the Berlitz School of Languages and I have worked with many ESOL students in my over 11 years as a classroom teacher. I enjoy making learning fun.
Reading,

Reading

I have worked as an Intensive Reading teacher in Middle School and I love to teach reading. I have also attended Wilson Training for students who struggle with phonics and decoding.
Writing

Writing

I have worked with many students in my 11 years of teaching. My specialty is writing. I love to help students express themselves and gain confidence in this area.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have been an English Teacher for over 11 years and have worked with many students to learn test taking strategies to help them achieve their test taking goals.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have worked with many students to improve their test taking skills.
Career Development,

Career Development

I worked as a Career Counselor at Florida International University for 2 years. I have also worked in the employment industry for over 5 years.
Common Core,

Common Core

I have worked as an elementary and middle school teacher for 11 years. For the past two years we have implemented the Common Core curriculum.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I am a certified teacher in English and Reading and I have worked with many students to achieve test taking success.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I have worked as a certified teacher in English and Reading for over 11 years. I have also worked with many students to improve their test taking skills.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (430 ratings)
5 star
(428)
4 star
(1)
3 star
(1)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(0)

Reviews

An amazing tutor!

My son worked with Leslie several months three times a week. Leslie is an experienced tutor. Her knowledge and patience are amazing. Her way to deal with my son was really professional, always good attitude, always doing the best. My boy is much more self confident in his reading now.

Katya, 58 lessons with Leslie

Dedicated Teacher

Ms. H is a very dedicated teacher and has taught my son multiple things from essay writing to vocabulary to grammar. Every week, my son learns more and more from her and he is now prepared for writing quizzes, reading comprehension and exams. Definitely, an awesome teacher if one is looking for help in writing and reading!

Yukuan, 23 lessons with Leslie

soup to nuts in a matter of sessions

Having one's writings exposed is daunting. However, Leslie helped me overcome that feeling of being "married" to my work. She is diligent, empathetic and pushes her students to come to a deeper understanding of literature and English.

Kimia, 24 lessons with Leslie

First tutor session was excellent!

My son had his first tutor session with Leslie and he really felt at ease with her positivity and encouragement. Leslie utilized part of the time testing Koen and the rest of the time playing a game and getting him more familiar with her.

Danene, 3 lessons with Leslie

Great First Session

This was our first session with Leslie. It went very well. She made my son feel very comfortable and provided both he and I some great feedback and encouragement. He is looking forward to his next session. Thank you, Leslie!

Susan, 32 lessons with Leslie

Uplifting and skilled tutor

Leslie is a very kind and uplifting tutor who is great at determining what my daughter needs to accomplish in order to work toward her writing goal. She provides very helpful and positive feedback.

Janet, 3 lessons with Leslie

Great tutor!

Leslie has been great with my daughter who was diagnosed with dyslexia. In the time that Leslie has been working with my daughter, I can already see the difference in her confidence and skill level. I am very happy to have found her!

Kennedy, 67 lessons with Leslie

The Perfect Tutor - Experienced, Intuitive, Kind, Patient, and Flexible

My daughter is 10 years old and has always struggled with reading. She has had a reading tutor since she was 6 years old, and has made some progress. However, when her teachers thought she should be doing much better given the reading intervention services she received at school, we decided to have her tested for a reading disability. She now has a clinical diagnoses of both ADHD and dyslexia. We decided we needed to try a more evidenced-based approach to helping our daughter with reading, and went searching for a tutor specifically trained to work with dyslexic students. We found exactly what we were hoping for.....Leslie! Leslie is a seasoned elementary school teacher with expert knowledge working with children that are bright and motivated but just need things explained in a different way in order to learn. Leslie is trained to use the Wilson Method of Decoding and Encoding (WADE) which is approved by the International Dyslexia Association. As my daughter goes through each step in the process, she is more and more confident in her ability to sound out words, her reading pace has increased significantly, and her reading comprehension is allowing her to be curious and thoughtful rather than frustrated and angry. Her teachers have noticed a big change as well. Leslie tailors the tutoring session to fit my daughter's needs and mood, and always makes the learning fun. My daughter is tutored three days a week and loves to go and learn. It is really amazing how much my daughter has blossomed in the last 6 months since she has been tutored by Leslie. The process is challenging for her, but she no longer gets frustrated when she doesn't get it the first time. She feels very comfortable with Leslie, who seems to know when to motivate and when to try a different approach. Leslie also keeps in touch with my daughter's teachers so that her tutoring complements what she is learning in the classroom. She is always looking for ways to keep her engaged and using all her senses to learn. Our daughter is so much happier. We truly feel blessed to have found Leslie!

Lisa, 338 lessons with Leslie
Contact Leslie

Response time: 7 minutes

$100/hour

Leslie H.

$100/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Leslie

Response time: 7 minutes