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Beth R.

Engaging Tutor for Reading Comprehension and Writing Coach

Engaging Tutor for Reading Comprehension and Writing Coach

$75/hour

  • 24 hours tutoring

  • Gaithersburg, MD 20878

About Beth


Bio

Hello! I became a certified tutor through the McLean School’s Tutor Training Institute (Lower School). The McLean School is a private college preparatory school that serves traditional learners and those with mild to moderate learning differences. Through this year-long program, I developed new skills and expertise through seminars and hands-on experience grounded in current research and best practices in educational intervention. We used games and other creative multi-sensory learning...

Hello! I became a certified tutor through the McLean School’s Tutor Training Institute (Lower School). The McLean School is a private college preparatory school that serves traditional learners and those with mild to moderate learning differences. Through this year-long program, I developed new skills and expertise through seminars and hands-on experience grounded in current research and best practices in educational intervention. We used games and other creative multi-sensory learning approaches to assist students with reading (decoding), reading comprehension, and math. For several months, I worked groups of children and intensively with one third grader in reading comprehension, where the student achieved significant progress. It is clear to me that once you discover a child's unique learning style and personality, a whole world of learning can open up! I have a teenager daughter and am thus knowledgeable of current academic expectations in both private and public schools.

Other qualifications:

--Orton Gillingham trained (a phonics-based methodology, from the Institute for Multi-sensory Education), which is especially beneficial for teaching children with dyslexia and other reading disorders
--Many years of experience as a volunteer tutor in public and private schools and in a public housing setting, at the elementary and high school level
--Earned a B.A. in literature from Boston University
--Consultant writer and editor, with more than 25 years in the field (focusing on health, education, and children's welfare issues)


Education

Boston University
literature

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $75 for in-person / $75 for online
  • Rate details: If I am tutoring more than one child within a family AND you live within a 10 mile radius, I can adjust the rate downwards by $10 an hour for the second child.
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Gaithersburg, MD 20878
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/20/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

I have been a professional writer and editor for more than 25 years. I continue to assist high powered executives in consulting agencies, trade associations, and corporations, as well as individuals. I can simplify grammar in a way that makes sense to you, help you develop your voice, and coach you to become a better reviewer of your own writing. Let my methods work for you!
Proofreading

Proofreading

Need to learn the tricks of the trade in how to more efficiently and effectively proofread your work? I have more than 25 years of professional experience as a writer and editor and can help you polish your work and gain that extra advantage. We can work in person or online.

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutored children with dyslexia and other reading disorders as well as ADHD in public school and public housing settings. In addition, I have more than 25 years of experience as a professional writer and editor. My writing and editing expertise is in the fields of health, education, and children's welfare issues.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have been a professional writer and editor for more than 25 years. I continue to assist high powered executives in consulting agencies, trade associations, and corporations, as well as individuals. I can simplify grammar in a way that makes sense to you, help you develop your voice, and coach you to become a better reviewer of your own writing. Let my methods work for you!
Reading,

Reading

I have worked with students of all ages and abilities in phonics and reading comprehension. I have assisted individual students and groups in a private school third grade classroom. A significant part of the program included training with an internationally known educator on strategies that work. My goal is always to make reading fun and help my students become passionate about finding books that unlock new doors. I am trained in Orton Gillingham (a multisensory approach for teaching kids with dyslexia and other reading disorders), Rhyme to Read, and other well known strategies.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

Working with children of all ages, including my 15 year old who has struggled with reading and writing in the past, I have developed many strategies, based on the learning style of the child, to strengthen vocabulary. Online tools and print materials (roots and prefix study) are just a few ideas to help children expand vocabulary every day. Rounding out my tutoring experience, I have more than 25 years of experience as a professional writer and editor, helping adults in the corporate world polish presentations, proposals, speeches, reports, and training materials. Sentence by sentence, I ensure that the precise word is selected to fit the context, intent, and purpose of the publication.
Elementary Math, Phonics, Spelling, Study Skills

English

Grammar,

Grammar

I have been a professional writer and editor for more than 25 years. I continue to assist high powered executives in consulting agencies, trade associations, and corporations, as well as individuals. I can simplify grammar in a way that makes sense to you, help you develop your voice, and coach you to become a better reviewer of your own writing. Let my methods work for you!
Proofreading,

Proofreading

Need to learn the tricks of the trade in how to more efficiently and effectively proofread your work? I have more than 25 years of professional experience as a writer and editor and can help you polish your work and gain that extra advantage. We can work in person or online.
Reading,

Reading

I have worked with students of all ages and abilities in phonics and reading comprehension. I have assisted individual students and groups in a private school third grade classroom. A significant part of the program included training with an internationally known educator on strategies that work. My goal is always to make reading fun and help my students become passionate about finding books that unlock new doors. I am trained in Orton Gillingham (a multisensory approach for teaching kids with dyslexia and other reading disorders), Rhyme to Read, and other well known strategies.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

Working with children of all ages, including my 15 year old who has struggled with reading and writing in the past, I have developed many strategies, based on the learning style of the child, to strengthen vocabulary. Online tools and print materials (roots and prefix study) are just a few ideas to help children expand vocabulary every day. Rounding out my tutoring experience, I have more than 25 years of experience as a professional writer and editor, helping adults in the corporate world polish presentations, proposals, speeches, reports, and training materials. Sentence by sentence, I ensure that the precise word is selected to fit the context, intent, and purpose of the publication.
Writing,

Writing

I have a B.A. in literature and for more than 25 years, I have served as a consultant professional writer and editor for government agencies and private firms. I have also worked in a private school setting and in other tutoring situations where I have helped students with a variety of writing projects. I understand that facing a blank screen can be intimidating even for the most experienced writers. It doesn't have to be that way, though. The key to success in writing is thinking through your ideas, understanding your audience, organizing your thoughts well, and having a hook that captures the reader's interest.
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Literature, Spelling

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutored children with dyslexia and other reading disorders as well as ADHD in public school and public housing settings. In addition, I have more than 25 years of experience as a professional writer and editor. My writing and editing expertise is in the fields of health, education, and children's welfare issues.
Reading,

Reading

I have worked with students of all ages and abilities in phonics and reading comprehension. I have assisted individual students and groups in a private school third grade classroom. A significant part of the program included training with an internationally known educator on strategies that work. My goal is always to make reading fun and help my students become passionate about finding books that unlock new doors. I am trained in Orton Gillingham (a multisensory approach for teaching kids with dyslexia and other reading disorders), Rhyme to Read, and other well known strategies.
Writing,

Writing

I have a B.A. in literature and for more than 25 years, I have served as a consultant professional writer and editor for government agencies and private firms. I have also worked in a private school setting and in other tutoring situations where I have helped students with a variety of writing projects. I understand that facing a blank screen can be intimidating even for the most experienced writers. It doesn't have to be that way, though. The key to success in writing is thinking through your ideas, understanding your audience, organizing your thoughts well, and having a hook that captures the reader's interest.
English, Spelling, Study Skills

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutored children with dyslexia and other reading disorders as well as ADHD in public school and public housing settings. In addition, I have more than 25 years of experience as a professional writer and editor. My writing and editing expertise is in the fields of health, education, and children's welfare issues.
Reading,

Reading

I have worked with students of all ages and abilities in phonics and reading comprehension. I have assisted individual students and groups in a private school third grade classroom. A significant part of the program included training with an internationally known educator on strategies that work. My goal is always to make reading fun and help my students become passionate about finding books that unlock new doors. I am trained in Orton Gillingham (a multisensory approach for teaching kids with dyslexia and other reading disorders), Rhyme to Read, and other well known strategies.
Writing,

Writing

I have a B.A. in literature and for more than 25 years, I have served as a consultant professional writer and editor for government agencies and private firms. I have also worked in a private school setting and in other tutoring situations where I have helped students with a variety of writing projects. I understand that facing a blank screen can be intimidating even for the most experienced writers. It doesn't have to be that way, though. The key to success in writing is thinking through your ideas, understanding your audience, organizing your thoughts well, and having a hook that captures the reader's interest.
English, Study Skills

Other

Study Skills

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I have worked with many students who have ADHD at the McLean School and have coached a family member who has ADHD. I have found that many kids with ADHD prefer hands-on learning. The hands-on methods I used to teach reading and writing lead to better engagement in the learning process. Teaching methods will adapt to the learning style of the student (visual, kinesthetic, tactile, and auditory) and address their specific challenges. Story maps and other pre-writing templates can make the writing process easier; audiorecordings and scribing can also assist with holding on to and expanding upon ideas. To address reading comprehension, artistic and visual children often enjoy drawing to visualize and maintain the main ideas in a story. Children with strong kinesthetic skills often enjoy acting out fiction and summarizing the main ideas. I can work with children in a variety of creative ways to enhance their learning and make it fun! Many kids with ADHD also have difficulties with executive functioning (initiating, planning, organizing, and following through with their work requirements). I can assist with systems for making these processes easier. Orton Gillingham trained.
Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

I received a certificate for completing Orton Gillingham training, which is a multi-sensory proven approach to teaching children how to read. I tutored for one year in a private elementary school. In addition to this instruction, I received intensive weekly tutor training from the Head of the Lower School. Through these seminars, I learned additional evidence-based strategies for teaching reading, such as Rhyme to Read.
Phonics, Study Skills

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutored children with dyslexia and other reading disorders as well as ADHD in public school and public housing settings. In addition, I have more than 25 years of experience as a professional writer and editor. My writing and editing expertise is in the fields of health, education, and children's welfare issues.
Reading,

Reading

I have worked with students of all ages and abilities in phonics and reading comprehension. I have assisted individual students and groups in a private school third grade classroom. A significant part of the program included training with an internationally known educator on strategies that work. My goal is always to make reading fun and help my students become passionate about finding books that unlock new doors. I am trained in Orton Gillingham (a multisensory approach for teaching kids with dyslexia and other reading disorders), Rhyme to Read, and other well known strategies.
Writing,

Writing

I have a B.A. in literature and for more than 25 years, I have served as a consultant professional writer and editor for government agencies and private firms. I have also worked in a private school setting and in other tutoring situations where I have helped students with a variety of writing projects. I understand that facing a blank screen can be intimidating even for the most experienced writers. It doesn't have to be that way, though. The key to success in writing is thinking through your ideas, understanding your audience, organizing your thoughts well, and having a hook that captures the reader's interest.
Study Skills

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Reading, PSAT, SSAT

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highly recommended

Beth was a great tutor for my son. When he started he was having a lot of difficulty with decoding and was well below grade level. He’s now reading with greater ease and confidence. Five stars for Beth!

Lucas, 8 lessons with Beth
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