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Ann G.

Mechanicsville, MD

$30/hour

Not Your Grandma's Tutor for Elementary Reading, Phonics, and Math

In-person lessons
1000+ Hours
5.0 average from 333 ratings
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— Christian, Great Mills, MD on 2/26/15

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College of Southern Maryland
Bob Jones University
Other

Education

College of Southern Maryland

Bob Jones University (Other)

About Ann

I have worked as a Kindergarten teacher for 3 years. The curriculum included teaching alphabet recognition and writing, numbers 1-20 recognition and writing, phonics and reading simple books. When my children reached school age I was very active in helping them with their schoolwork as well as helping in the classroom. I worked with their teachers in creating classroom teaching aids, correcting papers, and working with small groups of students who needed extra reinforcement in reading, phonics, and math. I began tutoring again when my grandsons needed extra help with reading, phonics, and math. I worked with the teachers at Dynard Elementary School in St. Mary's county who provided me with lots of help and resources. I am proud to say my grandsons are now reading well above grade level. I also work as a substitute teacher in the lower elementary grades at Grace Christian Academy.

I really enjoy working one-on-one with students. We work as a team to build on their strengths and overcome their weaknesses. I believe learning should be fun and interesting. I try to make each lesson something the student will look forward to instead of dread. I use flashcards, worksheets, games and interesting books to capture and keep my students' interest. I start with the simple basics to instill confidence and then introduce harder material to keep them moving forward. I ask my students to always try their best and use simple rewards to encourage their efforts.
I have worked as a Kindergarten teacher for 3 years. The curriculum included teaching alphabet recognition and writing, numbers 1-20 recognition and writing, phonics and reading simple books. When my children reached school age I was very active in helping them with their schoolwork as well as helping in the classroom. I worked with their teachers Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Mechanicsville, MD 20659
In-person lessons

"Great Tutor"

- Christian, Great Mills, MD on 2/26/15

"Kind & Caring but gets the job done!!"

- Heather, Mechanicsville, MD on 5/2/17

"Ann is wonderful."

- Terry, Clearfield, PA on 10/3/16

"Very Efficient and Encouraging"

- Jennifer, Beckley, WV on 5/13/16

"Great Tutor"

- Christina, Mechanicsville, MD on 5/12/16

"Wide-embracing penetrating approach with great patience and love"

- Anya, Lafayette, CA on 4/14/16

"Mrs. Ann is great with my 11 year old"

- Matthew, Lusby, MD on 2/25/16

"Awesome. With young children"

- Lisa, Mechanicsville, MD on 6/24/15

"Patient Tutor"

- Jean, Waldorf, MD on 10/11/13

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Lakisha, Brandywine, MD on 7/25/13

"Very Patient"

- Laura, Mechanicsville, MD on 4/27/12
English:
Reading
Language:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Phonics,
Reading

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Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have had experience teaching simple addition and subtraction and simple multiplication. I have taught students how to write their letters and numbers. I have taught phonics and reading and have had great success in bringing students who are behind up to and beyond grade level.

Phonics

I teach the ABeka phonics charts to kindergarten and first and second grade students. I teach the sounds of the letters of the alphabet as well as blends, digraphs, and diphthongs using workbooks, games, and flash cards. The student and I work as a team to overcome the difficulties and reach new goals. I use a simple reward system as encouragement and it has worked well.

Reading

I use the phonetic approach to reading. We learn the sounds of the alphabet as well as blends, dipthongs, and diagraphs.
I also teach the most common sight words. I also teach word families. This shows the student that by changing one or two
letters they can read and know many more words.
Since I believe children learn better when the work is fun I use games to reinforce the words we are learning. I start below the student's reading level with easier books to instill confidence in the student and then gradually increase the difficulty level to keep them challenged. I also use simple rewards when I feel a student has tried very hard.

College of Southern Maryland
Bob Jones University
Other

Education

College of Southern Maryland

Bob Jones University (Other)

Great Tutor

Miss Ann is a lovely lady, she promotes learning by rewarding my son if he has achieved the day's goals. She has a lot of patience as well and I can see the improvements that my son has made. I'm deeply grateful and I would recommend her to anybody.

— Christian, Great Mills, MD on 2/26/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ann will travel within 30 miles of Mechanicsville, MD 20659.