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Michelle Y.

Charlotte, MI

$40/hour

Enthusiastic Teacher effective at providing quality instruction!

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Western Michigan University
Elementary Education
University of Portland
Master's

Education

Western Michigan University (Elementary Education)

University of Portland (Master's)

About Michelle

I possess more than 20 years of progressive experience in the educational field. My professional history includes positions such as Student Support Specialist in both K-5 and K-3 elementary schools as well as various classroom and administrative positions. I am a differentiation instructional specialist as well as a dynamic energized educator.

In my current position I tutor children individually and in small groups to help them with difficult subjects. I encourage students to persevere with challenging tasks. I conduct small group and individual classroom activities based on differentiated learning needs.

As the primary Student Support teacher in a K-3 building I am the "go-to" educator when teachers, parents and administrators have questions about Literacy. I have helped hundreds of students learn to read and become grade level readers. I am a certified Reading Recovery trained teacher as well as adept at using Basal Reading programs to meet varying student needs.

I understand the phonics continuum and know how to teach phonics skills to developing readers in a way that makes sense to students.

My more than 20 years in the field of education as well as my vast experience of a successful Student Support Teacher have given me the necessary tools to be a successful tutor. I understand how children learn and am very adept at individualizing teaching to meet the specific needs of learners.

I am looking forward to becoming a part of your child's educational team. I firmly believe that we can work together to help your child grow as a learner. Please contact me to schedule your first lesson.
I possess more than 20 years of progressive experience in the educational field. My professional history includes positions such as Student Support Specialist in both K-5 and K-3 elementary schools as well as various classroom and administrative positions. I am a differentiation Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 35 miles of Charlotte, MI 48813
In-person lessons
English:
Reading, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Phonics

I am currently the Student Support Teacher in a K-3 elementary school. Daily I teach phonics skills to students who are struggling to read grade level text. I am versed at using resources such as basal remedial materials, supplemental phonics materials as well as resources from my Reading Recovery training.

Study Skills

I am very adept at breaking the larger learning goal in to attainable specific steps to help students learn needed material. I use a variety of methods (tactile, visual, auditory, movement) to individualize instruction.

Western Michigan University
Elementary Education
University of Portland
Master's

Education

Western Michigan University (Elementary Education)

University of Portland (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michelle will travel within 35 miles of Charlotte, MI 48813.