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Pamela P.

Patient, Effective Tutor Specializing in Reading and Language Arts

Patient, Effective Tutor Specializing in Reading and Language Arts

$35/hour

  • 152 hours tutoring

  • Saint Louis, MO 63123

About Pamela


Bio

Hello! I specialize in tutoring Reading and Language Arts. I received my B.A. degree from the University of Missouri.

My early coursework in college included classes in education, teaching strategies, and the many ways children learn. My Speech Pathology minor gave me a solid background in phonemes, which prompted me to study phonics, and finally reading techniques. I have studied both phonetic and whole language approaches to reading instruction, and I integrate both of these when I...

Hello! I specialize in tutoring Reading and Language Arts. I received my B.A. degree from the University of Missouri.

My early coursework in college included classes in education, teaching strategies, and the many ways children learn. My Speech Pathology minor gave me a solid background in phonemes, which prompted me to study phonics, and finally reading techniques. I have studied both phonetic and whole language approaches to reading instruction, and I integrate both of these when I teach. Phonics, however is the foundation for reading, and my program utilizes a research based phonics program.

In addition to my college instruction, I studied the Professional Teaching Knowledge and English/Language Arts portions of the ABCTE (American Board for Teaching Excellence) program and hold a certificate to Substitute Teach in Missouri.

I love teaching, I love kids, and my goal is to determine the unique needs of each student, without making the process overwhelming. My knowledge of learning disabilities is extremely strong. I have worked mainly with elementary and middle school students but would feel comfortable teaching Reading or Language Arts to students of any age.

I look forward to talking with you!


Education

University of Missouri - Columbia
Bachelor of Arts

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $35
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Saint Louis, MO 63123
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/26/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Phonics,

Phonics

I studied phonemes (the distinct units of sound that distinguish one word from another) during my study in Speech Pathology, which was my minor in college. This was the beginning of my love for the study of reading education. I continued supplementing my knowledge of phonics through individual programs. I teach phonics using a research based, systematic, multisensory approach, which is effective for a wide variety of reading problems, including dyslexia. This method has been very successful for my students, (most of whom have reading disabilities and/or dyslexia), resulting in improved decoding, fluency, and comprehension. Many students with reading difficulties suffer from gaps in their phonics knowledge. They subsequently read less, which impedes their proficiency even more. This becomes a cycle that, without help, will continue to interfere with reading and school success. Using a phonics based program tailored to each individual student, I have seen my students gain confidence and greatly improve their reading skills, which is extremely rewarding for me. Phonics are the building blocks and the foundation for strong reading.
Reading,

Reading

I have studied both phonetic and whole language approaches to reading instruction, and I integrate both of these when I teach. I strongly believe, however, that phonics are the building blocks and the foundation for reading. Teaching kids to read better is my passion. I studied phonemes (the distinct units of sound that distinguish one word from another), during my study in Speech Pathology, which was my minor in college. This was the beginning of my love for the study of reading education. I then continued with an intensive study of several phonics programs that have been shown, via research, to increase reading proficiency. I teach phonics using a research based, systematic, multisensory approach, which is effective for a wide variety of reading problems, including dyslexia. This method has been very successful for my students, (most of whom have reading disabilities and/or dyslexia), resulting in improved decoding, fluency, and comprehension. Many students with reading difficulties suffer from gaps in their phonics knowledge. They subsequently read less, which impedes their proficiency even more. This becomes a cycle that, without help, will continue to interfere with reading and school success. Using a phonics based program, tailored to each individual student, I have seen my students gain confidence and greatly improve their reading skills, which is extremely rewarding for me.
Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Reading,

Reading

I have studied both phonetic and whole language approaches to reading instruction, and I integrate both of these when I teach. I strongly believe, however, that phonics are the building blocks and the foundation for reading. Teaching kids to read better is my passion. I studied phonemes (the distinct units of sound that distinguish one word from another), during my study in Speech Pathology, which was my minor in college. This was the beginning of my love for the study of reading education. I then continued with an intensive study of several phonics programs that have been shown, via research, to increase reading proficiency. I teach phonics using a research based, systematic, multisensory approach, which is effective for a wide variety of reading problems, including dyslexia. This method has been very successful for my students, (most of whom have reading disabilities and/or dyslexia), resulting in improved decoding, fluency, and comprehension. Many students with reading difficulties suffer from gaps in their phonics knowledge. They subsequently read less, which impedes their proficiency even more. This becomes a cycle that, without help, will continue to interfere with reading and school success. Using a phonics based program, tailored to each individual student, I have seen my students gain confidence and greatly improve their reading skills, which is extremely rewarding for me.
Spelling, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Reading,

Reading

I have studied both phonetic and whole language approaches to reading instruction, and I integrate both of these when I teach. I strongly believe, however, that phonics are the building blocks and the foundation for reading. Teaching kids to read better is my passion. I studied phonemes (the distinct units of sound that distinguish one word from another), during my study in Speech Pathology, which was my minor in college. This was the beginning of my love for the study of reading education. I then continued with an intensive study of several phonics programs that have been shown, via research, to increase reading proficiency. I teach phonics using a research based, systematic, multisensory approach, which is effective for a wide variety of reading problems, including dyslexia. This method has been very successful for my students, (most of whom have reading disabilities and/or dyslexia), resulting in improved decoding, fluency, and comprehension. Many students with reading difficulties suffer from gaps in their phonics knowledge. They subsequently read less, which impedes their proficiency even more. This becomes a cycle that, without help, will continue to interfere with reading and school success. Using a phonics based program, tailored to each individual student, I have seen my students gain confidence and greatly improve their reading skills, which is extremely rewarding for me.
Spelling

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Reading

Reading

I have studied both phonetic and whole language approaches to reading instruction, and I integrate both of these when I teach. I strongly believe, however, that phonics are the building blocks and the foundation for reading. Teaching kids to read better is my passion. I studied phonemes (the distinct units of sound that distinguish one word from another), during my study in Speech Pathology, which was my minor in college. This was the beginning of my love for the study of reading education. I then continued with an intensive study of several phonics programs that have been shown, via research, to increase reading proficiency. I teach phonics using a research based, systematic, multisensory approach, which is effective for a wide variety of reading problems, including dyslexia. This method has been very successful for my students, (most of whom have reading disabilities and/or dyslexia), resulting in improved decoding, fluency, and comprehension. Many students with reading difficulties suffer from gaps in their phonics knowledge. They subsequently read less, which impedes their proficiency even more. This becomes a cycle that, without help, will continue to interfere with reading and school success. Using a phonics based program, tailored to each individual student, I have seen my students gain confidence and greatly improve their reading skills, which is extremely rewarding for me.

Special Needs

Phonics

Phonics

I studied phonemes (the distinct units of sound that distinguish one word from another) during my study in Speech Pathology, which was my minor in college. This was the beginning of my love for the study of reading education. I continued supplementing my knowledge of phonics through individual programs. I teach phonics using a research based, systematic, multisensory approach, which is effective for a wide variety of reading problems, including dyslexia. This method has been very successful for my students, (most of whom have reading disabilities and/or dyslexia), resulting in improved decoding, fluency, and comprehension. Many students with reading difficulties suffer from gaps in their phonics knowledge. They subsequently read less, which impedes their proficiency even more. This becomes a cycle that, without help, will continue to interfere with reading and school success. Using a phonics based program tailored to each individual student, I have seen my students gain confidence and greatly improve their reading skills, which is extremely rewarding for me. Phonics are the building blocks and the foundation for strong reading.

Summer

Reading

Reading

I have studied both phonetic and whole language approaches to reading instruction, and I integrate both of these when I teach. I strongly believe, however, that phonics are the building blocks and the foundation for reading. Teaching kids to read better is my passion. I studied phonemes (the distinct units of sound that distinguish one word from another), during my study in Speech Pathology, which was my minor in college. This was the beginning of my love for the study of reading education. I then continued with an intensive study of several phonics programs that have been shown, via research, to increase reading proficiency. I teach phonics using a research based, systematic, multisensory approach, which is effective for a wide variety of reading problems, including dyslexia. This method has been very successful for my students, (most of whom have reading disabilities and/or dyslexia), resulting in improved decoding, fluency, and comprehension. Many students with reading difficulties suffer from gaps in their phonics knowledge. They subsequently read less, which impedes their proficiency even more. This becomes a cycle that, without help, will continue to interfere with reading and school success. Using a phonics based program, tailored to each individual student, I have seen my students gain confidence and greatly improve their reading skills, which is extremely rewarding for me.

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I love Pam's positive reinforcement with my granddaughter!

My granddaughter is feeling so positive about her reading skills that I know she will have the confidence when she starts the new school year! Pam is great to work with and has made such an impact on Kailey's confidence! We will be continuing our lessons for sure!

Julie, 6 lessons with Pamela

Great teacher

Thank you. Just had my son's parent teacher conference and his teacher noticed how much he has improved. Thank you for all your help.

Katie, 36 lessons with Pamela

Pam is a very knowledgeable and patient tutor.

Pam focuses on the positive. My son is getting reading help and I hear her compliment him on the skills he is good at. He really likes her and responds well to her. We've only had a couple of lessons, but I am already confident in choosing Pam for a reading tutor.

Jennifer, 12 lessons with Pamela

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