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Pamela P.

Saint Louis, MO

$35/hour

Patient, Effective Tutor Specializing in Reading and Language Arts

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 8/26/14
5.0 average from 64 ratings
I love Pam's positive reinforcement with my granddaughter!
— Julie, Eureka, MO on 8/9/16

$35/Hour


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University of Missouri - Columbia
Bachelor of Arts

Education

University of Missouri - Columbia (Bachelor of Arts)

About Pamela

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!
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,
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Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Saint Louis, MO 63123
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"I love Pam's positive reinforcement with my granddaughter!"

- Julie, Eureka, MO on 8/9/16

"Great teacher"

- Katie, Saint Louis, MO on 3/21/16

"Pam is a very knowledgeable and patient tutor."

- Jennifer, Saint Louis, MO on 6/3/15
English:
Reading,
Vocabulary
Language:
Reading
Special Needs:
Phonics,
Reading
Elementary Education:
Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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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

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.

University of Missouri - Columbia
Bachelor of Arts

Education

University of Missouri - Columbia (Bachelor of Arts)

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, Eureka, MO on 8/9/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Pamela will travel within 10 miles of Saint Louis, MO 63123.