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Kim H.

Smithville, MO

$35/hour

Reading Specialist

In-person lessons

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Missouri Western State University and Emporia State University
Education
St. Mary's University
Other
+29 hours
Graduate Coursework

Education

Missouri Western State University and Emporia State University (Education)

St. Mary's University (Other)

+29 hours (Graduate Coursework)

About Kim

I have always remarked that when I stop caring, I will stop teaching, because my belief is that the teacher must believe in the student in order for the student to believe in the teacher.

I began teaching as a second career. I was offered a position to begin a program called "Guided Reading". I was hooked! I taught reading K-5 for five years before going into a classroom. Reading is my passion and my purpose. Without reading, life becomes too difficult. I have tutored several students in the past that made leaps and bounds in their reading. Recently I tutored a child where no English was spoken in the home. At Christmas he was in first grade reading on an E level (which is the start of first grade). By the end of April (two sessions a week), he was where he should be, at level J. Having said this, I am able to tutor in other elementary areas, as I am a fifth grade teacher, but Reading is my specialty. I work on Fluency Words, Phonics, Comprehension and Fluency in Reading.

If I am lucky enough to meet you and your student, I will not charge you for our first 30 minute meeting. If I am then chosen to tutor for you and your student I would please ask that if something arises that you cancel within two hours of our session. I also would prefer to tutor at a library or other quiet public place (at least until we know each other fully).

I look forward to meeting you and your student and cannot wait to make a difference in your student's Reading Level!
I have always remarked that when I stop caring, I will stop teaching, because my belief is that the teacher must believe in the student in order for the student to believe in the teacher.

I began teaching as a second career. I was offered a position to begin a program called "Guided
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Smithville, MO 64089
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Vocabulary
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

First and foremost, I raised two boys, one that was diagnosed with ADHD and ADD, and another that was ADD. I have also been an elementary teacher for 15 years and have had several students in my classroom that needed modifications. I have worked with physicians and parents in this area.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am currently a fifth grade teacher. I have taught K-5 Reading in adidition to first, second and a first/second split.

Handwriting

Being a teacher I have had many students with trouble in this area. Some were physical issues, some were behavior. I have many materials.

Phonics

Teaching 15 years, with five as a Reading teacher, phonics is a huge piece of Reading. I have tons of material in this area.

Missouri Western State University and Emporia State University
Education
St. Mary's University
Other
+29 hours
Graduate Coursework

Education

Missouri Western State University and Emporia State University (Education)

St. Mary's University (Other)

+29 hours (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kim will travel within 30 miles of Smithville, MO 64089.