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Cindy W.

Apex, NC

$45/hour

Orton Gillingham Tutor Specializing in Reading and Spelling

Background check passed as of 5/17/15
5.0 average from 18 ratings

$45/Hour


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UNC Chapel Hill
B.A., Psychology
UNC Chapel Hill
MEd

Education

UNC Chapel Hill (B.A., Psychology)

UNC Chapel Hill (MEd)

About Cindy

I have a true passion for teaching! I have a master's degree in Special Education with a certification in Learning Disabilities. I am trained in the Orton Gillingham method as well as the Institute for Excellence in Writing program. I have 20+ years of teaching experience and have had the opportunity to teach at all grade levels, K-12. I have been teaching in educational coops for the past 15 years, and truly enjoy working with and interacting with students. It is very gratifying to me to be able to help a student who is struggling and needs some extra assistance.

I started tutoring years ago when I was working at Durham Academy at the Hill Learning Center. I love the unique opportunity that one-on-one tutoring allows. It is very rewarding to be able to tailor my instruction to the specific needs of the individual and see the fast, positive results. Through the years, many of my students and their parents have told me how much my tutoring and instruction helped them. This is the greatest reward for me! I look forward to helping you succeed in your educational endeavors!

I am trained in the Orton Gillingham method for reading and spelling instruction. I taught my own children to read and spell using this method. I have taught writing classes at all levels, including English composition at the high school level. Teaching anything in Language Arts is second nature to me. My high school literature classes were particularly popular and fun! I love teaching children to read, and I have a passion for teaching high school writing and literature-- and all the ages in between. English instruction is my sweet spot.

I am familiar with all the Common Core requirements in grades K-6 and Literature and Composition for middle school and high school.

Honestly, I don't think there is anything for elementary students that I have not taught. I have taught numerous classes in educational coops for elementary-age children. I am extensively trained to teach reading, written language and math in this age group. I absolutely love seeing a child blossom educationally at this age. I know how to be firm and consistent, while still being nurturing, fun and encouraging. This is key for this age group.

I have a master's degree in Special Education with a certification in learning disabilities. I am trained in the Orton Gillingham method for reading and spelling instruction. This method is a step-by-step program for mastery and retention. I have worked with many children with ADD/ADHD as well as those with dyslexia and the need for specific phonic instruction.

I have taught World History, American History and European History at the middle school and high school level. I find history fascinating and try to make it interesting rather than simply a list of dates and facts. Class discussion and debates are helpful in encouraging the student to analyze and learn from history.

I am grateful for the opportunity to work with you and help you succeed in your educational pursuits. If you are struggling, know there is an answer and hope. I look forward to being there to help you move forward. Contact me to set up a time to get started.
I have a true passion for teaching! I have a master's degree in Special Education with a certification in Learning Disabilities. I am trained in the Orton Gillingham method as well as the Institute for Excellence in Read more

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Cancellation
2 hours notice required

Rate may vary depending on subjects needed.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Apex, NC 27523
Background Check: Passed
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Dyslexia,
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ADD/ADHD

I have a master's in Special Education with a certification in learning disabilities. I worked at the Hill Learning Center at Durham Academy and taught many children with ADD/ADHD. I am trained in techniques and methods for working with students with these diagnoses.

Dyslexia

I have a master's in Special Education with a certification in Learning Disabilities. I am trained in the Orton Gillingham method for reading and writing instruction. I taught at the Hill Learning Center at Durham Academy.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught for 15+ years in grades K-6. I have taught multiple subjects to this age group in educational coops. I have a lot of experience with teaching children in this age group.

Handwriting

I have worked with many students in learning handwriting. I am particularly experienced with children who are having difficulty with handwriting and have used several curriculum for handwriting, including Handwriting Without Tears. I have had the opportunity to help numerous students improve their skills in handwriting.

Phonics

I have a master's in Special Education with a certification in Learning Disabilities. I have been trained in the Orton Gillingham method for reading and spelling instruction. I worked for 5 years at the Hill Learning Center at Durham Academy.

UNC Chapel Hill
B.A., Psychology
UNC Chapel Hill
MEd

Education

UNC Chapel Hill (B.A., Psychology)

UNC Chapel Hill (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Rate may vary depending on subjects needed.

Travel policy

Cindy will travel within 20 miles of Apex, NC 27523.