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Laura K.

Papillion, NE

$40/hour

English, Reading, Writing & Orton Gillingham Approach for Dyslexia

In-person lessons

$40/Hour


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About Laura

I have a MA in Speech Communication from the University of Alabama and I have been teaching students for 26 years. My teaching career began as a public speaking instructor at our local college. I gained additional teaching experience as I homeschooled my five children. As I began to teach my oldest child, I learned she had learning differences and, eventually, discovered she and all her siblings have learning differences rooted in dyslexia. I realized I needed specific training to teach students with these learning differences. After extensive research, I found that the Orton-Gillingham approach to reading instruction is the gold standard for teaching students with dyslexic tendencies or any struggling reader. My training in the Orton-Gillingham approach allows me to teach my students with a diagnostic-prescriptive approach so that they can receive the lesson that's best for them. Two of my children are now successful college students. I continue to teach my other children and they are making great progress toward their educational goals. And they love to read and learn new things which makes me very happy as a teacher.

Whether it's learning to read a chapter book, writing a speech, delivering a speech, or anything in between, I want students to be successful in their educational goals. I want them enjoy the process of learning so that they will become or always be lifelong learners. I am patient and persistent with all students. I know the struggles that dyslexic students face as I've walked with my own children through that journey. As a public speaking teacher, I know the fear so many people experience at the thought of delivering a speech. I can provide students with guidance, feedback, and encouragement as they successfully present themselves and their subject to any audience. I have flexibility with my schedule and can meet at a place that's convenient to you or, in some cases, can travel to you. My rate is $35/hr with a reduced rate for online tutoring. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you meet your goals.
I have a MA in Speech Communication from the University of Alabama and I have been teaching students for 26 years. My teaching career began as a public speaking instructor at our local college. I gained additional Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Papillion, NE 68133
In-person lessons
English:
English, Public Speaking,
Reading,
Writing
Special Needs:
Dyslexia,
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Phonics,
Reading
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Dyslexia

I have completed the Orton-Gillingham Associate level coursework in the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practioners and Educators. I am being mentored by a Fellow in the Academy as I complete all the requirements for the Associate level of membership. I have extensive experience teaching reading and writing to students with dyslexia and/or other learning differences.

Phonics

I have completed the Orton-Gillingham Associate level coursework in the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practioners and Educators. I am being mentored by a Fellow in the Academy as I complete all the requirements for the Associate level of membership. I have extensive experience with teaching phonics to students of varying ages and language needs.

Public Speaking

I have a MA in Speech Communication from the University of Alabama. My degree includes 18 graduate hours in speech. I was a full time instructor at community colleges and a private university.

Reading

I have 14 years of experience in reading instruction. I completed coursework in the Orton-Gillingham approach to reading instruction. I also hold an MA in speech communication.

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Laura will travel within 20 miles of Papillion, NE 68133.