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Granite State College (Behavioral Studies)
Plymouth State University (Graduate Coursework)
I am passionate about reading. Proficient reading skills are essential for a strong foundation for children's success in school. I am an Orton-Gillingham trained teacher. The Orton-Gillingham multi-sensory approach to reading and writing has proven successful for decades in teaching struggling and dyslexic readers. Being a New Hampshire certified elementary school teacher, I have used this intensive, sequential, phonics-based system in teaching small groups and one on one tutoring. I have tutored privately for five years. I have worked with struggling readers, bringing them to a level where they have graduated from their IEP's in reading. What a thrill it is to see the change in a students abilities and confidence to go from hating to read to loving it! If your child is one who hates to read because it is so difficult, tutoring for one hour a day, two to three days a week can make a huge difference in his or her attitude and success in school. A tutoring session would work sequentially through the phonemes and phonics rules, working from simple to more complex reading and writing skills following the Orton-Gillingham scope and sequence. I tutor in my home or yours for one hour a day, two or three days a week. I help students with reading assignments from school class and spelling tests. I can help your struggling reader be successful and become a child who can't put a book down. I am passionate about reading. Proficient reading skills are essential for a strong foundation for children's success in school. I am an Orton-Gillingham trained teacher. The Orton-Gillingham multi-sensory approach to reading and … Read more
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I am an experienced and professional Elementary School teacher skilled in classroom organization, lesson planning, use of technology, and differentiating instruction based on students’ learning needs and styles. I am a dedicated educator with a solid commitment to the social and academic success of every student. I have excellent interpersonal and communication skills to foster meaningful relationships with students, parents, and colleagues.
Qualifications and Professional Development:
-New Hampshire Teaching Certificate K-8.
-Orton-Gillingham reading method; whole class and small group instruction
-Private reading tutor.
-Three year Science4All professional development in UDL (Universal Design for Learning).
-Responsive Classroom and Bullying Prevention.
-Technology training for SMARTboards, iPads and various websites including TaskStream, Moodle, Gizmos, etc.
I have completed 60 hours of required training to be an Orton-Gillingham trained instructor from an Orton-Gillingham fellow. I am New Hampshire certified k-8 teacher. I have taught second grade for six years, teaching reading using the Orton-Gillingham method in small group instruction. I have privately tutored one on one for five years.
I have been playing the piano for over 40 years and have played the organ for my church congregation for over 30 years. I have been a private piano instructor for about 25 years having taught around 50 students. I currently teach in my home or will travel to a student's home. I teach using the John Thompson series, Alfred Schaum and many other methods. I take beginners to advanced, young children - age 8 is a good age to begin, to adult. Many of my former students have gone on to make music a career pursuit.