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Lara D.

Moonachie, NJ

$60/hour

ESL & Orton-Gillingham Certified Tutor

5.0 average from 3 ratings

$60/Hour


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BA, University of Colorado Boulder
Spanish
Rowan University
MEd

Education

BA, University of Colorado Boulder (Spanish)

Rowan University (MEd)

About Lara

I am an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher and have experience working with elementary, middle, high school, and adult English language learners. I have a standard NJ teaching certificate and three years of experience teaching in NJ public schools. In addition, I have completed a master's degree in Teacher Leadership in the content area of ESL. In July 2016, I also completed the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education's Orton-Gillingham's Comprehensive Certification, which included 75 hours of Orton-Gillingham training and a supervised practicum. I received a final overall certification rating of "highly effective" upon completion of my practicum. I provide tutoring services for both English language learners and native English speaking students struggling in the areas of reading, writing, and spelling.

Orton-Gillingham Tutoring:
The Orton-Gillingham approach is characterized by sequential, explicit, cumulative instruction to help students improve phonemic awareness and phonics skills as well as vocabulary knowledge, reading fluency, and comprehension. Although the Orton-Gillingham approach was originally developed to teach individuals with dyslexia, research demonstrates that the program is applicable to all learners. I provide Orton-Gillingham tutoring in-person for students in elementary and middle school. Prior to beginning instruction, I administer a pre-assessment in order to assess a student's learning needs and design objectives for our tutoring sessions.

ESL Tutoring:
Instruction for English language learners includes a focus on building English language skills in all four domains: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. I provide ESL tutoring in-person and online.

As a tutor, I strive to make the learning process meaningful and engaging for each student. I also make every effort to create an environment in which students are not afraid to take risks and feel supported when confronted with new learning challenges. Having experience working with students from a wide range of linguistic and cultural backgrounds, I am confident that I can develop effective lessons to meet your child's individual learning needs. I look forward to working with your child in the future.
I am an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher and have experience working with elementary, middle, high school, and adult English language learners. I have a standard NJ Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Moonachie, NJ 07074
Background Check: Passed
English:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
Special Needs:
Dyslexia,
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Grammar, 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.

Dyslexia

I have successfully completed the Comprehensive Certification through the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education's Orton-Gillingham. The Orton-Gillingham Multi-sensory approach was originally developed to teach dyslexic children how to read. For Comprehensive Certification, I completed 75 hours of Orton-Gillingham Training and supervised practicum. I received an overall certification rating of "highly effective."

Phonics

I have received a "highly effective" certification rating from the Institute of Multi-Sensory Education's Orton-Gillingham. Through the Orton-Gillingham approach, I implement systematic phonics instruction to improve decoding and spelling skills. Initially, I administer a pre-assessment to identify my student's needs. Orton-Gillingham phonics instruction begins with sound/symbol relationships and progresses logically to more complex phonetic concepts.

BA, University of Colorado Boulder
Spanish
Rowan University
MEd

Education

BA, University of Colorado Boulder (Spanish)

Rowan University (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Lara will travel within 15 miles of Moonachie, NJ 07074.