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York College of Pennsylvania (Elementary Education)
Hi! I'm Amy. I am currently a first grade teacher in an inclusion classroom. I love my job just as much today as I did 15 years ago when my career was just beginning. It has been a pleasure to help and motivate so many students over the years. I love seeing that moment when the light bulb goes off and they "get it". It is especially rewarding when a struggling student progresses and gains confidence because of the encouragement and time I put into helping them. I truly was born to teach! In fact, I was chosen as Teacher of the Year!
I am comfortable tutoring all elementary level subjects from kindergarten through grade 6. Over the last three years,since I have taught inclusion, I have had the wonderful opportunity of working with many children who have special needs in one way or another. This, coupled with my many years of experience, are just another reason I may be the right tutor for your child.
Some special programs I have experience in are as follows:
DRA reading (have been doing running records and progress monitoring for years to find students' reading levels)
DIBELS (many components...letters, sounds, words)
Wilson Fundations (Phonics and Spelling)
There are many more!
I have many resources that I could pull from to help your child. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you and helping your student achieve success!
Hi! I'm Amy. I am currently a first grade teacher in an inclusion classroom. I love my job just as much today as I did 15 years ago when my career was just beginning. It has been a pleasure to help and motivate so many students over the years. I love seeing that moment when the
During a lengthy process of trying to find a good reading comprehension tutor for our daughter, we found a great tutor in Amy. The impact that Amy's tutoring has had on our daughter was immediate. Over the last several months, our daughter continues to progress in her reading at an incredible rate. We knew at the beginning of our search for a tutor that our daughter just needed the right kind of help to overcome her challenges. What Amy has accomplished in such a short period of time has exceeded all of our expectations.
Amy is incredibly accessible and easy to reach by phone, email, or text. She is always on time for tutoring, always prepared for the nights session, and gets right down to business. Afterwards, she takes the time to go over our daughters progress and challenges in a detailed, but easily understandable way. Most importantly, she listens and genuinely cares about our daughter, her reading, and the work she's doing in school. In fact, Amy integrates her own tutoring methods directly into what's being taught in the classroom.
Amy's tutoring has made all the difference in helping our daughter close the gap between where she was before she started and where she needs to be. There is still more work to be done, but we are completely confident that Amy is up to the challenge. We can't say enough positive things about Amy. She is a terrific tutor who we would recommend for reading comprehension, or any other subject, without hesitation.
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I am an inclusion teacher and have had many children with ADD/ADHD in my classroom. I also have attended professional development sessions that have helped me learn new strategies to assist these children. Currently, I am a member of the I&RS team at my school and through this I have learned techniques that benefit children with ADD/ADHD. I will work with your child to help with focus and attention. I may break down tasks for them, so it is not overwhelming or distracting.
I am certified in the state of New Jersey to teach Elementary Education K-8. I went to York College of Pennsylvania and graduated with honors in 1999. I took and passed all of the assigned Praxis tests for both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. I have been teaching in a public elementary school for 15 years. I was recently named Teacher of the Year in my school.
I have been teaching handwriting using the Zaner-Bloser handwriting style and have had some experience with the Handwriting Without Tears program. I encourage my students to use the guidelines when writing and in my current Fundations lessons, we focus on using the sky, plane, grass and worm lines. I have various writing paper to use, depending on the child's need. Sometimes a child may need help with a pencil grasp or may even need to use some sort of pencil grip. I have used these with students in the past and can assist a child in choosing the best one for them.
I am experienced in teaching phonemic awareness primarily through the series Reading Street as well as the Wilson Foundations program. This includes decoding words, short and long vowel sounds, rhyming, vowel teams, digraphs, blends, diphthongs, r-controlled vowels, etc. I believe if a student has a strong foundation with Phonics, they will be a successful reader.
I am currently a first grade teacher in an inclusion classroom. I am qualified to teach study skills because I have many good organizational skills and study techniques to share with students. I will work with a student to see what methods work best for them as everyone learns and responds differently. Whether they need to memorize information for an upcoming test or brush up on previously learned concepts, I can assist them with mnemonic devices to help them achieve success.