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Alison S.

Short Hills, NJ

$75/hour

Reading Specialist- Orton Gillingham Instructor

In-person lessons

$75/Hour


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Georgian Court University
English
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Master's

Education

Georgian Court University (English)

Fairleigh Dickinson University (Master's)

About Alison

Hello! My name is Ali and I am currently a response to intervention specialist in a public school. My road to literacy education was guided by a preoccupation with dyslexia. I was a constant witness to my childhood friend’s frustration and disappointment as that friend struggled with reading.

I pursued a double major in English and Elementary Education with an endorsement in Special Education. I completed the five-year course of study at Georgian Court University in four years. I am professionally and personally proud to experience the joy on children’s faces when they come to an awareness of their ability to read. These moments mark the beginning of their road to literacy and provide concrete foundations upon which all teachers can build.

I completed the Orton-Gillingham certification in multi-sensory reading at Fairleigh Dickinson University and recently obtained a master's degree in Education, also from FDU. By playing an active role in preparing young people to become better readers, I will enable them to achieve higher education and become lifelong learners. I have grown to view the reading process as a milestone in the life of a child.

I am very flexible with scheduling, especially in the summer, so if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to ask. I look forward to hearing from you! :)
Hello! My name is Ali and I am currently a response to intervention specialist in a public school. My road to literacy education was guided by a preoccupation with dyslexia. I was a constant witness to my childhood friend’s frustration and disappointment as that friend struggled with reading.

I pursued a double major in English and
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Short Hills, NJ 07078
In-person lessons
English:
Reading, Vocabulary
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Handwriting, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

I currently hold a teacher of students with disabilities certification obtained from Georgian Court University. I have 7 years of experience working with children who have special needs. I have taught a primarily autistic class, 3rd, 5th, and 6th grade self contained special education and now currently work as a Response to Intervention specialist is a public school. I have worked with many students who have ADD/ADHD and have the power to optimize chances for success by supporting the work done in the classroom with engaging activities and patience.

Dyslexia

I am a certified Orton Gillingham instructor who completed the Orton Gillingham Multi-sensory reading courses at Fairleigh Dickinson University. My current position, Response to Intervention Specialist, allows me to help those who struggle with reading. I have over 5 years of experience tutoring students with dyslexia.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been an elementary teacher for the past 6 years. I graduated from Georgian Court University in 2009 and majored in Elementary Education/English with a Special Education endorsement. I also recently obtained a masters degree in education from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Phonics

I am a certified Orton-Gillingham instructor with over 4 years of experience. My current position as a Response to Intervention Specialist allows me to use this multi-sensory approach to reading and writing on a daily basis. I received my certification from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2013 and recently renewed my certification.

Special Needs

I currently hold a teacher of students with disabilities certification obtained from Georgian Court University. I have 7 years of experience working with children who have special needs. I have taught a primarily autistic class, 3rd, 5th, and 6th grade self contained special education and now currently work as a Response to Intervention specialist is a public school.

Georgian Court University
English
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Master's

Education

Georgian Court University (English)

Fairleigh Dickinson University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alison will travel within 10 miles of Short Hills, NJ 07078.