Creative Language Arts Tutor, Trained in the Wilson Method
Creative Language Arts Tutor, Trained in the Wilson Method
As a parent or student you are looking for a smart, sympathetic and compassionate educator who knows how to help. I have been tutoring for eleven years now. I have spent a great deal of time in school. I have a PhD in Art History, an MFA in Painting and am currently working on a MS in Communication Disorders. I have taught preschool age to Graduate School. My current focus is language disorders. I so enjoy helping individuals of all ages master reading, writing and speaking...
As a parent or student you are looking for a smart, sympathetic and compassionate educator who knows how to help. I have been tutoring for eleven years now. I have spent a great deal of time in school. I have a PhD in Art History, an MFA in Painting and am currently working on a MS in Communication Disorders. I have taught preschool age to Graduate School. My current focus is language disorders. I so enjoy helping individuals of all ages master reading, writing and speaking skills. I also specialize in study skills, exam preparation, portfolio preparation, college counseling, math and science.
I have post-graduate training in Wilson Reading Program, Wilson Foundations, Animated Literacy and Sounds in Motion. Using a combination of these programs plus strategies gleaned from my long professional career, I work with students who struggle with decoding, phonemic awareness, reading comprehension, and dyslexia. I have experience working with ADD/ADHD students and Autism spectrum children and have developed strategies to help these young minds focus on reading and writing.
Initial reading assessment is often important prior to creating an individual plan for treatment. Follow-up materials are provided to the family to work with the young reader between sessions. The program is tailored to meet the child’s individual needs.
Besides being a specialist in Reading for K- 12, I also tutor Math and Science for the Elementary student and Reading, Writing, and Study Skills for the High School and College Student, as well as exam preparation.
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Wonderful, engaging teacher!
I brought my 6 year old 1st grader for reading/writing assistance, as she has been struggling with dyslexia. Before, my daughter would be frustrated with reading however after working with Jennifer, she is very enthusiastic about reading and enhancing her abilities! She picks up books on her own and no longer dreads doing workbook exercises. Jennifer is very attuned to each child's skill sets and areas to improve, and it seems she has "cracked the code" to helping my daughter comprehend better. Parents should definitely have their children work with her, you will not be disappointed!Lin, 3 lessons with Jennifer
Gentle, easy going teacher.
Gentle, easy going teacher. Easy to be comfortable with. Set out an organized lesson and had clear focus and tool to evaluate my child's abilities to move forward and teach appropriate lessons.Jackie, 14 lessons with Jennifer
Innovative Game to Increase Vocabulary
Jennifer worked with my son on a game that required him to order words by size; he had a blast playing and didn't even realize how much he was learning!Sarah, 53 lessons with Jennifer
Really eager to support my son
Jennifer really wants to collaborate with us in helping Nicky to do better in school. She takes an active interest in what his homework is and wanted to see all the testing we did with our son. Its a relief to have her on our 'team'.David, 36 lessons with Jennifer
Highly trained, sensitive, and engaging- taught our son to read!
Our son excelled in school, though he struggled with reading all through elementary and part of middle school. We always had "reading" tutors for him but none were sensitive to his problems and were never able to address them. Jennifer introduced our son, 13, to the Wilson method. Week by week he learned new methods to decode words and become more fluent in reading. It has been miraculous to see so much improvement in so few months when we are so used to our son stumbling along. My only regret is that we didn't find Jennifer years ago. Jennifer is very focused, organized and methodical. She recognized our sons weaknesses immediately after hearing him read aloud and she set a goals and reached them with him. She was encouraging, understanding and interested in him. Although he pretty much hated reading because it was so frustrating for him, he liked and trusted Jennifer because from the very beginning she shared the tools that opened up the world of reading to him.Ann, 22 lessons with Jennifer
Excellent Essay Help
Jennifer did a fantastic job of helping our 10 year old organize his thoughts on two essays for middle school applications. He was very frustrated working on it at home and the tutoring environment and Jennifer's calm, effective approach gave him the structure and support he needed to power through both an essay about himself for ICE and a topical essay for Poly Prep. He was able to easily complete both essays at home without tears using the clear outlines Jennifer helped him to create in his own words.Elizabeth, 31 lessons with Jennifer
Jennifer is always very patient with my children. Her lessons are tailored to each child's needs. She enhances their strengths and works on areas of academic need. I would recommend Jennifer to parents looking for a caring and skilled educator to help their children.Rashida, 20 lessons with Jennifer
She's A Natural!
Jennifer is not just a tutor -- she's the instructor that you want in the classroom teaching your child. She has a knack for bringing out the best in children. She was extremely gentle and patient with my eight year old son who because of a speech and language deficit, struggled in ELA. She tailored her lessons in a way that always grasped his attention and helped him retain information. I was pleasantly surprised when he was able to explain what they had worked on at the end of each session because he had never been able to do that prior to his sessions with her. She incorporated art and interactive activities that made the sessions more meaningful to him. After his first session with her (and a scoop of ice cream), he exclaimed that he had the best day ever! When we missed a session he expressed disappointment and communicated to me that he missed her. With her, learning wasn't a chore as it had been in the past. She's very thorough and even went as far as connecting with his teachers during the school year so that she could gain a better understanding of what his needs were. What more could you ask for in a tutor?Elisheba, 6 lessons with Jennifer