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Heidi F.

Croton On Hudson, NY

$50/hour

Reading Specialist for K-12 and Elementary Teacher

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 12/1/11

$50/Hour


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SUNY Cortland

Education

SUNY Cortland

About Heidi

I currently work at a middle school teaching Reading Comprehension with 6-8 grade students. My master's degree is in Literacy K-12 and I am two graduate classes away from obtaining a second master's degree in Special Education. My undergraduate degree is from SUNY Cortland with a bachelors degree in Childhood Education with a concentration in English. I graduated with a 3.63 (magna cum laude) GPA and was involved in Education club and Habitat for Humanity.

My goal is to help students achieve the high expectations that our education system requires because I believe every child is capable with proper mentoring. When teachers get frustrated with defiant students, it is a natural reaction for me to want to reach out to that child because I know that there has to be a way to get through to them. I am passionate about my role as a teacher and tutor and I am more than willing to dedicate as much time and effort that is necessary to ensure positive results. Learning isn't supposed to be dreadful.

My belief is that parents and teachers/tutors need to communicate to ensure everything is going smoothly. I can accommodate to the needs of any student that I work with. If we believe in them, they will learn to believe in themselves!
I currently work at a middle school teaching Reading Comprehension with 6-8 grade students. My master's degree is in Literacy K-12 and I am two graduate classes away from obtaining a second master's degree in Special Education. My undergraduate degree is from SUNY Cortland with a bachelors degree in Childhood Education with a concentration in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Croton On Hudson, NY 10520
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
English, Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Reading,
Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th),
Phonics,
Reading,
Special Needs,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Study Skills, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I obtained my Elementary Education degree from SUNY Cortland and I am currently in the second semester of Master's classes at Mercy for Literacy (K-12). I am a substitute in two districts and I have several recommendations and references from parents of students I tutor and teachers who have seen me in the classroom.

Phonics

I have taught phonics using the Wilsons Fundations program as well as Words their Way. During my master's degree for literacy k-12 I learned how to teach phonics to increase reading performance. I apply several methods and use various strategies to show students how to figure out and decode unknown words. Some of the strategies I have my students practice are making and breaking words with letter tiles and chunking words into smaller parts.

Reading

I am a Reading Literacy Specialist, grades K-12 for Elementary Education 1-6 and HS English 7-12.

Special Needs

I have taught special needs students within the classroom and I have worked one-on-one with students who have ADD/ADHD and dyslexia in a tutor setting. The students that I've worked with were as young as first grade and as old as 9th grade. I understand their limitations and I know how to interact with these students in a fun but productive manner. I have a Master's degree in Literacy K-12.

SUNY Cortland

Education

SUNY Cortland

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Heidi will travel within 15 miles of Croton On Hudson, NY 10520.