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Mara A.

Irvington, NY

$80/hour

Reading and handwriting for younger students

In-person lessons

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SUNY Purchase
Literature
Mercy College
MEd

Education

SUNY Purchase (Literature)

Mercy College (MEd)

About Mara

I have a Master in Education, grades 1-6 with additional certification in Special Education. I have worked as a substitute teacher, including long-term replacements, in schools in Westchester County.

I teach reading skills through phonics-based instruction. I use a structured series of books that allow the student to read text that includes only the phonograms (letter or letters that create a single sound) they have learned. This means that I only give a child a book when they have the skills to read that particular book in its entirety by themselves. This experience is a real confidence builder. The complexity of the text in the books they read increases in relation to the phonograms they have learned.

I have been trained in The Spalding Method, which is based in phonemic awareness and systematic phonics instruction using high-frequency words in the English language. My work is based in phonics applied to real words in real books. (No boring, repetitive worksheets or "busy work" in this method!)

I am happy to provide references from the parents of former students. Please contact me to discuss your child's needs and whether I would be a good fit as a tutor for your child!
I have a Master in Education, grades 1-6 with additional certification in Special Education. I have worked as a substitute teacher, including long-term replacements, in schools in Westchester County.

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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Irvington, NY 10533
In-person lessons
English:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Handwriting,
Reading, Spelling

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Handwriting

I was trained in handwriting both at the Reading Reform Foundation in New York City and also at the Windward Teacher Training Institute in White Plains. I am currently working with a young pupil in handwriting, specifically working on reversals.

SUNY Purchase
Literature
Mercy College
MEd

Education

SUNY Purchase (Literature)

Mercy College (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mara will travel within 5 miles of Irvington, NY 10533.