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SUNY Purchase (Literature)
Mercy College (MEd)
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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