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Mara A.

Reading and handwriting for younger students

Reading and handwriting for younger students

$80/hour

  • Irvington, NY 10533

About Mara


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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 ...

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!


Education

SUNY Purchase
Literature
Mercy College
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $80
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 5 miles of Irvington, NY 10533
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Handwriting,

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.
Reading, Spelling

English

Reading, Spelling

Homeschool

Handwriting,

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.
Reading, Spelling

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Mara A.

$80/hour

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