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Brenda G.

Long Beach, NY

$125/hour

Special Education/LD/ Reading Tutor for Dyslexic and At-Risk Children

In-person lessons

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City College of NY
special education
Queens College
MEd
CW Post, LIU
Other

Education

City College of NY (special education)

Queens College (MEd)

CW Post, LIU (Other)

About Brenda

I am an experienced special education teacher who has worked for more than 25 years in a public school setting as a Resource Teacher and CSE evaluator for dyslexic, ADHD, and AT-rIsk students. I am presently working out of my home office as a private tutor, CSE evaluator and child advocate.

I am trained in a number of multisensory, scientific, evidence based reading programs including Orton- Gillingham, Slingerland, Wilson, and Lindamood Bell. The base of my program is Orton-Gillingham and I integrate whatever is needed from the other programs, so that each child's remediation is uniquely differentiated as needed.
I have been a Consultant for BOCES, given conferences and workshops to school districts and have been a guest lecturer and workshop provider for the International Dyslexia Association, administrators at CW Post, and graduate students at CITE. I have been honored for my work with the most recent one, being from the International Dyslexia Association as an "Unsung Hero".

Are you a parent with an intelligent, creative, and imaginative child that may have had a delay in talking, or had difficulty saying 2 syllable words in their correct order; or perhaps, he/she held a pencil in an awkward manner; couldn't remember the alphabet in its correct sequence (or not at all); confused similar looking letters (such as b-d, p-q , n-u, w-m); could remember words one day and not the next? When other children were reading and sounding out words, your child relied on reading (or misreading) words by sight, looking at the beginning of a word and guessing what it says, having no clue to the mystery of how letters could be linked to sounds; how words can be can be separated into sounds; how sounds could be blended into words, (phonological awareness).

Does your previously happy, delightful child feel he/she is not "smart" because she cannot read like her friends? I can help! I administer extensive educational evaluations or supplement a school district’s tests to determine the underlying cause of the child’s reading, spelling and writing problems. I attend CSE meetings to present my test findings, and fight for the services and accommodations that the child needs. Finally, and most importantly, I tutor children and teach them to break the “mystery” code for reading and spelling. Believing that every single child can learn to read, I can give your child back the self-esteem that has been lost along the way. I’ve done it before, and I will do it again and again, relentlessly, passionately, and with utter commitment, never stopping, until your child attains the goals that rightfully belong to him or her.

My tutoring sessions are 1 hour each, with time left over to give you feedback following each lesson so that you will know how to support your child at home and in school.
I am an experienced special education teacher who has worked for more than 25 years in a public school setting as a Resource Teacher and CSE evaluator for dyslexic, ADHD, and AT-rIsk students. I am presently working out of my home office as a private tutor, CSE evaluator and child advocate.

I am trained in a number of multisensory,
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

2 one-hour sessions: $200.00

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Long Beach, NY 11561
In-person lessons
English:
Reading
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia,
Phonics,
Special Needs

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Dyslexia

I have been a special education resource room teacher for dyslexic children in the Long Beach School District for more than 25 years. I have been re-hired as a special education consultant to work with one child that no other teacher had success with.
I have received Orton Gillingham training by attending the IDA conferences since 1980 and recently, from Everyone Reading, as well. I have additional training in Wilson, Lindamood-Bell, Alphabetic Phonics, Slingerland, and was trained at Shirley Kohn's Intersensory Clinic at Long Island Jewish-Hillside Hospital. I have been accepted as a member of ALTA (Academic Language Therapists Association)at Columbia University. I lecture for BOCES,
the Long Beach School District, and was a presenter for the International Dyslexia Association on a number of occasions. My expertise is in strategies and techniques that I have developed and integrated into the base of my Orton Gillingham program, as each child with dyslexia, has specific individual needs. I have an extensive background and have dedicated myself to remediating dyslexic children with all types of learning disabilities.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a NY state license in special education that certifies I can teach nursery school throughout the grades in day elementary schools. I have been teaching elementary school in a public school for more than 25 years. My specialty is in multisensory evidence based scientific reading programs.

Handwriting

I am trained in multisensory interventions including handwriting, as delivered by Aylett Cox in Alphabetic Phonics, Beth Slingerland, and Orton Gillingham. Handwriting is always woven into the subjects I teach.

Phonics

I have been teaching dyslexic elementary school students for 30 years in a public school setting. My training is in scientifically based reading programs. I am trained in Orton-Gillingham, the Wilson Reading System, the Lindamood-Bell LIPS program, Seeing Stars,Visualizing and Verbalizing, and Slingerland, all or which are phonics based programs that include phonological and phonemic awareness components.

Reading

I have been teaching children with specific reading, spelling, comprehension deficits for more than 25 years. I am trained in multisensory reading/spelling/comprehension systems that include Orton- Gillingham, Lindamood-Bell, Wilson, Alphabetic Phonics, and Slingerland. The base of my program is Orton-Gillingham and I integrate other strategies from the additional programs, to address the needs of each child that I work with.

Special Needs

I am a licensed special education teacher with experience teaching dyslexic children for 30 years in a public school. The interventions I use are multisensory, scientific, evidence based reading/spelling and writing programs. I am trained in Orton Gillingham, Lindamood-Bell,and the Wilson reading/spelling system, among others. I have taught college bound students, as well as children.

Spelling

I am a special education teacher who has worked in a public school setting as a resource room teacher and CSE Evaluator for dyslexic and at-risk children.

Presently, I am working privately out of my home office. I am trained in several scientific, evidence based, multisensory reading/ spelling programs that include, Orton- Gillingham, Lindamood-Bell, Wilson, Slingerland, and Alphabetic Phonics. The programs are based on both decoding and encoding, as well as, sight word acquisition. Furthermore, I am trained in reading comprehension programs and provide intervention for that, as well.

I have lectured and given workshops to schools within my district, and to various outside districts. I have been a guest lecturer at the International Dyslexia Association, CITE, the CW. Post's Conference for Administrators, and have been a Special Education Consultant for BOCES.

I have given lengthy workshops to the International Dyslexia Association as well as to BOCES. Finally, I have received a number of honorary awards, most recently from the International Dyslexia Association which designated me as an"Unsung Hero".

I am a child advocate and attend CSE and Annual Review meetings upon request. I test and evaluate children to get them classified, if needed.

In summary, I am conscientious and dedicated to my students, and do everything possible to help them succeed in their school setting.

City College of NY
special education
Queens College
MEd
CW Post, LIU
Other

Education

City College of NY (special education)

Queens College (MEd)

CW Post, LIU (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $125.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

2 one-hour sessions: $200.00

Travel policy

Brenda will travel within 20 miles of Long Beach, NY 11561.