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Carol M.

New York, NY


14 Years of Elementary (K-6th) Teaching Experience!

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— Carole , New York, NY on 9/13/15

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Rowan University
Special Education
Walden University


Rowan University (Special Education)

Walden University (MEd)

About Carol

I work with elementary aged children helping them become thinkers: better readers, writers and mathematicians. My experiences include working with children as young as 5 years old assessing them to determine their strength, and identify where I need to provide more instruction. Determining goals and writing a plan to achieve these goals.

* 13 years of full time classroom teaching in public school and charter school.

* Master degree in elementary reading and language

* Bachelor degree in special education

* Certified Wilson Reading Fundations (Orton Gillingham reading/writing approach)

* Certificate in elementary math

* Elementary Homeschooling

* Practical knowledge of elementary Common Core Curriculum

* Effective Common Core State Test Preparation (Math and ELA)
- 95% of my students have achieved above passing scores.

* Effective first grade Terra Nova test prep. Students achieved 90% proficiency in Terra Nova Language, Reading, and Math State Test).

I have tutored children (k-6th) for many years for the after school programs, summer school, as well as individuals.

I want each student to feel that he or she is important by providing opportunities to show independence. After all my job is to teach them to help themselves.
I work with elementary aged children helping them become thinkers: better readers, writers and mathematicians. My experiences include working with children as young as 5 years old assessing them to determine their strength, and identify where I need to provide more instruction. Determining goals and Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 6 miles of New York, NY 10002
Background Check: Passed

"Great tutor"

- Carole , New York, NY on 9/13/15
Carol replied on 9/14/2015

Thank you so much for your kind review. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to work with your son.


- JB, Brooklyn, NY on 11/7/14

"Great experience"

- Evelin, Brooklyn, NY on 3/2/14

"Awesome Teacher!"

- Holly, New York, NY on 4/21/13
Grammar, Reading,
Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Aspergers, Dyslexia, Phonics,
Special Needs
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Elementary (K-6th)

My 12 years working with k-6 students elementary and special education students, and of course my teaching certificate is what qualifies me to be a k-6th tutor. The following is a summary of what I do in my classroom:

- Establish multi-sensory, hands-on learning environments encouraging risk-taking, experimentation, and critical thinking where children are encouraged to be both independent and dependable
- Planning daily Reading Workshops incorporating read-alouds, guided reading, word study, and independent reading with individualized reading goals
- Facilitating Writing Workshops based on literature immersion, keeping a writer’s notebook and publishing cycles
- Utilizing a balanced approach to Mathematics allowing students to develop an understanding of mathematical concepts and skills using non-routine, real-world tasks which incorporate a variety of mathematical strands
- Planning integrated, experience-based social studies/ science curricula responsive to children’s developmental interests that emphasizes the interconnectedness of the human and natural world
- Collecting and analyzing data from a variety of student assessments to increase student achievement and enhance professional practice
- Building strong home-school relationships through clear and relevant homework assignments, weekly newsletters
- Effectively collaborating with colleagues and administration regarding teaching and learning


My experience teaching phonics is to assess where the student is and begin by reinforcing what the student knows and encourage new learning.

In my classroom, I incorporate a 30-minute daily phonics lesson into language arts classroom instruction. I focus on carefully sequenced skills that include print knowledge, alphabet awareness, phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, decoding, vocabulary, fluency, and spelling. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced during Storytime activities. Furthermore, my co-teacher and I target small group intervention for students in the lowest 30th percentile.

When I worked with older students (3-6 Gr),
based on the research on invented and developmental spelling, I use Words Their Way. This book provides a practical way for teachers to study words with students. The framework is keyed to the five stages of spelling or orthographic development so that it complements the use of any existing phonics, spelling, and vocabulary curricula. Often presented in a game-like format, these activities are actually mini-lessons that draw upon what students concurrently are learning in developmental reading and writing. the lessons in sequential order are: The Assessment of Orthographic Development; Word Study for Emergent Learners in the Preliterate Stage; Word Study for Beginners in the Letter Name Stage; Word Study for Transitional Learners in the Within Word Pattern Stage; and Word Study for Intermediate and Specialized Readers and Writers in the Syllable Juncture and Derivational Constancy Stages. I also provide parents with a list of literature for word study.


I can help with reading strategies, reading fluency, reading for meaning, critical thinking.

Social Studies

I am a certified teacher and for 12 years I taught all subjects in elementary school including social studies. The last four years of elementary classroom teaching, the curriculum was a social studies and literacy integration. This mean that students not only had to develop projects for social studies but ELA had to be aligned to match the curriculum. For example, one of our projects consisted on learning about goods and needs. Our students opened a restaurant , created flyers, applied for the job(s), and wrote menus.


Native Spanish Speaker. Fluent in Spanish and English, both orally and written. I have taught children as young as five years old and adults. From individuals seeking to brushing up their skill, needing Spanish because of work, to wanting to learn a knew language. In addition, I have taught non-credit Spanish at a university and language institution.

Special Needs

I am a k-12 certified special education teacher. I have 12 years of teaching experience as a co-teacher in a public and charter school in New Jersey and New York. I have been tutoring students with special needs since 2000. I hold a masters of science degree in education with a specialization in Reading and Elementary Language. In addition, I am certified teacher of Wilson Reading/Writing Fundations (Orton Gillingham approach).

Rowan University
Special Education
Walden University


Rowan University (Special Education)

Walden University (MEd)

Great tutor — Carol has started with the basics with my son. Foundation is important when it comes to reading new words. She is understanding that he does not like to sit still and does not like reading and writing, but still manages to get his attention and productivity. My son is super sensitive and she knows how to talk to him without hurting his feelings while still getting results. Her years of experience ...

— Carole , New York, NY on 9/13/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Carol will travel within 6 miles of New York, NY 10002.

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