Hunter College (B.A. English literature)
Hunter College/CUNY Graduate (Master's)
My goals is to provide Orton Gillingham Reading Tutoring for students who are having reading, writing, and spelling issues. The Orton Gillingham method of teaching reading is the basis for following programs recommended for struggling readers: Wilson, PAF, Susan Barton's Program and any other program which is a PHONICS based program.
My professional experiences as a certified middle school/high school English literature and language teacher and my personal experience with dyslexia prompted me to acquire training in the Orton Gilllingham Approach to Reading Intervention. After quite a number of successful interventions with a number of students, I feel that I am best equipped to help students having trouble with reading.
A typical Orton Gillingham lesson includes activities that utilize the pathways of sight, hearing and motion to assist with the process of reading. The lesson are both diagnostic and prescriptive. I diagnose where there are deficiencies in the reading process and I prescribe activities to overcome these deficiencies. I work on the five components of reading:
---phonemic awareness (the knowledge and manipulation of sounds in spoken words)
--- decoding (the ability to understand the relationship between written and spoken letters/sounds)
---reading fluency (the ability to read with accuracy, appropriate rates, expression,and phrasing
---reading comprehension strategies.
I generally available after 3 on weekdays and weekends. I generally tutor in a mutually convenient location. I am also able to help with math grades 1 thru PreAlgebra. My goals is to provide Orton Gillingham Reading Tutoring for students who are having reading, writing, and spelling issues. The Orton Gillingham method of teaching reading is the basis for following programs recommended for struggling readers: Wilson, PAF, Susan Barton's Program and any other program which is a PHONICS based program.
Rates are negotiable.
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I am an Orton Gillingham trained reading specialist and this is the only known methodology that can be used to help with reading instruction with a dyslexic student. there are many programs for reading instruction but they are all variations from this one methodology. It is multi-sensory, sequential, incremental, individualized, and direct instruction of the code for reading English.
I am an Orton Gillingham trained reading teacher. My most recent jobs have been one on one tutoring of K-6 students with difficulties with reading, writing and math. I have taken a number of classes that deal with the education of children with learning issues/disabilities. I have over twenty years of experience in schools. In the past few years, my work has been mostly with elementary school age children.
I have over ten years experience teaching English language and literature to children grades 6-12, and teaching Reading to children grades K-12. I completed coursework with Reading Reform Foundation and the Orton Gillingham Academy. I have a B.A. and M.A. in English Literature.
As an Orton Gillingham trained tutor, I have had extensive experience with teaching beginning readers handwriting. I have taken the 70 hours of coursework under the supervision of a fellow of the Orton Gillingham Academy and within the coursework, there was instruction on handwriting.
I am an Orton Gillingham trained teacher. I have tutored 200 hours in Susan Barton's tutoring program. I have the required 70 hours of coursework in Phonics taught by a fellow from the Orton Gillingham Academy. I am well versed in the PAF program and the Wilson Program. I am currently doing one to one intervention for reading challenged students with use the of phonics based programs at a charter school in the Bronx, NYC.
I have twenty years experience teaching English. And I have been a Orton Gillingham trained reading tutor.