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Mary O.

Pleasantville, NY

$100/hour

Certified Dyslexia and Academic Language Practitioner and Teacher

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 4/12/11
5.0 average from 83 ratings
Excellent tutor who truly cares about my son's progress
— Carolyn, Ardsley, NY on 6/6/15

$100/Hour


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C.U.N.Y., Herbert H. Lehman College
C.U.N.Y., Herbert H. Lehman College
MEd
Columbia Teachers College
Other

Education

C.U.N.Y., Herbert H. Lehman College

C.U.N.Y., Herbert H. Lehman College (MEd)

Columbia Teachers College (Other)

About Mary

I am certified as a Dyslexia and Academic Language Practitioner and graduated from the Multisensory Structured Education Post-Graduate Program at Columbia University Teachers College. The program involved Orton Gillingham, Alphabetic Phonics, Project Read, spelling, writing, literacy and reading comprehension. In addition, I am a Certified and Licensed Special Education Teacher with over 20 years of experience working with students with reading difficulties and learning disabilities. In addition, I am a certified member of the International Dyslexia Association and certified through the Academic Language Therapy Association. Also, I am trained in the S.R.S.D. Self-regulated Strategy Development Writing Program that includes: vocabulary instruction, optimal graphic organizers, collaborative writing, mnemonics, and goal setting strategies. I am certified as a Dyslexia and Academic Language Practitioner and graduated from the Multisensory Structured Education Post-Graduate Program at Columbia University Teachers College. The program involved Orton Gillingham, Alphabetic Phonics, Project Read, spelling, writing, literacy and reading comprehension. In addition, I am a Certified and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Pleasantville, NY 10570
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent tutor who truly cares about my son's progress"

- Carolyn, Ardsley, NY on 6/6/15

"Super expertise with a gentle but firm touch"

- Theodore, Pleasantville, NY on 2/12/15

"Wonderful start as our boys learn to read"

- Seena, Chappaqua, NY on 10/30/14
English:
English, Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

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.

Aspergers

As a 4th and 5th grade Special Education Inclusion teacher in a public school, I have educated many students who had Aspergers which is now under the umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Although socially and behaviorally challenging, my students with Aspergers learned social skills through modeling, guided practice and positive reinforcement. Educationally, I helped them advance from concrete, literal thinkers to exploring more abstract concepts. Many come back to visit me to tell me they are taking Advanced placement courses and have friends.

Autism

I have over 20 years experience as a teacher for students on the autism spectrum. Currently, I am a literacy teacher in a public school and a private tutor. Previously, I was an A.B.A. lead teacher for H.T.A. Agency.

Recently, I was asked to make a presentation, due to my expertise with students with autism, titled "Multi-Sensory Literacy with Students with Autism" through the Academic Language Therapy Association (N.Y. branch). In addition, I have been an adjunct training new teachers in techniques and strategies to help students with autism.

Dyslexia

I have a Masters in Special Education with an emphasis in Learning Disabilities and more than 20 years working with students with Dyslexia and other reading disabilities. In addition, I am a member of the International Dyslexia Association, Everyone Reading and the Academic Language Therapy Association. Finally, I completed a two-year post masters academic course working in the Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills at Teachers College, Columbia University. These courses are designed to prepare teachers to work with individuals who are experiencing unusual difficulty in acquiring the written and oral skills necessary to function adequately in the classroom. These students may have been identified as having dyslexia, a reading disability, or other related learning disorders and range in age from kindergarten to adult. The curriculum uses an Orton-Gillingham model of direct instruction, and teaches the scientific structure of the English language. Teachers learn techniques for teaching, reading, Alphabetic Phonics, spelling, handwriting, dictionary skills, oral and written expression and strategies for comprehension.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Masters of Science in Education and NY Certified K to 12 Teacher. Also, I have over 18 years experience as a public school teacher and have taught preschool through college age students.

Phonics

I have a Masters in Special Education with an emphasis in Learning Disabilities and more than 20 years experience teaching Special Needs Students. In addition, I completed a post-masters course program in the Multisensory Teaching of Basic Skills at Teachers College, Columbia University. This is a two-year series of six courses. These courses are designed to prepare teachers to work with individuals who are experiencing unusual difficulty in acquiring oral and written skills. These students have been identified as having dyslexia, a reading disability, or other related learning disorders and range in age from kindergarten to adult. The curriculum uses an Orton-Gillingham model of direct instruction, and teaches the scientific structure of the English language. Teachers learn techniques for teaching reading, Alphabetic Phonics, spelling, dictionary skills, oral and written expression, and strategies for comprehension.

Reading

I attended Teachers College Columbia University and studied Multisensory Literacy. Next, I obtained National certification as an Academic Language Practitioner through the Academic Language Therapy Association. I am a member of Everyone Reading and the International Dyslexia Association dedicated to teaching Reading. In addition, I am N.Y.S. certified teacher and N.Y.C. licenced teacher who has been teaching reading for 20 years. I have taught reading to all age groups and developmental levels. Finally I taught Graduate Courses in Reading to Reading Teachers.

Special Needs

I have a Masters in Special Education and Professional Advanced Education in Multisensory Language Education and extensive training and work experience as a Lead Applied Behavior Analysis Teacher from Early Intervention through High School with Students on the Autism Spectrum. In addition, I have over 17 years educating students with: Autism, learning, behavior, cognitive disorders along with students who are visually and physically handicapped in my current public school.

Study Skills

My focus for study skills includes critical areas of : listening effectively, following printed and oral directions, taking notes for specific purposes, developing organizational abilities, planning and completing homework. Also, I provide instruction on how to make the most of textbooks and the internet using reference materials, planning and writing assignments and reports. Finally, I provide practice for studying for and taking tests. I am a certified teacher who has taught study skills for 20 years from PK through Graduate School.

C.U.N.Y., Herbert H. Lehman College
C.U.N.Y., Herbert H. Lehman College
MEd
Columbia Teachers College
Other

Education

C.U.N.Y., Herbert H. Lehman College

C.U.N.Y., Herbert H. Lehman College (MEd)

Columbia Teachers College (Other)

Excellent tutor who truly cares about my son's progress

Mary has helped my 6 year old progress in his reading. He enjoys his sessions and I appreciate Mary's input

— Carolyn, Ardsley, NY on 6/6/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $100.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Mary will travel within 15 miles of Pleasantville, NY 10570.