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Janet A.

Saugerties, NY

$50/hour

Dyslexia (Reading and Spelling) Tutor

In-person lessons
20+ Hours
5.0 average from 13 ratings

$50/Hour


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University of Minnesota
San Francisco State University
Master's

Education

University of Minnesota

San Francisco State University (Master's)

About Janet

I've been tutoring dyslexic students in the Kingston/Woodstock area for over 7 years. I use the Barton System for Reading and Spelling, an Orton-Gillingham-based program, with great success.

In addition, my master's degree in linguistics and many years of teaching English as a Second Language and English Composition qualify me to tutor in all aspects of ESL and English language arts.

I hold California credentials to teach English and ESL in Community College/Adult Education as well as grades 7-12; I also hold a multi-subject credential in Elementary Education. I taught for over 30 years in California classrooms and as a homeschool support teacher.
I've been tutoring dyslexic students in the Kingston/Woodstock area for over 7 years. I use the Barton System for Reading and Spelling, an Orton-Gillingham-based program, with great success.

In addition, my master's degree in linguistics and many years of teaching English as a Second Language and English Composition qualify me to tutor
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Saugerties, NY 12477
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading,
Public Speaking, Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, GED,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Special Needs:
Dyslexia,
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

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.

ACT English

I have a master's degree in linguistics with a special focus on teaching writing skills and I taught freshman-level composition courses, including timed essay writing, in colleges and universities for over fifteen years in California. I also served on timed essay reading panels several times so I have first-hand experience scoring test essays.

Dyslexia

I have been certified to use the Barton System for Reading and Spelling and am on the national tutor list. I have been tutoring students using this program in the local area for the past 7 years.

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a K-6 credential (California).

English

I have a bachelor's degree in English Literature and a master's degree in Linguistics. I taught English in the community college/university classroom for 10+ years in California.

ESL/ESOL

I have a Masters degree in Linguistics with a focus on ESL/ESOL as well as 20 years' experience teaching this subject, 3 of them abroad (Nepal, Argentina. I also have 11 years of classroom experience as a teacher of ESL, from basic to advanced levels, at the college level(focus on written expression and academic writing) as well as adult school (focus on listening and speaking skills). In addition I have been a private tutor of ESL with Ulster Literacy Association for the past 5 years.

GED

I hold secondary, adult, and community college credentials (California) and a Master's Degree in Applied Linguistics. I have many years of college and university experience teaching writing skills, including the timed writing that is required for tests. I have tutored several students specifically in GED preparation in language arts.

Phonics

I have a masters degree in linguistics which includes course work in phonics. I have as well 30 years experience teaching ESL and 10 tutoring dyslexic students with an Orton-Gillingham-based system (phonics-based).

Proofreading

I taught freshman English with an appropriate emphasis on proofreading in colleges and universities for many years. I have a master's degree in Linguistics with an emphasis on the skills, including proofreading, required to teach academic writing.

Reading

I am a certified Barton System for reading and spelling tutor, on their national registry. I have over ten years' experience working with dyslexic students and have a master's degree in linguistics.

I also work with students to develop their reading comprehension and other study skills, using a variety of techniques developed over my 20-year career as a credentialed language arts teacher in California.

SAT Writing

I have a master's degree in linguistics with a special focus on teaching writing skills and taught freshman-level composition courses, including timed essay writing, in colleges and universities for over fifteen years in California. I also served on timed essay reading panels several times so have first-hand experience scoring test essays.

Spelling

I've tutored spelling as part of the dyslexia program I use for fifteen years and have five years' experience tutoring Spelling with the Ulster Literacy Association, using their materials. I have a Master's degree in Linguistics with coursework in phonetics, which is very important in teaching spelling.

Study Skills

I taught a study skills course (for credit) to high school students several years in a row as part of my position as resource teacher with the Monterey County Office of Education (CA). The course covered time organization, critical thinking, memory training, taking notes, reading comprehension, test taking, communication skills, writing, and using resources.

I am also trained and certified in the Learning for Success system of individualized learning practices, which focuses on assessing the student's learning profile and adapting the student's environment to meet his or her study needs.

Writing

I completed a masters degree in linguistics with special focus in teaching composition. I subsequently taught academic writing classes in colleges and universities for fifteen years. I have California teaching credentials for grades K-12 as well as community college and adult, all in English language arts.

University of Minnesota
San Francisco State University
Master's

Education

University of Minnesota

San Francisco State University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Janet will travel within 20 miles of Saugerties, NY 12477.