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Betty D.

Dayton, OH

$45/hour

Betty D. - "SLD tutor with twenty years of Education Experience"

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Background check passed as of 1/15/14
4.2 average from 55 ratings
Great all the way around.
— Lisa, Dayton, OH on 11/15/13

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B.S. Auburn University
University of Dayton
MEd

Education

B.S. Auburn University

University of Dayton (MEd)

About Betty

I have certifications in elementary education(K-8)with a reading endorsement (K-12) and special education(specific learning disabled-k-12.I was a learning disabilities tutor in grades k-8 for about 17 years in both public and private schools. I have been doing private tutoring in reading,written language, and math since I retired in December 2010. I am also trained in Orton-Gillingham to help dyslexics learn to read and spell. I have had much success helping dyslexics with this Reading/Spelling program. I love to help children overcome their learning difficulties. I have developed and used many different programs and techniques with my students throughout the years. I try to find the technique or program that works with each student. I hope you will contact me to help your student. I am very dependable and will work with you on a schedule and fee that will fit your lifestyle. I am looking forward to hearing from you. I have certifications in elementary education(K-8)with a reading endorsement (K-12) and special education(specific learning disabled-k-12.I was a learning disabilities tutor in grades k-8 for about 17 years Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Willing to adjust rate according to the subject being tutored.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Dayton, OH 45424
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great all the way around."

- Lisa, Dayton, OH on 11/15/13
Betty replied on 11/15/2013

Thanks, Lisa, for giving me such great feedback.

"Betty is very good with my daughter and takes her time with her and is helping her out a lot"

- Rob, Kettering, OH on 7/24/15
English:
English, Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Special Needs:
Dyslexia,
Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Grammar,
Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties usually result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and in the provision of effective classroom instruction.


I have tutored several students who have been diagnosed with dyslexia. I have been trained in and have used the Orton-Gillingham Method to help these students. They usually do very well with this method and become better readers.

Elementary (K-6th)

Science, Social Studies, Reading, Written Language, and Spelling are all included in Elementary (K-6th). I have tutored many students in all these subjects over my 17 years of being a Specific Learning Disabled Teacher in both public and private schools.

Elementary Math

I have tutored elementary math both as a tutor in public and private schools for 20+ years. I am now a private tutor and have tutored my private students in elementary math. I took a class at Wright State called "Alternative Methods of Teaching Math" which seems to help students who struggle with learning their math facts. I also use manipulatives when appropriate to do so. I enjoy helping children know which math functions to use when solving math word problems.

Grammar

Grammar is the use of punctuation, capitalization, and parts of speech to produce a correctly written sentence. I have worked with students who struggle with grammar in their written language assignments in school for twenty years. I have successfully used many resources to help them. I have used demonstration or modeling and self-correction to help students to write more correctly written sentences. I have the students use checklists while they are writing to remind them to do certain things such as capitalization, punctuation, spelling correctly, and using the correct word. If they have trouble spelling while writing, I have them use a frequently misspelled word list, a dictionary, and/or a spellchecker. I also have them read their sentences out loud to see if they make sense and to help them find their mistakes. I have also used diagramming to help the students learn the parts of speech.

Phonics

Phonics is a teaching method that emphasizes letter-sound relationships in reading and spelling. In order to learn to read, a student must know all the letters of the alphabet and the sounds that each letter makes.

I have used phonics for twenty years in order to teach children to read. I have used various reading series, HOUGHTON MIFFLIN most recently, to introduce the sounds of the consonants, vowels, blends, digraphs, vowel teams, and r-controlled vowels. I have also used the STEPHENSON Reading Program, PHONICS PATHWAYS, SING YOUR WAY THROUGH PHONICS, and most recently the ORTON-GILLINGHAM Reading/Spelling Method. I have been very successful in using these books and methods to help struggling students learn phonics in order to learn to read.

Prealgebra

In high school, I took math all the way through trigonometry. I was very good in math and scored very high on the ACT in math. I have tutored many students in prealgebra, including those with learning difficulties.

Reading

I am certified in Reading (K-8). I am also trained in Orton-Gillingham, which is a scientifically researched, systematic, multisensory approach to teaching phonemic awareness and sight words. I have been teaching reading for over twenty years and have tutored many students using this method.

Special Needs

I am permanently certified in Special Education (k-12) in Ohio. I graduated from the University of Dayton in 1997 with a masters in Education with certifications in reading and special education. I worked as a learning disabilities tutor in both public and private schools for 18 years. I have been tutoring privately since 2010 when I retired as a Learning Disabilities tutor from a Catholic School here in Dayton.

I have special training in Orton-Gillingham, a reading/ spelling program for struggling and dyslexic readers and spellers. I am also trained in Alternatives for Teaching, Math Facts and Math Your Way, which uses manipulatives to teach math concepts.

B.S. Auburn University
University of Dayton
MEd

Education

B.S. Auburn University

University of Dayton (MEd)

Great all the way around. — My son has been going to Betty over a year now. He is dyslexic and Betty provides that special teaching he needs for his learning disability. Betty is very nice, knowledgeable about "Orton Gillingham," very patient with him and really cares about him improving. Betty is very organized and very reliable. I would recommend Betty for any child that needs the extra help that the schools cannot prov ...

— Lisa, Dayton, OH on 11/15/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Willing to adjust rate according to the subject being tutored.

Travel policy

Betty will travel within 10 miles of Dayton, OH 45424.