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Candice Z.

Lakewood, OH

$25/hour

Reading/Elementary Education Tutor

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$25/Hour


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East Stroudsburg University
Speech Pathology
Grand Canyon University
Master's

Education

East Stroudsburg University (Speech Pathology)

Grand Canyon University (Master's)

About Candice

Hello! I have a Bachelor's degree in Speech Pathology and a Master's degree in Elementary Education. I am a state certified elementary teacher in both Ohio and Pennsylvania (OH P-3). I have been tutoring children of all ages in reading and math for over 8 years. This experience includes working with children with dyslexia and children with mild psychological disorders such as ADD and anxiety. I also have a program specialist certificate in PA in ESL.

I also have several years of teaching experience including preschool and 3rd grade. My specialty and the subject I am most passionate about is reading and helping children learn how to read. Due to my background in speech-language pathology, I am quite knowledgeable in phonetics, language and vocabulary development, and teaching phonemic awareness, all of which have a very important connection to the reading process.

My philosophy towards teaching is to make lessons fun because I truly think when people are enjoying their learning, they learn not only more but much faster. I also think it is critical to cater to individual learning styles as everyone learns differently.

Thank you and hope to work with you soon!
Hello! I have a Bachelor's degree in Speech Pathology and a Master's degree in Elementary Education. I am a state certified elementary teacher in both Ohio and Pennsylvania (OH P-3). I have been tutoring Read more

Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Lakewood, OH 44107
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
Common Core, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
Special Needs:
Dyslexia, Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Homeschool, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I am currently attending graduate school to obtain a Masters of Education degree in Elementary Education as well as a Pennsylvania teaching certificate. I am currently taking my 5th class in the program and I have a 4.0 GPA so far.

I am highly knowledgeable in almost all elementary level subjects, especially reading and phonics. My background is in speech pathology, which I have a B.S. in. This has given me experience working with children with communication problems and who struggle with their speech and language skills. Therefore, I am very knowledgeable in language arts, reading, and phonics, and I am significantly skilled at working one-on-one with struggling students. I currently work as a daycare teacher, and feel I work best with younger students, but I would be comfortable teaching up to the 6th grade level.

I have been working part-time as a reading tutor for over a year with a student currently in the 5th grade. She has some reading difficulties, but she has made great progress since I started working with her. For all these reasons, I feel I am well-qualified to tutor elementary level students.

Phonics

I feel I am highly knowledgeable to teach phonics due to my B.S. degree in Speech-Language Pathology. As part of my studies in this field, I took a class in phonetics and it was my job to be able to phonetically transcribe the speech of children and adults with communication disorders. Therefore, I not only could phonetically transcribe normal speech and words, but also disordered speech. Furthermore, I worked part-time as a graduate research assistant phonetically transcribing tapes of children's speech samples as part of a major study on otitis media. Therefore, I feel I am highly competent in understanding letter-sound combinations and individual speech sounds.

Also, I am currently attending graduate school to obtain a Masters of Education degree in Elementary Education as well as a Pennsylvania teaching certificate. I am currently taking my 5th class in the program and I have a 4.0 GPA so far. One of the classes I am taking now is Reading Theory and Instruction, which is very heavy on phonics instruction. This only further enhances my knowledge in teaching phonics.

I have been working part-time as a reading tutor for over a year with a student currently in the 5th grade. A significant part of her instruction includes phonics work, where she sounds out words into their individual speech sounds and then blends them together. She has some reading difficulties, but she has made great progress since I started working with her. I feel I am highly-skilled in phonics and more than qualified to teach it.

Special Needs

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology and 64 graduate level credits in Communication Sciences and Disorders. I have worked with children and adults in various therapy settings during my clinical internships in graduate school. Therefore, I have ample experience working with children and adults with special needs, including those with mental retardation, autism, physical disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, behavioral problems, and a wide variety of speech, language, and communication disorders from the mild to the severe.

I have also taken many college and graduate level education classes including those dealing with specific special needs populations. A sample of these classes are Teaching Reading to Children with Special Needs, Assessment and Evaluation in Special Education, Urban Education & Classroom Diversity, Managing Behavioral Problems in Children, American Sign Language I, and Educating Learners with Diverse Needs.

I am a strong advocate of catering to individual learning styles and addressing individual students' needs in the way that is best and most comfortable for them. Therefore, I feel I would be a particularly good educator with special needs students.

East Stroudsburg University
Speech Pathology
Grand Canyon University
Master's

Education

East Stroudsburg University (Speech Pathology)

Grand Canyon University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Travel policy

Candice will travel within 10 miles of Lakewood, OH 44107.