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Brenda C.

Miamisburg, OH

$40/hour

Elementary Teacher/ Reading Specialist

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$40/Hour


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Miami University
Elementary Education
Miami University
Master's

Education

Miami University (Elementary Education)

Miami University (Master's)

About Brenda

Hello, my name is Brenda C, and I am currently a third grade teacher. I received both my Master's Degree and Bachelor's Degree from Miami University. My undergraduate certificate allows me to teach all subject areas in grades 1-8. My Master's Degree is in Reading Education. I have previously taught grades 1,2,3, and 5. In addition to being a classroom teacher, I spent three years as a Reading Intervention Specialist. During those three years, I was responsible for assessing students and identifying their reading strengths and needs. From those assessments, I planned and implemented instruction to meet individual students' needs. I try to increase student motivation by using high interest material and hands on activities. I have high expectation for ALL of my students because I truly believe that All students can achieve. Hello, my name is Brenda C, and I am currently a third grade teacher. I received both my Master's Degree and Bachelor's Degree from Miami University. My undergraduate certificate allows me to teach all subject areas in grades 1-8. My Master's Degree is in Reading Education. I have previously taught grades 1,2,3, and 5. In addition to being a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 21 miles of Miamisburg, OH 45342
In-person lessons
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Phonics

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Elementary (K-6th)

I earned my BA in Education in 2001 from Miami University. I taught a self contained classroom for three years before accepting a position as a reading intervention teacher. I work extensively with struggling readers in a small group setting. I remained a Reading Diagnostician for three years, and during that time earned my Masters in Reading from Miami University. I returned to the classroom as a second grade teacher and remained there for five years. Due to the current third grade guarantee and my qualifications, I was moved, by my district, to a third grade self-contained classroom where I have spent the last 3 years.

Phonics

In 2009, I received my Master's Degree in Reading Education from Miami University. One of the required classes, was geared specifically toward how to assess, diagnose, and implement effective phonics instruction. After completing this course, I then took the assessment and diagnosis pieces and trained my grade level team on how it administer the DSA (Developmental Spelling Analysis), record the results and interpret data to make informed decisions about instructional practices. I was also able to offer support for implementing developmentally appropriate lessons.

Since I've been teaching, phonics instruction has been a part of my every day routine. We work on decoding (taking words apart) as well as encoding (putting sounds together). Since many words in the English Language cannot be decoded, sight word knowledge is also a focus. In addition to a classroom teacher, I spent three years as a Reading Diagnostician. I provided small group and one-one tutoring for students needing additional support in reading. Many of my students were in need of phonics intervention. All instruction was developmentally appropriate and needs based.

Miami University
Elementary Education
Miami University
Master's

Education

Miami University (Elementary Education)

Miami University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Brenda will travel within 21 miles of Miamisburg, OH 45342.