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Pamela C.

Happy Valley, OR

$40/hour

Pamela C. Reading Specialist

$40/Hour


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Arizona State University
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Arizona State University
Master's
Arizona State University
Master's

Education

Arizona State University (Education)

Arizona State University (Master's)

Arizona State University (Master's)

About Pamela

My experience includes many years of teaching at the middle school level in language arts, but I also have experienced teaching at the high school and community college levels. It has been my pleasure to see the growth and achievement of my students. My students’ successes are my reward for the work we do together.

My expertise is in tutoring study skills for all content areas from the reading approach. Reading comprehension and building vocabulary are also areas that I teach at all levels through many content areas. Tutoring should be individualized to assure that the student’s needs are met. I am certified to teach reading K-12 in Oregon. I continue to read and keep up to date on the teaching methods used in the public and private schools in the US. I have a Master’s degree in reading and a second Master’s degree in instructional design and educational technology.

We will set up a structure for each tutoring session depending upon the needs of the student. The initial meeting will be focused on assessing the needs of the student and presenting a plan to follow in future meetings. For example, a certain percentage of the time might be spent on assigned homework from a classroom teacher, then vocabulary building activities, and finally comprehension activities. In addition, I would like to encourage some independent reading and sharing. Each session will involve the literacy goals of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

I understand that there are circumstances beyond our control, so I do have a 24-hour cancellation policy.

I would be happy to set up a meeting place, such as a library near you, for our first meeting. We may change the site of our meeting if necessary.

If you are a parent requesting the tutoring for your child, I would like you to be present for the first part of the first session. This would insure that we all know the expectations of the tutoring sessions. All other sessions would primarily consist of interaction between the student and the tutor. If your child is under 18 years old, a parent or guardian should accompany the student and remain nearby.

I look forward to hearing from you!
My experience includes many years of teaching at the middle school level in language arts, but I also have experienced teaching at the high school and community college levels. It has been my pleasure to see the growth and achievement of my students. My students’ successes are my reward for the work we do together.

My expertise is in
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Happy Valley, OR 97086
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading,
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.

English

I have been teaching reading and language arts since 1985 and it has been the most rewarding experience of my career. A big part of literacy is writing and I have always included writing assignments along with reading assigned literature and independent reading. In 1985, I received my Master's in Education with emphasis in reading, but I continued to increased my knowledge of teaching language arts and reading by attending workshops, conferences, and book talks with authors over the years. I also worked on instructional design which helps me design lessons that are most beneficial for my students. In 2003, I earned a second Master's degree in instructional design and educational technology. Technology can improve our writing skills and free us from fear of making spelling and grammar errors. In teaching writing, I include the entire writing process from pre-writing to publishing. I am currently certified to teach middle-school language arts in Oregon.

Reading

I have been teaching reading since 1985 and it has been the most rewarding experience of my career. I especially love to introduce young adult readers to new authors and share reading with them as I help them increase their vocabulary and comprehension through discussion and activities. In 1985 I received my Master's in Education with emphasis in reading, but I continued to increase my knowledge of learning by attending workshops, conferences, and book talks with authors over the years. I also worked on instructional design which helps me design lessons that are most beneficial for my students and in 2003, I earned a second Master's degree in instructional design and educational technology. I believe that my enthusiasm about reading is contagious and hope to have many more opportunities to help students improve their reading skills which in turn will help them become lifelong learners.

Study Skills

Study skills include managing study time, use of study time, note-taking skills, memory techniques, pre-reading activities, learning styles, and critical thinking skills. I have 3 1/2 years experience teaching those developmental reading skills at the pre-college level. Over the thirty years of teaching language arts and reading in public schools at the middle level, I have taught these skills in all of my courses. Helping students manage their time and improve ways to approach a text is one of the more rewarding parts of teaching reading.

Arizona State University
Education
Arizona State University
Master's
Arizona State University
Master's

Education

Arizona State University (Education)

Arizona State University (Master's)

Arizona State University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Pamela will travel within 15 miles of Happy Valley, OR 97086.