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Joan R.

Clairton, PA

$60/hour

Experienced and Certified in Wilson Reading System

In-person lessons

$60/Hour


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University of Pittsburgh
French
Duquesne University
MEd

Education

University of Pittsburgh (French)

Duquesne University (MEd)

About Joan

I'm PA certified (K-6) and specialize in teaching struggling readers to decode, spell and comprehend. I'm experienced and Level 1 certified in the Wilson Reading System - a direct, multi-sensory, sequential and research-proven approach for teaching students, grade 2 through adulthood, who read below grade level.
I focus on helping struggling readers to become successful readers. Bright students who struggle with print deserve to be taught with an approach that works for them. Wilson works!
Each lesson is individualized based on the student's 'trouble spots', and pacing is determined by student mastery of current concepts. We proceed when the student's responses are automatic and fluent, and continually weave learned concepts back in.
My twenty-year background in education is broad: I've taught early childhood and elementary students in a private school setting, worked in administration, coordinated education for neglected and delinquent youth and taught adult professionals English as a second language.
My passion is helping struggling readers become successful, confident readers and learners.
If your child is struggling with reading, I welcome the opportunity to speak with you!
I'm PA certified (K-6) and specialize in teaching struggling readers to decode, spell and comprehend. I'm experienced and Level 1 certified in the Wilson Reading System - a direct, multi-sensory, sequential and research-proven approach for teaching students, grade 2 through adulthood, who read below grade level.
I focus on helping struggling
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Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Clairton, PA 15025
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
Reading
Special Needs:
Dyslexia,
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Phonics,
Reading

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Approved subjects

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Dyslexia

I am currently in the process of becoming certified in the Wilson Reading System. I will be observed by a Wilson trainer certified in the method, working 1-1 with a dyslexic student, and will soon complete the 60-hour online course.

I attended a 3-day training in this explicit, multi-sensory, direct and sequential approach in March of this year, and have worked with Wilson for the past year with a student, from substep 1.1 through 4.2.

Phonics

I have specific training in teaching phonemic awareness and letter-sound relationship through the Wilson Reading System. I have experience using this program which is designed to teach students who struggle at this basic level of associating sounds to certain symbols (letters), and then adding on sounds (or phonemes) to build words.
Phonetic awareness is not intuitive to all learners and students who struggle with phonics must be taught with a very specific, direct, sequential and multi-sensory approach. Although it may take much repetition, students who struggle with phonics can learn the sounds and symbols necessary for learning to read.
I am in the process of attaining Level I certification in the Wilson reading system.

Reading

I have specific training in the Wilson Reading System which is designed for students, from grade 2 to adulthood, who have language-based challenges with decoding print, using language, and often-times writing as well.

University of Pittsburgh
French
Duquesne University
MEd

Education

University of Pittsburgh (French)

Duquesne University (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joan will travel within 10 miles of Clairton, PA 15025.