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Cristy M.

Coraopolis, PA

$55/hour

Reading Specialist, Elementary Education, and Special Education

10+ Hours
Background check passed as of 1/17/15
4.5 average from 2 ratings

$55/Hour


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Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), Indiana, PA
Elementary Education
University of Pittsburgh
Master's
Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), Indiana, PA
Graduate Coursework

Education

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), Indiana, PA (Elementary Education)

University of Pittsburgh (Master's)

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), Indiana, PA (Graduate Coursework)

About Cristy

I am a Reading Specialist with additional certifications in K-6 Elementary Education, and Special Education. I have been teaching and tutoring students since 2010. I believe reading instruction and intervention is essential, without a strong literacy foundation students often struggle across the curriculum. As an Elementary Reading Specialist I have the opportunity to work with small groups of students through out the day. I also plan and develop curriculum, provide professional development, and supervising Reading Specialist Interns. Other experience includes teaching 8th grade reading, 5th grade math, and supervising leaders and campers at a Pre-K-5 summer camp program.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I am confident that my experience as a reading specialist, a reading teacher, and special education teacher has provided me with the knowledge necessary to assist your child or children in expanding or developing the skills necessary to be successful in and out of the classroom. My goal is to encourage students to become lifelong learners while inspiring them to explore and dream.
I am a Reading Specialist with additional certifications in K-6 Elementary Education, and Special Education. I have been teaching and tutoring students since 2010. I believe reading instruction and intervention is essential, without a strong literacy foundation students often struggle across the curriculum. As an Elementary Reading Specialist I Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Coraopolis, PA 15108
Background Check: Passed
Test Preparation:
Common Core,
Praxis
Special Needs:
Dyslexia,
Phonics,
Special Needs

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.

Common Core

I have used Common Core to develop and implement instruction for students in K-8th grade. I also provide Common Core tutoring for students at my school.

Dyslexia

I am an Elementary Reading Specialist. Effective reading instruction and interventions should be tailored to meet the needs of each individual child. I provide a full reading assessment to students, allowing me to understand what their individual strengths and areas in need of enrichment are. I use this information to determine which interventions are necessary to help each student succeed.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a PA Certified K-6 Elementary Education Teacher with additional certifications as a Reading Specialist and in Special Education. I believe that instruction and interventions should be tailored to the student's individual strengths and needs.

Grammar

As an Elementary Teacher and Reading Specialist I have taught and tutored students for 5 years. My energetic grammar lessons help students learn to distinguish and use proper grammar.

Handwriting

As an elementary teacher, I have provided handwriting instruction to many students. I have also tutored Kindergarten and 1st grade students in handwriting out side of school.

Phonics

As an Elementary Reading Specialist and tutor I have helped students strengthen their phonemic awareness for 5 years. Phonics is a key component to effective reading instruction. My Phonics Lessons often include First Sounds Fluency, Phoneme Segmentation, Rhyming, Word Building, or Making Words. Effective reading instruction and interventions should be tailored to meet the needs of each individual child. To determine a student’s strengths and weaknesses in Phonics a variety of measures are used, including Boyd Test of Phonemic Ability and Bear's Spelling Inventory. The results from these measures are used to determine which phonics interventions are necessary to help each student succeed.

Reading

I am an Elementary Reading Specialist. Effective reading instruction and interventions should be tailored to meet the needs of each individual child. I provide a full reading assessment to students, allowing me to understand what their individual strengths and areas in need of enrichment are. I use this information to determine which interventions are necessary to help each student succeed.

Special Needs

After I became a Reading Specialist, I realized that even with my advanced certification there were still students who struggled. I wanted to be able to help all students, so I went back to school and earned my Special Education Certification. Last summer I taught in a Special Education Classroom.

Spelling

As a K-6 Elementary Teacher, Reading Specialist, and Tutor I have worked with students on spelling for over 5 years. To assess a students spelling needs I assess them using Bear's Spelling Inventory. This helps me pinpoint students understanding of encoding or spelling and allows me to provide an intervention that is individualized to their areas of need and strengths.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary is an important component to comprehension in reading and across the curriculum. As a Reading Specialist, I have focused on improving vocabulary in all subject areas.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), Indiana, PA
Elementary Education
University of Pittsburgh
Master's
Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), Indiana, PA
Graduate Coursework

Education

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), Indiana, PA (Elementary Education)

University of Pittsburgh (Master's)

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), Indiana, PA (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Cristy will travel within 5 miles of Coraopolis, PA 15108.