Pennsylvania State University (Elementary Education)
Cabrini College (MEd)
Hello, I have been teaching elementary classes in the Philadelphia and surrounding area for ten years. Currently, I am a full time reading specialist at a local elementary school. I am able to assess students' reading needs and then plan an individualized plan to help each child grow to become a proficient and lifelong reader and writer.
I am a PA certified Reading Specialist. I am trained in Fountas and Pinnell independent reading behavior continuum, guided reading, Wilson Reading, readers' and writers' workshop and balanced literacy. I am also very knowledgeable on Common Core English and Language Arts standards.
I very knowledgeable on the three major shifts for the PA Common Core English and Language Arts Standards. I am also knowledgeable on all of the PA Common Core ELA standards for grades K through the 6.
I have received exemplary teaching observations. I teach always through a child-centered and differentiated manner. I am warm and outgoing and I love teaching children.
I am knowledgeable on which specific and research based strategies to teach the student when they have difficulty in the reading area of phonics. I also can make recommendations to parents and classroom teachers on what they can do to improve the child's phonics skills.
Please feel free to call or email me for any additional information. I love helping all kids succeed so they can bloom and realize their full potential! Hello, I have been teaching elementary classes in the Philadelphia and surrounding area for ten years. Currently, I am a full time reading specialist at a local elementary school. I am able to assess students' reading needs and then plan an individualized plan to help each child grow to become a proficient and lifelong reader and writer.
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Cathy is fantastic with kids and motivates them tremendously. She is helping our son to overcome the writers block, to organize his thoughts and articulate his thoughts freely. Highly recommend her.
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I am highly qualified to tutor elementary students because I have been teaching elementary classes for ten years. I have taught kindergarten through sixth grades. I have earned my masters degree in elementary education and I have earned my reading specialist certificate. I am currently a reading specialist and I specialize in helping struggling readers become proficient and lifelong readers and writers. I have scored all exemplary scores on my math and reading formal observations.
I am a certified reading specialist and have studied various research based strategies on how to teach phonics. I currently teach my students research based phonics instruction through teaching word sorts, word families, suffixes and affixes, decoding and encoding. I also always have my students practice reading on their independent reading level and practice reading text with the newly learning phonics skills.
I am a PA certified reading specialist for grades K-12.