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Gail K.

Langhorne, PA

$40/hour

Patient, Orton Gillingham trained, Reading Tutor

In-person lessons
300+ Hours
Background check passed as of 7/31/17
4.9 average from 245 ratings
Excellent Tutor
— Jacqueline, Philadelphia, PA on 8/11/17

$40/Hour


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Mansfield University of PA

Education

Mansfield University of PA

About Gail

I have graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. My major was Elementary Ed. with a concentration in Early Childhood Education. Recently, I have taught Kindergarten for 3 years. I have worked as a reading assistant at an elementary school in Bensalem. Also, I have worked in several day care centers as a lead teacher. From all of this experience, I have found that reading/phonics plays an important role in learning. I love working with children, love to see their excitement in learning and like children to have fun while learning. I will help your child who is struggling or will help your child to challenge themselves.

I have also trained in the Orton Gillingham method of reading, spelling and writing. This approach uses the senses such as writing in the sand, writing using bumpy needlepoint surface underneath paper and finger tapping sounds and words with the non dominant hand. The children I tutor really do well with this approach!
In the past, I have taught Kindergarten children for 3 years, 3 year old children and now again, Pre K children. I really enjoy having children succeed in learning. It is so exciting when children learn to read! It is as exciting when a child has failed at a math problem and finally gets how to do it correctly. This is why I tutor to bring confidence, patience and joy of learning into the process.

I can also tutor other subjects in elementary: math, science and social studies. On a personal note, I enjoy teaching VBS at Bensalem United Methodist Church for the last 3 or 4 years. I also attend Bensalem United Methodist Church. I enjoy gardening, reading and walking.

I started with WyzAnt the summer of 2011. I have mostly worked with children who need help with writing, phonics, spelling, reading, multiplication facts, addition and subtraction with renaming. With younger children, I do everything and more to get your child ready for Preschool, Kindergarten or First grade. Skills that younger children learn are counting and recognizing numbers, learning letters and sounds, sight words, recognizing shapes, time, learning the correct form of writing letters and numbers. This has been really rewarding for me and I help build confidence in those I work with! I love tutoring!

Gail
I have graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. My major was Elementary Ed. with a concentration in Early Childhood Education. Recently, I have taught Kindergarten for 3 years. I have worked as a reading assistant at an elementary school in Bensalem. Also, I have worked in several day care centers as a lead teacher. From all of Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Langhorne, PA 19047
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent Tutor"

- Jacqueline, Philadelphia, PA on 8/11/17

"Great tutor"

- Neferteria, Willingboro, NJ on 10/26/17
Gail replied on 10/28/2017

Thanks Neferteria for the wonderful review and it will be my pleasure in helping your children!

"Gail is everything I was looking for!!!!"

- Markia, Philadelphia, PA on 8/26/17

"Excellent first session"

- Yvonne, Wyncote, PA on 6/30/16

"Excellent Tutor"

- Sharonda, Morrisville, PA on 4/9/16

"She was GREAT"

- Shamekia, Trenton, NJ on 8/10/15

"Stopped tutor for awhile but she was able to gain my son's focus within a few minutes. Great lesson!!"

- Jennifer, Philadelphia, PA on 8/6/15

"Overreacting"

- Patricia, Newtown, PA on 6/11/14

"Great tutor for young kids."

- Jenjen, Morrisville, PA on 8/27/13

"Very Good!"

- Diana, Bristol, PA on 7/22/12

"Excellent tutor for my pre-schooler"

- Janet, Newtown, PA on 6/16/12

"Totally worth it"

- Katherine, Burlington, NJ on 4/24/12

"Excellent Tutor"

- Michael, Killeen, TX on 7/19/11
Science:
Elementary Science
English:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary
Language:
Reading
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Phonics,
Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Mansfield University. My major was Elementary Education. I still take classes and workshops to keep my certificate active with Act 48. I am finishing up a class called "Response to Intervention: Reading Strategies That Work".

Phonics

I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Mansfield University. My major was Elementary Education with a concentration in ECE. Throughout working with daycare centers, schools and doing workshops, I have learned and taught phonics. Recently, I have taught a Kindergarten class and have used phonics every day to help the children learn the sounds of vowels and consonants. We also did a lot of rhyming, which also helps with reading. So through my college classes, workshops and through daily use, I am capable of teaching phonics. In November 2014, I have had 30 hours of training in the Orton Gillingham method for phonics and reading. It uses multisensory applications. I can't wait to start using the methods!

Reading

Recently, I have had training in the Orton Gillingham approach to reading. This incorporates hands on learning in particular. With learning phonics sounds and sight words, this approach is great for Elementary students learning to read.

Mansfield University of PA

Education

Mansfield University of PA

Excellent Tutor

Ryan is doing an excellent job with reading on his own! He read me a little book by hisself no help at all. He feels more confident with his skills now! Thanks to Gail Ryan will be ready for 1st grade .

— Jacqueline, Philadelphia, PA on 8/11/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Gail will travel within 12 miles of Langhorne, PA 19047.