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Nancy B.

New Castle, PA

$30/hour

Dyslexia, experienced Orton-Gillingham tutor, Reading Specialist

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/16/15
4.7 average from 16 ratings
Awesome tutor
— Dena, Sharpsville, PA on 1/28/16

$30/Hour


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Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
elementary education
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Master's

Education

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA (elementary education)

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA (Master's)

About Nancy

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I have a passion for teaching. Sometimes I think I'm more excited than a student when they make progress. I taught reading for 30+ years in public schools, and have experience with students in grades K-6. I keep current by attending the annual KSRA (Keystone State Reading Association) conference, and by going to Butler Lawrence Mercer Reading Council meetings. I also watch professional webinars, and read professional books and journals. I am a certified Orton-Gillingham instructor.
One of the most important factors to a student's success is motivating him, so I want to know about a student's interests inside and outside of school. I also feel that working with the classroom teacher helps the student succeed. My goal is not only helping a student get through the school year, but to make him become independent and responsible for his own learning.
Thank you for responding to my profile on Wyzant.
I have a passion for teaching. Sometimes I think I'm more excited than a student when they make progress. I taught reading for 30+ years in public schools, and have experience with students in grades K-6. I keep current by attending the annual KSRA (Keystone State Reading Association)
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Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of New Castle, PA 16105
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Awesome tutor"

- Dena, Sharpsville, PA on 1/28/16

"An excellent teacher"

- Raquel, New Castle, PA on 9/29/15
English:
Reading, Vocabulary
Language:
Reading
Special Needs:
Dyslexia,
Elementary (K-6th),
Phonics,
Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Phonics,
Reading, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Dyslexia

I studied the multi -sensory Orton Gillingham method of teaching students with dyslexia at the New Castle Dyslexia Center, in New Castle, PA. I am also tutoring there. Recently, I became a Certified Dyslexia Screener by attending a seminar presented by Sue Barton, creator of the Barton Reading and Spelling System.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have 40 years experience teaching elementary students. Thirty-seven of those years were spent as a Title l reading and math teacher for Wilmington Area School District. I have a BS in elementary education and a Masters degree as a reading specialist.

Phonics

I am a reading and was a Title I reading teacher for over 30 years. During that time, I taught phonics as well as comprehension and fluency. I've also had training as a dyslexia tutor at the New Castle Dyslexia Institute. That training included a review of phonics.

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
elementary education
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Master's

Education

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA (elementary education)

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA (Master's)

Awesome tutor

Nancy is currently helping my son with reading and even after the 1st meeting he was very comfortable with her. I'm looking forward to his future lessons

— Dena, Sharpsville, PA on 1/28/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Nancy will travel within 10 miles of New Castle, PA 16105.