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Yvonne J.

Irmo, SC

$50/hour

Orton-Gillingham Reading Instruction

In-person lessons
20+ Hours
Background check passed as of 7/15/15
4.7 average from 13 ratings
Excellent Tutor
— Beth, Lexington, SC on 8/15/16

$50/Hour


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Tennessee Technological U.
psychology
Tennessee Technological U.
Master's

Education

Tennessee Technological U. (psychology)

Tennessee Technological U. (Master's)

About Yvonne

I specialize in basic reading instruction for struggling readers including those with dyslexia. I am trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach and have six years experience teaching elementary and middle school students. The O-G approach is a phonics based, multisensory, proven approach to teaching reading, spelling, and writing. It is specifically designed and tailored to meet the needs of dyslexic students and other struggling readers.

I also tutor math for the elementary grades. Whether I'm teaching a child math or reading skills, I strive to include interactive methods and learning games to engage the child's interest. I have plenty of experience working successfully with students with attention deficits. I use an individualized reward system to motivate each child.

Sentence and paragraph composition are included in the curriculum. Handwriting and cursive instruction may be provided upon request. Vocabulary growth is emphasized in reading lessons.

I assess each student's needs and individualize the instruction of math skills. I utilize manipulatives for hands-on learning, use mnemonics (memory aids or tricks) for mastering math facts.

Direct, step-by-step instruction, practice to mastery, and continuous review of phonetic concepts are the cornerstone of successful phonics instruction. Instruction in the basic syllable types and syllable cutting patterns helps dyslexic readers 'break the code' of sounding out words of all sizes.
I specialize in basic reading instruction for struggling readers including those with dyslexia. I am trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach and have six years experience teaching elementary and middle school students. The O-G approach is a phonics based, multisensory, proven approach to teaching reading, spelling, and writing. It is specifically Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 22 miles of Irmo, SC 29063
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent Tutor"

- Beth, Lexington, SC on 8/15/16

"Works very well with children"

- Justin, Lexington, SC on 1/11/16
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, 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.

Phonics

I have completed a 2-week training course and a practicum in the Orton-Gillingham approach to reading instruction for dyslexic and struggling readers. My practicum included 10 tutoring sessions observed by a certified O-G senior fellow. I have 5 years experience tutoring dozens of students in the phonics based O-G program. I also have a week or more of in-service training in the Project Read approach, a phonics based offshoot of Orton-Gillingham.

Tennessee Technological U.
psychology
Tennessee Technological U.
Master's

Education

Tennessee Technological U. (psychology)

Tennessee Technological U. (Master's)

Excellent Tutor

Yvonne is extremely patient with my 11 year old son who is dyslexic. She is able to keep his attention by using interactive learning methods. He enjoys his time with her. I will be using her on a regular basis and would highly recommend her to others!

— Beth, Lexington, SC on 8/15/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Travel policy

Yvonne will travel within 22 miles of Irmo, SC 29063.