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Louise B.

Reading Equals Independence

Reading Equals Independence

$55/hour

  • 1,801 hours tutoring

  • North Dallas Dallas, TX 75248


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About Louise


Bio

It has been my privilege to tutor students over the past two decades. I have volunteered in the RISD school district, worked for 2 agencies, and now work independently. I take the student back to the basics of reading skills, and help students relearn how to read, this time, correctly. Most of my students have some learning differences such as dyslexia, auditory processing issues, Asperger's syndrome and other issues. I have worked with students as young as 5 and as old as 47+. I tailor my cu...

It has been my privilege to tutor students over the past two decades. I have volunteered in the RISD school district, worked for 2 agencies, and now work independently. I take the student back to the basics of reading skills, and help students relearn how to read, this time, correctly. Most of my students have some learning differences such as dyslexia, auditory processing issues, Asperger's syndrome and other issues. I have worked with students as young as 5 and as old as 47+. I tailor my curriculum to the needs of the individual. The only thing I assume is that he or she is intelligent and will succeed. Not long ago, a 9 year old student was failing at a local private school. After several months of work, he is now on the A-B Honor Roll. This was HIS work, with my skills methods giving him confidence to try.


Education

U. of South Dakota
undergrad
Indiana University - Bloomingon, IN
Other

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $55
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 12 miles of Dallas, TX 75248
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/26/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Grammar

Grammar is the skeleton onto which the writer puts his or her thoughts. It is the standard form and pattern which is agreed upon by all users of a given language. Without it, words would confuse instead of educate. Granted, some grammar seems dull at the outset, but once it becomes a tool instead of a problem, it makes writing a simple and fun task.

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

For 18 years I have worked with students who struggle with the basics of reading and writing. I use some materials that are unique to my tutoring process and also use some standard workbooks (i.e. SRA, Merrill,and others.)A lot of support and patience will do wonders for the worried student. Using a blend of sound, sight, and writing, the student gains familiarity with words and sounds, building vocabulary and comprehension in small building-blocks.
Grammar,

Grammar

Grammar is the skeleton onto which the writer puts his or her thoughts. It is the standard form and pattern which is agreed upon by all users of a given language. Without it, words would confuse instead of educate. Granted, some grammar seems dull at the outset, but once it becomes a tool instead of a problem, it makes writing a simple and fun task.
Phonics,

Phonics

Phonics, the practice of joining sound and symbol together is the most effective way to learn to read. Previously unknown words become manageable and ready for correct use when the student realizes how the sounds are strung together for meaning and comprehension. I use several texts and manipulatives to reinforce correct associations for the student. After the student catches on, he or she can suddenly dissect and reconstruct any word and make it a personal tool.
Reading,

Reading

Reading is the foundation for all communication. Without this skill a person cannot fill out a job application, read for pleasure, get through school or make sense of the world around him or her. Reading comes easily to many but is a sheer terror to students with learning difficulties. Often it is a matter of needing extra time and practice for a student to feel confident to even try. Some students need extra learning tools to gain the skills for reading. Patience and respect are the keys.
Spelling,

Spelling

Spelling is a large problem for so many students. Perfectly bright students are reduced to tears because of the troubles with spelling issues. Add to this, learning difficulties, auditory issues and testing panic and the student has a problem. So many of our words come from so many different languages and this is one more difficulty to handle. However, standardized spelling is a tool for communication worldwide and must be mastered. There are numerous tools for developing this success.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

How can a student tell you what is on his or her mind without words? Vocabulary should be expanded daily throughout life. When this ability and joy is not in good working order, life loses practicality as well as whimsy. As a child learns how to learn new words,the world takes on new possibilities. There are several techniques that can make vocabulary a marvelous tool instead of a dreaded assignment.

English

English,

English

English is the ability to let your reader know what you know and why you wish to share this information. This can be poetry, prose, history, fact, whimsy and so much more. Learning about the literature of a certain language and culture is essential for fitting in and for understanding. Taking apart the English written piece and then putting it back together with one's own background and interests make for a rich experience through the ages and through imagination. The ability to analyze information makes for an exciting life!
Grammar,

Grammar

Grammar is the skeleton onto which the writer puts his or her thoughts. It is the standard form and pattern which is agreed upon by all users of a given language. Without it, words would confuse instead of educate. Granted, some grammar seems dull at the outset, but once it becomes a tool instead of a problem, it makes writing a simple and fun task.
Literature,

Literature

The works of a particular culture draw the people together in collective memory. The writings show a path into the mores of the times, the customs, expectations, and requirements of that society. Contemporary as well as future generations can understand the mood of the times when studying a chosen piece carefully. Discussion often brings lively debate and insight to the enjoyment of the work being studied.
Reading,

Reading

Reading is the foundation for all communication. Without this skill a person cannot fill out a job application, read for pleasure, get through school or make sense of the world around him or her. Reading comes easily to many but is a sheer terror to students with learning difficulties. Often it is a matter of needing extra time and practice for a student to feel confident to even try. Some students need extra learning tools to gain the skills for reading. Patience and respect are the keys.
Spelling,

Spelling

Spelling is a large problem for so many students. Perfectly bright students are reduced to tears because of the troubles with spelling issues. Add to this, learning difficulties, auditory issues and testing panic and the student has a problem. So many of our words come from so many different languages and this is one more difficulty to handle. However, standardized spelling is a tool for communication worldwide and must be mastered. There are numerous tools for developing this success.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

How can a student tell you what is on his or her mind without words? Vocabulary should be expanded daily throughout life. When this ability and joy is not in good working order, life loses practicality as well as whimsy. As a child learns how to learn new words,the world takes on new possibilities. There are several techniques that can make vocabulary a marvelous tool instead of a dreaded assignment.
Writing

Writing

Writing is a method of preserving thoughts and information for society to consider. Some people find this a daunting task. However, with the tools of grammar, vocabulary, understanding of the subject and confidence for the task,something exciting and interesting can be produced. Learning the nuts and bolts of the language will give the student proper preparation for writing assignments now and throughout life.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

For 18 years I have worked with students who struggle with the basics of reading and writing. I use some materials that are unique to my tutoring process and also use some standard workbooks (i.e. SRA, Merrill,and others.)A lot of support and patience will do wonders for the worried student. Using a blend of sound, sight, and writing, the student gains familiarity with words and sounds, building vocabulary and comprehension in small building-blocks.
English,

English

English is the ability to let your reader know what you know and why you wish to share this information. This can be poetry, prose, history, fact, whimsy and so much more. Learning about the literature of a certain language and culture is essential for fitting in and for understanding. Taking apart the English written piece and then putting it back together with one's own background and interests make for a rich experience through the ages and through imagination. The ability to analyze information makes for an exciting life!
Reading,

Reading

Reading is the foundation for all communication. Without this skill a person cannot fill out a job application, read for pleasure, get through school or make sense of the world around him or her. Reading comes easily to many but is a sheer terror to students with learning difficulties. Often it is a matter of needing extra time and practice for a student to feel confident to even try. Some students need extra learning tools to gain the skills for reading. Patience and respect are the keys.
Spelling,

Spelling

Spelling is a large problem for so many students. Perfectly bright students are reduced to tears because of the troubles with spelling issues. Add to this, learning difficulties, auditory issues and testing panic and the student has a problem. So many of our words come from so many different languages and this is one more difficulty to handle. However, standardized spelling is a tool for communication worldwide and must be mastered. There are numerous tools for developing this success.
Writing

Writing

Writing is a method of preserving thoughts and information for society to consider. Some people find this a daunting task. However, with the tools of grammar, vocabulary, understanding of the subject and confidence for the task,something exciting and interesting can be produced. Learning the nuts and bolts of the language will give the student proper preparation for writing assignments now and throughout life.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

For 18 years I have worked with students who struggle with the basics of reading and writing. I use some materials that are unique to my tutoring process and also use some standard workbooks (i.e. SRA, Merrill,and others.)A lot of support and patience will do wonders for the worried student. Using a blend of sound, sight, and writing, the student gains familiarity with words and sounds, building vocabulary and comprehension in small building-blocks.
English,

English

English is the ability to let your reader know what you know and why you wish to share this information. This can be poetry, prose, history, fact, whimsy and so much more. Learning about the literature of a certain language and culture is essential for fitting in and for understanding. Taking apart the English written piece and then putting it back together with one's own background and interests make for a rich experience through the ages and through imagination. The ability to analyze information makes for an exciting life!
Reading,

Reading

Reading is the foundation for all communication. Without this skill a person cannot fill out a job application, read for pleasure, get through school or make sense of the world around him or her. Reading comes easily to many but is a sheer terror to students with learning difficulties. Often it is a matter of needing extra time and practice for a student to feel confident to even try. Some students need extra learning tools to gain the skills for reading. Patience and respect are the keys.
Writing

Writing

Writing is a method of preserving thoughts and information for society to consider. Some people find this a daunting task. However, with the tools of grammar, vocabulary, understanding of the subject and confidence for the task,something exciting and interesting can be produced. Learning the nuts and bolts of the language will give the student proper preparation for writing assignments now and throughout life.

Special Needs

Phonics

Phonics

Phonics, the practice of joining sound and symbol together is the most effective way to learn to read. Previously unknown words become manageable and ready for correct use when the student realizes how the sounds are strung together for meaning and comprehension. I use several texts and manipulatives to reinforce correct associations for the student. After the student catches on, he or she can suddenly dissect and reconstruct any word and make it a personal tool.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

For 18 years I have worked with students who struggle with the basics of reading and writing. I use some materials that are unique to my tutoring process and also use some standard workbooks (i.e. SRA, Merrill,and others.)A lot of support and patience will do wonders for the worried student. Using a blend of sound, sight, and writing, the student gains familiarity with words and sounds, building vocabulary and comprehension in small building-blocks.
Reading,

Reading

Reading is the foundation for all communication. Without this skill a person cannot fill out a job application, read for pleasure, get through school or make sense of the world around him or her. Reading comes easily to many but is a sheer terror to students with learning difficulties. Often it is a matter of needing extra time and practice for a student to feel confident to even try. Some students need extra learning tools to gain the skills for reading. Patience and respect are the keys.
Writing

Writing

Writing is a method of preserving thoughts and information for society to consider. Some people find this a daunting task. However, with the tools of grammar, vocabulary, understanding of the subject and confidence for the task,something exciting and interesting can be produced. Learning the nuts and bolts of the language will give the student proper preparation for writing assignments now and throughout life.

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (468 ratings)
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4 star
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3 star
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Reviews

Superwoman tutor!

Louise is a very personable teacher who has helped my son gain confidence as a student in school and jhas used so many nurturing methods. Her ways has made it clear to my son that he has benefitted off of her teachings. She has done an amazing job in identifying his problems and working with us to see him grow. She recognized his potential first hand and that really helped my son understand how well he could do in reading right off the bat. Louise is an absolutely wonderful teacher with a passion for helping students grow and succeed!

Feven, 41 lessons with Louise

She really gets kids!

Louise has been an extremely kind and a wise tutor with my child. She's been working with us for a couple of months. Initially, my son was extremely resistant to writing. She has worked through his defiant behavior without taking it personally. (All the other tutors I have worked with, have always been really frustrated with his unwillingness. This resulted in me being angry with him, which only made things worse.) Louise just didn't give up, and he's really blossoming now. She's truly been amazing!

Megan, 28 lessons with Louise

Wonderful Tutor

Louise is absolutely wonderful. She "won" my son over within minutes! He said she was super nice and that "he learned a lot!" They did more teaching/learning in 1 hour than I am able to accomplish with him in an entire evening! My son is really looking forward to the next session. Truly, Louise is a very experienced, professional, and effective teacher.

Betty, 3 lessons with Louise

Mrs .Louise is very professional and patient

My nephew is very shy but Mrs. Louise has made him extremely comfortable and they work really well together. She is very patient with him and I look forward to working with her for a long time.

Shneshia, 14 lessons with Louise

Louise is awesome

She has the patience of a saint, and a sense of humor that brings joy to teaching and being taught.

Melanie, 107 lessons with Louise

Patient and Sensitive

I appreciate Louise's patience with Ian and her sensitivity to his fear of failure. Getting him to complete daily assignments is a struggle. We hope that he will learn the self-discipline necessary to see him through his education.

Richard, 4 lessons with Louise

Great tutor! My son gained confidence and knowledge!

Ms. Louise is wonderful! She has a warm and calm disposition that is very refreshing; different from what we experience in the school. You can tell she just loves her students and teaching them. She is very patient and encouraging. My son looks forward to working with her every week and can't wait to learn. She has lots of unique tools to help my son and he enjoys the variety!

Erin, 32 lessons with Louise

Excellent!

Louise has been very good with our son who has difficulty reading and writing. We can already see an improvement!

Leah, 7 lessons with Louise

Great tutor!

Very experienced in working with students on academic subjects. She knows how to break down barriers and identify the best teaching methods.

Sally, 4 lessons with Louise

Very sweet wonderful ideas to get my child excited

Thank you Louise for your passion for reading! After speaking with you, my son is already excited about the next session! You have great ideas and I appreciate the patience you have. I must say I am excited as well. Thank you so much!

Nakia, 12 lessons with Louise

$55/hour

Louise B.

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