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Louise B.

Dallas, TX

$55/hour

Reading Equals Independence

In-person lessons
1500+ Hours
Background check passed as of 2/26/12
5.0 average from 415 ratings
Mrs .Louise is very professional and patient
— Shneshia, Dallas, TX on 2/13/16

$55/Hour


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

Education

U. of South Dakota

Indiana University - Bloomingon, IN (Other)

About Louise

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. 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 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Dallas, TX 75248
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Mrs .Louise is very professional and patient"

- Shneshia, Dallas, TX on 2/13/16

"Louise is awesome"

- Melanie, Plano, TX on 12/5/15

"Patient and Sensitive"

- Richard, Dallas, TX on 2/27/15

"Great tutor! My son gained confidence and knowledge!"

- Erin, Dallas, TX on 2/17/15

"Excellent!"

- Leah, Flower Mound, TX on 9/15/14

"Great tutor!"

- Sally, Dallas, TX on 2/5/14

"Very sweet wonderful ideas to get my child excited"

- Nakia, Richardson, TX on 3/28/13

"We love Ms Louise!"

- Suzanne, The Colony, TX on 3/17/13

"A Miracle Worker"

- Gail, Frisco, TX on 11/27/12

"Great tutor"

- Debbie, Allen, TX on 5/24/12
Special Needs:
Phonics

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)

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 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 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

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.

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 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 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

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 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.

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

Education

U. of South Dakota

Indiana University - Bloomingon, IN (Other)

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, Dallas, TX on 2/13/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Louise will travel within 12 miles of Dallas, TX 75248.