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LaKeisha S.

Desoto, TX

$30/hour

Master Reading Teacher-Personalized Tutoring for Success

50+ Hours
5.0 average from 38 ratings
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
— Arrika, Desoto, TX on 5/8/17

$30/Hour


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Prairie View A & M Univerisity
Southern Methodist University
Master's

Education

Prairie View A & M Univerisity

Southern Methodist University (Master's)

About LaKeisha

I am currently an administrator in a local district in the DFW area. I taught grades K-5 during my 8 years in the classroom. I also served as a tutor for a major tutoring services provider for approximately 2 years where I supported struggling readers from the elementary to college level. I am very passionate about education and developing students' academic proficiencies, especially in the lower elementary areas.

In addition, I hold active Texas educator certifications as a Master Reading Teacher and Principal for grades EC-12 and certificates as a General Education and ESL teacher for grades EC-4.

I acquired a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in reading.

I have worked with teachers during my time as an instructional coach and administrator through the implementation of co-teaching, providing professional development, and assisting with lesson development as an effort to increase their instructional capacity to ensure their students are skilled readers and successful on the STAAR exam.

During my 11 years in the education field, I have worked solely at the elementary level. Throughout my teaching and tutoring experience I have encompassed a high success rate of developing strong readers at the lower elementary level and closing the academic gap for struggling readers at higher grade levels.

Most of my classroom and tutoring experience was in grades K-2, which is the foundation of reading instruction. One of my strengths is providing explicit and systematic instruction at the foundational reading level.

With a combination of my skills and your child's effort, I am confident that they will begin showing improvement in their reading proficiency in 3-6 sessions.
I am currently an administrator in a local district in the DFW area. I taught grades K-5 during my 8 years in the classroom. I also served as a tutor for a major tutoring services provider for approximately 2 years where I supported struggling readers from the elementary to college level. I am very passionate about education and developing Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required

One day per week: $30 for the 1st hr. and $20 for each additional hr. Two or more days per week: $25 for the 1st hr. and $17 for each additional hr. Please contact me regarding group rates.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Desoto, TX 75115

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Arrika, Desoto, TX on 5/8/17

"My son likes her!"

- Tamarra, Desoto, TX on 4/10/17
English:
Reading,
Writing
Test Preparation:
STAAR
Language:
Reading,
Writing
History:
Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Phonics,
Reading,
Writing
Business:
Writing

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 hold current EC-6 Generalist and EC-12 Master Reading Teacher certifications. I have taught grades K-5 and currently serve as an elementary administrator. My instructional strength is developing students' proficiencies in fluency, comprehension, and writing. I have over 10 years of experience with providing students with the skill set of becoming successful readers and writers.

Phonics

Over 5 years of my classroom experience was teaching foundational reading skills in grades K-2. I've also tutored at the lower elementary level throughout my career. One of my strengths is being able to implement research based practices to explicitly and systematically teach phonics skills.

Reading

As an educator, I'm passionate about reading. I believe that reading is the foundation to all learning; therefore, it is essential to ensure that students are equipped with the necessary skills to be successful readers. Throughout my career in education I have bridged the learning gap for struggling readers by instilling them with confidence and providing strategies that are necessary to become proficient readers.

STAAR

Through my teaching, tutoring, instructional coaching, and experience as an administrator, I have supported teachers and students with acquiring the skills necessary to obtain success on the STAAR exam. I currently work with teachers as an instructional leader to plan lessons and implement strategies that will provide students with the tools necessary to successfully navigate difficult text that they will encounter on the STAAR exam.

Prairie View A & M Univerisity
Southern Methodist University
Master's

Education

Prairie View A & M Univerisity

Southern Methodist University (Master's)

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Lakeisha worked with son who needed to take the STAAR 8th grade reading she did an amazing job!! She's so pleasant and patient and I plan to use her next year just to keep my son ahead as he enters into High School!

— Arrika, Desoto, TX on 5/8/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

One day per week: $30 for the 1st hr. and $20 for each additional hr. Two or more days per week: $25 for the 1st hr. and $17 for each additional hr. Please contact me regarding group rates.

Travel policy

LaKeisha will travel within 15 miles of Desoto, TX 75115.