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Laura W.

South Padre Island, TX

$60/hour

M.Ed. /Licensed Dyslexia Therapist/ Certified Academic Lang. Therapist

$60/Hour


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TX State Univ
Southern Methodist University Cox School
Other

Education

TX State Univ

Southern Methodist University Cox School (Other)

About Laura

My Goal is to educate, inspire, energize and empower the mind with the tools necessary to help build achievement in student success. My lessons are structured, individualized instruction which is written and planed for each particular learner and is delivered by a Certified Academic Language Therapist/ Licensed Dyslexia Therapist

My credentials include: M.A. in Education; Graduate Certificate and Coursework through Southern Methodist University in the area of Academic Learning Therapy; Certification as an Academic Language Therapist -C.A.L.T.; Licensure as a Dyslexia Therapist.

I believe in teaching to the whole brain, therefore my strategies are multi-sensory and involve balancing activities to help promote balance of the brain along with researched based programs to enrich cognitive development.

I taught graduated high school 1998 from the Teacher's Academy and began to enhance my experience and passion of teaching since then. I have substituted all grade levels k- 12th grade but prefer k-6th.

I taught in a public school setting for 5 years and won the recognition for Teacher of the Year Award within my first 3 years of teaching. I taught in multiple private school settings where I have worked one on with with students with Dyslexia and related learning challenges.

I have a lot of patience in working with children and believe with the right instruction and consistency of therapy all students can succeed and grow. I love seeing students succeed and gain the self confidence that many of them lack.

I currently am attending workshops and conferences around Texas to keep informed of the latest news and development findings of dyslexic children and related disorders. I have an open mind and have a love of learning myself, therefore I am always seeking out new innovative ways to teach children effectively.

I am currently conducting therapy sessions via Skype and at the library - This is temporary until I find an office space to rent.
My Goal is to educate, inspire, energize and empower the mind with the tools necessary to help build achievement in student success. My lessons are structured, individualized instruction which is written and planed for each particular learner and is delivered by a Certified Academic Language Therapist/ Licensed Dyslexia Therapist

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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

$60 per session for one-on-one sessions. $40 per session for 2 or more students per session. Recommended for a min. of 2 sessions per week to see progress.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of South Padre Island, TX 78597
Math:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Language:
Reading
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, 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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught elementary students for 15 years. I won teacher of the year award for teaching excellence. With over 700 clinical hours, and 2 years of master's course work in learning therapy, I am recognized as highly qualified specialist and have met uniform standards. The programs we use here at the facility are research-based and have been proven to show positive results.

Phonics

I have over 700 hours of clinical practice, and 2 1/2 years study in the area of alphabetic phonics, which is an Orton-Gillingham-based multisensory program used to teach reading. It is a systematic, comprehensive, direct instruction proven to show results.

TX State Univ
Southern Methodist University Cox School
Other

Education

TX State Univ

Southern Methodist University Cox School (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

$60 per session for one-on-one sessions. $40 per session for 2 or more students per session. Recommended for a min. of 2 sessions per week to see progress.

Travel policy

Laura will travel within 15 miles of South Padre Island, TX 78597.