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Erin K.

Alexandria, VA

$60/hour

Experienced English teacher

5.0 average from 5 ratings

$60/Hour


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Davidson College
English
University of Sydney
Master's

Education

Davidson College (English)

University of Sydney (Master's)

About Erin

I currently work at a charter school as an instructional coach working with first and second year teachers and developing our reading intervention programs. Previously, I taught middle school English for six years. I absolutely love teaching reading! I love teaching kids reading "tips and tricks" and watching their confidence and love of reading grow throughout a year. Currently, my favorite "kid" to tutor is my one year old son; we read together every night!

I have taught and coach teachers who teach in middle school, 5-8, but I am comfortable working with all ages. We have a lot of students who are reading several grade levels behind, so I'm very comfortable teaching phonics and beginning reading and writing skills. I have training in the Wilson phonics program, the Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention System, and Sadlier-Oxford vocabulary instruction. Additionally, because I studied English in both college and for my Masters degree, I can work with high school students who need help both in writing structure, voice, grammar, and content, as well as higher level analytical reading skills.

I'm excited to start working with readers and writers who might need help tackling difficult words, stories, or writing assignments to help them build their confidence in school. Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have, and I look forward to reading and writing with you!
I currently work at a charter school as an instructional coach working with first and second year teachers and developing our reading intervention programs. Previously, I taught middle school English for six years. I absolutely love teaching reading! I love teaching kids reading "tips and tricks" and watching their confidence and love of reading Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Alexandria, VA 22305
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

I have five years of experience teaching students with ADD/ADHD in large class and small group settings. I have experience modifying work to meet the needs of a student with ADD/ADHD, including but not limited to shortening tasks, using sticker and incentive charts, incorporating movement and breaks throughout instruction, and providing "cheat sheets" for important strategies or helpful vocabulary.

Common Core

The school where I work is 100% Common Core aligned, and I am part of school-based team developing Common-Core and PARCC-aligned close reading units for our middle school reading teachers. Additionally, I have presented several different professional development sessions on Common Core standards.

Phonics

I have training in the Wilson phonics program and, as a former fifth grade English teacher, have five years experience teaching phonics skills to readers from second to sixth grade reading levels. I currently coach the Special Education English teacher for fifth grade and have helped her develop a specialized phonics program tailored to fifth graders reading at first and second grade reading levels.

Davidson College
English
University of Sydney
Master's

Education

Davidson College (English)

University of Sydney (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Erin will travel within 5 miles of Alexandria, VA 22305.