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Gail L.

Ashburn, VA

$65/hour

Experienced Highly Qualified Special Education Teacher

5.0 average from 2 ratings

$65/Hour


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Syracuse University
BS
University of Maryland
MEd

Education

Syracuse University (BS)

University of Maryland (MEd)

About Gail

After 25+ years of teaching, I decided to take an early retirement and devote my full attention to tutoring. I have a great deal of experience teaching children at the elementary and middle school levels in the public school setting. My experience includes working with children with special needs (including learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, and ADHD). Having tutored children throughout my career, I enjoy working one-to-one with them while helping them achieve success!

Whether you need help with your child who is working below grade-level, struggling to learn and maintain grade-level skills, or you are looking to advance your child's skills to the next level - I can help! I specialize in the areas of reading (phonics, comprehension, spelling), math, writing, and social skills. I am very experienced in working with struggling or below-grade level children particularly in the areas of reading (including Orton-Gillingham based programs such as the Wilson Reading System).

During my career, I have built up my toolbox of special strategies and techniques for working with students. Does your child have difficulty with sounding out words and blending sounds together? If so, I can help by providing a phonics program that is systematic and explicit. Does your child have difficulty following directions and remembering what he reads? If so, I can help by teaching your child to highlight key words and phases or to use "post-its" to note important facts. If your child his difficulty with organizing his thoughts in writing, I can help by using "story maps" or other writing templates to assist with the writing process. Does your child have problems staying organized? We can work on organizing notebooks, making checklists, color coding school folders, and creating a master calendar.

My strengths include making connections with children, giving positive and immediate feedback, and teaching skills and concepts step-by-step.

I enjoy working with children and making learning fun. Once a child starts to make progress, their self-confidence improves and they are on their way to success!
After 25+ years of teaching, I decided to take an early retirement and devote my full attention to tutoring. I have a great deal of experience teaching children at the elementary and middle school levels in the public school setting. My experience includes working with children with special needs (including learning disabilities, autism spectrum Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Public setting, such as the library: $65 In- Home: rate increase/negotiable based on location.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Ashburn, VA 20147
English:
Reading, Writing
Special Needs:
Dyslexia,
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Phonics,
Reading

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.

Dyslexia

I have an Masters degree in Special Education and 25+ years of experience in teaching students with learning disabilities including dyslexia. I am skilled in developing and implementing iEP's. I am very skilled in the systematic and explicit teaching of phonics which is particularly beneficial for children who are having difficulty learning to decode the printed word. I am Orton-Gullingham trained including Wilson. I am also trained in Read Naturally, Cognitive Reading Strategies and Fundations.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have 25+ years of experience teaching students in special education (K-6). I hold an undergraduate degree in early childhood education and elementary education. My masters degree is in special education and I am certified in learning disabilities, emotional disabilities, and intellectual disabilities. I have tutored students throughout my career.

Phonics

I have an Masters degree in Special Education and 25+ years of experience in teaching students with learning disabilities including dyslexia. I am very skilled in the systematic and explicit teaching of phonics which is particularly beneficial for children who are having difficulty learning to decode the printed word. Phonemic awareness instruction helps children learn to read and to spell. I am very skilled in the teaching of phonemic awareness and believe it can be taught and learned. I am Orton-Gullingham trained including Wilson. I am also trained in Read Naturally, Cognitive Reading Strategies and Fundations.

Syracuse University
BS
University of Maryland
MEd

Education

Syracuse University (BS)

University of Maryland (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Public setting, such as the library: $65 In- Home: rate increase/negotiable based on location.

Travel policy

Gail will travel within 20 miles of Ashburn, VA 20147.