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Experienced Reading Tutor and Trainer with READING TRICKS LLC
Kathy S.

149 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $85
Kathy S.'s Photo

Experienced Reading Tutor and Trainer with READING TRICKS LLC
Experienced Reading Tutor and Trainer with READING TRICKS LLC
Kathy S.

149 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

149 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Kathy


Bio

I'm a passionate Orton-Gillingham trained reading tutor and the biggest fan your child will ever have (outside of you, perhaps). I consider my students the "best ever". Every class is customized to your
students--their strengths, weaknesses, and even their attention spans. I use a multi-sensory approach called Orton-Gillingham for my curriculum. I have authored a curriculum that trains others to do what I do because I do not want anyone to fall through the cracks and not be able to read....

I'm a passionate Orton-Gillingham trained reading tutor and the biggest fan your child will ever have (outside of you, perhaps). I consider my students the "best ever". Every class is customized to your
students--their strengths, weaknesses, and even their attention spans. I use a multi-sensory approach called Orton-Gillingham for my curriculum. I have authored a curriculum that trains others to do what I do because I do not want anyone to fall through the cracks and not be able to read. That's my passion!


Education

University of Mary Washington
Psychology
The University of Maryland
Graduate Coursework

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Grammar

One of my students came to me needing help with Grammar and Writing; he had so much success that his grandmother told me that he had decided to be an English teacher. What a fabulous occupation I have!

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have over 20 years teaching experience as a private tutor and homeschool mom. I tutor ages 3 to adult, with and without learning differences, in core subjects. I try to fill in the gaps that students have in their learning. I have used a variety of curricula (including Readingtricks.com, the online video training I wrote). I love people, and I love teaching.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I enjoy making Math fun for my students, and I love seeing them master Mathematical concepts and principles.
Grammar,

Grammar

One of my students came to me needing help with Grammar and Writing; he had so much success that his grandmother told me that he had decided to be an English teacher. What a fabulous occupation I have!
Handwriting,

Handwriting

I have been teaching for 20+ years with success. Our 4 homeschooled children are 4 successful adults with strong character, great social skills and bachelor to PHD degrees. I love teaching because I love people. When teaching handwriting, I teach pre-cursive, cursive, or manuscript (as requested/needed).
Phonics,

Phonics

Teaching phonics is my area of strength. Because of my concern for students who struggle with reading, I founded an online training curriculum (2017) for tutors interested in teaching reading. I also tutor students (in-person and online) using the Orton Gillingham approach that I use in readingtricks.com. Phonics is never outdated; it always works!!!! I see the results of teaching it every day. Teaching reading is my passion!!
Reading,

Reading

Teaching reading is my area of strength. Because of my concern for students who struggle with reading, I founded an online training curriculum (2017) for tutors interested in teaching reading. I also tutor students (in-person and online) using the Orton Gillingham approach that I use in readingtricks.com. Phonics is never outdated; it always works and I see the results of teaching it every day. Teaching reading is my passion.
Spelling,

Spelling

I have many years of experience as a private tutor with an emphasis on Spelling and Reading. I have also written a curriculum (readingtricks.com) that trains tutors to use a multi-sensory approach when teaching spelling and reading to struggling students. Students respond well when they learn to use tricks, practice rules and play games to master what has been a mystery to them for too long.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have many years of experience as a private tutor teaching a huge variety of subjects, grade levels, learning abilities, etc. I have effectively worked with all ages and have numerous skills and tips for the student lacking adequate study skills. My students find me to be easy-going, patient, and effective in helping them discover which tips and skills work for them. It is a case-by-case adventure for the student and for me. Because of my vast experience in working with different kinds of learners and personalities, my students successfully improve their study skills.

English

English,

English

I have many years of experience as a private tutor teaching English/Grammar. I have experience teaching English to individuals ages three to adult with and without learning differences. I have used a variety of curricula. My students respond well to my teaching and we work until they master the material.
Grammar,

Grammar

One of my students came to me needing help with Grammar and Writing; he had so much success that his grandmother told me that he had decided to be an English teacher. What a fabulous occupation I have!
Reading,

Reading

Teaching reading is my area of strength. Because of my concern for students who struggle with reading, I founded an online training curriculum (2017) for tutors interested in teaching reading. I also tutor students (in-person and online) using the Orton Gillingham approach that I use in readingtricks.com. Phonics is never outdated; it always works and I see the results of teaching it every day. Teaching reading is my passion.
Spelling

Spelling

I have many years of experience as a private tutor with an emphasis on Spelling and Reading. I have also written a curriculum (readingtricks.com) that trains tutors to use a multi-sensory approach when teaching spelling and reading to struggling students. Students respond well when they learn to use tricks, practice rules and play games to master what has been a mystery to them for too long.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have over 20 years teaching experience as a private tutor and homeschool mom. I tutor ages 3 to adult, with and without learning differences, in core subjects. I try to fill in the gaps that students have in their learning. I have used a variety of curricula (including Readingtricks.com, the online video training I wrote). I love people, and I love teaching.
English,

English

I have many years of experience as a private tutor teaching English/Grammar. I have experience teaching English to individuals ages three to adult with and without learning differences. I have used a variety of curricula. My students respond well to my teaching and we work until they master the material.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

I have been teaching for 20+ years with success. Our 4 homeschooled children are 4 successful adults with strong character, great social skills and bachelor to PHD degrees. I love teaching because I love people. When teaching handwriting, I teach pre-cursive, cursive, or manuscript (as requested/needed).
Reading,

Reading

Teaching reading is my area of strength. Because of my concern for students who struggle with reading, I founded an online training curriculum (2017) for tutors interested in teaching reading. I also tutor students (in-person and online) using the Orton Gillingham approach that I use in readingtricks.com. Phonics is never outdated; it always works and I see the results of teaching it every day. Teaching reading is my passion.
Spelling,

Spelling

I have many years of experience as a private tutor with an emphasis on Spelling and Reading. I have also written a curriculum (readingtricks.com) that trains tutors to use a multi-sensory approach when teaching spelling and reading to struggling students. Students respond well when they learn to use tricks, practice rules and play games to master what has been a mystery to them for too long.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have many years of experience as a private tutor teaching a huge variety of subjects, grade levels, learning abilities, etc. I have effectively worked with all ages and have numerous skills and tips for the student lacking adequate study skills. My students find me to be easy-going, patient, and effective in helping them discover which tips and skills work for them. It is a case-by-case adventure for the student and for me. Because of my vast experience in working with different kinds of learners and personalities, my students successfully improve their study skills.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have over 20 years teaching experience as a private tutor and homeschool mom. I tutor ages 3 to adult, with and without learning differences, in core subjects. I try to fill in the gaps that students have in their learning. I have used a variety of curricula (including Readingtricks.com, the online video training I wrote). I love people, and I love teaching.
English,

English

I have many years of experience as a private tutor teaching English/Grammar. I have experience teaching English to individuals ages three to adult with and without learning differences. I have used a variety of curricula. My students respond well to my teaching and we work until they master the material.
Reading,

Reading

Teaching reading is my area of strength. Because of my concern for students who struggle with reading, I founded an online training curriculum (2017) for tutors interested in teaching reading. I also tutor students (in-person and online) using the Orton Gillingham approach that I use in readingtricks.com. Phonics is never outdated; it always works and I see the results of teaching it every day. Teaching reading is my passion.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have many years of experience as a private tutor teaching a huge variety of subjects, grade levels, learning abilities, etc. I have effectively worked with all ages and have numerous skills and tips for the student lacking adequate study skills. My students find me to be easy-going, patient, and effective in helping them discover which tips and skills work for them. It is a case-by-case adventure for the student and for me. Because of my vast experience in working with different kinds of learners and personalities, my students successfully improve their study skills.

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have many years of experience as a private tutor teaching a huge variety of subjects, grade levels, learning abilities, etc. I have effectively worked with all ages and have numerous skills and tips for the student lacking adequate study skills. My students find me to be easy-going, patient, and effective in helping them discover which tips and skills work for them. It is a case-by-case adventure for the student and for me. Because of my vast experience in working with different kinds of learners and personalities, my students successfully improve their study skills.

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I have specialized in teaching students with dyslexia and ADD/ADHD to read and write since 1990. Not only did I home-school my son who has dyslexia and ADD, but I have also enjoyed teaching other ADD/ADHD children and adults. I have written an Orton-Gillingham program (readingtricks.com) that teaches tutors and parents how to teach children who are struggling in school. I have a lot of energy and creativity and know-how to keep the ADD/ADHD student-focused and interested.
Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

I have a passion for teaching students with dyslexia and other learning differences. Teaching people with dyslexia is my strength; I educate them and am one of their greatest fans/ cheerleaders. I am also the author/founder of ReadingTricks.com, an online training curriculum (2017) for tutors and parents interested in helping people learn to read/read better. I tutor students in-person and online, using readingtricks.com (an Orton-Gillingham approach). Teaching phonics still works, and I see the results every day. People with dyslexia are brilliant. I love working with them!!
Phonics,

Phonics

Teaching phonics is my area of strength. Because of my concern for students who struggle with reading, I founded an online training curriculum (2017) for tutors interested in teaching reading. I also tutor students (in-person and online) using the Orton Gillingham approach that I use in readingtricks.com. Phonics is never outdated; it always works!!!! I see the results of teaching it every day. Teaching reading is my passion!!
Special Needs,

Special Needs

Since 1998, I have been working 1-on-1 with children, teenagers, and adults who have a variety of special needs. I have a great amount of patience, and I admire and respect each person. I wrote Readingtricks.com which is a foundational reading program (with a special needs population in mind). I love people and I love teaching.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have many years of experience as a private tutor teaching a huge variety of subjects, grade levels, learning abilities, etc. I have effectively worked with all ages and have numerous skills and tips for the student lacking adequate study skills. My students find me to be easy-going, patient, and effective in helping them discover which tips and skills work for them. It is a case-by-case adventure for the student and for me. Because of my vast experience in working with different kinds of learners and personalities, my students successfully improve their study skills.

Sports/Recreation

Cooking

Cooking

Boy, have I done my fair share of cooking--from basic to not-so-basic. I cooked for a family of 6 until the kids grew up; now, a family of 2; also crowds (community/church); receptions and parties in a variety of settings. I cook from scratch (which is quite much healthier and less expensive than prepared foods). I know how to plan meals within a budget, prepare shopping lists, plan ahead, and prepare many kinds of foods. I can cook with or without recipes. I also enjoy baking breads and desserts.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have over 20 years teaching experience as a private tutor and homeschool mom. I tutor ages 3 to adult, with and without learning differences, in core subjects. I try to fill in the gaps that students have in their learning. I have used a variety of curricula (including Readingtricks.com, the online video training I wrote). I love people, and I love teaching.
Reading,

Reading

Teaching reading is my area of strength. Because of my concern for students who struggle with reading, I founded an online training curriculum (2017) for tutors interested in teaching reading. I also tutor students (in-person and online) using the Orton Gillingham approach that I use in readingtricks.com. Phonics is never outdated; it always works and I see the results of teaching it every day. Teaching reading is my passion.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have many years of experience as a private tutor teaching a huge variety of subjects, grade levels, learning abilities, etc. I have effectively worked with all ages and have numerous skills and tips for the student lacking adequate study skills. My students find me to be easy-going, patient, and effective in helping them discover which tips and skills work for them. It is a case-by-case adventure for the student and for me. Because of my vast experience in working with different kinds of learners and personalities, my students successfully improve their study skills.
GED

Test Preparation

GED

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