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Pam S.

Burlington, VT

$35/hour

Fun, Experienced Elementary Literacy Instructor

In-person lessons

$35/Hour


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UVM
Psychology
UVM
Master's

Education

UVM (Psychology)

UVM (Master's)

About Pam

I have worked as a para educator at the Integrated Arts Academy at HO Wheeler School in Burlington for over 6 years. I provide have provided instruction to students in Grades K-5 including special ed students with a variety of learning and behavioral challenges and english language learners. I am familiar with common core and many literacy curricula in use in Burlington and surrounding school districts.

My particular strength is working with emerging readers and writers in K-2. I have helped many children overcome reading struggles by focusing on strengths and helping them master the core skills needed for success. I enjoy tapping into student interests and making lessons fun. My goal is not only to help kids learn the task at hand but to boost their confidence and cultivate a love for learning. I have a lot of training in arts integration and often use movement, visual arts, and drama to enhance my work with students.

I have been providing literacy instruction for over 6 years. I am skilled at teaching phonics, letter formation, and other core skills for emerging reader/writers. I am also able to work with kids on grammar and sentence construction, word work, the technical aspects of writing essays and the editing process.

I am in my 4th year of focusing on K-2 and am skilled at employing curricula such as Fundations, which focuses on handwriting and phonics. I have worked with many emergent reader/writers.

I am available to tutor in the Burlington area after school and am flexible about meeting place (school, your home, library, etc.).
I have worked as a para educator at the Integrated Arts Academy at HO Wheeler School in Burlington for over 6 years. I provide have provided instruction to students in Grades K-5 including special ed students with a variety of learning and behavioral challenges and english Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Burlington, VT 05401
In-person lessons
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked for 6+ years as a para-educator at the Integrated Arts Academy at HO Wheeler School, which serves students in grades K-5. For three of those years I worked with students, individually and in groups, in all grade levels as a literacy instructor. For the past 3+ years I have been focusing on grades K-2. Currently I am a special education aide for a Kindergarten student with special needs. Prior to working at the IAA, I was a classroom volunteer in my sons' preschools and elementary school.

Handwriting

Over the past 6-7 years I worked with students, K-5, on their writing skills, including penmanship. I have used the Fundations curriculum with 1st and 2nd graders, as well as special ed and ELL students in higher grades. Fundations focuses both on the mechanical aspects of letter formation and phonics.

I have assisted students who have physical challenges by helping them develop fine motor strength and coordination. I have also incorporated movement and visual arts to assist with those learners.

Phonics

I have worked for 6+ years with students in grades K-5. Much of my phonics instruction has been with students in K-2, where that is a major focus. However I have also worked with older special ed and ELL students on this, including working with them on the mechanics of making sounds properly. I have used the Fundations curriculum extensively to work on phonics and have integrated this work with arts experiences.

UVM
Psychology
UVM
Master's

Education

UVM (Psychology)

UVM (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Pam will travel within 10 miles of Burlington, VT 05401.