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Rollie S.

Learn how to enjoy a book and get the most out of your reading

Learn how to enjoy a book and get the most out of your reading

$45/hour

  • 120 hours tutoring

  • Perkinsville, VT 05151

About Rollie


Bio

I have been teaching since I graduated from college. I spent some time in my home town of New York City teaching preschool and kindergarten children. After obtaining my Dance Therapy Degree, I taught special needs students on Long Island how to communicate through movement.

Marriage and owning a horse farm allowed me to teach ages six to seniors how to ride horses. Presently I am pursuing a Reading Specialist Certification and work as an Education Assistant at a middle school in Hanover New...

I have been teaching since I graduated from college. I spent some time in my home town of New York City teaching preschool and kindergarten children. After obtaining my Dance Therapy Degree, I taught special needs students on Long Island how to communicate through movement.

Marriage and owning a horse farm allowed me to teach ages six to seniors how to ride horses. Presently I am pursuing a Reading Specialist Certification and work as an Education Assistant at a middle school in Hanover New Hampshire. The Education Assistant job enables me to assist students with their academics and I apply many of the reading strategies I am learning to help students comprehend their content area material.

When I am not working I enjoy being outside. I find great pleasure in competing in Dressage and occasionally jumping my seven year old Morgan mare. If I am not with her I get enjoyment from yoga and zumba classes, find challenging walks to take in the summer, snowshoe, and get lost in good literature.

I believe tutoring can give a student the extra support and confidence needed to successfully understand a subject. I find great joy in being able to help students achieve the "aha" moments in understanding. My education and teaching experiences have taught me that everyone learns differently and to obtain those "aha" moments I need to have patience, know my subject matter, and be aware of the supports and instructional strategies needed for each of my students.

I look forward to helping individuals reach their reading goals.


Education

Earlham College
undergrad
Antioch New England College
MEd
Granite State College
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Perkinsville, VT 05151
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/27/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a K-12 certified reading/writing specialist, a K-8 certified elementary education teacher, and I am certified in the Wilson Reading Program. I have experience tutoring elementary students in math and reading/writing.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have taught phonics to students in a remedial reading programs. I use explicit systematic lessons that initially teach phonemic awareness the manipulation and practice of blending and segmenting sounds. Upon mastery of phonemic awareness, I begin teaching phonics matching sounds to their corresponding symbols and upon mastery move into teaching consonants, short vowels and word families. Phonics instruction continues by teaching blends, long vowels, VCE patterns, consonant digraphs, open vowels, vowel digraphs, vowel patterns, dipthongs and r-controlled vowels. I use decodable stories to practice skills taught.
Reading,

Reading

I am a certified Reading Specialist and work at the Newport Middle/High School in Newport N.H.
Spelling,

Spelling

As a Reading Specialist I use the Word Study approach to teaching spelling. This program teaches spelling patterns and uses many activities and games to practice these patterns.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I find it very important to formulate study skills based on how a student learns. Do they learn visually, using hands on techniques, or orally. It is also important that the material used in studying the content is at that particular students learning ability level. Helping students find familiar associations to the material being studied and chunking large quantities of information can also be helpful when studying. Successful studying also occurs in a quiet space and other considerations such playing soft music and seating accommodations should be determined on the needs of that particular student.
Vocabulary

English

Reading,

Reading

I am a certified Reading Specialist and work at the Newport Middle/High School in Newport N.H.
Spelling,

Spelling

As a Reading Specialist I use the Word Study approach to teaching spelling. This program teaches spelling patterns and uses many activities and games to practice these patterns.
Literature, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a K-12 certified reading/writing specialist, a K-8 certified elementary education teacher, and I am certified in the Wilson Reading Program. I have experience tutoring elementary students in math and reading/writing.
Reading,

Reading

I am a certified Reading Specialist and work at the Newport Middle/High School in Newport N.H.
Spelling,

Spelling

As a Reading Specialist I use the Word Study approach to teaching spelling. This program teaches spelling patterns and uses many activities and games to practice these patterns.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I find it very important to formulate study skills based on how a student learns. Do they learn visually, using hands on techniques, or orally. It is also important that the material used in studying the content is at that particular students learning ability level. Helping students find familiar associations to the material being studied and chunking large quantities of information can also be helpful when studying. Successful studying also occurs in a quiet space and other considerations such playing soft music and seating accommodations should be determined on the needs of that particular student.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a K-12 certified reading/writing specialist, a K-8 certified elementary education teacher, and I am certified in the Wilson Reading Program. I have experience tutoring elementary students in math and reading/writing.
Reading,

Reading

I am a certified Reading Specialist and work at the Newport Middle/High School in Newport N.H.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I find it very important to formulate study skills based on how a student learns. Do they learn visually, using hands on techniques, or orally. It is also important that the material used in studying the content is at that particular students learning ability level. Helping students find familiar associations to the material being studied and chunking large quantities of information can also be helpful when studying. Successful studying also occurs in a quiet space and other considerations such playing soft music and seating accommodations should be determined on the needs of that particular student.

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I find it very important to formulate study skills based on how a student learns. Do they learn visually, using hands on techniques, or orally. It is also important that the material used in studying the content is at that particular students learning ability level. Helping students find familiar associations to the material being studied and chunking large quantities of information can also be helpful when studying. Successful studying also occurs in a quiet space and other considerations such playing soft music and seating accommodations should be determined on the needs of that particular student.

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

Presently I work as a Reading Specialist with Middle and High School special needs students. My case load consists of students with a variety of disabilities such as Autism, Aspergers, ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia,and emotional difficulties.For my students with ADD/ADHD I am very cognizant that they may need periods of time within each session to move about and that as instruction occurs they may need to manipulate something in their hands or possibly chew gum. I chunk many of my lessons into working on reading and giving student short breaks. I have found many of my students enjoy being read to thus enabling me to use reading to them as a reward after some explicit reading instruction. I use the Wilson Reading Program with a variety of my students and I find the different sections of the individual lessons allow for a variety of natural breaks to transpire.
Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

I am a Reading Specialist currently working with students ranging between the ages of Elementary and High School. My case load includes students diagnosed as developmentally delayed, language impaired, autistic, and dyslexic. Instruction for students with dyslexia entails the Wilson Reading Program of which I am certified, a sensitivity to the type of font, paper, light being used, and to the student.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have taught phonics to students in a remedial reading programs. I use explicit systematic lessons that initially teach phonemic awareness the manipulation and practice of blending and segmenting sounds. Upon mastery of phonemic awareness, I begin teaching phonics matching sounds to their corresponding symbols and upon mastery move into teaching consonants, short vowels and word families. Phonics instruction continues by teaching blends, long vowels, VCE patterns, consonant digraphs, open vowels, vowel digraphs, vowel patterns, dipthongs and r-controlled vowels. I use decodable stories to practice skills taught.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

I have been working with students who have special needs for about 5 years. I have experience teaching reading to students with autism, attention deficit, speech and language impairment. I formulate reading instruction around the reading level each student is on and how best the student learns.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I find it very important to formulate study skills based on how a student learns. Do they learn visually, using hands on techniques, or orally. It is also important that the material used in studying the content is at that particular students learning ability level. Helping students find familiar associations to the material being studied and chunking large quantities of information can also be helpful when studying. Successful studying also occurs in a quiet space and other considerations such playing soft music and seating accommodations should be determined on the needs of that particular student.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a K-12 certified reading/writing specialist, a K-8 certified elementary education teacher, and I am certified in the Wilson Reading Program. I have experience tutoring elementary students in math and reading/writing.
Reading,

Reading

I am a certified Reading Specialist and work at the Newport Middle/High School in Newport N.H.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I find it very important to formulate study skills based on how a student learns. Do they learn visually, using hands on techniques, or orally. It is also important that the material used in studying the content is at that particular students learning ability level. Helping students find familiar associations to the material being studied and chunking large quantities of information can also be helpful when studying. Successful studying also occurs in a quiet space and other considerations such playing soft music and seating accommodations should be determined on the needs of that particular student.

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Great experience every time!

My son has been going to Rollie for 2 1/2 to 3 years now for reading/writing and it has been the best thing for him. He has grown so much in his fluency, comprehension, decoding, and over all confidence. He will now read in front of his classmates, as he wouldn't before. Rollie has always been flexible, dependable, includes work from school in her session, and very friendly. We have had a great experience with Rollie.

Erin , 64 lessons with Rollie

Very Patient

Rollie is giving me the tools I need to progress in the direction that I am looking forward to. She sure is an important key to my life.

John, 45 lessons with Rollie

$45/hour

Rollie S.

$45/hour

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