*Summer 2022 Update: I will be starting a new, full-time teaching position this fall! I am so excited to work with middle and high school students on their reading and organizational skills. I am passionate about helping students gain confidence and improve their reading skills!
So, I will be taking a break from tutoring as I settle into my new position. I will update my Facebook page when I have private tutoring openings again. Thank you for your patience!
A little background info on me…
I don’t think I’ll ever turn off the “teacher side” of my brain. I’ve been teaching in some capacity for almost 15 years, with children and youth of all ages and all abilities.
In 2004, I earned my Masters in Education at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. While there, I fell in love with the world of special education, specifically teaching reading and writing to children of all ages with various degrees of learning disabilities. From minor to significant dyslexia, to dysgraphia, to severe ADHD, I’ve seen it all. I tell parents that nothing shocks me anymore, and I truly believe children are gifts from God.
My first step is always to help students feel good about themselves again.
One consequence of growing class sizes is that our children who don’t fit into the standard, middle-range mold can slip through the cracks. Negative behaviors can emerge because of the frustration children feel in the classroom, whether they are 5 or 18. So now you have a child who is not only performing (the dreaded) “below grade level,” but who is also getting sent to the school behavior specialist or vice principal…it’s hard on everyone, especially families.
I am a licensed K-12 Learning Disabilities teacher, and I am experienced in the Wilson Reading System, the Orton-Gillingham Reading System, and the Kansas Writing Strategies. All of these approaches, when personalized to the needs and skills of an individual student, can produce significant results. No matter what our starting point is, your child can learn and feel better about school.
P.S. I’m hoping to train my wonderful dog Sunny (see photo above!) to be a therapy dog who can eventually join me for tutoring sessions, hospital trips, library visits, elderly homes, and more. Stay tuned!