I have taught and tutored for 5+ years, and I also have 30+ years of experience in elementary curriculum development for major publishers. Now I'm writing independently and tutoring from home in order to deal with medical issues of aging parents. Please try out my products!
Do you teach a child to ride a bike by separately teaching them to operate the handle bars and pedals and how to balance? No, you teach those skills all-at-once with support. I like to choose a wide variety of reading and spelling words of interest to students, and then help them learn the new words by providing color support for vowels, the most confusing aspect of reading.
"Way-to-Go" Award for Development Team of Skills Intervention Kit for Pearson. Lead Editor for Scott Foresman's Wide World of Mathematics, a product that received a Technology & Learning Magazine Award of Excellence.
Undergraduate Degree from Wittenberg University; Masters in Education from The Ohio State University. Licensed to Teach Grades 1-8 in Ohio.
I am following in the footsteps of my mother who was a reading tutor for many years. She originally developed the method of using colored letters as phonics hints in the 80s. Students of all ages and abilities were very successful in learning to read. I have tutored for several years now, and I've modified the colors in my mom's method to accommodate colorblind students. Also, I created letter styles for the colors that will be distinct in black/white, and created ready-to-use games and activities for classroom teachers and homeschool familiies. Visit www.earlyreadingwithcolor.com for more information.