I have taught and tutored for 10+ years and have retired after 30+ years of curriculum experience as an editor for major publishers. Now I'm writing independently and tutoring from home. Please try out my resources!
When a child learns to ride a bike, does the child learn the skills of steering, pedaling, and balancing separately? It's good to work on all of the skills all once, with support. Similarly, I like to teach reading by immersing children in reading that requires many skills. For support, I use markers in five colors to write hints on the 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.