I have taught in self-contained classrooms at the first and second grade levels. Teaching reading is my passion, and I have devoted the last 10 years to being a reading teacher for K-3. I worked in several public schools as a reading specialist and now have a private tutoring business. I have a master's degree in Reading Education and am a Dyslexia Therapist having studied the Take Flight program through Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas, Texas.
I believe in teaching skills while integrating real life contexts. When given the phonics instruction needed to decode, students gain an ability to read any word. Once they are able to decode, they can read more fluently and comprehension becomes easier. When given the instruction and guidance in writing sentences to essays, they can become great writers!
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Bachelor's in Elementary Education 28 hours of graduate school in reading education Master's degree in Reading Education (these were two different universities) Training as a dyslexia therapist
I have been married for 25 years and have two teenage sons.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Anatomy, Earth Sciences, Other (ELA), General Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Informational Text, Early Intervention, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading