As a tutor, I strive to find the intrinsic love of learning in each student to keep learning fun! I have been a licensed teacher in Early Childhood Special Education since 1999. Since then, I have taught, consulted and tutored students with and without special needs in Elementary Education ages 3 1/2 to 24. My students have had Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia and Dysgraphia. I am familiar with Orton-Gillingham as well as Lindamood-Bell Methods. In 2006, I added a Literacy and Math endorsement to m... [more]
Literacy is such a crucial skill! Reading can be fun and is best taught when paired with writing. My experience includes students with Dyslexia. I prefer using phonics, spelling rules, using root words, prefixes and suffixes to find word meanings. I have also taught reading comprehension.
I am licensed to teach Special Education in Colorado for ages 0-8 with endorsements in literacy and math. I have had over a decade of experience with ages 2-23 as a tutor, consultant, and teacher.
I have successfully used instruction of word families and blends to build phonemic awareness in developing readers with and without Dyslexia. Games and word activities are fun ways to help students associate consonant and vowel combinations with appropriate spelling. Writing activities reinforce the learning while improving spelling and reading.
My experience includes working with children with various needs and challenges including Autism, ADD, ADHD, and Down's Syndrome to name a few. I also have a Colorado Teaching license in Special Education for ages 2-23.
For over 5 years I have taught reading, writing and math to students who are also learning English as a second language. I teach using only English with games and stories to help students enjoy and excel at their learning pursuits.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
I have over 5 years experience working with students with Aspergers and Autism to help them learn to communicate and participate in a typical school day. I am licensed to teach Special Education in Colorado for ages 0-8 with endorsements in literacy and math. I have had over a decade of experience with ages 2-23 as a tutor, consultant, and teacher.
I have experience working with students with Dyslexia and using phonics and Orton Gillingham techniques to help them learn to read. Children feel success as readers with hands on activities designed to keep reading fun! I have Special Education as well as reading and writing certifications on my teaching license.
I have used Handwriting Without Tears and other methods including textured paper to support proper technique for handwriting. I encourage students to start at the top of the letter as well as think of the shapes in the letters as balls and bats. Some letters have tails that go under the bottom line.