I have been teaching reading and all forms of language arts for 30 years. I have received my master of education as a reading specialist. I am also certified in reading recovery, ESL, g/t, classroom, physical education and dyslexia. I have taught reading recovery, ESL, title one reading, in at risk schools and now dyslexia. I have taught in a number of public school systems as well as private tutoring in my own home. My success rates has been approximately 75 to 80 percent of the students I... [more]
I have over thirty years of experience in teaching reading. I have taught all-levels of reading. I have taught beginning reading all the way up to college level comprehension strategies. I have taught ESL strategies and now Dyslexia. I have taught reading intervention in Reading Recovery, Title One programs, Staar remediation, and Alphabet Phonics.
I am a Reading Specialist with 1-8 certification in general studies. I have taught, 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5 th grade. I have also taught English Language Arts 7th grade/ Honours Reading/ General Reading as a classroom teacher.I have worked to remediate these students for testing in Staar, and most state given tests, including ITBS.
I have spent over 30 years teaching phonics as part my reading recovery content, as well as Title One programming and my Dyslexia program. Alphabet phonics is a main part of my dyslexia program training. I have worked with older students on the derivation of parts of speech and language training. It also a valuable part of teaching reading comprehension and training for standardized testing sat, ITBS, staar, etc.
I am a Certified Academic Language Therapist who took the certification exam by ALTA and passed. I have over 500 hours of tutoring experience.
I have studied handwriting analysis and training as part of my dyslexia training as this is an integral part of letter recognition in the training of dyslexic students. I have spent many hours on teaching cursive handwriting as well as the formation of print letters for general print and denealian print in reading recovery, and teaching reading intervention.
I have tutored students in STAAR for all the years it has been available. I was a classroom teacher for 3rd grade and I did Reading Intervention for 1-5 for many years. Seventy five percent of my students scored exemplary in both Reading and Math.