Alison P.


Alison P.

Tutor

Potomac, MD 20854

Will travel 10 miles

$100 per hour.

5.0 2 ratings

Energetic MCPS teacher

During the academic year, I teach ESOL ( English as a second language) which focuses on reading writing, speaking, and listening in English for students new to the English language. Currently, I teach in MCPS, in grades K-5, but spend my majority of time in K and 5th grade. For kindergarteners, I specialize in prereading skills (letter identification and letter sounds), reading, writing, handwriting, and vocabulary. For older students, I specialize in reading, reading comprehension, wr... [more]


Reading

An an ESOL teacher, my primary emphasis is on reading, writing, speaking, and listening. When focusing on reading for the primary grades, we work on letters, sounds, blends, diagraphs, stretching out words, and then using words to write both simple and compound sentences. Once these skills have been mastered, the focus is on comprehension, reading for understanding, and story elements. There is much over lap with reading in the content areas which provides students with an added bonus of addressing the core curriculum.


Phonics

As an ESOL teacher for MCPS I focus on reading, writing, listening, and speaking. I primarily work with the primary grades teaching letters and their corresponding sounds, blends, diagraphs, vocabulary, reading, and writing etc. I was the owner and developer of a phonics kit parents could use one-on-one with their child to provide them with the pre-reading skills they would need before entering into kindergarten.


Study Skills

I have tutored students in study skill previously. I teach students the foundations for studying. Primarily, I focus on reading for a purpose, turning the question around to find the answers, outlining, note taking, and test preparation skills. These are skills that students entering middle school, have not been exposed to. Most students do not know how to study and lack the skills necessary to prepare for exams. So the skills I teach provide kids with a foundation for where and how to begin.


Handwriting

As an ESOL teacher for MCPS I focus on reading, writing, listening, and speaking. I primarily work with the primary grades teaching letters and their corresponding sounds, blends, diagraphs, vocabulary, reading, and writing etc. In doing so, I focus on handwriting, letter formation, spacing between words, and sentence development. I teach them how to hold the pencil, where to start and stop on the baselines, the the formation of capital letters and lower cases.


Common Core

As an ESOL teacher in MCPS, I work with grades K-5. I work closely with the teachers to suppliment what the students are learning in class. I co-teach curriculum with them so that the students are presented with a double dose of the curriculum. In doing so, I am able to front load vocabulary for them, as well as scafold instuction to meet their needs. I use the whole language approach along with MCPS's 2.0 curriculum to address county core standards and integrate them with reading, writing, listening, and speaking. In doing so, students are exposed to an integrated curriculum that focuses on the common core.