One of my great pleasures in life is reading. Reading expands the mind, develops imagination, allows us to think creatively, and improves focus and concentration. As a reading specialist, I use my knowledge and experience from my Educational Therapy, English and Creative Writing, and Special Education training to inform my instruction. I continued researching COVID-19 and Distance Learning, Students With Disabilities, And Assistive Technology for my third Master's research thesis in Special Education from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California. I treat my students with respect, and I make learning fun. I am committed to helping all students and those impacted by school closures during the pandemic who have fallen behind academically.
Not all tutors have specific training for instructing students with learning differences. These students often need specialized tutoring programs.
My Educational Therapy and Special Education training has prepared me to offer specialized coaching to help students increase knowledge and instill comprehension. With personalized attention, I track and monitor my students' progress and share this information with you, the parent.
Customized Learning Plan
My Educational Therapy and Urban Education training has prepared me to help exceptional children learn to read. I use the Pride Reading Program structured on the Orton-Gillingham structured literacy curriculum using a multisensory approach specific to your child's needs. Unlike the traditional one-size-fits-all approach, I offer lessons tailored to each child's developmental stage. I provide age-appropriate lessons online and create a creative and collaborative environment. Learn more.
PRIDE READING PROGRAM The ORTON-GILLINGHAM METHOD OF READING INSTRUCTION
The PRIDE Reading Program is based on the Orton-Gillingham method of reading instruction. Orton-Gillingham was explicitly developed to teach struggling and non-readers how to read, write, spell and comprehend. While the program works with all students, it is incredibly successful for students with dyslexia, auditory and visual processing disorder, speech deficits, and other learning differences.
By presenting one skill at a time and practicing it until the student can apply automaticity and fluency, students will no longer have gaps in their word-decoding skills.
The lessons are given in a structured and orderly fashion. The student is taught a skill and doesn’t progress to the next skill until the current one is mastered. And as students learn new information, they continue to review old material until it is stored in their long-term memory.
What is Structured Literacy?
Structured literacy instruction must include these elements:
• Sound Symbol Association
• Syllable Instruction
• Diagnostic Teaching