The Primary Reading Tutor

The Primary Reading Tutor

5.0 (1)
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1 employee
3 years in business

About this tutor

My name is Sarah and I can help your child close gaps in reading in a few months. I offer online lessons and also work with home-educated students. 

I start off with an in depth assessment to find the gaps. At the heart of each session will be a levelled book to get the student reading, but with specialist support to improve their reading ability. We will work on different strategies to improve phonics, phonemic awareness,  fluency, vocabulary and comprehension all depending on their individual needs.

Which subject(s) do you teach?

I teach reading for elementary aged readers from 4 years old and struggling teen readers. I can also teach writing up to 7 years old. I can also provide a phonics and reading program for homeschool children who are beginning to read. I teach using the US and UK curriculums. 

What qualifications do you have?

I have a Master of Education (MEd) and also a PGDipED (PGCE Advanced) from Birmingham Universityin the UK. I also have a BA (Hons) in Education Studies from Exeter University. During my time of study, the education departments were ranked in the top 3 in the UK.  I have also been in a systematic phonics training and have recently completed a Reading Interventionist course which helps tutors to close reading gaps quickly using online tools. 

Where do you teach?

I teach only online. This means I am able to work with your child and help them to close gaps in learning regardless of location or if you move location. Children are often more at ease using a computer, than having someone come to their house or having to go somewhere unfamiliar to get support. 

How will online tutoring work?

I use a video conferencing tool called Zoom to teach online lessons. This is similar to Skype, but gives me greater ability to share my screen and deliver high quality resources to my students. This includes appropriately levelled books and targeted activities. 

- What can students expect from you?

If you are struggling to keep up with reading I have some different strategies to try without having to even leave the house. This means you can keep up with your friends reading and not have to keep leaving the classroom for extra interventions.

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Bloomington, IN 47401
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1 Review

5.0

  • Marcielly Azevedo

    “Our 8 years old son Vini has been having lessons with Sarah for about 3 months and I have no words to express how pleased we are! We have noticed a huge change in his attitude towards reading in English, specially once It is not our first Language. In a short period of time I can happily witness my son reading everyday and also having fun in doing so. Sarah is not only teaching him how to read, she is also building his confidence in English. We are so very grateful !!!"



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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I start off with an in depth assessment to find the gaps. At the heart of each session will be a levelled book to get the student reading, but with specialist support to improve their reading ability. We will work on different strategies to improve phonics, phonemic awareness,  fluency, vocabulary and comprehension all depending on their individual needs.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have been working with children online for the past few months, closing their reading gaps quickly.

I have completed a reading interventionist course (US based) which focused on delivering lessons online and closing reading gaps quickly.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I charge $40 an hour. I take payments either weekly or monthly, in advanced. My business is setup in the UK. 


How did you get started teaching?

I have been an elementary school teacher for over 5 years. This was in the UK and then in a British international school in Doha, Qatar.  I also have a MEd in Teaching Studies and a PGDipED (PGCE Advanced) with QTS.


What types of students have you worked with?

I work with students between 4 and 11 years old who are struggling with reading.


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