The Little “Read” School House

The Little “Read” School House

5.0 (1)
4 hires on
1 employee
45 years in business

About this tutor

OPEN FOR BUSINESS! Yes, I am available for in-home or Google Duo instruction during the coronavirus school closings! Also, if you were not happy with your child's interim progress report or benchmark testing scores, you need to give me a call. And, please know that  "Summer slide" is real! Students really do forget! I will be setting up my summer schedule. Preference will be given to my current students. I am a retired elementary principal with a Bachelors, two Masters and a Doctorate degree in the field of literacy/education.  I have been an adjunct professor in reading at Bowie State University, Morgan State University, the Community College of Baltimore, and Howard University. One of my MSDE certifications is in Reading  and Literacy. I’m considered to be an effective expert in the field of Literacy. I am not a franchise that requires years and years of ineffective, expensive tutoring. I provide effective corrective and remedial instruction with strategies that work in phonemic awareness/word recognition, comprehension, study skills and content area reading proficiency. You will begin to see positive results in your child’s overall academic performance in as soon as two or three months, if you provide regular, twice weekly,  tutoring sessions. You must be consistent! Twice a week sessions are recommended for best results. Please note that I’m only  in the state of Maryland; currently serving Howard, Montgomeryand Prince Georges Counties. I’m available 7 days a week. My day typically begins at 8:00 a.m. or earlier, on the weekends. If you are truly serious about improving your child’s academic progress, give me a call. Currently, I have a waiting list.

Soon I will be announcing my 2020 summer program, a one on one reading boot camp. Your child will return to school empowered and armed will skills that will propel them academically.

The amazing progress that my students make in a relatively short period of time, if parents make the investment of 2-3 sessions per week. I like the fact that my students experience overall academic success as a result of my personal intervention. One on one tutoring is effective. Yes, I use Google Duo. I have several parents who use it now. They are thrilled.

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Jessup, MD 20794
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  • Ebenye Khumbah

    She is very good

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

I provide one-on-one thorough  instruction in remedial and corrective reading, as well as, phonemic awareness and word recognition skills. My materials are professionally developed, highly personalized, customized and individualized. Typically, I spent $45-$70 on instructional materials just to get started. Additional instruction is provided in comprehension strategies, which include critical and higher-order thinking skills. Test taking strategies are incorporated in my instruction process. The key is teaching students how to take any type of test. Twice weekly sessions are highly recommended for best and quickest results. I’m not cheap, quick or gimmicky! But I’m reasonably priced.

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

Morgan State University- Bachelors Of Science in Elementary Education 1965

The Johns Hopkins University Master of Education in Urban Education and Certificate of Advanced Study in Education-1970 and 1976

Temple University-Doctorate of Education 1982 

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

All lessons are in your home and are priced $40-$60 per hour. 

How did you get started teaching?

I graduated from college in 1965 with a degree in elementary education and started teaching 4 th grade.

What types of students have you worked with?

i have worked with all types of students in my career from grades k through 12 and beyond as I have need an adjunct professor at several local colleges.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Just last week one of my parents told me that she had seen a change in her child in about 3 instructional sessions. She noticed his increased confidence. I tell all of my students that they are smart. I make them feel like winners. They blossom!

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Look at people's credentials. You don't have time for people with no experience out to make a few bucks. They can do you more harm than good. I won't disappoint you.

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