The Little “Read” School House

The Little “Read” School House

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5 hires on
1 employee
45 years in business

About this tutor

Your child's education is very important to you! Sadly, COVID-19 continues to negatively impact our children's education. They will experience some serious educational lags in the future  because of  time missed of direct classroom instruction and the ineffective  "virtual learning" platforms.  This does not have to happen. My students have complained that they are not learning anything. My service is far superior to the "cookie cutter," pricey franchises. Not only do I address the reading concerns, which are usually underdeveloped decoding skills, but I also incorporate important related skills that impact on reading, such as spelling, grammar, writing, etc.  It is much more personalized. I am not a random tutor. My parents and students have access to me outside of the tutoring sessions. I must say that I am not a "silver bullet" that you can call in to fix a "bad report card in a quarter or a semester. Student must "practice and study". Parents call me and say that their children are below grade level and expect over night results. That won't realistically happen with anyone. I can provide your child with the skills and tools, but again they must "practice and study."

I am a retired elementary principal with a Bachelors, two Masters and a Doctorate degree in the field of literacy/education. I have done extensive training of teachers as 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 provide effective corrective and remedial instruction with strategies that address phonemic awareness/word recognition, decoding, pronunciation, comprehension, study skills , fluency, content area reading proficiency and more. I'm trained in  Orton-Gillingham methodology, used with "dyslexic" students.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 and your child practices and studies. Twice a week sessions are recommended for best results. I strongly advocate for standardized testing both before and after instruction. Many schools are giving parents informal or subjective estimates of student reading proficiency. Please have them tested on a standardized test.

Please note that I’m only in the state of Maryland; currently serving Howard, Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties. I’m available 7 days a week. My day typically begins at 8:00 a.m. or earlier, on the weekends.

The current situation with COVID-19 pandemic continues to erode our students opportunity for a quality educational experience. This platform allows me to provide parents with a reasonably priced, high quality option to mitigate the damaging effects of the emergency  virtual platforms. I like the fact that my students will not miss a beat as a result of my personal intervention. One-on-one tutoring works and is more effective than even "in school, whole class instruction." 

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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, word recognition skills and comprehension. I'm trained to work with students with severe disabilities , such as dyslexia. I'm a learning specialist.

My professional materials are expertly developed, highly personalized, customized and individualized. Additional instruction is provided in comprehension strategies, which include "common core", critical and higher-order thinking skills. Test taking strategies are incorporated in my instruction process. Test taking strategies are a part of my instruction. Twice weekly sessions are highly recommended for best results. I’m not cheap, quick or gimmicky! Nor do I provide intermittent service.  Consistency is very important. My sessions are 60 minutes in length. I expect my students to complete assigned home work. This is an integral part of the learning process for my students.

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

Morgan State University- Honors Graduate 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 

I have been a member of the International Reading (Literacy) Association since 1982, as well as the State of Maryland International Association.

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

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

How did you get started teaching?

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

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with all types of students, including students diagnosed as being dyslexic,  in my career from grades k through 12 and beyond. I have been an adjunct professor at several local colleges and universities.

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 and achieve!

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.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Most students in need of tutoring know that they are not performing up to the same level of their peers. During the initial informal assessment they start to reveal their strengths and weaknesses. As a learning specialist, I address them in my instructional plan.

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