I'm different from most tutors because I don't just help my students with homework. I teach them the skills they need. As a Learning Therapist, I interpret the diagnostic test results that parents receive from doctors and/or school psychologists to develop a customized plan for each student.
In addition, I have a B.S. in Elementary Education and a Ph.D. in education. I am a WA State certified teacher. I was a classroom teacher for 10 years. I have been a professional tutor for the past 15 years. I am a reading specialist.
I mostly work with children with ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, executive function dysfunction, and high-functioning autism. I also work with adults who would like to improve their English.
Teaching and tutoring children is my passion. I enjoy watching my students progress. I'm friendly and sometimes silly; my students love me.
I love the process of figuring out what will work with each student. I start with traditional methods for teaching beginning (phonics, sight vocabulary) to advanced reading (comprehension, fluency). I watch and listen to the student to see what works and what doesn't. If something doesn't work, together with the student, we decide what to do next.
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