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.
Reliable, punctual, focused on delivering results, and experienced.