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I provide specialized academic instruction, using research-based methods and materials, that is designed to remediate deficits in the basic skill areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. I also provide support to students who need assistance with executive functioning: organization, planning and time management, study skills, and effective usage of learning strategies. My students range in age from those beginning their education in the early elementary grades through those starting college. Students are taught via a high quality program that is individualized to meet their specific needs and maintain their interest. Students learn specific strategies which are applied to carefully planned academic tasks. This process provides students with the skills needed to become active participants in the learning process by learning how to learn, rather than simply what to learn.



 
Areas of Expertise:

  • Mathematics
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Executive Function Issues​ (including: Organization, Planning and Time Management, Study Skills, and Effective Usage of Learning Strategies)
  • Academic Assessment
  • Test Preparation



  • Mathematics:


My goal is to assist students to learn and apply strategies that will allow them to remediate gaps in their math learning and develop a firm foundation on which to continue growing.


  • Reading:


The reading programs that I use all employ various forms of visual, auditory, and tactile/ kinesthetic methodologies that have shown to be effective with learning disabled and dyslexic students.

  • Seeing Stars: Symbol Imagery for Phonemic Awareness, Sight Words, and Spelling
  • Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing (LiPS) Program
  • Visualizing and Verbalizing for Language Comprehension and Thinking (V/V)
  • Read Naturally


Students learn to build up their missing foundational skills in:

Phonemic Awareness

Phonics

Fluency

Vocabulary

Comprehension


​Scarborough Model of Reading


  • Written Expression:

Students are taught to grasp the basic skills for sentence, paragraph, and essay construction depending upon their individual needs and level of skill development.
Strategies and methods also address how to improve spelling.

        Handwriting: Multi-sensory techniques are used for teaching young writers how to correctly construct letter formations.


  • Executive Functions:

Success in school is highly dependent upon the ability to self-regulate behavior. Specific thinking skills must be used to select and achieve goals, as well as develop solutions to problems. Any breakdown in the areas of: organization, planning and time management, study skills, effective usage of learning strategies is identified and remediated. 


  • Academic Assessment:

Discussed on an individual basis. 


  • Test Preparation: 

I have extensive experience helping students prepare for following tests: ERB, ISEE, SSAT, PSAT, SAT and more!