Tutoring

I am a certified reading specialist offering regular private tutoring sessions, as well as a unique parent education program.  I live in Media and provide services out of my home, but am also willing to travel to your home. I have been tutoring both schooled and homeschooled children for 17 years.

Is your child expressing a desire to learn to read?  Is your child almost reading but in need of extra help?  Does your child want to read but becomes frustrated after a few moments?  Does your child feel like reading is a chore? Is your child discouraged with reading?

I offer two models of instruction:

Traditional Tutoring Model:
I work with your child one-on-one, in weekly or bi-weekly sessions.  Parents are welcome to be present during tutoring sessions or to drop off.

Parent Education Model:
I train you to work with your child over the course of one month so that you are empowered to work with him/her at home.  The parent education model equips you, the parent, with the information you need to help your child develop and strengthen critical reading skills at home, without dependence on a tutor.

All of the methods, techniques, and strategies that I use with children are based on current, sound research and are proven to improve reading.

Reading should be a comfortable, enjoyable experience for every child. Reading should not be frustrating.  If a child is frustrated while reading, it is because the reading material is not at his/her appropriate level and there is not adequate skillful teaching support.  When a child is working at his/her developmental level, frustration does not occur — progress occurs. Progress occurs most rapidly when a child is engaged and working consistently and methodically in his/her “instructional zone”.  Frustration inhibits progress. I am committed to ensuring that the children, with whom I work, experience reading as a pleasurable and gratifying activity — not a frustrating one.