WHAT ARE YOUR QUALIFICATIONS, CERTIFICATIONS OR CREDENTIALS?
I am an Associate of the Academy of Orton Gillingham Practitioners and Educators as well as a member of the International Dyslexia Association. I have a diploma from the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), and a Masters in Education from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland.
HAVE YOU WORKED WITH CHILDREN WHO HAVE LEARNING OR ATTENTION ISSUES?
I have been working exclusively with children who have dyslexia and dyscalculia and ADHD since Mindguide started and as a teacher since 2000. Thirty percent of children with dyslexia are also diagnosed with ADHD. My style incorporates techniques proven to help children with ADHD stay on task while maintaining a light, fun and respectful dynamic.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TUTORING?
I was an elementary Montessori teacher from 2000 – 2012. I received Orton Gillingham training in 2013 and started Mindguide in 2014.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SEE RESULTS?
It can take 2-3 yrs to get through the whole program and fully remediate.
CAN YOU TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR TEACHING PHILOSOPHY?
I put connection first and remove any emotional obstacles to learning. I start with compassion and empathy. I ask open-ended questions and truly listen. I let them know I believe in them and encourage a strong work ethic. I truly believe each child is doing his or her best.
WHAT CAN I DO TO SUPPORT THE TUTORING PROCESS?
I offer reading material, reading lists, and explanations of the rules and concepts we are learning in sessions for parents to see. Beyond that, I encourage parents to treasure free time with their child and let them know they are unconditionally loved!
HOW WILL YOU COMMUNICATE WITH ME, AND HOW OFTEN?
I send short correspondences and send home materials weekly or biweekly. Longer reports are written quarterly.
How does it work?
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