More Detail About Me :)

Updated: Jul 12, 2021

I know as a parent that we all want the very best for our children. As a teacher I've made it my mission to try to guide and offer the very best to my students. And in these difficult times I want to offer families support and some help reaching their educational goals.


In the last six years I've taught 5-12 graders History, English, Algebra, Civics, Communications, Personal Finance and Health. My students have had unique educational challenges like ADHD, anxiety, dyslexia, OCD, high functioning autism and dysgraphia. I am by no means an expert in every educational disorder, but I've had experience working with many. And what I really bring to the educational relationship is an ability to figure out each student's strengths and challenges pretty quickly.


I have been lucky enough to have specific training in Orton Gillingham interventions for kids with dyslexia and other reading and spelling delays. I'm trained in IMSE's OG based interventions for older students, and both Sonday System 1 (for K-3rd graders) and Sonday System 2 (for 4-12th graders). These are respected OG based, multi-sensory, structured and explicit systems that help students with delays in reading and spelling. I am not a certified Orton Gillingham tutor since I haven't completed a mentored practicum. I have a particular interest in building vocabulary, especially through Latin and Greek root word instruction.


If you are looking for someone to design an enrichment or intervention for your child, let me know and we can build that. If you are looking for executive function support; making sure homework is getting done, tracking assignments and teaching time management, I am happy to do that as well. I can work with your son or daughter on goal setting, study skills development, and developing self awareness of themselves as learners. Studies show that students who self monitor their own understanding and skill levels are the most successful, not just those with inherent intellectual abilities.


For now I am offering my services online but am open to meet personally with students once that seems like a safer thing to do and as people request it. Thanks for your interest and time.

Take Care,

Melissa

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