I am a certified elementary teacher with an MA in teaching. I have nine years of successful tutoring experience. My job is to help students get to the next level in a creative and efficient way. I am certified to work with K-8 students in all elementary subjects. I have after school, evening, and daytime availability (for home school). Teaching students to read is one of my specialties. I love reading and it shows! I've taught students from 4 to 16 to become proficient readers. I use a combination of the Orton-Gillingham approach, sight word activities, and comprehension instruction to give students the skills they need to master reading. My other teaching specialties are writing and math. In writing, I have a variety of resources I use to teach beginning writers, struggling writers, or gifted writers in search of advancement. In math, I use hands-on activities and lots of games to make math skill building fun and help students develop their conceptual understanding of math.