Location: Cockeysville MD USA

Tutoring and Homework Help

Expertise: English and Reading
Subjects: Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Reading Comprehension, Writing

Dr Kathy V. of Cockeysville MD USA Tutor Profile

Tutor Personal Information

Name: Dr Kathy V.
Gender: Female   Age: 51-65
Tutoring Style and/or Experience

Received degree from Towson University in reading, from Johns Hopkins University in special education, and Notre Dame of Maryland University in leadership in reading education. Wrote the state of maryland VSC in reading as well as the state assessment in reading. Orton-Gillingham method of phonics instruction for students in second to fifth grade struggling with basic reading. Reading materials matched to student interest (example: Dr. Seuss stories, non-fiction articles, science experiments, etc.). Use graphic organizers to assist students with reading comprehension. Focus on important comprehensions skills: factual recall, inferences, main idea, prediction, drawing conclusions, connections to prior knowledge, and summarizing. Assistance with answering comprehension questions and basic writing skills. Work with vocabulary using roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Build fluency by gradually increasing level of complexity of the text.

Tutoring Fee and Tutors Availability

Grades Tutored: Elementary, Junior High School
Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Contract Availability: Long Term or Open-Ended Tutoring Commitments.
Tutoring Rates: $85.00 to $100.00
Sliding Scale: This tutor offers a sliding scale for students with economic hardships.

Tutor Background

Time Spent Tutoring: More than 10 years
Students Tutored: More than 50
Special/Focus Groups: Gifted/Talented, Learning Disabilities, Remedial
Educational Level: Ph.D.
Major: English/Elementary Ed/Reading
School: Johns Hopkins University
Teacher Certification: No