Every student has unique needs for support. Tell me more about what you are hoping a tutor can do for you, and I will start on a plan to help you get what you need.
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My name is Katherine Wiens and I just retired from teaching overseas as an English Language Learner (ELL) Specialist in an international school. Prior to working overseas, I was employed in Alberta for over 15 years, supporting students who were new Canadians and learning English. My passion for seeing these students learn the language, speaking, listening, reading and writing in English was continually ignited as their skills progressed.
I hold a Masters Degree in TEAL (Teaching English as an Additional Language). However, through the daily interactions with students, as well as after-school tutoring opportunities I had the last 6 years, I realised I specifically enjoy supporting students in their reading, closing their reading gaps. I have since taken a course entitled "The Reading Interventionist Program." It has given me additional skills related to teaching reading and to better help your child.
Recently, I have begun online reading tutoring, specifically, closing reading gaps for elementary-aged readers. Time and time again during my interactions with students, I have been able to raise students’ reading levels by being intentional and focussed on phonics, reading strategies, vocabulary, comprehension and fluency. I would like to help your child achieve success in reading as his/her private reading tutor.