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New Jersey ( NJ) Multisensory Math Tutor, Brooklyn LettersBrooklyn Letters

1139 Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn

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  • New Jersey ( NJ) Multisensory Math Tutor, Brooklyn Letters Heather Liljengren ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    We cannot say enough good things about Effie, the ASL teacher, who was so engaged and effective with our 2 year old daughter from the very first session! Effie gladly included our whole family in the sessions! Her expertise and fantastic … More personality gave our daughter a way to communicate that she was so desperately seeking. The coordinators at Brooklyn Letters were so helpful and communicative…I would highly recommend their services!
  • New Jersey ( NJ) Multisensory Math Tutor, Brooklyn Letters R Elmore ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Aileen was INCREDIBLY helpful to us, both in assessing possible origins of my grandson's food aversions, as well as informing us of various available interventions to consider.
    I can’t thank you and Brooklyn Letters enough for connecting
    … More us with Aileen. In all our feeding therapy journey we have not gotten anything near the kind of benefit that we did from her. Her knowledge, professionalism, and responsiveness have put us on the path of progress with my grandson and has also made us feel genuinely well cared for.
  • New Jersey ( NJ) Multisensory Math Tutor, Brooklyn Letters Christine Weiher ★★★★★ a year ago
    We were amazed with Allison! She met my son at 2 1/2 years old, not speaking much at all, and over a computer, and she was able to develop a bond and friendship, so much so that he would look forward to his weekly computer time with Allison. … More I was not sure how the speech therapy would go- but we are so happy that we tried it out and continued. It allowed my son to gain confidence in his speech, make a new friend :), and also give him the skills and a bit of understanding of how to shape his mouth or where to place his tongue to make the proper sounds. We were extremely happy with Allison- she was fantastic to work with.
  • New Jersey ( NJ) Multisensory Math Tutor, Brooklyn Letters Andrea Saffady ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    My sessions with Karen have been extremely helpful. My speech has improved tremendously. In fact, I just finished 2 hours of conducting interviews with a consulting client via MS Teams and I have an upcoming conference call. Both my … More neurologist and neurosurgeon remarked about how good my speech is. Much of the day it is perfect, although I still have some rough spots when I get tired or speak too quickly. One of my granddaughters is a speech pathology student at Ithaca College. She sat in on 2 sessions while she was home for winter break, and she was very impressed with Karen.
  • New Jersey ( NJ) Multisensory Math Tutor, Brooklyn Letters Jessica C ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Theo was wonderful and his work with my son has produced some progress. I am grateful for the services Theo provided.
  • New Jersey ( NJ) Multisensory Math Tutor, Brooklyn Letters Melissa Stevens ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    Highly recommend Jill. She is a total pleasure to work with. After a few months working with Jill, my son is reading above grade level and LOVES to read. Mission accomplished!
  • New Jersey ( NJ) Multisensory Math Tutor, Brooklyn Letters Jacob B ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    We were delighted with Christie. First, and most importantly, our son made great strides under her guidance. So great, that we felt he no longer needed help! She was incredibly patient and kind with him and our son really responded to … More her. Christie was also great with me and my wife. She provided thorough and informative updates on our son's progress and which exercises she was using with him, so we could reinforce what she was teaching him. All in all, we had a fabulous experience with Christie and would highly recommend her.
  • New Jersey ( NJ) Multisensory Math Tutor, Brooklyn Letters Demet Evren ★★★★★ a year ago
    Paige was great and we had been really happy with her. I would highly recommend her! I recommend Brooklyn Letters to whomever asks for a speech therapist.
  • New Jersey ( NJ) Multisensory Math Tutor, Brooklyn Letters Jeizel Rosenthal ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    Isabel was WONDERFUL and our son absolutely adored her, and he is making great progress with his reading and writing.
  • New Jersey ( NJ) Multisensory Math Tutor, Brooklyn Letters Lesley Duval ★★★★★ a year ago
    Theo was fantastic with our 4yo son. We were very worried that his progress would fall off when we had to switch to remote sessions, but Theo kept our son happy and engaged through the screen. Highly highly recommend!
  • New Jersey ( NJ) Multisensory Math Tutor, Brooklyn Letters Samantha Packard ★★★★★ a year ago
    We've been working with Theo from Brooklyn Letters for close to 4 months now and the results are apparent; our daughter has vastly improved her speech in a relatively short amount of time. We make "Theo Day" a celebration … More in our house with pancakes for breakfast, and the enthusiasm is matched in the sessions. Theo is fun, patient, professional, and caring, and he gives us the tools to take the lessons beyond the session. Thank you Theo, and Brooklyn Letters, for helping our daughter express herself.
  • New Jersey ( NJ) Multisensory Math Tutor, Brooklyn Letters Travis Ricca ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    I worked with Alina to enhance my pronunciation, tone, and pacing while communicating socially and in a work environment. She was great to work with and clear about goals and learning objectives. The improvement from day 1 has been tremendous! … More
  • New Jersey ( NJ) Multisensory Math Tutor, Brooklyn Letters Enrico Bermudez ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Cathy has been excellent with us and our son. We will sorely miss her. He has improved significantly with Cathy’s help. Cathy was a true partner with us, especially as we pursued additional help through our son’s school system.
  • New Jersey ( NJ) Multisensory Math Tutor, Brooklyn Letters Kayne Elisabeth Wilk ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    We really loved working with Alina, she is so fantastic. Patient yet firm, and determined the best course of action very clearly and succintly for us. And it all transitioned so well to Zoom as well. I will definitely be back in touch for … More services for our other child after summer break!
  • New Jersey ( NJ) Multisensory Math Tutor, Brooklyn Letters Jen S ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Vera was amazing! My 11 yo daughter made progress so quickly and really looked forward to her sessions. She was kept motivated and engaged.
  • New Jersey ( NJ) Multisensory Math Tutor, Brooklyn Letters susie tofte ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    The work that Allison P. did with our daughter over the years has been invaluable to us. Our daughter had such a good relationship with Allison, and it allowed them to work really well together - even remotely these past 6 months. This … More year, Allison went above and beyond by helping us throughout the neuropsych eval we did, trying to re-open our daughter's IEP at her school, and eventually landing her at our chosen school. She was in contact with our daughter's teachers, with the neuropsychologist, and made herself available as a reference to speak on behalf of our daughter's learning differences.
    Allison stopped by our house last week to give our daughter cupcakes and say goodbye, and I literally cried with appreciation for what an amazing speech therapist she has been. She has been our daughter's biggest champion. The new families that she will work with this year are lucky to have her.
  • New Jersey ( NJ) Multisensory Math Tutor, Brooklyn Letters Alicia Perez-Katz ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Sydney was great! Our son was sad to end his sessions with her, which says a lot. We appreciated her honest assessment of his skill level, and he now has materials to self monitor and practice. Thank you!
  • New Jersey ( NJ) Multisensory Math Tutor, Brooklyn Letters Kristin Ames ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Our experience with Theo was terrific. Theo was great with my son. He developed a positive relationship with him based on sincerity, respect, trust and a deep personal connection. In their lessons, Theo was encouraging, creative and kind. … More He helped our son understand how to differentiate the sounds he made when he spoke, and gave him great exercises to practice every week between lessons. Our son was sorry to have the lessons come to an end, but recognized that Theo had helped him as much as possible and it was time for him to stop. Theo explained to him (and us) how to keep working to get the last 5%, and encouraged him to keep working on the exercises on his own. I have recommended Theo to another parent who noticed my son's improvement and inquired for her own son.
    We are all grateful to have gotten to know Theo, and we greatly appreciate all the work he did to help our son.
  • New Jersey ( NJ) Multisensory Math Tutor, Brooklyn Letters Aisha Holder ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    "I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Michelle Macroy-Higgins. We are extremely pleased with her work with our daughter. I was so grateful for my daughter to have a speech therapist who is a researcher (specialty in late … More talkers), graduate professor and practitioner. Her expertise was clearly evident in our conversations and work with our daughter. She was very responsive to my questions and often sent articles and other materials about language development that I found helpful. Thankfully, my daughter's speech improved tremendously. Michelle developed such a warm relationship with my daughter. My daughter was always excited to see Michelle and would greet her at the door with a big hug. Lastly, I would add that Michelle always demonstrated empathy with me as a mother who was initially worried about her daughter's language development. I could go on and on about how pleased we were with Michelle's work."
  • New Jersey ( NJ) Multisensory Math Tutor, Brooklyn Letters Andrea Peartree ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Theo is a wonderful Clinton Hill speech therapist. We were really pleased with him. Our son showed drastic improvement, not only in his speech but in his confidence.
  • New Jersey ( NJ) Multisensory Math Tutor, Brooklyn Letters mario costa ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Alexa has been an enthusiastic, reliable, well prepared and caring teacher for our 6 year old daughter. She has been able to improve and increase our daughter's confidence lesson by lesson with patience and competence; through varied … More and productive didactic practice. Alexa has engaged our daughter in several activities that always kept her motivated and eager to learn literacy. My wife and I, both of us are educators, feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to observe Alexa's pedagogical skills. Alexa has had a big impact on our daughter literacy growth. Thank you Brooklyn Letters!
  • New Jersey ( NJ) Multisensory Math Tutor, Brooklyn Letters Lily Alt ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    We were absolutely DELIGHTED with Marsha's services. She was wonderful. We found her to be kind, fun, engaging, very knowledgeable. She provided us with clear instructions and additional written handouts each week. She engaged our … More son with different techniques and toys, and showed us how to use her techniques when we were interacting with him. I actually just texted her on Saturday - Our son finally said "more" - one of the target words we had been working on with her. It was a total joy to hear, and I had to share it with her - she wrote back immediately to congratulate us. I am so appreciative of her expertise, and wish we could have seen her for longer. I recommended her to another family in our neighborhood who is looking for a speech therapist.

New Jersey ( NJ) Multisensory Math Tutor, Brooklyn Letters

What is a Multisensory Math Program?

Multisensory math is a three-dimensional sequential method of math learning. Multisensory math may benefit everyone, especially those who suffer from arithmetic.

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Orton-Gillingham Teaching Approach in a Math Setting

The Orton-Gillingham method of literacy instruction is a multimodal approach. It involves combining auditory, visual, sensory, and kinesthetic components to help primary school children understand the connection between language and letters or words.

Traditional math instruction is built on the same principles as multisensory arithmetic. It encourages touch, sight, hearing, and movement while learning and teaching a new concept. Marilyn Zecher, M.A., CALT, a certified academic language therapist and multisensory math expert, speaker, former classroom demonstration teacher and a New Jersey multisensory math tutor, expanded and improved on this technique. She utilized and combined the Orton-Gillingham Approach with evidence-based approaches based on neuroimaging research and NCTM and What Works Clearinghouse recommendations.

Zecher puts emphasis on the math language, highlighting the significance of teaching language throughout developing ideas and skills for application. For example, multisensory math combines the Concrete, Representational, and Abstract (CRA) teaching sequence with expressive language to help learners grasp fundamental arithmetic concepts more successfully.

Using the multimodal math approach, students must practice skills regularly and gain new concepts via CRA.

Touch (Concrete) – This multisensory math element is about touch. New Jersey multimodal math tutors use tangible objects to demonstrate concepts or numbers, such as fractions, which are shown by breaking apart foam shapes (or using other manipulatives).

Representational (Drawing) – After the physical or tactile teaching modalities, instructors introduce the representational or drawing components. The multisensory method of education encourages students to create visual representations of the material they have learned. It also allows students to develop their connections and write down their ideas.

After students have fully understood the multisensory math lesson plans given and built upon throughout Concrete and Representational, they will proceed to the abstract or symbols sequence. Traditionally, teachers taught fundamental math courses using only abstract concepts (numbers and symbols). While this has worked for some children, others struggle to grasp mathematical ideas without a physical or visual depiction.

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Elementary Math Skills that Learners Should Master

According to Zecher, students in basic math must grasp four conceptual limits that serve as the foundation for higher arithmetic levels. These are:

  • Pattern Recognition and Subitizing – The capacity to quickly identify quantity, also known as subitizing, is a fundamental concept and one of the foundations of mathematics. Patterns are the most effective way to sense quantity. Developing a strong number sense requires the ability to visualize numbers. It opens the path for operational fluency and a greater understanding of numerical relationships. Substituting is shown by recognizing dice patterns: The number or quantity may be identified visually without counting or touching each dot. Similarly, it is essential to acknowledge number connections and understand that numbers may be deconstructed or broken down (8 into 3 and 5 or 2 and 6).
  • Place Value – Teaching place value using craft sticks is a great way to utilize multimodal teaching techniques. For example, learners may see the quantity changing and feel a heavier weight as the number becomes larger. Similarly, it helps pupils distinguish between a number’s standard (the number’s name = 125) and extended form (which is made up of = 100 + 20 + 5).
  • Distributive Property refers to a learner’s ability to act on more significant amounts while simultaneously understanding that such amounts may be broken down or decomposed and then worked on. Consider the number 15 multiplied by three. Students must first understand that the number 15 may be divided into two parts: ten and five. They may then distribute (multiply) 3 and add the results to obtain 15 x 3.
  • What is ONE, and what are its many names? – This is related to the concept that every number written over itself equals one. Consequently, multiplying or dividing by some form of one changes the amount’s composition rather than the amount itself.
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Getting Started on Multisensory Elementary Math Techniques

Multisensory techniques first were taught in literacy and reading education. However, professionals have shown that this multimodal approach can be used effectively to teach arithmetic.

It is critical to take advantage of a student’s existing skills. The CRA method may then be used to teach new concepts. Manipulatives are necessary for multimodal math instruction, especially in elementary school, but they do not have to be expensive. Here are a few examples of commonly used items:

  • Craft sticks
  • Beads and string
  • Base ten blocks
  • Interlocking cubes
  • Color tiles
  • Foam stickers
  • Flat marbles
  • Dice/Dominoes (only up to six)

Here are some multisensory math activities recommended that a New Jersey multisensory math tutor would typically use:

  • Visualizing using manipulatives like beads, color tiles, or blocks is an excellent method to teach basic operations such as addition and subtraction. In addition, by seeing how quantities change, young learners understand how mathematical operations work. Visualization also helps in the comprehension of amounts and the development of number sense in children.
  • Building shapes using cubes or tiles give children a concrete and tactile representation of dimensions and features.
  • Drawing math problems is an excellent way to teach hands-on activities because it enables students to show their thinking and the concept they have learned.
  • By tapping out numbers, children may “feel” the value of numbers. In addition, it helps students comprehend and link symbols and actual numbers.
  • Songs are used to help students recall mathematical fundamentals and introduce new concepts.
  • We can also include movement into mathematics via play and games.
  • Use bundling sticks or coffee stirrers to teach regrouping and place value. This may also be done using base ten blocks.
  • A hundred chart is an excellent way to teach children about number relationships.
  • By slicing pizza into pieces, fractions are introduced and taught. When you chop up a paper or cardboard pizza, children are able to see what fractions look like when they choose pieces.

Additional information about multimodal math and can be found here:

  1. Free, ready-to-use classroom resources for all students
  2. Applying the Orton-Gillingham Approach to Math Lesson Planning
  3. ASDEC Multisensory Math I Course
  4. Math Print and Digital Resources
  5. XtraMath® is an online math fact fluency program and App that helps students develop quick recall and automaticity of their basic math facts.
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Multisensory Math Strategy That Really Works

Number Lines – A number line visualizes a value, such as a fraction, an integer, or a whole number. The numbers are spaced evenly on a straight line, enabling students to understand numerical sequences. Number lines may be used to compare and organize numbers and teach multisensory math techniques for counting, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing.

As one of the basic math operations, addition combines two or more objects into a single group. In mathematics, addition is the total or summation of two or more numbers. Therefore, learners must also grasp the properties of addition to deal with numbers more accurately.

Subtraction – Subtraction is a mathematical operation that subtracts a number from the total. Subtraction, like addition, contains features that are critical to comprehending the operation. For example, subtraction is subject to the identity property and inverse operations. It is, however, neither associative nor commutative.

Division – This operation refers to the process of splitting a big number into smaller groups or dividing a large number into equal parts. It is the inverse of multiplication. The commutative and associative characteristics of real numbers do not apply to division.

Multiplication – In mathematics, multiplication calculates the total of two or more numbers by repeatedly adding them. A multiplication statement includes:

  • A multiplicand (the number multiplied by another number).
  • A multiplier (the number multiplied by multiplied).
  • The product or result of multiplying.

Multiplication has the following properties: commutative, associative, identity, and distributive.

Multiplication has the following properties: commutative, associative, identity, and distributive.

Fractions – Fractions are split numbers into equal parts. It consists of a numerator (the number of equal parts counted) and a denominator (the total number of equal parts in one whole). Proper, improper, and mixed fractions are the three kinds of fractions.

Decimals – A decimal is a way of expressing fractions. It consists of a whole number and a fraction of a whole number (any part less than one), separated by a dot or decimal point. A ten-point scale is used to represent decimals (tenths, hundredths, thousandths, and so on).

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New Jersey ( NJ) Multisensory Math Tutor, Brooklyn Letters

Jayne

Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, MSEd in Childhood Education

Jayne graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. She then completed her MSEd in Childhood Education at the College of Staten Island. Jayne is a tenured teacher with 18 years of teaching experience. She has taught in various educational settings with students of different abilities and needs for pre-kindergarten -6th grades. Currently, Jayne is teaching fourth grade in an ICT classroom in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. She has extensive experience teaching literacy and with ELA and math test preparation.

She has a strong understanding of the needs of learners with ADHD (executive functioning), dyslexia, and autism. Jayne has incorporated Ed-tech and adaptive learning tools to meet the needs of her learners. Her expertise is with grades 1-3. Jayne is trained in Columbia University Teachers College’s reading and writing curriculum. This program relies on modeling and inquiry to help students improve their reading and writing skills.

She uses multisensory-based teaching modalities to teach phonics, phonological awareness, reading, writing, and math. Her students practice decoding by tapping out the sounds they hear, followed by air writing, and finally writing the words in sand or shaving cream. Essentially guiding students as they hear, identify, and manipulate phonemes. Teaching fundamental decoding will improve word reading, text comprehension, and spelling. Jayne is also trained in the Fountas and Pinnell reading assessment program that helps students work on specific strategies to improve their ability to answer direct and inferential questions in fiction and nonfiction texts. Jayne incorporates the Savvas, ¨Words Their Way¨ curriculum for phonics instruction. Each lesson provides strategies to model a word, sort and practice it, apply it while assessing learning. This program reflects students´ spelling behavior as they move from one level of word knowledge to the next. This type of differentiated instruction maximizes students’ learning opportunities. Jayne also focuses on developing students´ handwriting skills by utilizing the four main aspects of handwriting instruction (pencil grasp, formation, legibility, and pacing.) A focus on handwriting results in positive outcomes for overall literacy development.

Location: Hoboken, Weehawken, Jersey City, Edgewater

New Jersey ( NJ) Multisensory Math Tutor, Brooklyn Letters

Jessica S.

CERTIFIED ORTON GILLINGHAM PRACTIONER: ACADEMIC TUTOR

Jessica is a certified Elementary (K-6) and Special Education (K-6) teacher with over 10 years experience. Jessica taught 3rd-5th grade general education for 8 years. She currently teaches Kindergarten-2nd grade reading and math in a resource center.

Jessica is a certified Orton Gillingham Instructor. Using Ortin, Jessica provides her students with individualized, multi-sensory lessons targeted to improve students’ decoding (reading), encoding (spelling), fluency, and reading comprehension. Jessica has experience teaching children all aspects of literacy, from letter identification, phonic, spelling, reading fluency, and comprehension.

Jessica has vast experience working with students who are struggling to learn to read. This includes students with learning disabilities and dyslexia, attention difficulties, and processing delays. She also works with many general education students who need extra support in their classrooms.

LOCATION: River Vale, Hillsdale, Park Ridge, Montvale, Norwood, Old Tappan, Wood Cliff Lake, Upper Saddle River
TYPE OF SERVICES: Ortin Gillingham individualized lessons in decoding (reading) and encoding (spelling), reading comprehension, organizational and study strategies, academic help.
EXPERTISE: Phonics, students with learning disabilities, dyslexia, ADHD, executive functioning, and processing issues

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Jurga C.

Special Education Teacher, Certified Orton-Gillingham Literacy Specialist

Jurga is an early childhood special education teacher. She has been teaching since 2009 as a SEIT, an Early Intervention teacher, reading specialist, special education teacher in an ICT classroom, as well as a teacher in a self-contained special education classroom. She is experienced to work with students from kindergarten through middle school. Jurga has completed the Orton-Gillingham training, practicum, and certification through Institute for Multi-Sensory Education (IMSE). She has extensive knowledge of Wilson Fundations, Eureka Math, Go Math, and Teachers College’s reading and writing curriculum. Jurga has experience working with students with speech and language disabilities, autism, ADHD, executive functioning difficulties, dyscalculia, and learning disabilities. Jurga’s knowledge of a variety of approaches helps her find the right activities for each student. She works at the student’s functional level and progresses in sequential order from basic to more complex skills. Jurga loves to use literacy or math games whenever possible to make learning fun.

LOCATION: Fort Lee, Edgewater, Teaneck, Tenafly, Little Falls, Demarest, Cresskill, Ridgefield
TYPE OF SERVICE: Initial reading assessment, phonics, phonemic awareness, blending, syllabication, reading comprehension, fluency, math intervention
EXPERTISE: Orton-Gillingham, Eureka Math, Fountas & Pinnell, Teachers College Reading, and writing
New Jersey ( NJ) Multisensory Math Tutor, Brooklyn Letters

Kaitlyn

Bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6), Master’s Degree in Special Education (Grade 1- Grade 6)

Kaitlyn is a childhood (Grade 1- Grade 5) special education teacher at a public school in Brooklyn. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) from The College of Staten Island. She continued at The College of Staten Island to obtain a Master’s Degree in Special Education (Grade 1- Grade 6). Kaitlyn recently completed the CITE program through The College of Saint Rose to obtain advanced certifications in School Building Leadership and School District Leadership. Kaitlyn has six years of experience working with students with diverse backgrounds. She has experience working with students with ADHD, autism, speech and language impairments, and dyslexia. She prides herself in differentiating her instruction to meet her students’ unique needs. She has experience teaching the Common Core Standards and newly adapted Next Generation Learning Standards. Kaitlyn incorporates the Wilson/Fundation program in her teaching and applies the Orton-Gillingham approach. She is currently teaching in a 4th grade ICT setting as the special education teacher and also has experience as a 1st grade special education teacher. Kaitlyn worked at A+ Academy as a 4th and 5th grade test prep teacher specializing in math instruction and summer school for the Department of Education during the summers of 2018-2019.

Kaitlyn works with a student-centered approach celebrating their accomplishments and building their self-confidence. Kaitlyn teaches with the use of manipulatives and scaffolds. She specializes in teaching test preparation skills in reading, writing, and math. Kaitlyn provides support to students with phonics instruction, decoding, developing comprehension skills using a variety of sources. She has experience using the programs Go-Math, NY Engage, Envisions, and Everyday Math. She teaches strategies for students to apply classroom learning to real life.

Kaitlyn teaches that communication is key for forming meaningful relationships with teachers, parents, and service providers in order to support student’s wellbeing and development. Every student is a success story!

LOCATION: Middlesex County (Carteret, Cranbury, Dunellen, East Brunswick, New Brunswick, Edison, Metuchen, Middlesex, Woodbridge, Piscataway, Perth Amboy); Somerset County (North Plainfield, South Plainfield, Green Brook, Bound Brook, Somerville, Manville); and Union County (Linden, Elizabeth, Roselle, Clark, Cranford, Westfield, Scotch Plains, Kenilworth)
TYPE OF SERVICES: Initial Reading Evaluation, Individualized reading, writing, and math intervention, Multisensory Reading, Executive Functioning
EXPERTISE: Working with students with disabilities and building their executive functioning, improving phonemic awareness, decoding skills, and comprehension, improving understanding of math concepts using manipulatives and real world connections
AGES: Kindergarten-6th Grade
TEST PREP: Grades 3-5 ELA and Math State Tests

New Jersey ( NJ) Multisensory Math Tutor, Brooklyn Letters

Tamara

NY State Early Childhood and Students with Disabilities (B-2)

Tamara is a veteran early childhood educator with over 25 years of experience in the field. She holds an MST and MsEd from Fordham University, an MBA, and an Ed.D from Johns Hopkins University where she researched the impact adults have on children’s social/emotional development.

Tamara taught kindergarten for over 10 years, with experience in Pre-K, and first grade. She has also worked one-on-one with students from 2 to 20 years old in all areas of literacy acquisition, including phonics, phonemic awareness, writing, fluency and comprehension. She has been trained in Wilson, Fundations, Fountas and Pinnell, the Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Project, Reading Rescue and Reading Recovery and is currently the Associate Director of Professional Learning for Reading Rescue.

Tamara’s methods of instruction focus on the reading science through a multisensory approach to instruction, as well as on the fun. She prides herself on students LOVING her sessions. She works with students on not only their literacy skills, but also focusing on their self-esteem and comfort level so they are prepared to take their learning back to their classrooms. She has experience working with students with various needs including ADHD, autism, anxiety, behavior disorders, and dyslexia.

Tamara has experience working with pre-K through fifth-grade math curricula. She supports students in developing all aspects of mathematics using a multi-sensory approach. Students use real-world situations and manipulatives to not only learn the HOW of math concepts, but also the WHY. Tamara has experience working with Everyday Math, Go Math, Singapore Math, and state test prep.

In addition to literacy support, Tamara provides test prep, executive functioning skills coaching, as well as study skills.

LOCATION: Bergen, Essex and Union Counties
TYPE OF SERVICE: Pre-reading, Multi-sensory, Reading Comprehension, Writing, Spelling, Handwriting, Executive Function
EXPERTISE: ADHD/ADD, Reading Disorders, Special Education

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