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Oct
04
Welcome Melissa Berry! Handwriting skills and Social Skills! Let her be Your Advocate!




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Melissa Berry


In her own words:







I have over 20 years of experience as an educator; including working as a certified elementary education teacher and a special education teacher; as well as my ESOL certification. I have experience in Special Education Resource classrooms as well as Self Contained classroom. I love teaching and love to see students feeling successful! In the classroom, I used small groups and one on one time to support students. I break down material in fun and manageable ways during a lesson. Reading is a passion and I enjoy teaching it.








I have been trained on the S.P.I.R.E program; a reading readiness program. When teaching writing, I like teaching not only content but the mech...


Jun
19
Tutor Of The Month: Peggy Dunleavy!

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Peggy Dunleavy has been a learning disability educator specializing in reading and written instruction for the past 36 years. She was nominated three times in her career for Teacher of the Year at her school. She holds the following teaching certificates: in Elementary K-6 at the Bachelors level, in Interrelated instruction, Emotional and Behavior Disorders and in teaching the Mentally Impaired at the Masters level. At the Specialist level, (2 years beyond her Masters) she holds certifications in both Reading and Leadership. She recently retired from Gwinnett County Schools in June of 2021. During the summer, she completed 40 additional hours of training for Applied Behavior Analysis tea...


May
31
KIM MARIE HEDGES - TUTOR OF THE WEEK!

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Originally an English and Communication dual major graduating Summa Cum Laude from Canisius College of Buffalo, New York, Kim Marie became a certified teacher to share her love of English/Literature studies and Language Arts with children of all ages. She has taught in the elementary and middle grades classrooms for over 15 years, implementing and facilitating a creative literature and grammar curriculum for her classes in both public and private school systems in Georgia, Florida, and Texas. Kim Marie has tutored over 20 years from Pre-K through high school students, specializing in reading comprehension, grammar, writing, and literary analysis.



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Apr
09
Give Your Child A Boost-Up in Their Reading, Writing, and Math Skills This Summer!







Summer is fast approaching and there’s no better time than now to sign your child up for our wonderful summer tutoring workshops at our Alpharetta office!


We offer programs in Reading, Writing, and Math Skills to bridge the summer transition gap for students. This year is a particularly important time to focus on these basic skills, especially since many students have missed so much academic understanding due to the pandemic gap in learning from the previous two years. Our workshops focus on benefitting the students with the basic necessary skills to help them reach the next level in the Fall with the ease of transition — a boost-up in their learning. We will teach Reading compr...


Apr
05
On Reading and Writing Instruction-

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Helping children of all ages thrive in reading and writing skills is the most important goal for the Teachers as Tutors team. Parents, let us face it, the Pandemic had serious negative effects on many children. In the early grades, k-2, children were often not able to access the basics of social skills such as developing relationships with others, use of expressive language and even development of basic phonics skills because masks impaired the children’s abilities to look at lip formations. Many students have learned to form letters incorrectly because they did not have direct instruction in forming letters. In the upper- elementary and middle school grades some students did not consi...


Nov
13
Pre-School & Kindergarten - 1st grade Reading Workshops!

Teachers as Tutors is Proud to Announce Reading and Writing Workshops

The group workshops will begin January 6th. With registration starting after the 29th of November. After you register your child, you will make an appointment with Peggy Engelman for a one-on-one informal assistment to check on the child's levels, and strengths, and needs. It will be very helpful for you to bring in any kind of documentation that would assist in defining you child's needs. (kindergarten readiness, or evidence of work samples from current teacher.)


Preschool Workshops:


Conducted two days-per-week by our newest tutor, Peggy Engelman. The times are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 12pm.


Kindergarten - 1st grad...


we are happy to answer any questions: