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.)
Conducted two days-per-week by our newest tutor, Peggy Engelman. The times are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 12pm.
Kindergarten - 1st grade Workshops:
These workshop will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 - 6:30pm by Peggy Engelman.
Call 470-546-3320 or 404-542-2795
So who is Peggy....
(In her own words)
"Hello, my name is Peggy Engelman and I have recently been hired by Teachers as Tutors. This is exciting for me because I recently retired from Gwinnett County Schools in June of 2021, after teaching more than 30 years. I did this to enjoy more family time. I do, however, still miss working with students. This opportunity at Teachers as Tutors provides me with just the right balance for both family and teaching."
What Are My Credentials and Experience?
"My experience ranges from teaching children from kindergarten age through grade 6 as well as teaching high school equivalency classes. I am certified at the Bachelor’s level in Regular Education K-6 and teaching of Mentally Impaired students. I am certified in teaching students identified with Learning Disabilities and Behavior Disorders, at the Master’s level. I also have my Specialist Degree in Leadership and Reading instruction. I have spent the last 17 years teaching reading and written expression skills at the middle school level. I taught the first 14 years in elementary settings for reading, writing, and math. I am trained in multisensory instruction to use all modalities to better assist your child with reading."
So, What Do I Actually Do for Your Child?
" I utilize a Diagnostic, Prescriptive Teaching approach when working with my students. First meeting with the parents to discuss their children’s learning needs is of utmost importance. We must work as a team to assure that the most progress can be made in reading and writing. After our meeting, I perform an informal assessment measuring word identification, reading comprehension- both silently and orally, reading fluency, and approximate reading level. After observing the child’s performance while taking this assessment and analyzing the results, I determine what are the child’s reading deficits and strengths. I then meet with the parent to explain the type of educational plan I will put together to remediate the student’s weaker skills, while building on the student’s strengths. I design an individualized approach to instruction. No child’s plan is the same. I will take frequent data while working with the child to evaluate the need to change materials, presentation of assignments, or new skill instruction."
What Will Be the Results?
"Your child’s self-esteem will improve as he or she becomes more successful. Having confidence will help the entire school experience to become more positive. In addition, your child will improve in his or her reading and written expression skills. I am dedicated to helping children succeed."