Online Tutoring

All programs are taught online with a video meeting program. From the comfort of your own home, you can have an effective tutoring session with your tutor from anywhere in the world. Online tutoring is effective and fun! Online tutoring can be just as effective as in-person tutoring. In fact, many children find it very engaging because they are used to chatting with friends online.  Parents like it because there is no additional time wasted in travel, and no packing up all the other kids to get to yet another activity! (It saves gas money, too!) I have had kids come to sessions when they have had colds, or had not been to school that day because of illness, but still came to the session because they could do it comfortably from home. I use online manipulatives and interactive games to make the experience multi-sensory and fun. All you need is a laptop or desktop computer, a headset, and a webcam. I sometimes also recommend a few manipulatives for students to have on hand and a notebook for keeping track of learning. 

Tutoring prices:

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$100 per session for 50 minutes. 

$50 for half sessions (25 minutes) for younger students/those with attention issues.

   Price includes:

      * One-on-one live tutoring sessions with Carlene  

      * Customized learning program created just for your student​

      * Communication as needed with teachers to ensure proper accommodations at school (if applicable)

      * Suggested games, activities, and exercises for in-between sessions

      * E-mail communication with parents and regular progress reports

      * California charter school funds accepted and approved vendor for:

                Summit Academy, Blue Ridge Academy, Mission Vista Academy, Granite Mountain Charter School, Heartland Charter School,

                Visions in Education, iLEAD, Vista Oaks Charter School approved service provider

               (Please email me if your school is not listed and you would like to use charter school funds for services.             

                Programs and materials are secular and classes are non-discriminatory.)

English Language Tutoring - specialized tutoring for those with dyslexia, specific learning disability, ESL students, poor spellers, gifted learners, vocabulary development, SAT prep, general education English Language Arts

I am certified as an Orton-Gillingham tutor, the remediation most recommended for dyslexic students. I am also trained in Structured Word Inquiry (SWI). SWI is an exciting new method of exploring words and how they came to be, allowing all students to understand the construction of English, not just memorize its rules. It combines etymology, morphology and phonology to allow students to truly understand how words in English are constructed. Our inquiry is guided at first, but student curiosity will eventually dictate the path we take through our SWI journey together. This method works particularly well for those with Specific Learning disability, dyslexia, those learning English as a second language, and any student who wants to learn the "how and why" behind our language. It is a great way to learn and understand words that are in study lists for SAT prep as well as content words for other subjects such as math, science, and social studies. This engaging method is appropriate for all students and can be used as part of general education Language Arts instruction. I am always looking for students who wish to study the English language with me in this way! I continue to do research, take classes, and attend seminars to stay on top of advances in the understanding of language learning and how best to address it. I offer a free trial to see if my online tutoring service is the right solution for your student. Please contact me for more information.

Math Tutoring - specialized tutoring for those with dyscalculia, dyslexia, math anxiety, gaps in early math skill development, general education Math

My math tutoring service is able to help students with dyscalculia, but it also can help dyslexic students who struggle with the language of math, or any student who has a difficult time with math operations and perhaps some math anxiety. Sometimes language difficulties caused by dyslexia can cause problems with math. A good example of this is word problems. Without a good grasp of what the question is asking, students have little chance of getting the right answer. Dyscalculia is separate from dyslexia and needs to be addressed as its own learning difference with its own challenges. My math tutoring incorporates special instruction to help students understand math on a conceptual level, not just through memorization. I start with a thorough evaluation of each student to identify gaps in knowledge and come up with an individualized plan to close those gaps and then build upon that knowledge to higher level math abilities. Our work will focus on addressing fundamental weaknesses in number sense, subitizing, and number bonds. This engaging method is appropriate for all students and can be used as part of general education math instruction. Please contact me for more information.

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