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I am a retired reading specialist. I taught reading to children in grades 1-4 for 32 years. I can answer questions from parents or educators about problems children may be having with their reading. I can offer some ideas to parents, teachers and tutors on how to help children to become better readers.

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I worked with small groups of children in a public elementary school setting. I have also worked with and trained teachers in the field of reading. I have also done one-to-one tutoring in the field of reading.


My undergraduate degree is in English and my Masters degree is in Reading with emphasis on Learning Disabilities.

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2016-08-09 How would an American school teacher react when an adult:

You have asked a few questions and I will answer the ones that I feel qualified to answer.  If a student is from the United Kingdom and writes with British English, it is up to the teacher to teach the

2016-08-09 How would an American school teacher react when an adult:

There are many excellent children's books that do use British spelling and even some words that are unfamiliar to an American student.  A good teacher would and should do a pre-reading exercise with the

2012-05-18 Terranova:

Hello Shruti,  Do not panic over your son's Terra Nova scores.  Remember, this is only one assessment and any number of things could have affected your son's score.  I strongly advise that you immediately

2011-12-08 JK Daughter:

Hello Rmor!  You should most definitely meet with the teacher again.  I suggest that you do that immediately.  I would ask her to have the child evaluated within the school setting.  There should be a

2011-11-02 Art:

Hello Vanessa,  I live in New York and I'm not familiar with the teaching certificates in North Carolina.  However, I do not think that you can teach Art in a public school without being certified in ART


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