Introduction: Hi! I'm Ms. Jenna, a certified elementary school literacy specialist and former first grade teacher located in New York. I am excited by every opportunity to help a child become an independent and life-long learner! I have created all of my reading and writing resources to be accessible virtually and can meet with your child wherever you are, providing consistency and reliability.
I specialize in teaching children how to become confident readers, writers, spellers, and thinkers. Starting from as young as 4 years old, I can help your child develop the foundation they need to become a skilled reader. My approach is grounded in research-based methods that are explicit and systematic in order to help improve your child’s decoding, encoding, fluency, and comprehension skills.
Contact me to book a free, no obligation reading screener and consultation to get a better idea of what your child’s reading level is and how I can best support them!
About Ms. Jenna
I was a first grade teacher in a New York City public school in Chelsea for six years before becoming a reading specialist (grades K-4) in a top rated school district in Westchester, NY. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Childhood and Special Education (grades 1-6) from SUNY Geneseo and a Master’s degree in Literacy (birth-6th grade) from Teachers College at Columbia University. I am trained in Orton-Gillingham, which is a specialized, explicit and multisensory approach to teaching reading through phonics based instruction, and I am currently working towards a two year certification to be a CALT (a certified academic language therapist who specializes in providing dyslexia therapy). Throughout my career, I have had experience teaching children of varying abilities across all elementary grade levels.
Private Tutoring Services
I specialize in teaching reading, writing, and phonics to children, pre-kindergarten to 6th grade, using explicit and research-based approaches. I tailor my instruction to meet each individual child’s needs, but most importantly, I strive to make learning fun and engaging for young children! I provide all of my clients with a free 30-minute initial consultation to discuss your child’s current levels, learning needs, and learning style in order to ensure I am a good fit for your family. We will work together to establish goals and develop a personalized and targeted plan to strengthen your child’s literacy skills.