Heather Batchelder

Heather B.

Anderson, IN

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Heather delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+ and special needs

Teaching since:
August 1999

I married my husband on June 28, 1997. We have four children. Our oldest daughter was born on August 15, 2001 and was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. I quit working to stay home and devote more time to her and her needs. In 2003 we had boy/girl twins and life took on a hectic business. As they grew older, I decided to homeschool my brood. We moved from Colorado to Indiana to be closer to my husband’s ailing mother and the slower pace of life has allowed me time to cultivate my interest in gardening, cooking, and sewing! In 2013, we traveled to China and adopted our second daughter with Down Syndrome.

PLEASE NOTE: I SPECIALIZE IN WORKING WITH KIDS WHO HAVE LEARNING DEFICIENCIES AND WHO ARE STRUGGLING TO KEEP UP IN SCHOOL. I will be more than happy to assess your child and let you know if I am the right tutor for you, but will also be honest with you and tell you when you should pursue someone who works with the more on track child or those who need someone face face.

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Private Tutor and Schooling Services
Jul 2015 - Present
New Horizons Tutoring Services

Independent Home Based Tutor for struggling student

I provide input on IEP's, dyslexia assessments, Orton Gillingham based instruction, and rigorous academic reading, math, science, history, and language instruction to help children meet current state testing standards.

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Oct 2014 - Jun 2015
Skima Talk

Tutor Students in Conversational English via Skype

Independent Tutor
Sep 2011 - Jun 2012
Home Based

Tutor high school students for ACT/SAT prep and English compositions out of my home twice a week.

Multisensory Instructor
Mar 2009 - Jun 2011
Dyslexia Institute of Indiana

Tutor Kindergarten through high school students using the Orton Gillingham method in reading, writing, and spelling.

Substitute Teacher
Sep 2006 - Mar 2009
Anderson Community Schools

Substitute Teacher in K-6th grade classrooms, but predominantly in special education classrooms

First Grade Teacher
Aug 2000 - Feb 2001
Elbert County Charter School

First Grade classroom teacher

First Grade Teacher
Aug 1999 - Jun 2000
Core Knowledge Charter School

Lead First Grade Teacher


BA Elementary Education
Sep 1992 - Jun 1996
Northwest Nazarene University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Touch Math
Apr 2010
Touch Math

Orton Gillingham Certification
Mar 2009
Dyslexia Institute of Indiana

Intermediate and Advanced

Sep 2007

Picture Exchange System Certified through ABA

Handwriting Without Tears
Feb 2006
Handwriting Without Tears

Level 1, Level 2, and Testing Certified

6 Reviews

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Yoldy Sep 12, 2017
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Fletcher Aug 29, 2017
Reading · Online

Excellent teacher, excellent lesson. Very helpful and patient. My son really enjoys working with her. I definitely recommend her to anyone.

Brylan Jan 23, 2017
Reading · Online

Heather is a gift. She is patient and wise. I plan to work with her for a long time.

Emma S. Jan 26, 2016
Reading · Online

She was absolutely phenomenal. Her patience and method of teaching are out of this world. 10/10!

Bobby B. Aug 18, 2015
Reading · Online

Heather has a very good personality. She is knowledgeable and very friendly. We really appreciate her help. Definitely recommend!

Marysol B. Jun 27, 2015
Reading · Online

Heather is amazing. She is focused and knows her material well. My daughter enjoys the time spent learning with her. She cares about her students. I would definitely recommend her. Keep up the good work!

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