Jennifer Damashek

Jennifer D.

Oakton, VA
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Lesson Details

Reading

Levels Taught:
Elementary, Middle School, High School
I help children who are struggling with spelling and reading.

I use the Barton Reading & Spelling System, a highly effective Orton-Gillingham based system.

I work one-on-one with students either online or in Oakton, Virginia.
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About

Jennifer passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Jennifer delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 40 and special needs

Teaching since:
2002

The most important thing to know about me is that I love working with children and it shows. You can trust that I will dedicate myself to the success of your child. Nothing brings me more joy than seeing a child succeed at something they truly struggled with.

I have homeschooled my two children since 2002. My son was homeschooled until he entered the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, a highly selective specialized high school in Northern Virginia. He is now a student at at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science. I continue to homeschool my 13 year old daughter.

My most treasured memories are of teaching both my children to read, knowing the great gift of reading is a fundamental building block to a successful life.

I have worked with other children for seven years as a robotics coach and a coach for Destination Imagination. I love the thrill of watching children develop new skills, and the blossoming of self-esteem that comes with mastering those skills.

I decided to become a Barton tutor after I saw so many of my friends' dyslexic children succeed with the Barton system. One of my first students was my own nephew!

I have been using the system as a tutor since February, 2017. I graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology-Psychology. I have loved caring for, educating and working with children for my entire adult life, and I will dedicate myself completely to the success of your child, using a proven, evidence-based system to teach dyslexic children to read and spell.

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Experience

Reading and Spelling Tutor
Jan 2017 - Present
Reading Ally Tutoring

I began tutoring students using the Barton Reading & Spelling System in January, 2017, and have been successful in helping my students improve their academic progress substantially.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Biology-Psychology
Sep 1986 - May 1992
University of New Brunswick

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

International Dyslexia Association
Aug 2017

To create a future for all individuals who struggle with dyslexia and other related reading differences so that they may have richer, more robust lives and access to the tools and resources they need.

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