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Rapid Reading Growth for Young Readers Level II

Tami A., Ph.D.
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These small group reading tutoring classes help your child rapidly gain reading growth and improve comprehension. Using principles from the science of reading, children will increase phonics knowledge, achieve higher reading levels, improve spelling, expand vocabulary, deepen comprehension, and improve their overall reading in a warm and caring environment. #academic

Class Experience

US Grade Kindergarten - 2
This class is taught in English.
  • Some of the Common Core Standards that are addressed over a period of time in this class: (Taken directly from the Common Core site) Print Concepts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.1 -Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.1.A -Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation). Phonological Awareness: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.2 -Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes). CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.2.A -Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.2.B -Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.2.C -Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.2.D -Segment spoken single-syllable words into their complete sequence of individual sounds (phonemes). Phonics and Word Recognition: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3 -Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.A -Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.B -Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.C -Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds. Fluency: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.4 -Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.4.A -Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.4.B -Read grade-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.4.C -Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary. Key Ideas and Details: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.1 -Ask and answer questions about key details in a text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.2 -Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson. Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.7 -Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
Teacher Expertise:
I hold a B.S. in Psychology, a Master's in Education, and a Ph.D. in Education. I am a licensed k-8 teacher, a licensed Reading Specialist, and a licensed ESL teacher.

I have taught children, adults, and my child throughout my life. I have worked as a tenured education professor, an elementary teacher, a reading specialist, and an ESL teacher. I love to read, and I love to work with children. I am delighted to teach on the Outschool platform and look forward to working with you and your child.
Frequency: available upon request
Details: I provide informal feedback on your child's progress.
 1 file available upon enrollment
You do not need to purchase any books for this class. Students will be reading books on screen. However, you will need to purchase magnetic letters for students to use for some of our word activities. Please see the link below the get an idea of the type of magnets you will need. https://www.amazon.com/Coogam-Uppercase-Lowercase-Educational-Classroom/dp/B08ZCTNQBL/ref=sr_1_3_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=magnetic+letters&qid=1631387099&sr=8-3-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExN0NaT0hCREtIWVdRJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMDI1OTM4MUtQMktXSTRFSzBLMCZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNDQ1NDE3M0FEU1gwMzg1OTU5WiZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
 During a portion of the class, I will be sharing my screen so that children can watch phonics videos such as those on Youtube, HeidiSongs, and PhonicsGarden. Children are briefly watching these videos on my screen and you are not required to create an account for your children to watch these videos.
Joined October, 2020
Teacher expertise and credentials
Virginia Teaching Certificate
Virginia Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education
Doctoral Degree in Education from Old Dominion University
Welcome. My name is Tami, and I specialize in literacy. My career has been focused on teaching people to read. I hold a B.S. in Psychology, an M.S. in Education, and a Ph.D. in Education focusing on literacy. I have current licenses as a k-8... 
Group Class


weekly ($17 per class)
2x per week
30 min

Completed by 155 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 5-8
3-5 learners per class

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