Kendra Wagner, M.A.
Kendra is a tutor, researcher, and teacher of teachers. She advocates for children and parents in and out of the school system. She teaches all ages all aspects of literacy, and specializes in Dyslexia and ADD.
First she gets to know her client by complimentary phone interviews, documentation, or both. She identifies strengths and weaknesses, using screening instruments and work samples. She then designs an individualized program to address these needs in a one-on-one format..
Reading includes Decoding, Fluency, Academic Vocabulary, Comprehension, and Thinking Skills, such as Visualizing, Inferring, Synthesizing, and Determining Importance.
Writing includes Expository Patterns, Essay Formatting, Word Choice, Sentence Flow, Goldilocks Paragraphs (not too long and not too short), Revising, or Organizational Thinking.Writing includes Expository Patterns, Word Choice, Sentence Flow, Goldilocks Paragraphs (not too long and not too short), Revising, or Organizational Thinking.
What else does Kendra do?
-Coaches adult learners in school or work place settings in finding the best way to study, write emails or reports, and read more efficiently
-Teaches research-based methods, based on the building blocks of phonemic awareness and phonics interwoven with higher order thinking skills
-Implements a variety of materials, including Phonics Q, Lindamood-Bell, Wilson Reading, REWARDS, Great Source, Step-Up-To-Writing, and specific book series
-Demystifies the complexity of the reading & writing process
-Interprets test results and evaluates strengths and weaknesses
-Reduces academic overwhelm and overload for younger and older students