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 and Narrative, Word Choice, Show Don't Tell, Sentence Flow, Goldilocks Summaries (not too long or too short), Revising, and Organization.
What else does Kendra do?
Visit Kendra’s Blog on Teaching Writing
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Visit Kendra’s article on ImpactADHD
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"Kendra was very helpful in getting my son up to speed in his writing skills. She was extremely conscientious about keeping me and my son's classroom teacher up to date about what my son was working on and his progress. She was flexible about what she covered during a session. If my son needed to work on something other than what she had planned, Kendra was always willing to switch gears. I highly recommend Kendra."
- Elizabeth Applegate
"Kendra brings a real relationship to our son. She is interested in all of him, not just his weaknesses in Reading and Writing. Her communication with all the people who work with him from Occupational Therapists to teachers to parents helps her form this sense of the whole child. She then uses that information to shape her approach with our son and it works from clear boundaries about behavior, to tying work to his interests, to linking her work with what is going on in his classroom. She has been a true gift to our son and to our family."
- Susan Ford and Geoff Ogle
"Kendra really goes the extra mile for you and your child. Kendra worked with our child on study strategies and the key points of good writing. It was very helpful to have Kendra as an intermediary between our home and the teacher. Even though we feel that our child has an excellent teacher, the specific accommodations are so varied that it was helpful to have another voice, one speaking from a more professional perspective. And, conversely, Kendra helped us implement the teacher's recommendations."
- Kim Roberts and Joe Ewing
"Kendra helped identify the hurdles and supplied the tools needed for my son to become a successful and happy reader. He never used to be excited to read, and now he is."
- Carin Simerka
"Kendra Wagner tutored my Grandson, who has a learning disability, for almost three years and I am so grateful for the progress he made during that time. She taught him lots of ways to handle his writing difficulties & although her specialty is reading, she switched to math for him when he needed it. She kept in contact with his teachers & even came to the teacher parent conferences to make sure she was on the same page as the school. She is truly a caring & supportive teacher."
- Carole Anderson