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Alma Haygood is a retired Fairfax County Public Schools teacher. Alma has a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s Degree in Teaching. She has worked with students from pre-school, first, second, third and fourth grades. She also worked as a Classroom Teacher, Reading Resource Teacher, Reading Recovery Teacher and Math Resource Teacher.
Alma is a highly experienced Tutor, confident in helping students excel. Her background includes one-on-one instruction and group support, assessment administration and personalized assistance. She's dedicated to supporting students and promoting academic, behavioral and personal growth.
Alma has been offering comprehensive and affordable private lessons in Virginia since 2016. Her specialized curriculum promotes student confidence and academic success through hands-on tutoring and individualized support. After working with Alma, students will experience significant improvement in their ability to master pre-reading skills, read fluently, comprehend content information, independently use reading strategies, read on higher levels and writing skills.
"Each student has a unique learning style, and it’s my responsibility to find out what that is and adapt my lessons accordingly."
Alma Haygood Literacy is a comprehensive reading tutoring and grant writing service based in the Northern Virginia area. It is owned and operated by Alma Haygood, a retired Fairfax County Public Schools teacher. Alma has a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s Degree in Teaching. She has worked with students from pre-school, first, second, third and fourth grades. She also worked as a reading resource teacher, reading recovery teacher and math resource teacher.
Students who can benefit from reading tutoring include those who need extra help to achieve on grade level and those whose parents want to accelerate learning beyond grade level. Tutoring sessions are designed for 35- 60 minutes (appropriate to child’s age). A plan to accelerate and individualize learning is set up after the first three sessions. The first sessions adequately assess student current reading levels, gather information about reading and writing performance and set up a learning plan tailored to the child’s specific needs. Learning is deliberate and explicit to help children achieve and excel.
The grant writing services include workshops for individual or small groups of teachers. The workshops are designed to teach educators the basics of how to write successful grants.