Ivy Sandz / Literacy Access (1st through 12th)

Reading & Comprehension, Writing All Ages, ISEE/HSPT/SSAT, SAT Prep

I have been providing skilled, compassionate one-on-one literacy instruction in the East Bay for over fifteen years. My students range from elementary students who need extra support learning to read...to the development of competent and confident writers throughout the grade levels (1st through high school). Primary literacy instruction for homeschoolers offered.


Depending on assessed need, sessions grow a child’s independent reading level through work on the following:

~ Reading strategies and techniques for decoding, ~ sound/letter recognition, ~ Fluency and expression, ~ Phonemic awareness, ~ Thinking strategies to improve comprehension (inferencing, questioning, connecting), ~ self-monitoring, ~ confidence through experiences of authentic success

Writing Sessions:  Emerging writers (grades K-2), young writers (grades 1-3), upper elem / middle school (4th-8th) and high school writers have a variety of developmental needs and academic requirements. Younger writers are learning to write, while older writers are writing to learn. Sessions focus on building strong, confident writers at all levels, in a variety of writing styles (creative, essay, research, literature response).

Creative Writing: Fiction and poetry for young creative writers.

Test Prep:  ISEE essay preparation, SAT essay prep.

College Admission Essays

References:  www.ivysandz.com

Region Served: 
East Bay
Elementary school, Middle school, High school
Ivy Sandz
ivy [at] ivysandz.com