About the Tutor

Nancy Catlett Mayo, B.A, M.Ed. is a Certified Reading Specialist K-12 with twenty-five years of experience in the fields of English instruction, developmental reading and writing instruction, and study skills and standardized test prep instruction.  She has taught reading and writing in regular education classrooms as well as in gifted and inclusion settings, where she assisted children with specific learning disabilities as a remediation tutor in reading and writing.  Her focus on teaching to individual learning styles has resulted in her outstanding reputation for improved student performance on the Virginia SOL initiative tests.

Experience

Mrs. Mayo was most recently employed by Hampton City Schools in Hampton, Virginia where she was designated a Master Teacher from 2003-2012.  She taught 7th Grade English Language Arts at Thomas Eaton Fundamental Middle School, a "Choice" public school in Hampton.  While at Eaton, she served as the English Department Instructional Leader, conducting school-wide, in-service Staff Development in content reading based on Individual Learning and Teaching Styles.  She conducted Staff Development for new teachers in classroom management and supervised student teachers from Christopher Newport and Hampton Universities.  In addition, Mrs. Mayo served as Eaton's Forensics Coach, training students in public speaking and poetry reading for district competitions.  From 1993-2006, Mrs. Mayo represented Hampton City Schools at the Virginia Middle School Association Annual Conferences as a Session Presenter and Monitor.  She also taught in the PALS Adult Literacy Program at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia as well as in the Henrico County and City of Chesapeake School Systems in Virginia.

Education

Mrs. Mayo received her B.A. in English and Secondary Education from Madison College (now James Madison University).  She earned her M.S. in Education as a Reading Specialist at Old Dominion University in 1992 where she received the Outstanding Graduate Student in Reading Education Award.  Mrs. Mayo completed graduate courses through Shenandoah University Graduate Studies in Gifted Education in 2003, and has attended and completed numerous continuing education programs in reading and writing instruction.

Professional and Honorary Associations

International Reading Association
National Council of Teachers of English
Virginia Association of Teachers of English
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Excellence in Education
Alpha Delta Kappa, Honorary Society for Women in Education

Norfolk Reading Tutor
Nancy C. Mayo, M.Ed.
P.O. Box 6006
Norfolk, VA 23508
Phone: (757) 503-3978
Email: nancy@norfolkreadingtutor.com

 

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