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Hello everyone! Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me. I am honored to be considered as a resource for your student’s educational journey.

I am Geneva Coelho, a teacher, wife, and the mom to the two sweetest cats you could imagine. I grew up in Texas, in a suburb between Dallas and the border of Oklahoma. I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 2016, and began my teaching journey at Terrell Elementary School in Denison, Texas that Fall. There I taught first grade for two amazing years before moving to the coast in Oregon, teaching second grade for a year within the Seaside School District.

I then moved to Hillsboro to work on my Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction with a Reading Specialist endorsement focus. I began my program at Concordia University in Portland, and upon its closure I transferred to George Fox University, graduating in 2021. My action research project (similar to a thesis paper) was on Encouraging Engagement in a Reluctant Emergent Reader using growth mindset lessons, readers theater, and motivational theories.

I began my business, Read PDX, with a desire to provide student-specific interventions. I was lucky to have a chance to homeschool a Kindergarten students for the 2020-2021 school year, providing me with the experience on capitalizing on an individual child’s interest and tailoring instruction towards her needs. Following that, I have worked with a dozen or so students with different tutoring models, from supplementing their public/private/homeschool education, to creating homeschool programs for parents, to implementing homeschool programs.

I use a combination of project-based and intervention style methods towards coaching students to reach their specific goals. I have taught and tutored all elementary subjects, but my passion is in literacy. I especially enjoy working with students who are finding the reading process challenging, whether they have dyslexia or are simply a little behind. I myself was diagnosed with dyslexia in second grade, and would love to spread best practices for students to find success as I did.

Beyond my educational background, I love to practice yoga, hike, spend time with my 6 siblings, and read.

Thank you, again, for considering me as an educational resource for your students!

-Geneva Coelho, M.Ed.

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