Alyssa, the founder of Fluent Readers SF, is an expert in childhood development with nearly seven years of teaching experience. She has worked with children of a variety of ages and a range of skills, including those with special needs and the highly gifted. She is an extremely positive, enthusiastic and dedicated person who takes great pride in fostering a supportive and nurturing learning environment. She carefully structures her lessons to meet the needs of every child she teaches so that they may achieve their greatest potential. Alyssa holds a multiple subject teaching credential as well as a Masters in Education from UC Davis. She has also passed the California Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) and holds a CLAD English Learner certificate which authorizes her to teach both ELD and SDAIE instruction for English learners.