About Me

Welcome to YOUnique Literacy Instruction!

I am passionate about sharing the joy of reading and helping students of all ages meet their goals! I have earned a B.A. in Elementary Education, a M.A. in Literacy Education, and my state credentials in Reading and Language Arts K-12 in California and Hawaii. I have taught reading in the public school setting for 5 years, English at the high school level for 1 year, and have been working as a private Reading Specialist for 3 years. I’m also a professor of Reading at Long Beach City College, where I enjoy helping adults reach their academic goals in the college setting. My instruction is unique, as I never use a one-size-fits-all approach to meeting the goals of my students.

When I’m not in the classroom, I enjoy surfing, free diving, singing, and playing piano. I believe that one of the most important things about teaching is developing my students’ life passions. After all, reading is the building block that success and dreams can be built on! I look forward to hearing from you and aiding in the success of you or your child!


Jamie Heraver