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Elena P.

Phoenix, AZ

$55/hr

A Special Education Cross-Categorical Certified teacher

Usually responds in about 4 hours

A Special Education Cross-Categorical Certified teacher

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I graduated the University of Bucharest, Romania, in 1977 with a Bachelors degree in Education. We moved to the U.S.A. in 1994 - I took courses for equivalences at Northeastern University in Chicago, and I have gotten my teaching certificates. I taught General Education Middle school classes for 2 years. We moved to Arizona and, I enrolled at Rio Salado College for Special Education classes. I've become certified as a Cross Categorical Special Education teacher. At present I am a Resource Special Education teacher in an Elementary school, CC certified but, I worked as a Regular Education teacher for Elementary and Middle school students, as an ESL teacher for Middle school students and, a Special Education teacher for a self-contained classroom, for students with multiple disabilities and a large range of behaviors. I have a vast experience, over 30 years in teaching diverse population of students and, different levels of skills.

I would like to be a tutor because I am aware there is a need for help out there for students who struggle with their homework. I would like to offer my help in order for them to overcome the frustration that comes along with their difficulties and their individualized needs. I am thrilled when I see my students make progress and show growth with their set goals. Everybody should have a chance to a good life, as independent as possible. All behaviors represent a need, need that has to be addressed and approached accordingly; all people, no matter what, have a certain skill that makes a difference in his/her life. That skill has to be identified, developed, improved, refined and, with encouragement and positive thinking, success is around the corner.

I have two sons who did great in life. I am very proud of them, and I think I did a great job as a parent. Working with children gives fulfillment to my life, a reason to go to work every day, and make a difference in someone's life. Watching my students grow, become independent and successful with their goals, make me feel accomplished. An adult, a teacher should be a role model, a coach, a mentor, an instructor, a guide, a counselor for the young generation because they represent our future. A teacher has to amend the past, enhance the present and, touch the future - that's how I feel about some of my teachers from my schooling time.

English:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics,
Study Skills, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
Study Skills
Corporate Training:
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

I am a certified Cross Categorical Special Education teacher; I am eligible to work with students with different types of disabilities. I have a vast experience with elementary, middle and high school students. I worked in self-contained classrooms, LFI and Resource classrooms with students who were eligible to be served by a Special education teacher in all their academic areas. I also have a solid experience working and implementing different behavior modification strategies in order to help students improve their participation and their performance in the classrooms.

Aspergers

I am a certified Cross Categorical Special Education teacher working in an elementary school at the moment, for the 5th grades. I got my certification from Rio Salado College, in Tempe, Arizona, in 2000. I have a vast experience working with different types of disabilities both in a self-contained classroom and, in a resource room setting. Being certified as a cross categorical special education teacher makes me eligible to work with students who are diagnosed with autism, Asperger's, learning disabilities, emotional disabilities, MMR and, and different behavioral problems.

Autism

At present I am working as a Resource Teacher for an elementary school and I am certified as a Cross Categorical Special Education teacher, being eligible to provide support to different types of disabilities, including Autism. Getting my certificate as a Cross Categorical Special Education teacher entitles and makes me eligible to work with students with Autism, as well. I have a vast experience working in both a self-contained classroom and, in a Resource room setting, with students with Autism and different other disabilities.I got my post Bachelor certification for Special Education from Rio Salado college, in Tempe, Arizona, back in 2000.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a Special education teacher, Cross Categorical-certified with an endorsement for Elementary k-6th on my teaching certificate. I have been teaching for almost 36 years and I have an extensive experience with all grades, form kindergarten up to high school. At present I am working as a Resource room teacher in an Elementary school, providing the needed instructional and emotional support for students 3rd to 5th grade in Reading, Math, Social studies, Science, Behavior monitoring and Study skills development.

Phonics

I am teaching as a Resource Teacher in an elementary school and, I am using the Spalding strategies for Reading and Writing deficiencies.I am also trained and eligible to teach different SRA steps, a Reading program that provides support for Reading/ writing/comprehension difficulties. I just got the Elementary k-6 endorsement on my teaching certificate.

Special Needs

I am certified as a Cross Categorical Special Education Teacher, being eligible to provide the needed support for any kind of disabilities. I have a vast experience working in a self-contained classroom, as well as in the resource room, for both elementary and middle-school students. I've gotten my certificates from Rio Salado College, in Tempe, Arizona, in 2000. I worked both as a regular education teacher and, a special education teacher, certified and eligible to work with multiple types of disabilities. I have worked both in a regular classroom, a self-contained classroom and, in a Resource room setting as a special education teacher.

University of Bucharest - Romania
Education
Rio Salado College
Other

Education

University of Bucharest - Romania (Education)

Rio Salado College (Other)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Elena will travel within 20 miles of Phoenix, AZ 85015.


About Elena

I graduated the University of Bucharest, Romania, in 1977 with a Bachelors degree in Education. We moved to the U.S.A. in 1994 - I took courses for equivalences at Northeastern University in Chicago, and I have gotten my teaching certificates. I taught General Education Middle school classes for 2 years. We moved to Arizona and, I enrolled at Rio Salado College for Special Education classes. I've become certified as a Cross Categorical Special Education teacher. At present I am a Resource Special Education teacher in an Elementary school, CC certified but, I worked as a Regular Education teacher for Elementary and Middle school students, as an ESL teacher for Middle school students and, a Special Education teacher for a self-contained classroom, for students with multiple disabilities and a large range of behaviors. I have a vast experience, over 30 years in teaching diverse population of students and, different levels of skills.

I would like to be a tutor because I am aware there is a need for help out there for students who struggle with their homework. I would like to offer my help in order for them to overcome the frustration that comes along with their difficulties and their individualized needs. I am thrilled when I see my students make progress and show growth with their set goals. Everybody should have a chance to a good life, as independent as possible. All behaviors represent a need, need that has to be addressed and approached accordingly; all people, no matter what, have a certain skill that makes a difference in his/her life. That skill has to be identified, developed, improved, refined and, with encouragement and positive thinking, success is around the corner.

I have two sons who did great in life. I am very proud of them, and I think I did a great job as a parent. Working with children gives fulfillment to my life, a reason to go to work every day, and make a difference in someone's life. Watching my students grow, become independent and successful with their goals, make me feel accomplished. An adult, a teacher should be a role model, a coach, a mentor, an instructor, a guide, a counselor for the young generation because they represent our future. A teacher has to amend the past, enhance the present and, touch the future - that's how I feel about some of my teachers from my schooling time.

Education

University of Bucharest - Romania
Education
Rio Salado College
Other

Education

University of Bucharest - Romania (Education)

Rio Salado College (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Phoenix, AZ 85015

Elena’s Subjects

English:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics,
Study Skills, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
Study Skills
Corporate Training:
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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