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LaToya D.

Primary/Secondary CC Special Education, English & Dance Teacher

Tolleson, AZ (85353)

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I am a teacher, mentor and coach who is passionate about the students and families that I serve in the community. I have considerable experience working within the classroom and the special education spectrum. I have acted as a community leader through roles such as a supervisor, program coordinator, mentor, life coach and teacher. I believe that I have the dedication and skills that are necessary to promote and prepare every student for success through their education, career and life. I identify myself as being a candidate who possesses the ability to lead, take initiative, and more importantly support students and families.

I have a BA in Social and Behavioral Science and have worked with a diverse population of students, mostly focusing on those student who have been labeled as living within "at-risk" communities. I have considerable experience not only teaching academic content, but life skills and career ready skills as well. I also hold a M.Ed in special education and have been a teacher in both elementary and high school setting. I am a former corps member through the nationally recognized Teach for America program. My experiences have encouraged me to continue to reach out to my community and build personal experiences with families and students in need. I look forward to boosting student esteem through achievement and meeting their personal goals.

I look forward hearing from you!

**In the event that you need to cancel, please be gracious to provide at least 4 hours notice in order to not be charged for the session.

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LaToya’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Career Development, Grammar, Microsoft Word
Test Preparation:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th), Prealgebra, Study Skills, Writing
Career Development, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Phonics, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Microsoft Word
Algebra 1, Prealgebra
Grammar, Vocabulary, Writing


My BA is in Social and Behavioral Science. I have worked with a large number of children with ADD/ADHD in both private and educational settings. I also have a Masters in Cross Categorical Special Education which has given me the professional certifications to work with students with such disabilities.


I have been dancing and training professionally since I was 5 years of age. I have won national scholarships and have danced in a variety of genres with ballet being my continuous skill. I currently am a high school dance coach and have even danced professionally for the National Football League for two seasons.

Career Development

I have been a teacher in the courses of Life Skills, Student Transitions and Career Development. Also, when working in the social services area, I worked with independent living students who received training from me in order to prepare for real-world engagement.


As a reading specialist, Dyslexia is a common learning disability in which students have and need specialized tutoring and services for. Dyslexia is also a qualifier as one of the special education areas in which I received my Masters of Education.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified Elementary Education teacher. I have taught in the the classrooms of 4th-8th grade students for multiple years as a certified teacher.


I have utilized a variety of phonics and reading strategies and curricula through my classroom teaching experiences for the last 5 years. I am able to teach basic phonemes and word sounds to increase automaticity in student reading achievement.

Political Science

I have several collegiate hours of schooling in the area of Political Science which was a part of my interdisciplinary degree of Social and Behavioral Science. I also am a certified Sociology teacher which focuses some in the area of political science.

Special Needs

I have worked with students in the areas of social, behavioral and with other health impairments within the social work setting and educational/classroom setting. I have been working with this area of students for over 8 years.

Study Skills

Planning, organizing and agenda task preparations is a skill that I have implemented within my teaching environment for years. I have incorporated such skills within courses of Career Development and Life Skills. I am able to instruct students better study habits as well as task management and have done so for the past 4 years in this area.

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Arizona State University (Social Behav. Sci )

Arizona State University (MEd)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

LaToya will travel within 20 miles of Tolleson, AZ 85353.

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