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Donald C.

Tucson, AZ

$40/hr

Special Education Students My Specialty

Background check passed as of 1/21/14
Usually responds in about 10 hours

Special Education Students My Specialty

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I have been educating children, grades K-12, and adults for 27 years. I hold a Masters Degree in Special Education from the University of Arizona, a Reading Specialist Certificate and a Bachelors Degree in Secondary Education. I am also a certified Study Skills Instructor through the SENSA Corporation and a certified International Reading Teacher with Berlitz. My special skills include effective, practical instruction, interventions and study strategies for students with Learning Disabilities, Behavior Problems, ADHD and ADD. I pride myself on my many success with my students. I have served as faculty at two colleges in Teacher Education Programs and have led workshops in the areas of Educating Learning Disabled Students, Special Education Assessment and Behavior Management for state education departments in Arizona and Missouri. I have had the opportunity to create two private alternative schools for special needs students and worked as the Behavior Specialist at the Missouri School for the Deaf. I am also the proud father of a son with a learning disability, so I have a clear understanding of the unique challenges of having a special needs child.

My sessions include both pre-testing, to assess the needs of the student and post-testing to help measure success. My time-tested, effective intervention programs have proven to be very successful with students at all grade levels. I strongly believe that a positive, cooperative relationship with the parents and family members help create the most
effective and successful learning programs.

I would like to put my years of education and experience to work for you and your child.

I look forward to meeting with you.

Don C., M.Ed

Testimonials

"Great Tutor "

- Tristan, Tucson, AZ on 8/12/14

"Perfect Tutor for Our Granddaughter"

- Bill and Cathi, Marana, AZ on 5/1/14

"Makes you believe you can do the work."

- Caroline, Tucson, AZ on 6/21/13
English:
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
GED

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

I have been working in Special Education for 27 years. I have 17 years classroom experience in Special Education at all grade levels and with adults at the college level. I am a certified, highly qualified Special Education teacher in the state of Arizona. I have created a specialized instructional and behavior intervention program for children with ADHD/ADD that I have used with great success in improving classroom performance, test scores and student self-esteem. My intervention program is time-tested and highly effective with ADHD/ADD students of all ages.

Aspergers

I have been working in Special Education for 27 years. I hold a Masters Degree in Behavior Disorders from the University of Arizona. I have 17 years classroom experience in Special Education at all grade levels, working with students with behavior disorders, such as Aspergers. I am a certified, highly qualified Special Education teacher in the state of Arizona. I have created several behavior intervention programs for children with Aspergers, having developed them while working as the Behavior Speciaist at state schools in Missouri and have used with great success in the classroom. My intervention program is time-tested and highly effective in remediating behavior difficulties.

Dyslexia

I have been working in Special Education for 27 years. I have 17 years classroom experience in Special Education working with children with dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscaclculia at all grade levels and with adults at the college level. I am a certified, highly qualified Special Education teacher in the state of Arizona. I have created a specialized instructional
program for children with learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, that I have used with great success in improving classroom performance, test scores and student self-esteem. My intervention program is time-tested and highly effective with students with dyslexia and learning disabilities at all ages.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been working in Education for 27 years. I have 17 years classroom experience at all grade levels and, the last seven years at the elementary level. I am a highly qualified teacher, elementary certified, in the state of Arizona. I have also served in the capacity of school principal. I am very knowledge in all subject areas, especially reading, holding a Reading Specialist Certification in the state of Missouri. I have created many specialized instructional programs for children who are having trouble in school. I have used them with great success in improving classroom performance, test scores and student self-esteem. I know my intervention programs are highly effective as I have used them for several years with struggling students. The program I set up for your child will be individualized with strategies the parent can use between tutoring sessions.

Special Needs

I have been working in Special Education for 27 years. I have 17 years classroom experience in Special Education at all grade levels and with adults at the college level. I am a certified, highly qualified Special Education teacher in the state of Arizona in Learning Disabilities, Behavior Disorders,and Mental Retardation. With my experience and expertise in Special Education I have created several specialized instructional and behavior intervention program for special needs children
that I have used with great success in improving classroom performance, test scores and student self-esteem. My intervention programs are time-tested and highly effective with Special Needs children of all ages.

Study Skills

I have been working in education for 27 years. I have 17 years classroom experience, teaching at all grade levels and with adults at the college level. I am a certified, highly qualified Special Education teacher in the state of Arizona. I hold a Study Skills Teacher Certification from the SENSA Program which I have used with great success. My program is authentic, using the students' study materials and text. The student that graduates from the SENSA Program will have created a portfolio to use in future years. I truly believe that the use of study skills and time management skills greatly improves classroom performance, test scores and student self-esteem. My intervention program is time-tested and highly effective for students at all grade levels.

Missouri Southern
University of Arizona
MEd
Webster University MO
Other

Education

Missouri Southern

University of Arizona (MEd)

Webster University MO (Other)

Great Tutor — I am so happy we picked Donald. He is extremely patient. He knows how to teach my son writing. My sons goals will be met because of Donald. ...

— Tristan, Tucson, AZ on 8/12/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Donald will travel within 10 miles of Tucson, AZ 85716.


About Donald

I have been educating children, grades K-12, and adults for 27 years. I hold a Masters Degree in Special Education from the University of Arizona, a Reading Specialist Certificate and a Bachelors Degree in Secondary Education. I am also a certified Study Skills Instructor through the SENSA Corporation and a certified International Reading Teacher with Berlitz. My special skills include effective, practical instruction, interventions and study strategies for students with Learning Disabilities, Behavior Problems, ADHD and ADD. I pride myself on my many success with my students. I have served as faculty at two colleges in Teacher Education Programs and have led workshops in the areas of Educating Learning Disabled Students, Special Education Assessment and Behavior Management for state education departments in Arizona and Missouri. I have had the opportunity to create two private alternative schools for special needs students and worked as the Behavior Specialist at the Missouri School for the Deaf. I am also the proud father of a son with a learning disability, so I have a clear understanding of the unique challenges of having a special needs child.

My sessions include both pre-testing, to assess the needs of the student and post-testing to help measure success. My time-tested, effective intervention programs have proven to be very successful with students at all grade levels. I strongly believe that a positive, cooperative relationship with the parents and family members help create the most
effective and successful learning programs.

I would like to put my years of education and experience to work for you and your child.

I look forward to meeting with you.

Don C., M.Ed

Testimonials

"Great Tutor "

- Tristan, Tucson, AZ on 8/12/14

"Perfect Tutor for Our Granddaughter"

- Bill and Cathi, Marana, AZ on 5/1/14

"Makes you believe you can do the work."

- Caroline, Tucson, AZ on 6/21/13

Education

Missouri Southern
University of Arizona
MEd
Webster University MO
Other

Education

Missouri Southern

University of Arizona (MEd)

Webster University MO (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Tucson, AZ 85716

Donald’s Subjects

English:
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
GED

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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