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In addition to being a Special Ed teacher, I am also the Mom of an ADD/ADHD son. I am well aware of the impact that this condition has on learning and on self-esteem. Through my education degree and my personal experience (20 years), I have devised learning strategies and time management tips that enable these students to improve steadily in the classroom curriculum. I also will attend IEP meetings with families that request my services to gain a better understanding of goals and objectives. I am also a paralegal, which gives me insight into the legal ramifications of dealing with special needs children.
Dyslexia is grouped within the special needs category and is a reading disability. In addition to having a degree in Special Ed., I have trained in Dallas, Texas at the Shriner's Hospital Reading Intervention Clinic. When I worked on staff at a large charter school, I completed two other intensive reading intervention programs. Reading should be fun, but for some children it takes longer to get the basics. I would love to help your child bridge those gaps and be a success at reading. Reading well is the key to success in school.
I have a degree in Elementary Ed from Texas Woman's University. I have completed academic classes in Reading, Children's Literature and Writing Skills. Post graduation I have participated in three different and intensive reading improvement programs. Reading development was my focus when I worked with a large Southern California charter school. One of my favorite areas to teach/tutor is writing development. My former students learned to excel in writing after working with me. I have unusual ways of explaining Math that enables elementary students to "get it".
Test taking involves a strategy based on individual strengths and weaknesses. I analyze prior testing along with practice tests to find the places to build success into taking the GED. This method builds confidence which translates to a more relaxed test taker which translates to a better outcome. I am happy to work with all potential students to find "your best approach" to passing the GED and moving on to a brighter future.
The mechanics of grammar can be tedious, but the results of excellent grammar usage elevate writing to the superior level. The writer who commands grammar will present well written material no matter what the subject matter or the audience. Writing and grammar are my passions. I loved it when I taught this subject to elementary, high school and college level students. Although out of the classroom, I continue to write for attorneys and entertain my friends with amusing stories.
In addition to teaching writing skills, I work as a paralegal. One of my duties in this capacity is to proofread, suggest edits and revisions for documents before submission to court or other attorneys. My writing skill enables me to catch ineffective word use and to make suggestions for dynamic finished products. Friends and colleagues seek out my "eye" before sending personal correspondence out the door. The attorneys that I have worked for have a high regard for my writing expertise. I would love to make your writing stand out!
I have a degree in Special Ed. I worked in a Charter school for six plus years. When I was a resource specialist, I administered the Wide Range Achievement Test and the Woodcock-Johnson academic battery. I analyzed the test results and along with the Educational Psychologist, developed and wrote the IEP goals and objectives for my students. My students enjoyed success and without fail, met their benchmark goals and objectives throughout the school year.
Study skills are part of helping every student learn to become an independent learner. The ability to develop an effective study skill plan is based on understanding the unique learning style of each student. I completed multiple seminars in learning styles while I was actively teaching in the classroom. In my approach to teaching study skills, I work with the students learning style and their personal strengths to determine a plan that works best for each student. Once my students understand how to study effectively, they succeed.