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I believe in the success of each child. Learning can be fun and individual. I was an elementary school teacher for six years (grade 1, 2, 3 and special education). I left the classroom because I was frustrated with being told what I should teach. I now do statistical research in the field of education policy.
I went to the University of Notre Dame and I have a double BA in Economics and Psychology (with a focus on Developmental Psychology). I also have a Master of Education from University of San Diego (specialization in literacy) and Master of Public Policy (emphasis on statistics in education. I am currently training for the Olympics in London in 2012 (in cycling).
I love kids. I love my job but I miss the every day interaction with students. I am a firm but fun educator. Hard work, belief in success and boundaries can set each child up for success in school!
I have a Multiple Subject California Credential that included classes on teaching students with Special Needs. In addition, I taught Special Education at the Mild/Moderate and Severe levels, both of which included students with an Asperger's diagnosis.
I have a Multiple Subject California Credential that included classes on teaching students with Special Needs. In addition, I taught Special Education at the Mild/Moderate and Severe levels, both of which included students with an Autistic diagnosis.
I have taken and passed the CBEST and CSET, in addition to being an elementary school teacher for six years.
I was a college counselor for undergraduates at UCLA. I helped them decide schedules and figure out which courses they needed to select for a major or requirements. I also helped at-risk students adjust to college, study habits and time management that is required for university level study.
I have Master of Public Policy degree with a specialization in Quantitative Methods. I use econometrics in my current professional position.
I have a multiple subjects K-12 California Teaching Credential. I taught Elementary School (grades 1, 2, and 3) for six years. I have an MEd in Learning and Teaching, with a specialization in literacy.
I have a California State Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential and taught early elementary school for six years. I also have an MEd with a specialization in literacy. I was mentored by a Reading Recovery Teacher and I have experience in all sorts of reading instruction, including basic phonics instruction.
As an undergraduate student, I did a personal study project with a child with autism. I also taught special education courses (early elementary and preschool) in public schools. In addition, I have worked with children with severe ADHD, ADD and dyslexia as an elementary school teacher. I also have experience with children with more several mental challenges like Down Syndrome.
University of Notre Dame
University of San Diego (MEd)
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Laura will travel within 20 miles of Dana Point, CA 92629.
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