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Laurie F.

Fremont, CA

$55/hr

Patient Teacher for Students with Autism and other Special Needs

Usually responds in about 6 hours

Patient Teacher for Students with Autism and other Special Needs

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Hello, my name is Laurie and I am passionate about differentiation! I look at each student's abilities and needs, then work to get the student from where they are today to where they need to be to ensure success tomorrow.

I support students in the development of reading skills in both phonics, vocabulary development and reading comprehension. I am also able to teach math for students in grades K-6 by using a variety of mathematical strategies, including teaching through the new Common Core State Standards and Singapore Math. I will work with both the student and parent to develop a plan to ensure student understanding and success.

I also enjoy teaching students with different abilities and/or Autism Spectrum Disorders! I hold a valid CA Education Specialist Credential for teaching students with Moderate-Severe Disabilities. I also have a Certificate in Theory, Knowledge and Practice about Autism Spectrum Disorders from San Jose State University, including working with children with Aspergers. I am familiar with the PCS and PODD forms of Augmentative and Assistive Communication as well as the implementation of more high-tech AAC devices such as Springboard and ProLoQuo2Go.

I am able to implement Discrete Trial Training (DTT) as a way to improve foundational vocabulary and math skills.

I have a 24 hour cancellation policy. I will come to your home or meet in a public space, such as a library or other learning environment.

I look forward to hearing from you and working with you to help your child grow and develop the skills they need to reach their greatest potential!

English:
Reading,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Autism,
Phonics,
Special Needs

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.

Autism

I am a credentialed teacher for students with Autism. I teach reading, writing, math, social skills, and other daily activities to students with autism.

I have a Certificate in the Theory and Teaching of Autism Spectrum Disorders from San Jose State University. I am familiar with the Evidence Based Practices required to teach students with Autism, such as video modeling, Structured Work Systems, Social Narratives, Visual Supports and other autism-specific practices.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have passed the CA Multiple Subject CSET exam. I have also passed the CA RICA exam. I currently teach a grades 4-6 class for students with Moderate-Severe Autism.

Elementary Math

I have studied how to teach math to K-6 students through coursework at San Jose State. I have also passed the CA CSET Multiple Subject exam, which includes math concepts from grades K-6. I teach math to students in my classroom, varying from teaching simple number recognition to doing algebraic equations for one variable.

Handwriting

I teach handwriting in my Special Day Classroom. I use the Handwriting Without Tears Program to teach students from beginning writers to those learning to write in cursive.

Phonics

I have a credential from San Jose State University in Moderate-Severe Disabilities. As part of this credential we were required to take a class in teaching reading instruction, which included phonics. I have also passed the CA RICA exam.

Reading

I have taken coursework in how to teach reading at San Jose State as part of their teacher credential program. I am able to use multiple methods to teach reading comprehension, such as using graphic organizers, story maps, developing and using story maps, and other reading tools. I have also passed the CA RICA (Reading Instruction Competence Assessment) exam and am certified to teach reading to English Learners.

Special Needs

I am a credentialed CA teacher for students with Moderate-Severe Disabilities. I also hold a Certificate in Theory, Knowledge and Practice about Autism Spectrum Disorders from San Jose State University. I have worked with students with special needs for the past five years.

Spelling

I have taken classes in how to teach spelling and phonics development at San Jose State as part of my teacher credential coursework. I have also passed the CSET-Multiple Subject and RICA exams. I am familiar with teaching spelling through teaching word families, onsets and rimes, and the use of word studies to recognize both spelling patterns and exceptions.

Study Skills

I am a credentialed teacher. I teach study and self-help skills in my classroom each day. I also value independence and teach organizational skills that help students work independently and successfully.

Vocabulary

I am qualified to teach vocabulary development through my studies in the teacher credential program at San Jose State. I can teach students how to decode words, how to use phonics to sound out words, and how to determine a word's meaning based on context.I am able to use explicit instruction to teach vocabulary and reinforce instruction through repeated exposure to vocabulary words. I have passed the CA CSET-Multiple Subject and the RICA exam and am qualified to teach English Language Learners.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Business Admin
San Jose State University
Other

Education

University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Business Admin)

San Jose State University (Other)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Laurie will travel within 10 miles of Fremont, CA 94536.


About Laurie

Hello, my name is Laurie and I am passionate about differentiation! I look at each student's abilities and needs, then work to get the student from where they are today to where they need to be to ensure success tomorrow.

I support students in the development of reading skills in both phonics, vocabulary development and reading comprehension. I am also able to teach math for students in grades K-6 by using a variety of mathematical strategies, including teaching through the new Common Core State Standards and Singapore Math. I will work with both the student and parent to develop a plan to ensure student understanding and success.

I also enjoy teaching students with different abilities and/or Autism Spectrum Disorders! I hold a valid CA Education Specialist Credential for teaching students with Moderate-Severe Disabilities. I also have a Certificate in Theory, Knowledge and Practice about Autism Spectrum Disorders from San Jose State University, including working with children with Aspergers. I am familiar with the PCS and PODD forms of Augmentative and Assistive Communication as well as the implementation of more high-tech AAC devices such as Springboard and ProLoQuo2Go.

I am able to implement Discrete Trial Training (DTT) as a way to improve foundational vocabulary and math skills.

I have a 24 hour cancellation policy. I will come to your home or meet in a public space, such as a library or other learning environment.

I look forward to hearing from you and working with you to help your child grow and develop the skills they need to reach their greatest potential!

Education

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Business Admin
San Jose State University
Other

Education

University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Business Admin)

San Jose State University (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Fremont, CA 94536

Laurie’s Subjects

English:
Reading,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Autism,
Phonics,
Special Needs

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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