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Allison L.

Multidisciplinary Educator with a Background in Special Needs

Los Angeles, CA (90048)

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$65.00
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I would love to help you and your child(ren) achieve your goals--whether it be for a particular test or long-term assistance in a subject. I have been an educator for over 18 years, specializing in math (through algebra 1), reading, phonics, grammar, proofreading, physical science, Hebrew, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher) and cooking (for adults and children).

I believe in learning and achieving through positive reinforcement and goal-setting. Everybody learns through different means, and I tailor my teaching style to meet each student's needs. I also have a vast background in special needs (especially speech/language based) and am happy to work with these students.

If you need a tutor who is encouraging, positive and knowledgeable, please contact me.

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Allison’s subjects

ADD/ADHD

I hold a Bachelor's of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders: Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Texas at Austin, which deals greatly with special needs including ADD/ADHD. I have worked in education for the past seventeen years, including supervising special needs programs and teaching in a special needs preschool. A great part of our program is working with students of all ages with ADD/ADHD.

Algebra 1

Many students struggle with math, especially when it comes to algebra. I use a myriad of techniques to reach each student so he/she truly understands the concepts, not just performs well on the test. My lessons are tailored to each student's learning style, and I have helped students successfully maintain As in math.

Aspergers

I hold a Bachelor's of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders: Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Texas at Austin, which deals greatly with special needs especially including Aspergers. I have worked in education for the past seventeen years, including supervising special needs programs and teaching in a special needs preschool. I work with many students on a daily basis who have Aspergers.

Autism

I hold a Bachelor's of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders: Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Texas at Austin, which deals greatly with special needs especially including autism spectrum disorders. I have worked in education for the past seventeen years, including supervising special needs programs and teaching in a special needs preschool. I work on a regular basis with students on the autistic spectrum often tailoring the curriculum and environment to meet their needs.

Cooking

I have taught cooking classes for the past eight years. I run my own cooking blog where I share recipes, techniques and nutritional advice for the culinary unprofessional. I am currently working on publishing my first cookbook with the hope that many more will follow.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught the core subjects for elementary (K-6th) school in a private school. In addition, I have a background in child development and a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, which deals with (among other things) language and reading acquisition as well as cognitive development.

Elementary Math

I have taught elementary school, and I especially love helping students reach and exceed their goals in math. Math concepts can be difficult for many children to understand, and I tailor my teaching to each student's individual strengths so that he/she can learn at his/her own pace. My goal is for my students to be able to learn how to learn math so that they may eventually be able to grasp new concepts with ease.

Elementary Science

As the daughter of a published chemist, I grew up with science all around me. I worked in a small home school where I taught science to kindergarten through 5th-graders and in a private middle school where I taught physical science and earth science. I tailor my techniques to each student to help him/her truly understand concepts, instead of just memorizing them for the test.

English

Whether it be understanding literature or writing a paper, I would love to help you and your student in English.

Grammar

Many students and adults struggle with grammar, especially in today's age of texting and emails. Knowing proper grammar will not just make you appear more knowledgeable but will also put you ahead of your peers.

Hebrew

I was the Assistant Director of a Jewish religious school for five years and have taught Hebrew for prayer and bar/bat mitzvah preparation for over 12 years. I went to Hebrew School as a kid and took Hebrew as my foreign language at the University of Texas. I have a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, which deals greatly in language and reading acquisition and phonics; so, I am able to break down reading components for students having trouble in a classroom or with more traditional approaches. Please note that my specialties are in pronunciation, reading, writing, prayer and bar/bat mitzvah training.

Microsoft Excel

I have vast experience with Microsoft Excel and have used it for years in both professional and personal settings. I love working with students (adults and children) to help them see how easy this program actually is and how it can simplify their lives. I have successfully taught students from basic to advanced skills.

Microsoft Outlook

I have worked with Microsoft Outlook both personally and professionally and have successfully trained others in the program. I can teach anywhere from basic operations to its most advanced features and would love to help you do the same!

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint is an essential tool for anybody who finds themselves needing to give presentations or lead meetings. I have used Microsoft PowerPoint to create slides and more advanced presentations--even an animated film! I would love to show you how to use this program for basic slideshows and more advanced presentations to get the most out of your time.

Microsoft Publisher

I have vast experience with Microsoft Publisher. I have used it daily in jobs for years. I am also often asked to help and tutor others in the program in the professional environment.

Microsoft Word

I have used Microsoft Word on a daily basis since before many people had personal computers at home or even in their offices. I have grown with the program and readily learned and taught its new features. Especially with the layout shift in 2007, many people find it difficult to navigate. I have successfully worked with students to learn the basics and become familiar and comfortable with the newer versions.

Nutrition

I am a Certified Health Coach. I graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the largest nutrition school in the world. I am also certified through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. I am trained in over 100 dietary theories to help people meet their health and wellness goals.

Phonics

I hold a Bachelor's of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders: Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Texas at Austin. I have also taught phonics and reading (in both English and Hebrew) to elementary school students (both as a first and second language). This background in language and reading acquisition leads to me being excellent in helping students decipher and decode language to help them become confident and fluent readers.

Physical Science

Physical science is probably one of my favorite subjects! I have taught it at the elementary and middle school level. I love engaging with students to use physical science to understand the world around them.

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is the first foray into "advanced" mathematical concepts. Students who have done well previously often struggle when introduced to these concepts. I love working with students to help them gain understanding and confidence in this area. My goal is to help them become self-reliant and learn how to understand new concepts with ease.

Proofreading

I have always been the person to proofread papers for colleagues and supervisors at work, and I can use my skills to help you do the same. Proofread papers get higher grades and distinguish you amongst your peers. I would love to help you reach your goals through producing polished papers and reports.

Reading

I hold a Bachelor's of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders: Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Texas at Austin. Because of my training, I am able to break down the complications of reading (both phonemic and comprehension) to help students of all ages read to their fullest potential.

Special Needs

I hold a Bachelor's of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders: Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Texas at Austin, which deals greatly with language-based special needs. I have worked in education for the past seventeen years, including supervising special needs programs and teaching in a special needs preschool.

Spelling

I have taught preschool through high school. In my current job, I am the go-to person to proofread documents for spelling, grammar and comprehension. I also hold a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, which deals with language and reading acquisition and phonics--all important components of spelling. I am also WyzAnt certified in English, reading, grammar, phonics and elementary education.

Writing

Writing clearly and organizing one's thoughts can be difficult for both children and adults. I have successfully worked with students of all ages and abilities to improve their clarity and other writing skills.

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Education

University of Texas, Austin (Speech Pathology)

Institute for Integrative Nutrition (Enrolled)

Extraordinary tutor for special needs child with behavior issues. Allison has been tutoring our 12 year old daughter for nearly 2 years, 4 times/week. She is incredible at managing behavior issues which compound learning difficulties. Our daughter has made progress in more complicated addition/subtraction, multiplication and early division. Allison is adept at finding methods to help kids understand the concepts of math. For example, she taught our daughter ...

— Sylvia from Los Angeles, CA on 12/10/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

The $65 per hour rate applies to most tutoring. Cooking: $100 per hour plus supplies Nutrition: $150 per hour

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Allison will travel within 5 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90048.

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