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Janet M.

15 years experience helping Students with Special Needs

Los Angeles, CA (90001)

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Having an MA in Clinical Psychology has allowed me to gain better insight and understanding into my student's roadblocks to success.

I have had experience with collaborative problem solving, to prevent homework meltdowns, and behavior modification to create good homework habits. Many times, it is the frustration a student experiences when they do not understand a concept that causes them to shut down; I enjoy breaking concepts into parts and making learning interactive.

I have experience with students who have Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Specific Learning Disability, Processing Disorders, Hard of Hearing, Blindness, and are in Gifted or Advanced classes.

I worked with-in the Special Ed department of Los Angeles Unified School District for thirteen years: four of those years in an elementary school, one year in a middle school, and eight years in a high school. Before that, I spent three years in various after school tutoring programs and working with special needs children in their home.

One of my strengths is knowing how to pull apart complex subjects into simple ideas. I enjoy hands on projects and individualize lessons for a successful and creative learning experience.

Most of all, I love what I do and watching a student grow. I believe parent feedback is vital to the tutoring process.

Please contact me for a free consultation.

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Janet’s subjects

Corporate Training:
College Counseling, Grammar, Proofreading, Spanish
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Science, College Counseling, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Biology, Elementary (K-6th), English, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Reading, Spanish, Study Skills, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
History:
American History, Government & Politics, Religion, World History
Language:
Spanish, TOEFL
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Geology, Physical Science, Psychology, Sociology
Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra
English:
ACT English, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

ADD/ADHD

I have worked in the special ed department of LAUSD for 13 years. I helped to create and implement individualized lesson plans, worked one to one with students, assisted teachers in maintaining discipline, worked with behavioral and emotional modification plans, reinforced learning situations and supervised groups of students. Students have ranged in age from 4 to 21. Have worked with students with various diagnoses, including ADD/ADHD.

I have had the privilege of assisting the Special Ed. Department Chair and Coordinator; additional duties as their assistant included: memo writing, organizing meetings, and scheduling general ed. Teachers for I.E.P. mtgs., interfacing between special ed. and general ed. departments. I was also trained in and administered the K-TEA, which provides academic assessment to Special Ed. Students. Translated for many I.E.P. meetings (English/Spanish).

Aspergers

I have worked in the special ed department of LAUSD for 13 years. I helped to create and implement individualized lesson plans, worked one to one with students, assisted teachers in maintaining discipline, worked with behavioral and emotional modification plans, reinforced learning situations and supervised groups of students. Students have ranged in age from 4 to 21. Have worked with students with various diagnoses, including those on the Aspergers spectrum.

I have had the privilege of assisting the Special Ed. Department Chair and Coordinator; additional duties as their assistant included: memo writing, organizing meetings, and scheduling general ed. Teachers for I.E.P. mtgs., interfacing between special ed. and general ed. departments. I was also trained in and administered the K-TEA, which provides academic assessment to Special Ed. Students. Translated for many I.E.P. meetings (English/Spanish).

Autism

I have worked in the special ed department of LAUSD for 13 years. During that time, I have had the opportunity to work with many students with Autism and their one-to-one assistants. I have also worked in a classroom serving autistic students for a summer. Outside of the school district I worked 2 years with an boy diagnosed with Autism. I worked as a care assistant and tutor: Helping with homework, meal times, driving to karate, supervising play dates, and parties.

College Counseling

I have a MA in Clinical Psychology. I have counseled many High School students over the years on what they are looking for in a college (experience, area, studies). I have proofread many university essays, helping students to showcase the unique qualities they have to offer in a way that will stand out.

Elementary (K-6th)

I worked in the special education department of LAUSD for 13 years. Five of those years were in an elementary school. I lead small groups in math, science, English, vocabulary, and helped students with open court assignments. I also assisted in coordinating an after school mentoring program.

Religion

I have taken many theology classes in my Graduate program from a Christian perspective. I have also taken classes in undergrad in World Religions, Sociology, Cultural Psychology, Art History, and World Civilization were we discussed major world religions. I am familiar with Judaism, Buddhism, and Hinduism, and have a basic understanding of Islam.

Special Needs

I have worked in the special ed department of LAUSD for 13 years. I helped to create and implement individualized lesson plans, worked one to one with students, assisted teachers in maintaining discipline, worked with behavioral and emotional modification plans, reinforced learning situations and supervised groups of students. Students have ranged in age from 4 to 21. Have worked with students with various diagnoses.

I have had the privilege of assisting the Special Ed. Department Chair and Coordinator; additional duties as their assistant included: memo writing, organizing meetings, and scheduling general ed. Teachers for I.E.P. mtgs., interfacing between special ed. and general ed. departments. I was also trained in and administered the K-TEA, which provides academic assessment to Special Ed. Students. Translated for many I.E.P. meetings (English/Spanish).

Study Skills

During my 13 years with the Los Angeles Unified School District, I have: taught students how to read, then reread and take notes and outlines,skim, have used the KWL chart, worked with time management issues, helped plan organizers, explore reasons for procrastination, develop healthy homework habits, and explore ways to help self motivate. I believe I have a great deal of experience to offer.

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Education

Cal State, Northridge

Azusa Pacific University (Master's)

Psychology (Graduate Coursework)

Insightful I intuited that Janet M. was very insightful based on our e-mail thread before meeting and it was confirmed based on her conversation with my son. Although her evaluation was for my so to go to an educational therapist, her discussion gave us both insights into how he is able to process material. I would highly recommend her. She was also able to establish a rapport quite easily (and that is no ...

— Amy from Santa Monica, CA on 4/21/12);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Group rates may differ. I am open to negotiate price depending on services needed.

Travel policy

Janet will travel within 5 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90025.

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