Hello, my name is Erin and I have worked with students and adults with special needs for the past 12 years. I began working as a teacher’s aide for 4 years for the County Office of Education in an Elementary School. I loved the job and decided on a career as a Special Education Teacher.
While getting my BA in Child and Adolescent Development at San Jose State, I continued to work as an aide and then moved on to work at two Adult Agencies. At those agencies I worked in the Supported Employment Program and the Independent Living Program. I assisted adults at job sites, worked on life skills in and out of the home, and helped my clients learn how to use the public transportation system as we focused daily on travel training.
Once finished with my BA I earned my Education Specialist Credential for students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities at San Jose State University. I also began teaching in the Autism Project in an elementary school and then transferred to a high school campus where I have taught a range of students with moderate to severe disabilities for the past five years.
I am in the process of finishing my Level II Education Specialist Credential within the next few weeks and I plan to start a Masters Program in Special Education at San Jose State in the Fall.
My specialties are in Functional Academics, Life Skills, Travel Training, Community Based Instruction and Transition Planning. I believe that every person has something special to offer the world and I love helping students/adults realize all that they are capable of. I will work with your student in whatever area(s) you are interested in. In my own classroom I enjoy tailoring instruction to each individual, and I would love the opportunity to do the same for your student.
I have twin 2-and-a-half year girls and a two month old. As much as I love my job I wanted to spend as much time as I can with my children so I have taken a leave of absence from teaching until all my children are in school full time. I still want to stay active in the Special Education Community and feel that tutoring would be a perfect way for me to do so.
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