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I am qualified to teach in the area of Dyslexia because I just graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Special Education degree. I am currently working a second semester of student teaching in the areas of specific learning abilities in reading, writing, and math. I have worked with kids with a range of disabilities including those with dyslexia.
As a Special Education student, student teaching in fall 2013, I have taken numerous classes in teaching phonics, reading, and writing. I have also tutored in this area with a program called AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination). I believe in achievement through developing student needs by fostering their strengths. In phonics, for example, that may mean practicing reading using books the student enjoys.
I have recently completed the coursework required to become specialized in teaching English as a special education teacher. I have both taught and tutored in writing concepts, including proofreading, to elementary, middle, and high school aged students. Tutoring methods in the area include identifying a specific focus for the lesson, having the student identify the strengths of the piece of writing and what could be improved, as well as making sure the student walks away with a piece of knowledge about writing that he or she did my know previously.
I am a Special Education major. I have passed both the Praxis Elementary Content Test and PLACE Teacher licensure test. I am currently one semester away from student teaching. I have over 200 hours of experience working with students with disabilities. I have worked in a variety of settings, including an elementary school and high school setting. Also, I have 2 years of experience tutoring in high school and middle school settings.
I have been at a university for 4 years to become a Special Education teacher. I have learned a lot through my own experience and lectures about good study habits. I know a lot about learning styles and strategies for teaching students based on their specific needs. I believe that my success as a bachelor of arts student, tutor, and future teacher, qualifies me to tutor in the area of study skills.