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Anita S.

Littleton, CO

$45/hr

Language arts, math, ESL, Test prep skills

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Very Kind and Patient Teacher!
— Anne, Delaware, OH on 6/19/12

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The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
English and French
University of Toledo
MBA

Education

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (English and French )

University of Toledo (MBA)

About Anita

I am a certified teacher with extensive experience in tutoring regular and special education students of all ages. After a career as a business, fiscal, and personnel manager, I became interested in teaching through working with my own children. I began tutoring other students in math and language arts and developed and implemented an English as a second language curriculum for a language conservatory as well as a French curriculum for a school district's extracurricular program. I also tutored at-risk students in K through 6th grade in publicly funded math and reading programs. The positive feedback from parents and teachers about the progress of students who previously performed significantly below their grade levels along with the students' delight in their own progress were the catalysts that led me to become certified in teaching regular education with an endorsement in special education. I taught in the public schools, but really missed working with students one-on-one or in small groups, so I have returned to tutoring and love it!

By implementing a variety of techniques with a positive approach, I adapt the lessons to the needs of the student. I am currently tutoring math students from second grade through Algebra 1 and Language Arts students from pre-school through college. I have also helped a number of students to improve ASVAB, SAT, and ACT scores.

I have extensive experience and a particular interest in teaching reading, math, social skills, and organizational skills to special needs students with varying diagnoses including ADD, ADHD, autism, sensory processing disorders, Aspergers, and developmental delays using a variety of research-based techniques including ABA therapy.

My goal is to guide students to experience accomplishments that spark motivation. I customize lessons and utilize appropriate materials and research-based techniques. I establish high but realistic expectations; practice positive reinforcement; match teaching technique to learning style; and ensure that learning experiences bolster self-esteem. I work with parents, especially of younger students, and at parents' requests and with their written approval, I will communicate with classroom teachers and accompany parents to teacher-parent conferences if parents initiate a request for me to do so. I am always receptive to and appreciative of feedback. Parents are always welcome during lessons.

I look forward to tutoring you!
I am a certified teacher with extensive experience in tutoring regular and special education students of all ages. After a career as a business, fiscal, and personnel manager, I became interested in teaching through working with my own children. I began tutoring other students in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Littleton, CO 80128
Background Check: Passed

"Very Kind and Patient Teacher!"

- Anne, Delaware, OH on 6/19/12

"Awesome"

- Kathy, Marion, OH on 6/27/14

"A true gift!"

- Kirsten, Lewis Center, OH on 5/14/14

"Great tutor with patience"

- Changmi, Lewis Center, OH on 10/12/13

"Great Tutor"

- Jaime, Delaware, OH on 8/29/12
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Prealgebra
English:
ACT English, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Reading,
SAT Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
General Computer
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Speech, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Aspergers,
Autism,
Dyslexia, Phonics,
Special Needs
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th),
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Prealgebra, Reading,
SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ASVAB, GED, GRE, SAT Reading, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
General Computer, Grammar

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ADD/ADHD

Tennessee Certificate: 460 SPED Modified K-12
Also passed certification exams below:
0690 Preschool/Early Childhood Special Education
0353 Education of Exceptional Students: Core CK
0542 Education of Exceptional Students: MTMD

ADD/ADHD is included in the certification testings above.
I have worked with many students in public schools and private settings who have been diagnosed with ADD and ADHD to overcome multiple challenges they experience in the areas of work quantity and quality, focus, organization skills, and time and behavior management.

Aspergers

Certificate: 460 SPED Modified K-12, (current)
Passed the following certification exams:
0690 Preschool/Early Childhood Special Education
0353 Education of Exceptional Students: Core CK
0542 Education of Exceptional Students: MTMD

I have extensive experience in teaching and tutoring students who were diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome in the public schools and in private tutoring sessions. I have helped them to improve attention span, manage time, organize, socialize, and, in some cases, manage anger and excitability from over-stimulation. I have taught these skills using a variety of techniques as they apply to the specific student's learning style. The certification exams listed above cover preparation for successfully meeting the needs of students with Aspergers.

Autism

Teaching Certificate: 460 SPED Modified K-12, (current)
Certification exams successfully completed:
0690 Preschool/Early Childhood Special Education
0353 Education of Exceptional Students: Core CK
0542 Education of Exceptional Students: MTMD

I have worked extensively with students who have autism as a public school teacher and a private tutor. I have used a variety of research-based techniques including ABA therapy and direct instruction curricula. I also have knowledge and experience working with individualized, comprehensive programs for students with autism from institutes such as Hope Cottage and The Institute for the Achievement of Human Potential. I am experienced in working in partnership with parents and coordinating with other professionals to help students improve and resolve sensory issues as well as achieve optimal academic and social growth and success.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified to teach all subjects in regular and special needs elementary education and have broad range of experience teaching and tutoring pre-k through 5th grade.

English

My undergraduate degree is in English. I have extensive experience teaching and tutoring writing and proofreading papers from the elementary level through college level.

ESL/ESOL

I have passed the state teacher ESL exam and was certified in ESL. I have effectively taught ESL to Japanese business people, Spanish-speaking children and adults, and others from foreign countries--some privately and some in cooperation with corporations, public schools, and a language conservatory. I have also studied German and French.

Phonics

Tennessee Certificate: 460 SPED Modified K-12
Certification exams successfully completed:
020l Read Across the Curriculum: Elementary
0522 Principles of Learning and Teaching

I have successfully taught many regular education and special needs students in public schools and private settings to read and to build reading vocabulary using the principals of phonetics. I have a degree in English and the certification exams listed above covered techniques and time frames for teaching phonetics as one of the steps in the process of learning to read.

Reading

I have helped many students from pre-school through college to improve their reading and writing skills and I also help parents to successfully work with young children to help them learn to read and enjoy reading.

Special Needs

I am very experienced and interested in teaching children who have academic challenges due to a wide variety of disorders. I also have training in teaching techniques, including ABA therapy, for children who are on the autism spectrum.

Study Skills

As a certified special needs teacher, almost all of my students must be coached and advised on study skills, time management, and organizational skills. I am very experienced in helping students learn to effectively prioritize, strategize, and focus.

Writing

I have a B.S. in English and have taught writing classes and tutored writing students of all ages.

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
English and French
University of Toledo
MBA

Education

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (English and French )

University of Toledo (MBA)

Very Kind and Patient Teacher! — Anita created a wonderful dynamic with my 8 year daughter right off the bat! She spent a lot of timing talking with me before she met my daughter to understand her specific needs, then created lesson plans and a learning environment that was right on target. My daughter really seems to blossom under the positive guidance. Because she understands that my daughter is a hands on learner, they even ...

— Anne, Delaware, OH on 6/19/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Anita will travel within 10 miles of Littleton, CO 80128.

Background Check Status for Anita S.

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