I have experience working with ADD/ADHD children through work with CompEdPlan---where specialized instruction takes place. I work with DCPS students implementing compensatory education plans---providing customized tutorials. I am familiar with 504 plans, IEPs, and have tools and techniques to aid in the academic improvement of students with ADD/ADHD.
I can tutor Elementary subjects (K-6th). I have exceptional methods of relating English, Language Arts, Reading Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies, etc. to students. My experience comes from working daily with local area general and special education students.
I have extensive experience tutoring and assisting students at all levels with ESL/ESOL. My experience has come with one-on-one personalized sessions with students from various backgrounds and countries. I incorporate unique methods to ensure optimal learning with students, children and adults.
I am an accomplished pianist with a vast knowledge of music history. I have studied music from the Beethoven to Mozart, organ and band music, to spiritual music. I play the piano by ear, but am trained to play music by sight. I have experience in multiple genres regarding music history. For example, the importance of jazz to music culture and how Paris and other cities abroad greatly impacted the success of jazz in the USA. I also have great knowledge of how Negro spirituals evolved into popular gospel music that is still enjoyed today. I have traced the history and roots of jazz and blues to gospel and the early music of slaves brought from Africa. I have a great working knowledge of music history from several eras and centuries.
I have taught Public Speaking at the university and college level for over fifteen years. I teach the basics of constructing speeches and tailoring your material to fit your audience. I work with speakers who have communication apprehension, and those who just want to improve. I work with all ages.
I currently work with elementary and high school students with special needs. I provide compensatory education to special education students in the Washington, DC area. I provide private instruction and customize tutorials. I my areas of expertise are in Communication Sciences and Disorders including Speech Communication. I participate in continuing education seminars yearly.
I have worked as a Speech Instructor for over 15 years. My experience in the classroom, and lab has been with students of all ages and levels. My tutorials start with basic principles and we progress at the students comfort level.