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Gessie B.

Washington, DC

$50/hr

Professional with Seasoned Experience Working with Special Needs

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Professional with Seasoned Experience Working with Special Needs

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Not quite sure if tutoring is for you or your child? Do you not enjoy learning or think your child enjoys learning? Not to fear Gessie is here to help you say yes to tutoring and yes to fun in learning. I believe that tutoring should be handled with custom care, very much like, raising children in the sense that no two children are alike; each child comes with their own unique hand-book. For instance, the experience you may have toilet training one may not be the same experience training the other. In regards to teaching, I would take on a similar approach with my students through the utilization of custom crafted lesson plans specific to the learning style and abilities of that particular student. In regards to learning styles and abilities, you have some children or rather people in general who are more hands on learners, there are others with photogenic memories, and then there are those other group of people who just need to hear the material once and they have grasped it. Are you not quite sure what group you or your child falls under?

I can help by being there as your tutor or your child's tutor to help you/him or her identify and address their learning style and abilities. How do I plan to do just that, do you ask? As a professional educator with seasoned experience working with children with special needs I am no stranger to being patient, accommodating, versatile, dedicated, committed, flexible yet consistent, enthusiastic, stimulating, encouraging, and just down right fun. As you know, anything that has to do with the mind or learning can potentially take time that is why it is critically important to master the art of being patient. I recognized early on in my academic as well as professional life that it is okay to know that everybody learns at his or her own pace. We should respect that known fact, encourage the pace in which a person learns, and meet him or her there. It is equally important to provide the student with a learning atmosphere that can stimulate growth and development both socially and academically. To create that organic atmosphere where a child not only has the license to be imaginative but to also be confident in the success of their learning growth and development, I start crafting that atmosphere that I previously stated by using hands-on lesson plans that are both creative and fun. When I create my lesson plans I am always mindful and ready to be accommodating, versatile, and flexible because you just never know what that time you spend tutoring will consist of or will require. What may be required of you on one day may call on completely different requirements on another day. It is for this reason that I cannot stress how well I have gotten at being versatile, accommodating, and flexible. I like knowing that I have the versatility to create a lesson plan on Monday that may call on the student to utilize their creative form at expression while a lesson plan on Thursday may ask for the student to dig deep and to stimulate their intellectual form at expression. Lastly I work to identify and address a child’s learning styles and abilities by being consistent. I am consistently dedicated to the task at hand, which is to take the child at hand from where he or she is presently in regards to learning and take him or her to where they want to be, successfully.

I hope that through the information that I have provided that you will find me suitable to be your tutor. I know without compunction that you will not regret it. I thank you in advance for your time and for your consideration.

Math:
Algebra 2
English:
Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Psychology, Sociology
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
History:
Social Studies, World History
Art:
Theatre
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Science, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Autism
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 2, Elementary (K-6th), Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Sewing
Corporate Training:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Autism

I spent several years, from Aug 2006 - Dec 2008 working as an assistant therapist doing home base treatment at the Groden Network in Rhode Island working with children with special needs/autism. I have worked with children from both sides of the autism spectrum from acute autism all the way to severe autism. At Groden it was our goal to help these children along with their families to maximize that child's independence. I once taught a low functioning child with autism how to ride a bicycle and I consider that to be one of my greatest accomplishments while I was in that profession.

Microsoft Outlook

I have several years of experience working for professional organizations in the a administrative field, all of whom use Outlook as their primary tool for email correspondence. At my job presently, I am using the 2007 version of Outlook. I consider myself to be quite effective and efficient utilizing this software. The software helps me to do my job better!

Sociology

I minored in sociology for my undergraduate degree at the University of Rhode Island. Course work included some of the following classes: (SOC)sociology 100 General introductory level, SOC 240- Race and Ethnic Relationships, SOC 336- Social Inequality, SOC 428 - Institutional Racism. My experience also comes from applied learning when I created a philanthropy based student organization while at URI called Students About the Business of Change where our mission was aligned with issues relating to social justice and sustainable change. I taught/mentored the student members how to be active participants/leaders in their communities and in communities abroad.

Study Skills

As a master's graduate in African Studies I was at the top in my class. I believe I am qualified to teach study skills because I excelled academically in both my undergraduate and graduate studies. To succeed in any discipline it is critical to learn how to study properly and to identify how best to learn; i.e., are you a right brain or left brain learner.

I also gained numerous years of experience as a Resident Assistant working with Freshman students. I often had to hold programs and work with residents one-on-one when requested to help them to learn best practices for studying.

Theatre

I was a few credits shy of a minor in theatre when I did my undergraduate degree at the university of Rhode Island. I have taken theatre 100, 101, 102, along with theatrical dance. I played an extra in several films one being Richard Gere's 2009 film Hachi: A Dog's Tale. I also played Princess Tiana at young children's birthday parties. One of my first jobs when I was a teenager was to be a youth advocate with Project Ujima, where we used theatre to advocate to youth regarding issues related to sex, substance abuse, and domestic violence.

University of Rhode Island
AA Studies
Howard University
Master's

Education

University of Rhode Island (AA Studies)

Howard University (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Gessie will travel within 15 miles of Washington, DC 20002.


About Gessie

Not quite sure if tutoring is for you or your child? Do you not enjoy learning or think your child enjoys learning? Not to fear Gessie is here to help you say yes to tutoring and yes to fun in learning. I believe that tutoring should be handled with custom care, very much like, raising children in the sense that no two children are alike; each child comes with their own unique hand-book. For instance, the experience you may have toilet training one may not be the same experience training the other. In regards to teaching, I would take on a similar approach with my students through the utilization of custom crafted lesson plans specific to the learning style and abilities of that particular student. In regards to learning styles and abilities, you have some children or rather people in general who are more hands on learners, there are others with photogenic memories, and then there are those other group of people who just need to hear the material once and they have grasped it. Are you not quite sure what group you or your child falls under?

I can help by being there as your tutor or your child's tutor to help you/him or her identify and address their learning style and abilities. How do I plan to do just that, do you ask? As a professional educator with seasoned experience working with children with special needs I am no stranger to being patient, accommodating, versatile, dedicated, committed, flexible yet consistent, enthusiastic, stimulating, encouraging, and just down right fun. As you know, anything that has to do with the mind or learning can potentially take time that is why it is critically important to master the art of being patient. I recognized early on in my academic as well as professional life that it is okay to know that everybody learns at his or her own pace. We should respect that known fact, encourage the pace in which a person learns, and meet him or her there. It is equally important to provide the student with a learning atmosphere that can stimulate growth and development both socially and academically. To create that organic atmosphere where a child not only has the license to be imaginative but to also be confident in the success of their learning growth and development, I start crafting that atmosphere that I previously stated by using hands-on lesson plans that are both creative and fun. When I create my lesson plans I am always mindful and ready to be accommodating, versatile, and flexible because you just never know what that time you spend tutoring will consist of or will require. What may be required of you on one day may call on completely different requirements on another day. It is for this reason that I cannot stress how well I have gotten at being versatile, accommodating, and flexible. I like knowing that I have the versatility to create a lesson plan on Monday that may call on the student to utilize their creative form at expression while a lesson plan on Thursday may ask for the student to dig deep and to stimulate their intellectual form at expression. Lastly I work to identify and address a child’s learning styles and abilities by being consistent. I am consistently dedicated to the task at hand, which is to take the child at hand from where he or she is presently in regards to learning and take him or her to where they want to be, successfully.

I hope that through the information that I have provided that you will find me suitable to be your tutor. I know without compunction that you will not regret it. I thank you in advance for your time and for your consideration.

Education

University of Rhode Island
AA Studies
Howard University
Master's

Education

University of Rhode Island (AA Studies)

Howard University (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Washington, DC 20002

Gessie’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 2
English:
Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Psychology, Sociology
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
History:
Social Studies, World History
Art:
Theatre
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Science, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Autism
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 2, Elementary (K-6th), Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Sewing
Corporate Training:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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