I am a veteran teacher of special education. I specialize in working with students who have learning difficulties, and have worked with students of all ages and abilities. I currently work at a charter school in Orange County, with students with learning disabilities, grades K - 5. I also recently worked for Lake County Schools as an ASD teacher, but the bulk of my work has been with students with mental handicaps. I am also available to work with your child on behavioral concerns, as I have a background in this.
I have tutored students in reading
, as well as Pre-algebra
, Algebra 1
, and Elementary Math
I am very aware of the FCAT for elementary ages up to sixth grade
, and can assist your student in preparing for this. Students whom I have tutored who had scored low the prior year made significant gains after working with me.
I also have a knack for making reading fun for students. Those who previously did not like to read for pleasure seem to develop a love for reading. I think that is important!
I just completed my masters degree in reading education. I hope to apply many of the techniques that I learn in class to my student sessions.
I am also available to provide tutoring via Skype or with Wyzant online if you are not in the immediate area, or even if you are! Just contact me to find out how.
In addition, I am available to home school parents who just need some ideas on where to find lessons. I can also provide you with weekly work so that you may spend your time working with your child. This would be a cost-saving measure for you and would make things so much easier.
8 hours notice required
Travels within 10 miles of Lake Mary, FL 32746
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