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I have worked with many ADD/ADHD students in my 15 year teching/tutoring career. Students with attention issues need assistance with establishing routines, breaking assignments down into simpler tasks and reducing stimuli. Occasionally, students with attention deficit have also fallen behind with academic knowledge, which exacerbates the problem. I work with each student on the areas that they need in order to help them to perform their best. Each student is unique and needs specific strategies that will help them to succeed.
I have tutored, administered assessments and developed individualized curriculum for K-6 students in all areas at Sylvan Learning Center and independently since 1998. I am extremely proficient in all aspects of reading (phonics, word analysis, vocabulary and comprehension), math (basic facts, computation, concepts and application) and writing (grammar, sentence structure and composition).
As a tutor, director of education and director at a local learning center for 14 years, I was involved with tutoring many students for the ISEE. I have extensive experience with all of the content on the ISEE (vocabulary, reading comprehension, math computation, word problems and essay writing).
I have been teaching phonics as part of helping students learn to read for over 14 years. In teaching phonics, I include phonemic awareness, letter/sound correspondence, vowel rules, blends, digraphs, blending and syllabication. I believe that phonics is an essential part of teaching students how to read and giving them an essential foundation in good reading skills.
I have taught and written curriculum pertaining to study skills to students for over 14 years. I am well-versed in all aspects of study skills, such as time management, organization, study strategies, goal-setting,and test-taking. I can assess a student's needs and individualize strategies that fit the student's learning style.
I have over 15 years of experience in education. I help students prepare for the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) by ensuring students have the foundation and test taking skills that they need. I am well versed in all areas of the TEAS: reading comprehension, math concepts and application, science understanding and English language and usage. I will individualize instruction to focus on the areas that each student needs. My goal is to build students' skills, confidence and test scores in order to help them reach their goals.