I have taught children who are on the autism spectrum while teaching at a local school for over 6 years. I also have experience teaching both LD and ADD children.
While a director of an Easter Seals facility in Bensalem, Pa., I supervised the teachers who taught children with autism.
I am able to improve a student's understanding of basic English grammar usage which will lead to better scores on composition, all writing assignments, and would help them maintain and retain excellent FCAT scores.
I am able to teach English to those whose primary language is not English. I am presently tutoring a child in English reading comprehension whose primary language is not English. As a teacher, I have taught government to a student whose home was in Vietnam and who did not have a competent understanding of English. However, through my assistance in helping her understand the English terms and facts in the course on American Government, she passed the course with an A.
I am a teacher/tutor in Reading Comprehension, ESL, and social studies.
I have taught for more than 9 years and have given both lectures and projects to students.
Prior to living in Florida, I worked for a number of health not-for profits in giving talks to volunteers about the agency in the attempt to recruit volunteers.
I was also employed for a number of years as a Historian with the National Park Service and was charged to create my own tours and give these tour/talks to both adults and children.
I did take Public Speaking in college, and I had courses on Public Speaking with the National Park Service.
I have also given talks on various subjects to managers of not-for-profits.
As a high school students I entered a Public Speaking Contest for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
I was the President of the League of Women Voters in Montgomery County, Penna., and as such had given many speeches.
I would certainly want to help others in their public speaking needs.
I am able to tutor elementary school age children in both their acquisition of new words and their meanings as well as in their reading comprehension ability.
I have been a director for an Easter Seals center in Bucks County, which served special needs students.
I have taught special needs students while working at the Batt School in Juno Beach, Florida.
I have experience working with children who are on the autism spectrum, as well as students who have auditory problems.
As a Social Studies Teacher, I am able to guide students to more effective study skills that provide retention ability needed to not only participate in classroom discussion, but allow for better understanding of material when tested. I am able to provide guidance in acquiring better study skills in the social studies and in reading.
Because some students are not shown how to study history, for example, as a cause and effect, or a "5 point check" (who, where, when, how and why), they fail to see the significance of their studies, and ultimately are caught in a web of poor performance on tests and classroom work.
Because I have worked with so many students to show them how to study WITH skill, I am able to help students in the social studies and in reading and literature work toward better study skills.
It is my belief that students who have problems in writing down their thoughts have not been taught the very simple rule of listing the who, how, when, where, and what of what they want to express on paper.
I take my students through this rule until their writing, becomes not only easy, but fun.