I am highly certified (B.A, M.A., PhD) and experienced in the fields of both regular and special needs education. I have more than a half century of teaching experience in regular elementary and middle school grades, and special education. I have helped establish a high school special needs program; taught college classes in special education, and conducted staff training for teachers of special needs children. I am a published author of magazine and newspaper articles and a children's book.
My approach to tutoring instruction is individualization (to individually tailor all instruction to the student's learning style and interest). I use the student's strengths as a spring board into teaching to their weaknesses. I review regularly in the strong areas noted in the student's achievement profile. I use this data primarily to develop a teaching strategy that best meet the student's needs in areas where difficulty is experienced. The student's interest, motivation, and rate of learning are used to keep the student engaged and motivated. My success formula for teaching consist of frequency of instruction, intensity (using all five senses to input instruction) and a variety of instructional methods. These techniques produce effective teaching and student achievement.
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