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Lara O.

Certified teacher-2000- present-MEd in Special Ed P-12 and EC P-5

Decatur, GA (30030)

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Hourly fee
$40.00
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I have been teaching for 13 years.I work with special needs children of all ages. I am also certified to work with elementary ,middle grades, and high school students in all subject areas of the general curriculum. Currently I am a co-teacher for Biology in the public high school setting. I have been co-teaching Biology for five years. My areas of expertise are in Attention deficit disorder, Emotional/ Behavioral disorders, Autism, and Learning disabilities. I began my teaching career in 2000, and continue to have the same passion for it as I did the day I started years ago. It is the most rewarding career I could imagine having.

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Lara’s subjects

English:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Science:
Biology, Psychology
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Criminal Justice, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Dyslexia, Phonics, Special Needs
Homeschool:
Biology, Elementary (K-6th), ESL/ESOL, Reading, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
GED
Corporate Training:
Criminal Justice, ESL/ESOL, Grammar

ADD/ADHD

I have my Masters degree in Special Education. I have been a certified teacher since 2000. I am certified Interrelated, which covers many areas. Under the interrelated umbrella are ADHD, Autism, LD, EBD, and Conduct Disorder. My specialty area is Emotional/ Behavioral Disorders (EBD). I have experience with all grade levels from Pre K through 12th grade. All of my evaluations have always been excellent. My son is ADHD as well. I understand through work and home how to work with these students in a way that is helpful and productive.

Autism

I have experience working with students with autism from pre-k through 12th grade. One of my favorite experiences was with a second grade student. He was very fascinated with SpongeBob, and an exercise ball. He focused on it to the point of not being able to complete his work. I got creative and made an arrangement with him that after 15 minutes of work he could bounce on the exercise ball for five minutes. It worked very well, and he began to get a lot accomplished.

Elementary (K-6th)

*In 2004 I added Elementary Education to my certification in Special Education.

I have my Masters degree in Special Education. I have been a certified teacher since 2000. I am certified Interrelated, which covers many areas. Under the interrelated umbrella are ADHD, Autism, LD, EBD, and Conduct Disorder. My specialty area is Emotional/ Behavioral Disorders (EBD). I have experience with all grade levels from Pre K through 12th grade. All of my evaluations have always been excellent. My son is ADHD as well. I understand through work and home how to work with these students in a way that is helpful and productive.

Special Needs

I have experience working with many different age students with many different disabilities. My first teaching job was in the self contained setting working with students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders and Autism. After this I began teaching in an interrelated setting. In this setting I travel from class to class coteaching with another teacher. In this setting the students are in the general education classroom. I have the opportunity to work with students with learning disabilities, autism, ADHD, traumatic brain injury, emotional behavioral disorders, and mildly intellectually delayed.

Study Skills

I taught Study Skills on the middle school level grades 6-8 for 2 years. During this time I taught the students actual Study Skills curriculum. It was research based, and there was an actual curriculum for it. The program was called Kansas Strategies. I did not use the class for "homework help" as many teachers do. I have done the same thing working with high school students (grades 9-12). I have seen the students show great improvement in not only classwork grades, but test grades as well.

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Education

Piedmont College (Psychology )

Piedmont College (MEd)

Perfect Fit! Lara has been torturing my son, and I have already seen improvements by my child. Lara is tutoring on basic phonics, reading and math for my nine year old who is in the 3rd grade. My son is currently in special needs classes with an IEP for SDD. Lara is extremely patient with my child, and you can tell that she has years of experience with educating kids who have learning disabilities. Lara alwa ...

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Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

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Travel policy

Lara will travel within 20 miles of Decatur, GA 30030.

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