Greetings Students and Parents,
Every student must feel success, and with that success, learning followings, and It is my goal to differentiate instruction so that students can learn, and learn at their pace. If students have special learning needs, such as short attention span, dyslexia, dyscalculia, obsessive compulsive behaviors and related disabilities, along with with autism, I can adjust our tutoring to make the sessions both informative and scaled to their needs if short breaks are required -- free of charge; i.e., let's say, a student needs a ten minute break after every 20 minutes, then our tutoring session will be an hour and 20 minutes rather than just a hour.
With more than thirty years teaching experience, I have learned that patience and understanding heaps rewards on both the student and the teacher -- the student develops confidence and the teacher builds a bond of trust.
I enjoy learning, but my own son, who had attention deficit, dyslexia and some processing disorders taught me that some students find school so overwhelming, they soon feel dumb and mentally drop out. I hope I can help your student renew his/or her challenge for learning.
In addition, having taught college classes and adult education, I learned the value of planning for the over achiever also. So if your student is interested in exceeding expectations, I can meet those goals too in literature, grammar, world history, geography and basic physical science. At the college level, I have taught the principles of behavior modification and also types of learning disabilities and issues related to students with special needs. As an adult educator, I have taught English grammar and reading. Reading was a class designed to assist the high school drop out in entering the high school evening program in Los Angeles to enter and then earn his/her high school school diploma.
In the high school program, I tutored students in math, reading, language and economics to pass the high school graduation tests.
In order to relate to my students, I try to be well organized, assess where the learning difficulties may occur and come prepared with high hopes and a sense of empathy. At times, humor helps us too.
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