I have an AA in Early Childhood Education and a BA in English. I have been a substitute teacher for 3 years, and a temporary Literacy Tutor (grades 3-8). I also have experience working with students K-12 in Special Needs classes; those students had varying levels of disabilities,to include: Down Syndrome, Autism (verbal and non-verbal), CP, and Behavior Issues.
I like to see what the student has done so far in their work, then ask what problems they feel they are having. If parents want to sit-in for one or more tutoring sessions, that is perfectly fine. It's important parents are involved in their child's education. I address each student's individual needs. And I like to have a set of resources for them. For example, references pages on writing and grammar, or for the lower grades, a list of sight words, adjectives, nouns, adverbs etc. to build their vocabulary.
To help the lower grades I like to play games like Bingo, and for the higher grades "Jeopardy!" Learning needs to be fun! Here is an example of a "Jeopardy" question: 7 words used to connect sentences are collectively known as this word. (Ans. What is a Conjunction).
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