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Andrea W.

USA Retired Veteran for Reading/GED/ASVAB/Test Prep and Special Needs

Mcdonough, GA (30252)

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Greetings, Everyone!

A proud United States Army veteran, honing seven years of experience in Exceptional Education P-12, Middle Grades Reading and Math 4-8, ASVAB, ACT, English, Reading, Writing and English as a Second Language at the Junior college level. Exposed to diverse backgrounds and learning styles, my concern for the welfare of my students is sincerely packaged with compassion, patience and diligence.

Honing some doctoral work in Post Secondary and Adult Education, a Post-master's Certificate in College Teaching from Capella, a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction from American Intercontinental University and a BA in General Studies and Business from Columbia College of Missouri, I have taught general and core education subjects at all levels of instruction to include Elementary, Middle Grades, High School, and Junior college to include the alternative setting. My extensive experience extends from instructing and teaching male students (behavioral and psychological) in an all male residential treatment facility from ages 6-17, to military instruction, to K-12 and adult students. Exposure to most personality traits and behaviors allows me to easily accommodate most individual learning styles. Currently serving as a substitute teacher for Henry County Schools and as a Tutor/Test prep instructor for WyzAnt, I simply love reaching others.

Utilizing a participative and structured teaching style, humor is an important tool as I consistently employ rigor to help apply and retain information presented and learned. Frequently utilizing interactive technology in my instruction to enhance student engagement. Lecturing only when absolutely necessary, it is important to make my students feel as though there are an integral part of the cognitive learning process. I believe in pushing students beyond their potential, as well as I value the thoughts, ideas and opinions of my students. This allows me to determine how I can bring out the very best in their academic performance. The educational process is a lifelong learning experience and because every learner learns differently, my instruction is modified to accommodate each learner's individual need. I simply love teaching and instructing. I look forward to tutoring you and or your child so that you too can reach your fullest potential and goals. I look forward to meeting you soon!

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Andrea’s subjects

Math:
Discrete Math
Science:
Nutrition, Philosophy
Language:
ESL/ESOL, IELTS, Latin, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Business:
Homeschool:
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading, ASVAB, College Counseling, GED, GRE, IELTS, Praxis, TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking, Fitness

ACT Reading

Reading is the foundation that supports curriculum across the board. Reading sustainment, as well as critical reading are important keys to mastering the art of Reading. It is also a pathway to happiness, creativity and the world. I have acquired 18 semester hours in graduate reading from Grand Canyon University, in which I have utilized to successfully help me share more effective strategies with readers of all ages. I was a certified Middle Grades Reading Teacher for 5 years and taught in self contained, small and large group settings. Those experiences allowed me to magnify my strategies, as well as enhance those of my students. I sincerely hope I am able to share those strategies with your student.

ADD/ADHD

I am a former certified Exceptional Educator on paper and by gift. I adore teaching and utilizing individual strategies for ADD/ADHD students. Many strategies have been overlooked and not properly implemented to assist students in obtaining the most successful academic and behavioral goals. My background in residential treatment facilities, as well as the military, allows me to tap into varied individual strategies that can serve as solutions for distractions to success. I ask that you allow me to assist you in reaching your students' goals.

American History

My experience as a Lead Social Studies teacher and my military experience helps to enhance my qualifications for this subject. A history buff, I take sincere interest in sharing historical events and timelines. My ability to link past events to present occurrences and explain how they contribute to significant outcomes in today's society is my strength. Realizing that some are uninterested in History because of rhetorical or repetitive approaches, I tend to present material in an engaging and enlightening manner. I think you'll be quite pleased. Who knows, you too may join the History Buff club!

Aspergers

My tenure as a former certified special educator certified in P-12 General Curriculum, 4-8 Math and Reading, as well as certification and experience to teach students with Behavior Disorder qualifies me for this subject. Having taught in a state residential treatment for boys, girls and the severely mentally ill, well qualifies me for this subject. I have taught in the collaborative, resource and self contained setting. I am fully aware of the diligence, patience and compassion that is required to teach these angels. Teaching them to become socially responsible and having them demonstrate their ability to comply was simply remarkable. I must admit that teaching those angels was the most rewarding part of my career.

ASVAB

Through this correspondence, I am requesting certification for instructing ASVAB. As a US Army retired veteran, I sincerely understood the need and concern for one's endeavor to pass this test. Having taking this test twice in a twenty year period for career advancement, I most significantly understand its necessity. Prior to entering the Military in 1986, I was administered the test and passed for initial entry. Because I was unhappy with my score, approximately eight months during my first tour of duty, I entered a program called BSEP and raised my overall score 14 points. Later in 1995, I enrolled in the former BSEP program, then called FAST to raise my score again. Because I was interested in becoming an instructor for my Military Occupational Specialty, I enrolled in the FAST program as a SGT/E-5. Needless to say, I was promoted one year after raising this score again. Because the ASVAB score determines positions held and assignments, it is necessary to perform at one's best. Fortunately, I completed several assignments in the D.C. area to include the Pentagon. This gave me an opportunity to prepare more selectively for my civilian life after the military. The assignments endured during my tenure in the military gave me exposure to many prominent, influential and inspirational leaders. I credit most of my success to the advancement of raising my ASVAB score, during the military service. There is no better way to serve your country and become a productive citizen. The US Army and my determination to raise my score simply opened unlimited and tremendous doors for me. Life is pretty great right now.
I simply love what I do.


Autism

My five years served as a Certified Special Educator qualifies me to tutor this subject. Having taught in resource, self-contained and collaborative classrooms, I proudly utilize my experience to teach, coach and tutor. My experience with emotionally severe and behavioral students makes me an excellent candidate to tutor this subject. A compassionate, patient and caring educator, I am able to reach every student that is placed in my care. I simply adore sharing my gift.

Business

My undergraduate degree was completed from Columbia College of Missouri with a major in General Studies and a minor in Business Administration.

College Counseling

My college counseling experience derives from serving as a special educator with high school students and serving as an ESL instructor. While instructing, I served as a mentor and confident, while helping students find the "right fit" for their collegiate goals. Based on their academic ability, talent, interest and tenacity, I utilized this information to guide students to make productive choices according to their needs and interest. Through exposure of research, college representatives and career websites. many students transitioned into colleges that they were best suited for. Many went on to graduate and make successful contributions to their communities.

Elementary Science

I have taught Elementary Science in an alternative setting, as well as public setting. My certification allowed me to teach P-12 General Curriculum and also grades 4-8. I truly enjoyed the experience, as I utilized visual, auditory and kinesthetic strategies to engage my students.

ESL/ESOL

I am requesting through this correspondence that I be granted the opportunity to submit a request for ESL instruction. I hold a Post Master’s certificate in College Teaching from Capella University, as well as a MAeD in Curriculum and Instruction from American Intercontinental University. My undergrate degree was completed from Columbia College of Missouri with a major in business and a minor in Business. I am working toward obtainment of a provisional certificate, as I prepare to become fully certified in this area. As I have experience in teaching postsecondary and technical students in beginning, low, high, advanced and master level of English as a Second Language and various basic and life skills courses, I would be most comfortable serving in this capacity. I am familiar with the most current methodologies and instructional strategies as applied to diverse populations. Additionally, I have experience in teaching eleven male emotionally disturbed students in a self contained classroom. The students’ ages range from six – seventeen and the subjects taught are Math, English, Science, Social Studies, Health and Reading. I am capable of serving this institution in a professional manner, while enforcing the policies and regulations, assisting with student recruitment and maintaining retention and job placement. My work ethic laced with professionalism, loyalty, commitment and a passion for education allows me to perform any assigned duties, as well as meet major deadlines with ease.

Thank you for you cooperation, patience and consideration.

Sincerely,

Andrea S. Wooten

GED

Through rigorous and extensive testing, as well as volunteer experience tutoring students to prepare for the GED, I am qualified to tutor this subject. A combination of military instruction, junior college, middle and high school, as well as alternative gives me an edge, because I have been exposed to differentiation and diverse teaching strategies. My ability to reach students at the lowest level and to transform their inability to comprehend makes me an excellent instructor for this subject. I am proud to say that I have successfully coached two students to receive their GED.

Geography

While serving as Lead Social Studies teacher for middle grades general and regular education studies. My students' reading scores increased by 33%. Also, I was able to coach students in an alternative setting to successfully pass their exams for graduation, after several attempts with exceeding scores. My military background and exposure, as well as personal experiences to include residing in five different countries also allows me to apply real world experience to each lesson.

Grammar

My experiences range from teaching post-secondary (ESL) beginning, low, high, advanced and master level of English as a Second Language, as well as ELA in public school for middle grades (6-8) and high school 9-12. I served as a Special Educator for seven years and taught English and grammar in small and large groups. I was also assigned a resource room in which I taught students a combination of Grammar and Reading. This one on one, small and whole group experience prepares me to teach this specific subject.

Literature

As a certified P-12 Special educator for seven years, I taught ELA for grades 6-8 and 9-12. I coached my students to successfully pass the CRCT and EOCT the first time around. As an educator, I utilized engaging content such as visuals, games, and Question and Answer sessions to probe discussion. These strategies worked, because not only did the students gain interest, but they remembered content more easily.

Nutrition

My experience as a personal trainer and US Army soldier qualifies me for this specific subject. For 20 years and 20 days, maintaining physically fit was a part of my duty. While serving in leadership positions, and as a example to my subordinates, nutrition played an even more significant role. Portraying and maintaining the "Fit to fight" image was equally as important as being "Combat ready". Instilling the knowledge of how to understand, maintain and utilize nutrition in daily life was essential. Because of my ability to reflect those personal and professional experiences to the classroom and those I encounter, I believe I am well qualified to tutor this subject.

Praxis

As an educator, I am fully aware of the need for meeting the requirements for certification. Having been exposed and taken the Praxis, as well as the GACE assessment for certification for Georgia Educators, I am able to easily relate and tutor students to meet their goals. This personal experience, allows me to differ ante instruction so that it accommodates the needs of the learner. These assessments are by no means easily accomplished, and because I am able to employ test taking strategies and effective study skills for my students,I am able and adequately qualified to tutor this subject.

Public Speaking

My background and experience as an US Army Non Commissioned officer and Educator qualifies me to tutor this subject. Having written and delivered several blocks of instruction, I am well versed and conditioned to flawlessly present facilitation and instruction through strong deliver. My strong ability to deliver concise and easily understood written and verbal presentation makes me an expert at this task. I simply enjoy public speaking and relish the opportunity to teach others how to master the craft.

Reading

Reading is the core of all subjects, as well as success across the curriculum. High interest reading stimulates thought, interest and vocabulary. As a reading instructor, I want to utilize your student's strengths to uncover weaknesses in reading. Concentrating on Phonetics, sound, and other strategies for successful reading helps students to uncover a world of knowledge that has been hidden or unknown. Let me help you uncover the barriers to reading and let's begin a journey of life long successful reading. Through audio, visual and kinetic strategies we can begin to find what's right for our sucess.

Special Needs

As I served as a Special Education Interrelated Language Arts Teacher at a middle school in Clayton county, Georgia, I can best suit your needs as a special needs tutor. In addition, I was selected to instruct a newly implemented Reading program that has proven results for struggling readers and writers. Since the beginning of this program, I have successfully moved four special needs students from small group instruction to the collaborative setting. Although my largest group is comprised of 24 students, my smallest group is comprised of eleven students. Because I am a compassionate and experienced teacher and tutor, I am able to instruct utilizing differentiation and varied instructional strategies that best serve my students needs. I have been exposed to different categories of special needs to include Asperger's syndrome, ADHD, EBD, LD, SLD and OHI.

Study Skills

Often times, students struggle because of poor organization or a lack of knowledge of how to effectively relate information already learned and apply that information in memory or repetition. Because every learner learns differently and every learn can simply not be taught the same one, it is imperative that varied strategies be utilized. As a gifted and talented Special Educator, I am able to reach those areas of weakness and transition them into strengths for successful study skills. Strategies such as highlighting, numerating, alphabetizing, read aloud and self recording are just a few.
I take pride in helping my students become the very best.

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Education

Columbia College (General Studies and Business)

American InterContinental University (Master's)

Capella University (Other)

Great Tutor I absolutely loved working with Ms. Andrea. She has taught me a lot and more than what I needed to know. If I need to be tutored on anything else Ms. Andrea would be the first person I would call. Thanks a lot Ms. Andrea. ...

— Karen from Decatur, GA on 6/15/14);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Group Rate: $40.00 2-4 persons Multiple Hour: $45.00 Online: $50.00 per person

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Andrea will travel within 25 miles of Mcdonough, GA 30252.

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