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Amanda A.

Patient and Energetic Tutor for K-6, Special Ed, and Music!

Chicago, IL (60622)

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Amanda's Tutoring Subjects

Approved subjects are in bold.
Corporate Training:
Grammar
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th) more »
Piano more »
Reading more »
Study Skills more »
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD more »
Aspergers more »
Autism
Phonics more »
Special Needs more »
Art:
Theatre
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th) more »
Elementary Math
Elementary Science
Grammar
Phonics more »
Reading more »
Study Skills more »
Vocabulary
Music:
Ear Training more »
General Music more »
Music Theory more »
Piano more »
Sight Singing more »
English:
Grammar
Reading more »
Vocabulary

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ADD/ADHD

As a special education teacher in Chicago, I gained experience working with students with ADHD. My special education coursework involved discussion of this diagnosis, in addition to the other 13 categories of disability. I am knowledgeable of appropriate accommodations and modifications for children with ADD and ADHD.

Aspergers

As a special education teacher in Chicago, I gained experience working with students with Aspergers syndrome. My special education coursework involved discussion of this diagnosis, in addition to the other 13 categories of disability. I am knowledgeable of appropriate accommodations and modifications for children with Aspergers, as well as common strengths and weaknesses.

Ear Training

I have been playing the piano since I was five years old and have developed a strong ability to read music over the years. My piano playing led to a study of voice, and I have sung in a wide range of choirs, a cappella groups, and solo venues. I was a music major in college and have a strong academic music background in addition to performance, which includes theory, history, and ear training. I also was director of my college a cappella group, where my Sight Singing skills helped me teach parts to the other members.

Elementary (K-6th)

As a fourth grade special education teacher in Chicago, I gained experience working with students with special needs, but I also became very familiar with elementary curriculum, since my students all had very different grade level equivalents. I have a provisional certificate for teaching K-12 as well.

General Music

I have been playing the piano since I was five years old and have developed a strong ability to read music over the years. My piano playing led to a study of voice, and I have sang in a wide range of choirs, a cappella groups, and solo venues. I was a music major in college and have a strong academic music background in addition to performance, which includes theory, history, and ear training. I was director of my college a cappella group. I also was the music and drama counselor at a summer residential program for children ages four through twenty-one, so I know how to many music accessible and fun to a wide range of ages!

Music Theory

I have been playing the piano since I was five years old and have developed a strong ability for music theory over the years. My piano playing led to a study of voice, and I have learned how important Sight Singing skills are to being a strong singer and musician. I was a music major in college and have a strong academic music background in addition to performance, which includes theory, history, and ear training. I also was director of my college a cappella group, where my Sight Singing skills helped me teach parts to the other members. I also was the music and drama counselor at a summer residential program for children ages four through twenty-one, so I know how to many music accessible and fun to a wide range of ages!

Phonics

As an elementary special education teacher, I had many students who performed in reading far below grade level and required substantial work in phonics. I am familiar with various phonics-based reading programs, such as the Wilson Reading program and would be able to either continue at home with programs administered at school or introduce a new program in tutoring sessions. I have my provisional teaching certificate in Special Education and learned a great deal about working with beginning readers in my graduate coursework.

Piano

I have been playing the piano since I was five years old and have been in various competitions over the years. I have additional experience with accompaniment of choruses and soloists, in addition to playing in small pit bands. I was a music major in college and have a strong academic music background in addition to performance, which includes theory, history, and ear training.

Reading

As a special education teacher, most of my day was spent teaching phonics and reading skills. Most of my experience teaching reading is for K-4, but I have had some experience teaching through the high school levels.

Sight Singing

I have been playing the piano since I was five years old and have developed a strong ability for music theory over the years. My piano playing led to a study of voice, and I have learned how important Sight Singing skills are to being a strong singer and musician. I was a music major in college and have a strong academic music background in addition to performance, which includes theory, history, and ear training. I also was director of my college a cappella group, where my Sight Singing skills helped me teach parts to the other members. I also was the music and drama counselor at a summer residential program for children ages four through twenty-one, so I know how to many music accessible and fun to a wide range of ages!

Special Needs

As a special education teacher in Chicago, I gained experience working with students with special needs. My special education coursework involved discussion of the 14 categories of disability, so I am knowledgeable of appropriate accommodations and modifications for children with various diagnoses. I also worked at a residential summer program with children ages four through twenty-one, teaching and caring for a wide variety of special needs, including autism and severe cognitive disabilities.

Study Skills

As a special education teacher in Chicago, I gained experience working with students with special needs. Many of my students struggled especially with study skills because they lacked organizational and self-regulation skills. I learned a great deal about how to help students with learning disabilities study, and I am confident in my ability to present a wide range of study skills that suit different students' individual needs.

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Approved Subjects

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