I am a professional, dependable, strong leader with a Masters in Elem/Special ED. I love to teach students and have done so for roughly 12 years in the Public School System. I have tutored elementary students as well. I am great listener and believe students and I have to set our comfort agreement/Rules together. By being part of the process I feel students are appreciative when they get chance to help make the rules and have input into some of the ways we tackle homework,learning and that someone is listening to them. I am compassionate, an excellent listener, I work well with both the students and parents. I am use to adapting materials to help find the best way for each student to learn. In the past I have used Project Read, Edmark, along with using manipulatives, games/activities etc., to help students. I try to bring the students interest into our tutoring sessions. As a teacher I have a lot of material and I am always searching for new ideas. I have written many IEPs and BX plans and know what the schools are looking for in curriculum, and if not familiar with your childs school, and if you would like me to talk to your childs teacher that can be arranged with most teachers/parent to help obtain the curriculum, what they are working on and what their learning style is. If students need to learn to type or know computer programs they will be using. I am familiar with Microsoft office as well as many other programs and easily pick up on the use of programs that are new to me quickly.
I also have 25 years' experience working with special needs children and adults from learning disabilities to multi-handicapped in a camp/recreational setting. I know basic sign language, although a brush up would be good. At Camp Arrowhead in the beginning of the summer I needed to train/update the staff, train the roughly 80-100 teenage volunteers about different disabilities, how to be able to handle challenges that may arise and be their 1 on 1 buddy for the week. Having teenagers around, you have to learn how to talk to them and realize that they will becoming to you with their problems, challenges, friendship, and all the things that come along with being a teenager. Often you are there to council them on family issues and be that contact person to set up a time for them to meet. This has given me great knowledge into the life of a teenagers and the other issues children may be coping with. I currently help young adults and adults at the Recovery Learning Community, where we specialize in peer support groups, women's groups, healing from trauma of any type, arts, etc. This has once again opened my mind to what some families and children endure everyday which only strengthens my compassion toward others and on how giving them a solid education from the beginning will not only help them in school but life itself. I would love the opportunity to tutor and or teach children on their educational journey.
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