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Students with Aspergers/on the autism spectrum benefit from a structured, systematic approach to education. I am a super organized teacher and I am very metacognitive in my approach to lessons, thinking ahead to anticipate points of confusion, interactions around content that are social skills-dependent, and ways to scaffold, modify, and accommodate. I specialize in fading support in systematic ways that feel safe and manageable for students while still pushing them to increase independence and critical thinking.
My first Massachusetts teaching license was for ESL/ESOL. I decided to major in ESL/Bilingual Education when I was living in Ecuador and teaching English; I realized that I enjoyed teaching a topic that was so relevant and immediately useful for my students. My instruction focuses on the four domains of language acquisition (reading, writing, listening, speaking) and is available across grade levels, ages (school-age to adult), and subjects.
I have been practicing yoga for 16 years. In that time, I have tried many different styles, from hot yoga to Iyengar to Vini, but my heart belongs to Anusara yoga, with John Friend. I love the balance in Anusara between attention to alignment and muscular strength and the openness of its heart-centered practice which enlivens the poses. I work with the alignment loops and can adjust the level of practice, from very beginning through advanced, to meet the needs of you as a student.