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Algebra 1 revolves around a thorough and extensive study of linear and quadratic functions, including having the knowledge to solve and graph equations and inequalities on the xy coordinate system. Topics include but are not limited to, variables, order of operations, exponents, problem solving skills, solving linear equations, including multistep equations, equations with multiple variables and equations involving decimals, as well as writing a linear equations based on the graph of a line, factoring, and an introduction to functions and quadratic equations.
Algebra 2 provides a review and extension of the concepts taught in Algebra1. Topics include, but are not limited to equations and inequalities, coordinates and graphs, general functions, polynomials and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions of angles and of real numbers, systems of equations and inequalities, sequences and series. Problem solving skills, learning strategies and critical thinking skills are covered while tutoring this topic because they are extremely important to success in mathematics.
As a special needs teacher of students diagnosed with Aspergers my experience includes students from grade 3 through college age. I have successfully taught and mentored students through the transition process from elementary to middle school, from middle school to high school and from high school to college. My experience grants me an understanding of where students on the Autism Spectrum begin through a progression of steps they need to take in order to become successful adults in our society. I understand and am able to direct their progression through the school years in both curriculum and social development.
Geometry is a study of points, segments, triangles, polygons, circles and solid figures. The use of inductive and deductive reasoning skills are important in geometry as the focus of geometry is on the comparisons of points, segments, triangles, etc.. concerning surface areas, volumes, similarity, congruency, transformations and coordinate Geometry.
For the past thirteen years I have developed and successfully implemented programs for emotionally and behaviorally challenged children at both the elementary and middle school levels. My area of expertise is with AS, ASD, HFA, and NVLD students. Many of my students have dual diagnoses with ADHD, Bipolar, PTSD, Attachment Disorder, Anxiety and Depression.
As a special needs teacher, my goal has always been to meet children at their developmental level. I have found that it is very important to develop a trusting relationship with each of my students so that their anxiety subsides thus allowing them to learn. As such I understand the need to teach my students both the regular curriculum and the hidden curriculum of life. Using a developmental approach I have implemented social skills, anger management, and coping skills training with each of my students. Teaching these life long skills helps alleviate my students’ anxiety, depression and sensory issues.