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Ann R.

Experienced and retired study skills & all elem/jr high subj. areas

Saint Joseph, MO (64501)

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I have 20+ years teaching experience in public schools as a special education teacher, teaching children with different learning disabilities in 5th-12th grades. Currently, I am retired from teaching in a classroom but on occasion I substitute as a special education teacher. However, I also work part-time as an Early Interventionist/special instructor. This allows me an opportunity to continue teaching and encouraging children to learn. I have also enjoyed part-time/full-time work as a tutor for past few years. I am certified to teach and work with students who have special (needs) in reading, math, writing, grammar, social studies, test-taking skills and study skills.

This certified teacher uses teaching strategies and skills that fit the child's needs. For example, if an elementary or junior high student has difficulty comprehending and answering textbook, teacher, or test questions and often gets frustrated when she/he makes mistakes, this teacher applies teaching and tutoring methods to help the student become and remain successful. This teacher has been praised for her ability to motivate students to learn to read for comprehension and solve mathematical problems. Writing and reading is a skill this teacher thinks is most important to be successful. Computer skills also come easy for this teacher and she is up to date on these skills to meet the needs of students today. This teacher has always communicated with parents as well as students of all progress and concerns that each may have. My certified teaching experience stated below and degree status, as well as my part-time tutoring that I have done in the past three years in Atchison County, MO is also evidence of my proficient excellent teaching and tutoring experience.

My credentials include over 20 years of teaching in the following districts and locations: Tarkio Academy, Tarkio MO; Red Oak, Iowa School District, Enterprise School District, Enterprise, MS; East and West Kemper County School District, Kemper, MS; Heidelberg School District, Heidelberg, MS; and Northeast Lauderdale School District, Meridian, MS. These professional teaching experiences in the classroom have provided me opportunities to use teaching methods that study skills in the regular classroom (i.e. SQ3R), other reading and writing strategies that allots children to develop their reading and thinking skills while learning and problem solving. This teacher has also acquired the knowledge to work with the child that appears to have math difficulties, spelling difficulties, and general poor reading and study skills in grades 3-9.

Currently, in a semi-retired position this teacher is working with families that have toddlers with developmental delays and substituting whenever called upon in local districts in areas close to where this teacher resides. Finally, all of my teaching experience came about because of the education and training I received while earning a Masters then a Specialist in Special Education from Mississippi State University, and West Alabama University. After wards, this teacher has always taken courses and professional developmental classes and workshops to sharpen her skills as a teacher and not let her children suffer because of outdated teaching methods and strategies.

Thank you for choosing me to be your tutor.
Ms. Roberts

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Ann’s subjects

ADD/ADHD

Certified teacher in Missouri in behavior disorders, which includes children with ADD/ADHD. Experience in developing behavior plans, study skills in reading and writing, and behavior charts. Positie behavior reinforcement is one technisque as well as self monitoring and social stories. This teacher has 10 plus years in taching children with behavior problems which iinclude either ADD or ADHD.

American History

This tutor and teacher of American History for high school and junior college learners is a certified teacher in this areas with over 10 teaching experience in this subject area. This tutor and teacher has taught this subject to students that have difficulty with reading comprehension, map skills and general study skills. This tutor and teacher has tutored students in the area of American History while students taking the course and preparing to take sate and national test in this subject area.

Aspergers

This tutor/teacher is a certified teacher in the area of attention deficit disabilities, such as Aspergers. High functioning Aspergers students have diffculty focusing on social cues and his surroundings, but is very intelligent. Many times this person may have trouble attending to the demands of his or her environment, thus need strategies to help them cue in on important stimuli in his/her environment. Social stories and role play help this person. I have had 10 teaching experience with children with this and similar problem.

In addition, this tutor/teacher has over 12 hours of graduate work and training in the areas of Aspergers syndrome. I have years working and testing children that have abnormal eye contact, a lack of interest in school, peers and other social arenas. I have ample professional experience teaching and working with children, their parents and in some cases teachers help children work in small groups. Many children diagnosed with this disorder have unusual and non comprehensible speech patterns whereby their pragmatics are not understood. Sensory integration training is a treatment that I have used in my teaching experience with children with Aspergers Syndrome.

Biology

General and life biology are the fields in biology that I am most experienced in teaching. Although I can teach other fields in biology, I prefer these two. My certification is in education at the middle school, high, and elementary, particularly in the area of learning difficulties. Presently, I enjoy substituting, tutoring and just helping students learn whenever necessary. I am a retired teacher who always has had her students at heart when preparing lessons.

Economics

This tutor and teacher has taught general economics for high school students in regular education and in resource classes for this subject. Microeconomics and macroeconomics in United States history has had different policies and laws whereby each aspect of supply and demand was regulated by these proceedings. This teacher has taught this subject with must interest for over 8 years and has helped students master the content so that they can pass state tests. Projects and papers is also a special interest to this teacher/tutor. Helping a student at the high school or junior college level should be of great interest and importance for this teacher.
Thank you.

Elementary (K-6th)

Teaching credentials and experience for Elementary (K-6) subject areas, special skills needed to learn, and special education/disabilities. I am a teacher that is a certified special education teacher in MO, IA and in NE. My teaching experience ranges from working with students with specific reading disabilities, writing, study skills, attention to tasks deficits, study skills, math and problem solving, reading comprehension, spelling and elementary sciences. I have been a teacher for over 18 years. I hold a specialist in education and special education. I have earned Bachelors and Masters degrees, and a Specialist certification through Mississippi State University. My final graduation date for my Specialist occurred in 1994. Since then I have taken numerous additional courses and workshops to keep abreast of current teaching practices and learner objectives. I am a teacher who communicates frequently with parents about their child’s progress and any concerns that may occur during their learning experiences. Finally, I am a teacher who is retired from teaching in the classroom, but currently work with families who have toddlers with developmental delays in addition to tutoring children in reading, math, science, social studies, and study skills.

English

This tutor and teacher has taught English to general and learning disabled students. Under the subject of English are the sub-courses of Grammar, sentence structure, spelling, syntax, and semantics. Each of these sub classes for English is an area of expertise for this tutor and teacher. Students like the manner in which the subject of English is presented in the classroom because this teacher promotes writing habits that are applicable to further understanding of writing for other subjects and personal interest in writing and understanding the English language.
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Geography

This teacher has a Specialist in Education with an emphasis in geography, social studies and specific learning disabilities. This teacher has been teaching high school and junior high classes for over 10 years. This teacher has taught this subject in regular and advanced geography classes. This teacher considers herself to be an expert in reading different kinds of maps and can relate this knowledge to students with different learning styles. This teacher helps her students use map skills to read and understand different kinds of maps in this subject area class as well as history, world history, US geography and world geography.

Government & Politics

This tutor and teacher has over eight years teaching government and politics to high school students. My classes consisted of students studying the history of the Constitution and its current amendments and people elected to its offices. My degree is in special and general education. Each of the branches of government is included in the classes in which I have taught. Many of my students have desired to write interesting papers regarding current law and the constitutionality of new cases before the Supreme Court.

I am an excellent government tutor.

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Grammar

I have over 10 years of exceptional experience in teaching elementary through high school students. My degree is in the area of English, which also includes grammar. My teaching experience in teaching grammar includes classes in which students have learning disabilities in grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and study skills. I have also taught writing essays and paragraphs in each of my classes. Writing is a skill that an exceptional teacher such as myself emphasis in her classes. I am a teacher who also takes her time to work with each student individually to help succeed in writing and using grammar.

Phonics

This teacher has a teaching certificate that includes teaching language arts and reading. Phonics at the elementary level is the primary technique in teaching children in the early stages of reading. Reading and talking comes before writing of words and therefore phonics is an importrant skill in the English language. This tacher has over 8 years of teaching childrren in K-8th grade with deficits in reading, speaking, writing, and using phonics appropriately.

Praxis

This tutor/teacher has teaching and coaching experience helping students take the teaching Praxis Exams. Reading, professional teaching, history of professions, principles of professions is a key to understanding the areas being tested. Also, knowing how to take tests and read cues given or not given in questions also help test takers do well on the Praxis. I can help you score well on these tests.

My teaching credential is in education, special and general, with emphasis in the social sciences and human development. I have been a teacher for over 15 years. I have taught test taking skills, English comprehension, mathematics, history of education, and classes/subject area classes for handicapped students in high school, community college lower level courses and middle school.
I am familiar with subject matter in many of the Praxis tests. Vocabulary and content area are my specialties.

Proofreading

This tutor has over 10 years experience teaching junior high, high school, and college level students in the area of proofreading their compositions for English and other classes. This tutor has expertise and multiple tutoral experiences in the areas of proofreading written work in essys, stories, research papers and other kinds of writings. This tutor also helps students proofread their own work with success and accomplishment.

Thank you for choolisng me to be your proofreading tutor.

Reading

Teaching or tutoring reading 'skills' was the basis of my teacher education program in elementary, middle and reading disabled children and youth. Over 18 years of teaching experience in teaching reading skills by different methods and materials have greatly helped me understand the necessity of individualizing students' objectives in learning to read in the content area, and different forms of content knowledge. Each child does have specific needs when considering what type of reading program to choose from that some some reading tests do not identify, but a careful experienced teacher can accomplish the task of teaching reading to children and youth who may have dyslexia, poor reading comprehension skills, and other reading problems.
I believe that I can tutor a child with reading difficulties with success.
Thank you.

Social Studies

This teacher/tutor has 10 plus years teaching middle school and junior high students with varying learning difficulties all subjects which include socials studies. This tutor/teacher has taught this subject using map skills, oputline skills, reading for comprehension and using other forms and techniques of studing social studies. Economics, government and geography are all part of this global subject which this teacher enjoys teaching chilren and adolscents.

Sociology

This tutor/teacher has a Specialist in Education, which includes graduate hours in Sociology. Sociology is a study of people relationships with others in different societies. Community college and high school classes best describe my teaching experience in this subject area. I can help a person understand the terminology used in Sociology and research specific subjects in this discipline.

Special Needs

Certification and credentials for teaching and tutoring for special needs are as follows:
I am a certified special education teacher in MO, NE and IA. My areas of specialty are in specific learning disabilities (i.e. English, writing, reading, mathematical reasoning and calculations, reading comprehension, using language to speak and write and attention deficits). Also, my credentials lie in areas of mild and moderate disabilities whereby children need instruction in life skills in addition to regular subject areas. I have over 15 years of working and teaching with other teachers in regular classrooms, as well as, in other learning centers. My experience teaching and tutoring children with specific learning disabilities, as well as, behavior management problems, has been the focus of my professional career in teaching. Children who have been in my classroom and under my guidance know that I am familiar with the content of each subject, understand that children do not all learn the same, and that they can rely on my teaching ability to use strategies to become successful learners. Finally, my credentials in teaching and tutoring students with special needs are current and viable.

Spelling

I am a teacher and tutor and am an exceptional teacher in working with students at the elementary and junior high level in spelling. I have over 10 years of teaching experience in spelling. Students who have difficulty with spelling rules and syllables will be helped. Several of my students have done well on SAT tests and other state tests where spelling was one part of their test that they had to pass in order to graduate. There are rules and various techniques that a student can learn from a tutor. I am pleased to be able to help a student in spelling.

Study Skills

Study Skills are an important part of a child’s learning experience. I am a teacher who has implemented study skills programs in middle and high schools. I have worked with regular classroom teachers as a special education teacher to help them evaluate students who might need a study skills curriculum in their daily class schedule. Study skills take time for many children to learn, and there are many different kinds of study skills. Teaching children in the middle through high school who have various learning problems and study skills difficulties was paramount to my teaching career. Teaching children for over 18 years how to organize their environment for learning, their approach to ‘study’ for a test, and their manner in the way they complete short and long range projects was also important for me as a teacher.

My credentials in this area of teaching are appropriate for me to be able to teach in Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa. Also, I am a certified special education teacher with endorsements in areas of disabilities and teaching reading and study skills. I welcome the opportunity to be able to work with middle and high school students who need a teacher who can help them learn and use study skills.

Vocabulary

This teacher and tutor has been teaching vocabulary in content area subjects, spelling, English, and state assessments for over 10 years. This teacher and tutor has a Specialist degree in education with an emphasis in students with special needs, English, vocabulary and spelling. This teacher has used strategies and numerous techniques to help a student learn different forms of vocabulary when reading for comprehension, understand content area subjects and passing several tests that are standardized.

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Education

Meridian Community College

Mississippi State Universtiy (Master's)

Mississippi State Universtiy (Other)

Highly Recommended — My child had problems in elementary mathematics. Her frustration level had reached her limits and mine. I turned to WyzAnt and found Ann. She is terrific! Ann keeps an open and clear line of communication with me. There are no problems with scheduling and lesson planning. Our first experience with Ann was incredibly easy and within 10 minutes of my daughter's lesson, she zoomed in on the trouble s ...

— April from Maysville, MO on 2/2/11

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Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

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Ann will travel within 40 miles of Saint Joseph, MO 64501.

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