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I began my teaching career 18 years ago, working with children who have severe intellectual and physical disabilities. I taught in a self-contained classroom in a public school, for 9 years. Throughout this period, I worked in collusion with speech therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physicians, and parents/families to provide the best, individualized educational opportunities for the learners in my classroom. I currently teach in a general education, 1st grade inclusion classroom, where I am the full-day, in-class support teacher. I am able to provide individualized services to students with and without learning disabilities.
I have taught grades Pre-K through 4, and am able to provide tutoring services to children in these grades, regardless of the child's current academic level. I have had extensive training in utilizing multisensory and direct instruction approaches to learning for reading, writing, and mathematics instruction.
I tutor throughout the summer and prefer to work 1:1 with students. If you are interested in summer tutoring, please contact me, for these spaces fill quickly. I can also provide support to families, who may need assistance interpreting/understanding the IEP process and/or paperwork.
I believe that if you build a child's self-esteem, teaching them to first believe in themselves, you will set them on a path to endless possibilities. This belief drives my approach to education and my approach to instruction. I look forward to working with you and your child!
ADD/ADHD is covered through my NJ Teacher of the Handicapped certification, and classroom teaching experience. I have been teaching in both self-contained and inclusion classrooms, over the past 18 years, with students who have various degrees of attention deficit disorders. I have written both behavior modification plans, lesson plans, and IEP's for students with these, and other, diagnoses.
Extensive training and experience with SRA Direct Instruction, and Language Circle Project Read Instruction, as well as classroom teacher experience.
Covered through my NJ Teacher of the Handicapped certification, and classroom teaching experience.
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