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I am dedicated to helping students reach their maximum potential in ways that best meet their individual learning styles. I believe all students have the ability to learn when given the right tools do so. Therefore, as a teacher and tutor, I feel it is my job to work in collaboration with the students, parents, and when necessary, the classroom teacher, to create a learning environment in which the student can reach their maximum potential. I have worked as a Special Education Teacher in both public and private school settings for the past 4 years in many boroughs of NYC as well as Long Island. I have experience with many different reading and math curricula including Fundations, Fontas and Pinnell Benchmarking, Everyday Math, Envisions Math, and many others. I am flexible and reliable and will always give advance notice in the event that a session needs to be rescheduled. I am willing to tutor in Queens, Brooklyn (locations close to the Queens Border only), or Long Island (anywhere in Nassau County only). References are available on request.
I have experience working with students with ADD/ADHD in both public and private school settings. When provided breaks to take a walk, get a drink of water, or just stretch, I have found that these students are able to refocus their thoughts and succeed. In addition, working in a quiet environment with limited distractions has helped my students tremendously as well.
I have worked with students with Aspergers in classroom settings. Strategies such as repeating information, asking for the student to repeat directions, and constant redirection of student attention have proven successful for student achievement.
I have worked with students with Autism in classroom settings. Strategies such as repeating information, asking for the student to repeat directions, and constant redirection of student attention have proven successful for student achievement. In addition, modeling appropriate social cues has also been helpful in aiding students in being successful with academic work.
I hold Professional NYS Certification in Elementary General and Special Education Grades 1-6. I also hold Literacy Education Birth-Grade 6 certification.
I have experience with Fundations and Wilson Phonics Programs. Also have experience helping students decode words by breaking them apart by their sounds and then putting them together to formulate the word.
I hold professional certification in Literacy Birth-Grade 6. I have experience with the readers workshop model of teaching. In addition, I have experience with parts of the Wilson and Fundations programs to help with phonics. I am an avid reader and love to share that passion with my students to show them how rewarding reading can be.
I am fluent in Spanish with the ability to read, speak, and write it. I started learning Spanish in 6th grade and took it all through college. In addition, I studied abroad in Madrid, Spain for a semester in college to strengthen my skills.
I hold Professional NYS Certification in Students with Disabilities Grades 1-6. I have taught children with various learning disabilities, learning delays, ADD/ADHD, etc in both public and private school settings. I am dedicated to creating lessons that are tailor made to meet the individual learning styles of all of my students.
I have worked with elementary school students in testing grades to help prepare them for the NYS ELA and Math exams. I have also helped middle school students prepare for everyday tests by using flash cards, graphic organizers, and other materials to make studying a more hands on experience.
I have professional certification in Literacy B-Grade 6. In addition, I am familiar with the writers workshop model in place throughout NYC classrooms today. I have experience holding writers conferences with students to help them improve their writing and to be sure they are meeting the demands of the assignment. Furthermore, I have found much success with the use of graphic organizers such as venn diagrams, a 4 square, story maps, etc to allow students to organize their thoughts before writing a paragraph or essay. This allows students to put all of their information in a more visually appealing and easier to read format so they are ready to write a paragraph or essay after its completion.
Knowledgeable — Ilana has been tutoring my child who is in the 3rd grade for the ELA test about once a week for the last two months. She is responsible, reliable, knowledgeable, patient, and caring. She is always on time and prepared with materials that my child needs to learn. She leaves the completed materials with me so I can review it again with my child, and sends me progress reports of the sessions. It is e ...
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