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Rosemary B.

Katonah, NY

$58/hr

Elementary and MS, K-Adults Special Needs, Art/Design, ESL

Background check passed as of 3/11/11
Usually responds in about 6 hours

Elementary and MS, K-Adults Special Needs, Art/Design, ESL

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I tutor all ages (children and adults) including those with physical disabilities or learning disorders. I am a NYS and NYC certified teacher. What distinguishes me most from other tutors is I have a Master's degree in Art Therapy. In addition to using books and worksheets, I can offer my clients hands on multi-sensory art activities to reinforce learning or to strengthen weaknesses.

I have taught thousands of lessons in public and private schools, to professionals and as an academic tutor; in private homes, and schools and at rehab or assisted living facilities. Lessons are always customized to the needs of the students/client. I also taught basic computer skills and Power Point on the MS level, grammar, writing, English, social studies, elementary science and math. I have taught visual arts to k-adults.

While I taught many years with the general classroom population, I also have much experience with bi-lingual classes, adult English as a second language, children with dyslexia, ADHD, severe-moderate autism spectrum students, NS learning disorders, cognitive delays, physical disabilities including stroke and injury recovery victims, recovery of small motor control and motivating the "unmotivated" student. Nearly all students respond and learn better if they are involved in multi-sensory processes. I can offer insights into advocacy for your IEP child from both an educator and parent's point of view.

I am also interested in bridging cultures. As a program developer and teacher ambassador of Kids to Kids International, I have presented to the American Literacy Association, National Arts Club, and several Westchester libraries. As a therapeutic educator I have presented at BOCES to Westchester schools' social workers and psychologists. I spent a month in South America where I brought U.S. student-created picture books and school supplies to schools along the Amazon river, the desert, coastal and mountain regions of Peru. I also met with ministers of education there and members of the World Bank trying to gain support for educational programs to the poor. I have also been an invited writer and presenter for Catholic Charities.

In addition to academic and special needs growth, I can offer home school arts lessons and home-bound arts and crafts visits. I am a professional development presenter for educators, parents, nurses, school social workers and psychologists. I am currently traveling to individual students within an 11 mile radius from Katonah. Re Small groups, I will travel up to 16 miles. I can meet students who are outside that circumference at: civic centers, schools, libraries and coffee shops within a 10 mile radius from Katonah.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor! My child looks forward to meeting each day"

- Katie, Danbury, CT on 12/12/13
Rosemary replied on 12/13/2013

Katie,
It is so gratifying to hear how much your son enjoys working with me. I really do enjoy his effort and personality. I am grateful to be a cog in the wheel. Thank you very much for sharing these thoughts!

"Great!!"

- Krishna, Mount Kisco, NY on 6/7/14
Rosemary replied on 6/8/2014

Thank you for sharing this Krishna. Happy and proud students is what I reach for when I work with kids. We will hope and work towards future school work continuing to be a positive and happy experience!

"Finding the light"

- Merritt, Beacon, NY on 11/18/13
Rosemary replied on 11/19/2013

Merritt it has been my pleasure to work with you and him. Nothing pleases me more than to learn about increases in confidence. You are so kind to use such generous words to describe me. Thank you very much!

"Such a wonderful and patient teacher!!!"

- Despina, Somers, NY on 9/26/13
Rosemary replied on 9/26/2013

You are so very generous to describe me so well! Thank you so very much! Don't forget how terrific you are as a student!

"Wonderful Special Needs Tutor!"

- Vita, Stamford, CT on 6/21/13
Rosemary replied on 7/24/2013

Vita,
Thank you for the privilege of keeping me on the trusted educators team, working on behalf of your daughter; it has ALWAYS been a pleasure to interact with you and her. Thank you also for your very generous comments regarding my tutoring; No matter where I go, may I always keep them in mind and live up to them!

"Patient and flexible art tutor. "

- Mariella, Cortlandt Manor, NY on 6/3/13
Rosemary replied on 6/4/2013

How very kind Mariella, thank you!

Science:
Psychology
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

As a teacher and MS in art therapy, I have extensive experience working with moderate to severe cases of ADHD. There are several art therapy techniques that have been proven with time to aid students to operate on grade level. Many of these I used with extreme cases of children with ADHD. I have worked with a panel of therapists and social workers to consult from my observations with ADD and AD/HD clients. Together we would report weekly progress to fellow team members including on-site nurses and psychiatrists in order to meet individual goals set by the team. In schools, art therapy techniques were used with students to help control their impulses. Teachers were advised by me when art therapy sessions indicated the student was not able to maintain control. This was a way for staff to be ready for extreme out of control behaviors. These exercises are primarily art and concrete based which helps students relate the physical space issues to their own spacial settings. These are most effective for students in grades 1-7.

Aspergers

As a teacher in NYS public schools and in doing work pursuing an MS in Art Therapy I've worked with and learned many skills to help elementary and middle grade students with Aspergers complete school work.

Autism

I have worked with students in public schools who have varying degrees of Autism. With my background and many hours spent working with Autistic children directly, I use many art therapy techniques to teach children with Autism. It has been proven autistic children thrive when making art work. Making art may be the goal itself or used to motivate and engage in academic learning. The photos on my profile show progression over time with a moderate-severe autistic 9 year old client. 1st his person drawing is circles and scribbles, next he works with me to make simple facial expressions, after 4 months he is drawing cartoon characters.

Drawing

As a NYS Certified Art Teacher I have taught drawing to all levels of students. From the most basic skills to Master level I enjoy teaching drawing and seeing my students build confidence.
In KDG this included skills that enable children to properly hold drawing instruments. Throughout Elementary school children are encouraged to be creative artists as well master drawing concepts.

In Middle grades and Middle school mastery of these same skills brings them to 1 point perspective and design. The elements of art and design are taught. Beginning in 7th grade both 1 and 2 point perspective are taught. This is a foundation for design, web design, Flash, architectural (CAD)and engineering bound students. The skills needed to look at objects around them and draw these are taught and reinforced.

On the HS and adult levels (including college) I have taught students the elements of art and design and how to master drawing objects they see around them as well as developing their own illustrative styles. Shading techniques, line quality and composition are all mastered. With computers I can introduce students to Paint Shop Pro, Photo-shop and the available art tools available in Word. I have some experience with Flash and video editing. My teaching includes working with students with physical disabilities including children and adults with head trauma.

Dyslexia

Working one on one as a tutor, or in the class realm, there are many art and pre-art exercises that can be done to benefit young children with Dyslexia. Frustrations minimize for the child when making art becomes their focus. Parents often are surprised at the speed of our progress in effectively improving Dyslexia.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a BS in education and am a NYS licensed teacher. I have tutored many elementary level students and with great success. I have motivated the unmotivated and frustrated, I have gotten older elementary students who are failing in writing and math to understand concepts and perform academically. All my lessons can be based on current classroom learning, reinforcing what is being taught in school or I can help the student to catch up to grade level.

English

Not only have I written and published many articles but I am trained to teach English as a second Language. I continue to teach weekly adult classes to second language learners with a good deal of success.

ESL/ESOL

I am a graduate of Westchester Community College's English Language Institute. Besides tutoring I am teaching English classes to Speakers of other Languages at BOCES. In Ossining my class is entirely Latino, in Yorktown my class includes students from Europe, Russia, Asia, Africa and South and Central America. My students have an amazing record of rapid growth as demonstrated through their speaking AND test scores to rate improvement. I hold a NYS Education license and have an MS in Art Therapy.

Grammar

I have written a great deal, however, I never appreciated grammar so much as when I took courses to learn how to present it to students. In 2010 I became an English Literacy Instructor. I have an increasing respect for those who struggle and work hard to master grammar. Besides tutoring I teach English at the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (to foreign language learners who live) in Northern Westchester.

Handwriting

As an art therapy intern at a hospital for children recovering from traumatic injury, and those with neurological disorders, I worked with students ages 6-20 to help them gain back small motor control and improve handwriting legibility. With these skills behind me I have applied them to several of my students via Wyzant who had dyslexia, autism or other non-specified writing disorders. The techniques used are art therapy based and were very effective. Parents' comments are evidence of my success among my Wyzant clients.

Painting

I have taught painting to both young children, on the HS level and to Adults. I am a NYS Certified Art Teacher (k-12) and a NY City certified Fine Arts Teacher (6-12). I have several years teaching painting on the HS and College and Adult Education level. Many of my students have gone on the become Art majors and several exhibit professionally.

Reading

As a teacher and founding member of Kids to Kids International, I have made reading a priority with my students. In schools and also with individual clients, students are story-tellers and are inspired by reading what other story tellers have to say. The books I share with my students are subjects and grades that fit the student. Often they include hand-made books and photos of students from very varied cultures. My training also includes teaching reading skills from my own coursework in teaching English as a Second language. Often, I will have my students get involved in creating their own book. This activity can create a level of appreciation among students that they hadn't had before.

Special Needs

With an MS in Art therapy I have worked in schools and hospital settings with various disorders. Areas of expertise include: Adaptive techniques for small motor control, sensory stimulation, brain injury, learning disorders and with Mental Disabilities, Emotional Disorders, and students with low frustration tolerances, AD/HD, Autism and seizure disorders.

In the public school setting I have had students who were acting out emotionally as well had learning deficit areas. In some of the public schools I worked with Autistic classes, Alternative HS and special education students. With young students there are several art and cutting exercises that prepare the mind for reading and writing readiness. I use art projects to get children to write stories. Students from grades 2-4 are developing the ability to do abstractions in 3-D. Many art projects are 3-dimensional and require problem- solving on that level. From grades 4-HS level, projects foster higher abstract thinking and problem solving skills depending on ability. I use art projects to aid those with reading and math disorders. My students who struggled with division worked with me learning division drills via art projects. My approach builds up cognitive deficit areas and enhances strengths with a fun, art-based approach to learning.

Vocabulary

I have a BS in Education and some foundational coursework in Latin. I tackle vocabulary expansion and comprehension by relating the client's own life and experiences to various other related topics. By using online tools, current events and multi-sensory devises, we will customize learning to the appropriate age and ability. I am also Certified as an Instructor to English to second language learner.

Writing

As a freelance writer, I have had articles published in regional and international publications. I have given several workshops to children and teachers on writing. I have been involved with the founding of an international Student-authors/book-making NGO. Kids to Kids International (KTKI) is recognized by the UN High Commission for Refugees. KTKI promotes and encourages students throughout the USA to become authors and share their books with students from other parts of the globe. Writing and writing concepts (for example, satire, character development, expressions, exaggeration, allegory, theme etc.) all can be addressed and enjoyed when tied to imagery. Often struggling middle grade and middle school writers or emergent writers will have created walls based on frustration. The causes of blocks to writing may be from innate learning disabilities, eye-hand coordination issues, or negative writing experiences. I motivate students to write using art components and also by linking the experience of writing to kids around the world. I am a NYS Certified teacher and I have Certification to teach English as a Second Language. (Spoken and written.)

Rosemary’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Rosemary. View all of Rosemary’s resources

It seems this is another push where teachers would not get paid. When there is a cancellation, I lose the expected pay.  During the summer months, that may be as much as 3-400/week.  Like many tutors, my fee includes:  prep time per lesson, (20m- 1h) + travel time, and get paid only for the hours I am present with the student. I also purchase supplies often at cost to me... read more

State U College Buffalo
BS in Arts and Education
College of New Rochelle (New Rochelle, NY)
Master's
English Language Institute
Other

Education

State U College Buffalo (BS in Arts and Education)

College of New Rochelle (New Rochelle, NY) (Master's)

English Language Institute (Other)

Great Tutor! My child looks forward to meeting each day — Rosemary has been very helpful and encouraging to my child who is struggling with reading and writing. While being patient and kind Rosemary has effective techniques that encourage my son to practice reading and feel confident in his ability to learn difficult material. He looks forward to meeting with Rosemary and even asks about her on days that we are not able to meet. Rosemary provided us with ...

— Katie, Danbury, CT on 12/12/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $58.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Small group lessons considerably reduces per person rate. For example: 1 stu.@ 1hr.: $62; 2 stu. @ 1hr: $76.0; 3 @ 1 hr: $95.00. Above rate pertains to within a 6 mile radius from Katonah.

Travel policy

Rosemary will travel within 15 miles of Katonah, NY 10536.


About Rosemary

I tutor all ages (children and adults) including those with physical disabilities or learning disorders. I am a NYS and NYC certified teacher. What distinguishes me most from other tutors is I have a Master's degree in Art Therapy. In addition to using books and worksheets, I can offer my clients hands on multi-sensory art activities to reinforce learning or to strengthen weaknesses.

I have taught thousands of lessons in public and private schools, to professionals and as an academic tutor; in private homes, and schools and at rehab or assisted living facilities. Lessons are always customized to the needs of the students/client. I also taught basic computer skills and Power Point on the MS level, grammar, writing, English, social studies, elementary science and math. I have taught visual arts to k-adults.

While I taught many years with the general classroom population, I also have much experience with bi-lingual classes, adult English as a second language, children with dyslexia, ADHD, severe-moderate autism spectrum students, NS learning disorders, cognitive delays, physical disabilities including stroke and injury recovery victims, recovery of small motor control and motivating the "unmotivated" student. Nearly all students respond and learn better if they are involved in multi-sensory processes. I can offer insights into advocacy for your IEP child from both an educator and parent's point of view.

I am also interested in bridging cultures. As a program developer and teacher ambassador of Kids to Kids International, I have presented to the American Literacy Association, National Arts Club, and several Westchester libraries. As a therapeutic educator I have presented at BOCES to Westchester schools' social workers and psychologists. I spent a month in South America where I brought U.S. student-created picture books and school supplies to schools along the Amazon river, the desert, coastal and mountain regions of Peru. I also met with ministers of education there and members of the World Bank trying to gain support for educational programs to the poor. I have also been an invited writer and presenter for Catholic Charities.

In addition to academic and special needs growth, I can offer home school arts lessons and home-bound arts and crafts visits. I am a professional development presenter for educators, parents, nurses, school social workers and psychologists. I am currently traveling to individual students within an 11 mile radius from Katonah. Re Small groups, I will travel up to 16 miles. I can meet students who are outside that circumference at: civic centers, schools, libraries and coffee shops within a 10 mile radius from Katonah.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor! My child looks forward to meeting each day"

- Katie, Danbury, CT on 12/12/13
Rosemary replied on 12/13/2013

Katie,
It is so gratifying to hear how much your son enjoys working with me. I really do enjoy his effort and personality. I am grateful to be a cog in the wheel. Thank you very much for sharing these thoughts!

"Great!!"

- Krishna, Mount Kisco, NY on 6/7/14
Rosemary replied on 6/8/2014

Thank you for sharing this Krishna. Happy and proud students is what I reach for when I work with kids. We will hope and work towards future school work continuing to be a positive and happy experience!

"Finding the light"

- Merritt, Beacon, NY on 11/18/13
Rosemary replied on 11/19/2013

Merritt it has been my pleasure to work with you and him. Nothing pleases me more than to learn about increases in confidence. You are so kind to use such generous words to describe me. Thank you very much!

"Such a wonderful and patient teacher!!!"

- Despina, Somers, NY on 9/26/13
Rosemary replied on 9/26/2013

You are so very generous to describe me so well! Thank you so very much! Don't forget how terrific you are as a student!

"Wonderful Special Needs Tutor!"

- Vita, Stamford, CT on 6/21/13
Rosemary replied on 7/24/2013

Vita,
Thank you for the privilege of keeping me on the trusted educators team, working on behalf of your daughter; it has ALWAYS been a pleasure to interact with you and her. Thank you also for your very generous comments regarding my tutoring; No matter where I go, may I always keep them in mind and live up to them!

"Patient and flexible art tutor. "

- Mariella, Cortlandt Manor, NY on 6/3/13
Rosemary replied on 6/4/2013

How very kind Mariella, thank you!

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Education

State U College Buffalo
BS in Arts and Education
College of New Rochelle (New Rochelle, NY)
Master's
English Language Institute
Other

Education

State U College Buffalo (BS in Arts and Education)

College of New Rochelle (New Rochelle, NY) (Master's)

English Language Institute (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
6 hours notice required

Small group lessons considerably reduces per person rate. For example: 1 stu.@ 1hr.: $62; 2 stu. @ 1hr: $76.0; 3 @ 1 hr: $95.00. Above rate pertains to within a 6 mile radius from Katonah.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Katonah, NY 10536

Rosemary’s Subjects

Science:
Psychology
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Rosemary’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Rosemary. View all of Rosemary’s resources

It seems this is another push where teachers would not get paid. When there is a cancellation, I lose the expected pay.  During the summer months, that may be as much as 3-400/week.  Like many tutors, my fee includes:  prep time per lesson, (20m- 1h) + travel time, and get paid only for the hours I am present with the student. I also purchase supplies often at cost to me... read more


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