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Isabela V.

Columbus, OH

$40/hr

The Logic of Learning

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The Logic of Learning

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I have a Bachelors of Science from Bowling Green State University. At one time I was certified to teach French and Political Science, or government. While I was looking for a job, I substituted in various schools in my area. At the time this was in Toledo, Ohio. The school who extended a teaching position to me was a school for the developmentally disabled. I remained in this field for the next 20 years!

I was born in the Netherlands and moved to Canada when I was eight. It was there I learned how to speak English. After that we lived in Spain, where I learned to speak Spanish fluently. We then moved to Ohio where my dad was employed as a professor by BGSU.

In college I participated in a program abroad and lived in France for a year.

I have observed many different styles of teaching both professionally and while moving around, attending many different schools. One of the problems I encountered was the failure of teachers to track how much the students were actually comprehending and the places some got lost, and as a result began having difficulty. Tests and quizzes reflect some of what a student knows but only in a general sense. Many teachers continue with their time line and do not analyze where students are losing comprehension. This is often caused by too many students enrolled in one class. Having ADD myself, I am sensitive to how others process and assimilate information I am presenting.

One aspect of learning is having to memorize seemingly useless information. I believe in demonstrating as soon as possible, the reason, the point and the plan of learning the material at hand.

Working with disabled people has taught me that there are many different ways people assimilate and process new information. Some are more heavily influenced by their existing frame of reference and may need to unlearn some things before being able to understand what is being presented to them. Others are very visual, or they concentrate best by listening, others by doing. By assessing how a particular person processes best and using this knowledge to teach new information and ensuring often that the student is at a 95% comprehension level is to be an effective teacher.

English:
ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Dutch,
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Autism,
Hard Of Hearing, Special Needs
Homeschool:
Dutch,
English, Reading, SAT Reading, Spanish, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading, GED,
SAT Reading
Corporate Training:
Dutch,
Grammar, Proofreading, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Autism

I worked in the field of developmental disabilities for over twenty years. I have worked with many forms of Autism and have been a guardian for an autistic person for 14 years. I have worked with Autism in the classroom, workshop and residential setting.

Dutch

I was born in the Netherlands. My first language is Dutch. I continue to speak Dutch whenever I speak to my family and when I go to visit relatives in Holland.

I speak and understand fluently.

GED

I have a degree in Education and student taught in a senior high school. I also substituted in junior and senior high schools for a school year and a half.

Special Needs

I have a degree in Education and 16 graduate hours of special education.

I have worked with kids and adults with developmental disabilities for over twenty years, including classroom settings.

I have a diagnosis of ADD myself and thus have a working knowledge of the learning pitfalls that challenge those with ADD.

BGSU/Ohio State
The University of Toledo
Graduate Coursework

Education

BGSU/Ohio State

The University of Toledo (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Isabela will travel within 20 miles of Columbus, OH 43202.


About Isabela

I have a Bachelors of Science from Bowling Green State University. At one time I was certified to teach French and Political Science, or government. While I was looking for a job, I substituted in various schools in my area. At the time this was in Toledo, Ohio. The school who extended a teaching position to me was a school for the developmentally disabled. I remained in this field for the next 20 years!

I was born in the Netherlands and moved to Canada when I was eight. It was there I learned how to speak English. After that we lived in Spain, where I learned to speak Spanish fluently. We then moved to Ohio where my dad was employed as a professor by BGSU.

In college I participated in a program abroad and lived in France for a year.

I have observed many different styles of teaching both professionally and while moving around, attending many different schools. One of the problems I encountered was the failure of teachers to track how much the students were actually comprehending and the places some got lost, and as a result began having difficulty. Tests and quizzes reflect some of what a student knows but only in a general sense. Many teachers continue with their time line and do not analyze where students are losing comprehension. This is often caused by too many students enrolled in one class. Having ADD myself, I am sensitive to how others process and assimilate information I am presenting.

One aspect of learning is having to memorize seemingly useless information. I believe in demonstrating as soon as possible, the reason, the point and the plan of learning the material at hand.

Working with disabled people has taught me that there are many different ways people assimilate and process new information. Some are more heavily influenced by their existing frame of reference and may need to unlearn some things before being able to understand what is being presented to them. Others are very visual, or they concentrate best by listening, others by doing. By assessing how a particular person processes best and using this knowledge to teach new information and ensuring often that the student is at a 95% comprehension level is to be an effective teacher.

Education

BGSU/Ohio State
The University of Toledo
Graduate Coursework

Education

BGSU/Ohio State

The University of Toledo (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Columbus, OH 43202

Isabela’s Subjects

English:
ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Dutch,
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Autism,
Hard Of Hearing, Special Needs
Homeschool:
Dutch,
English, Reading, SAT Reading, Spanish, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading, GED,
SAT Reading
Corporate Training:
Dutch,
Grammar, Proofreading, Spanish

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.


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