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Jill M.

Bala Cynwyd, PA

$75/hr

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I could be that special tutor you have been looking for.

I have a Bachelor of Education degree from West Chester University(1983)in Special Education, and a Masters of Education from Gratz College (1998).

Proudly, I taught for the Philadelphia School District for 16 years in various Learning Support classes. Simultaneously, I taught Hebrew School and helped prepare students for their Bar and Bat Mitzvahs.

Because of a disability I had to retire early from the school district, but still have my passion for teaching.

I am highly motivating and inspiring to all my students, giving them the confidence they need to become independent, critical thinkers. I find each student's learning style and teach to his-her strength without ignoring any weakness.

Due to my highly creative teaching approach, students find lessons easy to manage, comfortable, and enjoyable.

I look forward to being your tutor.

English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Language:
Hebrew
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Aspergers, Autism, Dyslexia, Phonics,
Special Needs
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
Reading, Study Skills
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Hebrew

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.

ADD/ADHD

During my more than 20 years of teaching students with various learning disabilities, I have encountered many with ADD/ADHD. My son has ADHD. Therefore, my experience personally and professionally has helped me to become quite skilled at using behavior modification techniques to help manage students' behavior so that they can learn with the least amount of distraction.

Elementary (K-6th)

I worked in the Philadelphia School District as a Learning Support/Resource Room teacher and was also our school's special education liaison. Our school is a K - 6 Elementary school and I was fortunate to teach each grade at any given time throughout my 16 years there. Using the core curriculum, I designed my students' IEP objectives and annual goals as well as their ongoing lessons. Depending on my students' needs, I would go with him/her to the classroom and modify the lesson taught or would "pull out" my student and teach the particular lesson (subject) to his/her needs.

Hebrew

I taught Hebrew school for 20 years and teach Bar and Bat Mitzvah preparation including Torah and Haftarah blessings, trop, prayers to lead a typical service using traditional tunes.

Phonics

As a tutor, I will teach my student what is asked of me. However, when working with a 'typical' elementary or middle school student, I like to perform a diagnostic reading and/or math evaluation initially. In doing this, I have a solid baseline of where my student 'is' what are his/her strengths and weaknesses. While I think it's important to have a strong sight word vocabulary, having poor skills in phonics is often the roadblock to poor reading.

Special Needs

When I graduated and became certified in 1983 to be a special education teacher I was proficient in teaching students with both physical and/or mental handicaps

Since then, I have acquired more than 20 years of classroom experience where I worked with students of different backgrounds; ages; and disabilities including Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Spina Bifida,and Tourette's Syndrome. While each student's learning was affected by his/her disability, he/she was still able to learn.

My students all had either IEPs or 504 Service Agreements and I was a part of an important team with the parents and, very often,speech, occupational, physical therapists, etc.

During these years I continued taking classes and received my Master's degree in 1998. Afterwards, I took continuing education classes until my retirement.

Study Skills

Teaching good study skills has a few basic components that are the same at any grade level.

These components are: time management; organization; and having the necessary supplies to study. for a young student,these may include his notebook, mathbook, glue, scissors, crayons, and pencil sharpener. Most importantly, he must have the correct assignment. If this is a student who has difficulty getting assignments, then a plan has to be put in place between home and school.

For tests I teach study skills of outlining, practice testing to reduce anxiety, teaching how to budget time by making clocks, timelines, schedules, calendars.I stress the importance of a distraction free area. I have used a "white noise" machine to help provide an auditory distraction free environment. Likewise I have used 5X8 cards or rulers to have students help keep their place in textbooks.

Additionally, I have found that either yellow or blue transparent film placed over the text helps reduce visual stress while reading

For the younger grades we have set up supply boxes with all the necessary homework supplies and bell timers to manage time; I teach self monitoring skills such as check lists. I teach students to use visual and auditory clues such as color coding or graphing,when to take proper break times (chunking lessons),and stretching. I also teach the importance of good eating and sleeping habits.

WEST CHESTER UNIVRTSITY
Gratz College
Master's

Education

WEST CHESTER UNIVRTSITY

Gratz College (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jill will travel within 15 miles of Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.


About Jill

I could be that special tutor you have been looking for.

I have a Bachelor of Education degree from West Chester University(1983)in Special Education, and a Masters of Education from Gratz College (1998).

Proudly, I taught for the Philadelphia School District for 16 years in various Learning Support classes. Simultaneously, I taught Hebrew School and helped prepare students for their Bar and Bat Mitzvahs.

Because of a disability I had to retire early from the school district, but still have my passion for teaching.

I am highly motivating and inspiring to all my students, giving them the confidence they need to become independent, critical thinkers. I find each student's learning style and teach to his-her strength without ignoring any weakness.

Due to my highly creative teaching approach, students find lessons easy to manage, comfortable, and enjoyable.

I look forward to being your tutor.

Education

WEST CHESTER UNIVRTSITY
Gratz College
Master's

Education

WEST CHESTER UNIVRTSITY

Gratz College (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Jill’s Subjects

English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Language:
Hebrew
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Aspergers, Autism, Dyslexia, Phonics,
Special Needs
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
Reading, Study Skills
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Hebrew

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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