As a highly trained special educator, I am equipped with training in methods and strategies to use to help students with ADHD. I use several practices such as small attainable goals, games and especially engaging activities, and incentives for learning. It also requires patience because you may have to explain the same concept multiple times from multiple angles, and I know how to do that.
I have done work with students with Aspergers disorder. Several of my special education students have communication disorders, and a good tutor will understand that Aspergers does not have to do with the student's intellect, but rather their ability to use receptive and communicative skills to learn. Visual activities are very useful to students with Aspergers. I also have experience working with adults with Aspergers.
I have studied some applied behavior analysis so I have skills that will allow me to teach students with autism using repetitive learning and behavior modification. I keep my lessons very visual for students who have autism and relate everything to a students interests.
When teaching a child with dyslexia, you have to pay close attention to the mistake patterns in their reading. It's not random. Once I have observed what letters and words may be confusing, I can help to correct the errors in a way the student will understand.
I have a K-6 education degree and have taught special and regular education before so I am qualified to teach K-6 students. I look forward to working with your student!
Teaching elementary science can include some pretty fun hands on activities and games, and the more fun you can make it for a child, the more they will retain.
I have been through several ESL courses as an undergraduate as part of my teaching program. I also have been communicating with people from all over the world and helping them understand our difficult language. English is full of idioms and irregular rules that make it very difficult to learn as a second language. When I teach ESL, I break everything down to be understood.
I am a current Mac user and lover. I can help with using the computer, iPod, iPhone, and iPad. It is an intuitive system that will allow you to multitask and organize your life and I can teach you how to use it to your advantage.
I am a longtime Windows user. Until recently, I used all forms of Windows including 95, 98, 2000, XP, Vista, and 7. I am also skilled in the Microsoft Office suite, so if you need help in that, I'm there for you as well.
Phonics is an essential foundation for literacy development. As an undergraduate in a teacher education program, I took classes all about phonics. Phonics is rarely useful on its own, so I will teach your student phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension where needed based on their current skills. These five components must all be strong in order for strong reading skills to be possible.
I play poker online and have played in casinos as well. I usually do really well. A lot of it is patience. I am most familiar with Texas Hold'Em, Stud, Stud Hi/Lo, and Five Card. I can teach you the rules and strategies of play as well as betting.
I have taken and passed on first try with flying colors the following PRAXIS series tests:
Praxis I PPST
Elementary Education: Content Knowledge
Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Education of Exceptional Students: Core Content Knowledge
I have received my certification in teaching and have taught for a year and a half. I have some supplies for studying, particularly for the PRAXIS I PPST exam.
Public speaking is a difficult skill for most people to master. The most important thing is to be genuine in what you are saying. I have taught for several years, which involves speaking in front of several of the most critical audience members: kids! I also have facilitated and given presentations in front of adults in groups as large as 300 to 400 people. I can help you prepare your presentation and make it comfortable to give.
I have a special education degree, as well as a K-6 education degree. I have taught special education before so I am fully qualified to work with special needs students.
Being organized is the first step to maintaining excellent study habits. I have experience teaching children how to keep track of academic goals as well as defining personal goals. Prioritizing, planning, and time management are all skills that are incorporated in study skills.