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Anisha A.

Irving, TX

$40/hr

Let's Read Radically and Discover Purpose

Usually responds in about 21 hours

Let's Read Radically and Discover Purpose

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I am a graduate of Texas A&M Commerce, with a BA in English and a MED in Special Education. During my internship, I taught resource reading and remedial math. While completing graduate school I worked as a teacher’s aide assisting with Biology, History, and Math subjects. I have completed more than 26 hours of Elementary Education courses. I also assisted in teaching and planning for the Life Skills class. This class included students with autism and visual impairments. This class, for me, was the most challenging and enjoyable for me. I had the pleasure of successfully teaching one of the autistic students how to read using the Edmark Reading Program in an eight-week period.

As a new teacher, I have found that teaching is a process that occurs to form and facilitate an atmosphere of understanding and applying new information. Before I could begin the formation and facilitating of an environment worthy of learning, I set my mind on one principle that is the foundation of my teaching belief. That principle is that every student is capable of learning. Their capability will be nurtured and driven by my willingness to use every strategy possible to make the subject easily accessible, applicable and enjoyable. I am more than equipped to help with your learning needs.

Testimonials

"Very patient"

- Melanee, Euless, TX on 5/12/13

"Wonderful tutor"

- Diondria , Lancaster, TX on 7/15/12
Math:
Algebra 1
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature,
Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Autism,
Dyslexia,
Special Needs
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading,
SAT Reading,
Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

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.

Autism

I currently work in a Life Skills classroom that consist of 12 student, 7 are autistic. I am well aware of their behavioral tendencies, need for consistency and patterns as well as sensitivities to some sounds, touch, and specific stimuli. A very structured, focused, motivation driven and visual oriented plan is needed for students with autism.

Dyslexia

I have over three years experience working with students who have been diagnosed with dyslexia, dysgraphia, as well as ADHD. These are the ideals I put into practice as I teach and develop a system of learning for a student with these struggles.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have over 36 undergraduate and graduate hours in elementary education including reading, math, special education and science. I implement many strategies that help students better understand the benchmarks required in each grade level. For instance, I use a collage strategy to help students build vocabulary and knowledge of letter sounds. Manipulatives are used to build mathematical foundation through hands-on activities. Experiments exploring motion and force create a great early introduction into Science. Each of these methods create a atmosphere that allows my students to begin their school year with confidence.

Literature

As an English major I studied Multi-Ethnic American Literature, Children's Literature, African-American Literature, Adolescent Literature and American Novels After WWI. During my studies I analyzed the work of authors such as Julia Alvarez, F. Scott Fitzgerald and W.E.B Dubois. Much of my analytical skills was built through discussion, writing and defining the difficult portions of texts. Each of these skills can be fostered through time spent reading various works.

Reading

Phonics is the foundation of words and words are the foundation of reading. At the core of phonics students are able to notice, differentiate, and manipulate sounds — from sounds of words to sounds of individual phonemes. Phonemes are the smallest units of sounds in a word. Students will learn consonant, short vowels, word families and blends to name a few.

SAT Reading

Reading Comprehension (also known as Critical Reading) questions test your ability to understand a passage and answer questions on the basis of what is stated and implied in the passage. Identifying the main idea of the passage and appreciate features such as the author's tone and attitude as well as the organization of the passage is the goal and strategy used in tutoring.

Passages on the SAT vary in length from short paragraphs that take 3 minutes to read and answer two questions, to ones that take 15 minutes to read and answer 13 questions. The tips I use allow you to pace and use time to your advantage.

Special Needs

As a graduate student of Special Education, I was educated about disabilities such as autism, dyslexia, Aspergers and Downs Syndrome. As a teacher's aide during my graduate studies, I assisted and taught students with blindness, autism and deafness. I was able to use various strategies to help these students read and prepare for the state standard exam.

Study Skills

As a notetaker for disability services as an undergrad, I learned that notetaking was almost an art. It requires knowledge of shorthand and identifying what's important. As someone with dyslexia, I have perfected scanning, skim and annotation as a part of reading. These are only a few things, of many, I know about study skills. I will tailor a plan from environment setting to strategy for your study needs.

Texas A&M, Commerce
English
Texas A&M Commerce - Coursework completed
MEd
Texas Educators Certificate SpEd EC-12
Other

Education

Texas A&M, Commerce (English)

Texas A&M Commerce - Coursework completed (MEd)

Texas Educators Certificate SpEd EC-12 (Other)

Very patient — My daughter can be a handful, but Anisha has always been very patient with her. She is punctual and very reliable. My daughter's reading and focus has really improved since she started tutoring and we are happy with the job Anisha is doing with her. ...

— Melanee, Euless, TX on 5/12/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Travel policy

Anisha will travel within 21 miles of Irving, TX 75062.


About Anisha

I am a graduate of Texas A&M Commerce, with a BA in English and a MED in Special Education. During my internship, I taught resource reading and remedial math. While completing graduate school I worked as a teacher’s aide assisting with Biology, History, and Math subjects. I have completed more than 26 hours of Elementary Education courses. I also assisted in teaching and planning for the Life Skills class. This class included students with autism and visual impairments. This class, for me, was the most challenging and enjoyable for me. I had the pleasure of successfully teaching one of the autistic students how to read using the Edmark Reading Program in an eight-week period.

As a new teacher, I have found that teaching is a process that occurs to form and facilitate an atmosphere of understanding and applying new information. Before I could begin the formation and facilitating of an environment worthy of learning, I set my mind on one principle that is the foundation of my teaching belief. That principle is that every student is capable of learning. Their capability will be nurtured and driven by my willingness to use every strategy possible to make the subject easily accessible, applicable and enjoyable. I am more than equipped to help with your learning needs.

Testimonials

"Very patient"

- Melanee, Euless, TX on 5/12/13

"Wonderful tutor"

- Diondria , Lancaster, TX on 7/15/12

Education

Texas A&M, Commerce
English
Texas A&M Commerce - Coursework completed
MEd
Texas Educators Certificate SpEd EC-12
Other

Education

Texas A&M, Commerce (English)

Texas A&M Commerce - Coursework completed (MEd)

Texas Educators Certificate SpEd EC-12 (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
36 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 21 miles of Irving, TX 75062

Anisha’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature,
Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Autism,
Dyslexia,
Special Needs
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading,
SAT Reading,
Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

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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