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Calif. Sch. of Professional Psychology (PhD)
I am a retired psychologist who worked with children and youth with learning handicaps for 20 years. I was also a special education teacher for 14 years. Most recently I was employed by a high school as a special education teacher in self-contained Algebra and Geometry classes for ED/LD youth. In addition, I have taught or been a tutor for Pre-Algebra, US/VA History and Government, English, Biology, Earth Science, Active Physics, and Law in Action/
I am a licensed teacher in Virginia and Arizona. I am a retired psychologist who worked with children and youth with learning handicaps for 20 years. I was also a special education teacher for 14 years. Most recently I was employed by a high school as a special education teacher in self-contained Algebra and Read more
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Mr. G. took the time to put my daughter through a series of steps which allowed him to evaluate her learning problems in a way no one has ever tried or taken the time to do before, in private or public school. We can hardly wait for our next tutoring session to learn more strategies from Mr. G.
5/7/2014 Mr. G. has a lot of past experiences to bring to the tutoring table. My daughter has, or had, very poor study habits. After only 4 sessions with Mr. G. her English teacher is raving about the change in my daughter's homework and class participation. My daughter said her teacher came to her with shock and stated "You have an A in my class and I'm not talking about a crappy A, you have a very strong A in my class." I have also noticed a difference in her attitude about homework; she studies without being asked and hasn't used the words, "I don't have any homework" since starting her lessons with Mr. G. My daughter looks forward to her sessions and has bragged about her tutor to her friends. Mr. G. has also given me some advice in dealing with a special needs family member; his past experiences have been very appreciated in this area. I really liked Mr. G's profile and he has surpassed all my expectations and then some. My daughter says "Mr. G. really understands me."
10/21/2014 Mr G. has not only helped my daughter with organizational skills and study habits, but Mr. G's experience has helped to diagnose my daughter's vision and reading problems. My daughter has complained about double vision since kindergarten; she has been to the eye doctors at least 20 times but I was always told she has 20/20 vision. Mr. G told me my daughter may have Dyslexia and convergence issues. He suggested I take her to an ophthalmologist that specializes in pediatrics. My daughter was then diagnosed with severe convergence problems meaning her eyes don't work together, causing double vision. This condition is magnified by long hours on the computer, causing her headaches (she had an MRI for severe headaches earlier this year). Due to Mr G.'s knowledge and recommendations, my daughter is starting to get the accommodations she needs: large print text, paper vs. computer assignments, breaks from the computer. My daughter was able to finish her Economics assignment in record time on paper.
Mr. G is very knowledgeable and patient when working with our son. Our son is now more confident when trying to complete his math homework without constant coaching. We are very thankful to have found a tutor with his expertise.
Rick helps our son and has been a Godsend to him and our family. He is patient and helpful.
He provides instruction and is an "organizational" coach as well. I cannot say enough good things.
I cant say enough good things about Mr. G! Not only has he had a huge impact on improving our sons academic success, he has proved to be an invaluable resource for our entire family. We have learned so much from his words of encouragement and advice. Mr. G has vast knowledge and experience in working with teenagers who need help with learning a different way to learn. Thank you.
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I provide study and organizational skills, and life skills coaching. I have taught the ADD/ADHD student at both the middle, and high school levels for over 14 years. I am licensed in Virginia and Arizona to teach youth with these problems. Finally, as a psychotherapist, I provided clinical services to youth and young adults with these problems for over 20 years.
I have been a Special Education teacher at the middle and high school levels for the past 14 years. My primary certification area is students with severe emotional disorders. This teaching has most often taken place in either self-contained schools or center programs inside larger schools. The most recent placement was Cedar Lane High School. Cedar is one of 2 self-contained schools Fairfax County has created to serve its students with severe emotional problems. Thus it was the setting utilized for Aspergers and other high functioning autistic students who could not be dealt with in the general education setting.
I am a certified special education teacher K-12 in both Virginia and Arizona, licensed to teach students with Emotional Disabilities and Learning Disorders
I have been a classroom teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools since 1999. During that time I have prepared students for the 8th grade math and social studies SOLs, as well as Algebra I, Geometry, Biology, U.S. History and World History. During the last year I taught in Arizona where I prepared special education students for their state High School Math exam.
I am Licensed in Virginia as a Special Education Teacher for K-12 students who suffer Learning Disabilities and Severe Emotional Disabilities. I have been teaching since 1999 in self-contained,
ED/LD facilities for Fairfax County Public Schools. I worked for 4 years at Herndon Center where I taught Pre-Algebra, U.S History, and Basic Skills. I have now been at Cedar Lane Center for the last 6 years. There I am Chairman of the Social Studies department, and teach US/VA History and Government, World History, Street Law, and SAT prep. I have been a tutor for the County for 7 years, and tutored in Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and II, Biology, Earth Science, World History, and US/VA History.
Study skills and organizational skills are regularly taught by Special Education Teachers. This is especially true for those of us who teach students labeled EDLD. One of the core differences in teaching special education is the necessity of providing direct instruction in how to be a successful student. A large proportion of the students who are given these labels suffer from some form Executive Function disorders. By definition this means they have considerable difficulty with any activity requiring organization or sequencing. Thus, it has been a necessity that I provided such direct instruction throughout my career as a Special Education Teacher certified to teach K-12 emotionally disturbed and/or learning disabled students.
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