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Hi, my name is Kelly Greene. I am not just a color. Yes, I have been a respected tutor and certified Educational Therapist in Richmond, VA for over twenty years. I began my education at the College of William and Mary with a B.S. in Psychology. After interning at Eastern State Mental Hospital in the children’s ward, I went on to receive my Master’s degree in Special Education with endorsements in emotional disturbance and learning disabilities. Beginning my career as a Mental Health Technician at Cumberland Hospital and then working as an Activities Therapist and Special Education teacher, I received a variety of experiences and training opportunities. In 1988, I landed a job in Chesterfield County as an elementary school resource teacher with learning disabled students. The next year I taught a self-contained learning disabled class at Hopkins Elementary. There I received training in the Herman Method for Reversing Reading Failure and the Boys Town Behavioral Model. Deciding to stay home with my children, I started my own tutoring and testing business. I took outside courses in reading and writing (Writing Road to Reading and the Institute for Excellence in Writing). During that journey, I also taught at a private school and home educated several students besides my own. I was asked to teach home school classes at several private academies and in people’s homes. In 2000, I began the first level of training with the National Institute of Learning Development (NILD). In subsequent years, I took Level I and Basic Training in Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment. After two more levels of NILD training, I became a certified Educational Therapist. I was then asked by NILD to complete the Rx for Discovery Reading Program. I have had numerous educational therapy students both privately and at a Christian school. At Heritage Christian Academy, I taught English, Latin I and Educational Therapy/Study Skills. In October 2007, I accepted a full time teaching position with Hallmark Youthcare, a residential treatment facility for at-risk youth. I went part-time in 2008 as the reading specialist. I now work on a per need basis as the educational diagnostician at Hallmark. Currently I have numerous tutoring students as well as Educational Therapy students. I have also home educated several students and also work as a trainer with Learning Rx. I believe every child can learn. With cognitive training and intervention through intense, mediated instruction, a student’s patterns of learning and educational weaknesses can be remediated.
I am a certified VA teacher in special education. I have taught ADD/ADHD students for almost thirty years. I have certifications in Educational Therapy and Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment.
Currently, I have several Algebra I students. Math is a state of mind. If a student has basic skills under their belt, Algebra is a natural progression. If they need basic skills, I am here to help! I also have a few tricks up my sleeve to assist with study skills and cognitive training. Algebra requires thinking skills, and I can teach your student how to think. Whether your child needs remedial help or just homework help, I am here to help.
I have a Masters in special education which requires course work in developmental disabilities. For many years, I have worked at psychiatric and acute care facilities where I had a case load of autistic and Asperger's patients/students. One of my current clients has Asperger's and his mother wrote my featured review. I have also attended numerous seminars and conferences on developmental disabilities where I received CEU's for the workshops.
Having taken two classes at the community college, I feel I have a grasp on this subject. I passed both classes with A+ averages. I took two classes entitled Introduction to the Criminal Justice System and The Juvenile Justice System. Currently, I work part-time at a residential treatment facility in Richmond, VA. I have also been a mentor and an in-home counselor within the VA justice system. With these positions, I attended meetings with social workers and officers of the justice system. I also remained in close contact with various employees of the justice system.
Currently I have a Master's in Education/Learning Disabilities endorsement. I have worked with learning disabled students since 1984. I have numerous certifications and constantly read and take courses to keep my certification current.
I am certified in special education and have been working with elementary students for over 20 years. I taught elementary school LD self-contained for several years and gifted and talented for several years.
English, including reading, writing and grammar are my loves. I have taught independent classes in English from elementary through high school. I have also taught English in private schools and in tutoring sessions.
I am certified in a number of reading programs, which all include phonics. I have several Orton-Gillingham programs I use on a regular basis. I have taught these programs in the classroom and through individual tutoring for over twenty years. My Learning Disabilities coursework included many phonics elements and manipulation of sound and phonics.
Currently I have a Masters in Education and have continued to take classes to keep my VA Teaching Certificate current. I originally took the MAT to get into graduate school. When I completed requirements for my license, I took the NTE (National Teachers Exam) and passed with flying colors. I have tutored many students on the Praxis prior to joining WyzAnt. These students often called and told me they had passed.
As a special education teacher in Chesterfield County, I received training in the Herman Method for reversing reading failure. This is an Orton-Gillingham method. After this I obtained training in Writing Road to Reading and the Blue Book Method. I have used these methods for private tutoring as well as group reading sessions. In the past several years, I have worked as a reading specialist at Hallmark Youthcare.
For many years I have taught study skills and writing. I have had numerous courses on writing and the teaching of writing. I use materials from The Institute of Excellence in Writing (IEW). I also have had success in raising the scores of students taking standardized tests. Students have returned to me over the years and thanked me for giving them a proven method for writing.
I am certified or have had the recommended course work to teach study skills. SOLs are just an extension of study skills in a particular subject area. I currently administer SOLs to middle and high school students for many different VA counties and cities at Hallmark Youthcare (a residential juvenile treatment facility with an in-house school program).
Currently I am certified in Emotional Disturbance and Learning Disabilities. I hold a current VA teacher's license. I also have a Masters in Education. Since 1982 I have worked with special needs students in a variety of settings from private hospitals to public schools. I am also certified by the National Institute for Learning Differences. My experiences range from working with the severe and profound to gifted children with learning disabilities.
In 1992, I worked for Dr. Karen Rooney and was trained in her study skills methods in the Richmond, VA area. Since that time, I have assisted numerous students in learning how to use strategies to study for classes and take tests. I have also been trained by Learning Rx and know many of their learning methods that incorporate study skills. I have taught several study skills classes in private schools.
Excellent Tutor — Kelly has been a huge asset to my (10th grade) daughter's study and homework habits. She has taken the time to work closely with my daughter to better understand her needs and work with her to build better working habits. She helped my daughter deal with short term deadlines in order to improve her grades. Kelly has a very positive and friendly personality and could identify with my daughter's ...
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