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.
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