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Mara O.

Specialty: Working with children with autism & behavior issues

Seattle, WA (98177)

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I have been a teacher for the past 6 years--both regular education (elementary) and special education (preschool & elementary). I received my BA in Special Education from Gonzaga University, as well as my elementary teaching certifications. I studied Teaching as Applied Behavior Analysis at the Teachers College, where I received my MA and PhD, while teaching full time.

I learned to make moment by moment decisions regarding my students and their progress (academically, behaviorally, and socially) by being very observant about how they were progressing when I used certain strategies to teach them. In turn, this has allowed me to have a great deal of success with any child I work with. Since every child is unique and learns in a different way, being able to identify what strategies are working and which ones are not is key.

On a separate note, oftentimes I find children who struggle academically also have behavioral and motivational issues due to their difficulty in learning. For this reason, I incorporate motivational tactics into any tutoring I do as a preventative measure to ensure my students are motivated and attentive during sessions.

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Mara’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Elementary (K-6th), Reading, Study Skills
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Dyslexia, Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

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Gonzaga University

Teachers College at Columbia University (Master's)

Teachers College at Columbia University (PhD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mara will travel within 15 miles of Seattle, WA 98177.

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