As a college student with three undergraduate degrees, and more than 450 credit hours, I am very familiar with the struggles of achieving in coursework when the material is not taught in a way that is easy to understand. Not all individuals learn the same way. I use multi-modality teaching for this reason. I personally know the struggles of getting through coursework with learning disabilities while maintaining competitive grades. This requires unique and creative "work arounds", using the student's existing experiential knowledge in other areas to build a foundation in the area of difficulty. For example, if a student has a passion for chemistry but struggles in reading, I can use the fundamental principles of the scientific method to help the student improve reading skills. Some students require visual learning tools or audio recordings of texts, while other's require better organization and study skills. I can help provide those materials. I also have tools for dyslexia and dysgraphia (both eye problems not "brain" problems).
I have a background in health care working with ADD/ADHD, ASD (Aspergers & Autism Spectrum), as well as other developmentally disabled adults and children. I have worked with gifted and twice exceptional children and adults. I have some community college teaching experience. I also have completed some coursework in education and graduate-level counseling courses. I can help students work through test anxiety, motivation and, attention problems. I also have experience with the student whose attention gets hijacked by lack of interest in a subject. If you want someone whom is fun, energetic, and creative to assist you or a child, I can help. I have excellent references upon request.
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