I have worked with children in a number of settings for twenty five years. I taught elementary special education in California and middle school special education students in Seattle for three years. Most of my professional experience with children has been as a family therapist. I worked as a tutor for children of military families for two years in the United States, Europe and Korea. I have a calming influence on children who are anxious about interacting with new people, or have fears associated with school work. I work mostly with basic reading and math skills. My goal for the first few sessions is to determine a child's level of functioning and build from there. Communication with parents about a child's learning history and any ideas as to why there is difficulty learning is an essential part of the the process. I encourage questions from parents at any time and enjoy 'coaching' parents in ways they might be more effective in helping a child experience success in school. I welcome questions prior to the first session if that will help you decide whether I am the best match for you and your child.
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