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Tammy J.

Avondale, AZ

$40/hour

Energtic, Passionate Special Education Teacher

5.0 average from 45 ratings

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Central Washington University
Special Education
Arizona State University
MEd

Education

Central Washington University (Special Education)

Arizona State University (MEd)

About Tammy

I am a certified teacher with 12 years total of teaching experience in grades 9-12 with two of those years at a charter school that also included grades 5-8. My main certification and experience is in special education; however, I tutor all students whether they have a disability or not.

I am also qualified to teach home-schooled students and students on an ESA scholarship.

As a special education teacher, I have obtained knowledge of the curriculum for all content areas (English, Math, Social Studies, and Science) in grades 5-12. Most of my experience lies in English and Math, and I am familiar and up to date with the Common Core curriculum.

My various certifications include:
-Teaching certification (secondary education)
-Highly qualified in English
-Bachelor's in Special Education (K-12) Cross Categorical
-Master's in Curriculum and Instruction in Autism Spectrum Disorder
-Certificate in Studies of Deafness

Areas of Specialization/Training:
-Reading and Writing Strategies
-Common Core Math through Algebra II
-Social Thinking Skills for individuals with Autism/Asperger's
-Executive Functioning (skills need to do one's job as a student...study skills, organization, listening, note taking, test taking skills, time management, etc.)
-300 plus hours in trainings in the area of Autism
-Master’s program include ABA coursework and training

Through my experiences, I have worked with individuals with a multitude of disabilities including individuals with Autism, Asperger's, Specific Learning Disabilities (Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Auditory and Visual Processing), ADD/ADHD, Cognitive Disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities, Traumatic Brain Injury, Visual Impairments, Speech and Language Impairments, and Hard of Hearing.

Language skills include intermediate Spanish and intermediate American Sign Language (ASL). Previously, I taught at a school that held the deaf and hard of hearing program for the district and had several students who were Deaf in my classroom.

Please note that I have a two hour cancellation policy for tutoring sessions.
I am a certified teacher with 12 years total of teaching experience in grades 9-12 with two of those years at a charter school that also included grades 5-8. My main certification and experience is in special education; however, I tutor all students whether they have a disability or not.

I am also qualified to teach home-schooled
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Avondale, AZ 85392
Background Check: Passed
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development

Approved subjects are in bold.

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ADD/ADHD

For the past 10 years, I have worked with individuals with ADD/ADHD in the public school system. Individuals with ADD/ADHD benefit from a variety of learning strategies, including shortened lesson assignments and lecturing, one on one learning, redirection, direct instruction, task analysis, repetition, and minimized distractions.

Aspergers

I have had a variety of experience and training in working with individuals with Aspergers, including providing support in the area of Social Thinking and Executive Functioning Skills. My Master's is in Curriculum and Instruction for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), which provided me with a lot of insight and strategies into the academic, social and communication areas that one with Aspergers may experience.

Autism

I have 10 years of teaching experience, a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and over 300 conference and trainings areas in the areas of ASD. I have taught and tutored many students with ASD.

Career Development

As a special education teacher in high school, I believe that high school should prepare one for his/her career goals after high school, so a lot of my lessons were career based. I taught a variety of career classes including Career Development, Career Exploration, and Transitions. In addition, I have experience helping students follow the steps for college and jobs readiness.

Dyslexia

As a high school special-education English teacher, the majority of my students had dyslexia and difficulty with reading. I have had success using numerous strategies and programs to help students with dyslexia achieve academic success.

Hard Of Hearing

A school that I taught at for 9 years had a Deaf and hard of hearing program, so we had a higher percentage of students who were hard of hearing. Often, they were placed in my classes. I am versed on best practices and strategies for students who are hard of hearing. I also have intermediate skills in American Sign Language (ASL) and have a certificate in the studies of deafness.

Special Needs

I have taught special education in the high school setting for 10 years, and have worked with students with a wide range of ability levels and disabilities. My Bachelor's Degree is in Special Education K-12, and my Master's Degree is in Instruction and Curriculum for Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Study Skills

Throughout out my ten years of teaching experience, I have taught Academic Support and 9th grade Transition classes that focus on study skills. In addition, I also embed study skill lessons within my subject curriculum.

Central Washington University
Special Education
Arizona State University
MEd

Education

Central Washington University (Special Education)

Arizona State University (MEd)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Tammy will travel within 10 miles of Avondale, AZ 85392.