Search

Veronica S.

Certified Special Educator and Homeschool teacher Available!

Certified Special Educator and Homeschool teacher Available!

$55/hour

  • 854 hours tutoring

  • Glendale, AZ 85302

About Veronica


Bio

I am passionate about teaching, energetic, enthusiastic, and like to get those around me swept up into the excitement about learning! I have been working in the field of education in various aspects for 25+ years! I began in education as a teachers assistant in in a special education setting in 1991 and continued as a support staff, being promoted to Therapy Assistant for VOC department, OT/PT department and finally the ADL department. I made the decision to return to college an obtain my...

I am passionate about teaching, energetic, enthusiastic, and like to get those around me swept up into the excitement about learning! I have been working in the field of education in various aspects for 25+ years! I began in education as a teachers assistant in in a special education setting in 1991 and continued as a support staff, being promoted to Therapy Assistant for VOC department, OT/PT department and finally the ADL department. I made the decision to return to college an obtain my degree and graduated in 2007 from Grand Canyon University with a dual degree: BS E.Ed and BS in Sp.Ed.

I know that there are many different types of learners and no two learners should be expected to 'get it' the same way. I have taken various trainings (curriculum based, Kagan, WFTB, Fundmentals, Thinking Maps, etc), on how to reach the various learning styles, and consider it my greatest gift to seek out what specific learning style will help each student get that 'light bulb' moment. I absolutely live for that moment that the light bulb goes on and the excitement that ensues forth from that.

I also take very personally the need for each learner to have the gift of confidence installed into them. Sometimes the greatest barrier between understanding and a learner can be their own lack of believing in themselves. I believe that it is extremely important to inject each learner with a belief in themselves and their abilities to learn, grow, succeed, and reach their academic goals. You can do it! Let me show you how.

I look forward to having the privilege to work with you!

I am also available in a virtual setting to meet the needs of all the different modality of learners!


Education

GCU
Sp.Ed E.ed
GCU
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $55
  • Rate details: Rates will be adjusted for families seeking tutoring for multiple students.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Glendale, AZ 85302
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/8/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Loading...

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat


Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL, Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a current Certified Special Education Teacher/ Cross Category and I am K-8 Regular Education Certified and K-12 Special Education Certified. I have had the great joy of working in the field of education for over 20 years. I have worked with some of the best curriculum as well as in situations where the curriculum was lacking and had to create lessons from scratch. I believe that it is the teachers job to ensure that all the lessons are engaging and interesting enough to captivate the learners attention. We live in a day of technology that is so far advanced from when we were children, and this challenge for teachers is to look forward to the types of jobs and challenges today's students would face in their future. I believe in using the great myriad of technology available to us to teach. I use iPad apps, internet resources, videos, and teach my students to research what they don't understand on various tools. Of course, we must be active readers in order to use all the rich data resources that are available to us out there, so creating a love for reading and an interest in research are always a part of my lessons.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have a current Elementary Education Certification, as well as a Special Education certification. I believe that there are many ways to climb up the math mountain and we need to allow our students and children to conquer that mountain in the best way that they know how. It is important to allow the process of learning math to be rich with experimentation and lots of sharing ideas. I like to have my students share their ways of coming up with their answer and believe that each child has a creative way of learning that should not be stifled. I am big on "Ignition Cognition" approach to learning and have seen kindergarteners able to incorporate algebra into their math learning without the fears that often come from introducing it. I love also incorporating the use of songs, movement, rhymes and chants to help students remember some of those challenging concepts.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

There are strategic and purposeful ways to introduce writing and letter formation. I have been trained in the Wilson's Literacy Program and used the foundations letter formation for teaching early handwriting. I have the curriculum and materials (visuals etc) to help students understand the placement of letters and the 'verbal guidelines' necessary to assist with all the steps of forming each letter. Letters always go from top to bottom. I have seen great success with handwriting using this beginning writing program. I am also familiar with "Handwriting Without Tears" as an educator and a parent. There are tools, songs, and strategies that help with handwriting success.
Phonics,

Phonics

I am a current certified Special Education K-12 and K-8 General Education teacher. I taught kindergarten/first grade for 5 years and have experience in early reading skills, phonics, phonetics, learning phonemes. Early reading is such a critical element in the learners entire educational experience. I have spent many of my lessons working with struggling learners who just were not able to grasp the concept of early phonetic skills, which challenged me to find ways to help them acquire the much needed skills. I believe in using songs, movement, rhymes, games and rich literature to not only install a great love of words, books, and learning, but to develop an excitement and confidence of phonics skills that will sprout into a full fledged reader! Using word blends, word families, and manipulatives to create words and change around the sounds can help learners with phonics. There are great and engaging iPad apps for increasing speed and fluency with phonics that I bring to the table for my students.
Reading,

Reading

I have been working with struggling readers for over 10 years. I have used various curriculum and programs to support and encourage successful reading. I believe in utilizing many modalities of learning to incorporate successful reading strategies and the successes that are achieved make the use of various modalities worth it! I take a very systematic approach to getting those basic phonetic and sight word skills in place.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Current Certified Teacher who has been helping students with different ways to organize their thoughts and study to improve their learning outside of the classroom. Different children will utilize a different modality to study. Some may need to have engaging videos or songs to incorporate the learning deeper into the memory, while others will experience success with the use of color coding and highlighting the materials that are being studied. I consider it my skill to determine the type of learner that my students are to better help them develop successful study skills.
Grammar, Vocabulary

English

Reading,

Reading

I have been working with struggling readers for over 10 years. I have used various curriculum and programs to support and encourage successful reading. I believe in utilizing many modalities of learning to incorporate successful reading strategies and the successes that are achieved make the use of various modalities worth it! I take a very systematic approach to getting those basic phonetic and sight word skills in place.
Writing,

Writing

Writing can be such a diverse and abstract concept to teach, especially at an elementary level. I have found some unique and engaging ways to methodically teach writing to the even the most challenged learner!
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a current Certified Special Education Teacher/ Cross Category and I am K-8 Regular Education Certified and K-12 Special Education Certified. I have had the great joy of working in the field of education for over 20 years. I have worked with some of the best curriculum as well as in situations where the curriculum was lacking and had to create lessons from scratch. I believe that it is the teachers job to ensure that all the lessons are engaging and interesting enough to captivate the learners attention. We live in a day of technology that is so far advanced from when we were children, and this challenge for teachers is to look forward to the types of jobs and challenges today's students would face in their future. I believe in using the great myriad of technology available to us to teach. I use iPad apps, internet resources, videos, and teach my students to research what they don't understand on various tools. Of course, we must be active readers in order to use all the rich data resources that are available to us out there, so creating a love for reading and an interest in research are always a part of my lessons.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

There are strategic and purposeful ways to introduce writing and letter formation. I have been trained in the Wilson's Literacy Program and used the foundations letter formation for teaching early handwriting. I have the curriculum and materials (visuals etc) to help students understand the placement of letters and the 'verbal guidelines' necessary to assist with all the steps of forming each letter. Letters always go from top to bottom. I have seen great success with handwriting using this beginning writing program. I am also familiar with "Handwriting Without Tears" as an educator and a parent. There are tools, songs, and strategies that help with handwriting success.
Reading,

Reading

I have been working with struggling readers for over 10 years. I have used various curriculum and programs to support and encourage successful reading. I believe in utilizing many modalities of learning to incorporate successful reading strategies and the successes that are achieved make the use of various modalities worth it! I take a very systematic approach to getting those basic phonetic and sight word skills in place.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Current Certified Teacher who has been helping students with different ways to organize their thoughts and study to improve their learning outside of the classroom. Different children will utilize a different modality to study. Some may need to have engaging videos or songs to incorporate the learning deeper into the memory, while others will experience success with the use of color coding and highlighting the materials that are being studied. I consider it my skill to determine the type of learner that my students are to better help them develop successful study skills.
Writing,

Writing

Writing can be such a diverse and abstract concept to teach, especially at an elementary level. I have found some unique and engaging ways to methodically teach writing to the even the most challenged learner!
ESL/ESOL

Language

Sign Language,

Sign Language

I have worked in the field of special education for over 20 years. While I am not fluent in sign language, I am educated and trained on using it to communicate with elementary education students, as well as toddlers. I have a vocabulary of over 200 words. I have successfully communicated with ASD children and toddlers in a special education setting. I have several resources that I use, and have taken the "My Baby Can Sign" program and utilized it in our home with my own child.
ESL/ESOL

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a current Certified Special Education Teacher/ Cross Category and I am K-8 Regular Education Certified and K-12 Special Education Certified. I have had the great joy of working in the field of education for over 20 years. I have worked with some of the best curriculum as well as in situations where the curriculum was lacking and had to create lessons from scratch. I believe that it is the teachers job to ensure that all the lessons are engaging and interesting enough to captivate the learners attention. We live in a day of technology that is so far advanced from when we were children, and this challenge for teachers is to look forward to the types of jobs and challenges today's students would face in their future. I believe in using the great myriad of technology available to us to teach. I use iPad apps, internet resources, videos, and teach my students to research what they don't understand on various tools. Of course, we must be active readers in order to use all the rich data resources that are available to us out there, so creating a love for reading and an interest in research are always a part of my lessons.
Reading,

Reading

I have been working with struggling readers for over 10 years. I have used various curriculum and programs to support and encourage successful reading. I believe in utilizing many modalities of learning to incorporate successful reading strategies and the successes that are achieved make the use of various modalities worth it! I take a very systematic approach to getting those basic phonetic and sight word skills in place.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Current Certified Teacher who has been helping students with different ways to organize their thoughts and study to improve their learning outside of the classroom. Different children will utilize a different modality to study. Some may need to have engaging videos or songs to incorporate the learning deeper into the memory, while others will experience success with the use of color coding and highlighting the materials that are being studied. I consider it my skill to determine the type of learner that my students are to better help them develop successful study skills.
Writing,

Writing

Writing can be such a diverse and abstract concept to teach, especially at an elementary level. I have found some unique and engaging ways to methodically teach writing to the even the most challenged learner!
ESL/ESOL

Other

Sign Language,

Sign Language

I have worked in the field of special education for over 20 years. While I am not fluent in sign language, I am educated and trained on using it to communicate with elementary education students, as well as toddlers. I have a vocabulary of over 200 words. I have successfully communicated with ASD children and toddlers in a special education setting. I have several resources that I use, and have taken the "My Baby Can Sign" program and utilized it in our home with my own child.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Current Certified Teacher who has been helping students with different ways to organize their thoughts and study to improve their learning outside of the classroom. Different children will utilize a different modality to study. Some may need to have engaging videos or songs to incorporate the learning deeper into the memory, while others will experience success with the use of color coding and highlighting the materials that are being studied. I consider it my skill to determine the type of learner that my students are to better help them develop successful study skills.
ESL/ESOL

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I am a certified Special Education Teacher, and have had many years of working with kiddos who struggle with attention and focus. I use a variety of techniques to empower the student to gain the ability to improve their focus to learn and grow. My goal is to provide the learner with tools, skills, and confidence that they CAN succeed.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I am a current Certified Special Education Teacher/ Cross Category. I have worked directly with a wide range of ability levels i a structured Autism classroom. I have a broad repertoire of tools and resources that have proven to be useful and helpful for students on the spectrum. Utilizing BoardMaker picture cards to help the transitional issues, and to help motivate and maximize control over their own schedule and routine! I have worked with SLP's, OT's, and PT's in an academic setting incorporating some of the rich tools and ideas that they bring to the table as well. I have seen the benefit of "Social Stories" to help with the ability to 'relate' to a situation that they haven't had any exposure or experience in currently. I have worked in a school setting using the TEACCH approach and am familiar with the ABA approach as well. I have always believed that there is a giftedness to discover within this child that will amaze and inspire!
Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

Teaching students with dyslexia isn't very different from teaching English language learners and students with learning disabilities. It is important to implement visual cues, use of varying modalities and approaches to reach the various learning styles of students. I have worked with struggling learners for more than 20 years. In my experience with dyslexia I have utilized websites, ipad apps, use of text-to-speech programs, and Wilson to increase the success and confidence of my students.
Phonics,

Phonics

I am a current certified Special Education K-12 and K-8 General Education teacher. I taught kindergarten/first grade for 5 years and have experience in early reading skills, phonics, phonetics, learning phonemes. Early reading is such a critical element in the learners entire educational experience. I have spent many of my lessons working with struggling learners who just were not able to grasp the concept of early phonetic skills, which challenged me to find ways to help them acquire the much needed skills. I believe in using songs, movement, rhymes, games and rich literature to not only install a great love of words, books, and learning, but to develop an excitement and confidence of phonics skills that will sprout into a full fledged reader! Using word blends, word families, and manipulatives to create words and change around the sounds can help learners with phonics. There are great and engaging iPad apps for increasing speed and fluency with phonics that I bring to the table for my students.
Sign Language,

Sign Language

I have worked in the field of special education for over 20 years. While I am not fluent in sign language, I am educated and trained on using it to communicate with elementary education students, as well as toddlers. I have a vocabulary of over 200 words. I have successfully communicated with ASD children and toddlers in a special education setting. I have several resources that I use, and have taken the "My Baby Can Sign" program and utilized it in our home with my own child.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

I have a current special education certification available. I have worked in the field of special education for over 20 years in various settings. I have worked cross-categorical and have had experience with all different ability levels. I have had the honor of seeing a wide variety of programs and resources used over my employment and educational history. I believe that each child has an area of great gifting and it takes that teacher or parent who is driven to find it. One of my job duties has always been to be a personal cheer leader for my students. Most of the challenges students need to overcome, is the negative self-image they develop from a system that tells them "they can't". I believe "they CAN". It is a great passion for me to see my students driven to the place of great success and accomplishments that overflow into their belief that they can be successful!
Study Skills

Study Skills

Current Certified Teacher who has been helping students with different ways to organize their thoughts and study to improve their learning outside of the classroom. Different children will utilize a different modality to study. Some may need to have engaging videos or songs to incorporate the learning deeper into the memory, while others will experience success with the use of color coding and highlighting the materials that are being studied. I consider it my skill to determine the type of learner that my students are to better help them develop successful study skills.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a current Certified Special Education Teacher/ Cross Category and I am K-8 Regular Education Certified and K-12 Special Education Certified. I have had the great joy of working in the field of education for over 20 years. I have worked with some of the best curriculum as well as in situations where the curriculum was lacking and had to create lessons from scratch. I believe that it is the teachers job to ensure that all the lessons are engaging and interesting enough to captivate the learners attention. We live in a day of technology that is so far advanced from when we were children, and this challenge for teachers is to look forward to the types of jobs and challenges today's students would face in their future. I believe in using the great myriad of technology available to us to teach. I use iPad apps, internet resources, videos, and teach my students to research what they don't understand on various tools. Of course, we must be active readers in order to use all the rich data resources that are available to us out there, so creating a love for reading and an interest in research are always a part of my lessons.
Reading,

Reading

I have been working with struggling readers for over 10 years. I have used various curriculum and programs to support and encourage successful reading. I believe in utilizing many modalities of learning to incorporate successful reading strategies and the successes that are achieved make the use of various modalities worth it! I take a very systematic approach to getting those basic phonetic and sight word skills in place.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Current Certified Teacher who has been helping students with different ways to organize their thoughts and study to improve their learning outside of the classroom. Different children will utilize a different modality to study. Some may need to have engaging videos or songs to incorporate the learning deeper into the memory, while others will experience success with the use of color coding and highlighting the materials that are being studied. I consider it my skill to determine the type of learner that my students are to better help them develop successful study skills.
Writing,

Writing

Writing can be such a diverse and abstract concept to teach, especially at an elementary level. I have found some unique and engaging ways to methodically teach writing to the even the most challenged learner!
ESL/ESOL

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (412 ratings)
5 star
(402)
4 star
(10)
3 star
(0)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(0)

Reviews

Excellent tutor!

We just love Veronica , she has helped Aaliyah through the years to reach her goals in her academics. She has flexible hours to work around her school schedule.

Norma, 193 lessons with Veronica

Great Tutor

Veronica and I been working on my CDL with practice test and study guide a little more than a year now. She helps me out with knowledge of help me prepare for my CDL permit. How I can have a better understanding with test taking and preparing for the test.

Ryan, 62 lessons with Veronica
Tutor responded:

Thank you Ryan! Your commitment to obtaining the certification and doing all the work to master the skills needed are inspiring! You have a very bright future! I am blessed by knowing you!

Amazing person

My kids are already starting to feel better about themselves. My son is reading better and my daughter is feeling more comfortable with math..she has a beautiful understanding off children with add /days she has a phenomenal back ground she trueley cares about the children and how much they succeed I would highly recommend her

Leslie, 28 lessons with Veronica
Tutor responded:

Thank you Leslie! Your kids are both a joy and a pleasure to work with! Your words are very kind!

Great tutor

Veronica has been great for our daughter. She is patient and adaptable. She worked hard to create lessons that would not only help our daughter, but entertain and engage her in them. We will absolutely use her again if the need arises.

Patricia, 5 lessons with Veronica

Patient tutor.

Veronica works great with my son and helps incorporate his school work with her tutoring. She keeps him engaged and focused.

Janis, 13 lessons with Veronica

Very happy with Veronica!

A very good tutor. She helped my son a lot with his reading and he was always happy to go to his lesson!

Philip, 12 lessons with Veronica

Very kind, generous, and patient with very effective teaching skills

Veronica takes the time to really understand my child's needs so she can create the most effective ways to get through to him! He loves Veronica and looks forward to their sessions.

Theressa, 10 lessons with Veronica

Very patient, kind and just an all around great person!

Veronica continues to assist our child with the required educational needs. Our child is still enthusiastic and determined to excel. She proves she is definitely someone you ought to hire for your child's educational needs. Hands down, she is great and my child just loves working with his private tutor. Thank you, Veronica.

Tish, 39 lessons with Veronica
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much Tish for the generous review! Parents like you who support and encourage your child's academic successes make teaching and tutoring so much MORE rewarding!

Awesome!

We're only two lessons in but my son loves her and looks forward to his appointments (and that's a huge thing for him). She figured out in such a short time how to appeal to my son's learning style. As a result, he's already progressing nicely and I'm excited to see his confidence in his abilities grow. Thanks so much Veronica!

Amie, 5 lessons with Veronica

Very Flexible & Patient

Our daughter started working with Veronica when she was in the third grade and was struggling in several areas of reading. Veronica has not only helped her reach her grade level in reading over the last 8 months, but also helped her gain self-confidence in her reading ability. She is very flexible with her teachings. Any time we have concerns with our daughter's school work, she is willing to cover it with her until it is cemented and she is confident. If you are looking for a tutor that is very nurturing, flexible, and patient, then this is the right tutor for you.

Shanna, 33 lessons with Veronica

$55/hour

Veronica S.

$55/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Veronica