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Donald C.

Special Education Students My Specialty

Special Education Students My Specialty

$40/hour

  • 397 hours tutoring

  • Tucson, AZ 85716


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About Donald


Bio

I have been educating children, grades K-12, and adults for 27 years. I hold a Masters Degree in Special Education from the University of Arizona, a Reading Specialist Certificate and a Bachelors Degree in Secondary Education. I am also a certified Study Skills Instructor through the SENSA Corporation and a certified International Reading Teacher with Berlitz. My special skills include effective, practical instruction, interventions and study strategies for students with Learning...

I have been educating children, grades K-12, and adults for 27 years. I hold a Masters Degree in Special Education from the University of Arizona, a Reading Specialist Certificate and a Bachelors Degree in Secondary Education. I am also a certified Study Skills Instructor through the SENSA Corporation and a certified International Reading Teacher with Berlitz. My special skills include effective, practical instruction, interventions and study strategies for students with Learning Disabilities, Behavior Problems, ADHD and ADD. I pride myself on my many success with my students. I have served as faculty at two colleges in Teacher Education Programs and have led workshops in the areas of Educating Learning Disabled Students, Special Education Assessment and Behavior Management for state education departments in Arizona and Missouri. I have had the opportunity to create two private alternative schools for special needs students and worked as the Behavior Specialist at the Missouri School for the Deaf. I am also the proud father of a son with a learning disability, so I have a clear understanding of the unique challenges of having a special needs child.

My sessions include both pre-testing, to assess the needs of the student and post-testing to help measure success. My time-tested, effective intervention programs have proven to be very successful with students at all grade levels. I strongly believe that a positive, cooperative relationship with the parents and family members help create the most
effective and successful learning programs.

I would like to put my years of education and experience to work for you and your child.

I look forward to meeting with you.

Don C., M.Ed


Education

Missouri Southern
undergrad
University of Arizona
MEd
Webster University MO
Other

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Tucson, AZ 85716
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/24/2018

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been working in Education for 27 years. I have 17 years classroom experience at all grade levels and, the last seven years at the elementary level. I am a highly qualified teacher, elementary certified, in the state of Arizona. I have also served in the capacity of school principal. I am very knowledge in all subject areas, especially reading, holding a Reading Specialist Certification in the state of Missouri. I have created many specialized instructional programs for children who are having trouble in school. I have used them with great success in improving classroom performance, test scores and student self-esteem. I know my intervention programs are highly effective as I have used them for several years with struggling students. The program I set up for your child will be individualized with strategies the parent can use between tutoring sessions.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been working in education for 27 years. I have 17 years classroom experience, teaching at all grade levels and with adults at the college level. I am a certified, highly qualified Special Education teacher in the state of Arizona. I hold a Study Skills Teacher Certification from the SENSA Program which I have used with great success. My program is authentic, using the students' study materials and text. The student that graduates from the SENSA Program will have created a portfolio to use in future years. I truly believe that the use of study skills and time management skills greatly improves classroom performance, test scores and student self-esteem. My intervention program is time-tested and highly effective for students at all grade levels.
Elementary Math, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been working in Education for 27 years. I have 17 years classroom experience at all grade levels and, the last seven years at the elementary level. I am a highly qualified teacher, elementary certified, in the state of Arizona. I have also served in the capacity of school principal. I am very knowledge in all subject areas, especially reading, holding a Reading Specialist Certification in the state of Missouri. I have created many specialized instructional programs for children who are having trouble in school. I have used them with great success in improving classroom performance, test scores and student self-esteem. I know my intervention programs are highly effective as I have used them for several years with struggling students. The program I set up for your child will be individualized with strategies the parent can use between tutoring sessions.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been working in education for 27 years. I have 17 years classroom experience, teaching at all grade levels and with adults at the college level. I am a certified, highly qualified Special Education teacher in the state of Arizona. I hold a Study Skills Teacher Certification from the SENSA Program which I have used with great success. My program is authentic, using the students' study materials and text. The student that graduates from the SENSA Program will have created a portfolio to use in future years. I truly believe that the use of study skills and time management skills greatly improves classroom performance, test scores and student self-esteem. My intervention program is time-tested and highly effective for students at all grade levels.
Reading, Spelling, Writing

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been working in Education for 27 years. I have 17 years classroom experience at all grade levels and, the last seven years at the elementary level. I am a highly qualified teacher, elementary certified, in the state of Arizona. I have also served in the capacity of school principal. I am very knowledge in all subject areas, especially reading, holding a Reading Specialist Certification in the state of Missouri. I have created many specialized instructional programs for children who are having trouble in school. I have used them with great success in improving classroom performance, test scores and student self-esteem. I know my intervention programs are highly effective as I have used them for several years with struggling students. The program I set up for your child will be individualized with strategies the parent can use between tutoring sessions.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been working in education for 27 years. I have 17 years classroom experience, teaching at all grade levels and with adults at the college level. I am a certified, highly qualified Special Education teacher in the state of Arizona. I hold a Study Skills Teacher Certification from the SENSA Program which I have used with great success. My program is authentic, using the students' study materials and text. The student that graduates from the SENSA Program will have created a portfolio to use in future years. I truly believe that the use of study skills and time management skills greatly improves classroom performance, test scores and student self-esteem. My intervention program is time-tested and highly effective for students at all grade levels.
Reading, Writing

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have been working in education for 27 years. I have 17 years classroom experience, teaching at all grade levels and with adults at the college level. I am a certified, highly qualified Special Education teacher in the state of Arizona. I hold a Study Skills Teacher Certification from the SENSA Program which I have used with great success. My program is authentic, using the students' study materials and text. The student that graduates from the SENSA Program will have created a portfolio to use in future years. I truly believe that the use of study skills and time management skills greatly improves classroom performance, test scores and student self-esteem. My intervention program is time-tested and highly effective for students at all grade levels.

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I have been working in Special Education for 27 years. I have 17 years classroom experience in Special Education at all grade levels and with adults at the college level. I am a certified, highly qualified Special Education teacher in the state of Arizona. I have created a specialized instructional and behavior intervention program for children with ADHD/ADD that I have used with great success in improving classroom performance, test scores and student self-esteem. My intervention program is time-tested and highly effective with ADHD/ADD students of all ages.
Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

I have been working in Special Education for 27 years. I have 17 years classroom experience in Special Education working with children with dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscaclculia at all grade levels and with adults at the college level. I am a certified, highly qualified Special Education teacher in the state of Arizona. I have created a specialized instructional program for children with learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, that I have used with great success in improving classroom performance, test scores and student self-esteem. My intervention program is time-tested and highly effective with students with dyslexia and learning disabilities at all ages.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

I have been working in Special Education for 27 years. I have 17 years classroom experience in Special Education at all grade levels and with adults at the college level. I am a certified, highly qualified Special Education teacher in the state of Arizona in Learning Disabilities, Behavior Disorders,and Mental Retardation. With my experience and expertise in Special Education I have created several specialized instructional and behavior intervention program for special needs children that I have used with great success in improving classroom performance, test scores and student self-esteem. My intervention programs are time-tested and highly effective with Special Needs children of all ages.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have been working in education for 27 years. I have 17 years classroom experience, teaching at all grade levels and with adults at the college level. I am a certified, highly qualified Special Education teacher in the state of Arizona. I hold a Study Skills Teacher Certification from the SENSA Program which I have used with great success. My program is authentic, using the students' study materials and text. The student that graduates from the SENSA Program will have created a portfolio to use in future years. I truly believe that the use of study skills and time management skills greatly improves classroom performance, test scores and student self-esteem. My intervention program is time-tested and highly effective for students at all grade levels.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been working in Education for 27 years. I have 17 years classroom experience at all grade levels and, the last seven years at the elementary level. I am a highly qualified teacher, elementary certified, in the state of Arizona. I have also served in the capacity of school principal. I am very knowledge in all subject areas, especially reading, holding a Reading Specialist Certification in the state of Missouri. I have created many specialized instructional programs for children who are having trouble in school. I have used them with great success in improving classroom performance, test scores and student self-esteem. I know my intervention programs are highly effective as I have used them for several years with struggling students. The program I set up for your child will be individualized with strategies the parent can use between tutoring sessions.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been working in education for 27 years. I have 17 years classroom experience, teaching at all grade levels and with adults at the college level. I am a certified, highly qualified Special Education teacher in the state of Arizona. I hold a Study Skills Teacher Certification from the SENSA Program which I have used with great success. My program is authentic, using the students' study materials and text. The student that graduates from the SENSA Program will have created a portfolio to use in future years. I truly believe that the use of study skills and time management skills greatly improves classroom performance, test scores and student self-esteem. My intervention program is time-tested and highly effective for students at all grade levels.
GED, Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

GED

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (184 ratings)
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Reviews

Patient and knowledgeable

Donald is very helpful and gets straight to the point. I feel confident he will get me to where I need to be in order to pass my GED test. He is just an all around nice guy and has a lot of experience with different types of students which makes me feel so comfortable.

Kaitlyn, 3 lessons with Donald

WONDERFUL!!!

Yesterday was our initial meeting and I was thrilled!!! I look so forward to JACK meeting with Donald (Paul) tomorrow. I know Jack is going to think Paul is as AWESOME as I do!!! I look so forward to Jack working with Paul!!!

Susan, 6 lessons with Donald

Very happy!

Donald continues to do a wonderful job with my boys. They both are very eager to show him when they have done their homework. Donald is firm but fair with them while making the session fun at the same time.

Dawn, 16 lessons with Donald

Amazing Tutor

Donald has been incredible to work with. He created the perfect plan for me, and truly cares about personalizing the plan to the student. I feel very lucky to work with him.

Kate, 11 lessons with Donald

Insightful as well as helpful

Donald was experienced and patient with my Asperger's and ADHD grandson. He handled situations well and responded appropriately to my often difficult grandson. I was very pleased with his sessions and plan to employ him again in the new school year.

Elaine, 8 lessons with Donald

knowledgeable and patient tutor

This was our first meeting with Donald. We reviewed my son’s GED pre-test scores then Donald met with my son one-on-one. Afterwards, Donald tailored the lesson plan to meet my son's needs. Donald was very encouraging and motivating to my autistic son.

Dawn, 2 lessons with Donald

5 stars for Donald

Donald's first meeting with my son could not have gone better! He has the experience and knowledge that fit our needs perfectly. He was also able to put my son at ease immediately and got him excited about the upcoming sessions. He gets 5 stars from us!

MELODY, 52 lessons with Donald

Great Tutor

I am so happy we picked Donald. He is extremely patient. He knows how to teach my son writing. My sons goals will be met because of Donald.

Tristan, 7 lessons with Donald

Perfect Tutor for Our Granddaughter

Paul was very warm and friendly to our granddaughter and to us. He quickly got to know her and gained her trust. He identified positive factors which greatly helped her self esteem. She is looking forward to the sessions as an opportunity. Our granddaughter greatly enjoys her sessions with Paul as he instills confidence in her abilities to accomplish. He has helped her with study hints to extend her application. Paul has been flexible working with us and our changing needs. He is a God send!

Bill and Cathi, 10 lessons with Donald

Makes you believe you can do the work.

My 15-year-old daughter has struggled with math all her life. After only two sessions with Donald C., her confidence has increased greatly. Donald is very good at finding strategies that work for her.

Caroline, 5 lessons with Donald

$40/hour

Donald C.

$40/hour

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