Anita M.

Carlsbad, CA


English - Specialty with ESL and Pronunciation

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Worcester State College
Communic. Dis, Psych
Emerson College


Worcester State College (Communic. Dis, Psych)

05/1983 (Other)

Emerson College (Master's)

About Anita


My name is Anita M. I love teaching. I was a speech and language pathologist for over 25 years. I am now working primarily as a teacher of English for foreign language students but certainly can help out with those needing to learn English in general. I would describe my teaching style as enthusiastic, accommodating and supportive. I will do what it takes to help a student learn and try my best to understand their learning style. After many years as a speech and Language pathologist, I feel I am good at assessing a student's particular learning style and adapting my class in that way.

I am also a yoga instructor. I find this background can help in that I can be quite calm and focused in my approach and I can also help the student with any relaxation techniques that might be needed for them to participate and learn to succeed in school. I also am willing to use Yoga as a means of learning when it is appropriate and helpful to engage the student and keep their attention.

In addition to the above I feel that I learn from all students I teach. I think it is part of what I love about teaching. It is never a one-sided experience.

You might also find it interesting to know that I have lived in Mexico for the past 18 months. I moved to Mexico to have the opportunity to teach English as a Second Language as well as to learn Spanish. I am still working on my Spanish but my teaching experience in Mexico has been fabulous. I think this experience reflects that I love learning and that I enjoy being immersed in different cultures and experiences.

In summary, I am an experienced instructor that will make the tutoring experience engaging, fun and non-threatening. I will do everything I can to help the student learn. I look forward to meeting and helping you out.



My name is Anita M. I love teaching. I was a speech and language pathologist for over 25 years. I am now working primarily as a teacher of English for
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2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Carlsbad, CA 92011
In-person lessons
Anatomy, Biology, Psychology
Grammar, Proofreading,
Public Speaking,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Special Needs:
Hard Of Hearing, Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics,
Study Skills,
Public Speaking

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I am a Speech and Language Pathologist and over the years of working have had to help students with ADD/ADHD. I have also been instrumental in helping to identify students with such difficulties. I am good at developing and providing students with strategies that will help with their attention.

I have worked alongside teachers and Occupational Therapists that have specialized in this area as well. Strategies that help include the use of visuals, frequent constructive breaks from work, work set up in an active format versus simply sitting and repetition.


As a Speech and Language Pathologist my specialty was in the areas of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder as well as Aspergers. I have worked for Bradley Hospital in Rhode Island, a top program for children with these types of difficulties.

I also worked at the Language and Cognitive Development Center in MA, another program well known for its' services for children with these difficulties. I developed a parent/child group in an Early Intervention program in Somerville, MA specifically for children at risk for these disabilities.


As a Speech and Language Pathologist I have specialized in this area. I worked at Bradley Hospital in Rhode Island and specifically ran a nursery program for parents and children 0 to 3 years of age at risk of being diagnosed with autism.

I also worked with children in the school program - elementary school ages and children in the inpatient hospital program. I was hired by the Stoughton public schools in MA specifically for their program for children with a diagnosis of autism. I also developed a parent/child program for 0 to 3 year old children when I worked for Cambridge/Somerville Early Intervention. This was my specialty throughout my career as a speech and language pathologist.

I was also hired by parents privately to work with their child.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked as a Speech and Language Pathologist for over 20 years and worked primarily with children and families. I have worked with children in early intervention (0 to 3 years) and also 3 years through high school. I also specialized in Autism. As a Speech and Language Pathologist the emphasis is on language skills and concepts in addition to any articulation difficulties. My specialty with autism has required focus on beginning concepts, understanding and using language.


A Speech and Language Pathologist for over 15 years. Teaching English as a second language to Spanish speakers for 18 months with good success.


I have my TOEFL certification and a Master's in Speech and Language Pathology. I have experience living in Mexico and India teaching English to second language learners. I have worked with children for most of my career.


I have worked as a Speech and Language Pathologist since 1985. Many students I worked with had difficulties with phonics. Children with articulation disorders may struggle with phonics as well as those with Language Learning disabilities.

I have worked closely with classroom teachers and reading specialists and have helped reinforce and identify any needed skills the students were lacking.


I have been working with language and communication for over 20 years. It is something I love to do. I am a Speech and Language Pathologist as well as a teacher for English as a Second Language. I am also an excellent writer and therefore have a strong awareness of how to write and organize thoughts for writing. I have been published in a college newsletter as well.

Public Speaking

I have been a speech and language pathologist for over 30 years. As a speech and language pathologist I am aware of how the anatomic structures work for proper speech, adequate volume and clear articulation. I have assisted students with public speaking needs.

Special Needs

I have worked since 1985 as a Speech and Language Pathologist specializing in Autism/PDD and Asperger's syndrome. I have also worked with children with Language Learning disabilities and Apraxia of speech.

In addition, I have worked with children with less involved Language disabilities. The children with less involved language disabilities were able to function in a typical classroom setting.


I have worked as a Speech and Language Pathologist for over 15 years. My skills cover the areas of language and speech. In the area of speech I have worked with people on pronunciation and comfort speaking in front of others as well.

Study Skills

As a Speech and Language Pathologist I have learned how to help students organize and learn in a more efficient manner. Study skills include the use of a regular schedule as to when you are going to study and for how long. In the classroom the ability to take clear notes and identify what is important to recall versus what is less important is an important skill to learn. The ability to memorize is enhanced with visuals and repetition. There are many strategies that can help a student study including visual, mnemonic devices, creative outlets such as drawing or physical activity, music such as songs to reinforce the information, et cetera.


I have been involved in a personal Yoga practice since about 2002. I became a certified teacher in 2005 through Eyes of the World Yoga with Tom Gillette. I have worked privately and at LA Fitness in San Diego as well as many other gyms and studios. I LOVE YOGA!!

Worcester State College
Communic. Dis, Psych
Emerson College


Worcester State College (Communic. Dis, Psych)

05/1983 (Other)

Emerson College (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Anita will travel within 25 miles of Carlsbad, CA 92011.