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Joy R.

Diamond Bar, CA

$40/hour

Patient and Kind Special Needs Elementary Education Tutor

In-person lessons
4.8 average from 108 ratings
Great Tutor
— Rita, Pomona, CA on 9/19/16

$40/Hour


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University of California, Irvine
Cognitive Science
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of California, Irvine (Cognitive Science)

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Graduate Coursework)

About Joy

Welcome Parents and students!
My name is Joy. I have been working with children on the Autism Spectrum and Special Needs Community for seven years as a behavior therapist and tutor. As a therapist, I saw so many bright children who just needed to be taught outside of the box new and special ways to learn. That may mean making math a game by using fun manipulatives, singing our spelling words, or making reading comprehension an adventure. I know each child is so unique and so are the ways their brain processes information, so I will tailor the lesson to their specific needs.

I have extensive experience in applied behavior analysis. I am certified by the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) e-learning program as a Behavior Therapist. I am experienced in the following: sensory integration, sensory processing disorder, Down Syndrome, learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, self-injurious behaviors, and school shadowing.

I am currently working on my Special Needs Credential at Cal State University Fullerton and a masters of education so I can teach these amazing kids!
Welcome Parents and students!
My name is Joy. I have been working with children on the Autism Spectrum and Special Needs Community for seven years as a behavior therapist and tutor. As a therapist, I saw so many bright
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Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great Tutor"

- Rita, Pomona, CA on 9/19/16

"Great person. Not well versed working with children with Autism or disabilities"

- Anna, Covina, CA on 9/11/16
Joy replied on 9/14/2016

I am sorry that I could not be of better service to this family. Unfortunately, I am only a tutor and I no longer provide Applied Behavior Analysis Services. I was hired to help soely with educational matters not behavioral. In the past and currently I have had several families that are very happy with my work and the progress I have made with their children with Autism. Again, I am sorry things did not work out. I wish them well.

"great session!"

- Brooke, Walnut, CA on 7/1/16

"Excellent Tutor"

- Vito, Placentia, CA on 10/3/15

"Knowlegable and Patient"

- Leticia, West Covina, CA on 9/15/15

"Very in tune with my child's needs and abilities."

- Judy, Covina, CA on 6/20/15

"Joy works so well with my son. She is very patient and is helping him achieve his true potential."

- Dean, Pomona, CA on 6/16/15

"Joy seems very competent, personable."

- Sam, Walnut, CA on 6/4/15
English:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Aspergers,
Autism,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary Science,
Grammar, Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Aspergers

I have a bachelor's degree in cognitive science from UC Irvine. I studied developmental disorders, such as Aspergers. During my summers I volunteered at a summer camp for children with Aspergers. I was able to see how truly bright and wonderful these children are. Unfortunately life is not without roadblocks. After being an ABA therapist with agencies like the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) for nearly seven years, I have learned strategies that help children with these roadblocks learn. I am highly experienced working with children on the spectrum. When it comes to homework I know how to help your child comprehend material. I will make learning fun and stress free.

Autism

I have a bachelors degree in cognitive science from UC Irvine. My studies focused on developmental disorders such as Aspergers and Autism. After college, I spent the next seven years working for agencies such as The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) where I had the opportunity to learn and grow in my knowledge of Autism working with children on the spectrum. I learned that each child is so unique and so is the way Autism touches them. I will tailor lessons to your child’s specific needs while having fun.

Elementary Science

I graduated from UC irvine with a degree in cognitive science. Much of my background is in biology, chemistry, anatomy, and physical science.

Reading

I have tutored children in reading, phonics, and reading comprehension for nearly a decade. I have worked with beginning readers that are just learning to read and older children that maybe having difficulty for one reason or another. I have also tutored children with learning disabilities and helped them reach their full potential as a young reader.

Special Needs

I spent two years working as an Applied Skills in-home therapist for children with special needs. That gave me the unique opportunity to teach differently able children strategies to go through their daily routines. It was not easy to overcome what looked like simple daily obstacles. The same is true in their schoolwork.

I will teach your children ways to learn that are unique to them. I want to help them overcome their specific challenge and target their needs. I believe every child is special, your child may need a little extra attention and that is what I am here for!

I am fun and patient and will make every lesson a positive experience. I have experience privately tutoring children with Down Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, and children on the Autism spectrum.

University of California, Irvine
Cognitive Science
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of California, Irvine (Cognitive Science)

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Graduate Coursework)

Great Tutor — My son was diagnosed with Auditory processing disorder. Joy has been working with my son for the last few months. He and I are very happy with Joy. He has shown improvement at home and in school. She's a kind and patient Tutor!! We appreciate her very much!! ...

— Rita, Pomona, CA on 9/19/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joy will travel within 20 miles of Diamond Bar, CA 91765.