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Ellie W.

Mission Viejo, CA

$80/hour

Educational Therapist/Tutor (Struggling Learners/ADHD/LD/Autism)

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 9/30/14

$80/Hour


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Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Special Education
California State University, Fullerton
Master's

Education

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (Special Education)

California State University, Fullerton (Master's)

About Ellie

As a Credentialed Teacher in both Special Education and Elementary Education with a background as a Teacher and School Administrator, I bring 20 years experience to working with students to help them achieve success and learn strategies based on their areas of strength while they learn to compensate for and strengthen weaker areas. I possess an MS in Education (Special Education) and have been working as an Educational Therapist/Tutor in Orange County CA since 1998.

Services Provided
Remediation - Students work to strengthen underlying processing areas (visual, auditory, memory, attention) that are impacting attainment of academic skills and learning (i.e. phonemic awareness, executive function, visual-spatial processing). Multi-sensory research based techniques present material in a sequential and systematic program designed to meet the needs of the individual student.

Reading and Written Expression Intervention - Students are provided a multi-sensory approach based on individual program goals identified through assessment. Students are able to achieve rapid growth in the areas of Literacy Development, Reading (Decoding, Comprehension, Fluency) and Writing (Penmanship, Pre- writing with Graphic Organizers, Thought Development, Writing, and Revising) in short amount of time. Providing direct one-on-one instruction targeted to the area of need at the student’s individual instruction level develops skills quickly and efficiently.

Strategic Learning - The student’s school assignments are used as the foundation materials to teach learning strategies that encourage the student learn to rely on strengths while developing tools to overcome their weaker areas. The student learns to self-advocate in their approach to assignments in homework as well as in classroom acquisition of learning.

Academic Coaching - Individual or small group support for Homeschool Students, On-line Education Students, or students enrolled in traditional school programs. Supervision, instruction in development of strong study skills and oversight of assignment completion is provided in a positive, encouraging style. Parents can take a step back from direct interaction with schoolwork/homework as their student relies on the Academic Coach in this role.

Client Concerns Addressed - Struggling Learners, ADHD, Learning Disabilities (Dyslexia, Non-Verbal Learning Disorder, SLD), Auditory, Visual, or Language Processing Difficulties, Poor Motivation, Academic Self-esteem, Time Management, Organization and Study Skills, School and Test Anxiety, School Placement and Retention.
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
Grammar, Literature, Reading,
Writing
Test Preparation:
CBEST,
SSAT
Language:
Speech
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills
Sports/Recreation:
Chess,
Cooking

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.

ADD/ADHD

Over the past 20 years, I have worked as a teacher and school administrator in special education. I have been an Educational Therapist/Tutor since 1998 and have focused on students who learn differently due to ADHD, Leaning Disabilities, Aspergers, orAutism. I have an MS in Special Education (2006).

Autism

I have a Special Education Teaching Credential with an added Autism Authorization. I have worked as a teacher in RSP programs and SDC programs and as a Head of School/Principal for a school focused on learning differences. Since 1998, I have provided 1:1 tutoring and cognitive function strategy development to children and teen with Autism, Asperger's, ADHD, and learning disabilities.

CBEST

I possess CA credentials as an Education Specialist and School Administrator. I have passed the CBEST and have provided training classes to aspiring teachers through my affiliation as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Education at Concordia University, Irvine CA.

Chess

I have been playing Chess for years. I was Principal at an elementary school that brought in an after school Academic Chess program and joined the students at lunch time for practice, instruction, and tournaments.

Dyslexia

I have a Special Education and Elementary Education credential as well as an MS in Special Education. Over the past 20 years, I have worked as a teacher and school administrator in special education. I have been an Educational Therapist/Tutor since 1998 and have focused on students who learn differently. I am trained in all program components of Lindamood Bell to meet the needs of students with Dyslexia.

Handwriting

I am a trained in Handwriting Without Tears and have used it in my tutoring practice for ten years. In working with students on Handwriting, I use a multi-sensory approach having students trace and form letters in different mediums prior to putting pencil to paper.

Phonics

I possess an MS Education and Credentials in Special Education and Elementary Education. I have taught Phonics during my 20 year career in education and have experience as a General Education, RSP and SDC teacher. I have specialized in Reading (Phonics, Comprehension and Fluency as an Educational Therapist/Tutor for students since 1998. I am a trained practitioner in Lindamood Bell and other research based Phonics programs

Reading

I am a trained provider of Lindamood Bell Reading programs and many other research based Reading programs from basic phonics to decoding and spelling multi-syllable words. I have developed a spelling strategy that permits students to use all of their senses to master words for spelling tests.

Special Needs

I have an MS in Education (Special Education). I have credentials in Special Education and Elementary Education. I have a CA Autism Authorization Credential. I have five years of experience as a learning specialist at private high schools in Orange County. I also have elementary experience as a General Education, RSP and SDC teacher. I have been an educational therapist/tutor for students since 1998. I am an expert in 504 Plans and IEP's.

Study Skills

Since 1998, I have worked as an Educational Therapist tutor focusing in the areas of Study Skills, Writing, and Reading. I have worked as the Director of learning centers at private high schools in Orange County with Study Skills being a major focus of the programs. I have a Masters in Education and CA teaching credentials.

Writing

I have worked at private High Schools in Orange County as the Director of student learning centers. Assisting students in the areas of writing and reading comprehension are my specialty.

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Special Education
California State University, Fullerton
Master's

Education

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (Special Education)

California State University, Fullerton (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ellie will travel within 20 miles of Mission Viejo, CA 92691.