Neena M.

Nevada City, CA


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Sierra College


Sierra College

About Neena

I worked at a K-12 school for three years, where I was a one-on-one or small group special education instructional assistant. The curriculum covered everything from kindergarten sequencing and elementary phonics to Shakespeare's Hamlet; I could assist virtually any student with any subject.

Next, I worked in a K-2 school district for three years. The first year I traveled each week between three local area schools where I was a one-on-one special education instructional assistant in a phonics program. The following two years I worked in the classroom as a special education assistant, delivering phonics programs to second graders. I was also the program coordinator for an entry-level computer-based kindergarten program.

I worked as an instructor for Saddle Pals Therapeutic Horseback Riding Association for six years. The students displayed a variety of challenges including: autism, blindness, emotional issues, cerebral palsy, and brain injuries. I developed curriculum for Saddle Pals teams (five individuals, including the horse, per team), where three teams would be working simultaneously in the arena.

I completed a three-semester tutoring sequence and was certified to receive the highest pay as a tutor at the community college level. I tutored in the college computer lab for three semesters, answering whatever questions arose.

I prefer to allow the student to help me assess how we will best work together, uncovering and building on the strengths we each have to offer. Let's talk and see how we can develop a plan together.
I worked at a K-12 school for three years, where I was a one-on-one or small group special education instructional assistant. The curriculum covered everything from kindergarten sequencing and elementary phonics to Read more

24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Nevada City, CA 95959
In-person lessons
Algebra 1, Elementary Math
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading
General Computer,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word, QuickBooks
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, QuickBooks

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Elementary (K-6th)

I worked for three years as a special education assistant instructor in EVERY subject area. I worked with K-6 students in whatever subject they needed assistance. At times I went into the classroom, however, most of the time I worked with them one-on-one, or in small groups of 2-3. I delivered phonics programs, assisted with Math, helped write papers, or with student's reading assignments. I helped students with Science, and Geography, and Social Studies. I'm am confident that I can assist in whatever way the student will need.

Elementary Math

I've worked six years as a Special Education Instructional Assistant, grades K-12. I've tutored one-on-one and small groups. I have experience with all levels of elementary math.

General Computer

I took many hardware and software classes at Sierra College, and subsequently was hired with a computer company where we installed computer systems in dental offices, employing both top-line graphics and database management systems. I worked for this company for eight years, applying what I'd learned at school as well as learning many aspects of that cutting edge computer industry.

Microsoft Outlook

I took an Outlook class, and have worked with the program daily for the past eight years. I am very familiar with the functionality of Microsoft Outlook, especially through an Exchange Server.

Microsoft Windows

I have taken two Operating Systems classes: Windows 98 and Windows XP. I also have experience working with Windows ME and Windows Vista. I worked eight years for a computer company where I configured the PCs we installed in dental offices; I accessed the operating systems on a regular basis. In the past year I had to configure Windows 7, so learned many of the ins and outs of this most current OS.

I feel very comfortable with all of the above-mentioned OSs.


I worked in special education for six years. The first three I worked directly with a special education teacher who delivered phonics programs to K-3; I worked one-on-one or in small groups two or three class periods per day.

I worked for a school district the following three years, again in special education. The first year I traveled between three elementary schools working one-on-one with second graders, delivering phonics programs. The next two years I worked one-on-one, and with small groups, delivering phonics programs.


I'm familiar with QuickBooks 2003, as I worked for a company that used it for inventory, reports, and invoicing.

Special Needs

I worked in Special Education for six years, K-12, from delivering phonics programs to helping develop and edit reports on McBeth. I worked in the regular classroom as well as maintained our presence in a stand-alone Special Education classroom. I worked with all ages and grade levels, with a working knowledge of all subjects taught. I particularly like working with elementary school students, but am quite comfortable with high school students as well.

Study Skills

I have worked six years as a special education teacher's assistant, K-12, so I am familiar with a variety of study skills, from time management, reading skills, to specific subjects. I have also taken a couple of study skills classes at our local community college, to improve my own and to help my students.

I am confident we can develop a progam for your specific needs.

Sierra College


Sierra College

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Neena will travel within 40 miles of Nevada City, CA 95959.