High Point University (Special Education)
Wilmington University (Other)
My name is Marissa, I am a 25 year old who just relocated to southern San Diego. I have my undergraduate degree in Special Education and my Masters' Certification in Autism. For the past 8 years I have worked for a Consortium school on the east coast specializing in individuals with special needs, primarily autism. I spent 5 years there as a para-professional and 3+ years as a teacher of elementary, middle and high school.
I am currently working on getting my credentials to teach in the state of California. In the meantime, I am looking to assist others with or without special needs through tutoring. I believe in working hard, taking study breaks, positive reinforcement and making the material as applicable to the real world and fun/engaging as possible!
I remember when I was in school and we were required to read books that perhaps we were not very interested in, and that can be a tough to stay motivated & engaged. Therefore, I would like to take the strategies I learned and help others find the positive in reading & hopefully come to love it as much as I do now. I have experience teaching reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary, etc. and always try to make the lesson at hand as enjoyable as I can!
Teaching at the elementary level was probably my favorite year! I enjoy how eager students at this age can still be to learn! I have experience teaching all subjects at this level and would be happy to assist with homework, studying, projects, etc. for elementary education.
I have a great passion for helping others and cannot wait to get started with Wyzant. Currently, my schedule is very open & I can be as flexible as needed.
Hope to hear from you soon!
- Marissa Hello!
My name is Marissa, I am a 25 year old who just relocated to southern San Diego. I have my undergraduate degree in Special Education and my Masters' Certification in Autism. For the past 8 years I have worked for a Consortium school on the east coast specializing in individuals with special needs, primarily autism. I spent 5 years
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I am a high qualified teacher not only in Special Education K-12, but also in Regular Education K-6; and have experience teaching all subjects at the elementary level.
I have assisted students from early education through high school with improving their handwriting. I have used printed templates with traceable material to help them practice; write in highlighter, which they can trace over for practice; as well as hand over hand prompting.