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Aida L.

Seaside, CA

$50/hour

K-8 Tutor with SpEd and Spanish background

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 9 ratings

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Virginia Commomwealth University
Business Admin.
Virginia Commonwealth University
MEd

Education

Virginia Commomwealth University (Business Admin.)

Virginia Commonwealth University (MEd)

About Aida

I am a certified teacher who has worked with Fairfax County Public Schools for 17 years, and I have tutored many of those years as well. I recently relocated to California for a new experience and to be with my family. Working with students of all ages is easy for me and my calmness and sense of humor helps get my students motivated. I believe that all children can learn, but you often need to find their unique learning styles and interests in order to help them succeed.

I have had a lot of success with tutoring students one-on-one, especially students who are about to fail a class. Preparing for tests can be a positive experience for a child, especially with my support. Teaching a student how to study is usually not taught in school.

It is important for me to be a lifelong learner, so I try to keep up with best practices. I also have taught teachers for seven years, so I know many strategies, as well as the curriculum.
I am a certified teacher who has worked with Fairfax County Public Schools for 17 years, and I have tutored many of those years as well. I recently relocated to California for a new experience and to be with my family. Working with students of all ages is easy for me and my calmness and sense of humor helps get my students motivated. I believe Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Seaside, CA 93955
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math, Prealgebra
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
History:
Social Studies
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia,
Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Dyslexia

I am certified in the LANGUAGE! reading program, the Wilson reading program, DRA2, and in the KTEA, which is a formal test that I analyze and then present a report for the school and parents. I have a strong background in literacy and have taken many classes in the last 14 years. In addition, I have taught many teachers about balance literacy and guided reading.

Elementary (K-6th)

In my 14 years of teaching in FCPS schools, my expertise has been in elementary education. I have had the opportunity to work with children from kindergarten to sixth grade and tutored children in middle school, high school, and college. I also was an instructional coach (expert teacher) for 7 years and taught teachers, as I was constantly learning the latest methods of teaching. I am comfortable and familiar with the curriculum for K-6 and I have a wealth of resources.

Special Needs

I have a Master's degree in Education and I am a certified Specific Learning Disabilities teacher for kindergarten to twelve grade. I have 14 years of experience and I also teach and mentor novice special education teachers, as well as experienced special education and general education teachers. I am very familiar and comfortable with first to 6th grade curriculum and certified in many programs for children with special needs.

Study Skills

I have taught study skills for over 14 years to children, teachers, and parents,
especially preparing for the state SOL tests. I have taken classes in special strategies like BES (Best Effort Strategies for studying), Kagan Strategies, and Dan Mulligan strategies to name a few. I teach my students to become their own advocates to use strategies independently as life long skills base on thier own learning styles. Since I am a life long learning, I am continuously learning new strategies and trying to keep up with the latest research.

Virginia Commomwealth University
Business Admin.
Virginia Commonwealth University
MEd

Education

Virginia Commomwealth University (Business Admin.)

Virginia Commonwealth University (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Aida will travel within 15 miles of Seaside, CA 93955.