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Robin S.

Trabuco Canyon, CA

$60/hour

Elementary Education K-8/ Special Education K-12

In-person lessons
50+ Hours
5.0 average from 34 ratings
Wonderful tutor
— Kelly, Trabuco Canyon, CA on 12/16/16

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College of Education, The University of Delaware
BS Ed
College of Education, Temple University
MEd

Education

College of Education, The University of Delaware (BS Ed)

College of Education, Temple University (MEd)

About Robin

I am a high energy motivator who builds self-esteem and confidence within the individual by identifying a profile of strengths and weaknesses to maximize achievement. I have exceptional skill in clinical diagnosis of learning disabilities combined with an ability to communicate with individuals on their emotional and intellectual level. I employ a hands on approach to concept development.

My 15 plus years of classroom and tutoring experience in the area of learning disabilities instruction provides me with the ability to employ a variety instructional approaches (visual, auditory, and tactile-kinesthetic) suited to the unique needs of the student to maximize learning potential. I hold the following degrees -B.S. Ed. Elementary Education K-8/ Special Education K-12 and an M.S. Educational Psychology. I am eager to get back to my passion for education after having raised my son and successfully helped him begin his new life studying aerospace engineering in college.
I am a high energy motivator who builds self-esteem and confidence within the individual by identifying a profile of strengths and weaknesses to maximize achievement. I have exceptional skill in clinical diagnosis of learning disabilities combined with an ability to communicate with individuals on their emotional and intellectual level. I employ a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679
In-person lessons

"Wonderful tutor"

- Kelly, Trabuco Canyon, CA on 12/16/16
Science:
Biology, Ecology, Elementary Science,
Geology, Psychology, Sociology
English:
English,
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Reading,
Writing
History:
American History, Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History, Writing
Elementary Education:
ADHD,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science,
Grammar, Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADHD

I hold a BS. Special Education K-12 and an MS. Educational Psychology. I have 12 years experience teaching children with visual (dyslexia), auditory, attention (ADD/ADHD), neurological, and physical handicaps as a Resource Placement Specialist and a self- contained Special Day Class teacher. I taught 7 years in Voorhees Township Public Schools in NJ and 5 Years in Capistrano Unified School District in CA. I designed and implemented lessons to meet the individual needs of my students employing visual, auditory, and tactile-kinesthetic approaches to learning. I wrote plans and managed two instructional aids who assisted me in lesson implementation for caseloads of up to 50 students. In addition, I wrote IEP's, coordinated and led IEP team meetings, and designed building schedules to accommodate the scheduling needs of my students so that they would not miss core subjects in their respective classrooms.

Dyslexia

I have 12 years experience as a Resource Specialist Program teacher instructing children with visual processing deficits and specific experience designing lessons geared to employ strategies to address reading deficits due to dyslexia. I often employed an approach as simple as using a window cut out of a note card to isolate visual input and reduce neurological noise created by dyslexia. It might be important to employ alternative approaches like books on tape in the event that the impairment is significant enough that remediation is slow going. This will allow the student to stay up to date on reading material until remediation can take place.

When teachers present notes on a white board I might propose that the student make an auditory recording of the lesson and ask the teacher to verbalize the material being presented in written fashion on a white board. I have experience writing Individualized Educational Plans specifically designed to give teachers classroom strategies to resolve issues related to dyslexia so that students can engage in the curriculum presented in the classroom.

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a bachelor's of science degree in elementary education from kindergarten through eighth grade. I have twelve years classroom experience teaching all elementary content areas. I have more than twelve years tutoring experience at the elementary school level with more than thirty students over the years. When I was a classroom teacher I would tutor after school and over the summer to earn extra income. I have taken and passed the California Basic Skills Test and can provide documentation upon request.

Elementary Math

I have twelve years experience teaching math grade levels kindergarten through eighth grade. I am familiar with the scope and sequence of math objectives across the curriculum of elementary math. I have written lesson plans and implemented the associated strategies to help students find success in the content area. I am a good motivator and design approaches to make learning fun and build confidence in the student. I enjoy math and love playing with numbers.

Elementary Science

I have an Elementary Education K-8 teaching certificate with 12 years of classroom experience. I have taught science and math at each elementary grade level and can remediate and diagnosis problems your child may be experiencing mastering the material.

English

I am an avid writer and have completed many research papers through the course of my undergraduate and master's degree courses. I am very familiar with the Modern Language Association (MLA) format used to write research papers. I have also designed and taught creative writing projects to address all the writing requirements within the core curriculum.

In order to teach beginners to write complete paragraphs we would design detailed outlines while brainstorming. I instruct beginning writing by writing questions from which the student would respond in a single complete sentence. The answers to four questions would flow together to form a paragraph. I hold a bachelor's of science degree in education and a master's of science degree in educational psychology.

Reading

I hold a Bachelor's of Science in Education K-8th grade/ Special Education K-12th grade. I have 12 years experience in the classroom instructing beginning reading skills like letter sound association and basic sight word recognition through complex comprehension skills involved in critical analysis of complex literature. I have experience teaching reading to disabled students which helps me to employ a range of instructional techniques designed to reach the strengths and weaknesses of individual students. I can diagnose student needs, and design and implement lessons to maximize the potential of each student's learning style.

Special Needs

I hold a bachelor's of science degree in special education kindergarten through twelfth grade. I taught in a Special Day classroom for two years responsible for twelve moderately handicapped kindergarten through third grade students. I was a resource specialist teacher for ten years. I designed and implemented lessons plans for caseloads of up to 35 students per year for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. I worked within a full inclusion model as well as a pull-out program. I became familiar with the curriculum across the content areas at all elementary grade levels through this experience. I worked with children with a range of special needs- visual processing disabilities, auditory processing disabilities, mild educational retardation, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, ADD/ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome, and neurological impairments.

Writing

I taught elementary school for 12 years and have extensive tutoring experience. I have a systematic approach to building written language proficiency through idea mapping and outlining approaches. I am comfortable with the scope and sequence of elementary school objectives at each grade level across the elementary school curriculum. My special education experience has provided me with unique ability to use approaches suited to the learning style of the individual student.

College of Education, The University of Delaware
BS Ed
College of Education, Temple University
MEd

Education

College of Education, The University of Delaware (BS Ed)

College of Education, Temple University (MEd)

Wonderful tutor

Robin is wonderful. Very patient and kind. Extremely knowledgeable and professional in helping children with reading disorders. We look forward to more lessons for our daughter with her.

— Kelly, Trabuco Canyon, CA on 12/16/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Robin will travel within 20 miles of Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679.