Colorado State University (Social Work)
I am a graduate from Colorado State University. In 2014 I received my Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. I love working with children and helping them grow as well as succeed. I currently work at a public school in Brighton, CO, as a Paraprofessional in Special Education. I am constantly helping students with their assignments, and providing support in the classroom setting. My students mean a lot to me, and I am determined in making goals to help each one succeed! When I began working in a school setting, I immediately fell in love with my job. There is nothing more rewarding than watching a student dedicate their time and hard work into reaching a goal, and seeing the satisfaction and amazement on their face from becoming successful in school.
During the summer months, I will be tutoring Monday through Wednesday at the school I am employed with. I will be at the school located in the city of Brighton from 8am-12pm (which means I will be unavailable at those times), and then be available for further tutoring sessions from 1pm-3pm. I am more than willing to make a drive that will take no more than 30 minutes of traveling distance. I can also work outside of this summer schedule, but within a reasonable time and place. I prefer to meet at a public library, or any quiet public place. However, I am also more than willing to make an exception depending on the situation.
I hope I am the right fit for you and/or your student, and I hope we can reach for the stars together, so we may soar in your academic achievement! I am a graduate from Colorado State University. In 2014 I received my Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. I love working with children and helping them grow as well as succeed. I currently work at a public school in Brighton, CO, as a Paraprofessional in Special Education. I am constantly helping students with their assignments, and providing
I am willing to make any accommodations to my hourly rate based on income and student needs.
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As a Paraprofessional at Foundations Academy, I work with four students that are on the Autism Spectrum (2 kindergartners, a second grader, and a third grader). I split about 30 hours amongst these students on a weekly basis. Each day at school, I am supporting them in their classroom environment, helping with their grade level assignments in every subject, assisting students in achieving their academic goals, and modifying assignments when it is necessary. My experience with these four students has given me the patience and proper qualifications to tutor within this subject.
Within the school I am employed with, I am a leader in intervention and enrichment classes, that focus on a specific subject area needed for a group of students. Each intervention period lasts between seven to eight weeks, for thirty minutes a day (Monday through Friday), focusing on a specific subject. Each group member and subject is based on the educational needs of the students. For example, a student falling below grade level in math would be placed into an intervention group. The intervention group then focuses on the proper steps using multiple learning methods, for better preparation and knowledge of grade level math.
For the 2015-2016 school year, I have been working with four children on the autism spectrum with their handwriting. At the beginning of the school year, one of my kindergarten students did not understand how to hold a pencil or write numbers and letters. Even when writing a word or phrase with a light yellow marker for the student to trace, there was difficulty in seeing what he wrote. With patience and using different motor skill methods (such as practicing letters in sand, providing practice worksheets with a bigger sized pencil, and using step by step instructions with memorable phrases), the student is now able to write numbers and letters that are easy to recognize; the student can even write sentences and phrases using finger spaces, all on his own without any guidance.
I have a certificate of completion for Phonics Boost and Blast. Boost and Blast techniques are often used as a reading intervention for elementary grade levels. Boost and Blast is used to successfully diagnose, group, and teach struggling decoders. As I work with students in all grades of elementary using the Boost and Blast methods, I have seen much growth and improvement in most of my students with their reading and spelling.
From the ages of 11 to 18 years old, I was a participant in an elective college preparatory class called AVID (Advanced Via Individual Determination). In AVID, we were taught proper note taking skills, multiple methods for studying and test taking, critical level of thinking and comprehension skills, techniques in being organized, how to apply for college, and the procedures in creating an exceptional resume when applying for jobs. Once I was accepted into Colorado State University, I used the skills and knowledge I obtained over the course of seven years in AVID to become a successful college graduate.