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Jenni B.

Manchester, CT

$50/hour

Special Education Teacher w/ Experience in a Variety of Subjects

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University of Saint Joseph
Special Education
Bay Path University
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Saint Joseph (Special Education)

Bay Path University (Graduate Coursework)

About Jenni

I am a Special Education Teacher with experience working with children with a range of disabilities, from learning disabilities to intellectual disabilities. I have taught elementary curriculum, modified high school curriculum to a lower level and functional academics/life skills curriculum. I am dedicated to finding creative ways to make sure all students are able to be successful in all subjects to the best of their abilities.

I am a certified Elementary Education (K-6) teacher.

In multiple positions I have held and in my undergraduate work, I learned a lot about reading assessments and how to provide the most effective instruction from these assessments. I understand reading hierarchy of phonological awareness, phonemic awareness and phonics. I have used different modalities to utilize students' different learning styles.
I am a Special Education Teacher with experience working with children with a range of disabilities, from learning disabilities to intellectual disabilities. I have taught elementary curriculum, modified high school curriculum to a lower level and functional academics/life skills curriculum. I am dedicated to finding creative ways to make sure all Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Manchester, CT 06042
In-person lessons
English:
English,
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
History:
American History, Geography, Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ADD/ADHD

In my time working as a special education teacher in my own classroom, I had students with severe ADD/ADHD. In addition to providing them with content, I was in charge of providing them with behavioral strategies they could implement independently and those I (as well as other teachers) could use to help focus their attention while providing instruction. I could use these strategies and more while instructing a student with ADHD.

Aspergers

I mentioned my work with students with learning disabilities, autism and intellectual disabilities. Because I have worked with such a variety of needs, I am familiar with many needs. When instructing students with Aspergers syndrome, some students may need modifications from the curriculum, but a majority of students just need accommodations that allow them to be successful. Similar to students with a higher level of autism, students with Aspergers need instruction related to social skills and the "hidden curriculum" (things people do without thinking). With all the different students I have worked, I am prepared to meet the needs of this wide range of students.

Autism

My passion is working with students with intellectual disabilities and autism. Since I obtained my teaching certification in 2013, I have worked with students with learning disabilities and autism, and I am drawn to students on the autism spectrum. At my current job, in addition to providing content instruction, I am constantly providing social skills instruction and teaching students about the "hidden curriculum" or things that neurotypical peers do without thinking, that are difficult to students with autism.

Dyslexia

While obtaining my undergraduate degree, I took multiple classes in instructing in reading as well as specific strategies for students with reading disabilities. I worked with students in a nearby town to break down concepts they were already working on in their classes. I taught a mini science unit designed at their reading level. I also worked with students with learning disabilities in one of my first special education teacher jobs, and modified content to meet the needs of students with reading difficulties and disabilities.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified Elementary Education Teacher (K-6) Licensure Type (013) through the state of Connecticut. I have been a certified Elementary Education teacher since 2013 and have been teaching elementary concepts since then.

English

Very proficient writer; assist peers and colleagues in writing and proofreading

Handwriting

While student teaching, I worked in an elementary school where handwriting was taught. I am also a special education teacher, a profession in which sensory needs and fine motor skills are addressed. I am familiar and have had extensive experience with observing students and brainstorming ways to alleviate their difficulties.

Phonics

I am a certified Elementary Education Teacher (K-6) Licensure Type (013) through the state of Connecticut. I have been a certified Elementary Education teacher since 2013 and have been teaching elementary concepts since then. During my undergraduate work prior to getting my elementary education certification, I had extensive coursework related to reading and phonics instruction. This related to both phonics and comprehension instruction. Through my time as a special education teacher, I have used many standardized and informal reading assessments. I have taken continuing reading courses during my time at Bay Path University in East Longmeadow, MA.

Social Studies

Social Studies was one of the subjects I student taught at the elementary level. When I first began my job as a tutor at the high school level, I supported students with special needs in history classes. To do this, I not only had to understand the content myself, but then be able to scaffold the content down to their level of understanding, which takes a great deal of comprehension.

Special Needs

I received my undergraduate degree in special education, where I learned about a variety of disabilities. When working with students individually, I can identify the best type of instruction they need and behavioral supports that may benefit them as I instruct as well. I am a certified special education teacher and have been since 2013. I have worked with students with severe disabilities (intellectual disabilities) as well as students with learning disabilities.

University of Saint Joseph
Special Education
Bay Path University
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Saint Joseph (Special Education)

Bay Path University (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Jenni will travel within 20 miles of Manchester, CT 06042.