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Margaret B.

Niantic, CT

$35/hour

Learning Disabilities Specialist

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 10 ratings
Well prepared, organized and very personable with student and parents
— Jodie, Quaker Hill, CT on 1/21/15

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Rhode Island College
Southern CT State University
Master's
University of Connecticut
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Education

Rhode Island College

Southern CT State University (Master's)

University of Connecticut (Other)

About Margaret

After a rewarding career in teaching, I have recently retired from the Connecticut Public Schools system.

As an elementary special education teacher, I have helped many children to succeed and to reach their full potential over the past 32 years in teaching. Throughout my years of teaching, I have worked with children who have struggled to overcome different challenges in learning, particularly, in the area of reading. I have completed a 300 hour program of study at Massachusetts General Hospital in Orton-Gillingham training and methodology.

I have used this training to help many children to become successful readers. It has been one of my greatest joys, as an educator, to watch my students grow and achieve to their full potential as learners. As a special educator, I have worked with children within small-group settings, as well as, within an individualized setting. My ultimate goal has always been to help each child to overcome their challenges and to succeed within the mainstream classroom. I believe that I am a true educator, at heart, and will always have a desire to help children succeed in life. It is my hope that I will still be able to make a difference in chlidren's lives through tutoring.
After a rewarding career in teaching, I have recently retired from the Connecticut Public Schools system.

As an elementary special education teacher, I have helped many children to succeed and to reach their full potential over the past 32 years in teaching. Throughout my years of teaching, I have worked with children who have struggled
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Niantic, CT 06357
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Well prepared, organized and very personable with student and parents"

- Jodie, Quaker Hill, CT on 1/21/15
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Special Needs:
Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked as a Special Education teacher at the Elementary level for 32 years within the CT Public School system. As a dually certified teacher in both Regular Education, as well as, in Special Education, I provided direct teaching instruction in core subject areas, primarily in the areas of Reading, Language Arts, and Writing. I taught at the primary level in Grades K-3, using the school system's endorsed reading series including Macmillan and Open Court. At the upper Elementary level, in Grades 4-5, I was responsible for providing direct instruction in the areas of Reading, Language Arts and Writing, using the school system's endorsed reading programs including, Macmillan, Open Court, and Success for All. As an Elementary certified teacher, I taught both special needs and at-risk children in Grades K-5.

Phonics

I completed a 300 hour Program of Study in Orton-Gillingham training and methodology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Language Disorders Unit, Boston, Massachusetts.

As a special education teacher, I have utilized my training in Orton-Gillingham methodology to provide specific phonics instruction for special needs students, as well as, at-risk students who require a sequential, multisensory phonics program. Through teaching the strategies of the Orton-Gillingham program, my students have improved their skills in the areas of Reading, Spelling and Writing in Grades K-5.

Special Needs

I have taught as an Elementary Special Education teacher within the CT Public School system for the past 32 years. During my career as a special educator, I have provided direct teaching instruction in core subjects areas including Reading, Language Arts and Writing. In Grades K-3, I provided direct instruction in Reading, Language Arts and Writing using the school district's endorsed reading programs including Macmillan and Open Court. At the upper Elementary level, in Grades 4-5, I provided direct teaching instruction in core subject areas including Reading, Language Arts and Writing using the school district's endorsed reading programs including Macmillan, Open Court and Success for All. As a special education teacher, I also provided individualized, direct reading instruction through implementing alternative reading programs including the Let's Read series, the SRA Linguistic Reading Program, Reading A-Z and Project Read.

Study Skills

As a certified special education teacher, I have received on-going training in teaching students to utilize strategies and techniques to improve their study skills and to apply these skills to their daily learning. These techniques and strategies have also helped my students to improve their ability to prepare for tests more effectively.

Rhode Island College
Southern CT State University
Master's
University of Connecticut
Other

Education

Rhode Island College

Southern CT State University (Master's)

University of Connecticut (Other)

Well prepared, organized and very personable with student and parents — I am extremely pleased with the tutoring sessions provided by Margaret. From our initial discussions on the need for a writing tutor, Margaret listened and was able to provide feedback and outline areas where she could provide assistance. I was impressed on how well prepared and organized she was at the first tutoring meeting. Her calm and personable style allowed her to quickly put our son at ...

— Jodie, Quaker Hill, CT on 1/21/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Margaret will travel within 20 miles of Niantic, CT 06357.