Manhattanville College (Psychology)
Fairfield Univ Fairfield, CT (Master's)
My name is Ali and I am seeking opportunities to tutor students after school and possibly on the weekends. I have a master's degree and certification in special education (grades K-12) from Fairfield University. I also have over five years of experience in providing academic and behavioral support to students in grades K-8. My teaching philosophy is that all children can learn and achieve high standards when provided with with the appropriate environment and support.
As a special educator, I strive to get to know my students by learning about their interests, strengths and needs. I use this information to not only build a rapport with the students I teach, but also to personalize instruction. I use my creativity and differentiation skills to design materials that motivate, engage and support each learner. My teaching portfolio includes some of my best work. If you are interested in my services, I would be happy to share it.
In addition to my qualifications, I love working with children and consider myself a big kid at heart!
My name is Ali and I am seeking opportunities to tutor students after school and possibly on the weekends. I have a master's degree and certification in special education (grades K-12) from Fairfield University. I also have over five years of experience in providing academic and behavioral support to students in grades K-8. My teaching philosophy
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I have over five years of experience working with students who have autism in grades K-8. My experience with this population began in May 2011 when I was hired as an applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapist for a private clinic. As an ABA therapist, I implemented and collected data on academic and behavioral programs for children with autism, ages 4-8.
My experience as an ABA therapist helped prepare me for a full-time position in the complex learners cohort, an ABA program (within a public school district) for children with autism and related disorders. I started as a special education paraprofessional in October 2011 and was promoted two years later to special education trainer. To obtain this promotion, I had to pass a 16-week training course in ABA methods. As a special education trainer, I was assigned to higher-need students and was responsible for implementing comprehensive behavioral support plans while collecting extensive data to monitor student progress. In both positions, I provided academic and behavioral support to students with autism and related disorders in grades K-8. I worked in the CLC for four and a half years, including summers.
I also student taught in the CLC from January 2016 to May 2016. As a student teacher, I planned and adapted instruction for middle school aged-students with autism, ADHD, intellectual and multiple disabilities. I developed and monitored programs to target IEP objectives. Moreover, I led three classes and had opportunities to co-teach.
From June to August 2016, I worked as a first grade special education teacher for a summer learning program. I led a class of 13 students, including eight children with autism.
I currently work as a full-time special education tutor (a certified position) for students with
autism at a public elementary school. I also provide after school support to a 10-year-old boy with autism and apraxia of speech 1-2 times a week.