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Kathie B.

Clermont, FL

$30/hour

I worked as a Special Ed teacher and School Psychologist

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Bucknell U Bloomsburg U
Sp Ed and Psychology
Marywood U
MEd
Marywood
PhD

Education

Bucknell U Bloomsburg U (Sp Ed and Psychology)

Marywood U (MEd)

Marywood (PhD)

About Kathie

I have a Master's in Education from Marywood University. I am certified in special education and school psychology. I attended various universities in Pennsylvania. I was employed as a special education teacher and school psychologist.

I have taught and also assessed and identified all exceptionalities. These exceptionalities include mental retardation, learning disabled, ADHD, behavioral disorders, autism and dyslexia which is a specific learning disability. I have worked with youngsters from K to 12th grade who have learning and/or behavioral difficulties. I also had an only sister who was Down Syndrome and lived with me when our Mother was confined to a nursing facility due to a stroke.

I'm gifted in motivating those I work with and have various strategies to assist one in learning effectively. I am committed to obtaining sound results to those I work with. I will utilize a variety of techniques until I discover just what will help the individual achieve. I am also available on weekends.

In my approach to tutoring reading I begin by identifying the level the student is in reading or math. In readiness reading I teach oral, auditory and visual recognition of letters. The sounds associated with single and combination letters follows. I teach sound recognition in correspondence to the manner in which one learns to speak. It is novel and I have been extremely successful with this approach. The ability to acquire a sight vocabulary is introduced. I furnish word cards and these are to be reinforced through daily review and repetition. the ability to read sentences is introduced and established using progressive sight vocabulary techniques and word analysis skills necessary for word recognition and efficiency in independent reading. My experience has shown me that those with difficulties in reading benefit from phonetic interventions.
I have a Master's in Education from Marywood University. I am certified in special education and school psychology. I attended various universities in Pennsylvania. I was employed as a special education teacher and school psychologist.

I have taught and also assessed and identified all exceptionalities. These exceptionalities include
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Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Clermont, FL 34715
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
English, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADHD,
Dyslexia,
Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADHD

As a certified special education teacher, I have assessed, defined and taught individuals with ADHD for many years. I have had proven results. This is because no one case fits all. I tailor the program to the child's needs. I work with the student on organization, focusing and refocusing. Many student with ADHD have difficulty with study skills and this should be included. Many students with ADHD have difficulty with math and reading and benefit from drills and repetition

Dyslexia

I have assessed and taught dyslexic children for many years. I have an approach that is interesting, fun and proven successful with those I have worked. I utilize word-letter, sound-letter, written letter and sound and sight word approaches. Reading disabilities are both broad and narrow. Each child is unique in their way of learning.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified teacher with a master's degree in education. I have taught for eighteen years children who have been in grades K through eighth. I have taught all subject areas. I assess what level the child is at and what his or her strength and weaknesses are. I provide instruction and remediation on what type of instruction will best suit the youngster. I teach a letters recognition approach with letter sound association through visual, auditory and written methods. I highlight repetition of sight words and phonetic approach to sounding out unknowns.

Handwriting

I have experience with years of teaching children to write manuscript and cursive. Children love learning to write in cursive and I believe it enhances one's self assurance.

Phonics

I have taught children to learn the alphabet and the sound that correspond with letters and combinations. Phonics was an important and emphasized subject in my classroom. Since I am also a school psychologist I can readily identify when there is a difficulty with learning or a true disability such as dyslexia. A student requires a strong, solid knowledge of phonics to supplement sight word acquisition.

Special Needs

I have a BS and MS in Special Education. I taught both elementary and high school levels in self contained situations. I also taught as an itinerant. I have worked with both the mentally handicapped and learning disabled. I also have experience with autism. I taught all subject areas except music, physical education and art.

Bucknell U Bloomsburg U
Sp Ed and Psychology
Marywood U
MEd
Marywood
PhD

Education

Bucknell U Bloomsburg U (Sp Ed and Psychology)

Marywood U (MEd)

Marywood (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kathie will travel within 12 miles of Clermont, FL 34715.