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Sister Solana D.

Executive Functioning/ Social Skills/ Autism/ Orton-Gillingham

Executive Functioning/ Social Skills/ Autism/ Orton-Gillingham

$30/hour

  • 125 hours tutoring

About Sister Solana


Bio

I have ten years experience working with students with special learning needs, ages 4-22. I have tutored children with Autism spectrum disorders and helped them get ahead in school. Subjects included Reading and Writing to improve hand motor coordination.

I am the co-creator of a new autism program. This program was developed as an alternative to ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis). It teaches how to learn to make choices, instead of using a rewards and consequence method.

My tutoring methods...

I have ten years experience working with students with special learning needs, ages 4-22. I have tutored children with Autism spectrum disorders and helped them get ahead in school. Subjects included Reading and Writing to improve hand motor coordination.

I am the co-creator of a new autism program. This program was developed as an alternative to ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis). It teaches how to learn to make choices, instead of using a rewards and consequence method.

My tutoring methods use 20 minutes of left brained learning, and 20 minutes of right brain learning, to help students reduce stress and maximize their results.

I have taught elementary social skills, art, reading, and writing and Math, science and social studies.

I am an avid reader and have published my own children's book.

I have certification in special education, K-12.

I have taught social skills and conflict resolution. Topics include anger management, anti-bullying, problem solving, communication skills, etc.

I also have training in The Orton Gillingham (Spire) Reading program.

I am currently managing a learning center for students with special learning needs.

Please feel free to get in touch with me. I look forward to helping you achieve.


Education

LYNN UNIVERSITY
B.A. in Communications and Media

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I designed an age appropriate Elementary social skills program at Ave Maria Prep School in Florida. Topics included skill streaming with basic communication skills. Students role played or wrote a script to learn about making eye contact, listening, introductions and conversation skills.
Homeschool,

Homeschool

I have assisted students who need extra help, navigating their homeschool curriculum. Students have learnt study skills, on note taking, organization, and presentation styles. The programs I helped with include Clever, ESOL, and Florida Sunshine State Standards. I have helped students understand program objectives, and the goals, they need to achieve for each unit and helped them understand subject specific lesson plans, for ELA and Math.
Reading,

Reading

I have been trained in an Orton Gillingham program called Spire. I am committed to helping students at different stages of decoding and comprehension.
Vocabulary

English

Reading,

Reading

I have been trained in an Orton Gillingham program called Spire. I am committed to helping students at different stages of decoding and comprehension.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I took the Toefl many years ago, even though I was fluent in English. I scored over 85 percent.
Writing,

Writing

I am a published children's book author. I have written news articles for various publications, in journalism school.
English, Literature, Proofreading, Vocabulary

History

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I am currently finishing a Theology degree at Catholic Distance University.
Religion,

Religion

I am a Catholic nun who is majoring in theology. I have studied world religions and taught religion to students with special learning needs and at church.
Geography

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I designed an age appropriate Elementary social skills program at Ave Maria Prep School in Florida. Topics included skill streaming with basic communication skills. Students role played or wrote a script to learn about making eye contact, listening, introductions and conversation skills.
Reading,

Reading

I have been trained in an Orton Gillingham program called Spire. I am committed to helping students at different stages of decoding and comprehension.
Writing,

Writing

I am a published children's book author. I have written news articles for various publications, in journalism school.
English

Language

TOEFL

TOEFL

I took the Toefl many years ago, even though I was fluent in English. I scored over 85 percent.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I designed an age appropriate Elementary social skills program at Ave Maria Prep School in Florida. Topics included skill streaming with basic communication skills. Students role played or wrote a script to learn about making eye contact, listening, introductions and conversation skills.
Reading,

Reading

I have been trained in an Orton Gillingham program called Spire. I am committed to helping students at different stages of decoding and comprehension.
Writing,

Writing

I am a published children's book author. I have written news articles for various publications, in journalism school.
English

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I am currently finishing a Theology degree at Catholic Distance University.
Religion,

Religion

I am a Catholic nun who is majoring in theology. I have studied world religions and taught religion to students with special learning needs and at church.
Geography

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I have been Trained in implementing Executive Function Strategies that deal with memory, planning, and decision making. I have 7 years experience working with students with ADHD. I taught them Strategies to manage Attention, Memory, time management, test taking skills, anger management. An example would be the SLANT strategy to pay attention. S-sit straight L-lean forward A-Act interested N-Nod T-track teacher Students had to pick a strategy of the month to work on. Those who persevered were rewarded.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I have Certification in social skills from AFIRM (Autism Focused Intervention Resources and Modules). I am the Co creator of a new Autism program that replaces self stimulation behaviors through Learning to make choices, and training your will, instead of the reward, consequence methods.
Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

Training in Orton Gillingham reading program at Ave Maria Preparatory School in Florida. I teach a reading program called Spire. It's based on the Orton-Gillingham method of multi-sensory learning for dyslexia. Spire is the top reading program recommended by the International Dyslexia Association. I have a certification in Special Education K-12 from the state of Florida.
Special Needs

Special Needs

I have been a special education teacher for the past 10 years, working with ages 4-22. I have a certification in Special Education K-12 from the state of Florida. I have been trained to teach reading to students with dyslexia, social skills students with autism and executive functioning strategies to students who need help with memory, organization and study skills.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I designed an age appropriate Elementary social skills program at Ave Maria Prep School in Florida. Topics included skill streaming with basic communication skills. Students role played or wrote a script to learn about making eye contact, listening, introductions and conversation skills.
Reading,

Reading

I have been trained in an Orton Gillingham program called Spire. I am committed to helping students at different stages of decoding and comprehension.
Writing

Writing

I am a published children's book author. I have written news articles for various publications, in journalism school.

Test Preparation

TOEFL

TOEFL

I took the Toefl many years ago, even though I was fluent in English. I scored over 85 percent.

Examples of Expertise


Sister Solana has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 3 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Astute Tutor, kind and good knowledge.

Sister Solana is great; caring and patient. Her technique is unique to each student and she has been able to inspire our child who has ADHD and dyslexia. A true teacher. We would like to have her every day if we could!

Ciarelle, 9 lessons with Sister Solana

Patient, caring and experienced tutor

Sister Solana is helping my six-year old son with reading comprehension. She is very patient. She is thoughtful and clear. She communicates wonderfully, making virtual tutoring very easy and effective. Highly pleased with her.

Matt, 25 lessons with Sister Solana

Knowledgeable tutor

We highly recommend Sister Solana as a tutor. She has been working with my son for couple of months and we already noticed a big difference, he is learning much faster. Sister Solana is a very patient and dedicated teacher.

Alla, 25 lessons with Sister Solana

Knowledgeable and patient

Sister Solana worked with my 2nd grade son. She is very patient and he loved her and came out the tutoring session very confident. Look forward to working with her further.

Porsha, 14 lessons with Sister Solana

Helpful and Patient tutor

Sister Solona showed up on time, had great communication, and was very patient with my child. Unfortunately I can’t afford regular tutoring at the time but the one time session was helpful and I would recommend her to anyone seeking tutoring to a child. Very nice, responsive, and professional.

Delilah, 1 lesson with Sister Solana
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