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Kim W.

Twenty Years Working with Students

Twenty Years Working with Students

$45/hour

  • Pompano Beach, FL 33062

About Kim


Bio

I moved to Florida five years ago from Minnesota (brrrr). I was an ESE paraprofessional for thirteen years, working with middle school students who had an assortment of diagnoses. These included ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, organizational issues, etc. My time was spent in main stream classrooms and in our resource center where the student could get much more individualized instruction. I assisted classroom teachers in making accommodations and modifications, and was an integral part...

I moved to Florida five years ago from Minnesota (brrrr). I was an ESE paraprofessional for thirteen years, working with middle school students who had an assortment of diagnoses. These included ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, organizational issues, etc. My time was spent in main stream classrooms and in our resource center where the student could get much more individualized instruction. I assisted classroom teachers in making accommodations and modifications, and was an integral part of a team including caseworkers and administrators. I LOVED my job! But not the twenty below temperatures in Minnesota.

Since moving to Florida, I have been a substitute teacher in grades K-12. While I enjoy substitute teaching, I find that the inconsistency and class sizes really impede making a strong connection with individuals. There is not enough time in the day to give each student the attention and help he or she requires to master the material. I am hoping to get back to what I was doing in Minnesota, giving each individual the knowledge and skills required for them to succeed.

Language Arts has always been a passion of mine including reading and writing papers. A year ago I took a permanent substitute position for three months in a high school English class and truly enjoyed working with the students in my classes.

Having substituted frequently in elementary education, I have a wide knowledge of subject areas and a realization that students require differing styles of learning.

There is nothing more fulfilling to me than seeing a young person's face when they finally grasp a concept that they have been struggling with. Education is so important, but can feel so defeating when a student is not understanding something. I will always be forthright and honest if I feel that I am not the person to be teaching a particular subject. I don't want to waste anyone's time or potential! I have three "kids" of my own, and I always keep in mind what I would want for each of them.


Education

University Wisconsin Eau Claire
Social Work

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 5 miles of Pompano Beach, FL 33062
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Kim hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

Social Studies,

Social Studies

Last year, I substituted for three months in a middle school social studies class. We covered the events leading up to the American Revolution, the Revolution itself, and the formation of the new government. I'm well versed in history and different forms of government.
American History, Geography

Homeschool

Reading, Spelling

Most Popular

Reading

Other

Geography

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I spent thirteen years in Minnesota as an ESE paraprofessional working with students with ADD and ADHD. The great majority of these students were boys who just could not concentrate or sit still. I found that breaking up the instruction time with short breaks, and providing hands-on activities, were both very effective strategies. We need to make it fun!
Special Needs

Special Needs

I have spent thirteen years teaching special needs students, as well as another five years often substitute teaching children with special needs. I have worked with students with ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, Aspergers, emotional-behavioral issues, etc. ALL students have special needs; some are just more extreme than others!

Summer

Reading

$45/hour

Kim W.

$45/hour

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