Kelly O.

Marietta, GA

$50/hour

Special Education teacher with a SPECIAL GIFT

In-person lessons
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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
HCC; Westfield State
Master's

Education

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

HCC; Westfield State (Master's)

About Kelly

Current parent references are available upon requests.
With 20 years of teaching experience in Massachusetts and Georgia and a nominee for TOTY here in Georgia I am sure I can make a difference. I am a certified teacher of students with disabilities, currently employed with Cobb County, that include ASD, LD, OHI, ADD/ADHD, as well as students without an eligibility but who are not achieving academically to the level a parent believes they can reach. Dyslexia and Dyscalculia are not "eligibilities" but are considered under the eligibility of LD. Specialized, researched based materials are used to develop your child's weaknesses and utilize their strengths while they increase self awareness. Strategies and skills they can utilize in school enable students to close the achievement gap and enjoy their educational experience. My philosophy is that the whole child needs to be taught not just meeting state standards. Standardized educational evaluations are utilized to determine a plan that will enhance their time spent tutoring and be evidence of their learning.

*A background check has occurred for me to be an employee of my school. I also can provide current observation reports, principal recommendations and current parent references.
Current parent references are available upon requests.
With 20 years of teaching experience in Massachusetts and Georgia and a nominee for TOTY here in Georgia I am sure I can make a difference. I am a certified teacher of students with disabilities, currently employed with Cobb County, that include ASD, LD, OHI, ADD/
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Special pricing for multiple hours

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Marietta, GA 30066
In-person lessons
English:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics,
Reading,
Study Skills, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

SMART BUT SCATTERED? Is this your student? Being the mom of a twice gifted child I understand the personal and professional side of this area. There's nothing more frustrating as a teacher and a mom, than to see a child struggle with every day tasks such as work completion, organization, or simply staying on task. Research shows many kids lack or are behind in crucial "executive skills". Working together with parents and children we can identify your child's strengths and weaknesses, use activities and techniques to boost specific skills, and problem solve daily routines. I have been teaching students with ADD/ADHD for 20 years. The simple interventions that can be used during a school day or tutoring is an area of expertise for me and I work closely with OTs to get ideas if I am not seeing positive changes. SMALL CHANGES can lead up to BIG IMPROVEMENTS!

Aspergers

I am a certified teacher of students with disabilities. After teaching several children with AS It's clear every child has unique likes and dislikes and most importantly strengths and weaknesses academically. As a tutor for several of these kids I've found my biggest Impact to be helping them communicate strategies that we discover effective to their school teachers. As a behavior specialist I have had trainings regarding the intricacies of AS but realize these students are most importantly individuals who have the need to be understood and accepted for their differences as well as achieve academic success.

Autism

I am a certified special education teacher who currently teaches students with moderate to severe autism. I am trained in SCERTS which is the strategy of assisting a child with regulating emotions to support their learning. I also actively incorporate occupational therapy techniques to assist with sensory processing while successfully teaching children how to improve reading comprehension, written expression and math skills.

Dyslexia

I am the parent of a child with dyslexia and have references upon request. I am trained to incorporate Gillingham and Lindamood Bell material. I AM NOT a Lindamood Bell clinician.

Elementary (K-6th)

I currently hold a Georgia certificate and am certified to teach all curriculum areas in the elementary through middle school. I also have Georgia certification in the area of special education and hold a Master's Degree Special Education. My skills to teach students strategies to help them be successful in the class on a daily basis are excellent and personal references are available.

Elementary Math

I currently utilize Singapore math, a method based on the primary textbooks and syllabus from the national curriculum of Singapore. These textbooks have a consistent and strong emphasis on problem solving and model drawing with an in depth understanding of the essential math skills. Explanations of math concepts are exceptionally clear and simple. I also utilize TouchMath, a leading multi sensory teaching and learning math program that has been proven to increase math success.

Phonics

I am trained in Fundations, Orton Gillingham, Language! Intervention series as well as a federally trained Read First teacher who taught first grade to struggling learners. Materials for teaching phonics are researched based. All students are assessed using Dibels and progress monitoring material to show evidence of student progression. Brigance assessment completed for academic achievement base line data so parents can track student growth.

Reading

I have GA certification in the area of reading P-6. I have also recently trained in the Orto. Gillingham methodology of teaching reading to children who struggle with acquiring early literacy skills. I use a number of assessment methods to track the growth of students individually and report to parents frequently how much progress is being made.

Special Needs

I am currently licensed and considered Highly Qualified as a Special Education teacher. I have been teaching students with disabilities for 19 years using various teaching strategies to accommodate individual learning styles. Sensory integration strategies are implemented while teaching students who have sensitivities to noise or who are easily distracted. I incorporate technology to support learning so that data can easily be collected as students improve reading and math skills.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
HCC; Westfield State
Master's

Education

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

HCC; Westfield State (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Special pricing for multiple hours

Travel policy

Kelly will travel within 5 miles of Marietta, GA 30066.