University of Hawaii at Hilo /University of Hawaii at Manoa (Psychology)
I was born here in Hawaii and grew up on the Big Island. My education includes a Degree from the University of Hawaii at Hilo with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Learning and Behavior and, a BA in History from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. In addition, I have a substitute teaching certification from McKinley School for Adults and a substitute teacher for the Hawaii State Department of Education. I have experience working with students of various cognitive functioning levels and I have worked the gambit of students that range from mainstream classrooms settings all the way to fully self-contained classroom (FSC) environments.
Spelling can be a challenge for some students using method like chucking or repetition can help reinforce a student’s potential for learns to spell words more correctly. What also increases retention of spelling of words is writing it down and using it in sentences.
I have tutored people before in history and help persons struggling with understanding history or political concepts. History will always have relevance in learning and will create a person with developed sense of critical thinking skills.
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Mahalo I was born here in Hawaii and grew up on the Big Island. My education includes a Degree from the University of Hawaii at Hilo with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Learning and Behavior and, a BA in History from the University
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I am an experienced skills trainer (now part time) that works with students with ADHD. One of my former clients several years ago was a male elementary school age high functioning diagnosed ADHD co-morbid ODD/ runner, worked with client improving organizational skills and coping skills. Replacement behaviors replaced avoidance behaviors such as running client was able to work with peers in a close environment. I currently work with same population in school as substitute.
I work in past and currently with students with Autism of various cognitive levels. It is important for me to know students I would work with autism is to know what are the students fast and slow triggers to negative behavior. This could be anything from sensitivity to light and sound (slow triggers) to other things such as hunger and sleep (slow triggers). When working with students with autism I offer choices between preferred and non-preferred task help create rapport with the student and I. Another way I work with students is allow for brakes to work such as a 2 -3 mins breaks set by a timer and immediately reinforce desired behavior such as getting back on task.
My experience with political science stem from both the academic and on the application side. For example, in academics I took courses on the various types of government structures and different types of political philosophies. Examples include understanding the different between a direct democracy and representative democracy. There are other philosophies such as with who controls the means of production. On the applied side of the spectrum I have written various pieces of proposed legislation and resolutions that are currently in discussion in both houses of the Hawaii Legislature come next session. I also write political platforms for several campaigns here in Hawaii.
The experience that qualifies me for tutoring study skills is that I work currently as a skills trainer with clients of various ages and cognitive levels. I have aided students with developing organizing skills in order to have greater efficiency with schoolwork or school material. Techniques include, having folders for various classes and, regularly cleaning out desk for erroneous items. Better organization lead to greater confidence in student’s abilities and greater efficacy with time which leads to less frustration with school and school work.