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Marsha C.

Kaneohe, HI

$50/hour

36 years teaching Special Education and all Elementary school subjects

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Background check passed as of 9/16/14
4.9 average from 158 ratings
Very patient and understanding
— Royce, Kaneohe, HI on 12/10/14

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Gordon College
psychology
Temple University
MEd
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Graduate Coursework

Education

Gordon College (psychology)

Temple University (MEd)

University of Hawaii at Manoa (Graduate Coursework)

About Marsha

I am a recently retired teacher from Hawaii Department of Education, after 35 years of teaching in both public and private schools. I have a master's degree in special education at the elementary school level. I love working with children and believe all children can learn and want to learn. I am dedicated to helping them find their best
method of learning and to use that to help them experience success. Once a child has felt success and feels good about him or herself, there is no stopping them! I will work with your child until they are confident in the area(s) they need help in. I believe in having an open relationship with the parents so that you feel comfortable talking to me whenever you have concerns about your child.

I have worked with all types of children and all types of disabilities, including children with visual impairments, ADHD, Autism, Learning Disabilities, and physical disabilities. I am trained and experienced with teaching reading, vocabulary, spelling, grammar, creative writing, elementary math, science, social studies, and study skills. I have also been trained in the Orton Gillingham reading method. I hope you will allow me the opportunity to work with your child and help them to develop a love for learning. I especially believe that if a child is good at reading, it will make success in all other subjects possible and will allow them to experience life as an exciting adventure!
I am a recently retired teacher from Hawaii Department of Education, after 35 years of teaching in both public and private schools. I have a master's degree in special education at the elementary school level. I love working with children and believe all children can learn and want to learn. I am dedicated to helping them find their best Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Kaneohe, HI 96744
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Very patient and understanding"

- Royce, Kaneohe, HI on 12/10/14

"Great tutor!"

- Marissa, Kaneohe, HI on 9/20/15

"Great Tutor"

- Haunani, Kailua, HI on 6/24/15

"Experienced tutor that keeps my daughter focused and engaged."

- Jacee-Lynn, Kaneohe, HI on 6/19/15

"Great Tutor"

- Patrina, Kaneohe, HI on 2/5/15

"Great tutor"

- Allison, Kailua, HI on 12/16/14

"Excellent tutor with great suggestions!"

- Whitney, Kailua, HI on 11/10/14
English:
English, Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
Common Core, SSAT
History:
Social Studies
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Aspergers, Autism,
Dyslexia,
Phonics,
Special Needs

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

I have a masters degree in special education and have worked with students who have AD/ADHD for 35 years in special education classrooms in both private and public schools

Autism

I have taught students with autism throughout my 34 years of teaching special education. With my master's degree in special ed, I have taken several courses designed to customize learning for those within the Autistic spectrum. When I worked in a special ed. preschool for 6 years, each year at least half of my students had autism. I can work with Behavioral support plans and completed all required data sheets for autistic students as well as assess their skill levels and evaluate their progress.

Dyslexia

I have a master's degree in special education. I have taught a variety of reading methods to special needs students depending on their best channel of learning. I have worked with special education students in reading for 25 years. I know many different strategies that might help these students. I have tutored Dyslexic students how to read using the Orton Gillingham method, phonics methods and whole language. I determine which channel of learning the child learns best through and try to accommodate the special needs of each child when tutoring. We would start with reading at a level the student feels success at, then we begin to build on that, using the child's pride in their success to motivate them to learn more and read more.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught at the elementary school level for 35 years in both public and private schools, teaching and tutoring in all academic subjects. I have also tutored privately since 1985, working with elementary school children.I have a masters degree in special education.

Elementary Math

I have taught elementary school students for 35 years in public and private schools. My resource room has included math instruction at all elementary levels. Students with both dyscalcula and dysgraphia have been in my classes.

Grammar

As a special education teacher of elementary school students for 35 years, I taught grammar as part of the Language Arts instruction. Students learned syntax, rules, semantics, etc. as appropriate to their grade level. They wrote creative writing work every day.

Handwriting

I have been trained in Orton Gillingham reading method which has a specific technique for helping students with handwriting, consequently helping them with spelling also. Part of the Language Arts teaching I have done in special education has also included tutoring in handwriting. I have a masters degree in special education. I have taught at the elementary school level for 35 years.

Phonics

As part of being a reading teacher in my classrooms for 35 years, I have taught phonics as part of the reading technique. I also use Orton Gillingham phonics method as appropriate. Phonics is very important to understand in order to sound out words you are not familiar with.

Reading

Reading was taught every day for 35 years to my sped students. I read to the students and they read to me. Students as young as kindergarten were learning phonics and whole language in order to be able to access the content of books on their own.

Social Studies

I have had 35 years of teaching in the public school system, which included teaching Social Studies to various grade levels. I have taught and tutored both American History and World History. I have also done private tutoring in my home with students in elementary and secondary levels. I have taught Social Studies to both special education students as well as regular education students. My Master's Degree in Education included coursework in both areas of History.

Special Needs

I have a masters degree in special education and have taught in this field for 35 years in both public and private schools. My students have all had special needs, encompassing all the disabilities. I have learned how to individualize the teaching to best present lessons by accommodating the material for each student and his/her disability.

Spelling

Spelling was taught every week for 35 years in my sped classroom. Spelling rules were part of the curriculum and children became comfortable enough with spelling to do a lot of creative writing on a regular basis.

Study Skills

Many of the students I have taught have difficulty with organization, study habits, attention to detail and planning. Study skills is part of what I have had to teach in order to help each child learn how to attack the various assignments they are given. Study skills are not taught much any more in the school system, so I find it an essential part of tutoring. I have a masters degree in special education. I have taught at the elementary school level for 35 years.

Vocabulary

We had a word wall in my sped classroom for 35 years, and new vocabulary was put on the wall weekly. Each student also had their own vocabulary books where they wrote new words they encountered in their reading. It was exciting when they started to use these new words in their speech and in their writing.

Gordon College
psychology
Temple University
MEd
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Graduate Coursework

Education

Gordon College (psychology)

Temple University (MEd)

University of Hawaii at Manoa (Graduate Coursework)

Very patient and understanding — Marsha is one of those tutors that you hope you always get! She's understanding with my child and listens to what she has to say, and is also very patient with us as the parents! I couldn't have gotten a better tutor and person!!! ...

— Royce, Kaneohe, HI on 12/10/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Marsha will travel within 10 miles of Kaneohe, HI 96744.