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Illinois State University
Northeastern Illinois University, English (MEd)
I am a recently retired educator with a wealth of teaching experience working with diverse student populations and special needs students.
I have designed assessment tools, evaluated students and developed specialized instructional programs for students and tutored students. I specialize in helping students who struggle with reading, writing, math, organizational, study skills and for life long learning. I also have provided support as an advocate for parents who have concerns about their child's IEP and the special education process. I am a recently retired educator with a wealth of teaching experience working with diverse student populations and special needs students.
I have designed assessment tools, evaluated students and developed specialized instructional programs for students and tutored
Rate is $ 30.00 per hr per student up to 4 students at similar levels.
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I have been a special education teacher and case manager for over 30 years. I have extensive experience working with students who have experienced ADD/ADHD related problems which impacted their emotional, behavioral and academic success. I have designed behavioral plans, given inservice presentations to administrators, educators parents and special education teachers to help them understand and work successfully with students who exhibited ADD/ADHD symptoms.
I have been active in sports since I was ten years old and developed cross training regimens and bodybuilding to improve the performance of students. As a former football player I studied strength training and employed bodybuilding to maximize my abilities. As a middle school football coach I learned to understand and use body building, strength training and cardiovascular activities to train young athletes.
I began my teaching career as a reading specialist in the field of special education. I specialized in goal development for dyslexia to help students adjust to the demands of problems they faced in the classroom. As a case manager and counselor I often called upon to assess the learning problems students were encountering in the classroom. I also worked directly with students, parents and staff members on the employment of successful strategies to mete the demands students faced.
I have over thirty years of experience working with elementary age students. I have taught almost every grade accept PreK and K. I created a number of learning based projects to motivate students and help foster their creativity. I wrote designed and wrote several special summer school programs for students. I taught 3rd and 6th grade summer programs for Public Schools for students who failed during the previous school year.
I began my career as a reading teacher for general education students and later for students with special needs. I employed a number of different reading strategies and methods to help students master the skills they need to be successful learners.
I began my career as an educator as a general education teacher and worked with 3rd thru 8th grade students and later became a special education teacher, school counselor and case manager. As a case manager I was involved in all aspects of identifying, assessing and staffing students with special needs for over 25 years. At the schools I was at I tutored individual and small groups on a number of subjects specializing in reading and math support.
I have worked with students from the primary to the freshman year of high school. As a general classroom teacher, special educator and a counselor I have tutored individual and small groups of students. Research has shown there is a direct correlation with the application of the components of study skills and test taking strategies as a major factor in improving student performance.
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