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Mary Alice K.

I love working with kids who don't fit in a "box."

I love working with kids who don't fit in a "box."

$40/hour

  • Flanagan, IL 61740

About Mary Alice


Bio

I have been teaching for over two decades and have loved every minute of it. I began my career working with kids in an alternative school who had just transferred out of the Illinois Department of Corrections out who had been expelled from their Public schools. These students ranged in age from 12-22 in all subject areas including English, mathematics, science, social sciences, and vocational education. From there I started teaching in a special education setting. I have taught all academic...

I have been teaching for over two decades and have loved every minute of it. I began my career working with kids in an alternative school who had just transferred out of the Illinois Department of Corrections out who had been expelled from their Public schools. These students ranged in age from 12-22 in all subject areas including English, mathematics, science, social sciences, and vocational education. From there I started teaching in a special education setting. I have taught all academic subjects to junior high and high school students with special needs.

I believe all students can learn and will be lifelong learners. I believe we all have different gifts and talents to share with and compliment one another. Some of my favorite memories are seeing struggling learners, the ones who lost hope, and the ones who weren't believed in succeed. Let's do this!!

When I'm teaching concepts that may be difficult for students, I always try to link the material to something that's important to the student. When we relate the material to something we're interested in, it makes more sense.

I have a BS in Special Education and Elementary Education, a MS in Special Education. I've been teaching students with special needs for nearly 25 years. In that time, I've learned we all unique and have different methods of learning. I'll try anything and everything and won't give up. I believe all students can succeed.

I'll be your cheerleader right from the start because I believe in you. Contact me. If like to learn about you so I can help you succeed.


Education

Eastern Illinois University
Education
Illinois State University
Masters

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $40
  • Travel policy: Within 35 miles of Flanagan, IL 61740
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I have worked with students with special needs including Autism, ADHD, Specific Learning Disabilities (dyslexia), Emotional Disabilities, Cognitive Disabilities, and Traumatic Brain Injury for 24 years. I am a lifelong learner and continue to attend training to stay current with methods and strategies. I have taught in resource, instructional, life skills, and adaptive living skills settings. I have also worked in the residential setting. I instruct and help general education staff implement appropriate programming, accommodations, and modifications for these individuals to participate in the general education setting to the fullest extent possible.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I have worked with kids with autism who are high functioning and who are nonverbal. Each student is different and needs a unique approach. I currently train staff to implement programs appropriate for students with autism to participate in the general education setting to the maximum extent possible. BS in Special Education.
Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

I have worked with students with Specific Learning Disabilities, dyslexia, for 24 years in a public education setting. I utilize a variety of methods to present material so that students can experience it in a way in which they are familiar. I have kids ages 8-22. BS in Special Education.
Special Needs

Special Needs

I have a BS in Special Education and Elementary Education, a MS in Special Education and 24 years of teaching experience. I am a lifelong learner and strive to share my life of learning with all my students. I have worked with students in a variety of placements including residential, alternative school, instructional, resource, and co-taught.

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$40/hour

Mary Alice K.

$40/hour

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