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Jessica J.

Machesney Park, IL

$40/hour

Elementary Special Education Teacher

In-person lessons

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Knox College
Elementary Education
Lewis University
Master's

Education

Knox College (Elementary Education)

Lewis University (Master's)

About Jessica

I am currently an elementary special education teacher, and have been teaching for 15 years. I have worked with a variety of different grade levels at the elementary level, from Kindergarten through 6th grade. I have also worked with students with a variety of different disabilities, including specific learning disabilities, autism, ADHD, cognitive delays and emotional disabilities. I am very patient and do well at anticipating the needs of my students and how to break down material so that it is more comprehensible for them and easier for them to access.

In my teaching, I utilize a variety of different methods and techniques, depending on the needs of the student. I utilize positive reinforcement to motivate my students. I believe in focusing on their strengths and interests and building off of these when I develop my lessons. All students are capable of learning and being successful. It is just a matter of finding what works for each individual and what clicks with them. I have extensive experience doing this.

I have taught elementary level math for 15 years, including teaching it to special education students who need intensive review of material and concepts broken down to be more understandable for them.

I have taught elementary level reading for 15 years, including teaching it to special education students. I have worked with virtual non-readers and brought them up to be reading at least at a 1st grade level, if not higher.

I have taught special education for 12 years and have worked with students with a wide variety of disabilities, including learning disabilities, ADHD, autism, cognitive delays and emotional disabilities.

I have taught spelling for 15 years, including teaching it to special education students who need special techniques and strategies to remember spelling patterns.

I love working with students, particularly those that are struggling. My background in special education makes me very qualified to work with struggling learners. I look forward to meeting and working with you to help you be successful in your school work!
I am currently an elementary special education teacher, and have been teaching for 15 years. I have worked with a variety of different grade levels at the elementary level, from Kindergarten through 6th grade. I have Read more

Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Machesney Park, IL 61115
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
Reading
Special Needs:
Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Phonics,
Reading

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have been an elementary teacher for 15 years. I have taught all of the core subjects, including science and social studies, across multiple grade levels (K-6). I have a bachelor's degree in elementary education and hold my elementary education certificate.

Phonics

I have taught reading in the early grades for 15 years, the majority of those years working with special needs students who struggle with reading and phonics. I have a bachelor's degree in elementary education, which entailed learning specific strategies for teaching phonics. I have worked with students who were non-readers and brought them up to a kindergarten and 1st grade reading level by teaching them specific phonics and decoding skills.

Special Needs

I have a master's degree in special education. I have taught special education students for 12 years. I have extensive experience working with students with a variety of disabilities. I am adept at adapting instructional materials to fit the needs of individual students.

Knox College
Elementary Education
Lewis University
Master's

Education

Knox College (Elementary Education)

Lewis University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jessica will travel within 10 miles of Machesney Park, IL 61115.