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Susan T.

New Orleans, LA

$35/hour

Special Education Teacher with Wow Learning Experiences

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Louisiana State University
Elementary
Eastern Micigan University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Louisiana State University (Elementary)

Eastern Micigan University (Graduate Coursework)

About Susan

I am a certified Special Education teacher. I am committed to seeing your child be successful. I believe that students have different learning modes that can not always be neglected. I am trained in several different reading methods that can assist your child or children learn to read ,decode, and write.
Tutoring can be done two ways. I can assist with homework .The second way is I can teach your child to read, decode, encode and write. For this I will need 200 for materials or programs I will need to purchase to teach your child right up in front after we agree. This is a must because each student is different. I will also need to test your child informally if you don't have an IEP.

I have taught special education students learn how to read for 27 years from kindergarten to high school. I have an assortment of reading methods to draw on to teach the most reluctant or learning disabled student to develop reading decoding and comprehension skills.

Learning disabled students work their minds 2 to 3 times harder than those who find reading easy. So these precious children need special lessons and empathetic teachers. Overcoming a learning disability does not happen overnight. However, through retraining the brain and making different and new brain connections students become successful.

As a Resource Room teacher, I not only taught reading writing and math, but also covered science, and social studies for many different grade levels. In the classroom, I would teach reading in units to build prior knowledge, introduce vocabulary, to build interest and motivation to learn. In a tutoring situation there would be mini units or small books used to build confidence.

I have reading training in Orton-Gillingham, Wilson, Lindamood-Bell Reading Recovery, and several other reading techniques.

I am looking forward to meeting you and your child. With the training I do a coffee shop would not be the best place to meet. I would prefer to meet at the library with a study room, because I do blend music, visual, auditory and motor memory with academic learning. It makes it fun, but it more importantly it increases the child's ability to recall what they have learned. I am a professional teacher and your child's success is important. We will write up what your goals are and what your child can accomplish in a reasonable time frame.
I am a certified Special Education teacher. I am committed to seeing your child be successful. I believe that students have different learning modes that can not always be neglected. I am trained in several different reading methods that can assist your child or children learn to read ,decode, and write.
Tutoring can be done two ways. I can
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Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of New Orleans, LA 70125
In-person lessons
English:
Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Reading,
Writing
History:
Writing
Elementary Education:
ADHD,
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL, Public Speaking, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ADHD

I am a certified special education teacher who is accustomed to teaching children with ADD and ADHD disabilities. I like to use different learning styles with these disabilities to increase short memory and long term memory. It also helps them want to stay motivated.

I'm trained also in behavioral modification techniques. I can write a behavior plan if needed.

I have found that using ADHD students' energy and need for movement can be used to help retain material by spreading out around the room what you want them to learn and practice. This is not always done but is an option for some.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I have experience with TEECH techniques for children with autism. I received a 10-week training session with actual autistic children. I had high functioning students in my resource room and summer school programs.
I am also a certified special education teacher.

Dyslexia

I'm trained in Orton - Gillingham for students with dyslexia and dysgraphia. Taught students with learning disables for 27 years. I provided testing and interpretation of testing for IEPs as well as writing them.
Also have trading in many other techniques. Also certified special education teacher

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified elementary and special education teacher with 27 years I have taught or supported all subject matters at the elementary level and middle school level.

Phonics

I am trained in Orton-Gillingham methods to increase the students ability to decode and Encode the written language. I use manipulatives, and and multiple intelligences
to increase the students memory. I also have them practice reading phonic based stories.

Reading

I am trained in several reading methods that can train students who have severe dyslexia to mild reading problems.

I use diversified teaching methods to increase learning and memory.

I have taught from K-12 special education/Resource Rooms/Homebound instruction for emotionally impaired.

I am positive, upbeat, and professional.

I have started several new classrooms and programs.

I am motivated to see your child learn.

Study Skills

Each student is different when it comes to studying. The focus is moving short term memory into long term memory without it becoming mundane.

It is important to teach the student which questions they need to ask themselves while reading, listening, and being engaged with the material they are studying

They will need to learn the purposes of reading different materials and how to answer the questions or write a response. They may be asked to apply it a different way as well. These will need to be addressed.

Louisiana State University
Elementary
Eastern Micigan University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Louisiana State University (Elementary)

Eastern Micigan University (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Susan will travel within 10 miles of New Orleans, LA 70125.