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Crystal L.

Amesbury, MA

$40/hour

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Salem State University
Elementary Education
Rivier College
Master's
Endicott College
Graduate Coursework

Education

Salem State University (Elementary Education)

Rivier College (Master's)

Endicott College (Graduate Coursework)

About Crystal

Currently, I teach fifth through sixth grade special education in a language based learning classroom. I have been an active tutor for 13 years. I tutor students in elementary and middle school in reading fluency, reading comprehension, writing, test prep, and mathematics (through Algebra 2). My master's degree is in learning disabilities which certifies me to teach grades 1 to 12. I recently completed my Wilson Steps 1-6 practicum, which qualifies me as a certified Wilson Instructor. Because I am a special education teacher, I recognize the extreme challenges that students with learning disabilities face, I will effectively face those challenges with dedication, determination and creativity.

The opportunity to have a relationship with a student, work with them one on one, and assist the student to reach his/her full potential is an incredible journey that I feel privileged to be a part of. I have had the pleasure of working with students over his/her elementary and middle school careers. The students become part of my family, so tutoring is not a job for me, but an opportunity to work with children who need help learning strategies to find success.

Learning is something that I enjoy, so I have taken (and continue to take) courses and professional development to better myself as a teacher. I teach math simply, using real life examples, drawings, songs, and manipulative so that the students have a foundation to their learning. I make worksheets, games, and activities for the student to practice to have them feel comfortable with each topic.

Reading is one of my favorite pastimes. I use my knowledge of spelling, phonemes, reading comprehension strategies, and writing in a variety of engaging activities to practice the skills necessary to be a successful reader, writer, and speaker.

Finding a tutor that you connect with, feel comfortable asking questions to, and be able to have a relationship with are the keys to success. Please email me, so that we can chat and discuss if I am the right person for you.
Currently, I teach fifth through sixth grade special education in a language based learning classroom. I have been an active tutor for 13 years. I tutor students in elementary and middle school in reading fluency, reading comprehension, writing, test prep, and mathematics (through Algebra 2). My master's degree is in learning disabilities which Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

My rate includes transportation, preparation of lesson, and an hour long session with your child.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Amesbury, MA 01913
Math:
Algebra 1, Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
SAT Math
Science:
Elementary Science
English:
Grammar, Reading,
SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Common Core,
SAT Math, SAT Reading
Language:
Reading,
Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Common Core,
Dyslexia,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Phonics, Reading,
Special Needs,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
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.

Common Core

I have been an elementary school teacher for multiple grades for the past twelve years. I have also done work directly with the Massachusetts Department of Education creating curriculum for students with all abilities. I would create lessons using the common core, and tier it based on the kids needs (i.e.: if a student reads below grade level, if a student is hard of hearing, etc.). I have also reviewed the Common Core hundreds of times to complete MCAS Alternate Assessment Portfolios for my students, whom are unable to take standardized testing.

Dyslexia

I am a Wilson Language Certified Teacher, which is a program specifically made for students and adults who have dyslexia. This program, when taught systematically over a course of time has shown huge success is a person with dyslexia's reading, writing, and spelling abilities.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught in the elementary classroom setting for the past twelve years. I am confident in the curriculum, expectations, and needs of the students for each grade level. I have accumulated many books, manipulative, and created activities/ games over the years to aid students in all subject areas across the grades. Also, because I teach students with a variety of abilities, I tier my lessons to support the children in their individual needs.

Elementary Math

Mathematics is a subject that requires understanding of number sense in order to build from that foundation. Not only have I taught mathematics for twelve years, including elementary math, I also continue to take college courses to further my skills and strategies in algebra and geometry.

Reading

I have taught reading using a balanced literacy approach for twelve years. I have background with many different programs to promote progress in spelling, reading comprehension, fluency, phonics, and listening comprehension. I am a certified Wilson trainer which is a program used for children diagnosed with dyslexia.

Special Needs

I have two special education licenses in Massachusetts. The first is in moderate disabilities: grades 1 - 5, the second is in moderate disabilities grades 5 - 12. I received my degree in learning disabilities through Rivier College in 2006. I teach the students academic and life skills to be more independent, passionate learners. As a special education teacher, I teach all subjects and modify the curriculum to meet the needs of all students. I use the core curriculum as a guide of what skills need to be learned, and create lessons so that each child is successful no matter what their ability may be.

Study Skills

In my school district, I was appointed the study skills coordinator for a semester to help improve the students' homework & standardized test scores. I planned out the curriculum and created materials to guide the students to study skill strategies. In my weekly lessons I incorporated songs, organizers, and skills to improve the students' study skills.

Salem State University
Elementary Education
Rivier College
Master's
Endicott College
Graduate Coursework

Education

Salem State University (Elementary Education)

Rivier College (Master's)

Endicott College (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

My rate includes transportation, preparation of lesson, and an hour long session with your child.

Travel policy

Crystal will travel within 15 miles of Amesbury, MA 01913.