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Jessica C.

Blackstone, MA

$55/hour

Licensed Teacher in Elementary 1-6 and Special Education PreK-12

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 6/23/14

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Fitchburg State College
Elementary Ed 1-6
Framingham State University
Graduate Coursework
Bridgewater State University
Master's

Education

Fitchburg State College (Elementary Ed 1-6)

Framingham State University (Graduate Coursework)

Bridgewater State University (Master's)

About Jessica

Hello! If you are looking for a tutor for students at the Elementary, Middle school level or a student with special needs (should have a copy of current IEP) then I may be a good fit for your child. If your child is struggling with Reading Comprehension, Writing Skills, Basic Math, Test Taking Skills, and Study Skills among other areas he or she is having difficulty, then I would be a great fit.

My training and experience enable me to easily:

* identify where students are with their learning,
* design personalized, effective instructional plans, and
* help students to quickly gain confidence and skills, all the while
* having fun!

As you can see my knowledge in regards to teaching and working with students makes me highly qualified to tutor your child. If this sounds like what you may be looking for, I would welcome a chance to discuss your goals and how I can help. I am confident that I can serve most students very well, and look forward to hearing from you.
Hello! If you are looking for a tutor for students at the Elementary, Middle school level or a student with special needs (should have a copy of current IEP) then I may be a good fit for your child. If your child is struggling with Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Blackstone, MA 01504
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Special Needs

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

I have been a Special Education teacher since 2006 and have worked mostly with students that have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. Working with students that have ADD/ADHD can at times be difficult but once you are able to get the students attention, which can be done in many ways, can be incredibly rewarding. I have also worked at Residential Schools in which the majority of the students have ADD/ADHD and I have always found a way to obtain the students focus.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a highly qualified Elementary teacher, have worked with Elementary level students since 1988 here in MA and in FL. I mostly worked with students in grades 3-6. With Elementary students I always differentiated lessons so that I could reach every student in my class. I mostly like working with manipulatives which students always love. When I was a tutor years ago, I would always bring manipulatives and other fun ways to teach and reinforce the subject that we were working on.

Elementary Math

I have taught Elementary math for over 20 years in the classroom and as a tutor. When teaching Elementary math I use many strategies including manipulative which help the students learn quicker and have fun while learning.

Grammar

When I teacher grammar I create lessons that are tailor-made to meet the needs of students, and should weave both prescriptive and descriptive practices into relevant, meaningful instruction. Before I start teaching grammar I do an assessment so that I can begin building individualized grammar instruction by comparing what students must know with what they already know.

Reading

During the 20 or so years that I have been teaching, when working on reading skills I like engaging students in active reading practices which can help them become more involved in their reading, thus aiding comprehension and retention. I particularly like to work on oral reading skills which increase reading fluency, comprehension and vocabulary.

Special Needs

I have 2 certifications in Moderate Disabilities PreK-8 and 9-12. I mainly work with students in ELA and Math. Working with students in ELA I show them different strategies when it comes to reading comprehension, writing essays, and even worked with students on their confidence when it comes to reading orally. When working with students on reading comprehension and writing it carries over to other subjects such as history and the sciences. When I am working with students in Math, I at times work with manipulative's which can help students when trying to master say their multiplication facts. As a Special Education teacher I have also had to work with students on their behaviors, especially when their behavior is disrupting the rest of the class, this is Behavior Management. I have worked as an Inclusion Special Education teacher, Resource Room teacher, Sub-Separate teacher which usually has 2-3 different grades, have co-taught, worked at Residential and public schools. I am highly qualified when it comes to Elementary Level.

Spelling

When it comes to teaching spelling, a students’s phonemic awareness is most often assessed by using particular language strategies. Based in oral language, phonemic awareness serves as not only the foundation for reading it is also the strongest indicator of a students’s potential for learning to read. Years ago phonics was taken out of the curriculum which is now hindering high school level students because they were not taught phonics. Phonics is one of the most important skills students need when learning to spell.

Study Skills

As a Special Education teacher I have taught classes on how to study. I taught students how to extract information from excerpts in order to answer comprehension questions. I have taught students to first read the questions and then read the assignment. Have used different strategies such as SQ3R which is a form of studying - Survey, Write down Questions, Read the assignment, Recite what they have read and lastly Review what they just read. Survey! Question! Read! Recite! Review! There are many other strategies and when introducing them, each student decides which strategy works best for them.

Vocabulary

Before beginning to teach vocabulary, I have the students do an assessment in order to obtain information about a student’s abilities. One of the most effective methods of helping students learn new vocabulary words is to teach unfamiliar words used in a text prior to the reading experience. I like to use any different strategies when working on vocabulary such as word maps which is an excellent method for scaffolding a student’s vocabulary learning. Increasing vocabulary is also done when a student reads, the more a student reads, then more vocabulary the student learns.

Fitchburg State College
Elementary Ed 1-6
Framingham State University
Graduate Coursework
Bridgewater State University
Master's

Education

Fitchburg State College (Elementary Ed 1-6)

Framingham State University (Graduate Coursework)

Bridgewater State University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jessica will travel within 20 miles of Blackstone, MA 01504.