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Janis G.

Holden, MA

$45/hour

Special Education Teacher

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Worcester State University
History
Worcester State University
Master's

Education

Worcester State University (History)

Worcester State University (Master's)

About Janis

Hello To All:

I am a certified and licensed special education teacher in Massachusetts and Arizona. I have an undergraduate degree in History and post graduate degree in Education specializing in students with Mild to Moderate Needs from Worcester State University. I have been lucky enough to follow my passion and do the work I have enjoyed more than anything else in my life. I have been able to teach. I was a special education teacher in charter schools for 8 years. I have taught one to one and small group reading, writing and math to K-12 students for 10 years. I have helped more than 300 students with reading, writing and math over the years.I have been successful with students who have a wide range of disabilities using interventions tailored to the way the student learns best. I have additional training in several Orton Gillingham methods including Wilson and Leveled Literacy Intervention.

Beyond my academic courses taken in college I have attended numerous seminars in instructional interventions for ADHD/ADD students, students with reading and writing challenges and math workshops for remediation. But my best learning came from the students themselves. They showed me how they best learned to master a subject. Some children learn best with hands on learning and others learn best when they are playing games. It all depends on the individual learner and I feel that students are so lucky today with the technical advantages they have now compared to when I went to school. For these reasons I feel that I have become and will continue to be successful as a tutor and teacher. There is nothing more satisfying to the spirit than to have a student tell you that you taught him or her to read.
Hello To All:

I am a certified and licensed special education teacher in Massachusetts and Arizona. I have an undergraduate degree in History and post graduate degree in Education specializing in students with Mild to Moderate Needs from Worcester State University. I have been
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Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Holden, MA 01520
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
Reading
Test Preparation:
Common Core
History:
American History
Special Needs:
Aspergers,
Dyslexia,
Hard Of Hearing, Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Homeschool, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills

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.

Aspergers

I have taught students with Aspergers for 10 years. Developed IEPs with appropriate goals and accommodations to help student make progress without tampering with the special skills Aspies have. I have developed organizational tactics and strategies to help with executive functioning issues. I have helped students with social skills through games and direct instruction. I have collaborated with staff to help them understand that alternate forms of response can be used to assess the student and allow the student to incorporate their talents to display knowledge of subject. I attended many professional development seminars through Barrows Institute in Phoenix that is one of the leading institutes dedicated to the study of Aspergers.

Dyslexia

I am trained in several multisensory methodologies including Wilson. I have taken many professional courses through my 8 years as a special education teacher using interventions in individual and small group instruction to successfully teach students to read and comprehend.

Elementary (K-6th)

I was a licensed as a special education teacher in Arizona for grades k-12. I took many undergraduate and graduate courses through the years along with professional development courses and am Wilson trained to deliver specialized instruction to small groups of students to make gains with reading. I have been very successful and I think that part of my reason for success is that I know that each child learns differently and I tailor my instructional strategies to the individual learner.

Phonics

I have successfully delivered small group and individual instruction using various methodologies as a special needs teacher for over 8 years. Many students who struggle with phonics need explicit instruction and reinforcement of previously learned concepts. I employ mutisensory strategies to enable students to employ all of their senses to make gains in phonics understanding. I have taken many reading courses and have training and practice using Wilson and Barton Reading systems which is one of the premier methodologies that help students make gains with reading associated with a lack of phonics understanding. I am certified and licensed in MA and AZ. I have also delivered instruction in small group and individual instruction in math reasoning, math problem solving, and written expression using numerous internventions to help students make adequate progress in academics.

Special Needs

As a special needs teacher licensed in MA and AZ I have over 8 years of experience using a variety of interventions to help children struggling with academic content. I understand that there are many ways to teach and many students identified as special ed are actually more intelligent but learn "out of the box". I help the special needs student gain confidence in their own unique intelligences.

Study Skills

As a special ed teacher for 10 years one of my specialties was study skills. I taught children it is better to study 5 minutes for 5 days rather than one 25 minute session. When reading material I taught students to use graphic organizers. When introducing new reading material I used methods including reading subtitles aloud first, going back a second time and having the kids use note cards to turn subtitles into question and answering the question using note cards. The student reviews the note card to review and answer aloud. I used tricks to help students memorize multiplication facts. I used games on iPads to help kids with addition and subtraction. I used audio books that highlighted each word or read Z. Long Books for reluctant readers. I incorporated a lot of technology including speech to text to reinforce concepts.

Worcester State University
History
Worcester State University
Master's

Education

Worcester State University (History)

Worcester State University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Janis will travel within 8 miles of Holden, MA 01520.