America University (International Dev)
My name is Ryan and I am former Peace Corps volunteer. From June 2011 till August 2014 I worked in Peru as a Youth Development and Special Education Facilitator. My projects involved teaching children and young adults between the ages of 3 through 22 subjects that included but were not limited to English, Sports and Nutrition and Future Planning classes. All classes were taught with hands on learning and interactive games and conversations.
Also, while in Peru, I worked within the special education system where I trained teachers and parents on subjects that included but were not limited to how to do sensory therapy with cheap materials, how to manage a classroom, how to prepare behavioral and lesson plans, how to teach and work with different abilities and learning problems. While working within Ica, Peru and Chachapoyas, Peru I worked with the communities to develop and design two different sensory-occupational therapy classrooms. For a period of time, I taught in the classroom while the teachers of the school shadowed me. Eventually, the teachers began to assume a more dominant role in the classroom while I offered support.
While working in Peru I received 3-months of language training in Spanish as well as tutoring during my first three months at my site following the training period. When working in Peru all classes I taught to youth in the communities as well as the parents and the teachers were conducted in Spanish. In August 2014, I finished my service with the Peace Corps. At the end of my service I took an official Spanish Certification exam with the Peace Corps Language and Training staff and I received a level of Advanced.
Also, I have a TEFL (Teach English as A Foreign Language) certification as well as experience teaching English as a second language, if anyone is looking for help learning English.
These experiences as well as working prior to Peace Corps as a social worker and 1-1 aid have taught me how to work with a wide array of people with different learning styles. As a tutor, who is able to teach Spanish or English as a Second Language, I am a stronger believer in using conversation as well as interactive games and activities to teach the material. My name is Ryan and I am former Peace Corps volunteer. From June 2011 till August 2014 I worked in Peru as a Youth Development and Special Education Facilitator. My projects involved teaching children and young adults between the ages of 3 through 22 subjects that included but were not limited to English, Sports and Nutrition and Future Planning
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I have vast experience working as a special education teacher. I spent three years in Peru working for the Peace Corps as a Special Education facilitator where I worked with children with various developmental disabilities and physical disabilities. Between 2009-2011, I worked full time as an education employment counselor with BayCove for adults with dual diagnoses of mental illness and developmental disabilities, a one to one for a teenager at the Massachusetts hospital school in Canton, MA and a full time tutor for a child with emotional and social disorders. This past year I have been working as an ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) therapist through Amego inc. for an adult diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and ADHD 24 hours a week as well as working as a sensory therapists for a child diagnosed with ASD 8 hours a week. Also, I am interning with Easton Public Schools with two occupational therapists who work with children with various developmental and physical disabilities.