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Don S.

District Heights, MD

$50/hour

Special Education studens with emotional challenges

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 6/28/13

$50/Hour


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Tennessee State University
Social Welfare
University of Tennessee
Master's

Education

Tennessee State University (Social Welfare)

University of Tennessee (Master's)

About Don

I have 15 years of experience working with special education students with emotional and behavioral challenges. I coached basketball, junior varsity team for 8 years winning back-to back championships in a 16 team league. I organized a "Renaissance Program" at the school, which provided rewards and incentives for students that showed progress in school attendance, improved behavior, and improved grades from one semester to the next. The Renaissance Program was the only one in the country at a special education school. I attended court hearings as an advocate and mentor for students. I delivered Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets to needy families during the holidays. I am well versed in social sciences and has taught character development as well as anti-bullying curriculum, while employed by the school. I have 15 years of experience working with special education students with emotional and behavioral challenges. I coached basketball, junior varsity team for 8 years winning back-to back championships in a 16 team league. I organized a "Renaissance Program" at the school, which provided rewards and incentives for students that showed progress in Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of District Heights, MD 20747
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
Reading
History:
American History, Criminal Justice,
Social Studies
Special Needs:
ADHD,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball,
Softball

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADHD

I have been the Clinical Director of a Special Education school with 62 students. I developed Individual Education Plans in conjunction with the classroom teachers and related service providers. Implemented treatment plans in conjunction with other mental health agencies. I have also conducted staff training on ADHD and provided supervision to graduate students enrolled in clinical classes at Howard University.

Basketball

I coached special education students in basketball from 2001-2009, at the Academy for Ideal Education, while serving as the Clinical Director. I initiated the program and recruited a varsity coach. I provided counseling along with teaching the techniques of dribbling, shooting, and understanding how to play defense. The Junior Varsity team won back to back championships in a 16 team league.(Greater Christian Metro Athletic Conference). I purchased equipment, scheduled games, transported players to games in school van, planned and implemented all sports banquets at school. Ordered trophies and maintained equipment.

Criminal Justice

I worked as Juvenile Counselor with students involved in the criminal justice system Coordinated treatment services at the Alexandria Correctional Center, working with young adults incarcerated with substance abuse problems.

Social Studies

I taught social studies during summer school at Carver High School, in Brownsville, Tenn. I taught Civil War history to students at the Academy for Ideal Education, as a part of the American History curriculum.

Softball

I coached a softball team for three years, comprised of adolescents with a history of contact with the criminal justice system. We won a city-wide championship during the last year of coaching.

Special Needs

I provided individual, group, and family counseling to students with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, anger management issues, and facilitated anti-bullying groups. I've also worked with teachers individually and in groups to provide training on classroom behavior management. In addition, I worked with special education students individually to provide tutoring on a wide range of subjects, to assist them in becoming academically eligible to compete in sports.

Study Skills

I have 16 years' experience working with elementary age students in a private school. I tutored students in social studies, English, reading and vocabulary development. As the Clinical Director, I took on long term assignments with specific students to prepare them for standardized tests.

Tennessee State University
Social Welfare
University of Tennessee
Master's

Education

Tennessee State University (Social Welfare)

University of Tennessee (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Travel policy

Don will travel within 20 miles of District Heights, MD 20747.