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Andrew T.

Lewiston, ME

$45/hour

Skilled Tutor for Children with Special Needs

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 1/26/15

$45/Hour


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The Evergreen State College
Liberal Arts

Education

The Evergreen State College (Liberal Arts)

About Andrew

I have been employed in the developmental disabilities field for more than twenty years, initially as a Special Education Paraprofessional and within the past few years as a one-on-one, direct care provider for four boys with Autism ranging in age from eight to fourteen. Currently, I work at a Portland, ME high school as a Behavior Health Professional. In this capacity, I provide supervision and academic support to a young man with a Traumatic Brain Injury.

In addition to school-based employment, I worked for almost nine years as an Adult Case Manager for an agency in Portland, OR that served adults with developmental disabilities and significant cognitive deficits.

I have up to date certification in implementing safe, non-invasive techniques in response to challenging physical behaviors. I have this certification through two states, Maine and Oregon.

I absolutely love what I do, and I am often complimented on my calmness, patience and skill level by fellow professionals and occasionally by strangers who observe me and one of my clients interacting in the community. Although I enjoy advocating for children and adults who experience a wide range of disabilities, I find that I have a particular affinity for working with individuals on the Autism Spectrum.
I have been employed in the developmental disabilities field for more than twenty years, initially as a Special Education Paraprofessional and within the past few years as a one-on-one, direct care provider for four boys with Autism ranging in age from eight to fourteen. Currently, I work at a Portland, ME high school as a Behavior Health Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Lewiston, ME 04240
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
English, Grammar, Vocabulary
Computer:
General Computer, Macintosh,
Microsoft Windows,
Photography
History:
Geography
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Sports/Recreation:
Football

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.

ADHD

I myself was diagnosed as an adult with ADHD. In addition, I worked with young adults with ADHD when I was employed as a Special Education Paraprofessional by Eugene 4J School District between 1996 and 1999.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I've been employed in the developmental disabilities field for twenty-two years. The positions I've held include Case Manager, Special Education Paraprofessional, and direct care worker supporting children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Currently, I am employed by an agency in the Portland area as a school-based Behavior Health Professional. My client is a high school Junior with a Traumatic Brain Injury.

Football

When I was in junior high school, a bunch of friends and I would play tackle football together on weekends. It was a lot of fun and I actually miss it sometimes when I think back to that time in my life. I grew up loving the New York Jets, and although I now live in the Pacific Northwest, I still follow how they're doing when each NFL season comes around.

Macintosh

I began using Macs in college in 1986, and I've owned only Mac computers and products since graduating from college in 1993. I love the look of Mac products and the intuitive way in which the operating systems are designed. I owned a Windows laptop for a short time several years back and I don't plan on going back!

Microsoft Windows

I am familiar with Windows platforms not so much from personal use, but because being a skilled Windows user has been a requirement for nearly all the jobs I've had since I graduated from college. While I definitely prefer Mac OSs, and hardware, I have become very accustomed to switching between Mac and Windows computers. The one time I used only Mac computers was when I was a Special Ed. Assistant in Eugene between 1996 and 1999.

Photography

I've been a photography enthusiast since I was an elementary school student. That was when my mother gave me my first camera, a point and shoot that took 110 cartridge film. I am mostly self-trained but I did take general photography courses that involved training in darkroom work at Pasadena City College in 1990 and The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington in 1993. At Evergreen, I also earned college credit as a paid photography intern at the House of Representatives at the state capital. My 3-month internship there was definitely one of the highlights of my college career.

Special Needs

I have supported kids and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities for the past 21 years. I have worked in a variety of community and educational settings, both as a Special Education Paraprofessional and as a case manager. Currently, I am a Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) with Connections for Kids, a non-profit agency based in Portland. As a BHP, I work one-on-one with a high school student with a Traumatic Brain Injury. Although I am a full time employee, there are quite a few unpaid days off during the school year, so I am looking to supplement my income doing something that I love.

The Evergreen State College
Liberal Arts

Education

The Evergreen State College (Liberal Arts)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Andrew will travel within 40 miles of Lewiston, ME 04240.