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Andrew T.

Skilled Tutor for Adults and Children with Special Needs

Skilled Tutor for Adults and Children with Special Needs

$35/hour

  • Lewiston, ME 04240

About Andrew


Bio

Above all, I love working with kids and adults with special needs, and I have great respect for the processes of collaboration and building rapport that go along with supporting some of our most vulnerable citizens.

I have been employed in the developmental disabilities field since the mid-1990s, initially as a Special Education Assistant and later as a direct care provider for children and adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. Currently, I am a Behavior...

Above all, I love working with kids and adults with special needs, and I have great respect for the processes of collaboration and building rapport that go along with supporting some of our most vulnerable citizens.

I have been employed in the developmental disabilities field since the mid-1990s, initially as a Special Education Assistant and later as a direct care provider for children and adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. Currently, I am a Behavior Health Professional, or BHP, through the non-profit agency Connections for Kids, which is based in South Portland. As a BHP, I work individually with five boys ranging in age from 4 to 12. My responsibilities are to provide behavior supports, social skills training, and supervision in both home and community settings, and to communicate effectively with parents and other professionals who may be involved with the family.


Education

The Evergreen State College
Liberal Arts

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $35
  • Rate details: The $35/hr. is negotiable.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Lewiston, ME 04240
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/26/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Photography

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.

Computer

Macintosh,

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,

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,

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.
General Computer

Corporate Training

General Computer, Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar, Vocabulary

English

Writing,

Writing

While pursuing a four year undergraduate degree, I majored in English with an emphasis in creative writing. After obtaining my Bachelor's Degree, I held a series of jobs in the developmental disabilities field, the majority of which required a command of grammar, sentence structure, advanced vocabulary, and spelling.
English, Grammar, Vocabulary

History

Geography

Homeschool

Writing,

Writing

While pursuing a four year undergraduate degree, I majored in English with an emphasis in creative writing. After obtaining my Bachelor's Degree, I held a series of jobs in the developmental disabilities field, the majority of which required a command of grammar, sentence structure, advanced vocabulary, and spelling.
English

Most Popular

Writing,

Writing

While pursuing a four year undergraduate degree, I majored in English with an emphasis in creative writing. After obtaining my Bachelor's Degree, I held a series of jobs in the developmental disabilities field, the majority of which required a command of grammar, sentence structure, advanced vocabulary, and spelling.
English

Other

Geography

Special Needs

ADHD,

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),

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.
Special Needs

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.

Sports/Recreation

Football,

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.
Swimming

Swimming

Between 2015 and 2016, I provided one-on-one, community-based supports to a ten year old boy with Autism and limited expressive language skills. One of his preferred activities was swimming, so we swam together at several indoor and outdoor pools near his home. My role, in addition to supervising my client in the pool and in the changing area, was to make pool staff aware of his communication challenges, and to address any concerns they might have about his abilities in the water.

Summer

Swimming,

Swimming

Between 2015 and 2016, I provided one-on-one, community-based supports to a ten year old boy with Autism and limited expressive language skills. One of his preferred activities was swimming, so we swam together at several indoor and outdoor pools near his home. My role, in addition to supervising my client in the pool and in the changing area, was to make pool staff aware of his communication challenges, and to address any concerns they might have about his abilities in the water.
Writing

Writing

While pursuing a four year undergraduate degree, I majored in English with an emphasis in creative writing. After obtaining my Bachelor's Degree, I held a series of jobs in the developmental disabilities field, the majority of which required a command of grammar, sentence structure, advanced vocabulary, and spelling.

$35/hour

Andrew T.

$35/hour

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