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Jeannette W.

Detroit, MI

$45/hour

Dyslexia Specialist

Background check passed as of 7/23/15
4.6 average from 52 ratings
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— Kevin, Madison, MS on 9/24/15

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Jackson State University
Speech Pathology
Southern New Hampshire University
MEd

Education

Jackson State University (Speech Pathology)

Southern New Hampshire University (MEd)

About Jeannette

Hello Prospective Client,

I am a diligent, ambitious and innovative educator with five years' firsthand experience. I have documented success in creating activities to motivate students, foster their strengths and address their weaknesses. I graduated summa cum laude with a specialized Master's of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Dyslexia. My ability to appreciate and inspire students with learning differences such as Language Processing Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADD/ADHD and Executive Functioning Disorders was established through my formal training as a Speech-Language Therapist. All in all, I believe that each student can be successful with the right plan and support. Let me be your educational support system, as I am highly skilled, experienced and ready to help you achieve the unimaginable!
Hello Prospective Client,

I am a diligent, ambitious and innovative educator with five years' firsthand experience. I have documented success in creating activities to motivate students, foster their strengths and address their weaknesses. I graduated summa cum laude with a specialized Master's of Education in Curriculum and
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Cancellation
36 hours notice required

I am not willing to travel. The cancellation penalty is the full price of tutoring session.

Travel Radius
Travels within 0 miles of Detroit, MI 48202
Background Check: Passed

"Great Job!"

- Kevin, Madison, MS on 9/24/15

"I think she will help your Student catch up with his Reading and want get left behind."

- Kim, Jackson, MS on 8/5/15
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Career Development,
College Counseling,
Common Core,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Speech
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

As a former Speech-Language Pathologist, 60% of my student caseload consisted of students with ADD/ADHD. I worked with these students, their parents and teachers tirelessly to create and design helpful learning strategies. I also created Individualized education plans for these students so that their teachers could implement the proper accommodations and modifications for their classroom instruction.

Aspergers

I have worked with 13 students who have been identified as having Asperger's within my 5 years as a Speech Pathologist. Through my experience working with these students I have come to appreciate their cognitive development differences and repetitive nature. While attaining the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Autism Structured TEACCHING Certificate I was exposed to more depth on Aspergers.

Autism

I hold a current certificate from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in regards to their esteemed evidence based research program is called Structured TEACCHING Autism. This program informed me of the intricacies of teaching Autistic children. Also I am now aware of how to create successful activity and lesson scheduling for Autistic students.

Career Development

I help exceptional and special needs learners to locate post secondary and vocational options. I have done this for many years as I have a current clientele of 50+ students. It is my goal in life to help others become successful.

College Counseling

My company has helped over 15 high school level students secure spot in post-secondary institutions with the past 3 months. With this in mind, I have worked with students in every aspect of their college admission process. This includes: narrowing down school selections, transcript advisement, writing essays, locating recommendators and seeking test prep

Common Core

I have worked in the public school sector for 5 years. With this in mind, I am very familiar with the details of the Common Core State Standards Initiative. in addition, I have written numerous research papers that describe the pro's and con's of Common Core which required extensive research and knowledge to complete.

Dyslexia

I possess of Master's of Education in Curriculum and Instruction of Dyslexia and other Language-Based Learning Disabilities. This program introduced me to the acquired and hereditary forms of dyslexia. It also provided me with a knowledge of evidence based practice approaches to treat dyslexia.

Elementary (K-6th)

As a Speech-Language Therapist, I have had the pleasure of working with K-6th grade elementary students for five years. It is through this experience that I have learned that the K-6th elementary student is curious, yet bored easily. I have had to use WebQuests, Animoto's and other innovative projects to keep them focused and learning. A reward or point system is also very motivating for a K-6th grade elementary student. Therefore, I offer a unique system that allows the K-6th student to cash their points or rewards in every month so they can have a look into the 'treasure chest'.

ESL/ESOL

I am currently an ESL instructor. I teach Hispanic-Americans the rules and exceptions of the English language. Learning English can be quite challenging to individuals who are learning English as their second language. I have documented success in making their learning experiences more enjoyable and fulfilling.

Handwriting

While pursuing my Master's of Education I took courses related to how handwriting can expose signs of dyslexia. I am skilled in creating strategies to assist students in their pursuit of neat handwriting. One of the strategies I am currently working on is the Project Read Curriculum.

Hard Of Hearing

I interned at the Mississippi School for Deaf and learned about cochlear implants and how to educate students that are hard of hearing and deaf. I am familiar with the American Sign Language as I use it regularly. Also I have been the honorary panelist at 2 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Spelling Bee's at the MS School for the Deaf.

Phonics

I have done extensive graduate level research on Phonics Awareness. One research project was presented at the Mississippi Speech and Hearing Association Conference. My graduate coursework in Dyslexia centered around phonics, phonemic and phonological awareness.

Public Speaking

During my undergraduate years, I took two honors public speaking courses. The first I passed with an A, this class was an introductory course that paved the way for the different types of speeches. The second, I passed with an A, this was the elements of audience analysis and the elements which influence the process of communication.

Reading

I am an Orton Gillingham trained associate. The Orton Gillingham research has been used since the 1930's and has been involved in a multitude of studies. The Orton-Gillingham approach is based on a technique of studying and teaching language, understanding the nature of human language, the mechanisms involved in learning, and the language-learning processes in individuals. Using Orton-Gillingham teaching sessions are action-oriented and involve constant interaction. I use auditory, visual, and kinesthetic elements and all language skills taught are reinforced by having the student listen, speak, read and write.

Special Needs

I have attained a Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree in the Special Education spectrum. With this in mind, I am well-versed in the terminology used to identify and diagnose special needs individuals. I have worked on Individualized Education Plans to suit the needs of special needs learners. I am also the founder of a company that supports the community of special/exceptional learners in the state of Mississippi.

Speech

I am a speech-language therapist. I have presented speech-language research at a statewide conference. I earned a specialized Master's degree in Language-Based Learning Disorders. I have been in the field for five years and I recently completed a American Speech-Language & Hearing Association training certificate course which detailed the ramifications for school-aged children who stutter.

Study Skills

While pursuing my Masters of Education I took very few classes that taught different approaches to helping students with their study skills. I have created over three strategies that are being considered for publishing. Also as a former graduate student I am blithely aware of what it takes to develop studying skills.

Jackson State University
Speech Pathology
Southern New Hampshire University
MEd

Education

Jackson State University (Speech Pathology)

Southern New Hampshire University (MEd)

Great Job! — Jeannette is doing a great job with our daughter, Caleigh. She, Cal, looks forward to seeing her and Jeannette is building a rapport with her that provides Caleigh with confidence in addition to her support with her studies. Caleigh likes knowing she has her to ask questions and be somewhat more independent from her parents in studying. Thank you! ...

— Kevin, Madison, MS on 9/24/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

I am not willing to travel. The cancellation penalty is the full price of tutoring session.

Travel policy

Jeannette will travel within 0 miles of Detroit, MI 48202.