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Barb P.

Dundee, MI

$50/hour

Retired first grade teacher with emphasis on special education

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 9/21/14

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Eastern Michigan University
Special Education
Eastern Michigan University
Master's
Eastern Michigan University
Other

Education

Eastern Michigan University (Special Education)

Eastern Michigan University (Master's)

Eastern Michigan University (Other)

About Barb

I am a first grade teacher recently retired from an elementary school in the Bedford School System. I have extensive experience working with "new learners" and am proficient in all aspects surrounding the kindergarten, first grade, and second grade learning experience. Recognized for getting maximum results in challenging situations, I understand how a child learns and am able to use that to help them build on their successes and learn from their failures. I have been teaching since 1979, and have taught in whole class, small class, and one and one situations, with additional experience in face to face tutoring since 1985. I am a first grade teacher recently retired from an elementary school in the Bedford School System. I have extensive experience working with "new learners" and am proficient in all aspects surrounding the Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Dundee, MI 48131
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

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ADD/ADHD

In my 30 years in education, including special education and first grade classrooms, I have had direct interaction with many ADD/ADHD children. I also have attended in-services that specifically deal with ADD/ADHD. In addition, I participated in at least 3 college classes that dealt specifically with ADD/ADHD and many others that touched on the subject indirectly.

Elementary (K-6th)

I spent 16 years of my career in education as a first grade teacher. The remainder of my time as an educator was spent in special education at the K-6th level, both as a resource room teacher and as a teacher consultant. I have a Bachelors and Masters Degree, as well as a Specialist Certificate in Special Education, and I have a continuing (non-expiring) teaching certificate in the state of Michigan.

Handwriting

Handwriting is a pre-requisite to everything else. A child cannot effectively write about science, for instance, if they are concentrating on the process of writing itself. Therefore, handwriting has always been a daily focus in my first grade classroom.

Eastern Michigan University
Special Education
Eastern Michigan University
Master's
Eastern Michigan University
Other

Education

Eastern Michigan University (Special Education)

Eastern Michigan University (Master's)

Eastern Michigan University (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Barb will travel within 20 miles of Dundee, MI 48131.