The Union Institute and University Vermont College
Experienced and innovative, I enjoy working with students of all ages and abilities. I have specific techniques that inspire success in all students, including physically impaired, emotionally impaired, ADD, ADHD, as well as those experiencing Autistic behaviors.
Additionally, I have worked with many high school juniors and seniors, and beginning college students, helping them achieve the education goals they need to excel at the college level. I concentrate on reading and study skills, addressing issues such as dyslexia and ADD, and building strong study and organizational habits.
Using music, manipulatives, and house hold items, I engage with my students, assessing their current abilities and using their interests to build advancing skills.
Additionally, I am a founding piano teacher in the Carniege Hall Achievement Program, and can often be found accompanying soloists as well as performing as a piano soloist. I teach piano students of all ages, and have taught autistic, visually impaired, and hearing impaired students. I also tutor music theory and music history.
Email me today and let me help your student experience success! Experienced and innovative, I enjoy working with students of all ages and abilities. I have specific techniques that inspire success in all students, including physically impaired, emotionally impaired, ADD, ADHD, as well as those experiencing Autistic behaviors.
Additionally, I have worked with many high school juniors and seniors,
Grace is very engaged and committed to education. She has established a very good connection with my child. They have created a trusting and comfortable environment that helps the education process. She is working on identifying my child's strengths and help using them to overcome his weaknesses.
My six year old grandson who is struggling with reading really enjoys his sessions with Ms Grace. She is very patient and he finds the sessions with her fun. I believe he learns more from her in regards to reading and recall than he does at school and she is very knowledgeable in the fact that one teaching method does not fit all. We are very happy with the progress he is making.
My daughter who is five LOVES Ms. Grace and enjoys her time learning with her tremendously! Ms. Grace is just awesome with kids!! Very knowledgeable and very patient with children! We absolutely love her!
My son really struggled with math, but the worst part was the dread and anxiety. He has some attention issues, and really grappled with "math logic". Grace was perfect. She not only calmly explained math to him, she also helped repair his confidence. This year, he is really getting it. It's not his favorite subject, and he does still get anxious, but nowhere near the level he had previously. She has an understanding of how different brains work, and was extremely patient when needed, but held him accountable. We hope to keep Grace in the future
Grace is innovative in her approach to working with my daughter. She is focused on my child as an individual learner. She is a perfect fit for the challenges of my daughter.
I am very happy with Grace's work with my son. he can be a bit of a handful and she does a wonderful job redirecting him back on task. I know it will only get better!
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In addition to my B.A. in Psychology, with 30 semester credits in Neuro and Behavioral Psychology, I am a certified Parents as Teachers provider, an organization that provides in-home training for families desiring academic and developmental activities for their children. For 15 years I have worked with a broad range of clients in both identifying and treating ADD/ADHD symptoms in school age children.
I have a B.A. in Counseling Psychology from Vermont College and am currently enrolled in a MSW program. I have ten years experience counseling pre-college and college students, and have successfully assisted students in identifying and changing lifestyle, building effective decision making and study skills, and sexual identity disorders.
With 14 years experience as a reading specialist, general tutor, and elementary substitute teacher, I have accumulated many resources and techniques specifically designed to assist K-6th grade students in their studies.
I am certified in elementary math with over 20 years tutoring experience and proven results through independent evaluations.
I am a founding teacher in the National Music Certificate Program, the American counterpart to the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada. Additionally. I am in the final stages of being a Certified Associate of the Conservatory, both in teaching and performance, This certification requires advanced knowledge of music history, which I continually use in my teaching.
Phonics, the building block of word formation, can be a difficult road to navigate if connections are not established with the reader's experience. My phonics approach combines traditional phonics with the study of syllables, spelling, and word origins to help readers achieve stronger results.
With 23 years experience using my system with students of all ages, social-economic cultures, and behavioral or impaired learning patterns, I enjoy great success watching my readers develop their own interest in and love of reading.
Having taught piano for over 25 years, I currently maintain two studio locations. In addition to being the choir accompanist for a local school district, I am a Church pianist as well. I am currently completing the final steps of becoming a Certified Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada, in both performance and teaching, and am a founding teacher in their American counterpart, the National Music Certificate Program.
Certified in Reading Reflex, as well as Parents as Teachers, my ability to build reading fluency and comprehension through phonics and decoding skills has successfully helped students of all grade levels improve reading scores as well as build a love of reading. I particularly enjoy one-on-one interaction, assessing skills and building on inherent strengths to overcome reading challenges such as dyslexia and visual coordination.
My experience includes working as an interventionist for a school district with families assessed as special needs, working as an Assistant Children's Pastor in a large, multi-cultural church which included addressing of and assisting with special needs children, as well as ten years tutoring children with disorders such as Autism Spectrum, Visually Impaired, Hearing Impaired, and prenatal drug and alcohol exposure.
Early Childhood Development Certificate, University of Tennessee
Certified Parents as Teachers Parent Instructor, birth to age 3, 3 to 6, including special needs endorsement
B.A. in Counseling Psychology, Vermont College, with advanced studies in music therapy, pediatric palliative care, and play therapy
From note taking to memory skills and test taking, study skills mean different things for different students. Regardless of what your goals are, I can assist you in building stronger study skills.
My approach involves identifying your goals, analyzing the roadblocks, and providing you the necessary skills to overcome. Using this approach, I have helped many elementary students become better test takers, and high school and college students improve time management, course selection, and grade point average.