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Sandy F.

Niles, MI

$50/hour

Building Foundations and Boosting Grades for All Ages

4.3 average from 3 ratings

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Bowling Green State Universitgy
Elementary sp ed
Indiana University at SB
Master's

Education

Bowling Green State Universitgy (Elementary sp ed)

Indiana University at SB (Master's)

About Sandy

Hi!

I'm Sandy, and I'd love to talk with you about educational needs. I am a special education teacher with more than twenty years of tutoring experience, helping students who are in danger of "falling through the cracks." I specialize in assisting with literacy and writing development, but can assist elementary and middle school level students with all subjects, high school students with basic math and all language arts, social studies, test prep and study skills, and adults with remedial college classes as well as basic literacy and math skills. Sorry, but I cannot help much with math past Algebra I or high school level science classes. I CAN assist students with special needs, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Cognitive Delays, auditory processing problems and other difficulties.

I have been tutoring for more than twenty years, and have had 7 years of classroom experience. I have been tutoring online for more than ten years, as well. I can set up online meetings via chat systems or devise asynchronous experiences (via email or other tools). Local students generally come to my home for lessons at our mutual convenience, since I have access to all of my materials and resources here. Visits to your home or a public site can be arranged, but will entail an additional fee for travel. I am located near Edwardsburg, Michigan and just north of Granger, IN.

My philosophy pulls deeply from my special education training. I believe that all people can learn, and it's my job to find the best methods to make that happen. I also believe that learning is a comprehensive experience, and I will assist parents, family members, teachers, and mentors as needed to apply the strategies I discover that work for a given student. I use a wide array of evaluation tools to ascertain a student's present level of functioning in areas of concern, set goals with the student and family members, then devise an individualized program to remediate or strengthen necessary skills to meet those goals. I also offer assistance with school assignments and homework as needed or requested.

I look forward to speaking with you about your/your student's educational needs.

Sandy
Hi!

I'm Sandy, and I'd love to talk with you about educational needs. I am a special education teacher with more than twenty years of tutoring experience, helping students who are in danger of "falling through the cracks." I specialize in assisting with literacy and writing
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Niles, MI 49120
Math:
Elementary Math, Prealgebra
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies,
English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
History:
American History, Geography, World History
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Autism,
Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

I am a special education teacher with a master's degree, including extra training for learning disabilities. I have worked with students with ADHD and learning disabilities successfully for over twenty years. I have also attended numerous continuing education programs and keep myself abreast of current best practices in this area.

Autism

I am a special education teacher with a master's degree, including extra training for developmental disabilities. I have worked with students with autism successfully during ten years of literacy programming at the local county mental health agency. I have also attended numerous continuing education programs and keep myself abreast of current best practices in this area.

Bible Studies

I currently lead a Bible Study group for my church (for the past twenty years) and have taught classes at the United Methodist church. I write curriculum for religious education programs, and have completed the Bible Study Fellowship program. I have a great familiarity with Scripture, as well as several main Christian denominations and their doctrine. I am able to divorce myself from my personal theology to discuss topics with persons from other faiths.

Elementary (K-6th)

My bachelor's degree is in Elementary Education and Special Education. I was a substitute teacher at this level. I also have tutoring students at the elementary level for over twenty years, and have extra training in the teaching of reading/phonics.

English

I havemMany years of experience tutoring middle school, high school and ACT/SAT prep in language arts, as well as training in multiple literacy/comprehension development methods suitable for youth and adults.

Phonics

I have completed several literacy tutor training programs, including Introductory Wilson System training and Right to Read. I have successfully tutored literacy skills for students from preschool through adult level for over twenty years. I also have completed workshops on Orton-Gillingham methodology.

Bowling Green State Universitgy
Elementary sp ed
Indiana University at SB
Master's

Education

Bowling Green State Universitgy (Elementary sp ed)

Indiana University at SB (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sandy will travel within 15 miles of Niles, MI 49120.