College of St. Catherines
I have two adopted (adult) children, a daughter who taught herself to read and a son who struggled and struggled. This led to my gaining experience in understanding teaching methods.
I began working as a paraprofessional substitute in the Bloomington District and worked with students with a variety of special needs. I spent some time working with autism students in Minneapolis.
After getting a short call teaching license, I have taught as a substitute in Richfield, Bloomington, St. Louis Park, Minneapolis alternative schools with diverse student populations and all subject areas and grade levels from preschool through adults.
I have tested adult English language learners for English level placement. Although my first interest is reading tutoring, I have worked with clients grade PreK-8 developing skills in other academic areas and study skills as well. I paid for my own Orton Gillingham multisensory reading Method training and have seen great results with clients tutoring with this method.
I believe that it is important to include parents in supporting the tutoring process
and keep parents informed of student progress.
Students often have gaps in their learning that need to be addressed. After reteaching using alternative methods, students are then able to feel more confident and more easily build on prior learning. This gives them more motivation and decreases frustration.
I utilize Orton Gillingham, visualizing and verbalizing (Lindamood-Bell and other multisensory methods based on clients learning style and needs. I have two adopted (adult) children, a daughter who taught herself to read and a son who struggled and struggled. This led to my gaining experience in understanding teaching methods.
I began working as a paraprofessional substitute in the Bloomington District and worked with students with a variety of special needs. I spent some time
Julie worked with my daughter on reading and word sounds to hep determine where her problem areas are. We look forward to Julie continuing to work with our daughter.
Julie is using the Orton Gillingham method to develop reading skills and confidence in my second grader. He is a reluctant reader but has started to enjoy working with her.
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I have spoken to high school Biology classes on the topic of Turner Syndrome, a chromosomal abnormality.
I have experience with a division of Sylvan, LDAMN, and ClubZ providing SES (supplemental Education Services) to elementary school aged clients in both reading and math. I have Orton-Gillingham multisensory reading training. I work as a substitute teacher and have extensive experience with math and reading instruction for elementary students.
I am severely hearing impaired myself. I do not use sign language but have some limited knowledge of ASL. I am familiar with listening devices and assistive equipment.
I have Orton-Gillingham multisensory reading training and am experienced in providing reading tutoring through Learning disabilities Assoc. of MN, Club Z, and Education station, a division of Sylvan. I completed Teacher Education coursework at the College of St. Catherine.
I am able to assist students with writing academics papers using APA format when required. I will work with students to write concisely using correct grammar to increase their ability to convey their message clearly.