Missouri State University (Elem and Special Ed)
I am recently retired with 32 years of experience in various school systems of the Ozarks. I have experience in differentiated and special education instruction at all age and grade levels, as well as all disabilities. As well as classroom experience, I also have a wide variety of experience in after-school tutoring, home-bound instruction, and assessment (both diagnostic and standardized; individual and group). I have worked closely through these years with speech and language therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and administrators.
I have tutored regular and special education students at all levels and in most subjects. I like to concentrate on a student's strengths, rather than dwell on their weaknesses, and teach them strategies and techniques to circumvent their weaknesses. I believe all students can be successful and have been highly successful in providing motivation at each individual's needs and abilities!
I can be flexible with days and times and offer makeup sessions with a 20 hour cancellation policy.
I can also be flexible with meeting facilities; coming to your home, or an otherwise agreed upon setting.
I look forward to providing each student with engaging and motivating lessons in order to be more successful in life! I am recently retired with 32 years of experience in various school systems of the Ozarks. I have experience in differentiated and special education instruction at all age and grade levels, as well as all disabilities. As well as classroom experience, I also have a wide variety of experience in after-school tutoring, home-bound instruction, and
I have lifetime certification issued in May 1981 from the state of Missouri for Elementary Education (grades K-8)
I have 32 years of experience teaching in public schools, mostly at the cognitive level of grades K-6
I have 16 years of experience with after-school tutoring at elementary level with regular education students in all subject areas
I have 16 years experience giving modified standardized state assessments to special education students - this included preparing students to take the assessments, as well as reading the tests aloud to students in grades K-6 - so I am well aware of grade level expectations.
I have 32 years of experience working closely with regular educators as a resource for their special education students, as well as assisting in curriculum modification and alternative intervention strategies - was in and out of regular classrooms at the elementary level on a daily basis to observe students, as well as assist students and teachers.
I have a lifetime certification in the state of Missouri issued in May 1981 for the following subjects:
Elementary Education (grades K-8)
Mentally Handicapped (grades K-12)
Learning Disabled (grades K-12)
Severe Developmental Disabled (K-12)
I have a BsEd degree received from Missouri State University (May 1981) with a Double Major in Elementary Education and Special Education, with an emphasis on Mental Retardation.
I have 32 years of experience teaching special education in Missouri Public Schools, Missouri group homes, and Missouri State Schools for the Severely Handicapped.