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Brooke F.

Gillette, NJ

$75/hour

Highly Effective K-5 Tutor: Reading, Writing, Math, & Common Core

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Penn State University
Communications
Hunter College: Masters in Specific Learning Disabilities
Master's

Education

Penn State University (Communications)

Hunter College: Masters in Specific Learning Disabilities (Master's)

About Brooke

My experience has been vast as an educator. I have a Master's Degree with a 4.0 GPA in Elementary Special Education with a focus on specific learning disabilities from Hunter College. I worked for 7 years in the NYC public school system as a special educator with children in kindergarten through 5th grade and am certified to teach special education and elementary education in New York and New Jersey. Settings have included collaborative classrooms comprised of children with Dyslexia, ADHD, Aspergers, Gifted, and English Language Learners. I've also worked as a resource room teacher, where I have modified curriculum for the classroom and focused on basic skills one-on-one, and as the Head of Interventions, where I've overseen my school's special education teachers and children to make sure our students were receiving the help they needed. I've been a mentor teacher for college student teachers and have presented at a national teachers' conference on my work developing inferential comprehension for children of various reading levels.

As a teacher, I'm both patient and creative, which I believe is an absolute must for children who need extra help. I've found in my experience that no child is alike, so I tailor curriculum to fit them. I'm a very visual learner, so I make sure I use multi-sensory Orton Gillingham based techniques or incorporate their specific learning style to help them comprehend what they are working on. I am a certified Wilson Reading Intervention instructor and have experience in a variety of phonics and math programs and techniques. Whether it's homework help, developing basic skills, or preparing for the common core tests, I'm here to help.
My experience has been vast as an educator. I have a Master's Degree with a 4.0 GPA in Elementary Special Education with a focus on specific learning disabilities from Hunter College. I worked for 7 years in the NYC public school system as a special educator with children in kindergarten through 5th grade and am certified to teach special Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Gillette, NJ 07933
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar,
Literature, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Computer:
Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar,
Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ADD/ADHD

I have worked as a special educator for 7 years at NYC DOE. I worked with many students who were diagnosed with ADHD/ADD both in my classroom and as an out of classroom teacher. I modified curriculum for them, developed activities to engage these students and developed behavior management techniques to help them self monitor.

Aspergers

I have worked as a special educator for 7 years at NYC DOE. I worked with a few students who were diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome. We worked on developing social skills such as not interrupting, taking turns, and recognizing emotions of their peers. I've found what has worked best with these students is incorporating what they are passionate about into things they have difficulties with.

Autism

I have worked as a special educator for 7 years at NYC DOE. I worked with a few students on the spectrum in my collaborative classroom which included special education and general education students. I modified curriculum for them to include topics or activities they enjoyed to keep them interested. I also worked on developing social skills through reading buddies, small groups and developing social goals and checklists.

Common Core

As an educator for the NYC DOE, every week teachers would meet to develop curriculum to meet common core standards. I also had to make sure my students were meeting common core standards within my classroom. Additionally, I developed and taught test prep based on the common core.

Dyslexia

My master's degree from Hunter College was in Specific Learning Disabilities, specifically Dyslexia and Dyscalculia. I am certified in Wilson Language Intervention which is a Tier 1 RTI program for children with Dyslexia. I've also studied Orton Gillingham and the majority of the students I've taught as a special educator have had dyslexia.

Elementary (K-6th)

I worked as an assistant teacher for first grade at a Charter School where I graded homework, taught guided reading, and assisted the head teacher. I taught 3rd grade for 3 years through the NYC DOE in Brooklyn. I also taught resource room for kindergarten through 5th grade. I'm certified in elementary education for NJ and NYC.

Elementary Math

-Experience with children in K-5th grade math, specifically struggling students
-Developed multisensory number sense, multiplication, and division units for school with math consultant
-Taught math common core test prep for 3rd-5th graders
-Experience with Everyday Math, TERC, Math in the City curriculums

Grammar

While working in NYC, 80% of my students were English Language Learners. I've developed curriculum for Grammar and Vocabulary for my classroom and school.

Handwriting

I've taught kindergarteners and first graders how to write letters through a program called Fundations. I've also taught third graders how to write cursive through a program called Handwriting without Tears. I've worked with children with fine motor deficits who need extra help forming letters.

Phonics

I've been trained and taught a plethora of phonics programs. I'm Wilson Language certified, which is an intervention program for children with dyslexia. I'm also trained in Fundations, which is for children in K-3rd grade. In addition, I'm trained in Reading Rescue, which is a 1st grade intervention phonics program and knowlegeable on other Orton Gillingham based programs, which I pull from when teaching.

Reading

I've taught grades Kindergarten through fifth graders how to read from learning letters and sounds, to decoding, to reading comprehension. I've presented at The National Conference for Teaching English on teaching inferencing to students. I'm also trained in a multitude of phonics programs as well as Teacher's College reading.

Special Needs

I've been a special educator for over 7 years. I've worked in a 3rd grade co-teaching classroom where I was the special education teacher in a general education classroom helping to modify curriculum for these students and meet IEP goals. I have a masters in Specific Learning Disabilities from Hunter College. I also served as my schools resource room teacher and special education liaison which included making sure all students in my school were receiving appropriate interventions.

Study Skills

I taught test prep for 3rd through 5th grade on Saturdays for my school to prepare for the New York State Tests based on Common Core. I also developed a unit for my third grade classroom to teach students how to take a test such as scanning passages and underlining important parts of texts. As a special education teacher, I often had to help my students learn how to study for texts in the class.

Penn State University
Communications
Hunter College: Masters in Specific Learning Disabilities
Master's

Education

Penn State University (Communications)

Hunter College: Masters in Specific Learning Disabilities (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Brooke will travel within 10 miles of Gillette, NJ 07933.