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Amy B.

Hawthorne, NJ

$40/hour

Fun, Reliable and Energetic tutor for: K-8 or Special Education

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 7/23/12

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Ramapo College of New Jersey
Psychology

Education

Ramapo College of New Jersey (Psychology)

About Amy

Hello, and thank you for visiting my profile.

In 2009, I started working in Special Services and have since acquired a wide range of skills. Some of the programs that I have learned to run with both verbal and non-verbal children ages 3-21 include: ABA Therapy and Academic Discreet Trial Programs. I am also equipped to teach functional life systems and augmentative communication systems.

In addition, I have worked in a K-8 mainstream setting and have reviewed and taught most subject matter.

I look forward to making a difference in your child's life.
Hello, and thank you for visiting my profile.

In 2009, I started working in Special Services and have since acquired a wide range of skills. Some of the programs that I have learned to run with both verbal and non-verbal children ages 3-21 include: ABA Therapy and Academic Discreet Trial Programs. I am also equipped to teach functional
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Hawthorne, NJ 07506
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Science:
Psychology, Sociology
English:
ACT Reading, English, IELTS, Proofreading, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading, GRE, IELTS, PSAT, TOEFL
Computer:
Microsoft Outlook
Language:
IELTS, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Handwriting, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
GRE

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ADD/ADHD

I deal with ADD/ADHD daily. To increase desired behavior, I introduce clear requests followed by frequent positive feedback: praise & token board for earning desired object or activity. I clearly outline consequence for undesired behavior & follow through. To avoid loss of interest in earning rewards I make changes to keep it feeling new.

Aspergers

I have worked with children with Aspergers Syndrome; many also having ADD/ADHD or OCD, some on medication while others were not. Using routines, rules, role-playing and others, helps students in their ability to better interact socially (including improved eye contact), function more effectively in society and to become more self-sufficient. I work in a Special Services school.

Autism

I work in a Special Services school with autistic children; ages 3 to 21. For the non-verbal children, I use pecs. We work on important life skills including, but not limited to: grooming, social skills in and out of the community and more effective ways of communicating using ABA Therapy and discrete trial instruction.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked in K-6 mainstream settings as well as those in Special Education, and have reviewed and taught all of the required subjects.

Special Needs

I have a BA in Psychology and over the past several years, I have worked with children with many special needs. I have worked with: Learning Disabled, ADD/ADHD, Autistic & Asperger's. In addition to teaching the basic content areas,I also work on Life Skills with my more challenged/nonverbal students,

I also provide in-home therapy; using Applied Behavior Analysis and discrete trial instruction. Working closely with a BCBA, I follow the "IEP's" specifically designed for my students needs.

Study Skills

When I teach / tutor my students; which I have been doing for the last several years, I believe in implementing a strong set of study skills. While doing so, I try to make it a positive experience and to associate it with fun and self-control, whenever possible.

The preferred learning style varies from child to child and once we put together a structured plan that fits their learning style, they will hopefully realize that they can control how they will do both in school and in life.

Ramapo College of New Jersey
Psychology

Education

Ramapo College of New Jersey (Psychology)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Amy will travel within 10 miles of Hawthorne, NJ 07506.