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Alana W.

Reno, NV

$30/hour

Special Education/Elementary Education Tutor

5.0 average from 5 ratings

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University of Nevada, Reno
English and French
Hunter College
Master's

Education

University of Nevada, Reno (English and French)

Hunter College (Master's)

About Alana

I have nine years experience teaching elementary age students in all subject areas. For eight of those years, I worked as a special education teacher to students with learning disabilities as well as students with autism spectrum disorder. I have experience using the Wilson Reading Program as well as Recipe for Reading to help students with dyslexia learn to read. I have also developed techniques to help students who struggle with reading comprehension.

Before I became a certified teacher, I worked as a tutor at local elementary schools using the Words Their Way program to help students develop strong reading skills. I also worked as a behavior therapist for children with autism spectrum disorder while earning my degree. I look forward to using my extensive and varied experience to help students excel as learners.

As a special education teacher of students in grades K-6, I have worked with the Common Core State Standards in all grade levels. I have designed and differentiated projects to meet the needs of all learners. I have written curriculum based on the Common Core State Standards.

I have over nine years of experience working with students with special needs. I have used a variety of methods to teach students with dyslexia necessary phonics skills.

Please message me if you would like to learn more about my qualifications or to schedule a lesson!
I have nine years experience teaching elementary age students in all subject areas. For eight of those years, I worked as a special education teacher to students with learning disabilities as well as students with autism spectrum disorder. I have experience using the Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Reno, NV 89511
English:
ACT English, Grammar, Literature, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, Common Core, Praxis
Special Needs:
Aspergers,
Autism, Dyslexia,
Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics, Spelling, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Aspergers

I hold a teaching certificate in the states of Hawaii and Nevada for mild to moderate disabilities, this includes students on the autism spectrum. For four of my eight years as a special education teacher, I ran a social group for students with Aspergers to help them acclimate to the social climate at school and to gain and maintain friendships.

Dyslexia

I have eight years experience working with students with mild/moderate disabilities, including dyslexia. I have delivered Wilson and Recipe for Reading lessons targeting phonics skills for students with dyslexia. I have teacher certification in special education in the states of Nevada and Hawaii.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a current teaching license in general education K-6 in the states of Hawaii and Nevada. I have taught elementary education for nine years. I have a Masters Degree from Hunter College in Elementary and Special Education.

Praxis

I scored in the top 15% on the Praxis II, earning an ETS recognition of excellence. On the C-PPST Reading I scored a 186 out of 190 and on the C-PPST Writing I scored a 184 out of 190. On the C-PPST Math I scored a 183 out of 190.

University of Nevada, Reno
English and French
Hunter College
Master's

Education

University of Nevada, Reno (English and French)

Hunter College (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alana will travel within 20 miles of Reno, NV 89511.