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Olympia J.

Bronx, NY

$75/hour

LMSW, MA Specializing in Autism, Special Needs and Study Skills

In-person lessons
50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 11/2/15
4.8 average from 22 ratings
Great tutor
— Natasha, Bronx, NY on 10/12/15

$75/Hour


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New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
MA in International Education
Stony Brook University-- Social Work
Master's
Regent University--Doctor of Education
Enrolled

Education

New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development (MA in International Education)

Stony Brook University-- Social Work (Master's)

Regent University--Doctor of Education (Enrolled)

About Olympia

***CURRENTLY TAKING NEW STUDENTS FOR LATE MARCH/APRIL***

Hello,

My name is Olympia and I am a Licensed Master Social Worker pursuing my doctorate in education. My services are perfect for those who are homeschooling and/or have children with special needs. I also work with children and adult learners who need mental health and/or criminal justice support. Hire me to work with your loved one to help them develop their study skills and social skills.

My speciality areas are:

Autism and Special Needs (Psychoeducational Support/Educational Advocacy and Consultation/Mental Health and Criminal Justice Support)

College Counseling

Study Skills

Homeschooling (secular and religious/bible study)

English/History/Reading/Literature/Writing/ESL/TOEFL, etc.

My bio:
I have over five years of experience in the education, health, and social work fields. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health and Human Services with a concentration in Community Mental Health, a Master's of Social Work degree with a certificate in Higher Education, a Master's of Arts degree in International (Development) Education, and I am currently enrolled in a Doctor of Education program. I also hold a Behavioral Health-Criminal Justice Certificate.

I work with school-age children and their families, and adult-learners in need of various support services such as, psychoeducation, counseling, mentorship, educational advocacy, alternative education and GED programs. I have worked in a New York City public middle school as a tutor and teacher assistant, where I offered extra academic support to 7th grade students; I worked there from January 2014 to April 2015. I tutored in humanities, math, and science. I currently work with teenagers in the areas of English/Writing/Reading and public speaking. I also work with toddlers and young school-age children, in a daycare, teaching basic reading and math skills. I have experience with the Common Core curriculum, I have experience working with children on the autism spectrum and people who have developmental disabilities.

I love to teach, because I believe in enhancing knowledge. When I begin working with a client I believe in first discussing and accessing current level of knowledge; I do this in order to identify areas of strengths and areas in need of improvement. I do not believe in doing the work for you; I encourage critical thinking and analysis of all problems. I believe in using visual, auditory and written methods for teaching in order to reinforce information. Once areas of improvement are strengthened, I believe it is in your best interest to undertake more challenging work as a way of developing your skills. I look forward to hearing from you; you will not be disappointed!

Thank you!
Olympia J., LMSW, MA, Ed.D student
***CURRENTLY TAKING NEW STUDENTS FOR LATE MARCH/APRIL***

Hello,

My name is Olympia and I am a Licensed Master Social Worker pursuing my doctorate in education. My services are perfect for those who are homeschooling and/or have children with special needs. I also work with children and adult learners who need mental health
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I require a 24 hour cancellation notice or you will be charged for half of the scheduled time. I appreciate your business. Thank YOU!

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Bronx, NY 10462
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great tutor"

- Natasha, Bronx, NY on 10/12/15
Olympia replied on 10/12/2015

Thank you Natasha! It's my pleasure!

"Great Tutor!"

- Carina, New York, NY on 12/15/15
Olympia replied on 12/24/2015

Thank you so much Carina! It was a pleasure working with you!

Math:
Prealgebra
Science:
Anatomy, Biology, Physiology
English:
Bible Studies,
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary,
Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling,
Common Core,
GED, SAT Reading, TOEFL
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
History:
American History,
Criminal Justice, European History,
Geography, Government & Politics, World History
Special Needs:
Autism,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Homeschool,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, 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.

American History

In high school I took a number of AP Courses. As part of my study for my MA degree I studied many aspects of American History including law, social conditions, and the educational system, as well as, various topics in international relations.

Autism

I have personal experience working with a child on the the autism spectrum. Some challenges include focusing attention, working around somatic difficulties related to touch and sound, as well as, strengthening speech and monitor skills. I have a Masters of Social Work degree and a Masters of Arts in International Education. I understand that patience, creativity, and out-of-the-box thinking is required in order to facilitate learning with an autistic child.

Bible Studies

I am Doctor of Education student with a focus in Christian Educational Leadership. I currently teach Sunday School for young adults at my church, and I have two bible study certificates in "Evangelism" and "Christian Doctrine".

College Counseling

I have a MSW with a concentration in Higher Education, and a MA in International Education. Through my academic career I have been trained to respond to the unique challenges college applicants and college students face. I have attended three of the nation's top schools and I know what it takes to write a clear, concise, and compelling personal statement. I have experience helping students develop time management guides and helping students improve their study skills. I currently work with juveniles who have academic difficulty; I help them find supportive counseling and alternative schooling.

Common Core

Beginning in January 2014, until April 2015, I was able to work in a public middle school as a tutor and teacher assistant. I worked with 7th graders who were learning via the new Common Core curriculum. I tutored students individually and collectively in humanities, science, and math. As part of my Masters of Arts in International Education, I took a course entitled the "Politics of Education" in which I learned about the features and intent of the Common Core curriculum. Common Core is generally designed to be one to two grade levels ahead of the current grade level. For example, if your child is in the 4th grade, they will eventually have work that was once considered 5th/6th grade level. The Common Core curriculum is very advanced and it can be difficult, not only for students, but for parents as well.

Elementary (K-6th)

I currently assist in a family daycare where we care for and academically assist children ranging from 6 weeks old to 12 years old. I currently work with two second graders who are now working with the Common Core curriculum in the public schools. I offer regular homework help; I monitor their reading and vocabulary skills, assist with their math homework, and help them to develop their writing skills.

ESL/ESOL

As a tutor, I utilize vocabulary and phrase lists to help inform one's English language repertoire. I work with students on their written communication skills, and their personal and public speaking skills.

European History

In high school I took a number of AP Courses, including European History for which I received a 4/5 on the exam. I have a Bachelors degree in Social Sciences, a Masters of Social Work with a concentration in Higher Education, and a Masters in International Education. As part of my study for my MA degree I studied many aspects of history, political agreements and international relations.

Handwriting

I have experience working with young children who are learning how to write. Penmanship challenges can be corrected by modeling proper ways to hold writing utensils and by tracing various alphanumerics symbols, lines, and shapes. Handwriting can be improved by utilizing various-sized writing utensils and worksheets for practice. Fine motor skills needed for writing can be developed and strengthened through grasping, grabbing, and picking-up exercises.

Homeschool

I have been tutoring students and assisting at my family's daycare for over a year. Tutoring and working in the daycare are similar to homeschooling because there is still an expectation of meaningful learning. While a curriculum is used to give structure to the learning process students are encouraged to have their curiosity guide them. I have experience working with children as young as 2 years old, teaching them basic alphabets and numbers, and I have experience with older children upwards to teenagers, helping them in the areas of English, reading comprehension, and science.

Reading

According to UNESCO, the ability to read and write is very important for communication, self-improvement and the elimination of poverty. However, more than 2/3rds of the world’s population of women is illiterate, and young women comprise more than 60% of the world’s illiterate youth; many literate adults still lack basic reading, writing and comprehension skills. As a tutor, I encourage students to read and to be actively involved in their own education. I teach them to look up unfamiliar words in the dictionary and to utilize prefix, suffix, and root word lists. I teach them to look for context, voice, and style as they read in order to enhance their comprehension.

Special Needs

I have 5 years of experience working with developmentally disabled and mental health populations. I currently work as a clinical advisor with juveniles and their families. I refer them to mental health and concrete services, offer them psycho-social education, intervene during crises, and assess for safety. In 2010, I worked as a direct-care aid in a home for developmentally disabled adult women. My duties included medication management, first-aid, assistance with daily living skills, and crisis intervention. Beginning in 2011 until 2014, I worked as a mental health worker on a psychiatric ward for a major hospital. I worked with youth as young as 12 years old, adults, and senior citizens who presented with various mental conditions. From fall 2011 to spring 2012, I interned in a substance abuse agency where I ran support groups and made referrals. From the fall of 2012 until spring 2013, I worked in the counseling center of a college where I assisted students who were having academic difficulties due to personal stress. I helped students to create weekly and monthly planners, I taught on stress relief and time management, and referred students to other services. I believe I am well qualified in this area.

Study Skills

I have a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences Interdisciplinary with a concentration in Community Mental Health. I have a MSW with a concentration in Higher Education, and a MA in International Education where I studied the sociology and politics of education and education development. I have interned for one year (2012-2013) on a college campus where I helped students who were struggling academically due to personal issues and/or poor study skills.

Vocabulary

The English language is filled with a plethora of words, yet many people only use but a few. As a tutor I utilize words lists, phrase lists, book lists, as well as, suffix, prefix, and roots lists. The key to improving ones vocabulary is to constantly read and to research unfamiliar words. Prefix, suffix, and root knowledge enables one to infer the basic meaning of a word when dictionaries and search engines are unavailable.

World History

We live in a global society which requires us to have knowledge and respect of other cultures, faiths, and customs. Many of these cultures, faiths, and customs go back centuries to the dawn of civilization. As part of my educational training for both my Masters of Social Work and Masters of Arts in International Education degrees, I have studied various peoples, social ideologies, and political systems. As a tutor I will ensure that my students have a solid understanding of ancient history from the fertile crescent civilizations, to the Silk Road commerce, to the invention of the printing press, until modern day times. I believe that current events can be informed from history, and that it is important to make connections between the two. World History is our history; we must be able to intelligently research and analyze that history through use of various literary texts, whether political, historical, or religious in nature.

New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
MA in International Education
Stony Brook University-- Social Work
Master's
Regent University--Doctor of Education
Enrolled

Education

New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development (MA in International Education)

Stony Brook University-- Social Work (Master's)

Regent University--Doctor of Education (Enrolled)

Great tutor

Olympia is great with my son. He seems very happy after sessions with her. Not only is she helping him with his work but she is giving him tips to build his confidence.

— Natasha, Bronx, NY on 10/12/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I require a 24 hour cancellation notice or you will be charged for half of the scheduled time. I appreciate your business. Thank YOU!

Travel policy

Olympia will travel within 20 miles of Bronx, NY 10462.