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Tabitha C.

Fun and Consistent Learning from a New York State Certified Teacher

Fun and Consistent Learning from a New York State Certified Teacher

$55/hour

  • 2,606 hours tutoring

About Tabitha


Bio

I am an educator known for my love of children. The joy I feel in watching them master a topic they struggled with, is why I am grateful to be an educator. Every child has the ability to soar, some just need help in opening their wings. I have always believed, there are things in life that I'm not certain of, but two things I know for sure. I was meant to have the son that I was blessed with, and I was born to educate children.

I would like to share a little bit about my past. I was a...

I am an educator known for my love of children. The joy I feel in watching them master a topic they struggled with, is why I am grateful to be an educator. Every child has the ability to soar, some just need help in opening their wings. I have always believed, there are things in life that I'm not certain of, but two things I know for sure. I was meant to have the son that I was blessed with, and I was born to educate children.

I would like to share a little bit about my past. I was a special education teacher with the New York City Department of Education for over fifteen years. I planned on continuing my career until retirement, but my life took an unexpected turn. I was forced to take an indefinite leave of absence due to a car accident. I was physically unable to return to the classroom, but desperately wanted to continue teaching. My leave eventually brought me to Wyzant, and every day I am grateful for this journey.

There was a void in my life that I am now able to fill. I am currently self-employed as an Independent SETS Provider for the NYCDOE, as well as a private tutor. In the classroom, so much time is spent on mandatory paperwork and test prep, that sometimes the actual teaching suffers. In a one to one setting, this isn't the case. The ratio of one student to one teacher, leads to amazing results.

As a classroom teacher with the NYCDOE, I taught ELA including literature and grammar. I also taught Math, Science and Social Studies to my elementary and middle school students. Many were working 1-3 years below grade level. With my strategies, they began to love learning and their reading and subject levels increased 2-3 grades in one academic school year. During my time in the classroom, I was known to raise standardized test scores each year and was often asked to assist colleagues in mastering effective teaching strategies. I currently hold a Master's Degree in General and Special Education, and I still possess a current license as a New York City Department of Education teacher.


Education

College of New Rochelle
Major Psychology MInor Education
Mercy College
MEd

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Hello, I am qualified to tutor in this area because as a special education teacher, I am certified to teach all four major content areas (ELA, science, social studies and mathematics). In order to become certified in my current certification, I passed the NYS teacher's exam, which for special needs, incorporated all four major content areas. My students, although middle school level, worked on a second to sixth grade level. Daily I was responsible to teach all levels in my classroom with the average levels from second to fourth grade. I increased reading, writing and comprehension in all content areas by a minimum of two grade levels each academic school year.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

As a previous Special Education classroom teacher, I witnessed many of my students struggle with clear and legible handwriting. I decided to implement handwriting strategies which I feel have been lost along the way in the public school system. Teaching students where on the line to begin a letter, using fun and effective reminders such as "touch and "bump" (touching the line to begin a letter and bumping it to stop), air writing a letter to get the student used to the flow and direction of a particular letter being taught. These are just a few of the effective strategies I have used to greatly improve a child's handwriting.
Phonics,

Phonics

As a long time Special Education educator in the NYC public school system, I have taught phonics to beginning elementary students as well as struggling middle school students. I have used games, riddles, videos, very specific reading passages which were concentrated on specific sounds, and of course, good old fashion practice to help students master their phonics.
Reading,

Reading

As a special education ELA teacher, I am known to boost reading levels by two grades during one academic school year.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a special education teacher who holds a Masters in both General and Special Education, teaching study skills was an absolute must. I dedicated at least two periods per week in my classroom, to teach my students appropriate and productive study skills.These skills included, but were not limited to, making and using their own flash cards, visual reminders on the walls around their bedroom/house and creating an environment that is conducive to effective studying.
Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Reading,

Reading

As a special education ELA teacher, I am known to boost reading levels by two grades during one academic school year.
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Hello, I am qualified to tutor in this area because as a special education teacher, I am certified to teach all four major content areas (ELA, science, social studies and mathematics). In order to become certified in my current certification, I passed the NYS teacher's exam, which for special needs, incorporated all four major content areas. My students, although middle school level, worked on a second to sixth grade level. Daily I was responsible to teach all levels in my classroom with the average levels from second to fourth grade. I increased reading, writing and comprehension in all content areas by a minimum of two grade levels each academic school year.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

As a previous Special Education classroom teacher, I witnessed many of my students struggle with clear and legible handwriting. I decided to implement handwriting strategies which I feel have been lost along the way in the public school system. Teaching students where on the line to begin a letter, using fun and effective reminders such as "touch and "bump" (touching the line to begin a letter and bumping it to stop), air writing a letter to get the student used to the flow and direction of a particular letter being taught. These are just a few of the effective strategies I have used to greatly improve a child's handwriting.
Reading,

Reading

As a special education ELA teacher, I am known to boost reading levels by two grades during one academic school year.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a special education teacher who holds a Masters in both General and Special Education, teaching study skills was an absolute must. I dedicated at least two periods per week in my classroom, to teach my students appropriate and productive study skills.These skills included, but were not limited to, making and using their own flash cards, visual reminders on the walls around their bedroom/house and creating an environment that is conducive to effective studying.
English, Spelling, Writing

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Hello, I am qualified to tutor in this area because as a special education teacher, I am certified to teach all four major content areas (ELA, science, social studies and mathematics). In order to become certified in my current certification, I passed the NYS teacher's exam, which for special needs, incorporated all four major content areas. My students, although middle school level, worked on a second to sixth grade level. Daily I was responsible to teach all levels in my classroom with the average levels from second to fourth grade. I increased reading, writing and comprehension in all content areas by a minimum of two grade levels each academic school year.
Reading,

Reading

As a special education ELA teacher, I am known to boost reading levels by two grades during one academic school year.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a special education teacher who holds a Masters in both General and Special Education, teaching study skills was an absolute must. I dedicated at least two periods per week in my classroom, to teach my students appropriate and productive study skills.These skills included, but were not limited to, making and using their own flash cards, visual reminders on the walls around their bedroom/house and creating an environment that is conducive to effective studying.
English, Writing

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

As a special education teacher who holds a Masters in both General and Special Education, teaching study skills was an absolute must. I dedicated at least two periods per week in my classroom, to teach my students appropriate and productive study skills.These skills included, but were not limited to, making and using their own flash cards, visual reminders on the walls around their bedroom/house and creating an environment that is conducive to effective studying.

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I am certified with the DOE. My license is Students with Disabilities 1-6. I taught many children with ADD and ADHD in my special education classroom. My nephew and son also struggle with the symptoms of ADHD and ADD.
Phonics,

Phonics

As a long time Special Education educator in the NYC public school system, I have taught phonics to beginning elementary students as well as struggling middle school students. I have used games, riddles, videos, very specific reading passages which were concentrated on specific sounds, and of course, good old fashion practice to help students master their phonics.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

I am certified with the DOE. My professional license is Students with Disabilities. I have taught kindergarden to eighth grade.
Study Skills

Study Skills

As a special education teacher who holds a Masters in both General and Special Education, teaching study skills was an absolute must. I dedicated at least two periods per week in my classroom, to teach my students appropriate and productive study skills.These skills included, but were not limited to, making and using their own flash cards, visual reminders on the walls around their bedroom/house and creating an environment that is conducive to effective studying.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Hello, I am qualified to tutor in this area because as a special education teacher, I am certified to teach all four major content areas (ELA, science, social studies and mathematics). In order to become certified in my current certification, I passed the NYS teacher's exam, which for special needs, incorporated all four major content areas. My students, although middle school level, worked on a second to sixth grade level. Daily I was responsible to teach all levels in my classroom with the average levels from second to fourth grade. I increased reading, writing and comprehension in all content areas by a minimum of two grade levels each academic school year.
Reading,

Reading

As a special education ELA teacher, I am known to boost reading levels by two grades during one academic school year.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a special education teacher who holds a Masters in both General and Special Education, teaching study skills was an absolute must. I dedicated at least two periods per week in my classroom, to teach my students appropriate and productive study skills.These skills included, but were not limited to, making and using their own flash cards, visual reminders on the walls around their bedroom/house and creating an environment that is conducive to effective studying.
Writing

Examples of Expertise


Tabitha has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Tabitha has helped my son organize his thoughts when it came to writing assignments. She is patient, thoughtful and designs her lessons around his skill level.

Franchesca, 10 lessons with Tabitha

Wonderful and patient tutor

Tabitha is well prepared for lessons and has an easy rapport with my 10 year-old son. He enjoys working with her and enjoys his lessons with her. Tabitha is positive and motivating and we are happy that our son is in good hands.

Aida, 13 lessons with Tabitha

Engaged

I like the fact that Miss Tabitha was able to get Josiah to discuss what he learned in school that day. Not what was taught, but what he learned. I was very impressed at that moment. Looking forward to our next session.

Gail, 17 lessons with Tabitha

Excellent Teacher

Ms. Tabitha is an excellent teacher - patient, caring and thorough. She brings out the best in her students. Ms. Tabitha provides detailed and valuable feedback from the reading instruction to the student as well as the parent. I recommend Ms. Tabitha without reservation.

Maricia, 23 lessons with Tabitha

Work is Astonishing!!!

Tabitha is a very educated and well talented educator. He work speaks for its self. She is a fresh of breath air that truly makes a difference in the everyday learning of our children. She worked with our son and after a 15 lesson we truly saw a difference. He style of tutoring is a lot better then some teachers teaching styles. Highly recommended!

Davy, 1 lesson with Tabitha

Great teacher!

MS.Curtis is great at teaching, she has been helping my son since summer and I can see a huge improvement of my son's reading, writing, and vocabulary. She is an amazing teacher and we are very lucky to have her help our son!

Juzhang, 151 lessons with Tabitha

Very patient tutor. Adapts to your child's needs.

She has been helping my daughter in ELA. My daughter loves her tutor and is getting better with her writing every session she has. I have seen improvement in her writing skills I am very impressed. My daughter will continue lessons with Ms. Tabitha.

Brittany, 21 lessons with Tabitha

Knowledgeable and helpful

Knows how to get the best from my child. Very patient and hands on with educating my child. Easily accessible and willing to help and assist with learning. Have the best strategy to get my child on task.

Shannel, 23 lessons with Tabitha

Experienced and influential teacher

Tabitha is a wonderful teacher. She is very patient and takes time to make sure that her students understand the material. My daughter has progressed since starting with her at a very quick pace. Tabitha has played a big role in increasing her confidence and has gained my daughter’s respect. A great combination for continued success.

Magda, 27 lessons with Tabitha

Great teacher

Ms. Tabitha has helped my son’s writing for a few weeks. After she gave the instruction in writing essays, he feels more fun in writing now.

Qiwen, 111 lessons with Tabitha
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