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Allyssa S.

Lake Grove, NY

$35/hour

Certified Educator of English, ENL and Students with Disabilities

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10+ Hours
5.0 average from 6 ratings

$35/Hour


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Dowling College ( Education Degree )
ELA and Special Edu.
, SUNY Stonybrook,
Master's

Education

Dowling College ( Education Degree ) (ELA and Special Edu.)

, SUNY Stonybrook, (Master's)

About Allyssa

I believe that providing instruction and compassion to students of all walks of life is of the utmost importance to the curiosity and willingness to pursue a future where the world is not limited, but limitless.

As of May of 2013, I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Science in the field of Adolescent Special Education with a dual certification in English Language Arts from Dowling College. Following my B.S., I went on to study at Stony Brook University, completing my Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certification in May 2016.

During my time as an undergraduate, I was an active member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, the Council for Exceptional Children, and the Alphi Chi Honors Society. Overall, my cumulative GPA at Dowling College was a 3.94. After graduation, I made the initiative to begin my graduate studies. Before my last semester at Stony Brook University, I applied, through Stony Brook, for the Fulbright grant for the 2015/16 to work as an English Language Assistant in Germany. I was accepted and pursued this dream of working aboard from August of 2015 until June of 2016.

I have been known to be an outgoing person, hard-working, and free spirited in life’s triumphs and struggles. I put great attention to class and work objectives and will not settle until they are done. My teaching philosophy surrounds four specific components: (1) bringing fourth critical-thinking questions to all student populations (intelligence, behavioral levels, language, etc.) in reference to the content to which students are learning, (2) text-to-self class discussions, which assists students’ feelings of the importance of the subject matter, (3) varying assessment levels (weekly teacher-student progress meetings, tests and quizzes which encompasses questions from more than two of Bloom’s levels, daily classroom observations) and (4) valuing individuality, expression and culture variations in the classroom setting.

In terms of experience in the field of Education, I have worked as a volunteer for special needs children from 2005 to 2016 at the Sachem Central School District Special Education Summer School program in various high school and middle school classrooms, geared towards assisting the learning process of lifestyle tasks provided during this summer program. In the fall of 2013, I began to work as a Substitute teacher for all secondary schools in the Sachem and Connetquot Central School District. As stated previously, I spent August of 2015 through June of 2016 in Germany working as an English teacher / co-teacher / assistant. I instructed a varying number of grade levels (Gr. 5-12) in lessons, which covered information on various U.S. cultural aspects, globalization, and basic English grammar features. I also assisted other English teachers in a collaborative setting in the management and completion of curriculum activities and quarterly objectives. In addition to my time as an English language assistant / teacher, I taught the course, “Speaking & Pronunciation” at the University of Bielefeld in Germany. I completed course objectives (phonetic alphabet, devoicing, sound junctures) as well as provided additional pronunciation practice activities to meet the needs of struggling students.


I received my English Language Arts degree from Dowling College as of May 2013. I continued to perfect my craft of teaching the English language by substitute teaching in the subject area, tutor during my time as an Undergraduate as well as tutor for German students studying English while I was Fulbrighter in Germany from August 2015 to June 2016.

I have studied the German language for the last five years. In addition, I have traveled to Germany on two occasions (2011 and 2015/2016 for 10 months). I am comfortable teaching A1-A2 level students.

As an educator and computer-user, I have had extensive work in how to format and design pages on Microsoft Word.

Along with my English Language Arts degree from Dowling College, I also received my Students with Disabilities certification in May 2013. Over the years, I have volunteered in a Special Needs Summer Program as well as volunteered for a dance class for students with Autism. As a substitute teacher, I work mainly in classrooms with special needs students.

I am looking forward to working with all of you, helping you excel and become the best learner I know you can be!
I believe that providing instruction and compassion to students of all walks of life is of the utmost importance to the curiosity and willingness to pursue a future where the world is not limited, but limitless.

As of May of 2013, I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Science in the field of Adolescent Special Education with a dual
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Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Lake Grove, NY 11755
In-person lessons
English:
English, ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, German
Special Needs:
Special Needs

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Special Needs

I am certified in Students with Disabilities, grades 7 through 12. I have worked at a public school summer program for students with autism and Down Syndrome for over 12 years. I differentiated content based on the students academic or behavior needs.

Dowling College ( Education Degree )
ELA and Special Edu.
, SUNY Stonybrook,
Master's

Education

Dowling College ( Education Degree ) (ELA and Special Edu.)

, SUNY Stonybrook, (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Allyssa will travel within 20 miles of Lake Grove, NY 11755.