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Nicole P.

Special Education Tutor

Special Education Tutor

$75/hour

  • Pleasantville, NY 10570

About Nicole


Bio

As a graduate of Curry College, I have student teaching experience on the fourth grade and fifth grade levels in a self-contained classroom, in both suburban and urban school districts.

I graduated from Fordham University with a Masters of Science in Childhood Education and Special Education. I also have two professional New York State certifications in Students with Disabilities 1-6 and Childhood Education 1-6.

I have been teaching at the same school for nine years. The school is part...

As a graduate of Curry College, I have student teaching experience on the fourth grade and fifth grade levels in a self-contained classroom, in both suburban and urban school districts.

I graduated from Fordham University with a Masters of Science in Childhood Education and Special Education. I also have two professional New York State certifications in Students with Disabilities 1-6 and Childhood Education 1-6.

I have been teaching at the same school for nine years. The school is part of District 75, the New York City Department of Education’s special education district. I have worked with different age level students from K-8 with different disabilities (Emotionally Disturbed, Intellectual Disabilities, Autism and Multiple Disabilities). All of the classes at the school are self-contained. I have obtained a certification in Life Space Crisis Intervention. I have held different out-of-classroom positions such as Math Enrichment Specialist trained in Singapore Math (Math in Focus), Data Specialist, Testing Coordinator, Technology Specialist and Curriculum Specialist. I am a key member of the Instructional Cabinet and a lead teacher for the Early Childhood team. I created and implemented the Early Childhood Literacy curriculum.

I have an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership from Stony Brook University. My School Building Leader New York State Certification is currently pending. I have completed a yearlong internship with the principal and four assistant principals. I have led meetings for my administrators and conducted several professional developments for the staff at the school where I work.

I am a highly enthusiastic, devoted and creative individual. I am extremely qualified for teaching special education. I have experience in and out of special education classrooms. Throughout my career, I have worked with a range of disabilities. I am tutoring to help me continue to grow as an educator in a different manner. I have been tutoring students for several years. Tutoring offers a 1:1 experience and allows the student to grow at his/her own rate. All of my students have increased their reading level within 2-3 months, increased their writing skills within 3-4 months and their math skills have increased within 4 tutoring sessions. I keep track of all student's progress to show the parent and the student how they are progressing. I create different visual representations of data to help track and understand the progress.


Education

Curry College
Fordham University
Masters
Stony Brook
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $75
  • Rate details: Discounts are available and rate can be lowered depending on travel time/distance.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Pleasantville, NY 10570
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Nicole hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

I have created curriculum the uses the Workshop Model and the Writing Process which always includes grammar and editing.
ESL/ESOL

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

I have been working with the Common Core Standards since they were piloting in certain schools in NYC since 2010. I have given several workshops on teaching the Common Core Standards to staff and parents/guardians. I have differentiated curriculum in ELA and Math to meet the new standards. I also have differentiated curriculum for students with special needs. I have extensively worked with the Engage Common Core Curriculum for ELA and Math for grades K through 6th grade.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been teaching for nine years. My school is part of District 75. I created and implemented the Early Childhood Literacy curriculum.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have created curriculum the uses the Workshop Model and the Writing Process which always includes grammar and editing.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

I have over ten years experience teaching handwriting using two different programs. I am trained in Preventing Academic Failure (reading, handwriting letters and numbers, writing and spelling) and Handwriting Without Tears (writing, spelling, and handwriting both numbers and letters). Both programs I incorporate a multi-sensory approach and the use of art and creativity. I also incorporate "Sky Writing" in all sessions. This allows for bodily kinesthetic learners to master the material.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have experience with Orton Gillingham, Fountas and Pinnell, a DRA reading specialist and trained using Preventing Academic Failure. I have also used Words Their Way to teach word families.
Reading,

Reading

I have adapted the Common Core Curriculum for students with special needs and differentiated the instruction with different tools and strategies. I have also taught students with special needs using balanced literacy and the writing process. I have experience with Orton Gillingham, Fountas and Pinnell. I am a DRA reading specialist and trained using Preventing Academic Failure. I have also used Words Their Way to teach word families.
Spelling,

Spelling

I have over 10 years of teaching spelling/phonics to students from pre-kindergarten to middle school using Preventing Academic Failure, Fundations, Words Their Way and Handwriting Without Tears. I also incorporate different spelling lists in weekly instruction (trick words, Dolch, etc.). I also incorporate using the iPad for spelling in all instruction. I always use a multi-sensory approach during my lessons.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have created study skills and strategies curriculum for both the NYS ELA and the math assessment for special needs students. I have also given workshops on study skills and strategies.
Vocabulary

English

Grammar,

Grammar

I have created curriculum the uses the Workshop Model and the Writing Process which always includes grammar and editing.
Reading,

Reading

I have adapted the Common Core Curriculum for students with special needs and differentiated the instruction with different tools and strategies. I have also taught students with special needs using balanced literacy and the writing process. I have experience with Orton Gillingham, Fountas and Pinnell. I am a DRA reading specialist and trained using Preventing Academic Failure. I have also used Words Their Way to teach word families.
Spelling,

Spelling

I have over 10 years of teaching spelling/phonics to students from pre-kindergarten to middle school using Preventing Academic Failure, Fundations, Words Their Way and Handwriting Without Tears. I also incorporate different spelling lists in weekly instruction (trick words, Dolch, etc.). I also incorporate using the iPad for spelling in all instruction. I always use a multi-sensory approach during my lessons.
ESL/ESOL, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been teaching for nine years. My school is part of District 75. I created and implemented the Early Childhood Literacy curriculum.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

I have over ten years experience teaching handwriting using two different programs. I am trained in Preventing Academic Failure (reading, handwriting letters and numbers, writing and spelling) and Handwriting Without Tears (writing, spelling, and handwriting both numbers and letters). Both programs I incorporate a multi-sensory approach and the use of art and creativity. I also incorporate "Sky Writing" in all sessions. This allows for bodily kinesthetic learners to master the material.
Reading,

Reading

I have adapted the Common Core Curriculum for students with special needs and differentiated the instruction with different tools and strategies. I have also taught students with special needs using balanced literacy and the writing process. I have experience with Orton Gillingham, Fountas and Pinnell. I am a DRA reading specialist and trained using Preventing Academic Failure. I have also used Words Their Way to teach word families.
Spelling,

Spelling

I have over 10 years of teaching spelling/phonics to students from pre-kindergarten to middle school using Preventing Academic Failure, Fundations, Words Their Way and Handwriting Without Tears. I also incorporate different spelling lists in weekly instruction (trick words, Dolch, etc.). I also incorporate using the iPad for spelling in all instruction. I always use a multi-sensory approach during my lessons.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have created study skills and strategies curriculum for both the NYS ELA and the math assessment for special needs students. I have also given workshops on study skills and strategies.
ESL/ESOL

Language

ESL/ESOL

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been teaching for nine years. My school is part of District 75. I created and implemented the Early Childhood Literacy curriculum.
Reading,

Reading

I have adapted the Common Core Curriculum for students with special needs and differentiated the instruction with different tools and strategies. I have also taught students with special needs using balanced literacy and the writing process. I have experience with Orton Gillingham, Fountas and Pinnell. I am a DRA reading specialist and trained using Preventing Academic Failure. I have also used Words Their Way to teach word families.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have created study skills and strategies curriculum for both the NYS ELA and the math assessment for special needs students. I have also given workshops on study skills and strategies.
ESL/ESOL

Other

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have created study skills and strategies curriculum for both the NYS ELA and the math assessment for special needs students. I have also given workshops on study skills and strategies.
ESL/ESOL

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I have taught students with ADD/ADHD in kindergarten through eighth grade for nine years. These students were from the New York City area and had other learning differences as well as emotional disorders. I have specific strategies to keep students focused and engaged (frequent breaks, hands on activities, cueing systems both physical and verbal, etc).
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I have worked with students with autism for the past nine years in the NYC Special Education District, District 75. I am familiar with the TEACCH method with students with autism. I'm also experienced with using ABA instruction. Students with autism need 1:1 instruction and/or small group instruction. I am familiar and have used PECs with students with special needs.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have experience with Orton Gillingham, Fountas and Pinnell, a DRA reading specialist and trained using Preventing Academic Failure. I have also used Words Their Way to teach word families.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

I have worked with different age level students from K-8 with different disabilities (Emotionally Disturbed, Intellectual Disabilities, Autism and Multiple Disabilities). I have obtained a certification in Life Space Crisis Intervention. I have worked with students with disabilities for 13 years in inner city and suburb districts. I have taught students using the Math In Focus curriculum to students with autism, emotional disturbance and intellectually disabled. I have differentiated the instruction for every student in my class based on their individual needs and IEP. I have also adapted the Common Core Curriculum for students with special needs and differentiated the instruction with different tools and strategies. I have also taught students with special needs using balanced literacy and the writing process. I have worked with teachers on creating IEPs for students with special needs. I have worked with related service providers to incorporate goals and modifications in IEPs.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have created study skills and strategies curriculum for both the NYS ELA and the math assessment for special needs students. I have also given workshops on study skills and strategies.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been teaching for nine years. My school is part of District 75. I created and implemented the Early Childhood Literacy curriculum.
Reading,

Reading

I have adapted the Common Core Curriculum for students with special needs and differentiated the instruction with different tools and strategies. I have also taught students with special needs using balanced literacy and the writing process. I have experience with Orton Gillingham, Fountas and Pinnell. I am a DRA reading specialist and trained using Preventing Academic Failure. I have also used Words Their Way to teach word families.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have created study skills and strategies curriculum for both the NYS ELA and the math assessment for special needs students. I have also given workshops on study skills and strategies.
ESL/ESOL

Test Preparation

Common Core,

Common Core

I have been working with the Common Core Standards since they were piloting in certain schools in NYC since 2010. I have given several workshops on teaching the Common Core Standards to staff and parents/guardians. I have differentiated curriculum in ELA and Math to meet the new standards. I also have differentiated curriculum for students with special needs. I have extensively worked with the Engage Common Core Curriculum for ELA and Math for grades K through 6th grade.
ISEE

ISEE

I have been working with several students in preparing for the ISEE exam. All students were accepted into their private school of choice. I have been tutoring ISEE for a few years. Preparation included, vocabulary development using an iPad, flashcards; math skills using an iPad, flashcards and white boards; reading fluency and reading strategies and test taking strategies. All learning sessions meet the child's learning style.

$75/hour

Nicole P.

$75/hour

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