College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, New York (Theraputic Education)
Kean University (MEd)
Columbia College Columbia University (Graduate Coursework)
Now that I have retired from the classroom I can fully follow my passion and be of service. I have specialized for many years in alternative high school settings. However, I have also spent many years at the elementary and pre-k level. I am an excellent diagnostician and remediation is something I am very skilled at.
My teaching methods and approaches vary with the needs of the learner. I also find that learning style is more important than teaching style so I adapt. My specialization in learning disabilities means that no problem is too great that it cannot be overcome. I also believe that learning should always be a fun, positive experience. These are aspects of what works so well for me. And might for you too! My devotion to others' success is what I choose to continue to be excited by.
Currently, I am working with a variety of students, from kindergarten to adult GED students, and am enjoying the opportunity and challenge.
So, if it is a short term or long term arrangement that is needed I am open to both. My 30+ years of excellence in teaching speak for themselves and gratefully my thoroughness and enthusiasm are benchmarks I stand behind.
Of course references and further information are available. Now that I have retired from the classroom I can fully follow my passion and be of service. I have specialized for many years in alternative high school settings. However, I have also spent many years at the elementary and pre-k level. I am an excellent diagnostician and remediation is something I am very skilled at.
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I am a NYS Special Education Teacher having taught elementary, middle and high school students with that classification. I have written IEPs and followed other prescriptive teaching with ADD. I spent 20+ years as a multiply diagnosed classroom teacher. I have also completed graduate training at Kean University.
Over the course of my time as a teacher, dyslexia was the most frequent problem of my LD students. I attended many workshops on strategies and methods for improving their success. My ability to improve student scores, as well as their confidence comes from an eclectic individualized approach.
During the early part of my career in education I was a language arts specialist. I have been trained in many different methods of teaching. My years of special education teaching gave me extensive practice in meeting each student exactly where they are and building from there in the most effective ways possible.