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SUC Plattsburgh (Environmental Science, French)
College of St. Rose (Master's)
Anaheim Univ. (Graduate Coursework)
As a recently retired public school teacher, I am permanently certified to teach or tutor K-12 Special Education, Elementary Education, N-6 and French, 7-12. At the elementary and low-intermediate levels I prefer to use total proficiency through reading and storytelling (TPRS) methodology in language instruction. Additionally, I hold a certificate in English Language Teaching (CELTA, 2003) from Halifax, Nova Scotia, and have successfully completed 50+ hours of graduate credits in TESOL at SUNY Albany and Anaheim University, an online university based in San Diego, California.
Since the Fall of 2012 I have accepted contractual part-time employment as a national and state essay evaluator and test scorer. Consequently, I have acquired focused experience and expertise that allows me to prepare learners to successfully negotiate common core exams at the K-12 level. This involves practice using a standardized rubric along with formulaic instruction on topic development during the writing process.
As a recently retired public school teacher, I am permanently certified to teach or tutor K-12 Special Education, Elementary Education, N-6 and French, 7-12. At the elementary and low-intermediate levels I
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As a Special Education teacher, I have 15 years' experience with learners with attention deficit challenges, with and without medication. Generally, the path to success is to establish and maintain a routine with set expectations resulting in a preferred reward.
Between the fall of 2008 and the summer of 2012, I taught ESL in Hoosick Falls, NY at the elementary level, as a resource room and consultant teacher in grades K-12, as well as an afternoon N-6 ESOL teacher at the refugee and immigrant support services of Emmaus (RISSE) in Albany, NY.
My instructional approach to ESL promotes cultural exchange through journaling and hands-on activities, and sight word acquisition using games, singing and storytelling.
I am permanently certified to teach Elementary grades N-6 in New York State.
I am a retired Special Education teacher. I know how to assess learner needs, develop objectives and assess progress. I especially enjoy working with learners with Down's Syndrome; however, I spent most of my teaching career as a grades 7-12 instructor for a self-contained At-Risk population preparing learners in the four core disciplines to pass or attempt the NYS Regents exams.
Special Needs learners are hungry to be noticed, appreciated, and valued by others. The struggle to find their place in society requires great support. I especially like to help Special Needs learners succeed in a sheltered work environment (focus on related reading, writing, social skills) to secure and maintain meaningful employment.