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Lindsay J.

Cincinnati, OH

$30/hour

Middle School Math and Social Studies teacher and GED tutor

Background check passed as of 3/31/15
4.5 average from 34 ratings
Excellent!
— Eleanor, Cincinnati, OH on 1/1/15

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OhioState University
Mt. Vernon Nazarene University
EdD

Education

OhioState University

Mt. Vernon Nazarene University (EdD)

About Lindsay

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Middle Childhood education with a concentration in both math and social studies and a Master's degree in Education. I also have 10 years' experience working with special needs students.

I also have experience in tutoring for all GED subjects and I have my own GED textbooks that I prefer to use that I will bring with me.

I often use my own personal experiences to relate to my students; I do have ADD and dyslexia and I use the same tricks that helped me to help my students. I also have something called Apraxia, which affects my speech, motor and sensory skills. Think of Apraxia as a cousin to autism. They are both neurological disorders, one can be autistic and have apraxia, but in doesn't work both ways. Growing up with a disability has taught me a lot about myself and the world around me. Because of this, I am able to relate and understand others who have also struggled in school or don't feel like they are good enough because I too shared those same feelings. Also growing up with a disability has made me stubborn, and I refuse to give up. I reached my goals and I want to be there to help others realize that their dreams can come true.

I'm fun, laid back and I have all the patience in the world. I enjoy teaching and helping others.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Middle Childhood education with a concentration in both math and social studies and a Master's degree in Education. I also have 10 years' experience working with Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Cincinnati, OH 45239
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent!"

- Eleanor, Cincinnati, OH on 1/1/15

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- SARAH, Cincinnati, OH on 3/21/16

"First tutor session"

- Shawn, Cincinnati, OH on 10/22/15

"Patient but persistent."

- Gloria, Cincinnati, OH on 4/30/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus
Science:
ACT Science
Music:
Music History, Piano
Art:
Cosmetology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Public Speaking, Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, Career Development, GED
Computer:
Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Word
History:
American History, Classics, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History, Political Science, World History
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Aspergers,
Autism,
Dyslexia,
Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math,
Phonics, Reading, Study Skills
Business:
Career Development, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

I have my Master's in Education and I work for a non-profit organization that works mainly with people with disabilities, at-risk, disadvantage and low income.

With this background I have worked as a tutor for multiple youth that have various disabilities.

I have also tutored a young man for a few years who had severe dyslexia and ADHD. Many times it was trial and error just to find out what worked for him.

I understand that people with ADD/ADHD need to take frequent breaks for their own sake and to keep from overloading them with information. I know some people need background noise to study and concentrate while there are others who need the entire house to be quiet.

I use my own personal experiences of having ADD to relate to my students. When they express frustration for not being able to concentrate, I am able to understand exactly how they feel.

If one way doesn't work for a student then I change tactics, and try something else. Everyone learns differently.

Aspergers

I have my Master's in Education and over 10 years' work experience working with people with special needs.

I have a cousin who has Aspergers. When he was a child the family didn't know what was wrong with him. He was born a preemie with some extensive problems so the way he acted was always chalked up to something that happened when he was born.

At the time there was just autism, and there wasn't the autism umbrella as there is now. The definition of Aspergers should have a picture of my cousin right next to it. He is extremely intelligent but he doesn't have any social skills at all. It drives my dad nuts but it has taught me to have patience with him.

He just needs to be reminded of proper behavior and everyone else who interacts with him needs to be patient.

I've worked with his family when he was having trouble in school and helped him to find a college that would work best for him.

Autism

I have an education background and around ten years experience working with kids and adults with disabilities.

When I worked as a respite provider the majority people that I worked with had Autism. The one thing I learned is that every autistic person out there is different. One case, is not like the next and so to understand and help them, you have to understand and know them. You have to know their quirks, what they love to do, what they are most knowledgeable in and what areas will set them off.

Once you know that you can progress to the next stage and help them to learn and to make connections, but if you don't have a connection with the child, and stick to a very structured schedule, you may not get anywhere with the child and that is the first and most important thing when you work them.

But each autistic child has the capabilities to learn and to grasp a new concept, they just need someone who understands that and them in order to help them. And I do.

I haven't done any one-on-one tutoring with somesome with autism before, but I have been a care provider, and I have worked in early childhood centers with multiple autistic children. It is that experience that I am basing my experience off of.

Dyslexia

I hold both a Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Education. While my background is in regular education, I do have over ten years work experience with people with disabilities.

Dyselxia is often harder to teach because each dyslexic child is different. They could only mix up their numbers, or their words, or certain letters or maybe they just mix up everything.

I tutored my brother-in-law for several years when he was in school and he was severely dyslexic. I have also helped my husband who is also severely dyslexic. Both have improved but the key is to never give up and to keep reinforcing it.

I too, have dyslexia but have managed for the most part to keep it contained. There
are times when I am stressed and people can tell but for the most, people don't know that I have dyslexia and alot of it is because of the tips and tricks I learned as a child, that I continue to use today to help me.

Some of it is retraining your brain and some of it is just being stubborn and not giving up.

Elementary Math

I am a licensed teacher with an emphasis on both math and social studies and a minor in English.

Special Needs

I have my Master's in Education and over 10 years of work experience working with people with special needs, anywhere from ADHD to people with Downs syndrome and autism.

For about six years I was a respite/care provider for kids and adults with disabilities and that is where most of my experience comes from.

I have a degree in regular education but I have always had an interest in special needs kids because I have a disability, I have always wanted to help those who would fall between the cracks or just not get the help they should have gotten.

I am very patient and am fine with explaining something over and over and using non-traditional teaching methods in order to help out a student.

I was raised that we are all the same. Just because some one might be classified as having a learning disability is okay because all that means is that they learn differently and I strongly believe that.

Kids with disabilities, can be taught, it just may not be the same way that everyone else learns.

OhioState University
Mt. Vernon Nazarene University
EdD

Education

OhioState University

Mt. Vernon Nazarene University (EdD)

Excellent! — She is an excellent tutor! She is very patient, thorough and responds quickly via email or text messaging. My teenage son stated, "I like her. She is good!" ...

— Eleanor, Cincinnati, OH on 1/1/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Lindsay will travel within 8 miles of Cincinnati, OH 45239.