Univ of Akron (Psychology)
Cleveland State Univ (MEd)
Cleveland State Univ (MEd)
I am a certified and highly qualified Intervention Specialist that has been teaching special needs students for the past 15 years. I am dedicated to my students and take pride in ensuring that they can and will learn in order to be the best that they can be. I have taught special needs students that were emotionally disturbed while I had them in the 6th, 7th and 8th grade; by the time they got to high school they went from an inclusion class to regular education classes without problems and managed to graduate!
During my home instruction tutoring, I have worked with various students that were suspended, non receptive and refused to complete little to no work in the classroom, to actually building a rapport and persuading them to complete lessons while at home. I have tutored and administered state tests to student's at home on medical leave and have been successful in their passing the OGT exam due to their studying practices.
What makes me an outstanding English tutor is that if I teaching special needs students, I first I review my student's IEP, asses them and actually ask them what they feel their strengths and weaknesses are. Based on the data, I then begin working to build upon my students skills helping them where they are deficient. You must first address the deficiency before you can move on to other areas. If it is a regular education student, again it is assessing what the student is actually having difficulty with and implementing strategies to correct that deficiently while building up their skill set in order for them to become successful.
What make me an outstanding K-6 tutor is that I always ask my students to explain to me what was the last thing that they did in order to check for their comprehension. I touch bases with their teacher prior to meeting with the student in order to get additional background information (if possible) and to determine if there are any additional areas that I need to work on with the student other than their regular lessons. When the student is ready to return to the class in the case of the home instruction student, they will be at or ahead of the other students in the class.
What makes me an outstanding American History tutor is my interest for the topic and how we as a country have evolved. History can be a dense topic and students can lose interest quickly. Being a special needs teacher I have to find creative and innovative ways to make it interesting while still getting the point across. Because of my techniques I have been more successful in presenting the material and have seen a much better success rate than the traditional instruction of reading/lecturing and note taking.
What make me an outstanding special needs tutor is that I always develop a rapport with the parents and the students. I find out what the disability is, what are the causes for good and bad days, what are the likes and dislikes when it comes to school subjects, etc.. I also inquire as to what the student likes to do outside of school, as real world experiences can always be tied into a lesson, especially if the student has no desire to learn or feels that the lesson serves no purpose. By developing a rapport and showing a student that you truly care about their education it makes them want to try more because they feel they have someone in their corner.
I am always willing and available to help a student who wants to help themselves. As I have told all my students (and I still have some that contact me today and they're 30 years old, but to them I'm like a second mom) "I can't do the work for you." "I can provide you with the necessary tools, but you must have the drive and motivation to actually do the work." "After all this is your future, we as adults have our degrees, careers etc." "it's up to you to do well in school in order to make it to the next grade," I am a certified and highly qualified Intervention Specialist that has been teaching special needs students for the past 15 years. I am dedicated to my students and take pride in ensuring that they can and will learn in order to be the best that they can be. I have taught special needs students that were emotionally disturbed while I had them in
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My teaching certificate allows me to teach K-12, although it is special education. I also have taken highly qualified coursework for the State of Ohio in the core competencies. In addition, I have tutored elementary students in home instruction for Cleveland and for the City of Cleveland.
I have a K-12 teaching certificate as an Intervention Specialist for moderate to severe disabilities from the State of Ohio