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Central Washington University (Special Education)
BA education....Special education k-12 (EdD)
elementary educationk-8 (Graduate Coursework)
I am a mother of two teenage boys, the oldest of which, Taylor, was diagnosed with Severe/moderate Autism by a pediatric neurologist. Prior to having my first son, I was a special education teacher at Wedgwood Elementary School in the Seattle School District for several years, working in the "low incidence program". I worked with students with a variety of diagnosis including: Autism, Pdd-nos, Fragile X, Downs' syndrome, hearing impaired, Angelman's Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Cranial Facial Malformations, Epilepsy, Sight impaired, blind, multiple handicapped, and mentally impaired far below the standard deviation on an IQ test, etc. etc. I absolutely loved my teaching position and working closely with parents, speech therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, behavioral therapists, psychiatrists, school administration, regular classroom teachers and many community resources as a cooperative and collaborative team to best help each of these wonder students be able to learn and grow and function to the best of their ability. I was sad to leave the position, but I had to due to having my own baby who was diagnosed with severe/moderate autism. He needed me to stay home and help him get the much needed early intervention services and love from me that he could. He is now 15, and doing well. I am ready to go back to the profession I love, teaching. I would love to tutor any child that could benefit from me and I would especially love to work with children who are on the Autism Spectrum. I have so much understanding due to having a child of my own on the spectrum as well as being a teacher. I look forward to any parent interested in my services and expertise. I think together as a team we could really help your child blossom and grow!
- Daelenn L. I am a mother of two teenage boys, the oldest of which, Taylor, was diagnosed with Severe/moderate Autism by a pediatric neurologist. Prior to having my first son, I was a special education teacher at Wedgwood Elementary School in the Seattle School District for several years, working in the
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I have a BA in Education from central Washington University. I have a double major and one of them is Special Education. I have taught many students with the diagnosis of ADHD/ADD. They are some of the most intelligent students that I have taught. They have so much to offer the classroom, but often times the classroom in a public school is just not set up for a child with this diagnosis. He or she can be easily distracted and off task and end up lost in the whole scheme of things. It definitely isn't the child that is the issue...these kids can learn and learn WELL! They just need to have a quiet area where they can focus and also topics that they love and are interested in that are presented to them in ways that are exciting for them to delve into. I would love to help tutor a child with this diagnosis. I have tons of great ideas and materials that can help teach vital educational concepts to these children that will involve them, excite them, and inspire them to learn more. Also teaching these kiddos study skills and organizational skills will help them.
I have the credentials to teach a limited amount of HS math courses. My certificate for teaching requires me to teach regular education courses Kindergarten through 8th grade. I am also able to teach special education courses from Kindergarten through 12th grade.
I am a certificated special education teacher and have been involved in the autism community for years since my own son was diagnosed with classic kanner autism at age 2 1/2. I have worked with students with Aspergers syndrome within the classroom as well as knowing many outside of the classroom. It is like working with extremely gifted children who have some social deficits and a few areas in academia that need a little work on such as organizational and study skills and much more. I would love to tutor students with Aspergers syndrome because I would love to take their special interests and through them teach the students the areas they need to learn such as math, science, social studies, English, etc. These students are amazing learners. (I have to mention my husband is diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome, and he is a computer programmer.)
I have a lot of experience working with children/students with the diagnosis of autism. I have worked with students since birth-3 program, developmental preschool, preschool, kindergarten, special education, elementary school, middle school and high school. I have worked with students who were non verbal and those with communication and speaking and anything and everything in between. I have spent the last 15 years of my life exploring, researching, teaching future special education teachers about autism, working at Autism Society of America conferences, and much much more. My son was dianosed with severe/moderate autism at the age of 2 1/2. He was unable to speak until age 8, but he is now 15 and doing WONDERFUL. I would love to help parents and students with autism in any capacity you need. This is my love and dream to help in anyway I can!
I have taught science throughout my career as a teacher in the public education system. Biology to varying degrees depending on grade level of the students I taught was always a subject we covered in every classroom in varying levels of intrinquisity.
It is one of my favorite subjects to teach because it allows the teacher to create educational opportunities for the students to "discover" for themselves the correct answers through experimentations developed to lead to each student having that oh so wonderful "AHA!! Eureka!!" moment individually. Those moments are what create life long love of learning and discovery that is innate and it inspires all to keep asking questions, delving into finding ways to discover your answers and reflect on what was once an unknown and now a fact or known. Biology and all types of science not only help us to understand the world around us, but to question and seek answers and yearn for more of those "AHA!" moments throughout or entire lives.
I have taken courses at my University to learn how to teach career development in the public school system. I really enjoy teaching this. It is fun and can involved reaching out into the community and finding out more information on a variety of careers to look into that might interest the students. I have much experience in this and would be excited to have a few students work with me in this area so that we could go on some field trips to some businesses in the area and learn more about how they work. I would also like to use WorkSource in Astoria to help students pinpoint areas of their own interests and help them create and make good resumes and portfolios and teach them interview skills and job search skills.
I am a special education teacher certificated in WA state and have a BA in education. I have taught students with learning disabilities for many years and am able to help make accomodations to the curriculum so that they are able to use it to the best of their ability without the interference of an extreme amount of letter and number reversals and processing issues. Using a variety of teaching methods and techniques can make all the difference in the world. I will help your child learn some coping mechanisms that he/she can use in his regular classroom so that he can succeed and so much better than he has been doing in the past. Dyslexia and other learning disabilities do not have to interfere to the point of frustration nor to the point of poor self esteem. These children are intelligent children with average to above average IQ's they just suffer from most likely a genetic disorder that is causing a processing problem during reading/writing. There are many techniques and coping techniques I can share with them.
I have a degree in elementary education k-8th and have taught all topics and curriculum in all of these grade levels. I possess a valid up to date teaching certificate as well.
I have taken several courses at Central Washington University that taught me how to teach math to students from kindergarten through twelfth grade as well as completed all courses of study up to Calculous. I have taught students mathematics at the elementary school level during my teacher preparation courses in the federal way school district, seattle school district, ellensburg school district, and everett public school system. I have also taught math professionally while employed as a full time elementary school teacher at Wedgwood Elementary School in a regular education 4th grade classroom as well as grades 3-6 in special education classrooms. I am certificated to teach this topic for k-8 regular education and k-12 special education. I hold current and valid teaching certificates in both WA and OR states.
I have taken several courses in science as well as how to teach science at the elementary school level at Central Washington University while obtaining my BA in Education for both Elementary Education and Special Education. I have taught many science classes during my training at the university as well as during my teaching career with the Seattle School District. This is one of my favorite classes to teach because it involves all of the students discovering answers to scientific questions through experimentation. It is wonderful to see that "AHA!! " moment when a student is able to find a solution through their own discovery that I have carefully prepared and set up for them to discover.
I have taken many courses at Central Washington University in the area of English as well as classes to teach English to elementary and high school students. I have a BA in Education and am certificated to teach English in the grade levels k-12th grade. I have lots of experience teaching English in the public school setting in the Seattle School District as well.
I am a certificated teacher in both Washington state and the state of oregon. I am qualified on my certificates in both states to teach regular education Kindergarten - 8th grade and special education preschool- 12th grade or until the student reaches the age of 21.
I have had prior experience teaching special education students in nearly all grade levels and spent part of my teaching career teaching at Ingraham High School with students who were in grades 9th-12th grade and in all subject matters. I was a special education teacher there and many of the students were diagnosed with mild mental retardation or learning disabilities. Several of my students were almost 21 years old and had not enough credits from all the years they were there to earn their high school diplomas. The majority of them would age out at 21 and go on to take their GED's. Therefore, I spent at least two of my classroom periods teaching and preparing them to be able to pass these tests. Currently, I am homeschooling both my 16 year old son who has asperger syndrome and my 17 year old son with Autism and we are doing the exact same thing. I have more than enough knowledge and experience to be able to tutor anyone who needs help in this area.
I have taken music lessons my entire life. I have played the piano, trumpet, French horn, bugel, soprano, and mellophone. I was in symphonic band, marching band, jazz band, orchestra, and pep band. During my first year of college, I decided I would minor in music and took jazz band, symphonic band and marching band, along with music appreciation, history of music and first year music theory. I however decided to change my minor to elementary education and special education. However, music still plays a very vital role in my life and I have a trumpet to this day. I am going to try out for the Astoria Oregon symphonic band. I would love to help any early music learners how to play trumpet if anyone is interested.
I have a BA in Education and am a certified special education teacher and elementary school teacher. I have taught grammar in grades levels k-12 and have much experience in this area.
I have taught both cursive handwriting and printing while teaching 3rd-6th grade in the Seattle School District. I have the credentials and certificates in both Washington and Oregon state to teach this subject as well as several years of doing so. I also hold a BA in Education and Special Education. I have even taught children who were diagnosed with conditions which made fine motor difficult and have used a variety of modes, modalities, techniques, and methods to help a few of them learn to print their names legibly, which was an amazing accomplishment due to their huge physical and mobility challenges. I have taught cursive writing to regular 4th grade students as a whole class with some one on one instruction when necessary.
I have always enjoyed reading and all sorts of literature. I have a giant collection of literature that I have saved since childhood. I have taken many courses on literature in college and also on how to teach literature to students in the public education setting. It is one of my favorite topics. I have a lot of love for it, experience with it, and creative ideas for tutoring in literature.
I have taken prealgebra during my time in compulsory education as well as algebra 1, geometry, algebra 3 and trig, math analysis, and calculous. I have a bachelor's degree in Education in which i completed two majors, both elementary education (k-8) and Special education (k-12). I have taken several courses at the university in how to teach math skills to all grade levels. I taught pre algebra in the Seattle School District both at the high school and junior high school level. I also currently hold teacher certificates for teaching in both Oregon state and Washington state.
I have taught students in all grade levels in reading and have a teaching certificate that allows me to teach English, language arts, and reading in grade levels k-12. I have taught reading through the use of phonics and whole language. I have many many books and activities that help students not only learn to read but love to read.
I have a degree in Special Education from Central Washington University. I have taught at all grade levels and many many different disabilities. My first year teaching out of college was at Ingraham High school. I taught special education students with behavior disorders, mild mental retardation, and learning disabilities in grade levels 9th-12th. The following year I transferred within the Seattle district to an elementary school where I taught special education grades 3-6. My students had a variety of diagnoses such as: Autism, PDD-nos, fragile X, Downs syndrome, Angelman's Syndrome, Rhett's Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Hearing impaired, blind, multiple handicaps and much much more. I taught in that classroom for many years and loved it.
As a special education teacher I have had to teach study skills as a major topic in all of my classroom experiences. Study skills are very important and some students don't seem to pick those up with osmosis...they need direct information and instruction on how to organize their school work and how to go about studying in productive ways...ways in which you do not waste time on things that will not be important and focus on those that are. I have a lot of experience in this area. I can help students with organizational skills and study skills so that they will be able to succeed much easier in school and then later life at the college level.
I have played the trumpet since I was in the 4th grade. I played in a drum and bugel corps and traveled around the United States in competitions. I also played the trumpet in College at Central Washington University, my first year in attendance. I played in the symphonic band, jazz band, and marching band. I took first year music theory and many other classes. I decided to become and elementary school teacher, and more importantly, a special education teacher, and therefore no longer played the trumpet at the college level. I do however still play for my own enjoyment and am going to audition for Astoria oregons symphonic band next year.
I have taught vocabulary to students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. I have taken many college courses on teaching language arts and reading at Central Washington University. I also possess a teaching certificate in this area.