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College of New Jersey (Teacher of the Handicapped)
My name is Jennifer and I have been teaching in the South Brunswick School District for ten years. I am currently a 6th grade special education teacher with a specialization in Reading and Language Arts for students with learning disabilities. I am also highly Highly Qualified in ELA (English/ Language Arts) and Social Studies on the secondary level. I am very experienced with working with students who have dyslexia, having been trained in the Orton Gillingham reading program and being certified as a Wilson Reading instructor. I am equipped with all the materials necessary to take students through these highly sought after reading programs.
I love to tutor students of all levels and ages in reading and writing as well as other subjects because I am a true believer that every students can learn, and that the learning process should be an enjoyable experience for each and every students. Whether it's helping a child develop their decoding and comprehension skills, explaining and helping a students to understand a math concept, or assisting a young adult in interpreting classic works of literature, I provide the appropriate level of support with patience and enthusiasm.
While my area of expertise lies in teaching reading and language arts, I also also tutor Elementary and Middle School students in math up to the pre-algebra level. I have experience teaching earth sciences and social studies at the middle school level as well.
Finally, if a student is preparing for a standardized test such as the PARCC or SAT or just wants to improve their study habits and/or organization skills, I can provide them with the tools to be successful and confident in these areas. To my future students: I look forward to working with you! My name is Jennifer and I have been teaching in the South Brunswick School District for ten years. I am currently a 6th grade special education teacher with a specialization in Reading and … Read more
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I have been working with students who have dyslexia for the past 10 years. I am certified in the Wilson Reading Program and experienced in using Orton-Gillingham methods and strategies. Both are multi-sensory programs designed to help students of all ages with decoding, encoding, sight word recognition, reading fluency and comprehension. My goal is to help my students become independent readers so they can be more confident as they progress through school and life in general.
I have a bachelor's degree in Special Education/ Elementary Education (K-8th). I have been teaching sixth grade in South Brunswick for seven years, and specialize in reading and language arts. I teach in both In Class Support settings and in resource classrooms. As a special education teacher I am familiar with the elementary schools' curriculum, since many of my students read below grade level.
When teaching handwriting, I focus on three main areas; letter formation (form and slant of each letter), size, and spacing. I focus on one component at a time, first beginning with letter formation and, when the student has made progress here, I will begin working on the other two. I also focus on proper grip of the pen or pencil, as well as posture and paper positioning, as these factors contribute to the students' comfort and eventually ease as they become more skilled at handwriting.
Throughout my 11-year teaching career, I have gained experience in using many phonics programs to teach students decoding skills. At the elementary level I have used Words Their Way and Fundations and I hold a Level I certification in the Wilson Reading Program. At the middle school level, I incorporate Wilson and Orton-Gillingham strategies into my reading lessons in order to provide each student with the skills they need to become strong and successful readers.
I have been a certified special education teacher in New Jersey for 11 years. I have served as a resource pull-out teacher and an inclusion teacher at both the elementary and middle school levels in various subject areas. However, I specialize in English/ Language arts and have mainly worked with students who have dyslexia. I am certified in the Wilson Reading Program and utilize Orton Gillingham strategies with my students regularly, providing them with individualized instruction so that they can become stronger readers.