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Kate A.

Eugene, OR

$30/hour

Elementary Special Education teacher available to tutor

In-person lessons

$30/Hour


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About Kate

I have been teaching special education in the Eugene area for 11 years. I have an undergraduate degree from East Carolina University in special education, as well as a master's degree from the University of Oregon in the same field. I have taught K-8, with a focus on direct instruction and behavioral management. I love teaching reading, from phonics and decoding to comprehension. I also have developed a comprehensive set of skills in teacher anger management and self-regulations for students who have difficulty managing intense emotions. I have been teaching special education in the Eugene area for 11 years. I have an undergraduate degree from East Carolina University in special education, as well as a master's degree from the University of Oregon in the same field. I have taught K-8, with a focus on direct instruction and behavioral management. I love teaching reading, from Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Eugene, OR 97402
In-person lessons
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
Common Core
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Religion, World History
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Autism,
Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ADD/ADHD

I have taught in a special education classroom for 11 years. I have had many students diagnosed with ADHD/ADD, medicated and unmedicated. I've had a lot of success using movement breaks, breaking tasks into smaller pieces with breaks in between, minimizing distractions and embedding movement and hands on activities into lessons, in addition to other strategies.

Autism

I have taught dozens of students on the spectrum in my 11-year career as a special education teacher. I've found there are many ways to support a student with these kinds of needs--keeping in mind that no two students on the spectrum present the same way. From sensory interventions (weighted blankets or clothing, headphones, quiet area with minimal distractions) to task presentation changes (simple, concrete instructions, giving clear and simple choices, embedding their interest area into activities) to creating routines and giving early warning if they have to change, there are many ways to set the environment and lesson to encourage the student's success.

Common Core

The CCSS are relatively new to my district--I'm in my second year of teaching to these standards. However, they are not inherently different from the standards I taught the first 9 years of my career. The main difference, from what I've experienced, is the focus on having students find evidence and/or use multiple strategies to support the answers they give.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught special education grades K-5 for 7 years, 6-8 for two years and K-2 for 2 years throughout my career. I have taught all subjects, from reading language arts to math, science, social studies, art and physical education. I have taught these subjects using multiple general education curriculas, as well as specially designed curricula that target special needs learners.

Phonics

I have taught phonics instruction to students who've ranged from kindergartners to 4th graders. I've used a variety of curricula, from general education materials to specially designed instruction like Horizons, Reading Mastery and Phonics for Reading. I thoroughly enjoy teaching decoding to students, and watching the lightbulbs go off as they shift from reading through slow, laborious sound-by-sound blending to reading through context as the decoding skills reach fluency.

Special Needs

I have been a special education teacher for students with behavioral challenges for 11 years. I have worked with students who were diagnosed with ADHD, ASD, ODD, sensory disorders, communication and language disorders, learning disabilities, conduct disorders, anxiety and other mental health disorders. While in school to get my undergraduate degree, I provided respite care for a student with cerebral palsy and volunteered with United Cerebral Palsy and the Special Olympics.

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Kate will travel within 30 miles of Eugene, OR 97402.