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Andrew T.

Portland, OR

$45/hour

Skilled Tutor for Children with Special Needs

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 1/26/15

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The Evergreen State College
Liberal Arts

Education

The Evergreen State College (Liberal Arts)

About Andrew

Hi, my name is Andrew T. I've worked professionally and as a volunteer with kids and adults with developmental disabilities for nearly twenty years. Early on in my career, I was a Special Education Paraprofessional for three school districts: Olympia School District, Eugene 4J School District and Portland Public Schools. I was assigned to middle school classrooms where I facilitated small reading groups and worked one-on-one with a teenager with autism who was being mainstreamed. In addition, I spent a total of four years with young adults who were enrolled in school district Transition Services.

In 2000, I transitioned from working in various Special Education settings to case managing children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. My most recent job was with Integrated Services Network (ISN) in Salem, where I was a Personal Agent and coordinated a caseload of 40-plus men and women with special needs.

You’re probably wondering why someone with my background is responding to an add for a tutor. One reason is that I’ve grown tired of the ever-increasing paperwork demands put on DD case managers. In addition, I no longer want to be constantly under the gun to meet deadlines. To sum it up, I want to simplify my work life and get back to doing what I really love, which is working directly with people.

Hi, my name is Andrew T. I've worked professionally and as a volunteer with kids and adults with developmental disabilities for nearly twenty years. Early on in my career, I was a Special Education Paraprofessional for three school districts: Olympia School District, Eugene 4J School District and Portland Public Schools. I was assigned to middle Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Portland, OR 97219
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
English, Grammar, Vocabulary
Computer:
General Computer, Macintosh,
Microsoft Windows
History:
Geography
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Sports/Recreation:
Football

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

I myself was diagnosed as an adult with ADHD. In addition, I worked with young adults with ADHD when I was employed as a Special Education Paraprofessional by Eugene 4J School District between 1996 and 1999.

Football

When I was in junior high school, a bunch of friends and I would play tackle football together on weekends. It was a lot of fun and I actually miss it sometimes when I think back to that time in my life. I grew up loving the New York Jets, and although I now live in the Pacific Northwest, I still follow how they're doing when each NFL season comes around.

Macintosh

I began using Macs in college in 1986, and I've owned only Mac computers and products since graduating from college in 1993. I love the look of Mac products and the intuitive way in which the operating systems are designed. I owned a Windows laptop for a short time several years back and I don't plan on going back!

Microsoft Windows

I am familiar with Windows platforms not so much from personal use, but because being a skilled Windows user has been a requirement for nearly all the jobs I've had since I graduated from college. While I definitely prefer Mac OSs, and hardware, I have become very accustomed to switching between Mac and Windows computers. The one time I used only Mac computers was when I was a Special Ed. Assistant in Eugene between 1996 and 1999.

The Evergreen State College
Liberal Arts

Education

The Evergreen State College (Liberal Arts)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Andrew will travel within 25 miles of Portland, OR 97219.