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Becky J.

Clarks Summit, PA

$50/hour

I enjoy teaching, helping each student to be successful.

4.6 average from 8 ratings
Shes very understanding and patient
— Kelly, Pittston, PA on 9/19/16

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Susquehanna University
Elementary Ed.
Arkansas State University
Master's

Education

Susquehanna University (Elementary Ed.)

Arkansas State University (Master's)

About Becky

My passion is teaching. I have had many unique and challenging teaching opportunities over the past 20 years. This has challenged me and enabled me to think outside the box to address a great variety of needs. I have the ability to analyze difficult tasks and instruct the student in small segments, while providing constant feedback and assessment, which enables the student to experience success.
Most recently, I have fulfilled the requirements for a Masters Degree in Special Education. I have enjoyed the challenging course work and the privilege of working with special needs students. My special needs students had made great progress during the course of the year. It was very rewarding for me, because for many of my students it was the first time they were successful in an academic setting. I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated the opportunity to work with each student.
Teaching in a general education and a special education classroom has enabled me to develop a variety of strategies to address reading difficulties. What works for one student may not be effective for another student, so a variety of strategies is essential for success.
As an elementary education teacher, it is essential for the teacher to know the student's prior knowledge. As an educator, I am constantly assessing and providing direction and instruction on the student's level and commensurate with the student's prior knowledge. This way, if there are any gaps in their knowledge, these areas can be addressed so the student is able to understand and comprehend new information. This enables the student to experience success with material they already know and to utilize and build upon this knowledge for continued learning and success.
My first priority in working with special needs students is to encourage each individual to reach their full potential. I strive to enhance and increase their strengths while addressing their deficiencies. I have found this allows special needs students to improve and be successful in areas of strength. In contrast, many times special needs students are 'forced' to focus on their weakness, thus being held back and limited on the great progress they can make when utilizing their strengths.
My passion is teaching. I have had many unique and challenging teaching opportunities over the past 20 years. This has challenged me and enabled me to think outside the box to address a great variety of needs. I have the ability to analyze difficult tasks and instruct the student in small segments, while providing constant feedback and assessment, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Clarks Summit, PA 18411

"Shes very understanding and patient"

- Kelly, Pittston, PA on 9/19/16
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
Reading
Special Needs:
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Handwriting,
Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified to teach Elementary (K-6) in Pennsylvania and Arkansas. I have completed the Praxis battery of tests with very strong scores. I completed my undergraduate degree at Susquehanna University, received my teaching certification through Bucknell University, and completed my Masters degree in Special Education at Arkansas State University.

Handwriting

I am Elementary and Special Education certified. In addition I have worked with many students who have physical difficulties, such as Cerebral Palsy or issues of touch (presented in students with Autism) to master handwriting skills. I have also had great success addressing the handwriting difficulties by addressing language deficits which cause difficulty when understanding letter formation.

Special Needs

I have a Masters degree in Special Education. I have written IEPS and implemented IEPs in the classroom. I have taught in a Resource Classroom, providing support for special needs students, as well as co-teaching in a general education classroom. I also addressed many behavior difficulties, including collecting data, and writing and implementing behavior modification plans.

Susquehanna University
Elementary Ed.
Arkansas State University
Master's

Education

Susquehanna University (Elementary Ed.)

Arkansas State University (Master's)

Shes very understanding and patient — School just started this month for my 6th grader and shes having a hard time in math. I try to help her myself as best as I can but Becky loves to help my daughter to grasp math and is helping her so much already.I'm so glad and very happy that Becky is my daughters tutor for math. I know my daughter will do much better with her help. :) ...

— Kelly, Pittston, PA on 9/19/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Becky will travel within 30 miles of Clarks Summit, PA 18411.