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Certified Teacher Specialized in Reading Disabilities and ADHD
David K.

74 hours tutoring

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Certified Teacher Specialized in Reading Disabilities and ADHD
Certified Teacher Specialized in Reading Disabilities and ADHD
David K.

74 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

74 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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I have been an elementary special education teacher working with students on IEPs for four years in California. This past year in New York, I worked with students one-to-one to support them in learning to read. I am a fully credentialed teacher. I have taught special education for four years, as well as one year of second grade. I got my bachelor's degree in International Relations at the University of California, Davis. Then I went to graduate school at Mills College in Oakland for my...

I have been an elementary special education teacher working with students on IEPs for four years in California. This past year in New York, I worked with students one-to-one to support them in learning to read. I am a fully credentialed teacher. I have taught special education for four years, as well as one year of second grade. I got my bachelor's degree in International Relations at the University of California, Davis. Then I went to graduate school at Mills College in Oakland for my general education credential (multiple subjects). After that, I attended California State University East Bay to earn my special education credential (mild-moderate) and a masters degree in special education. I became specifically interested in teaching literacy to students with reading disabilities. I have taken numerous courses and workshops to study a multi-sensory, Orton-Gillingham based methodology to teaching reading.

Throughout my career, I have effectively helped students with learning disabilities like Dyslexia and ADHD to improve their reading outcomes. This is one of the great joys of my life: to help these students feel confident and joyful when reading. I am very excited to bring my knowledge, resources, and skills to new students!I believe that one of the key components to effective teaching is to build strong relationships based in mutual trust. This, coupled with effective teaching strategies, can help students to excel.

I have a variety of strategies to teach reading that I use to tailor lessons to meet individual student needs. When working with students with reading disabilities, I typically build a strong foundation in phonics using a multi-sensory approach first. Then, I will help students to expand their comprehension skills through reading, questions, and dialogue. However, every student is different. I conduct informal assessments to determine the exact needs of every student.

When I am not teaching, I am often going for runs with my dog, playing board games, reading, or exploring. Please contact me with


Education

University of California, Davis
International Rel.
Mills College
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California State University, East Bay
Masters

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Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a valid teaching credential in California (multiple-subjects). I have been a teacher in Elementary schools for 4 years. I have taught special education and second grade. I build positive relationships with students and teach critical thinking skills as well as foundational skills. I have taught all subject areas: reading, writing, math, social studies, science, and art.
Homeschool,

Homeschool

I am an experienced school teacher with experience developing reading, writing, and math curriculums for elementary students K-6th. I am able to provide individualized instruction tailored specifically to your homeschooler's needs!
Phonics, Reading

English

Reading

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a valid teaching credential in California (multiple-subjects). I have been a teacher in Elementary schools for 4 years. I have taught special education and second grade. I build positive relationships with students and teach critical thinking skills as well as foundational skills. I have taught all subject areas: reading, writing, math, social studies, science, and art.
Reading

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a valid teaching credential in California (multiple-subjects). I have been a teacher in Elementary schools for 4 years. I have taught special education and second grade. I build positive relationships with students and teach critical thinking skills as well as foundational skills. I have taught all subject areas: reading, writing, math, social studies, science, and art.
Reading

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I have a valid special education teaching credential in California (mild-moderate). I have taught special education in California for 4 years. I have strategies to effectively help students with ADHD to improve their executive functioning skills.
Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

I have a valid California special education credential (mild-moderate disabilities). I have taught special education for 4 years. I have had numerous students with dyslexia and other reading disabilities. I have helped these students to improve their reading skills and confidence using an Orton-Gillingham (multi-sensory) based approach to literacy.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

I have a valid CA special education teaching credential. I have taught elementary special education for 4 years in California. I have tools and expertise to teach students with a variety of special needs.
Phonics

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a valid teaching credential in California (multiple-subjects). I have been a teacher in Elementary schools for 4 years. I have taught special education and second grade. I build positive relationships with students and teach critical thinking skills as well as foundational skills. I have taught all subject areas: reading, writing, math, social studies, science, and art.
Reading

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Great tutor, very patient and skilled

David is really helping my daughter with her reading and dyslexia. He is very skilled an knowledgeable, especially with my child's reading issues. He has employed various techniques to get her to understand when she is sounding out words incorrectly. I see her gaining more confidence already!

Christopher, 42 lessons with David
Hourly Rate: $90
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