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Kelly P.

Morrisville, PA

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Elementary, Reading, & Special Education Certified

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Holy Family College
Special Education
Holy Family University
MEd

Education

Holy Family College (Special Education)

Holy Family University (MEd)

About Kelly

I was a teacher for the Bensalem School District from January 1994 until March 2015. I would still be working for them now except I hurt my leg & was unable to work full-time. I love teaching; working with children has been a big part of my life since I was in high school. It was there that I first started tutoring others & decided I wanted to do it for a living. I miss being able to go to work every day; being able to help students learn & understand something that they couldn't get it a wonderful feeling. I hope I can help students requesting tutoring help to get that feeling!

I am certified in Elementary, Reading, and Special Education. I believe that no two students learn exactly the same way, which is why I always tried to use multi-modalities when I taught my lessons. As far as my cancellation policy goes, I understand more than anyone that things happen at the last minute. I would prefer you give as much notice as possible, but if you can only give me 3 hours, I will understand. Please just don't make a habit of it. I also know that most students don't have a lot of money, not do many parents these days. I do not want to bleed you dry, but I do need to make money; so my rate is $50.00 a session.

I look forward to hearing from and working with you.

I've been a Math teacher for over 23 years. For many years I taught Special needs students, so I've developed many ways to teach the same concept, so students who learn differently can understand it. I also use manipulative and games whenever possible, because I find it makes learning easier and more fun.

When I went back to get my Masters, the program I took was a Master's in Education with a Reading Specialist Certification. I worked as a Title I Reading Specialist in Bensalem until the funding was cut. I have a love a Reading and writing, and personally do both every day. I'd recommend it to everyone.

I worked at the Elementary School level since 2004; grade levels 4-6 in Special Education, grades K-6 as a Reading Specialist and Interventionalist, and grade 2. I taught all of the basic subjects taught at the elementary level (math, language arts [reading, spelling, grammar, & writing], science, & social studies); however, math and language arts are my strengths.

I've been Special Education certified since 1991& have been working with children and adults with special needs since I was in high school. I had 3 jobs working with Special needs prior to being hired by Bensalem in 1994; at the Eastern State School & Hospital, Allegheny Valley Hospital, and Atlantic County Special Services School District.
And on a personal note, I have 3 autistic nephews & 1 niece who has autistism, ODC & ADD, two nieces with ADHD, and another who's bipolar, so I'm extremely familiar and qualified in the area of Special Needs.

My students used to tell me that I was funny, and that made class (that is, the material) more interesting. I have always had a good rapport with both my students and their parents simply because I care.
If any of this sounds like something you are interested, contact me to set up a meeting.
Thank you and I hope to be working with you soon.
I was a teacher for the Bensalem School District from January 1994 until March 2015. I would still be working for them now except I hurt my leg & was unable to work full-time. I love teaching; working with children has been a big part of my life since I was in high school. It was there that I first started tutoring others & decided I wanted to do Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Morrisville, PA 19067
In-person lessons
English:
Reading,
Writing
Language:
Reading,
Writing
History:
Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Reading,
Writing
Business:
Writing

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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I received my Master's in Education with a Reading Specialist Certificate in 1999. I got certified in Elementary Education shortly after that. I taught at the Elementary level in the Bensalem School District for over 10 years. Before that, I worked for the school district as a Special Education Teacher at the middle school level as well as a year and a half at the high school.

When I was in high school I volunteered for the Community Service Corps by tutoring students in the Elementary School who were having difficulty with their core subjects (Reading, Math, Spelling, Writing, English/Grammar, and Vocabulary). I enjoyed it so much, I decided I wanted to do it all the time: so I became a Teacher.

I love children; I have two of my own. I believe that all children are good but sometimes make poor choices. Due to my Special Education background, I believe that no two children learn the same way and have there-fore, always individualized my instruction for students according to their needs. I like to play learning/educational games with students which makes learning the material fun and interesting for the student. When learning is enjoyable, children remember more of what they are taught. I also like to use manipulatives with different subject areas (they're not just for math anymore.)

I believe that all students have the potential to succeed. Some students just need some extra time, others need a different way of doing things, and some others may need someone who believes they can do it. Sometimes a student will need a combination of these things, but once their potential in unlocked, there isn't anything they can't do.

Elementary Math

I received my Master's in Education with a Reading Specialist Certificate in 1999. I got certified in Elementary Education shortly after that. I taught at the Elementary level in the Bensalem School District for over 10 years. Before that, I worked for the school district as a Special Education Teacher at the middle school level as well as a year and a half at the high school level.

When I was in high school I volunteered for the Community Service Corps by tutoring students in the Elementary School who were having difficulty with their core subjects (Reading, Math, Spelling, Writing, English/Grammar, and Vocabulary). I enjoyed it so much, I decided I wanted to do it all the time: so I became a Teacher.

I love children; I have two of my own. I believe that all children are good, but sometimes make poor choices. Due to my Special Education background, I believe that no two children learn the same way and have therefore, always individualized my instruction for students according to their needs. I like to play learning/educational games with students which makes learning the material fun and interesting for the students. When learning is enjoyable, children remember more of what they are taught. I also like to use manipulatives with different subject areas (they're not just for math anymore.)

I believe that all students have the potential to succeed. Some students just need some extra time others need a different way of doing things, and some others may need someone who believe they can do it. There are times a student may need a combination of these things, but once their potential is unlocked, there isn't anything they can't do!

Reading

I received my Master's in Education with a Reading Specialist Certification from Holy Family University in December 1999.

As a Reading Specialist, I use a diverse set of strategies and methods to provide individual lessons and support children need in order to learn to read and comprehend meaning from the printed word. I work to improve literacy through reading, writing, listening, and speaking; my expectations for students increases with each grade level. Skills included would be: (concepts in print) holding a book correctly, identifying letters of the alphabet, reading from left to right, doing picture walks, that is reading the pictures, etc.
Also word pronunciation, spelling, vocabulary, practicing listening skills, following directions, comprehension, fluency, writing, and even more.

An effective reading teacher:
-Provides direct, explicit instruction
-Exhibits flexibility
-Models behavior
-Scaffold instruction
-Links reading and writing
-Balances literacy instruction
-Maintains high expectations of students and self
-Employs a variety of assessments
-Motivated students
-Maintains a rich classroom library

I try to emulate these qualities in order to be an effective Reading Specialist for my students.

Special Needs

I received my degree in Special Education in 1991. I was hired by the Eastern State School & Hospital to work as a tutor with their patients the day after I graduated. Shortly after that, I was hired by the Atlantic County Special Services School District. They specialize in children with special needs of all kinds. Then my son was born and driving 72 each way to work got a little difficult. I worked part time for the School District of Philadelphia through the Ken-Crest Center as an Early Interventionalist. In January 1994, I was hired by Bensalem to be a long term substitute at the high school. I was a Special Education teacher in all three of the middle schools and two of the Elementary schools. I have worked with special needs students as young as 2/3 years of age to students in the high school as old as 21 years old and everything in between. I have also worked outside of a school setting in a group home with adults with special needs. And if that didn't qualify me enough, I have several family members who are special needs including autism, bipolar disorder, ADD/ADHD, OCD, and Traumatic Brain Injury just to name a few.

Holy Family College
Special Education
Holy Family University
MEd

Education

Holy Family College (Special Education)

Holy Family University (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kelly will travel within 20 miles of Morrisville, PA 19067.