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Blossom Z.

York, PA

$60/hour

Special education: Reading, Language arts, math

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University of Maryland
American University
MEd

Education

University of Maryland

American University (MEd)

About Blossom

I have over 30 years of public school teaching experience in special education. My bachelor's degree is in both regular and special education. My masters degree is in teaching children with emotional disturbance and learning disabilities. My experience includes teaching children from kindergarten through grade 6. I taught for 15 years in Montgomery County Maryland public schools with children identified as emotionally disturbed and learning disabilities. I also had experience teaching regular elementary grades 2 and 3. In addition I worked in a specials school for students with multiple disabilities. After moving to York, PA I taught briefly for the Lincoln Intermediate Unit and then transferred to a local public school district. I retired in March of 2012. M

I have worked with a variety of disabilities including emotionally/behaviorally disordered, learning disabilities and disorders, Autism spectrum disorders and students identified as educationally intellectually disabled. I have extensive experience working with Orton Gillingham materials and Structural Arithmetic for early math skills. Because of my experience, my approach tends to be diagnostic/prescriptive. In other words, identify where the problem is occurring and remediate with research based materials and programs. I have also had extensive experience with writing and implementing IEP's and educational reports.
I have over 30 years of public school teaching experience in special education. My bachelor's degree is in both regular and special education. My masters degree is in teaching children with emotional disturbance and learning disabilities. My experience includes teaching children from kindergarten through grade 6. I taught for 15 years in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required

Negotiable.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of York, PA 17402
In-person lessons
Language:
Reading,
Writing
History:
Writing
Business:
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Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADHD

I am a 30 + year special education teacher who has worked extensively with ADD/ADHD children and its associated disorders. My own 2 children also have the diagnosis.

Dyslexia

I have worked with children with dyslexia and other reading language arts disorders for over 30 years. I have training in orton gillingham materials and have worked with both Wilson and Project Read. My masters included a concentration in this area.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have 30 plus years of teaching elementary aged students in grades K-6, regular and special education. My PA certification allows me to teach these grades.

Elementary Math

I have extensive experience in working with young students experiencing difficulties in math, especially with number sense, problem solving, and operations.

Grammar

I have had extensive elementary school experience teaching students with learning deficits in the areas of English, grammar and spelling.

Phonics

I am a 30 plus year veteran special education teacher that has worked extensively providing orton gillingham based instruction through a variety of programs such as Wilson and Project Read.

Reading

I have an extensive history of teaching reading to children with learning problems, dyslexia, learning disabilities, spelling deficits and written language deficits. My expertise is in working with special education students in the elementary grades.

Special Needs

I have a 30 plus year history of teaching children with a variety of special needs including: ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, other reading and spelling disorders, written expression disorders, oral language disorders, autism spectrum disorders and aspergers, and neurological disorders, including tourette syndrome.

Spelling

I have extensive experience teaching children with spelling deficits, phonics, written language and specialized materials for teaching students with learning problems, learning disabilities, dyslexia, and written expression skills, particularly with special needs students.

Vocabulary

I have specialized materials to work with elementary students having language and vocabulary development issues.

Writing

I work with students in how to "frame" their thoughts using hands-on materials that make learning more concrete.

University of Maryland
American University
MEd

Education

University of Maryland

American University (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Negotiable.

Travel policy

Blossom will travel within 30 miles of York, PA 17402.