Jessica D.

Providence, RI

$40/hr

Special Education Teacher for Elementary/Middle School Level

In-person lessons
Replies after +3 days
Background check passed as of 5/18/15

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Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island
Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island
MEd

Education

Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island (MEd)

About Jessica

My hope is to have students feel comfortable and confident in their learning. I strive to make learning fun by connecting what the student is learning to something they know such as a sport or game or by making what they learn into a game. For example, to reinforce math skills, students could play a game such as math baseball. The skills they have already learned could be also be reinforced by an online jeopardy game for example. Songs, rhymes, and other hands-on activities are also fantastic ways to help students understand and retain information. I understand that all students have different styles of learning, so my goal is to help you child reach their full potential in my sessions. I will achieve this goal but understanding how they learn best and teaching them accordingly. I have a graduate degree in Special Education and I am currently seeking a job in the education field.
Most recently, I was a special educator in the Alternative Learning Center (ALC) in North Attleborough Middle School. My students had a range of disabilities including autism, aspergers, and behavioral issues. I taught English Language Arts, Social Studies, and social skills to 6th-8th graders. I communicated with parents, teachers, counselors, and administration on a daily/weekly basis in which we had a positive rapport. I feel I am highly qualified because I constructed IEP's, conducted educational testing, worked with a team to produce behavioral plans, utilized a token economy system, modified lessons, and made accommodations to meet the needs of the learners in my highly structured classroom.
Before my current position, I was a special education teacher at a private therapeutic day school in which I taught for three school years. I worked with a co-teacher in a classroom with a three to one student to teacher ratio. The students had a range of disabilities and I worked with teachers, specialists, clinicians, behavior specialists, and psychologists to make all students successful. I learned the importance of a sensory diet and calming/de-stressing techniques for students.
I have worked in special education, regular education, bilingual, and English Language Learners classrooms. Because of these teaching experiences, I have gained much practical knowledge in many different types of classrooms. Therefore, I believe I would be a great tutor and asset to your child.
My hope is to have students feel comfortable and confident in their learning. I strive to make learning fun by connecting what the student is learning to something they know such as a sport or game or by making what they learn into a game. For example, to reinforce math skills, students could… Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Providence, RI 02904
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in language arts and a graduate degree in special education. I taught 3-5th graders in English, language arts, math, science, social studies, and social skills in a private school setting. I also worked as a special educator for 6-8th graders in which I taught English, language arts, social studies, social skills, and study skills.

Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island
Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island
MEd

Education

Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island (MEd)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jessica will travel within 30 miles of Providence, RI 02904.

Background Check Status for Jessica D.

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