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Michelle B.

Lexington, SC

$40/hour

Charismatic Regular Ed and Special Needs Tutor

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 7/31/14
5.0 average from 28 ratings

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University of Southern California
Education
University of Southern California
Master's

Education

University of Southern California (Education)

University of Southern California (Master's)

About Michelle

I am a certified Elementary, English as a Second Language, and Gifted and Talented teacher who has been teaching in the public and private sector for over thirteen years. I have experience with elementary students in all subject areas, including students that are diagnosed with learning disabilities such as dyslexia, auditory processing, ADD, ADHD and Aspergers. I also have experience helping elementary students pass state-mandated exams. Furthermore, I am a trained teaching artist and use my theater background to help reading and writing come to life for students. If your student is fed up and frustrated with school and his/her class, I can guarantee you that I will bring the joy back into learning. Sometimes, all the student needs is a boost of confidence as his/her learning is taken at his/her pace.

I also have experience working with regular education and dyslexic middle and high school students in English Language Arts, Writing, and Social Studies. I am able to work with them on study skills and passing state exams in the areas of grammar, writing, and reading comprehension. I enjoy working with that age as I am able to mentor them regarding academic success at the collegiate level. I look forward to working with you all.
I am a certified Elementary, English as a Second Language, and Gifted and Talented teacher who has been teaching in the public and private sector for over thirteen years. I have experience with elementary students in all subject Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Lexington, SC 29072
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
Grammar, Reading
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Aspergers,
Dyslexia,
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

I taught for four years at Brookwood Christian Language School located in Acworth, Georgia which services students diagnosed with language based learning disabilities. Besides their language disorder diagnosis, many of these students also had ADD/ADHD. I was also a private tutor for students in neighboring schools all of which had ADD/ADHD and were on some form of medication for it. I know that students with this diagnosis need frequent breaks, the curriculum chunked into smaller chunks, items color coded and/high lighted to give those learners focus, and a tutor that is enthusiastic about their learning progress whether it be large or small.

Aspergers

I taught students on the higher functioning end diagnosed with Aspergers for four years at Brookwood Christian Language School. My experience with such students is to be a patient so as not to trigger any anxieties, to set short term goals and celebrate those success, and to be enthusiastic about their learning experience. Two of my high school English students for example, I helped prepare to pass the neighboring technical college's writing exam, so they could dual enroll as high school students.

Dyslexia

I taught for four years at a school that serviced dyslexic students. I taught students in elementary, middle, and high school. Such students needed explicit phonics as well as whole language instruction. I have a great track record as well of encouraging junior high school dyslexic students to be better writers. Some of my former students went onto to either dual enroll at a neighboring technical college or graduate and excel in their college level courses.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified teacher in the areas of Elementary Education and English as a Second Language. I have been teaching students since 2002 in both the public and private sector. I also have a great track record of helping elementary students excel on the end of the year state mandated exams. I am also a teaching artist and incorporate my theater background into my tutoring experiences as well in the areas of English Language Arts.

Handwriting

My experience with handwriting is a very tactile approach. For struggling students I will use more manipulatives so they can practice the stroke and shape of the letter. In working with dyslexic students I had them work on spacing, cursive, and color coding.

Phonics

Phonics is one of the most important building blocks of reading and writing. It is the sound that the letters make. Teaching phonics was embedded in my studies to become a teacher and is implemented in the classroom on a daily basis as I teach now.

Study Skills

Study Skills I implemented in my teaching in both the private and public sectors. Teaching organization and time management are also essential to study skills as one can not be successful without having mastered both.

University of Southern California
Education
University of Southern California
Master's

Education

University of Southern California (Education)

University of Southern California (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michelle will travel within 15 miles of Lexington, SC 29072.