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Allison L.

Dallas, TX

$105/hour

Multidisciplinary Educator with a Background in Special Needs

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5.0 average from 395 ratings
Extraordinary tutor for special needs child with behavior issues.
— Sylvia, Los Angeles, CA on 12/10/13

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University of Texas at Austin
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Other

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University of Texas at Austin (Communication Sciences and Disorders)

Institute for Integrative Nutrition (Other)

About Allison

Hi, my name is Allison, and I would love to help your children exceed their goals. I have over 20 years of experience in education and hold a Bachelor's of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders: Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Texas at Austin. My experience spans preschool through high school and adult education, including a specialty in special needs in both children and adults.

I have worked with hundreds of students to help them meet and exceed their goals, and I believe in learning and achieving through positive reinforcement and goal-setting. I understand that everybody learns through different means, and I tailor my teaching to meet each student's needs, ability and goals.

My students include children of some of the top people in the medical and bio-medical engineering fields. When I was living in Los Angeles, some famous names have approached me to help their children succeed, and I even coached Anthony Anderson (star and executive producer of ABC's _Black-ish_) in chanting the Torah blessing for a web series. Since relocating to North Dallas, I watched my tutoring business grow even more and am lucky to work with so many students who are benefiting from individualized instruction.

Please check out my reviews to find out what parents and students have to say.

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36 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Dallas, TX 75248
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In-person lessons

"Extraordinary tutor for special needs child with behavior issues."

- Sylvia, Los Angeles, CA on 12/10/13

"Thorough"

- Neelam, Dallas, TX on 1/16/16
Allison replied on 1/28/2016

Thank you so much, Neelam. I really enjoy working with your daughter and look forward to seeing her grow!

"An amazing tutor for special needs"

- Katherine, Mesquite, TX on 11/9/15
Allison replied on 11/10/2015

Thank you so much, Katherine. I really enjoyed working with your son and look forward to many more sessions together!

"Great first session"

- Christie, Plano, TX on 9/23/15
Allison replied on 9/24/2015

Thank you so much! I really enjoyed working with you and the boys and look forward to spending much more time together!

"Patient & positive"

- Karen, Dallas, TX on 8/13/15
Allison replied on 8/17/2015

Karen, thank you so much for your feedback. I enjoy working with your son, and I look forward to his continued success!

"Excellent Tutor"

- Tamar, Los Angeles, CA on 7/4/11
Allison replied on 7/13/2011

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. I am glad that I could be of help. All the best to you!

Science:
Physical Science
English:
English,
Grammar,
Proofreading,
Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Hebrew
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Aspergers,
Autism,
Dyslexia, Phonics,
Special Needs
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

I hold a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Texas at Austin, which deals greatly with special needs including ADD/ADHD. I have worked in education for over 20 years, including supervising special needs programs and teaching in a special needs preschool. A great part of these programs has been working with students of all ages with ADD/ADHD.

Algebra 1

Many students struggle with math, especially when it comes to algebra. I use a myriad of techniques to reach each student so he/she truly understands the concepts, not just performs well on the test. My lessons are tailored to each student's learning style, and I have helped students successfully maintain As in math.

Aspergers

I hold a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Texas at Austin, which deals greatly with special needs -- including Aspergers and ASDs. I have worked in education for over 20 years, including supervising special needs programs and teaching in a special needs preschool. I have worked with many students on a daily basis who have Aspergers and other ASDs.

Autism

I hold a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Texas at Austin, which deals greatly with special needs -- especially autism spectrum disorders. I have worked in education for over 20 years, including supervising special needs programs and teaching in a special needs preschool. I have worked on a regular basis with students on the autism spectrum, often tailoring the curriculum and environment to meet their needs.

Cooking

I have taught cooking classes for the past 12 years. I share recipes, techniques and nutritional advice for the culinary unprofessional. I am currently working on publishing my first cookbook with the hope that many more will follow.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught the core subjects for elementary (K-6th) school in a private school. In addition, I have a background in child development and a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, which focuses on language and literacy acquisition as well as cognitive development.

Elementary Math

I have taught elementary school, and I especially love helping students reach and exceed their goals in math. Mathematical concepts can be difficult for many children to understand, and I tailor my teaching to each student's individual strengths so that he/she can learn at his/her own pace. My goal is for my students to be able to learn how to learn math so that they can eventually grasp new concepts with ease.

Elementary Science

As the daughter of a published chemist, I grew up with science all around me. I worked in a small home school where I taught science to kindergarten through 5th-graders and in a private middle school where I taught physical science and earth science. I tailor my techniques to each student to help him/her truly understand concepts, instead of just memorizing them for the test.

English

I have over 20 years of teaching experience, have a strong background in child development and hold a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, which focuses greatly on language and literacy acquisition. I am able to break down concepts -- from phonetics to increase basic reading fluency to literature in upper level classes.

Geometry

Many students, even those who have previously performed well in math, struggle when it comes to geometry. I use a myriad of techniques to reach each student; so, he/she truly understands the concepts and not just performs well on the test. My lessons are tailored to each student's learning style, and I have helped students successfully maintain As in math.

Grammar

Many students and adults struggle with grammar, especially in today's age of texting and emails. Knowing proper grammar will not just make you appear more knowledgeable but will also put you ahead of your peers. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders; so, I am able to break down the difficult concepts of English grammar to help students understand and succeed.

Handwriting

I hold a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders and also have an extensive background in child development. Coupled with my over 20 years of education experience, I am able to combine fine motor therapy and letter formation to help your child improve his/her handwriting easily and stress-free!

Hebrew

I was the Assistant Director of a Jewish religious school for five years and have taught Hebrew for prayer and bar/bat mitzvah preparation for over 12 years. I went to Hebrew School as a kid and took Hebrew as my foreign language at the University of Texas. I have a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, which deals greatly in language and reading acquisition and phonics; so, I am able to break down reading components for students having trouble in a classroom or with more traditional approaches. Please note that my specialties are in pronunciation, reading, writing, prayer and bar/bat mitzvah training.

Phonics

I hold a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Texas at Austin. I have also taught phonics and reading (in both English and Hebrew) to elementary school students (both as a first and second language). This background in language and reading acquisition leads to me being excellent in helping students decipher and decode language to help them become confident and fluent readers.

Physical Science

Physical science is probably one of my favorite subjects! I have taught it at the elementary and middle school level. I love engaging with students to use physical science to understand the world around them.

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is the first foray into advanced mathematical concepts. Students who have done well in math previously often struggle when introduced to these concepts. I love working with students to help them gain understanding and confidence in this area. My goal is to help my students to become self-reliant and learn how to understand new concepts with ease.

Proofreading

I have always been the person to proofread papers for colleagues and supervisors at work, and I can use my skills to help you do the same. Proofread papers get higher grades and distinguish you among your peers. I would love to help you reach your goals through producing polished papers and reports.

Reading

I hold a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Texas at Austin, and I also have a strong background in child development. Because of my education and training, I am able to break down the complications of reading (both phonemic and comprehension) to help students of all ages read to their fullest potential.

Special Needs

I hold a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Texas at Austin, which deals greatly with special needs. I have worked in education for over twenty years, including supervising special needs programs and teaching in a special needs preschool. I have successfully worked on a daily basis with students of varying ages and abilities to help them approach subjects with confidence and exceed their parents' goals and expectations!

Spelling

I have taught preschool through high school. I am the go-to person to proofread documents for spelling, grammar and comprehension. I also hold a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, which deals with language and reading acquisition and phonics -- all important components of spelling. I employ an myriad of techniques, tailored to each student's strengths, and I have successfully worked with students of various ages and abilities to help them gain skill and confidence in spelling.

Study Skills

I have been an educator for over 20 years and have worked with many students, both privately and in the classroom, to help them organize their tasks, manage their time and find their best study methods.

Writing

Writing clearly and organizing one's thoughts can be difficult for both children and adults. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders; so, I am able to help students break down difficult concepts and focus their writing for clarity and comprehension. I have successfully worked with students of all ages and abilities to improve their writing skills.

University of Texas at Austin
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Other

Education

University of Texas at Austin (Communication Sciences and Disorders)

Institute for Integrative Nutrition (Other)

Extraordinary tutor for special needs child with behavior issues. — Allison has been tutoring our 12 year old daughter for nearly 2 years, 4 times/week. She is incredible at managing behavior issues which compound learning difficulties. Our daughter has made progress in more complicated addition/subtraction, multiplication and early division. Allison is adept at finding methods to help kids understand the concepts of math. For example, she taught our daughter ...

— Sylvia, Los Angeles, CA on 12/10/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $105.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Travel policy

Allison will travel within 5 miles of Dallas, TX 75248.