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DC Teacher's College
Howard University (MEd)
Nova Southestern University (EdD)
I am a retired special educator from the DC Public Schools after serving for 30+ years. I have worked as a tutor in the District of Columbia and Maryland, assisting students to read and complete simple math assignments. Many students were able to complete testing sessions with minimal assistance. I have a few former students in college and working on a regular education track.
I am anxious to assist any student and push them to their potential.
My motto is that all students can learn if they are given the opportunity. I am a retired special educator from the DC Public Schools after serving for 30+ years. I have worked as a tutor in the District of Columbia and Maryland, assisting students to read and complete simple math assignments. Many students were able to complete testing sessions with minimal assistance.
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I am currently working as a substitute teacher in grades Pre-K-6 with extensive experience in reading, mathematics, and written language for the ADHD, Autistic, and students with learning disabilities. I am also teaching students in the regular education population.
During my tenure as a full time teacher, I worked as a tutor in the after-school tutorial program. Subjects taught were reading, basic math, and written language for the special needs and elementary regular education population. I look forward to helping your child succeed.
As a special educator, I experienced success with the early childhood through adulthood in which I phonics were adapted with reading assignment.I have also worked with speech therapists to assure assignments and strategies used were appropriate during individualized teaching.
Phonics is used as a part of learning to read. Decoding sounds and words through modeling and repetition are strategies used by this educator for special needs, autistic, ADHD, and students with dyslexia.
In my former tutorial sessions, students were initially evaluated for problem areas. Next, information was gathered from teachers, teacher's reports, and parents. Lastly, an applicable plan was developed for the student.
There were a few students that were diagnosed for special education services moved to regular education during my tenure.
My experience and education has afforded me to retire from the DC public schools with two awards as Highly Effective Educator.
As a special education teacher, I have instructed special needs students with severe learning disabilities in reading fundamentals, mathematics, perception, self-help, and vocational skills.
I organized, developed, and implemented lesson plans uniquely devised to strengthen the students in areas of individual weakness.
I am certified as a non-categorical Special Education/K-12 grade level teacher.
I find that there is an art to studying and it can be difficult and frustrating if the right strategies are not used.
Repetition and visual clues are a few strategies I used to motivate the learner. When the student is able to read and understand what he/she is reading could also make studying less challenging.
My students have been successful and were able to move to a regular education curriculum instead of special education.
I qualify to tutor this subject because of my intense background in the developmental courses. I am currently working on study skills with students in grades K-6 along with mentoring a student in Graduate school.