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Margo W.

Houston, TX

$50/hour

Caring Special Ed. Teacher with 18 Yrs Experience in Grades PreK to 5

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
5.0 average from 11 ratings
Knowledgeable and patient
— Kisha, Katy, TX on 3/10/17

$50/Hour


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University of Houston
Economics,Psychology
The University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Houston (Economics,Psychology)

The University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX (Graduate Coursework)

About Margo

Hello! The 2017-2018 school year will be my 19th school year working in Elementary and Special Education. During the 2016-2017 school year, I was a Substitute Teacher with Cy-Fair ISD and it was also my first school year as a Wyzant tutor. From 2000 to 2016, I was an Elementary School Special Ed. Resource Teacher in Houston ISD and was the Special Ed. Department Chairperson at my school for 10 of those years while teaching. During the 1999 - 2000 school year, I worked at a Private school with students in K to 8th grades and I also worked in Houston ISD as a Substitute Teacher.

I am a native Houstonian and graduate of the University of Houston. I have also recently completed 12 courses in Special Education Advocacy through the National Special Education Advocacy Institute. I personally use 504 Accommodations (tinted/colored lenses for Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome). I also have a diagnosis of Celiac Disease and I understand students with specific dietary needs and allergies.

As your child's tutor, I will give them one-on-one attention during the sessions. I will work with them to be successful and to build confidence. I use active listening/positive communication techniques and I like to talk with students. I believe that students should have choices in their learning. I believe that natural and incandescent lighting (not fluorescent) are best for learning and for visually intensive tasks like reading and writing.

During the Wyzant tutoring sessions, I have helped students with the following :
* Completing homework, unfinished class work, and projects - Make Homework Time in the evenings or on weekends less frustrating and more relaxed
* Building confidence in Reading for Pre-K, Kinder, First Graders and Beginning Readers by building sight word recognition using pictures, coloring, cutting, pasting, and writing along with practice of the letters and sounds
* Reinforcing what your child is working on during the school day
* Reading to and / or with your child to build fluency and confidence
* STAAR Test review of content and test taking strategies

I am certified in Special Education and ESL for grades Pre-K to Grade 12. I have experience working with students with various disabilities including Specific Learning Disabilities, Speech Impairment, ADHD/ADD, Autism, Traumatic Brain Injury, Intellectual Disability, and Emotional Disturbance.

Please contact me with any questions and to schedule a session.

I look forward to working with you and your child!
Hello! The 2017-2018 school year will be my 19th school year working in Elementary and Special Education. During the 2016-2017 school year, I was a Substitute Teacher with Cy-Fair ISD and it was also my first school year as a Wyzant tutor. From 2000 to 2016, I was an Elementary School Special Ed. Resource Teacher in Houston ISD and was the Special Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Houston, TX 77040
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable and patient"

- Kisha, Katy, TX on 3/10/17
English:
Reading
Language:
Reading
Elementary Education:
ADHD,
Elementary Math,
Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ADHD

I have a Texas Teacher's certificate in Special Education for Grades Pre-K to 12. I was a Special Ed. Resource teacher in Houston ISD for 17 years. I instructed students in small groups in the Resource room and in their General Ed. classrooms during In-Class support. For example, during the 2015 - 2016 school year, 30 % of my caseload were students with ADD/ADHD. Methods that work well with these students are frequent breaks, opportunities for movement, having choices in their learning, break assignments into smaller chunks, positive reinforcement, opportunity to earn incentives, and use a timer to keep students on task.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I have a Texas Teacher's certificate in Generic Special Education for Grades Pre-K to 12. I have another Texas Teacher's certificate in the area of "Seriously Emotionally Disturbed and Autistic" for Grades Pre-K to 12. I was a Special Ed. Resource teacher in Houston ISD for 17 years. I instructed students in small groups in the Resource room and in their General Ed. classrooms during In-Class support. For example, during the 2015 - 2016 school year, 15 % of my caseload were students with Autism. Methods that work well with these students are natural and incandescent lighting (no fluorescent); quiet, calm environment; frequent breaks; opportunities for movement; having choices in their learning; break assignments into smaller chunks; positive reinforcement; opportunity to earn incentives; and use a timer to keep students on task.

Elementary Math

I was a Special Ed. Resource teacher in Houston ISD for 17 years. I instructed students in small groups in the Resource room in the subjects of Reading, Math and Writing. I supported students in their General Ed. classrooms during In-Class support.

Reading

I was a Special Ed. Resource teacher in Houston ISD for 17 years. I instructed students in small groups in the Resource room in the subjects of Reading, Math and Writing. I supported students in their General Ed. classrooms during In-Class support.

Special Needs

I have a Texas Teacher's certificate in Generic Special Education for Grades Pre-K to 12. I have a Texas Teacher's certificate in the area of "Seriously Emotionally Disturbed and Autistic" for Grades Pre-K to 12. I have a Texas Teacher certificate in "Severely and Profoundly Handicapped" in Grades Pre-K to 12. I was a Special Ed. Resource teacher in Houston ISD for 17 years. I instructed students in small groups in the Resource room and in their General Ed. classrooms during In-Class support. For example, during the 2014 - 2016 school years, I worked with students with Specific Learning Disabilities, Speech Impairments, ADD/ADHD, Other Health Impairment, Orthopedic Impairment, Autism, Aspergers, Emotional Disturbance, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Intellectual Disability. Effective Methods depend on the student's individual needs, strengths, weaknesses and preferences. Some methods that work well with these students are natural and incandescent lighting (no fluorescent); quiet, calm environment; give warnings when transitions will occur; incorporate student's interests whenever possible; frequent breaks; opportunities for movement; having choices in their learning; break assignments into smaller chunks; positive reinforcement; opportunity to earn incentives; and use a timer to keep students on task. Also, effective are extra time, reading assistance, and supplemental aids, like math charts.

University of Houston
Economics,Psychology
The University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Houston (Economics,Psychology)

The University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX (Graduate Coursework)

Knowledgeable and patient

Margo was perfect he was excited about his lesson. Margo was prepared and ready for the session. My son is very shy and slow to warm up but he was so excited after the first session

— Kisha, Katy, TX on 3/10/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Margo will travel within 25 miles of Houston, TX 77040.