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Margo W.

Houston, TX

$50/hour

Caring and Positive Special Education Teacher

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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! I was an Elementary School Special Ed. Resource Teacher in Houston ISD for 16 years. I am a native Houstonian and graduate of the University of Houston. I was an Elementary School Special Ed. Department Chairperson for 10 years. 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.

For my Bachelor's degree in Economics and Psychology, I completed 22 hours of Math and Statistics courses. Algebra is my favorite Math subject. I will work with your students to explain the material in a concise manner and will accommodate for their specific needs.

I am able to help students with Homework and to complete projects. Please share with me what your child is currently working on in their classroom and I will work to reinforce the skills. I will work with them on activities to meet their specific needs.

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! I was an Elementary School Special Ed. Resource Teacher in Houston ISD for 16 years. I am a native Houstonian and graduate of the University of Houston. I was an Elementary School Special Ed. Department Chairperson for 10 years. I have also recently completed 12 courses in Special Education Advocacy through the National Special Education Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Houston, TX 77040
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math, Prealgebra
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/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.

Aspergers

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. Aspergers is on the Autism spectrum. 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, 20 % of my caseload were students with Autism and Aspergers. 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.

Autism

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.

Prealgebra

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Psychology (Double Major). For my degree, I completed 12 hours of Math. The Courses were College Algebra, Finite Math, Trigonometry, and Calculus with Applications. For my degree, I also completed 10 hours of Statistics and Mathematical Economics (Calculus).

Algebra has always been my favorite Math subject.

I have a Texas Teacher's certification in Special Education for Grades Pre Kinder to 12. I have 16 years experience as an Elementary Special Education Teacher. I will work with your child to explain the material in a concise and straightforward way, accommodating for their needs and learning style.

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)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

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