Memphis State University (voc hm ec education)
University of Tennessee Martin (Master's)
Trinity University (Other)
I am interested in tutoring students who want to learn. I worked in public school systems for 33 years before retiring. 6 of those years were spent working with early childhood education in rural Northwest Tennessee. The next 6 years I taught child care and child development along with general home economics at Fox Tech High School in SAISD. My last 21 years were in special education at Roosevelt High School in NEISD.
I have been extremely fortunate in receiving additional training in many areas of special education. I worked with the students at Roosevelt who needed instruction outside of the average classroom setting. I was responsible for the community-based vocational instruction program at Roosevelt. Many of my students had irreplaceable experiences at some of San Antonio's best volunteer sites. These included San Antonio city organizations (visitor center, public library, circus museum, zoo, botanical gardens, children's museum), nationwide organizations (American Red Cross, Leukemia Society, Girl Scouts of America), and San Antonio hospitals (Methodist hospital on McCullough, Medical Center hospital, South Texas blood bank, Santa Rosa Children's Hospital, Robert B. Green Hospital and Baptist Hospital downtown).
I have worked developing curriculum materials for both Carroll County Schools and Programming Concepts, Inc. I was the QMRP (qualified mental retardation professional) at a small group home for 4 years. I taught special education courses part-time at Bethel College (now Bethel University) and tutored sewing to a young lady who was interested in fashion design. I have worked in many areas over the years, including tour guide at Memphis State University, textile technologist at Levi Strauss, restaurant hostess, sales clerk in retail jewelry store, made wiring harnesses for dune buggies and insulated duct work for HVAC systems.
I have worked with many students, parents and teachers from all walks of life. Most of them had an idea of what they thought would be best for their student. I am happy to work together with parents, students and teachers to develop the best plan possible for their tutoring.
There are many different methods for teaching students. Sometimes it requires a little more patience and unconventional methods than others. I am happy to work with you and your family to provide a great tutoring experience. I am interested in tutoring students who want to learn. I worked in public school systems for 33 years before retiring. 6 of those years were spent working with early childhood education in rural Northwest Tennessee. The next 6 years I taught child care and child development along with general home economics at Fox Tech High School in SAISD. My
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I have worked with students with ADD/ADHD in every job that I have held. I have a master's degree in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in special education. I would work with each individual student to determine the best method of teaching them. Differentiated instruction is often critical in working with students with ADD/ADHD - the trick is taking the time to learn how the student learns best.
I completed a one week training course in Rockville MD on autism with our self-contained autistic classroom teacher. I worked closely with three self-contained autistic classroom teachers, serving as the teacher mentor for one who was beginning to teach.
I have spent many hours observing and evaluating students at the Autistic Treatment Center in San Antonio TX and representing NEISD as the special education component of an autistic student placed in a group home in Houston, TX.
Many of the autistic students at Roosevelt have participated on a regular, consistent basis as part of my community-based vocational instruction program. I developed and implemented Individual Transition Plans for many of our autistic students.
I am certified in special education K -12. I was a presenter for the National Right to Read program when it came out in the 1970s. We conducted inservices with teachers to help them work with their elementary school students reading skills. I supervised a parent home visit program that worked with parents to teach them how to work with their children birth through age 7.
My daughter has taught both 1st and 2nd grade for 4 years. I have helped her with room preparation, suggestions for working with specific students, etc. I taught Educational Methods for the Kindergarten Child in Bethel College's teacher training program.