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Richard G.

Annandale, VA

$50/hour

Special Ed Teacher Highly Qualified in Hist., Gov., Geom. & Alg.

Background check passed as of 9/15/14
4.9 average from 187 ratings
Knowledgeable and patient educator!
— Margarita, Bethesda, MD on 3/3/16

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Ohio University
Calif. Sch. of Professional Psychology
PhD

Education

Ohio University

Calif. Sch. of Professional Psychology (PhD)

About Richard

I am a retired psychologist who worked with children and youth with learning handicaps for 20 years. I was also a special education teacher for 14 years. Most recently I was employed by a high school as a special education teacher in self-contained Algebra and Geometry classes for ED/LD youth. In addition, I have taught or been a tutor for Pre-Algebra, US/VA History and Government, English, Biology, Earth Science, Active Physics, and Law in Action/

I am a licensed teacher in Virginia and Arizona.
I am a retired psychologist who worked with children and youth with learning handicaps for 20 years. I was also a special education teacher for 14 years. Most recently I was employed by a high school as a special education teacher in self-contained Algebra and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Lessons of 2 hour duration at least 2 days per week are billed at $35/hr. Online only lessons are billed at $40/hr.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Annandale, VA 22003
Background Check: Passed

"Knowledgeable and patient educator!"

- Margarita, Bethesda, MD on 3/3/16

"Patient and considerate"

- Chris, Washington, DC on 1/14/16

"Patient and insightful"

- Bill, Silver Spring, MD on 11/13/15

"Patient"

- Francine, Springfield, VA on 9/14/15

"Very knowledgeable and patient tutor for your child!"

- Marvin, Alexandria, VA on 8/8/15

"Very knowledgable about learning disorders, getting students ready for college"

- Rebecca, Springfield, VA on 6/28/15

"Wonderful first session"

- Jennifer, Manassas, VA on 12/10/14

"Mr. G is the tutor everyone wishes for and more"

- Vicky, Arlington, VA on 10/22/14

"Great Tutor"

- Michael, Alexandria, VA on 10/7/14

"Fantastic tutor who really cares"

- Laurie, Fairfax Station, VA on 2/16/14

"AMAZING PERSON AND AMAZING HELP"

- Cindy, Vienna, VA on 10/8/13
Math:
Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra
Science:
Psychology
English:
Reading
Test Preparation:
Career Development, GED, SOL
History:
American History, Government & Politics, World History
Elementary Education:
Reading, Study Skills
Business:
Career Development

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

I provide study and organizational skills, and life skills coaching. I have taught the ADD/ADHD student at both the middle, and high school levels for over 14 years. I am licensed in Virginia and Arizona to teach youth with these problems. Finally, as a psychotherapist, I provided clinical services to youth and young adults with these problems for over 20 years.

Aspergers

I have been a Special Education teacher at the middle and high school levels for the past 14 years. My primary certification area is students with severe emotional disorders. This teaching has most often taken place in either self-contained schools or center programs inside larger schools. The most recent placement was Cedar Lane High School. Cedar is one of 2 self-contained schools Fairfax County has created to serve its students with severe emotional problems. Thus it was the setting utilized for Aspergers and other high functioning autistic students who could not be dealt with in the general education setting.

Dyslexia

I am a certified special education teacher K-12 in both Virginia and Arizona, licensed to teach students with Emotional Disabilities and Learning Disorders

SOL

I have been a classroom teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools since 1999. During that time I have prepared students for the 8th grade math and social studies SOLs, as well as Algebra I, Geometry, Biology, U.S. History and World History. During the last year I taught in Arizona where I prepared special education students for their state High School Math exam.

Special Needs

I am Licensed in Virginia as a Special Education Teacher for K-12 students who suffer Learning Disabilities and Severe Emotional Disabilities. I have been teaching since 1999 in self-contained,
ED/LD facilities for Fairfax County Public Schools. I worked for 4 years at Herndon Center where I taught Pre-Algebra, U.S History, and Basic Skills. I have now been at Cedar Lane Center for the last 6 years. There I am Chairman of the Social Studies department, and teach US/VA History and Government, World History, Street Law, and SAT prep. I have been a tutor for the County for 7 years, and tutored in Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and II, Biology, Earth Science, World History, and US/VA History.

Study Skills

Study skills and organizational skills are regularly taught by Special Education Teachers. This is especially true for those of us who teach students labeled EDLD. One of the core differences in teaching special education is the necessity of providing direct instruction in how to be a successful student. A large proportion of the students who are given these labels suffer from some form Executive Function disorders. By definition this means they have considerable difficulty with any activity requiring organization or sequencing. Thus, it has been a necessity that I provided such direct instruction throughout my career as a Special Education Teacher certified to teach K-12 emotionally disturbed and/or learning disabled students.

Ohio University
Calif. Sch. of Professional Psychology
PhD

Education

Ohio University

Calif. Sch. of Professional Psychology (PhD)

Knowledgeable and patient educator! — Richard taught me techniques I can use to have my son improve his reading skills. He is also using new tools to work on his fine motor skills and letter recognition. ...

— Margarita, Bethesda, MD on 3/3/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Lessons of 2 hour duration at least 2 days per week are billed at $35/hr. Online only lessons are billed at $40/hr.

Travel policy

Richard will travel within 30 miles of Annandale, VA 22003.