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Richard G.

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

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

$50/hour

  • 1,471 hours tutoring

  • Annandale, VA 22003

About Richard


Bio

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...

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.


Education

Ohio University
undergrad
Calif. Sch. of Professional Psychology
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Rate details: Lessons of 2 hour duration at least 2 days per week are billed at $35/hr. Online only lessons are billed at $35/hr.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Annandale, VA 22003
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/15/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

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.
Reading

English

Reading

Homeschool

Study Skills,

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.
Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading

Math

Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra

Most Popular

Study Skills,

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.
Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading

Other

Study Skills

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.

Special Needs

ADHD,

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.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

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 with a self-contained high school that 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,

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
Special Needs,

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

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.

Summer

Study Skills,

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.
Algebra 1, GED, Geometry, Reading

Test Preparation

SOL,

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.
GED

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (312 ratings)
5 star
(286)
4 star
(19)
3 star
(5)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(2)

Reviews

Tutoring/Mentor

Richard is very patient, knowledgeable, and adaptable. He took the time to understand my son, who felt immediately comfortable with him upon initial meeting. Looking forward to watching him advance.

Desirae, 31 lessons with Richard

Knowledgeable and inspiring tutor

Richard was very patient and helpful in explaining the overarching concepts of geometry to my 9th grade student and in helping him to understand the concepts he needed to complete homework.

Glynis, 9 lessons with Richard

Great Information Given!

We are thankful for all the valuable information he provided on how to help our son. We are pursuing testing for our son and Richard helped us figure out what to focus on.

Lisa, 1 lesson with Richard

Continued Success!

Richard and my son have had continued success since he started tutoring him! He is a warm and kind man, and really knows his field! He is outstanding with Adults with LD issues and is professional. We can't say enough at how pleased we are with the Wyzant people too!

Jan, 9 lessons with Richard

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, 10 lessons with Richard

Patient and considerate

Richard has worked very well with my son, helping to build better home work strategies and stay focused so he gets his work finished as needed.

Chris, 12 lessons with Richard

Patient and insightful

My child is not resistant to mentoring with his organizational challenges. He does have difficulty though following through to implementation. Rick has presented a couple approaches, searching for one that will prove effective and easy to implement. We are seeing progress.

Bill, 10 lessons with Richard

Patient

My son has completed 3 sessions with Richard and he likes Richard's words of praise when he completes the algebra equations correctly. My son also appreciated Richard's patience and willingness and ability to explain/demonstrate the algebraic steps in different ways to help him grasp the concepts.

Francine, 76 lessons with Richard

Very knowledgeable and patient tutor for your child!

Richard G. has been instrumental in helping our child improve his understanding of Algebra I. Our child has been struggling in his high school Algebra I class throughout his high school year as indicated in his and test scores. We were able to solicit Richard G's assistance twice a week, during the last several months of our child's school year. We wished we had found him earlier! We have noticed our child has a greater understanding of Algebra. We had also enrolled our child in an Algebra I summer program. Our child's overall grade significantly improved and our child was able to pass the SOL! Hail to Richard G.

Marvin, 131 lessons with Richard

Very knowledgable about learning disorders, getting students ready for college

I feel like we have a plan going forward to identify learning issues and address them for improving my son's college prep.

Rebecca, 3 lessons with Richard
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$50/hour

Richard G.

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Response time: 10 hours