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University of Virginia's College at Wise (French,Spanish,Hist.)
My name is Scott, and I live in Coeburn, Virginia. I am 36 years old, married 10 years last spring, with a 9-year-old special needs daughter (developmental delays due to premature birth, ADHD, possible Asperger's syndrome and dyslexia). I have had to overcome a learning disability myself (dyslexia), so I understand the mindset that I need to have in order to help a student.
I graduated from UVA-Wise in December 2000 with a degree in Foreign Studies, which includes a concentration in the French language, and three classes short of finishing a second degree in History. In May 2009 I returned to school and studied secondary education (I only lack an internship in order to be a licensed teacher in the state of Virginia), special education, and the Spanish language, as well as finishing a degree in French literature. I am nearly fluent in both French and Spanish, and I speak a little Portuguese (Paulista Brazilian dialect). I can help with math up to and including Algebra 1, and am well-versed in all elementary-level subjects except science (though I may be able to help with that as well). I have as well finished all but three of the classes I need to become a licensed special education teacher in this state.
In the summer of 2009 I tutored a Chinese student who spoke little English and was able to help him learn to read well enough that he was accepted into UVA-Wise the following year. Most of our days were spent focusing on reading basic reading comprehension and vocabulary, and occasionally on reading road signs in order to obtain the information one needs to navigate and drive safely on mountain roads. My name is Scott, and I live in Coeburn, Virginia. I am 36 years old, married 10 years last spring, with a 9-year-old special needs daughter (developmental delays due to premature birth, ADHD, possible Asperger's syndrome and
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I have completed all but three of the classes necessary to be a licensed special education teacher in Virginia. At this time, I am in the process of tutoring my own daughter in elementary math. I can do most mathematical calculations up to algebra 1, in my head, without paper or a calculator, and will use flash cards, games, and any other means I can find to help a student understand math and improve their performance.