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SUNY New Paltz (Elementary Education)
University of Maryland (Master's)
I have over 35 years of experience working with children and adolescents that have special needs including learning disabilities and mental health issues. I have worked as a mental health counselor and recreation therapist in a variety of settings including in-home tutoring, alternative schools, in-patient psychiatric hospitals, mental health day treatment, residential treatment centers, and in public elementary and high schools. I am currently working as a mental health counselor in an elementary school with students in grades K-5. I have a BS in Psychology / Elementary Education (N-6) and an MA in Therapeutic Recreation.
I believe that a student based tutoring style is most effective. This style focuses on the strengths of the individual rather than their deficits . I also believe each student has a way in which they learn best. The key to success is helping the individual find what is best for them. Further, I use humor in teaching. That makes learning fun! I have over 35 years of experience working with children and adolescents that have special needs including learning disabilities and mental health issues. I have worked as a mental health counselor and recreation therapist in a variety of settings including in-home tutoring,
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I have led cooking clubs in alternative schools and residential treatment centers. I have cooked for friends and family for many. years
I have a BS in Elementary Education. I have had 1 year of tutoring in an elementary classroom. I use a client centered approach in tutoring.
I played high school football for 4 years. I was a 2 year letterman as an offensive lineman. I coached recreational football for 2 years.
I have worked at residential summer camps for 6 years. I have a MA in Therapeutic Recreation. I worked in residential treatment centers, in- patient psychiatric units, and alternative schools where table tennis was a major activity. I had a long streak of being undefeated.