Washburn University (Elem. Educ.)
University of Kansas (Graduate Coursework)
Virginia Commonwealth University (MEd)
I have a varied background in both teaching multiple grade levels as well as being an Educational Director for an after school program in Richmond. I was a special education teacher for 28 years and especially enjoyed working in the areas of English, Reading, Writing and Social Studies. I worked with many students who had learning disabilities such as ADHD, emotional issues, and academic deficiencies. I enjoyed making lessons that incorporated hands on activities and other creatives resources to help learners who don't learn in traditional ways. I believe learning comes differently to all students and finding resources and methods to clarify concepts is an art in tutoring. This needs to be done in a way that supports what is going on in the classroom and lets the student feel more comfortable learning in their home school environment. That is always the best part of teaching; seeing a student start to enjoy the learning process and feel more confident in their abilities.
I have a varied background in both teaching multiple grade levels as well as being an Educational Director for an after school program in Richmond. I was a special education teacher for 28 years and especially enjoyed working in the areas of English, Reading, Writing and Social Studies. I worked with many students who had learning disabilities
One thing I liked about Sue is that she contacted me by phone. In reaching out to me we were able to discuss my son's needs first and getting the understanding of what I wanted. This really helped the tutoring process as she was able to come to my house and really work efficiently and effectively with my son as a result of the upfront discussion we had. Sue was very professional and she worked well with our son and provided needed moments of breaks as my son became restless at times but was able to keep him engaged. Sue commended me for the work I've been doing with my son. I would highly recommend Sue to anyone looking for a tutor to assist a child with ADHD.
Sue took time to plan different activities to work with my son. Sue was willing to collaborate with my son’s teacher and other therapists.
We have been very pleased with Sue. Our daughter is extremely shy, and Sue is doing a wonderful job of getting her to open up. In just 2 weeks, we have seen progress in her reading and her confidence growing.
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I have an endorsement in special education for emotionally disturbed from Kansas University.
I taught special education students for 30 years in a hospital setting for children with emotional problems. Many had a diagnosis of ADD/ADHD. I also worked with children who were on the autistic spectrum. I taught five different courses as an adjunct faculty member at VCU in the area of Special Education covering all disabilities with the exception of mentally challenged. I am currently retired.
I have taught for 30 years, levels 4th grade through high school. I have taught remedial reading to middle school students, social studies to middle and high school students, life skills and study skills to middle and high school students. My certifications are in elementary, special education and counselor education. In teaching children with learning disabilities, I helped with organizational skills, mapping and graphing content, reframing information, and using visual mind maps.
I have taught English in a self-contained classroom for students thirteen through sixteen who were in a day treatment program in a mental health facility. Of the eight children in my classroom, one was in special education for a learning disability, and the others were either in regular English or AP English before entering the day treatment program. I was a certified special education teacher and worked in this program for five years.
While working at Virginia Treatment center for children, I was the teacher for a self-contained class of middle and high school students in their day treatment program for three years. These were students with average and above abilities and I taught math, history,
English grammar and writing to these students. I have also conducted creative writing workshops when I worked at Peter Paul Development Center as Director of Education for five years (post retirement from Richmond Public Schools). I have also worked with college students with writing skills on research papers and various other assignments. I currently am helping a high school student with a dialectics assignment for two novels and an adult working on the grammar and writing sections of the Praxis.
I have taught for more than 30 years at all grade levels. I took the Wilson Reading Program workshop several years ago and learned how to teach this method. I can furnish the materials. I also use games to help make the process more fun.
I have taught reading and language arts to middle and high school students as well as creative writing. I was the lead teacher in a self-contained program at Virginia Treatment Center for out patient students of high school age. All were of average to above average intelligence. I recently finished helping an adult science teacher in grammar and writing to take the praxis this month. I am certified in elementary education, endorsed in special education, all grades, counselor education and Wilson Reading. I have thirty four years of teaching experience in a wide variety of areas.