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Ryan M.

Burlington, VT

$55/hour

Special Education, dyslexia, ADHD, etc, all subjects K-6

In-person lessons

$55/Hour


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Fort Lewis College
Humanities, Elem Ed
Metropolitan State Uiversity
Master's

Education

Fort Lewis College (Humanities, Elem Ed)

Metropolitan State Uiversity (Master's)

About Ryan

Having struggled with learning disabilities throughout my educational career, I understand the demands, challenges, and hardships that students with learning differences face. I am passionate about helping all students, but especially those with dyslexia. I specialize in finding students' strengths and utilizing those strengths to mitigate their challenges. I also believe strongly in using physical activity to help activate the brain.

I have taught in the classroom as an elementary and high school teacher. I have also taught special education as a lead teacher, a dyslexic specialist, and as a paraprofessional for a student with Down Syndrome. This summer I will be fresh off a 40 hour Orton Gillingham training and I have used that program as well as Wilson Reading System to help students struggling with the basic foundations of reading. I have worked with kids in many different environments including as operator and head coach of my own mountain bike camps.

I have worked with elementary aged students as a general education teacher, a special education teacher, a tutor, a mentor, and a coach. I understand a variety of curricula and teaching methods. I have unique perspective on our young learners, I know what is important to them and understand what makes them "tick."

I am well versed in teaching to a wide range of students who struggle with learning disabilities. As a special education teacher I know how to read an IEP and to create interventions that will help students achieve their IEP goals. I have first hand experience with learning disabilities and know how students can be effected socially, academically, physically and psychologically. I believe deeply in exploring student strengths and interest as an integral part of the education/tutoring relationship.

I will start taking students in the greater Burlington area for summer tutoring programs starting June 15th. I look forward to creating personal learning opportunities for students to maintain their current levels of academic achievement or to help close specific gaps.
Having struggled with learning disabilities throughout my educational career, I understand the demands, challenges, and hardships that students with learning differences face. I am passionate about helping all students, but especially those with dyslexia. I specialize in finding students' strengths and utilizing those strengths to mitigate their Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required

Rates on a sliding scale of $35/hr - 80/hr

Travel Radius
Travels within 35 miles of Burlington, VT 05401
In-person lessons
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Dyslexia,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th)

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ADD/ADHD

I have a Master's Degree in special education and my undergraduate studies were in elementary education. I have specifically taught special education for 2 years. My caseloads consistently had students on them who had IEP goals related to learning challenges with ADHD. Additionally I have taught elementary school for 3 years and high school for a year with students who have attention deficits. Lastly, I too have ADHD, so I am able to lead my learning experiences from a place of understanding and compassion.

Common Core

I began my teaching career as a general education teacher with a focus on standards based education. Additionally, I have worked closely with general education teachers to assure the success of the students on my caseload in the common core standards. Lastly, my undergrad and graduate studies have prepared my to be highly qualified in subject knowledge as required in the common core.

Dyslexia

My graduate work has prepared my to work effectively with students with dyslexia. Additionally, I have taught a number of reading programs such as Wilson Reading Program and Orton-Gillingham. In the summer of 2015 I worked at private school in Boulder specifically for children with dyslexia. Finally, I have completed a 40 hour training offered by Orton-Gillingham International.

Elementary (K-6th)

I completed a year long internship as a 3rd grade teacher. For three years I taught 5th grade as a general education teacher. I have worked with students K-5 as a special education teacher for 2 years.

Special Needs

As a person with learning disabilities, I am able to approach student learning challenges with compassion and a greater sense of what works with students. I earned a Mater's degree in Special Education in 2013. Moreover, I have taught special needs students as a special education teacher, tutor, and teacher in a school specifically for students with dyslexia.

Fort Lewis College
Humanities, Elem Ed
Metropolitan State Uiversity
Master's

Education

Fort Lewis College (Humanities, Elem Ed)

Metropolitan State Uiversity (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Rates on a sliding scale of $35/hr - 80/hr

Travel policy

Ryan will travel within 35 miles of Burlington, VT 05401.