University of California, Santa Cruz (Sociology)
Saint Michael's College, Colchester, VT (MEd)
Southern New Hampshire University (Other)
Many students believe that learning should come easily and if it doesn't that means there is something wrong with them. I believe that the best learning comes when there is some frustration and that frustration is a necessary part of the learning process. As a high school special educator for eighteen years, I have had the opportunity to work with students who are generally frustrated by the learning process. I have helped students access the regular high school curriculum by providing a sufficient amount of scaffolding. I have a solid tool box of resources and strategies to share with students who want to find success. I am skilled at helping students get to a point of independence with both math and language arts skills.
I have been assisting students in learning algebra, geometry and all aspects of English at the high school level for thirteen years. I am two courses away from achieving a secondary math certification and I have developed an arsenal of tools for teaching the reading skills and the writing process. I have several years experience teaching students to read using the Orton-Gillingham approach; students who struggle to decode words benefit from this type of reading instruction. Finally, many students are struggling with the transition to the Common Core Math and English Language Arts standards. I am familiar with the standards and can help students develop strategies for solving these more complex problems and dealing with increased language complexity.
Because I live so far away, I am flexible about traveling distance (especially during the summer months). I am also available for online sessions.
I look forward to hearing from you and helping you work through your academic challenges!
Many students believe that learning should come easily and if it doesn't that means there is something wrong with them. I believe that the best learning comes when there is some frustration and that frustration is a necessary part of the learning process. As a high school special educator for eighteen years, I have had the opportunity to work with
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My training as a special educator qualifies me to provide interventions to students with ADD/ADHD. As a special educator, I have had the opportunity implement individualized education plans for many students with ADHD/ADD for 15 years. I also provide regular instruction in math and English to students with ADHD/ ADD.
As a special educator for the last 15 years, I regularly teach students with disabilities study skills. I have taught learning strategies classes and am trained to teach strategies from the Strategic Instruction model from Kansas University. Much of my M.Ed. training as a special educator was related to study skills, strategy instruction and interventions for organization and study skills.