Antioch New England College (MEd)
Granite State College (MEd)
I have been teaching since I graduated from college. I spent some time in my home town of New York City teaching preschool and kindergarten children. After obtaining my Dance Therapy Degree, I taught special needs students on Long Island how to communicate through movement.
Marriage and owning a horse farm allowed me to teach ages six to seniors how to ride horses. Presently I am pursuing a Reading Specialist Certification and work as an Education Assistant at a middle school in Hanover New Hampshire. The Education Assistant job enables me to assist students with their academics and I apply many of the reading strategies I am learning to help students comprehend their content area material.
When I am not working I enjoy being outside. I find great pleasure in competing in Dressage and occasionally jumping my seven year old Morgan mare. If I am not with her I get enjoyment from yoga and zumba classes, find challenging walks to take in the summer, snowshoe, and get lost in good literature.
I believe tutoring can give a student the extra support and confidence needed to successfully understand a subject. I find great joy in being able to help students achieve the "aha" moments in understanding. My education and teaching experiences have taught me that everyone learns differently and to obtain those "aha" moments I need to have patience, know my subject matter, and be aware of the supports and instructional strategies needed for each of my students.
I look forward to helping individuals reach their reading goals. I have been teaching since I graduated from college. I spent some time in my home town of New York City teaching preschool and kindergarten children. After obtaining my Dance Therapy Degree, I taught special needs students on Long Island how to communicate through movement.
Marriage and owning a horse farm allowed me to teach ages six
Rollie is giving me the tools I need to progress in the direction that I am looking forward to. She sure is an important key to my life.
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Presently I work as a Reading Specialist with Middle and High School special needs students. My case load consists of students with a variety of disabilities such as Autism, Aspergers, ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia,and emotional difficulties.For my students with ADD/ADHD I am very cognizant that they may need periods of time within each session to move about and that as instruction occurs they may need to manipulate something in their hands or possibly chew gum. I chunk many of my lessons into working on reading and giving student short breaks. I have found many of my students enjoy being read to thus enabling me to use reading to them as a reward after some explicit reading instruction. I use the Wilson Reading Program with a variety of my students and I find the different sections of the individual lessons allow for a variety of natural breaks to transpire.
I am a Reading Specialist currently working with students ranging between the ages of Elementary and High School. My case load includes students diagnosed as developmentally delayed, language impaired, autistic, and dyslexic. Instruction for students with dyslexia entails the Wilson Reading Program of which I am certified, a sensitivity to the type of font, paper, light being used, and to the student.
I am a K-12 certified reading/writing specialist, a K-8 certified elementary education teacher, and I am certified in the Wilson Reading Program. I have experience tutoring elementary students in math and reading/writing.
I have taught phonics to students in a remedial reading programs. I use explicit systematic lessons that initially teach phonemic awareness the manipulation and practice of blending and segmenting sounds. Upon mastery of phonemic awareness, I begin teaching phonics matching sounds to their corresponding symbols and upon mastery move into teaching consonants, short vowels and word families. Phonics instruction continues by teaching blends, long vowels, VCE patterns, consonant digraphs, open vowels, vowel digraphs, vowel patterns, dipthongs and r-controlled vowels. I use decodable stories to practice skills taught.
I am a certified Reading Specialist and work at the Newport Middle/High School in Newport N.H.
I have been working with students who have special needs for about 5 years. I have experience teaching reading to students with autism, attention deficit, speech and language impairment. I formulate reading instruction around the reading level each student is on and how best the student learns.
As a Reading Specialist I use the Word Study approach to teaching spelling. This program teaches spelling patterns and uses many activities and games to practice these patterns.
I find it very important to formulate study skills based on how a student learns. Do they learn visually, using hands on techniques, or orally. It is also important that the material used in studying the content is at that particular students learning ability level. Helping students find familiar associations to the material being studied and chunking large quantities of information can also be helpful when studying. Successful studying also occurs in a quiet space and other considerations such playing soft music and seating accommodations should be determined on the needs of that particular student.