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Alicia F.

Lakewood, WA

$40/hour

K-6th Academic tutor with Special Ed. Experience

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 1/19/15
5.0 average from 241 ratings
she is very kind, patient and understanding.
— Diane, Gig Harbor, WA on 11/12/16

$40/Hour


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University of Memphis
Special Education
University of Memphis
Master's

Education

University of Memphis (Special Education)

University of Memphis (Master's)

About Alicia

I am Alicia Forrest. I have been a special educator for over 12 years in grades K-6. My students have ranged from needing simple modification to having moderate autism. I am accustomed to fitting my instruction methods to each individual student. I have successfully used picture communication, sign language, and token exchange systems, among other techniques to encourage learning. I enjoy teaching through hands on activities and experiments that help students create their own understanding of each subject.

My favorite subjects are math, science, spelling, and reading. However, I enjoy all subjects. I love art and feel that creativity aids a student's understanding of presented materials. My number one focus is my student's success. I will not give up on any student. I am willing to research other methods, if the need arises. I do not reveal personal information to anyone.
I am Alicia Forrest. I have been a special educator for over 12 years in grades K-6. My students have ranged from needing simple modification to having moderate autism. I am accustomed to fitting my instruction methods to each individual student. I have successfully used picture communication, sign language, and token exchange systems, among other Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Lakewood, WA 98498
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"she is very kind, patient and understanding."

- Diane, Gig Harbor, WA on 11/12/16

"Extremely patient and resourceful!"

- Pilita, Tacoma, WA on 10/10/16

"Perfect Tutor"

- Dee Dee, Tacoma, WA on 6/15/16

"Very Pleased"

- Michael, Tacoma, WA on 2/25/16

"Very patient"

- Danielle, Puyallup, WA on 1/28/16

"Initial assessment"

- Staci, Puyallup, WA on 11/10/15

"We love her!"

- Adrienne, Puyallup, WA on 6/14/15
English:
Grammar, Reading
Special Needs:
Autism,
Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling

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.

Autism

I taught various students with autism over my career. I have several techniques and methods for focus and proper behavior. I have taught nonverbal students to use picture schedules and communication, sign language, and approximated language to communicate. I was considered an autism specialist.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have over 12 years of experience in teaching students in grades K-6. I have materials and knowledge relating to these areas. I have had students to test as proficient and advanced on their yearly achievement tests.

Elementary Math

I was a special education teacher (K-6th) for over ten years. I have many techniques and materials to aid in understanding, and I always try to use my student's interests to support comprehension.

Handwriting

I have taught handwriting for over 12 years. I employ several techniques for spacing, formation, and sizing. By working closely with occupational therapists, I have an appreciation of hand strength and positions for proper handwriting.

Phonics

I have been teaching phonics for over 12 years. I have used music, rhyme, and nonsense words to demonstrate phonetics. I have learned many other methods from speech therapists over the years as well. I can create games and puzzles to aid in learning.

Special Needs

I hold a bachelor's degree in special education and have taught student with special needs for over 12 years. I have taught students with mild to moderate mental challenges, visual difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorder, physical challenges, learning disabilities, and behavioral concerns. I believe every child can succeed at his/her own pace. The trick is to find the correct method to use a child's strengths to improve his/her areas of need.

University of Memphis
Special Education
University of Memphis
Master's

Education

University of Memphis (Special Education)

University of Memphis (Master's)

she is very kind, patient and understanding.

She is helping my 4th grade son with Math. He is learning and having fun with her. She has a great understanding of children.

— Diane, Gig Harbor, WA on 11/12/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alicia will travel within 20 miles of Lakewood, WA 98498.