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Bridget D.

Mount Vernon, WA

$50/hour

Bridget D. Learning can be FUN! Games can teach!

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$50/Hour


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Southern Oregon State
Education

Education

Southern Oregon State (Education)

About Bridget

Hi. My name is Bridget and I love working with children. I have lots of games, some of which I have made myself, that help teach. For example, I have a game board with words on each square and when they land on that square they must come up with a synonym (or antonym if that is the target goal) for it. Using the word in a sentence is the next step. This also helps with vocabulary. Some games have pictures on each square and the student is to categorize the picture, and tell me other objects that could fit into that category. Describing the picture (all of the items attributes) is another game played with these boards. I have found that my students love these games and retain the information longer.

I also love to read to my students and have them read to me. We stop after every few sentences and discuss what was read. Asking questions like "who is the main character?" and "how does (the character) feel right now?" and "why do you think he/she is sad?" helps the student retain info. Sometimes I will have the student make up what he/she thinks will happen next and write their own ending. It's fun for them to see how it compares to the authors ending. Eventually I have them write their own stories. They pick a main character, a setting, time frame, a problem to solve and a solution to solving it. They draw pictures to go along with their story and take pride in thier completed book.

I have found that my students look forward to working with me because I make learning fun. Yes, sometimes we play games, but the games are tools that help them meet their goals. I have 17 years experience working with students on IEP's and have found this to be a successful way of teaching. I have worked with all ages and have done one on one as well as small groups up to five. I was certified through ASHA as a speech and language assistant and have an associate's degree (secretarial sciences) from Clark College. I was working on my teaching degree at Southern Oregon State until having my son. I am 22 credits short of that degree. I also ran a home preschool/daycare in my home while raising my two sons.
Hi. My name is Bridget and I love working with children. I have lots of games, some of which I have made myself, that help teach. For example, I have a game board with words on each square and when they land on that square they must come up with a synonym (or antonym if that is the target goal) for it. Using the word in a sentence is the next Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Tutoring sessions are 1 hour and 15 minutes. I require a 12 hour cancellation notice or you will be charged. Makeup sessions are possible but not guaranteed.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Mount Vernon, WA 98274
In-person lessons
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
Speech,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

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 worked in the public schools in special education for 17 years. I have worked with many students with ADD and ADHD. I have also taken many classes through the school district on this topic.

Aspergers

Having been a speech and language assistant for 17 years, I have worked with many students with Aspergers. I have also taken many classes through ASHA dealing with Aspergers.

Autism

Again, working in the public schools for 17 years as a speech and language assistant I have worked with both low and high functioning Autism, from verbal to non-verbal.

Dyslexia

Having worked in the public schools as a speech and language assistant for 16 years, I have had many students with Dyslexia. It is a difficult one to work with but with patience and time students can learn to adjust their way of reading.

Phonics

Phonics was a subject I frequently dealt with during my 16 years in the public schools. As an SPLA I addressed phonics in many of my lessons.

Public Speaking

I worked in the public schools for 17 years and many of my students were on speech IEP's. Giving oral reports to their peers was one of my favorite "final" tests for articulation and stuttering students. Addressing the entire audience and keeping good eye contact was part of the lesson.

Special Needs

I am a speech and language assistant who has worked in the public schools in special education for 17 years. Sixteen in St. Helens and one in Klamath Falls. I've worked with high and low functioning autism, Aspergers, Down syndrome, visually impaired, hearing impaired, cognitively impaired, medically fragile etc.

Speech

I have 17 years experience as a speech and language assistant who has worked in the public schools. I have worked with students with Dyslexia and have helped students with articulation and stuttering difficulties. As a special needs teacher, I have worked with high and low functioning autism, Aspergers, Down syndrome, visually impaired, hearing impaired, cognitively impaired, medically fragile etc.

Study Skills

Many of my students struggled with study skills. I have worked in the public schools (in special education) for 17 years. What works for one student may not work for another so the challenge was to find ways that worked for each individual student. Challenging but fun.

Southern Oregon State
Education

Education

Southern Oregon State (Education)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Tutoring sessions are 1 hour and 15 minutes. I require a 12 hour cancellation notice or you will be charged. Makeup sessions are possible but not guaranteed.

Travel policy

Bridget will travel within 40 miles of Mount Vernon, WA 98274.