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University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh (Communications)
Capella University (MEd)
I have been working with students one-on-one and in small groups in both the private and public school sectors for more than 10 years. I have a master's degree in education and a two-year degree in speech-language pathology assisting. I teach to each student's individual educational needs. I understand that every student learns and retains information differently. Some students may take a little longer to process information and others may learn more effectively through more visual representations. If a student is not fully grasping a concept; I switch gears and try a different approach.
I have experience in teaching: writing (e.g. vocabulary building, grammar, punctuation, parts of speech, research papers), reading (e.g. comprehension), language(e.g. idioms, social skills), study skills (e.g. memory strategies, note taking, and research skills). I also utilize different approaches when teaching such as: visual (e.g. clay, graphic organizers), targeted games, & worksheets. I strive to make the learning process fun, meaningful, and engaging for the student. I have been working with students one-on-one and in small groups in both the private and public school sectors for more than 10 years. I have a master's degree in education and a two-year degree in speech-language pathology
David is very patient with my 9 year old daughter who does not have a long attention span and likes to be silly. He brings a lot of his own ideas and worksheets to help both train her brain to focus more and teach her the material. I would definitely recommend him!
I greatly appreciate the patience, support, and guidance our entire family receives as David is providing tutoring services to my son with special needs. As the sessions continue, I can clearly see progress and believe that my son will continue to grow and learn with the help of David's knowledge and experience.
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After I was diagnosed with Dyslexia 16 years ago, I attended a 6-day intensive dyslexia workshop. I learned many different methods and strategies to help me and other students improve: organization, focus, and, and attention to detail. I have worked with students with Dyslexia for more than 10 years using visual, movement, and auditory strategies to help increase enjoyment and success in their academics.
I have been a certified Speech Language Pathology Assistant/Educator for 10 years. I know how important understanding the sounds of individual letters and letter combinations is to successful literacy development.
I have a B.S. degree in communications which focused on public speaking. I have worked in broadcasting and as a presenter for training events. I approach teaching public speaking differently with each student since each student comes with varied degrees of experiences. I use memory strategies, preparation skills, and overall voice training to enable the student to be as successful as he or she can.
I have worked with students with special needs in public schools and the private sector. I have specific experience with: autism (verbal & non-verbal), Down syndrome, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, and global learning disabilities. I have integrated augmentative communication, focus/memory exercises, and adapted academic materials to improve access and increase success.
I have a 2-year degree in speech language pathology assisting. I am a certified SLPA in the state of Washington. I have been working as an SLPA and educator for 11+ years in both the public schools and private practice arenas.
I worked at a private clinic assisting children and teens with learning disabilities, ADHD, and those with special needs having academic challenges for 8+ years. I presented various study skill techniques such as graphic organizers, the SQRW (survey, question, read, write) method, and other strategies (categorizing, rhyming, acronyms, index cards, etc). I also provided strategies for memory/recall so the student learns how to retain the information and not just hold onto it until test time.
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