Mara O.

Seattle, WA

$65/hr

Specialty: Working with children with autism & behavior issues

In-person lessons

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Gonzaga University
Teachers College at Columbia University
Master's
Teachers College at Columbia University
PhD

Education

Gonzaga University

Teachers College at Columbia University (Master's)

Teachers College at Columbia University (PhD)

About Mara

I have been a teacher for the past 6 years--both regular education (elementary) and special education (preschool & elementary). I received my BA in Special Education from Gonzaga University, as well as my elementary teaching certifications. I studied Teaching as Applied Behavior Analysis at the Teachers College, where I received my MA and PhD, while teaching full time.

I learned to make moment by moment decisions regarding my students and their progress (academically, behaviorally, and socially) by being very observant about how they were progressing when I used certain strategies to teach them. In turn, this has allowed me to have a great deal of success with any child I work with. Since every child is unique and learns in a different way, being able to identify what strategies are working and which ones are not is key.

On a separate note, oftentimes I find children who struggle academically also have behavioral and motivational issues due to their difficulty in learning. For this reason, I incorporate motivational tactics into any tutoring I do as a preventative measure to ensure my students are motivated and attentive during sessions.
I have been a teacher for the past 6 years--both regular education (elementary) and special education (preschool & elementary). I received my BA in Special Education from Gonzaga University, as well as my elementary teaching certifications. I studied Teaching as Applied Behavior Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Seattle, WA 98177
In-person lessons
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Dyslexia, Phonics, Special Needs
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), Reading, Study Skills
Corporate Training:
Grammar

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Gonzaga University
Teachers College at Columbia University
Master's
Teachers College at Columbia University
PhD

Education

Gonzaga University

Teachers College at Columbia University (Master's)

Teachers College at Columbia University (PhD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mara will travel within 15 miles of Seattle, WA 98177.

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