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Cheri J.

Spring Green, WI

$60/hour

Specialized Instruction for Students with disabilities

$60/Hour


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UW-Stout
UW-Platteville
MEd

Education

UW-Stout

UW-Platteville (MEd)

About Cheri

Hello,

My name is Cheri. I have a Master's Degree in Education, a Bachelor's Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation and Special Education, a Fine Art Minor, and am certified to teach Cross-Categorical (all disability areas and levels). I have been teaching special education for 25 years. I currently teach elementary, and have taught middle school, 8th grade for 15 years, as well as high school for a short time. I currently case manage one high school student with a physical disability and worked with many other high school students with physical and various types of learning disabilities, as well as students with mental health issues, while offering services in my private tutoring business in the past.

Since many circumstances prevent individuals from achieving in school, obtaining employment, or going on to post-secondary education, I offer many skills that allow individuals to succeed, transition from one phase to another, focus on their positive aspects/capabilities, work around their difficult areas, and become an advocate for themselves. I am an expert in showing students how to use accommodations and modifications in school and on the job. I have have worked with many outside agencies, and have been a vocational counselor in the past.

My tutoring isn't just instruction. It is caring for the entire individual the way I would want my own child to be educated. Since I have many years of experience teaching, I am able to transfer this to working with all learning needs, even if it is simply to help a student pass a class who is just having difficulty, while also teaching many study skill tips to increase their success.

I look forward to meeting those I tutor, as well as parents who want the best for their children.
Hello,

My name is Cheri. I have a Master's Degree in Education, a Bachelor's Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation and Special Education, a Fine Art Minor, and am certified to teach Cross-Categorical (all disability areas and levels). I have been teaching special education for 25 years. I currently teach elementary, and have taught middle
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 35 miles of Spring Green, WI 53588
Math:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, GED, GRE
Science:
Elementary Science, PSAT
Music:
Drums, Guitar
Art:
Art History, Art Theory, Drawing, Painting
English:
ACT English, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ASVAB, Career Development, College Counseling, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Word
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Art History, Social Studies, World History, Writing
Special Needs:
ADHD,
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Dyslexia,
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Hard Of Hearing, Phonics,
Reading, Special Needs,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
ADHD,
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Career Development, GRE, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking, Writing

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.

ADHD

In my 25 years of teaching special needs students, I have learned that individuals with ADD/ADHD can be taught to focus. They do focus, they are just interrupted with their thoughts, need a quiet place to work usually, or sometimes need a lot of noise. They need some tasks broken down, and need to know how long something will take to learn so that can commit that amount of time in their brain to focus. Various things can be used such as a highlighter, music, blue lights, routine, more time to complete tasks, allowed to talk to themselves, movement while learning, a special chair or seat cushion, etc. A teacher who is totally in-tuned to their needs will be successful.

Dyslexia

I have been a special education multi-categorical teacher for 25 years and have taught students with many disabilities, including many of whom have dyslexia. I have learned various ways to teach reading so that students can retrain their brains. One way is by using the Great Leaps Reading Program which increases fluency and teaches the brain to recognize how to see various vowel and consonant combinations through repetition.

Phonics

I have been teaching phonics to elementary students for 2+ years and currently work with a student who is 8 months behind on reading due to his phonetic and decoding difficulties. I use hands on materials such as phoneme and grapheme cards, teach pronunciation rules, board games and games on the computer, and reading short passages to answer questions. Some students have a difficult time hearing the pronunciation of words and need to train their brain to hear it. Word endings can be difficult and left off of words as well, so that is taught, along with changing words into other words by changing a vowel or consonant. It takes practice and repetition. I also recommend reading on a daily basis and asking for or looking up definitions of words, as well as practicing Dolch words and grade level spelling words.

Special Needs

I have been teaching special education for the past 25 years, am certified in LD, EBD, and then obtained a cross-categorical license while also obtaining my master's in education. These needs include EBD, LD, CD, autism, other health impaired, speech and language disorders, visual and hearing impaired, and aspergers.

Specifically, I taught 3 middle school students and one high school student with autism and aspergers, all high functioning, and sometimes coupled with ADHD. I am aware that social skills and learning needs are compounded and seek to work with a student's specific needs who has autism. I also seek to be taught how to teach differently with each student I work with as they show me how they learn.

UW-Stout
UW-Platteville
MEd

Education

UW-Stout

UW-Platteville (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Cheri will travel within 35 miles of Spring Green, WI 53588.