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Richard G.

Special Ed Teacher Highly Qualified in Hist., Gov., Geom. & Alg.

Special Ed Teacher Highly Qualified in Hist., Gov., Geom. & Alg.

$40/hour

  • 2,573 hours tutoring

About Richard


Bio

I am a retired psychologist who worked with children and youth with learning handicaps for 20 years. I was also a special education teacher for an additional 14 years. Most recently I was employed by a high school as a special education teacher in self-contained Algebra and Geometry classes for ED/LD youth. In addition, I have taught or been a tutor for Pre-Algebra, Reading, US/VA History and Government, English, Biology, Earth Science, Active Physics, and Law in Action.

I was a licensed...

I am a retired psychologist who worked with children and youth with learning handicaps for 20 years. I was also a special education teacher for an additional 14 years. Most recently I was employed by a high school as a special education teacher in self-contained Algebra and Geometry classes for ED/LD youth. In addition, I have taught or been a tutor for Pre-Algebra, Reading, US/VA History and Government, English, Biology, Earth Science, Active Physics, and Law in Action.

I was a licensed special education teacher in Virginia and Arizona for K-12 students with learning and emotional disabilities. As such, I gained considerable expertise in assisting students with study, organizational, social and life skills.


Education

Ohio University
Psychology
Calif. Sch. of Professional Psychology
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $40
  • Rate details: Lessons of 2 hour duration at least 2 days per week are billed at $30/hr. Online only lessons are billed at $25/hr.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/15/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

Study skills and organizational skills are regularly taught by Special Education Teachers. This is especially true for those of us who teach students labeled EDLD. One of the core differences in teaching special education is the necessity of providing direct instruction in how to be a successful student. A large proportion of the students who are given these labels suffer from some form Executive Function disorders. By definition this means they have considerable difficulty with any activity requiring organization or sequencing. Thus, it has been a necessity that I provided such direct instruction throughout my career as a Special Education Teacher certified to teach K-12 emotionally disturbed and/or learning disabled students.
Reading

English

Reading

Homeschool

Study Skills,

Study Skills

Study skills and organizational skills are regularly taught by Special Education Teachers. This is especially true for those of us who teach students labeled EDLD. One of the core differences in teaching special education is the necessity of providing direct instruction in how to be a successful student. A large proportion of the students who are given these labels suffer from some form Executive Function disorders. By definition this means they have considerable difficulty with any activity requiring organization or sequencing. Thus, it has been a necessity that I provided such direct instruction throughout my career as a Special Education Teacher certified to teach K-12 emotionally disturbed and/or learning disabled students.
Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading

Math

Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra

Most Popular

Study Skills,

Study Skills

Study skills and organizational skills are regularly taught by Special Education Teachers. This is especially true for those of us who teach students labeled EDLD. One of the core differences in teaching special education is the necessity of providing direct instruction in how to be a successful student. A large proportion of the students who are given these labels suffer from some form Executive Function disorders. By definition this means they have considerable difficulty with any activity requiring organization or sequencing. Thus, it has been a necessity that I provided such direct instruction throughout my career as a Special Education Teacher certified to teach K-12 emotionally disturbed and/or learning disabled students.
Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

Study skills and organizational skills are regularly taught by Special Education Teachers. This is especially true for those of us who teach students labeled EDLD. One of the core differences in teaching special education is the necessity of providing direct instruction in how to be a successful student. A large proportion of the students who are given these labels suffer from some form Executive Function disorders. By definition this means they have considerable difficulty with any activity requiring organization or sequencing. Thus, it has been a necessity that I provided such direct instruction throughout my career as a Special Education Teacher certified to teach K-12 emotionally disturbed and/or learning disabled students.

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I provide study and organizational skills, and life skills coaching. I have taught the ADD/ADHD student at both the middle, and high school levels for over 14 years. I am licensed in Virginia and Arizona to teach youth with these problems. Finally, as a psychotherapist, I provided clinical services to youth and young adults with these problems for over 20 years.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I have been a Special Education teacher at the middle and high school levels for the past 14 years. My primary certification area is students with severe emotional disorders. This teaching has most often taken place in either self-contained schools or center programs inside larger schools. The most recent placement was with a self-contained high school that Fairfax County has created to serve its students with severe emotional problems. Thus it was the setting utilized for Aspergers and other high functioning autistic students who could not be dealt with in the general education setting.
Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

I am a certified special education teacher K-12 in both Virginia and Arizona, licensed to teach students with Emotional Disabilities and Learning Disorders
Special Needs,

Special Needs

I am Licensed in Virginia as a Special Education Teacher for K-12 students who suffer Learning Disabilities and Severe Emotional Disabilities. I have been teaching since 1999 in self-contained, ED/LD facilities for Fairfax County Public Schools. I worked for 4 years at Herndon Center where I taught Pre-Algebra, U.S History, and Basic Skills. I have now been at Cedar Lane Center for the last 6 years. There I am Chairman of the Social Studies department, and teach US/VA History and Government, World History, Street Law, and SAT prep. I have been a tutor for the County for 7 years, and tutored in Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and II, Biology, Earth Science, World History, and US/VA History.
Study Skills

Study Skills

Study skills and organizational skills are regularly taught by Special Education Teachers. This is especially true for those of us who teach students labeled EDLD. One of the core differences in teaching special education is the necessity of providing direct instruction in how to be a successful student. A large proportion of the students who are given these labels suffer from some form Executive Function disorders. By definition this means they have considerable difficulty with any activity requiring organization or sequencing. Thus, it has been a necessity that I provided such direct instruction throughout my career as a Special Education Teacher certified to teach K-12 emotionally disturbed and/or learning disabled students.

Summer

Study Skills,

Study Skills

Study skills and organizational skills are regularly taught by Special Education Teachers. This is especially true for those of us who teach students labeled EDLD. One of the core differences in teaching special education is the necessity of providing direct instruction in how to be a successful student. A large proportion of the students who are given these labels suffer from some form Executive Function disorders. By definition this means they have considerable difficulty with any activity requiring organization or sequencing. Thus, it has been a necessity that I provided such direct instruction throughout my career as a Special Education Teacher certified to teach K-12 emotionally disturbed and/or learning disabled students.
Algebra 1, GED, Geometry, Reading

Test Preparation

SOL,

SOL

I have been a classroom teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools since 1999. During that time I have prepared students for the 8th grade math and social studies SOLs, as well as Algebra I, Geometry, Biology, U.S. History and World History. During the last year I taught in Arizona where I prepared special education students for their state High School Math exam.
GED

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (671 ratings)
5 star
(617)
4 star
(41)
3 star
(7)
2 star
(1)
1 star
(5)

Reviews

Wonderful tutor

My son has been working with Richard for several weeks and I already can see improvements, it is a slow process but the help that he has provided is invaluable and his knowledge and understanding of my son's needs have made every single lesson worthwhile. Lastly, I can say that Richard has given me answers about my son that I have been searching for years and I am following his recommendations. Thank you for your dedication.

Carmen, 13 lessons with Richard

Knowledgable and patient EF coach

My son is a hard nut to crack, my 16 years old has this magical thinking about everything is going to work out even though his missing HWs are going to bury him. Rick has a lot of patient with him and trying to tap into what motivates him to do the work he needs to do. My son from very resisting the change now he is talking about the change. Big progress to make. The next thing is to actually change.

Jessica, 20 lessons with Richard

Beacon of Light in the Dark!!

Had our first lesson for my Son ..16..who has ADHD...diagnosed last year. I am grateful for the meaningful lesson and humor has brought to the moment. Thank You!!! Looking forward to more.

Mike, 17 lessons with Richard

Best Tutor.

Amazing, well rounded and absolutely wonderful tutor. I am so very glad to have him. My daughter's grade has gone up two letter grades! So has her confidence! Can not reccomend highly enough.

Laycee, 27 lessons with Richard

Wonderfully kind, wise and patient

Richard has been tutoring my son for several months now in math and helping him better understand how his ADHD brain works. He is able to teach in a calm, creative and patient way that makes my son feel understood and capable of learning. He enjoys Richard's style and personality, which helps him stay more engaged that usual. Thank you so much, Ricard!

Jennifer, 68 lessons with Richard

A great tutor

He makes learning fun and he is very nice. He has helped me to improve very much with my reading and with my sounds. Now I'm a better reader. He is patient and can be funny and that makes learning more enjoyable.

Dionne , 31 lessons with Richard

Great Diagnostician

Today was my son’s introductory session with Mr. G. The summary from the initial session was quite insightful. My son reported that Mr G was very approachable and kind.

Dru, 1 lesson with Richard

More than a tutor!

My son had a wonderful first session w/ Richard. I was surprised at how much they were able to unpack regarding Andrew's learning issues in one discussion. He also seemed to bring my son into the program and onboard w/ working together. I'm very appreciative!

Rachel, 15 lessons with Richard

Knowledgable and patient tutor

Richard was able to gauge my daughter's level of comprehension. He made her feel comfortable during the lesson. She didn't feel overwhelmed or nervous. He also provided suggestions on tools and resources to assist with the tutoring.

Michelle, 64 lessons with Richard

Experienced and productive tutor

He helped challenge my son, stimulated his cognitive senses and go beyond his comfort zone. He made the session lively and interactive. This was a great way for my kid to stay engaged.

Jennifer, 31 lessons with Richard
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