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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

  • 2,053 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 (531 ratings)
5 star
(486)
4 star
(33)
3 star
(6)
2 star
(1)
1 star
(5)

Reviews

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, 3 lessons with Richard

Excellent Reading Tutor For Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Reading has usually been a struggle for my daughter, who is on the Autism Spectrum.  But after working a couple of months of working with Richard, or "Rick" as we usually call him, I have noticed my daughter's reading significantly improving.  Rick is teaching my daughter reading, history and geography. He has an interest in Native American studies and he has collected several materials related to this subject.  He combines information about different tribes with maps and pictures that give my daughter an understanding and an appreciation of the history, people and geography she reads about. Because Rick is a retired school psychiatrist, he has also spoken to me and has given me many insights about how to handle issues affecting my daughter's learning. Rick was the first person to notice and suggest that my daughter might have a visual tracking problem. He recommended that I have her checked because it might be affecting her ability to read.  He also suggested that because she is verbal and high functioning, that she might not benefit from traditional forms of ABA like token economy systems.  Which helped to answer many of the questions I had when I noticed she didn't seem to be benefiting from the traditional ABA methods that were being used in her ABA program with her school district. Rick is an excellent reading tutor for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Emily, 84 lessons with Richard

So patient and relatable

Richard was working with my 7th grader on pre algebra. It was our first session and he was grumbling and NOT happy. I could hear him explaining things in a way my son was getting. He got off his session smiling, and happy!

Laura, 32 lessons with Richard

Wise with lots of helpful tips

We’re very happy to have met Richard. He’s highly knowledgeable and understands our child very well. You could tell he cares about his students. He’s patient and takes what he does seriously. We can see that he wants our son to succeed and he’s here to help. Thank you, Richard!

Mary, 3 lessons with Richard

Patient and thoughtful

Richard works hard to understand and motivate my son. He always comes prepared and I have started to see a change in my son’s study habits. He is very student focused and asks careful questions to try and get my son to make lifestyle changes.

Erinrose, 15 lessons with Richard

Knowledgeable and understanding tutor

Richard taught our son GeometryHN and study skills. He is very patient, understanding in helping our son learn the subject. Richard was also very flexible to accommodate our scheduling requests. Most importantly, our son likes tutoring, which in itself reflects Richard’s affable personality. Great Tutor!!!

Madhavi, 37 lessons with Richard

Tutoring/Mentor

Richard is very patient, knowledgeable, and adaptable. He took the time to understand my son, who felt immediately comfortable with him upon initial meeting. Looking forward to watching him advance.

Desirae, 33 lessons with Richard

Knowledgeable and inspiring tutor

Richard was very patient and helpful in explaining the overarching concepts of geometry to my 9th grade student and in helping him to understand the concepts he needed to complete homework.

Glynis, 9 lessons with Richard

Great Information Given!

We are thankful for all the valuable information he provided on how to help our son. We are pursuing testing for our son and Richard helped us figure out what to focus on.

Lisa, 1 lesson with Richard

Continued Success!

Richard and my son have had continued success since he started tutoring him! He is a warm and kind man, and really knows his field! He is outstanding with Adults with LD issues and is professional. We can't say enough at how pleased we are with the Wyzant people too!

Jan, 9 lessons with Richard
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