Shepherd University (Psychology)
My Name Is Holly. I was a substitute teacher for Berkeley County Schools from March 06 until December 2009, at which time I took a full time position with a foster care service agency. I did home bound spec ed tutoring from Feb 2007 until Dec 2009 and found that this was a very rewarding experience. My background was working with children and families through employment with RESA VIII Service agency as a child development specialist in the Birth to Three Program. It was there that I realized I enjoy working in the home with families.
My education was received through Shepherd College with a BA in psychology and I have been employed with Human Service jobs since graduation working with children in need, in temporary emergency care and in the home. I also worked with young adults and older adults in a mental health psycho-social and vocational community agency in Washington County for seven years.
I am now venturing on to be self employed and do individual contracting. I begin a new position soon with one agency to help families with ADL and Parenting skills, receiving referrals from DHHR. I am a hands on "helping" and "caring" individual that seeks the best possible method for reaching goals, my own and for the person that I am assisting.
My teaching method has been one of enabling the student to find what works best with team and to empower them to utilize and enhance their everyday skills and schedules to afford them the best study and application of skills in real life situations. Often I find that standardized texts and tests do not bring out the true talents of children as they impose too much competition to do as well as others, so I rely on observing, intervening and establishing methods that are self guided and devised with a team approach to recognition of what works best. Good study habits, sleep, exercise, social supports, healthy nutrition and a supportive environment are vital to life and learning.
I have CPR/First Aid Training,and numerous trainings and certifications from previous employments. I am compassionate and passionate about child advocacy, assisting parents with IEP's and the struggles they have had with the school systems. I am very familiar and with IDEA rights and awareness of how children do "get left behind" or fall through the cracks, or even "pass" without the basic skills for survival.
Thank You for considering me for individual tutoring needs. My Name Is Holly. I was a substitute teacher for Berkeley County Schools from March 06 until December 2009, at which time I took a full time position with a foster care service agency. I did home bound spec ed tutoring from Feb 2007 until Dec 2009 and found that this was a very rewarding experience. My background was working with children and