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As one of our outstanding tutors was diligently tutoring one of her student’s last week, we will call him Drew; she asked him, “Which letter comes first, the C or the K?” Drew’s response was not what she expected to here….he said, “I can’t tell, they keep moving”. This is a phenomenon is common among people with dyslexia, but Jess had not personally experienced this; no one in her family... read more

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?Perhaps you are wondering, "What are all of these dys'?" Well allow me to enlighten you... they are Neurological differences in the brain that cause people to learn differently than the majority of people learn. Dyslexia is of course the most known of the 4 cousins, but they are all real. 1 in 5 people have dyslexia, 1 in 10 people have dysgraphia. All require people to learn differently... read more

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This is the second part of the Computer Programming three part blog post. Here is a synopsis of the background knowledge and the necessary terminology needed before writing a computer program. Those students who are curious about writing computer programs, those who are being home-schooled, or those who are in special education programs will find this post especially useful. I intend to prepare... read more

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In mathematics, word problems have been known to pose challenges for elementary school students, middle school students and even some high school students. In addition, a vast majority of students also have difficulties with solving problems with fractions. If we mix a word problem with a problem with fractions, then we end up getting an even tougher problem to solve. How can we expect those students... read more

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For many students, last year in school was frustrating and there were needs that perhaps were not appropriately met.  Maybe it was accommodations needed that were not in place or it was study or organizational skills that are lacking and are not being supported in school.  Or, if your child is in high school, perhaps they're struggling with writing -- research papers, essays, or preparing... read more

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Hello Students: I have been teaching Special Education and Regular/General Education for over 18 years - grades K-12th and Adults. I teach multiple subjects.  I also enjoy teaching English Language Learners from various countries. As a teacher, I am able to provide students with a “head start” in mastering basic skills. Students challenge me to be creative,... read more

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It is “common sense” to believe that we share the same sense of commonality amongst all others within society. However, we should never assume what is common to one’s self is necessarily applicable to the entirety of humanity. Each and every individual is independently designed to learn, grow and facilitate thought at his or her own pace to which cannot be labeled as common, but rather should... read more

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Does your child struggle with reading, basic math, writing, spelling, or other academic areas? is homework an every evening battle? Is your child on an IEP, but could benefit from some additional help? I have over 20 years of teaching students with learning and behavior challenges.  Grades K-5 in all areas that need help. Invest in your child's future now. 

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In 2013, I did this talk with teachers & parents, to explain very simply the many myths and misconceptions we have about learning difficulties. Come, watch me take you into the world of the child who struggles:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPD77glh2Eg

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         After 30 years of tutoring special education children, I have decided that all academic problems are mine, not the students. Thus, I analyzed what has already been provided in detail to determine what does and does not work. For example, children have different learning styles that are not rigid, but flexible. Each of us may be good at a tactile sport but not... read more

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  I am a PA Dual Certified Teacher in Secondary Education/Social Studies with a Masters in Education. I am also certified in Special Education. I have 5 years teaching experience in regular, honors, and special education classrooms. Currently, I am working as an Educational Support Coordinator at an alternative high school in Philadelphia, PA.   I am extremely passionate... read more

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I did not commit to a major in education until late this summer. I knew I wanted to help people with disabilities, but it was not until I spent my summer working at the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte's Camp Holiday that I realized a classroom was where I wanted to be!    I am more interested in Special Education than most other areas, but I love all of it! I am... read more

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Who is an Educational Therapist? Children who benefit from combining their visual (perception), listening (or auditory perception) and tactile (fine-motor) abilities to practice, retain and recall for future tasks, usually do well with an professional educator. An educational therapist usually has a Master's in Education or Special Education from a well recognized college or university. Their... read more