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Disability Conduct Disorder (behavioral disorder) Definition -A repetitive and persistent pattern of behavior in which the basic rights of others or major age-appropriate societal norms or rules are violated... (DSM IV Diagnostic Criteria) (Healthy Place.com 2009). -Student displays a repetitive and impact persistent pattern of behavior that results in the significant disruption... read more

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Is your child struggling in school? Do you suspect that he or she has a learning disability? Has your child been diagnosed as having a learning disability? Are you at a loss regarding your child's lack of performance in spite of being a smart kid? If your child is not excelling in school, there may be a reason other than learning disabilities that is affecting his or her performance. The solution... read more

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Did you know that not all people learn in the same way? Just as people have individual personalities, they also have individual learning styles. Different learning styles are generally grouped into four types: finding meaning (type I—a combination of experiencing and watching), finding order (type II—a combination of conceptualizing and watching), experimenting (type III—a combination of doing... read more

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I’m not the only one that’s noticed that rather large and looming wall between most boys and early academic achievement. That wall is the following question: “Why?” Usually that question comes out a little differently. More likely than not it sounds something like: “Why do we have to do this crap anyway” to which we usually answer “Because I said so,” and subsequently follow that statement with... read more

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Do you find that your child is often impulsive, is easily frustrated, and demonstrates behaviors that you do not know how to explain? You are not alone. I have received several calls in this past week from parents looking for advice regarding the onset of "behavior problems" in their children. Every child has an innate need for structure and for sensory experiences. Every child... read more

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The most common myth that I am regularly addressing at fairs, on the phone, and in emails, is that someone’s student is behind. I often diffuse this by asking what the scripture reference is that determines what age a student must be to take Algebra 1 or Geometry or begin studying fractions. Is it in 1st Hezekiah or 2nd Assumptions? There is often a pause, then a light begins to dawn, and... read more

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Although I am not a contestant on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire", let me nevertheless ask the audience on this one... I want to know what makes a tutor more appealing (besides the profile picture). Is it affordability? Is it flexibility in hours? Is it number of years experience in tutoring a particular subject? Is it the ratings given to the tutor by students? Is it age? Please... read more

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Many students claim to be just bad test takers. No matter how much they study or how well they understand the information, when it comes to taking the test, they can’t perform. Well, rest-assure that the problem probably isn’t that the student is a “bad” test taker, but that they let stress get the better of them. In 9 out of 10 students, inability to perform on tests is caused by stress and tension... read more

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I am an Educational Therapist who works with parents to better understand educational difficulties that their youngster may present from PreK-8th grade. It seems that the term "Aspergers" is a 'popular' word that is being used lately to describe many different kinds of issues. This term is considered by medical doctors to be under the larger umbrella term called "Autism" or... read more

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It always amazes me the way working calmly, in a peaceful environment, can turn learning into a pleasant experience even for a student who is struggling with their ability to focus. By taking the distractions, pressures and stimuli down a few notches, students are able to bring their heart rate and blood pressure to a more peaceful place, deepen their breathing, and begin to open up emotionally... read more

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Tutor Blog Dyspraxia The Blessing The Curse: I do not deny I am a dyspraxic in many ways it can be an asset. You see dyspraxia while it defines a set of weaknesses (fine motor skills, emotionalism, organization) it also defines a set of strengths. Those strengths first must be addressed. If you understand the strengths as an employer and as a parent of a special needs child you can understand... read more

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Hi I'm Phil. As I said in my introduction, I've been working with kids my whole adult life, actually since I was a teenager. From the time I was old enough to drive I have been working with church youth groups - in Southeast Missouri, Chicago (where I received my bachelors) and now in East Tennessee (where my beautiful girlfriend graduated and works with children herself). My Junior and Senior... read more

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Hello, My name is Pam and I have experience in tutoring. I also substitute K-12. I believe in making education fun and always give positive feedback. It's not about me, it's about what is best for the children. Parents, I know you love your children and want the best for them. They are our future. We need to step up the game and implement a more inspiring program. Please care enough to let... read more

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As a substitute teacher, I spent many days over a two year period teaching a self-contained class of four sixth- and seventh-graders with a range of learning issues and disabilities. The course was called Life Skills Class. Students had several disabilities, including Aspergers Syndrome, cognitive delays, Tourette syndrome, FSH muscular dystrophy, and emotional/behavioral challenges. As the substitute... read more

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My name is Pam and I have tutored for approximate 2 1/2 to 3 years. Subjects tutored: language arts, reading comprehension, math, phonics, GED, CRCT Test Preparation, Writing skills, Test preparation and other subjects as needed. The work material is provided. Let me help you improve in those areas. I love tutoring. I am available as needed and I do have a flexible schedule. If you need my help... read more

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Hi, I am new to the WyzAnt team of tutors. I am looking forward to being selected as your child's tutor. I am a certified teacher in the state of Pennsylvania. I obtained my educational (Bachelor's and Master's) degrees from Lock Haven University and Edinboro University. I am certified in Special Education, English 7 - 12, and as a Reading Specialist.

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