I am a certified teacher with 12 years total of teaching experience in grades 5-12. My main certification and experience is in special education; however, I tutor all students whether they have a disability or not. I am also qualified to teach home-schooled students and students on an ESA scholarship. As a special education teacher, I have obtained knowledge of the curriculum for all content areas (English, Math, Social Studies, and Science) in grades 5-12. Most of my experience lies in En... [more]
Reading curriculum that I have taught: Logic of English, Edmark, Mindplay, Reading Horizons, Language!, All About Reading. In addition, I have extensive knowledge of reading strategies and literary devices.
With over 12 years of experience, I excel in supporting writing success. Upon identifying areas of challenge in writing, I will help to break down the task and build areas of concern up.
12 years of teaching experience and helping others to access text. I have a background in Spanish as well.
I have 12 years of teaching experience and extensive training and knowledge in study skills and executive functioning. I embed study skill lessons within my subject curriculum because I believe that both academic skills and executive functioning skills need to be addressed for academic success.
I have taught special education in the high school setting for 12 years, and have worked with students with a wide range of ability levels and disabilities. My Bachelor's Degree is in Special Education K-12, and my Master's Degree is in Instruction and Curriculum for Autism Spectrum Disorders.
As a special education teacher in high school, I believe that high school should prepare one for his/her career goals after high school, so a lot of my lessons were career based. I taught a variety of career classes including Career Development, Career Exploration, and Transitions. In addition, I have experience helping students follow the steps for college and jobs readiness.
For the past 12 years, I have worked with individuals with ADD/ADHD in the public school system. Individuals with ADD/ADHD benefit from a variety of learning strategies, including shortened lesson assignments and lecturing, one on one learning, redirection, direct instruction, task analysis, repetition, and minimized distractions.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
I have 12 years of teaching experience, a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and over 500 conference and training hours in the areas of ASD. I am a IBCCES certified autism specialist.
As a high school special-education English teacher, the majority of my students had dyslexia and difficulty with reading. I have had success using numerous strategies and programs to help students with dyslexia achieve academic success.
Hard of Hearing
A school that I taught at for 9 years had a Deaf and hard of hearing program, so we had a higher percentage of students who were hard of hearing. Often, they were placed in my classes. I am versed on best practices and strategies for students who are hard of hearing. I also have intermediate skills in American Sign Language (ASL) and have a certificate in the studies of deafness.