Hello! I specialize in helping children in Elementary grades. I also have special training with students with Learning Differences, and I have over 10 years of experience teaching in public and private school settings. I am certified to teach in regular and special education. I have extensive experience with children who have dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADD/ADHD, dyscalculia, developmental delay, and other learning differences. I also have great success working with children in regular ed. classes... [more]
I have a Bachelor's of Science degree (GPA 3.26), and I am certified to teach Elementary. My certification is current, and I have 10 years of teaching experience. I specialize in core subject material: reading, mathematics, writing, and language arts/grammar.
I have been trained in teaching phonics in college courses I took, teacher workshops, and other learning environments. My major is in Elementary education, and it includes phonics.
I have been trained at teacher trainings and in college to know how to help children master concepts using specific study skills. Some of those skills depends on the child's learning style. My major is in Elementary education. For example, for math multiplication facts I sometimes use songs. This helps the facts stay in their head. I also help dyslexic students with reading study skills to help them gather main ideas in long reading passages on tests.
I have 6 years of experience teaching children with special needs. Some of the children include deaf, brain injury, a mix of learning difference students, and epileptic children. I have also taught and worked with students with an IQ lower than 70 (mentally retarded). I have gone to trainings over those 6 years, and because I have on-the-job experience I am now sitting for the special education certification test on Aug. 13, 2014.
I have been to 7 (local) Dyslexia conferences where I also took workshops on how to effectively teach students with ADHD. I have given them modifications and other accommodations, so that they could learn important core skills in the fourth grade.
I have attended multiple teacher trainings and dyslexia conferences on how to help children with dyslexia. I am also studying and will take the Special Ed EC-12 certification on Aug. 13, 2014.
I have been to workshops and clinics on how to teach children to write in cursive handwriting. I have been trained with the curriculum "Handwriting Without Tears". Studies show that children with dyslexia and other learning differences do benefit from learning cursive handwriting.