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Aquilah

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As a current Special Education teacher in Virginia with familiarity in Virginia Standards of Learning and teaching best practices, I help all students reach their highest potential. Whether it is designing a study session with engaging visuals, graphic organizers that simply complex texts, or creating an engaging game, I help all students of all abilities grasp their grade level content. A wide tool bank of resources and strategies guide my tutoring.

I received my B.A. in Sociology from University of West Georgia and my Master’s in Behavior and Learning Disabilities from Georgia State University. Prior to becoming a Special Education teacher, I worked as a substitute teacher and assistant teacher for Fulton County School System, Georgia. I believe that strong partnerships between teachers, students and parents provide the best foundation for learning and that all students can reach their full potential when they are taught in a caring, joyful atmosphere that combines high expectations with strategies geared to each student’s individual learning needs.

Aquilah’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of West Georgia - Bachelors, Sociology

Graduate Degree: Georgia State University - Masters, Behavior and Learning Disabilties

Hobbies

Reading, experiencing new restaurants, visiting museums, and visiting amusement parks

Tutoring Subjects

Adult Literacy

Civics

Elementary School

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

English

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing

Other

Social Sciences

Special Education

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." - William Arthur Ward

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

Preference assessments. Academic assessments. Learning style inventory.