Hi, my name is Michelle. I come to Varsity Tutors with 15 years of teaching experience in special education, general education, and English as a Second Language. I have multiple teaching certifications including Elementary Education, Special Education (Moderate), English as a Second Language, and Sheltered English Immersion (endorsement).
In addition to my bachelors and masters degree listed above, I attended a special education program for students with moderate disabilities through Northeastern University and an Urban Leadership Program through Cambridge College's Center for Advanced Graduate Studies. I have put into application a variety of programs focused on targeting the needs of a variety of students. This includes TERC Investigations Mathematics, Lucy Calkins Writing Curriculum, Reading Street Literacy Program, Foss Science Curriculum, Fountas and Pinnell, Woodcock Johnson III Test of Academic Achievement, Orton-Gillingham - Phonics First, Sonday Phonics - Reading Intervention, Wilson - Reading Intervention, Reading First - Reading Intervention, and Knowing Math Intervention Program. I am also a certified trainer for the Massachusetts English Language Assessment (Oral) -- MELA-O.
I look forward to bringing my skills and background to your student and encouraging them towards their goals!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Massachusetts-Boston - Bachelor in Arts, English
Graduate Degree: Cambridge College - Masters in Education, Education
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Basic Computer Literacy
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Technology and Coding