Welcome to my tutoring family.
I work closely with both parents and students. Feedback is a necessity. Suggestions and pointing out your likes and dislikes of what progress you are seeing is always welcome. I work hard to communicate openly and focus on strengths. Can't wait to meet you and get started on making progress
I bring both educational and mental health training and work to the table making me a great choice for special needs cases and family challenges that have played a part in progress and growth..
I am quite familiar with IEPs and 504 plans as well as SOL success and alternative special education testing and accomodations. I look forward to a challenge.
I have many family members, including myself, who have been in tutoring, specialized classes, counseling, and physical/mental challenges.
I also have many success stories I will share with you where my teaching team and I have made miraculous growth in educational and mental health/physical health areas when working to show students their strengths and possibilities.
Undergraduate Degree: Missouri Southern State University - Bachelor of Science, Special Education
Graduate Degree: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - Master of Science, Special Education
I love to read about and meet people from all over the world. I have learned basics communication skills in and am continuing my studies of Sign Language. I am interested in welcoming and assisting with communication skills of all cultures. I read articles and stories about history, other cultures, old or new suggested practices in working with individuals diagnosed with a wide variety of conditions and am open to tutoring individuals needing a handicapped accessible location in my home with patents present in another room. I spend time making books, flashcards, clothes, blankets, room decorations, and anything fun for my granddaughter, neighbor's. family, and friends I love collecting Dr Seuss items to use to decorate my grandchildren room for when they visit. I buy, sell as well as donate items that I think will benefit others. I am interested in teaching, counseling, helping families find what they need to help their children. I'll make it, buy it, check it out at the Library, borrow items, or create something new to help families progress together. I love helping families with IEP, 504, and testing understanding as well as attending IEP meetings to fight for the rights of the student and their future. I read up on new techniques and talk to current teachers for help when needed. I personally live to shop for good deals, redecorate areas of my house, and help out others in need. I carry water and crackers with cheese in my car fir those in need and have been known to have a person or family meet me at a neutral fastfood restaurant to buy them a hot meal. Mostly I live for children and their familie's growth. I am a true teacher with experience going back to volunteering at the age of nine.
Elementary Reading and Phonics Class
Elementary School English
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
Middle School English
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing