Math And/or SPED Tutoring

Math And/or SPED Tutoring

5.0 (5)
1 employee
16 years in business

About this tutor

I am a licensed teacher. I have a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education (K-6) with a concentration in Mild Interventions (K-12). I began teaching in 2005 and am entering my 15th year in special education. I LOVE children! I have 4 children of my own. I wanted to be a teacher ever since middle school when my handicapped cousin was born. I loved working with him and being around him; it just came naturally to me. I work with students in the general education setting. Students have IEP's, as well as some who do not. I have co-taught in the math classroom since I began teaching 15 years ago. I love math and I've been re-teaching it for so long that I can help students understand concepts easier.

I love working with students and watching them feel success, but also how to work through those frustrating times and utilize resources to find the answers they need.

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Indianapolis, IN 46217
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5 Reviews

5.0

  • Emilio Flores

    Lois took her time with me when I was struggling with the material, she gave me detailed instructions, formulas, and scenarios where the problem became much clearer. Whenever I was having a rough day I knew I could always talk to her, because she always knew what to say to make me feel better. She’s one of the best tutors in my opinion, and she always goes out of her way to make sure a student is successful in his/her studies. Without her, I don’t think I would’ve graduated. I’m very grateful to have had her by my side throughout my four years of high school.

  • Brandon Traas

    Mrs. Speziale was amazing. She is always bright and cheerful. Very friendly. She has a lot of patience and will work with you at your own pace. She is very good at helping you to fully understand the subject you are working on. Anytime I was struggling with something she was always able to help me through it. I highly recommend her!

  • Haley Smith

    Excellent! Knows exactly how to work with each accommodation and is excellent in all subjects! A VERY big help!! Very kind, understanding and patient.

  • Sabryn Miller

    She was very patient and understanding. There was never a wrong question I could ask, and giving up wasn’t an option.


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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I like to get to know the student and his/her learning styles. Some students need more visual ways to learn math. I try different styles to help the student learn. Ideally, the student would learn techniques to help him/her to become more independent as well.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have taught special education with specializing in high school math subjects for the past 15 years. With special education, I often have to pull students to reteach the content to them so that they can understand it better.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I generally charge $50 per hour and recommend 1-2 sessions per week. However, I will be open to negotiation if that is needed.


How did you get started teaching?

I wanted to be a teacher ever since middle school when my handicapped cousin was born. I loved working with him and being around him; it just came naturally to me. Watching him meet milestones that doctors said he probably never would was amazing!


What types of students have you worked with?

I am a licensed teacher. I have a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education (K-6) with a concentration in Mild Interventions (K-12). I began teaching in 2005 and am entering my 15th year in special education. I work with students in the general education setting. Students have IEP's, as well as some who do not. I have co-taught in the math classroom since I began teaching 15 years ago. I love math and I've been re-teaching it for so long that I can help students understand concepts easier.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I was nominated by a parent for the school's Somebody Extra Special Award. She never thought her son would be in a traditional high school setting but I was able to help mainstream him into that setting and he will graduate a year early!


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Pick someone who will meet your individual learning needs; someone that can help you figure out a way for you to figure out answers to your questions on your own.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Students should be as specific as they can when asking questions. Don't just say "I don't know how to do this." Instead, say "I get stuck on this step of the problem every time," or something more specific. If you are generic like the first question, teachers don't know where to fix your mistakes. The key to math is learning where you make your mistakes so that you can fix them!


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