My name is Susan Plouffe and I educate students from K-12 who suffer from learning disabilities and social emotional disorders. Also, I have over 10 years experience tutoring English to adult second language learners and currently home-school core subjects and MCAS preparation exercises to high school students who are enrolled in a special education program.
Because I am a child advocate, I have a great desire to help strengthen their study habits and the environment in which underprivileged children learn in. Watching a student's insecurities and lack of confidence in his or her ability to learn vanish, is very rewarding.
She was very patient, very understanding, and helpful
Each student varies depending upon their understanding and/or comprehension of the topic and their level of participation and attention span; However, I begin with a consultation with the student to grasp what his or her past experiances and learning techniques were that led to accomplishments. Also, asking how they enjoy learning is one way I begin so that we can set their goals to overcome any learning difficulties, fears, or doubts that may have caused past mistakes.
My degree is from a foreign university in Latin America. Attending classes in a Spanish speaking university was extremely difficult but I had a lot of help from my peers in exchange for tutoring English to them. Currently employed at a Therapeutic Day School (1-12). I have over 6 yrs experience teaching and counseling students who suffer from one or more learning disabilities and social emotional disorders and over a decade tutoring English to natives as well as second language learners. Each student I work with requires an Individual Education Plan (IEP) as well as an individual behavioral health code of conduct policy. English, ELS, history, biology and the sciences, social sciences and studies, writing, reading, and Spanish are among my favorite subjects to teach. I also home-school for the Special Education Program and enjoy teaching art classes and therapeutic art projects are often a part of my teaching style.
Currently I receive $25-$35 an hour for my service but would be willing to compromise with my pay if traveling to the client is not involved.
I began tutoring English as a second language to Spanish speakers while studying for my undergrad in Latin America for 5 years. After returning to the States, I took a long term substitute teacher position and then becamed a monitor teacher assistant for special education
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