Hi! My name is Kate. I have been teaching since 2010, and have exerience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (extensive experience with ABA), ADHD, Executive Functioning Deficits, and Learning Disabilities. I have a creative way of teaching, and love to incorporate the child's interests as much as possible. I have experience teaching English and Social Studies, as well as working with children to develop executive functioning and study skills. I am New York state certified to teach Special Education, English and Social Studies. I think it is important to individualize lesson plans for each of my students so they are able to learn in a way that is best for them.
I love working with students to help them achieve their goals. I also love when you are working with a student and they have the "ah-hah!" moment, where they finally understand a concept that was difficult for them. It is extremely rewarding as a teacher.
She was very patient and was able to help with all of my needs. She was able to adapt and modify both the work and the instruction.
My first session, I like to spend time getting to know my students, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how they learn best. I usually bring a diagnostic assessment so I can see what we will need to work on. I also like to talk to my new students about their lives- what they like and don't like, sports they may play, etc. Building a relationship with a student during the first session is important, so that they are comfortable with you, and know that you care about helping them do better.
I have a Master's Degree in Special Education from Lehman College, and am certified to teach Special Education, English and Social Studies for grades 7-12 in New York State. I am also certified to teach Special Education in Connecticut for grades K-12. I have also gone back to school, and have been working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2014. I will be taking the BCBA exam in February.
I charge $75 per hour for a one hour tutoring session.
I became a teacher because when I came home from college I started working as a teacher's aide in a Special Education classroom at a local high school. I realized that I really enjoyed working with students, and helping them to learn new material. I also really enjoyed getting to know my students as people, and finding ways I could incorporate their interests into lesson plans for them. I still do that as a teacher and tutor today.
I have worked with all types of students, including those with Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Executive Functioning Defecits, ADHD, Speech and Language Impairments, Developmental Disabilities, and General Education population students.
I would advise a student to spend some time getting to know the teacher to make sure that they would be a good fit.
Students should think about what they are struggling with, and explain that to their teacher, whether it be the way the teacher is presenting the material, or the student is confused. Your teacher is there to help you, and will be happy to do so!
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