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Certified Teacher Seeking Further Experience and Knowledge

Buffalo, NY 14220

Female ( Age 30 )

Member since:07/2013

I am a Certified Teacher

Rates from $20 to $55

I can perfom tutoring:

  • On-line
  • In-home
  • Group

Will travel up to 15 miles

Additional Policies:

Price will vary based on total number of clients, total number of sessions per week, your number of sessions per week, the total length of all sessions, the length of your sessions, the distance traveled, the method of payment and whether or not you pay up front and are subject to vary from month-to-month based on these conditions. My base rate is minimum wage per hour, a $5 materials charge, 90 minutes of prep time at minimum wage and federal mileage reimbursement of 54.5 cents per mile round trip rounded to the nearest quarter. Each of these factors can be reviewed on a case by case basis. Group sessions are capped at four persons and each additional person receives a half-off plus mileage discount. This could be prorated to be equal for each person. Clients who pay per session by check receive no discount and agree to pay any fees I incur should your check bounce. However, should you decide to pay for a month upfront, you will receive $1 off per hour. If you pay in cash per session, you will also receive $1 off per hour for my convenience. If you pay in cash for a month up front, you will receive $2 off per hour. A written receipt will be provided for tax purposes. Discounts are also available for making referrals. Make-ups will be allowed for clients who pay up front based on the following scale: Weekday evening sessions are canceled by 4 PM the day of the session, weekend morning sessions are canceled by 7 AM the day of the session, weekend afternoon or evening sessions are canceled with at least four hours notice. Make-ups will be allowed for clients who do not pay up front based on the following scale: Weekday evening sessions are canceled by 9 AM the day of the session, weekend morning sessions are canceled by 9 PM the night before the session, weekend afternoon sessions are canceled by 7 AM the day of the session and weekend evening sessions are canceled by noon the day of the session. Make-ups are subject to availability. Price also includes monthly subscription fee to Tutor Select. Sorry! Please note I do file Self – Employment tax on all tutoring income. I will let you know any advance notice cancellations for the month at that month’s first session; you will be able to choose a make-up date or will simply not be charged for any cancellations I make.

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Experience Summary

I am an initially certified Teacher of the Deaf and of Social Studies 7-12 in New York. I have a BS in Political Science and Broadcast Communications and a Masters in Secondary Education of Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. I have worked with children via tutoring, babysitting, substitute teaching / teaching assisting, student teaching, observing or substitute teacher aiding from infancy through adult. I have covered Algebra I, Geometry, preAlgebra, grades 7 and 8 Math, grades 6-12 ELA, Reading, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Development, Sight Reading, Pronunciation, Phonics, grade 7 General Science, grade 8 Life Science, Biology/Living Environment, Earth Science, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Economics, Participation in Government, American History, US History and Government, Global History and Geography, Special Education, Physical Education, Corrective Reading, Art, Orchestra, High School General Music, Health, Middle School AIS Math and English/Reading, Technology, Spanish and Latin (This is list not all-inclusive). I have worked with children with deafness, low vision, AD/HD, Bipolar Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Asperger's Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Down Syndrome, Dyslexia, Epilepsy, Diabetes, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Tourette's Syndrome and speech impairment (This list is not all-inclusive).

Teaching Style

I use the Common Core standards and/or student's class notes, homework, textbooks, etc. I tend towards an I, We, You model with trials of 3 to reflect the typical model of data collection for IEPs.

My Hobbies

Tap, Ballet and Jazz dance; Reading; Writing poetry, novels, movies & short stories; watching TV or movies; foreign languages (Spanish, French, German, American Sign Language); collecting TY beanies, pandas, monkeys, Care Bears; I have 3 kitties J-Jay, Nero and Shieky Baby; singing/listening to music; signing (ASL) songs; wrestling

Credentials

Type Level Year Title Issued By
Degree HS Diploma 2006 Advanced Regents Diploma plus Ho... Niagara Falls High School
Degree Bachelors 2010 Political Science and Broadcasting The College at Brockport
Degree Masters 2012 Secondary Education of Students ... Rochester Institute of Technolog...
Certification Initial 2012 Social Studies 7-12 NYSED
Certification Initial 2012 Deaf and Hard of Hearing NYSED
Certification Level I 2013 Teaching Assistant NYSED
Other Intermediate 2012 Sign Language Proficiency Interview Rochester Institute of Technolog...

Subject Commentary

ACT Proficiency: I know the basics
I can provide assistance with test-taking strategies as well as assist with test practice. You purchase the book. I scored a 25 with a 25 on Science, 20 on Reading, 29 in Math and 26 on English.
ADD/ADHD Proficiency: I know the basics
I have experience substitute or student teaching or tutoring students at a variety of ages with both Hyperactive and Inattentive types.
Algebra I Proficiency: I know the basics
I student taught Hearing Impaired Resource Room pushing into and re-teaching Algebra I. I can assist students if provided with textbooks and/or worksheets and notes.
American History Proficiency: Experienced
I substitute taught grades 7 and 8 American History and both substitute and student taught US History and Government. I maintained an A average in AP US History and received college credit. I took Family History, Sex Sin and Sorority (American women's history), History of Politics in America, Modern World Civilizations (examined the change in America as a civilization pre-Revolution, during the Revolution, pre-Civil War and post-Civil War up through the Cold War). I have also independently researched and observed the use of trade books as well as movies in teaching American History.
Ballet Proficiency: Experienced
8 years at The Dance Shoppe including 1 summer of Pointe and Junior Company preparation.
Basic Learning Skills Proficiency: I know the basics
Math, calculator, reading, comprehension, writing, self-advocacy, study skills, time management, vocabulary, spelling, speech and phonics.
Communications Proficiency: I know the basics
My undergrad major was Communications: Broadcasting emphasis on radio. I also worked in Public Relations at the campus radio station and took a Public Speaking course.
Composition Proficiency: I know the basics
I can teach proofreading/editing/revision techniques. I can help with word choice and shortening/lengthening a paper. I can work with split infinitives and not using prepositions at the end of a sentence.
Dyslexia Proficiency: I know the basics
My student in Resource was thought to have Dyslexia. Letters and words spaced apart, guided reading, large print, etc.
Elementary Proficiency: I know the basics
Taught K-5 and tutored grades 3-5 across all core subjects and skill areas.
Elementary Grammar Proficiency: I know the basics
Can assist with basic verbal and written fluency.
Elementary Math This is one of my top subjects! Proficiency: I know the basics
I tutored grades 3-7 in math including preparing them for the state math exam. I subbed Kindergarten-grade 5 and as a Math Specialist as well.
Elementary Phonics Proficiency: I know the basics
Phonics was one of things worked on in Resource during student teaching. I also taught grades K-5, covered several levels of Response to Intervention (AIS) and have tutored grades 3-5 in Reading. I have experience with Orton-Gillingham and Dolche sight words as well.
Elementary Reading Proficiency: I know the basics
When working with D/deaf and Hard of Hearing students, everything involves teaching language (reading, writing, vocabulary). I tutored a 3rd grader with Bipolar and Oppositional Defiant Disorder in Reading and assisted another 3rd grader with Asperger's Syndrome in Reading. In addition, I tutored 2 brothers from grades 4/5-6/7 in Reading. I also substitute taught Reading, K-5, DEAR (SSR), Response-to-Intervention (AIS), grades 6-8 ELA, Middle School AIS English/Reading and Special Education including ELA Consultant Teacher, Corrective Reading and Read 180. Finally, I worked with students with Autism and multiple disabilities on reading comprehension skills.
Elementary Science Proficiency: I know the basics
I substitute taught grade 7 General Science and grade 8 Life Science. I tutored a 7th grader in Science and prepared him for the NCLB exam. I tutored a 3rd grader in Reading across content areas including Science. I have subbed grades K-5 including grades 3-5 departmentalized Science.
Elementary Social Studies Proficiency: Experienced
Certified to teach Social Studies 7-12. Tutored a 3rd grader in Reading across content areas including Social Studies. I can use trade books to teach Social Studies. I also substitute taught grades K-5 and substitute taught and tutored grade 5 Social Studies.
Elementary Study Skills Proficiency: I know the basics
Study skills is one of the things taught in Resource. I have also prepared many students as a student teacher and as a tutor for the NYS Regents and NCLB Living Environment, Algebra, Math, English, Global History and Geography and US History and Government exams.
Elementary Vocabulary Proficiency: I know the basics
Working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing students, every lesson includes introducing new, often elementary level vocabulary. I have also tutored and substitute taught Reading and/or ELA which both incorporate vocabulary. My Student Teaching Action Research (STAR) involved use of a Word Wall for student vocabulary development. I have also worked with grades K-5 as a sub and 3-5 as a tutor.
English Proficiency: I know the basics
I have substitute taught grades K-5, grades 6-12 English Language Arts, Response to Intervention AKA AIS Reading / English, Special Education including English Language Arts Consultant Teacher, Creative Writing, Corrective Reading, Read 180, etc. I have also tutored students grade 3-7 in Reading / Writing. In addition, I pushed into grade 9 English re-teaching during student teaching and have taught Spelling, Grammar, Phonics, Writing, Vocabulary, etc. as a sub.
GED Proficiency: I know the basics
Provide assistance with test preparation and teaching of material. Materials and practice tests provided by the student.
Geography Proficiency: Experienced
Student taught, re-taught, co-taught, substitute taught and taught in Summer School Global History and Geography. I worked a lot on map skills during my second student teaching. Covered with my Social Studies 7-12 certification. I have also tutored students to take the Global History and Geography Regents exam.
Government Proficiency: Experienced
I student taught US History and Government, took AP US History and Government and received college credit and substitute taught Participation in Government and AP Government. My undergrad major was in Political Science with courses including State and Local Government, American Presidency, Campaigns and Elections, American Politics and Canadian Politics and Society.
Grammar Proficiency: I know the basics
I have substitute taught grades K-5 and grades 3-12 English Language Arts. My grandmother was an English teacher and taught me about split infinitives and dangling participles. I am good with proofreading as well.
Hearing Impaired Proficiency: Experienced
I am a certified Teacher of the Deaf with a Masters degree from the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. I use a Total Communication philosophy.
Homework Help Proficiency: Experienced
I learn concepts quickly and can reteach them. I have offered homework help to a 3rd grader with Asperger's primarily Reading, Spelling and Math. I also worked in Resource using homework to build general skills and improve my student's grades. Additionally, I provided homework help while tutoring students in grade 5 Math and grades 3-6 all core subjects and skill areas.
Jazz Dancing Proficiency: Experienced
7 years at The Dance Shoppe including Junior Company preparation.
Language Arts Proficiency: I know the basics
I have substitute taught grades K-5, grades 6-12 English Language Arts, Response to Intervention AKA AIS Reading / English, Special Education including English Language Arts Consultant Teacher, Creative Writing, Corrective Reading, Read 180, etc. I have also tutored students grade 3-7 in Reading / Writing. In addition, I pushed into grade 9 English re-teaching during student teaching and have taught Spelling, Grammar, Phonics, Writing, Vocabulary, etc. as a sub. I also prepared students to take the state Common Core exams.
Life Science Proficiency: I know the basics
I have substitute taught grade 8 Life Science, Living Environment and AP Biology. I student taught Hearing Impaired Resource Room pushing into and re-teaching Living Environment and had the only student in her class get an A on her unit assessment.
Math Proficiency: I know the basics
I can provide jingles and memory tools for preAlgebra and Algebra as well as early Geometry. If provided with class notes, worksheets and/or textbooks I can assist with preAlgebra/Algebra; for elementary/middle math I can go off of either the Common Core standards or provided materials depending on degree of help needed.
Political Science Proficiency: Experienced
My Bachelor's degree is in Political Science with an emphasis on American Politics. I maintained a B average. I took the courses: International Relations, Comparative Politics (England, France, among others), American Politics, History of Politics in America (includes a retrospect on women's effect on political culture), Research Methods, State and Local Government, Political Thought, Current Issues in Politics (Western Philosophy), American Presidency, Campaigns and Elections, Global Politics, Canadian Politics and Society and American Foreign Policy.
Pre-Algebra Proficiency: I know the basics
I can assist students if provided with textbooks and/or worksheets and notes. I substitute taught and was able to provide anecdotes, additional notes and memory tools.
PSAT Proficiency: I know the basics
Can assist with basic test preparation and practice if you purchase the book.
Reading Proficiency: I know the basics
I have substitute taught grades K-5, grades 6-12 English Language Arts, Response to Intervention AKA AIS Reading / English, Special Education including English Language Arts Consultant Teacher, Creative Writing, Corrective Reading, Read 180, etc. I have also tutored students grade 3-7 in Reading / Writing. In addition, I pushed into grade 9 English re-teaching during student teaching and have taught Spelling, Grammar, Phonics, Writing, Vocabulary, etc. as a sub.
Reading Comprehension Proficiency: I know the basics
I have substitute taught grades K-5, grades 6-12 English Language Arts, Response to Intervention AKA AIS Reading / English, Special Education including English Language Arts Consultant Teacher, Creative Writing, Corrective Reading, Read 180, etc. I have also tutored students grade 3-7 in Reading / Writing. In addition, I pushed into grade 9 English re-teaching during student teaching and have taught Spelling, Grammar, Phonics, Writing, Vocabulary, etc. as a sub.
Resume Writing Proficiency: I know the basics
Assistance in writing resumes and CVs in a variety of formats.
SAT - Math Proficiency: I know the basics
I can assist with strategies and practice. You purchase the book. I scored 600.
SAT - Verbal Proficiency: I know the basics
I can assist with strategies and practice. You purchase the book. I scored 650 on Writing, 560 on Reading.
Sign Language This is one of my top subjects! Proficiency: Experienced
I scored Intermediate on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview, but have regressed to a Survival Plus as of last assessment. I am a certified Teacher of the Deaf with a Masters degree from the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. I took ASL I, 2 different ASL II courses, ASL IV, Structure of ASL and Dynamic Diagnostic. I have taught D/deaf and Hard of Hearing students using a Total Communication approach. I have experience with Simultaneous Communication (signing while speaking), Conceptually Accurate Signed English and Contact Sign. I was in the process of becoming an Independent Certified Instructor and Early Childhood Educator for the Baby Signs program when it went bankrupt. I also worked temporarily as a Teacher of the Deaf providing communications services to students with Autism and multiple disabilities and as an Early Interventionist developing an adaptive home sign system for expressive communication for a 3 year-old with a trache.
Social Studies This is one of my top subjects! Proficiency: Experienced
I am a certified New York State teacher in Social Studies 7-12. I student taught Hearing Impaired Resource Room pushing into, co-teaching and re-teaching grade 9 Global History and Geography. I student taught grades 9 and 10 Global History and Geography preparing D/deaf and Hard of Hearing students for the Regents exam especially the DBQ, grade 11 US History and Government and grade 12 Economics. I have a BS in Political Science, nearly had enough credits for a minor in History and have substitute taught Participation in Government, AP Government, grades 7 and 8 American History, Economics, AP Macroeconomics, grades 9 and 10 Global History and Geography (also taught Summer School), US History and Government, grades 5 (also tutored) and 6 Social Studies, War and Genocide, Psychology and Sociology. I have also prepared students to take the Global and US History Regents exams. Economics and Psychology are my weaker points.
Spanish Proficiency: I know the basics
I took through Spanish 4 and received college credit and a pass once I got to college. I have subbed Spanish 1-5. I aced the course every quarter and all local and Regents exams. I could assist adequately through level 2.
Special Education Proficiency: Experienced
I have worked with students from grades K-12 with Muscular Dystrophy, Down Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Asperger's, Tourette's, Epilepsy, Diabetes, speech impairment, hearing impairment, low vision, OCD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Bipolar, Cerebral Palsy and more. I have subbed for grades K-12 Special Ed. and worked temporarily as a Teacher of the Deaf at Summit.
Spelling Proficiency: I know the basics
I tutored a 3rd grader with Asperger's primarily providing assistance with Spelling homework. I also worked with Spelling when using my STAR Word Wall during student teaching. I have experience using Words Their Way. I have subbed grades 1-6 and given several Spelling tests and assignments. Additionally, I have subbed English Language Arts for grades 7-12.
Study Skills Proficiency: I know the basics
Study skills is one of the things taught in Resource. I have also prepared many students as a student teacher and as a tutor for the NYS Regents and NCLB Living Environment, Algebra, Math, English, Global History and Geography and US History and Government exams.
Tap Dancing Proficiency: Experienced
8 years at The Dance Shoppe including Junior Company preparation.
Teacher Cert Exams Proficiency: Experienced
Until the new exams take effect. LAST, ATSW both Elementary and Secondary, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, ATAS, Multi-Subject and Social Studies. You must purchase online practice test to take during a session if available.
Test Preparation Proficiency: Experienced
Prior experience preparing students for Living Environment, Science, Algebra, Math, English, Global History and Geography and US History and Government exams.
Testing Skills Proficiency: I know the basics
Prior experience preparing students for Living Environment, Science, Algebra, Math, English, Global History and Geography and US History and Government exams. Can assist with test-taking strategies and study skills.
Testing Strategies Proficiency: I know the basics
Prior experience preparing students for Living Environment, Science, Algebra, Math, English, Global History and Geography and US History and Government exams. Can assist with test-taking strategies.
World History Proficiency: Experienced
I am a certified New York State teacher in Social Studies 7-12. I student taught Hearing Impaired Resource Room pushing into, co-teaching and re-teaching grade 9 Global History and Geography. I student taught grades 9 and 10 Global History and Geography preparing D/deaf and Hard of Hearing students for the Regents exam especially the DBQ. I taught grades 9 and 10 Global History and Geography in Summer School. I have substitute taught grades 9 and 10 Global History and Geography, grade 6 Social Studies, prepared students to take the Global Studies Regents exam and tutored grade 6 Social Studies.
Writing Proficiency: I know the basics
For a detailed explanation of how I can assist you with Writing, please see the Grammar, Composition and English sections. I can also assist by typing pre-written papers or help with resumes and college application essays. I will not write papers for you though!
Writing Skills Proficiency: I know the basics
Please see Writing. Thank-you!

All Subjects I Tutor

  • ACT
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Algebra I
  • American History
  • Ballet
  • Basic Learning Skills
  • Communications
  • Composition
  • Dyslexia
  • Elementary
  • Elementary Grammar
  • Elementary Math
  • Elementary Phonics
  • Elementary Reading
  • Elementary Science
  • Elementary Social Studies
  • Elementary Study Skills
  • Elementary Vocabulary
  • English
  • GED
  • Geography
  • Government
  • Grammar
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Homework Help
  • Jazz Dancing
  • Language Arts
  • Life Science
  • Math
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Algebra
  • PSAT
  • Reading
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Resume Writing
  • SAT - Math
  • SAT - Verbal
  • Sign Language
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Spelling
  • Study Skills
  • Tap Dancing
  • Teacher Cert Exams
  • Test Preparation
  • Testing Skills
  • Testing Strategies
  • World History
  • Writing
  • Writing Skills