PURPOSE & MISSION
EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE IN THE FOLLOWING:
For many students there is not enough time during the school day to reach their full potential. Once students reach high school they usually experience a huge transition; the subjects become more difficult, the demand becomes more stressful and the amount of work can be overwhelming.
Regular education students and students with special needs go through many emotional and physical changes in high school, and for each child the experience is different. The "hand holding" of middle school is gone and the word "independence" acquires a whole new meaning. There are many times a child needs an advocate to speak for his or her needs -- this is where I come in; I have dedicated myself to helping educate children for 30 years. This is my opportunity to help your child "REACH FOR THE STARS"
WHO I AM
I have taught Special Education and co-taught regular education classes in the public schools system for 30 years, grades 9-12 plus transition years. I am highly qualified in all history classes offered in public school. I have co-taught English 9-12 and World Civilization, Western Civilization, Civics, World Issues, US History, Prejudice Reductions courses, study skills, and have been running a Learning Center for 30 years. As a special educator I can offer your child an individualized menu of study strategies in hopes of reaching success, which leads to self esteem and continued growth. I have a BS in comprehensive special education, am certified to teach pre-school through secondary school, and a MS in comprehensive special education.
WHAT I CAN OFFER
I work with students on study skills, organizational skills, writing papers, how to take notes, time management and reinforce what they have, learned or have not learned, at school. You as the parent have the option to have me involved in your child's educational process, I can email and plan appropriate expectations with the teacher and the student and develop a plan of attack to ensure your child receives and learns how he or she best learns.
After many years of writing and implementing IEP's, I also can review your child's IEP and help meet its goals and objectives, or perhaps suggest some changes. I can attend the PPT's and keep in contact with your child's school case manager or guidance counselor. Whether there is and IEP in place or your child has a 504, I have years of experience in both.
(203) 889 - 8133