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J
John
« Maria is my daughter and a very special person. I am so proud of... More »
J
John
« Maria is my daughter and a very special person. I am so proud of her. She has been helping special needs children for several years. She is smart, patient, easy to get along with and a great Teacher. »
$22/h
1st lesson free!
Verified teacher profile
Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Maria
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Academic help for reading
  • Special needs - Autism
  • Special needs - Asperger's Syndrome
Levels
  • All Levels

Current Special Education paraprofessional in Northwest Suburbs of Chicago and efficient in reading.

Methodology

My philosophy of education is three-fold. With my background in sociology and social work, I tend to side with the reconstructionism, the developmentalism, and the behaviorism philosophy of education. The reconstructionism philosophy of education calls to change society from the bottom up, to push for an education that will create a better society. The developmentalism philosophy of education surrounds the idea that children mature physically, emotionally, cognitively and socially, passing through orderly, sequential stages of development. The behaviorism philosophy of education calls for rewarding positive behavior and sanctioning negative behavior.

Background

! I’m Maria and am currently working for the Special Education District of Lake County as a TA. I have been working in the special education field since graduating college. I have worked at three schools and one residential facility. I received my bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a minor in Social Work from Elmhurst College. I am currently enrolled in the MAT of Special Education from National Louis University.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $22/h

Details

If cancellation is less than 24hrs before start of lesson, you will be charged $10 for that lesson.

Lessons offered by Maria
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Academic help for reading
  • Special needs - Autism
  • Special needs - Asperger's Syndrome
Levels
  • All Levels

Maria's resume

Education
National Louis University 2019-Present Special Education Master of Arts
Chicago, Illinois

Elmhurst College 2014-2016 Sociology Bachelor of Arts
Elmhurst, Illinois Social Work Minor

Harper College 2010-2014
Palatine, IL

William Fremd High School 2005-2009
Palatine, IL

Licensure

Certifications

Work Experience
May 2019 – Present SEDOL
Gages Lake, IL
Paraprofessional
- ISBE Substitute Teaching License, Lake County (2383032) 06/2017-06/2022
o Current number of Sub Hours: 344.50
- Work with classroom teachers to deliver instruction to students in the areas of
o Academics
o Communication
o Life skills
- Implement CPI techniques when required

January 2018 – May 2019 Connections Academy East
Lake Forest, IL
Program Assistant
- ISBE Substitute Teaching License, Lake County (2383032) 06/2017-06/2022
o Current number of Sub Hours: 344.50
- Assist teacher and reinforce the instruction taught in the classroom to students
o Go over lessons with students individually
o Answer questions
o Grade assignments
- Implement CPI techniques when required

June 2017 – January 2018 Alexander Leigh Center for Autism
McHenry, IL
1:1 Instructor
- ISBE Substitute Teaching License, McHenry County (2383032) 06/2017-06/2022
- Work with classroom teachers to deliver instruction to students in the areas of
o Academics
o Communication
o Life skills
- Interpret data and behavior intervention plans
- Implement PCM techniques when required

November 2016 – June 2017 Maryville Academy
Bartlett, IL
Youth Care Worker
- Provide individual and group instruction in social living skills, independent living skills, vocational and job-related skills, appropriate touch, anger management skills, maintenance and hygiene skills, academic and study skills, and recreation activities
- Document Medicaid services, complete Unusual Incident Reports
- Participate in individual and treatment team meetings and treatment team decisions regarding the program and assigned youth
o Provide information to the team which will then inform the team on decisions about client care
- Assist with youth processing of events and emotions in a confidential manner in all behavioral areas
- Implement Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) techniques when required

Organizations
Elmhurst College Kappa Kappa Gamma
-Recruitment Counselor – Fall Formal Recruitment 2016
Office of Student Activities – student worker
Fitness Center – student worker
William Fremd High School Cross Country
Soccer

Reviews on Maria
  • 5/5

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1 recommendation

J
John

Maria is my daughter and a very special person. I am so proud of her. She has been helping special needs children for several years. She is smart, patient, easy to get along with and a great Teacher.

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