I believe every student is capable of learning and succeeding in his academic goals. This is how I approach each lesson. I make sure I provide opportunities for success so the student leaves the lesson with a boost of confidence and encouragement.
I enjoy working with students in grades K-8. I believe that all students are entitled to learn. Each child is unique and is at a different reading level. There is much to learn in life. I look forward to meeting you.
I adapt instruction based upon curriculum-based assessments and address individual educational plans and goals to meet the needs of my students. I provide all students with a positive learning experience through verbal praise and encouragement in order to enhance self confidence in their abilities to learn new skills.
Dr. Melissa Williamson Educational Background • Des Moines University, B.S. in Medical Science Born in Orlando, Florida, Melissa grew up on the Space Coast, enjoying the beach and Space Shuttle launches from NASA. Driven, Melissa graduated from medical school in 1996 and practiced as a podiatric surgeon in Illinois.
My teaching method is very hands on. I start by taking an interest survey to see what my student is interested in and what they find easy/difficult about the subject(s) I will be teaching them. This allows me to do two things. One, see what my students enjoy and like to learn about. Two, it tells me what their confidence level in the subject at hand, and what they may need to work on.
I am a retired teacher/case manager and a Grandma. My grandchildren are the light of my life and I have always loved working with children. I enjoy camping, traveling, movies, reading, cooking, baking and most of all, my family. I Graduated from WSU River Falls with a Bachelor of Science degree (elementary ed. major and music minor).
Most of the clients that I have tutored have some kind of cognitive deficit. I am familiar with the kinds of problems common to ADHD - sustaining focus, selectively focusing, poor concentration, inability to sustain attention, etc. I am also familiar with the kinds of agents, that is, stimulants, that ADHD patients have. (There are actually lots of new medications available now for this disorder.
My teaching methods will be based in part on diagnosis, in part via assessement of how well children can learn, strong and weak areas, teaching study skills and building on current strengths. Teaching methods are based around a variety of modalities (including Kinesthetic) and are solultion focused and aimed on positive growth.
I love working with students with exceptional needs, great interpersonal skills. love to integrate your interest into the learning experience. Teaching experience pre-K - 8th grade (classes will be for pre-K to 3rd grade).
I base my teaching method on informal testing to determine skill level of my students. I also talk to parents to find out their goals for their children. I believe that learning can and should be fun, and I use a lot of teacher made manipulatives.
My teaching methodology focuses on collaboration, strategic planning and intentional goal setting. Parents and students are my greatest partners in an academic relationship. When reviewing IEPs, school agendas and family goals, I want to ensure buy in from all stakeholders and develop tutoring strategies that promote life-long learning and skill replication for the student within the classroom.
I have successfully used structured, multi sensory teaching techniques to help students in grades K-12 learn how to read. My energy and enthusiasm is contagious and builds confidence and desire to learn. I am highly creative and have the ability to motivate struggling learners.
I incorporate adaptive lessons and group learning experiences to meet the unique needs of students. I believe in developing rapport and building trust, to encourage independence in students. I use multi-sensory teaching techniques in the areas of math and reading. I work 1:1 and in small groups with students on sight word recognition, phonetic awareness, and reading accuracy and fluency.
My teaching method is to building relationships with students. When you build relationships then everything else fall in place. I will use the first meeting to get to know the student and see where I can meet them on their level.
I am an experienced tutor, and I love to help the kids as much as I can, but I also encourage them to think and solve the problems on their own. This is how they gain confidence in themselves. I help them to read a passage, but then give them a chance to read on their own.
I believe tapping into the specific learning needs of the student is key to overall success. Every child is unique! My goal is to assess every learner and create challenging and achievable academic goals. I help them feel excited about learning.
My teaching method is I use is called the gradual release model. The gradual release model is the I do (Teaching/Mini-lesson/the teacher teaches a new skill or strategy), We do (Group-work/the teacher and students together to practice the skill or strategy taught) and You do (Independent work/the students work alone practicing the skill or strategy).
My teaching method depends on the individual student. I am a certified learnining disabilities teacher consultant who is eligible to test your child to determine their disability if needed. I am a strong believer that the student should be comfortable in their environment for learning to evolve correctly. I am familiar and trained in multiple reading programs and math.
As a teacher I work to meet the needs of all my students. I first get to know my students by presenting them with an interest inventory and a diagnostic assessment. From the information that each student provides, I am best able to design lessons that are engaging and purposefully designed.
My teaching methods are very hands-on and consist of lots of visual imagery and interactive learning techniques. I try to use a wide range of diverse teaching approaches. My primary consideration is based on the individual needs of each and every student. I find it highly important to integrate both teacher and student-lead practices into each lesson.
All strategies will accommodate the whole student and not just the labeled special needs. Lessons will be tailored to each individual students depending on the needs. The first lesson will establish levels of where the student is and what modalities are best suited for students.
I use 5 Orton Gillingham programs,all of which I own. I take knowledge from all of the and keep a strict stucture of sequential lessons that are creative and multisensory.
My classes are engaging, interactive, and fun! I use data to drive my instruction and differentiate instruction for each of my students. I carefully plan each lesson based on student needs and current educational standards.
The S.E.E. program is a multisensory comprehensive reading therapy that includes writing skills, spelling rules, reading comprehension, blends, beginning sounds, word families, phonics and whole language. The program teaches until mastery and was written by Dr. Joyce Pickering and Orton-Gillingham.
I start my first tutoring session by giving a learning survey to see what type of learner the student is. My lessons are a mix of games, instruction, written and oral work. I am patient and knowledgeable, but at the same time expect my students to be the best they can be.
I have 3 years of experience with Elementary and Special Needs children. I am very patient and enjoy helping my students excel. My students have fun while they study and are always proud of their progress. I try to encourage a genuine interest in any subject studied.
My teaching methodology is multi-sensory (Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic, Tactile), systematic and cumulative. I also use synthetic and analytic instruction while using diagnostic teaching. Finally, I use direct instruction: the inferential learning of any concept cannot be taken for granted.
I use a lot of interactive hands on methods to learning. I believe in tailoring the instruction to meet the child's needs. Finding what fits the learning style of a child and creating lessons to fit their needs is key to their success in learning.
In my classroom, I work with students one-on-one or in small groups whenever possible, especially in reading. This allows me to better get to know the students individual needs, strengths, and interests. I believe one-on-one tutoring is a great way to help students achieve the goals that they might not be meeting in the classroom.
I approach each student individually. A quick assessment in reading, writing and math will give me an idea of the student's needs. I have used a variety of methods addressing reading including Slingerland, Lindamood-Bell and others that include a mult -sensory approach. Not only do my students improve academically, they have a renewed self confidence.
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