Rebecca K. of Castle Rock CO USA Tutor Profile

Tutor Personal Information

Name: Rebecca K.
Gender: Female   Age: 31-40
Tutoring Style and/or Experience

I believe the purpose of education is to prepare our children for the future so that they may prosper in todays society. In the realm of special education the students have a variety of abilities. The goal of special education is to take these abilities and make them work in the society the individual chooses. Therefore as a special educator I believe it is my purpose to look for the strengths in all and prepare them to thrive throughout life with as much independence as possible.

I am a licensed special education teacher that firmly believes that each child has a unique individualized way of learning. Therefore we must individualize the way we teach. I have been a special education teacher for 3 years and love watching each student grow.

I have experience working with children of all ability levels. I work with the general education population, students with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disabilities, and much more!

My Philosophy is listed below:

I do not believe that children with special needs, nor those in the general curriculum, can be taught through a mode of rote memorization. It is my belief that all children need to touch, feel, hear and visualize what they are learning. They must be able to take a piece of information and make a connection into their own lives.

I want to encourage all of my students to reach their fullest potential. I want to challenge each individual on a daily basis. I want them to be able to recognize their strengths and know when to utilize the resources around them. There is no end to any individuals success. Once we stop believing that a child can grow as an individual is the day they cease to exist.

In the words of Marian Wright Edelman, If we dont stand up for children, then we dont stand for much.

Tutoring Fee and Tutors Availability

Grades Tutored: Pre-K / Kindergarten, Elementary, High School
Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Contract Availability: Long Term or Open-Ended Tutoring Commitments.
Tutoring Rates: $30.00 to $55.00
Sliding Scale: This tutor offers a sliding scale for students with economic hardships.

Tutor Background

Time Spent Tutoring: 3-5 years
Students Tutored: 10-25 students
Special/Focus Groups: Learning Disabilities
Educational Level: Masters
Major: Special Education
School: National-Louis University
2006-2007 Excellence in Education Award Recipient
2006 & 2007 Champions P.R.I.D.E Award Recipient (All Area Employee of the Year)
2005-2007 Champions Area Mentor
2006-2007 Power of Presentation Award Recipient
Teacher Certification: No