About Beth S.

Beth teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: 2007
Last sign in: Within a month

Overview

My favorite part of teaching has always been watching a student suddenly take off with a skill, sometimes after hours or weeks of slow progress. The joy and pride a child feels when they “get it,” when their hard work starts to pay off, is exciting and rewarding. The first part of my job as a tutor is to convince students that “Smart is not something you are. Smart is something you get.” Also known as a “growth mindset,” this belief can drive students to keep trying and keep working when faced with a challenging task. My job is to set tasks that are just hard enough to meet a student where they are now and take them to the next level. I believe that if students get the right kind of instruction, and understand their role in improving their skills, they can learn almost anything!

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Experience

Special Education Teacher
Aug 2010 - Present
Wachusett Regional School District

In this position, I teach students from grades K-8 with a range of disabilities, including specific learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, and communication disabilities. I teach math and all facets of reading and writing.

Education

M.Ed. Severe Special Education
Jan 2007 - Dec 2009
Lesley University
B.S. Psychology and Elementary Education
Sep 1999 - May 2004
Northeastern University

Languages Spoken

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Assistive Technology Professional (ATP)
Jul 2015
Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America

Certification granted to assistive technology experts who pass a national exam and work in the field of assistive technology, choosing and implementing technology for clients and providing training.

Orton-Gillingham
Dec 2014
Children's Dyslexia Center of MA

Associate Level training in multi-sensory reading, which included 100 hours of supervised tutoring practicum, provided by an IMSLEC-accredited trainer.

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