- Teaches students:
- Ages 8+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- August 1999
I married my husband on June 28, 1997. We have four children. Our oldest daughter was born on August 15, 2001 and was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. I quit working to stay home and devote more time to her and her needs. In 2003 we had boy/girl twins and life took on a hectic business. As they grew older, I decided to homeschool my brood. We moved from Colorado to Indiana to be closer to my husband’s ailing mother and the slower pace of life has allowed me time to cultivate my interest in gardening, cooking, and sewing! In 2013, we traveled to China and adopted our second daughter with Down Syndrome.
PLEASE NOTE: I SPECIALIZE IN WORKING WITH KIDS WHO HAVE LEARNING DEFICIENCIES AND WHO ARE STRUGGLING TO KEEP UP IN SCHOOL. I will be more than happy to assess your child and let you know if I am the right tutor for you, but will also be honest with you and tell you when you should pursue someone who works with the more on track child or those who need someone face face.
Independent Home Based Tutor for struggling student
I provide input on IEP's, dyslexia assessments, Orton Gillingham based instruction, and rigorous academic reading, math, science, history, and language instruction to help children meet current state testing standards.
Tutor Students in Conversational English via Skype
Tutor high school students for ACT/SAT prep and English compositions out of my home twice a week.
Tutor Kindergarten through high school students using the Orton Gillingham method in reading, writing, and spelling.
Substitute Teacher in K-6th grade classrooms, but predominantly in special education classrooms
First Grade classroom teacher
Lead First Grade Teacher
Intermediate and Advanced
Picture Exchange System Certified through ABA
Level 1, Level 2, and Testing Certified
Excellent teacher, excellent lesson. Very helpful and patient. My son really enjoys working with her. I definitely recommend her to anyone.
Heather is a gift. She is patient and wise. I plan to work with her for a long time.
She was absolutely phenomenal. Her patience and method of teaching are out of this world. 10/10!
Heather has a very good personality. She is knowledgeable and very friendly. We really appreciate her help. Definitely recommend!
Heather is amazing. She is focused and knows her material well. My daughter enjoys the time spent learning with her. She cares about her students. I would definitely recommend her. Keep up the good work!