About Jacqueline M.

Jacqueline teaches: Ages 1 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: September 2002
Last sign in: 2 days ago


I am passionate about visual arts, photography and graphic/traditional art. I started taking pictures when I was 10 years old. I always loved everything about photography and design! I studied film and photography in college and then later Graphic Design.
I have over 10 years of experience working with the special needs population. I love to teach Art and Reading while helping students overcome learning difficulties. I focus on the strengths and talents in each student. I build confidence and self esteem in my students so they can overcome their challenges. When a student is confident in his/her abilities it can make a world of a difference in performance and of course increase their enjoyment in learning.
Away from work; I love movies, walking and reading.
Currently, I offer online tutoring and in-person sessions in NY.

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Site Supervisor
Mar 2013 - Present
Grand Canyon University

Supervising student teachers in the NY and NJ area.
I am a Mentor for students going through the student teaching process. While evaluating their teaching skills and presentation I encourage them to become the best teachers that they can be.

Photo Editor and Creator /Business Partner
Jan 2000 - Present

Company Partner; Coordinated and completed graphic and photography projects for various clients:
GCU University
Shanie Inc Newsletters

Aug 2006 - Jun 2014

Teaching in a 1:1 setting and/or in groups. The design and application of academic and behavioral programs, designed specifically for each student. Teaching begins after assessments and at different levels based upon the students' ability. Introduced visual/digital arts to special needs learners as a tool for self expression.I have been working for private agencies providing ABA therapy for children with Autism since 2006. I usually work in 1:1 setting and/or in groups. Part of my job criteria is to develop programs based on the student's IEP. The academic and behavioral programs are designed specifically for each student, breaking down skills into small steps.

Photo Editor/Photographer
Sep 1989 - Sep 2011
Long Island Board of Realtors

Photographing Real Estate; interiors and exteriors and edited publication.

Teacher/Arts Crafts
Sep 2002 - Aug 2005
The Crayon Box

Teaching Pre-k and preschool instruction. Lead activities in after school program. Managed art projects.

Jan 1986 - Feb 2005
NYC Board of Education

Assisted classroom teacher in special education classrooms; grades pre-k through 7th grade. 1:1 and small group instruction. Provided reading help and assessments. Photographer (upon principal's request) in school building of assemblies and holiday celebrations and candid photography of variety of school activities.

Managed Photography group instruction to motivate students to come to school; Taught black and white photography to students for Truancy prevention program.

Production Coordinator
Jan 1999 - Sep 2002

Managed and coordinated projects in art department of advertising agency. Focused computer graphics in Photoshop and worked as part of a team creating ideas for brochures and campaigns.


Master of Education
Sep 2005 - Aug 2007
Grand Canyon University
Bachelor of Arts & Sciences/minor-Graphic Design
Aug 2002 - Aug 2005
St. John's University

Languages Spoken

Limited Proficiency


NYS Teaching Visual Arts
Jan 2012

Visual arts -K-12

NYS Teaching birth -6th grade (extended by NYS)
Jan 2009

4 Reviews on Jacqueline M.

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Andrea - Mother of an elementary student Apr 20, 2016
· Phonics · In studio
Mrs. Jacqueline is a wonderful teacher. She is enthusiastic, caring and accessible. She used different reading strategies to help my son to learn the sounds of the letters and decode words, as well as to learn sight words.

Mrs. Jacqueline has high expectations for my son and he made a lot of progress in his pre-reading skills. She motivated my son to learn and as a result he was engage and eager to learn how to read.

Mrs. Jacqueline develop a good relation with my son and with me. She was always willing to send me updates on how my son was doing and giving me tips on how to help him at home. I am very happy with Mrs. Jacqueline teaching skills, I am looking forward for her to continue teaching my son in the near future.
John Sep 30, 2015
· Spelling · In home
Very helpful tutoring our son for spelling and reading during his kindergarten and 1st grade years. Recommended.
Rob I. Aug 8, 2015
· Reading · In home
Ms. Jacqueline has been of invaluable help in assisting me in my preparation and analyses of reading selections for students in grades 6-12. She is very well read, and possesses insight into theme, plot, and character development in works meaningful to teens and teens. Her guidance helped me prepare materials I was proud to present to my superior.
Lori J. Jan 28, 2015
· Photography · In studio
Ms. Jackie has inspired my 8 year old daughter to learn and practice photography. A discussion of camera features, function and visual ideas, would often be followed by a partnered shoot, and then a viewing and discussion of the photographs from the session. After each session, my daughter couldn't wait to take pictures again!
She also gave great feedback to me regarding my daughter's progress after each session.
Jacqueline Marinelli
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