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Leanna delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2001

Leanna has been teaching since 2001 and is currently available to teach lessons at online. Leanna has helped adult and school age students improve their English pronunciation and grammar, writing, including essays and research papers for high school and community college, functional reading and math skills.

Leanna received ESL training at British Council in 2017 where she received a certificate to teach English to adults (CELTA) also in 2011 she earned a certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Students of Other Languages). Further, Leanna attended the University of Phoenix, in Phoenix, AZ and earned her masters in Special Education.

As an expert in her field of academic tutoring and special education, Leanna looks forward to helping new students, adults and children, achieve their goals both academic and professional.

Leanna loves teaching because she loves helping people. She loves to encourage people; she sincerely believes that we all have the potential to be and do more. Finally, she enjoys seeing people reach their goals, be it a high school diploma, associate degree or finally earning the grade they want in school. If you are looking for someone that will not only help you improve your skills but also push you to be your best, then you've found that person!

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Experience

Special Education Teacher
Aug 2001 - Present
Various Schools

Works with students k - adult, providing small group instruction and support in reading, spelling, writing, math, and science. Most students were also ESL learners.

Clinician
Jun 2008 - Aug 2009
Lindamood Bell

Worked one to one with students from ages 5 to adult on reading, spelling, phonics, and writing in summer intensive program.

Education

CELTA, Teaching English to Adults and Children
Jul 2017 - Aug 2017
British Council
Masters in Special Education, Mild to Moderate Disabilities
Jun 2001 - May 2003
University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ

Languages

Arabic
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Special Education Teacher
May 2003
Arizona Department of Education

Licenses to work as a special education teacher with students experiencing mild to moderate disabilities.

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7 Reviews

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Jenita Mar 13, 2018
Phonics · In home

She is awesome, on time and very professional. I really appreciated her insight and ideas which gave me the ability and tools to thrive on my own. Thank you so much Mrs. Leanna. I'll never forget you! Amen.

nada Mar 13, 2018
Phonics · In home

Leanna can teach simple to complex concepts in a seeming less manner. she has worked across age groups .

Brandon Mar 13, 2018
Math · In studio

I have first hand knowledge of the professionalism and of the dedication of Mrs. Leanna! I have witnessed her execute teaching techniques that have assisted in moving students 1 to 2 grade levels academically. Leanna’s skills paired with her scaffolding of instructional techniques is invaluable when moving students toward a stronger understanding within a given subject.

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Walaa Amro Mar 13, 2018
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You are a ver good teacher I think that all the students will like you and see you as the best , I wish you all the best.

Melissa Mar 13, 2018
ESL · In studio

Leanna worked closely with me for a few years in kindergarten. She assisited me with IEP’s and modifying the curriculum when needed.
Her knowledge, patience and attentiveness to each student is phenomenal.
Thank you Leanna !

Quiana Mar 13, 2018
ESL · Online

Talk about a passionate soul! Leanna is just that! She has a heart for helping and making sure everyone succeeds. She’s patient and willing to meet you were you are to ensure your success. She is the type of educational advocate the world needs!

Khulood Mar 13, 2018
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You are one of awesome teacher i met. I am sure the students will like your teaching as usually you are. Wish the best for you :)

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