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Tessa R.
Experienced teacher, specializing in special education
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About Tessa
I attended Washington State University for my Bachelor's Degree in Communication, and the University of Washington Tacoma for my Master's Degree in Education with a focus in Special Education. I have been a teacher for five years, working in Tacoma, Washington, as well as at an international school in La Paz, Bolivia. My main focus when tutoring is to consistently check for understanding and to make sure that I am pushing my students while providing the support that they need.
Teaching Experience
I have been a teacher for almost five years and have worked in a variety of schools with different needs, including low-income students, students with learning disabilities, and students in a private international school. I have also tutored students with special learning needs including ADD/ADHD, and autism.
Education
University of Washington
Education - Special Education
Master's Degree
2013 - 2015
Washington State University
Communication
Bachelor's Degree
2008 - 2012
Work Experience
American Cooperative School Calvert, Teacher
2017 - 2018
I taught third grade in an American international school. There, I worked with students from a variety of backgrounds and helped to push those who needed a challenge, while supporting students who needed extra help. I also assisted in the restructuring of the Learning Lab for special education students, where I collaborated with the classroom teacher and parents to write individualized education plans and set specific learning goals for 16 students.
Franklin Pierce School District, Teacher
2013 - 2017
In Franklin Pierce School District, I collaborated on a teaching team for three years to plan and implement high quality lesson plans for our third grade students. This included providing additional support to students who needed extra help understanding certain concepts.
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