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Tutor profile: Grace O.

Grace O.
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About Grace

About Grace
I graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Excelsior College. Currently, I am working at Harmony Services with adults who have developmental disabilities. At Harmony, I teach different skills and assist adults in becoming more integrated into society. There are many different skills and aids I use to teach. For example, I integrate storytelling to reach out to every student. I also show visual aids, especially during social skills time, to make the classes easy to understand. My future aspiration is to become a leader in the...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I have taught at Harmony for over a year. I also tutored a high school student whose development was delayed for over two years. Lastly, I was a teacher’s assistant for Strivright, Auditory Oral School of NY.
Excelsior College
Bachelor's Degree
2021 - 2021
Touro College
Associate's Degree
2018 - 2021

Work Experience

Work Experience
Gesher Yehuda Special Education High Schooled, Tutor
2020 - Present
▪ Tutor 9th grade boy with cognitive processing difficulties and developmental delays several times weekly on English, writing, grammar, and math
Harmony Services, Teacher for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
2020 - Present
▪ Teach special needs adults basic life, survival, academic, and social skills through a modality approach ▪ Encourage independence to complete class work through motivation and praise
Strivright Auditory Oral School of NY, Teacher's Assistant
2020 - 2020
▪ This experience was initially part of an Internship in Psychology course and required a 50-hour commitment ▪ Hired by the institution post-course completion to continue servicing the children ▪ Responsibilities included: o Trained and utilized an ‘auditory oral approach’ when interacting with the children o Helped 11 children with hearing loss, auditory processing disorder, or cognitive disabilities by providing direction, instruction, and intervention
Yaldeinu Special Education School for Children with Autism and Special Needs, Community Habilitation Counselor
2019 - 2020
▪ Worked with a 10-year-old girl who had mild autism on basic life skills including: o Safety - crossing the street safely, avoiding strangers o Social skills - maintaining eye contact, engaging in appropriate conversation, and avoiding verbal tics o Academic - homework completion, reading practice, language improvement
Mir Yeshiva After-School Program, Assistant Teacher
2018 - 2019
▪ Monitored and played with 15 nursery and kindergarten aged children ▪ Co-created and implemented a social skills children’s program to improve emotion regulation and interpersonal skills ▪ Created and implemented child-friendly projects aimed at increasing fine and gross motor development
Touro College, Work Study Assistantship in Financial Aid Department - Office Manager
2018 - 2019
▪ Helped students apply for financial aid through TAP, FAFSA, and PELL ▪ Scanned documents, filed papers, photocopied materials ▪ Led financial literacy groups and student advisement hours
Metropolitan Developmental Center, Community Habilitation Counselor
2018 - 2018
▪ Worked with a blind 30-year-old woman and assisted her across various daily living activities: o Accompanied client to medical appointments o Worked with client to complete academic and medical applications o Explained client written prompts on college assignments o Supported client with meal preparations and basic house chores
Ateret Avot, Senior Living Home
2014 - 2018
Volunteer Work ▪ Visited local senior living center on Saturday to provide companionship and a listening ear ▪ Prepared and delivered holiday care packages ▪ Baked and delivered fresh pastries for the residents to enjoy during my visits
Jersey Boy's Preschool, Summer Counselor
2017 - 2017
▪ Supervised and interacted with 15 four-year-old children ▪ Was responsible for all areas of child safety, activities, and learning curriculum

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