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Sep
26
Orton - Gillingham trained teacher & IEP Advocate!









Courtney Toribio







As an educator and tutor, I have over 18 years of experience working with children with special needs and elementary/middle school students.















I am highly skilled in teaching struggling readers and am certified in Elementary and Special Education, as well as Orton Gillingham trained. I am experienced with developing and implementing goals to enhance student achievement. I can collaborate with teachers, child study teams, and parents for students with autism, learning disabilities, developmental delays, and behavioral issues. I consider myself a kindhearted and empathetic professional who develops hands-on lessons and differentiates instruction to meet the needs of each individu...

Sep
26
From Lori Spencer....

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I started this company in 2017 after almost 19 years in public education working with students with special needs. As a special education teacher I never felt like I was truly helping children in the way they deserved to be helped. There were just too many obstacles in the way. Some of these obstacles were large class sizes, paperwork limiting the time with my students, and limited staff. It was frustrating and I became unhappy. I had a dream to be able to work with a student one-on-one, focusing on his/her individualized needs; tailoring a plan just right for the student. There is nothing like seeing that aha moment in a child's eye!


Teachers as Tutors has grown and we have many wonderful ne...


Sep
26
Welcome Heidi Driscoll (Special Educatoin/Math)




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As an Educator, with more than 20 years’ experience, working with students is what I enjoy most. My background is in grades 5-10 mathematics and in K-12 special education.








Along with teaching, I have tutoring experience, several years of STEM experience, and hands on experience using multiple different curricula. Each child is an individual with their own specific needs. My goal is to give them the most positive and productive experience that you and they could possibly hope for. Let Heidi be your child’s advocate! Call for more details.








Tutors in our Alpharetta Office; In-home in the Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Duluth, Roswell, and Milton areas, Also tutors online.











HEIDI E DRISCOLL




Sep
26
IEP Advocacy








IEP Supports:


• Schedule a tutor to attend an IEP meeting. We were special education teachers that had experience writing IEP's and running IEP meetings


• Schedule a timeslot to have one of our certified special education teacher/tutor to help you prepare for an IEP meeting.












Experience during IEP Meetings:


Our tutors were teachers and we know what goes into an IEP. A service we provide is going into the meeting as an IEP member. We can help you walk through the meeting page by page to be sure all services and accommodations are covered. We can also be in your court / on your side and will ask questions that will not intimidate the school staff but will help you get the best plan f...


Oct
20
Advocacy For Students With IEP's

Walk-in with experience at yourside!


Courtney is an educator with 18 years of experience working with students with special needs. She is certified in Elementary and Special Education. Courtney has written many IEP's and faciliated many IEP meetings, so she knows what goes into an IEP. She is a wonderful tutor, but two other services she can provide are consulting with parents before an IEP meeting, and attending meetings with the parents.


Courtney can go into the meeting as an IEP member. She can walk through the meeting page by page to be sure all services and accomodations are covered. She can be in your court / on your side and will ask questons that will not intimidate the school staff, b...


Sep
22
WELCOME OUR NEW TEACHERS/TUTORS!

In Their Own Words:


Courtney Toribio


"As an educator and tutor, I have over 18 years of experience working with children with special needs and elementary/middle school students. I am highly-skilled in teaching struggling readers and am certified in Elementary and Special Education, as well as Orton Gillingham trained. I am experienced with developing and implementing goals to enhance student achievement. I can collaborate with teachers, child study teams, and parents for students with autism, learnng disabilities, developmental delays, and behavioral issues, I consider myself a kindhearted and empathetic professional who develops hands-on lessons and differentiates instruction to meet the nee...


Jul
14
Facilitated Peer Support Group for Parents that have Children with Disabilities

Our Facilitator:


Lori Spencer is a mom with a child that was diagnosed with a disability 18 years ago. She understands the fears and uncertainty parents goes through to help their child excel within their disability.

Lori has facilitated many support groups with the goal that everyone will have a chance to share equally and that feedback from others will be solution driven. You will not only feel supported by peers, but experiences will be shared, so you will feel you have options to help your child.


Lori is also a certified special education teacher that taught school for 19 years. She taught a self-contained classroom for 8 years for children with mild and moderate disabilities. She was not...


Jul
07
IEP Support and Advocacy

Struggling with navigating through the system to help your child with an IEP? We are certified special education teachers that worked in public schools for many years. We have written and implimented many IEP's. We know the system, and can help guide you along the way. Call us at 404-542-2795


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Mar
27
From LaDonna Cohen, an Occupational Therapist...

As we are sheltering in place, here are some sensory activities that can help you. They are fun and can address sensory needs for you and your child. I wish you and yours good health.



  • Wall Push-Ups: Tape hands, bunny paws, or dog paws on the wall at child's shoulder height. Have your child do push-ups on the wall where the items are. 10 times is agood number or more if your child wants. Your child can also hop and/or skip over to the paws or hands before doing push-ups.

  • Rubber Bands: Your child can wrap rubber bands around plastic eggs, tennis balls, or paper rolls. After wraping around the objects, have the child pull objects apart. This will provide resistance to the fingers and hands.

  • Hop Sc...

Mar
27
WALK-IN WITH EXPERIENCE AT YOUR SIDE! (Advocacy)

IEP Supports:


At Teachers as Tutors Tutoring all of our tutors were IEP casemanagers at one time, and have vast experience at writing IEP's. We have taken the information from student's Pscyhological Reports and developed an IEP plan with parents, to help their children succeed. All of our teachers are certified teachers, like your child's casemanager in your school.


Experience during IEP Meetings:


A service we can provide is going into the meeting as an IEP member. We can help you walk through the meeting page by page to be sure all services and accommodations are covered. We can also be in your court / on your side and will ask questions that will not intimidate the school staff, but will hel...


we are happy to answer any questions: