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Jun
19
Tutor Of The Month: Peggy Dunleavy!

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Peggy Dunleavy has been a learning disability educator specializing in reading and written instruction for the past 36 years. She was nominated three times in her career for Teacher of the Year at her school. She holds the following teaching certificates: in Elementary K-6 at the Bachelors level, in Interrelated instruction, Emotional and Behavior Disorders and in teaching the Mentally Impaired at the Masters level. At the Specialist level, (2 years beyond her Masters) she holds certifications in both Reading and Leadership. She recently retired from Gwinnett County Schools in June of 2021. During the summer, she completed 40 additional hours of training for Applied Behavior Analysis tea...


Mar
23
Individualized Education

Individualized education is not only for students in Special Ed, it's for everyone! The team here at Teachers As Tutors understands that every student learns best in a different way. Whether that be visual, auditory, reading & writing, or kinesthetic, during our intakes we get to learn about the students and take into account all of their needs in order to create an tutoring plan for each individual student.


Visual- Visual learners are able to retain information when it’s presented to them charts, graphs, pictures and more.


Auditory- As you may have guessed, this is referring to those who learn by listening to information being presented. These learners tend to do well in groups, lecture...


Feb
10
We Are More Than Just a Tutoring Service!

Our Friendly and Highly Qualified Teachers!


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Teachers as Tutors can not only tutor your child to be successful, we can also be advocates for your child. We can advise you before your next IEP or parent meeting. We can also attend meetings to advocate in-person! For more information call: 470-546-3320




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
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
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.











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Feb
16
Experienced Special Education Teachers as Advocates!





Walk- in with Experience at yourside!


• 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 teacheritutor 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 serivice 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 accomodations 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 yo...


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