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Oct
04
Welcome Melissa Berry! Handwriting skills and Social Skills! Let her be Your Advocate!




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Melissa Berry


In her own words:







I have over 20 years of experience as an educator; including working as a certified elementary education teacher and a special education teacher; as well as my ESOL certification. I have experience in Special Education Resource classrooms as well as Self Contained classroom. I love teaching and love to see students feeling successful! In the classroom, I used small groups and one on one time to support students. I break down material in fun and manageable ways during a lesson. Reading is a passion and I enjoy teaching it.








I have been trained on the S.P.I.R.E program; a reading readiness program. When teaching writing, I like teaching not only content but the mech...


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...


Oct
27
Welcome Peggy Engelman!

Welcome to our newest teacher, Peggy Engleman! Peggy has taught special education in the public schools for 31 years. During her tenure, Peggy received Teacher of the Year 3 different times! Please read her message below:


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My name is Peggy Engelman. I am a mother of four adult children and grandmother to six children ranging in age from newborn to thirteen. I am originally from the New York area but have lived in Georgia for the past 21 years.


I have been teaching special education in the public schools for 31 years. My experience ranges from teaching children from kindergarten age through grade 6 as well as teaching high school equivalency classes. I am certified at the Bachelors level in Re...


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.











HEIDI E DRISCOLL




Jun
24
We can tutor in Spanish and French/ELA through college!

Teachers as Tutors offers tutoring in Spanish and French!




  1. Nse. Utuk has degrees in chemistry (summa cum laude) and in political science with an international relations concentration. She has taught in public and private schools in Georgia and public schools in Michigan. Nse. has covered various subjects, Spanish K-12, ELA for 6-12, economics, among others. She has tutored in mathematics, reading, the social sciences, pure sciences, and foreign languages. Nse has committed almost half her life to helping children realize their potential scholastically and is proud to join the team to continue to do so!



Tutors ELA, Spanish, French middle school through college.



Tutors online.




Oct
20
WELCOME CALEB SOONG - MATH TUTOR

Meet Caleb Soong


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Extraordinary Math Tutor




"Behind the 4.0 GPA on my master's degree transcript, you would have never thought that I had been a C student from middle school to Grade 11, then my whole studying attitude drastically changed. "


"So what happened...? It was all because of ONE new Math teacher in Grade 12. He took interest in me, and often offered me challenges to answer difficult questions in front of all my classmates. Being put under the spotlight, no joke...he really made me think hard! I will never forget that moment of felling of how a correct answer to a question matter. After receiving compliments for a couple of times after I had the correct answers, I felt an irresistible ...


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...


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