Online English Tutorial And Special Education Tutorial

Online English Tutorial And Special Education Tutorial

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I am a graduate of Master of Arts in Education (Special Education). I’m a Special Education Teacher. I’ve worked with special children for 7 years. I’ve also worked as an Online English tutor to Japanese professionals for 8 years. As a SPED teacher,  I teach my students reading, writing, spelling, and functional math. I also help them enhance their self-help skills, cognitive skills, fine and gross motor skills. As an Online English tutor, I teach my students basic grammar, reading comprehension, conversational English, and pronunciation. I believe that my role as an educator is to assist my students to strengthen their abilities and achieve their learning goals. Further, I design my lesson plans based on the needs of the student and the areas that can still be enhanced and developed. I help my students to be confident in their skills, strive, build, bring out their strengths, and overcome their challenges. 

I find joy and fulfillment in being a teacher/tutor. To be in the education field feels less like a job but more of making a difference through teaching. I once read an anonymous quote that goes "Every child is different. They just unwrap their packages at different times." That is one of the most inspiring quotes that made me believe more that every individual has his or her strengths and weaknesses and that what makes every individual unique from one to the other. I strongly believe that as we continue to progress, thrive, and stay interested in what we want to learn, we will make this world a better place. 

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Los Angeles, CA 90012
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8 Reviews


  • Abigail Salindong

    Teacher Shari is an excellent teacher! She is kind-hearted, responsible and enthusiastic. She always performs her tasks diligently and makes sure that she cater to her students needs. She is friendly and easily gets along with her students. 🥰

  • Karen Quilente

    T. Shari is always well prepared for the day's lesson. She also goes the extra mile to make sure the lesson was understood by the student before moving on to the next one!

  • Brigitte Fuerzas

    Thorough and effective method of teaching.

  • Cora Magallanes

    Very focused

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I want to know the learning goals of my student, target skills, expectations, and the online platform that we will be using to conduct our lessons. From there, I will create lesson plans and individualized programs for a more organized and systematic method of teaching. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am a graduate of Master of Arts in Education (Special Education). I have 7 years of experience working as a Special Education (SPED) Teacher both one-on-one instruction and group class. I have 8 years of experience working as an online English tutor for Japanese professionals. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$ 17 per hour   

How did you get started teaching?

I was inspired by a book that I read when I was in college. The title of which is ONE CHILD by Torey L. Haden. It is a story about Torey, a SPED teacher who works closely with children with special needs, particularly those emotionally disturbed children. She has a student named Sheila who is exhibiting autistic features but is also exceptionally brilliant. Together, they developed a powerful and moving story of how a teacher like Torey can see something special in Sheila. This book made an impact on me that motivated me more to pursue a degree in Education. I wanted to be like Torey. A teacher who recognizes the strengths of her students despite their weaknesses. The second factor was my experience working with special children during my practicum. At the time, it was gratifying to experience contributing, developing, and enhancing the curriculum and instruction of special children to prepare them to be more productive members of society. Those two circumstances were strong realizations that made me choose Special Education. When I began working as a SPED Teacher, I knew in my heart that it is a job that feels less like a job. Rather, it is more of looking forward to making a difference in the lives of special children. It is a kind of job that given its challenges and enormous responsibilities, in truth is fulfilling and rewarding.

What types of students have you worked with?

Children with Special Needs: children with Autism, Down Syndrome, ADHD, and Intellectual Disability

Japanese students: young professionals, college students, and children from 8-12 years

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I love nature and recently my husband and I went hiking. The hike was pretty long but it was therapeutic. It's been a while since our last outdoor activity and having the opportunity to experience nature once again, helped me to get a clear head. It is good to be able to reconnect with nature to put things in perspective especially during these challenging times wherein physical, emotional, and mental health is important. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

If you are looking for a teacher/tutor who treats her profession less like a job but more of a service with a heart and compassion, I am that teacher. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Do you have a flexible teaching schedule? 

Are you willing to work online?

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What does your 60 minutes of lesson include?

Do you easily adapt to the needs of your students? 

Are you willing to train and assist your students with patience?

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