"Hi, my name is Daniel. I have a master's degree in special education and have been a certified special education teacher working in the Chicagoland area for 12 years. As a distinguished special education teacher, I have worked with a wide range of students in a variety of settings. I have tutored students from 2nd grade to high school.
In addition to working with students that require Augmentative and Alternative Communication, I have a passion for teaching struggling students how to read. Based on overwhelming research, this requires use of an explicit, or synthetic, approach to phonics. I have many years of experience using the Wilson Phonics Program and have seen tremendous student growth using this approach. This is a multi-sensory approach to reading. I provide all materials and, additionally, model for parents a daily reading routine. There is no better feeling than experiencing the transformation of struggling students as they learn to read! If your child is struggling with a particular decoding issue (or a comprehension or fluency issue), I will definitely address that as well.
I'm an excellent special needs tutor because I have over a decade of experience working with a wide range of special needs students. I make learning engaging by getting to really know students and their interests. I have worked with students that have Dyslexia, Learning Disabilities, Intellectual disabilities Autism, Rett Syndrome, Spinal Muscle Atrophy, Emotional and Behavioral disorders as well as students with ADHD. I am well-read and experienced on a variety of research-based methods for improving student outcomes and I have seen the results first-hand. I truly understand from experience that no two students are the same. You can be assured that I will do whatever it takes to ensure your child's growth."