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A little insight into who I am. I am a twin whom developed a twin language with my sister. My mother was told, don't worry about it, they will grow out of it. We did not. When we got into school no one could understand a word we were saying. I went through 10 years of speech therapy learning how to basically speak English. I was also dyslexic and dysgraphic no one knew until I was in the 6th grade because I was the weird kid no one could understand. My parents had a superintendent of special education tell them to just put me in a special ed class room and wait until I was old enough to drop out because I was unteachable. I never cried harder in my life. I decided at that moment I was going to prover her wrong. I graduated 2nd in my high school class. I went on to earn 5 degrees and that same lady ended up giving me my first job out of college. That same drive I had to prove her wrong is the same drive and passion I will have working with students whom need a little extra help or has been written off.
I have worked with children from the age of 3 to 15. I have worked with children that have no disabilities and ones that have disabilities that range from ADHD, Autism, RADS (attachment disorder), Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and hearing impaired. I do not have a set in stone why of teaching or working with kids. I like to customize the learning experience to the child however, that does not mean I am a push over. I believe staying on task is priority, however, breaks are necessary and are given based on the child's attention span and needs. I believe every child is teachable the key is to find what works for them.
I have a degree in Education. I started out in Jr. College as a music major. Before graduating I felt a calling to work with the deaf so I then went on to get a degree in Deaf Education. I followed that up with a masters in special education. I worked in the MS public school system for a few years until I relocated to MI and became an interpreter for the city. After my job was cut by the city, in MI, I went back to college and got a masters in Child Psychology.
I enjoy tutoring more than teaching in the school system because I like the one-on-one environment; however, I have tutored up to 3 children at a time.
I find that my Child Psy and Special Education degrees are very useful when working with all children but especially ones with special needs
My strengths are Language Arts, History, Social Studies, Geography, Science, and Composition at all learning levels. Math is my weakest.
As you can see I have spent many years learning at a higher education level. I like to learn. I like new things. I like helping others. I love sharing knowledge with others. Most of all though I love watching someone succeed.

Education

2005

Mississippi State University

Special Education

2018

Southern New Hampshire University

Child Psychology

2001

Northeast Mississippi Community College

Music Education

2003

Central Bible College

Deaf Education

Degree

2005

Masters

2018

Masters

2001

Associate

2003

Bachelors

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Reviews

Clarinet
Magali C.
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Excellent music explanation and critique on Clarinet.

6 months ago
Magali C. reviews Teresa Naufel
English (K-8)
Jacob A.
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She did an amazing job!

a year ago
Jacob A. reviews Teresa Naufel