Author: School on Wheels
This workshop served as a question and answer session for tutors seeking assistance in helping their student. We shared ideas, strategies, methods and accommodations for students in varying grades and with a variety of needs – academic or behavioral.
About the Host:
Allison Maldonado, Skid Row Learning Center Instructor, began her teaching career as a community college mentor for non-traditional students such as single mothers, first-generation college students and disabled persons. After graduating from UCLA with a degree in English Literature and Composition, Allison worked as a Special Education teacher for five years. As a teacher, Allison worked with students living with Autism, emotional disturbance, learning disabilities, speech and language impairment and various other disabilities.
Getting and keeping a student’s attention is a critical factor in maintaining a successful session. This workshop discusses the timing, structure and content that maximizes attention and learning. Sample lessons, practical tips on finding academic resources and materials, as well as suggestions for tackling homework are provided.
About the host:
Kristin Andersen began teaching special education in 1992 and has experience on both elementary and middle school levels. She has a Master’s in Education and has served as the Chairperson for the Committee on Special Education and as a 504 Coordinator for a public school in her home state of New York.
On May 21, 2013, School on Wheels was presented with an Award of Excellence by YWCA San Gabriel Valley based on our impact in the field of education.
This Certificate of Recognition from the California Legislature Assembly was presented to Catherine Meek, Executive Director of School on Wheels, for her dedication to over 500 hours of volunteer service.
This workshop helped tutors with strategies on encouraging students to pursue college, and covered topics such as steps to take at any age, the benefits of community college, and how “disadvantages” can often be turned into advantages for admissions.
About the host:
Garrett Clancy, M.A., M.F.A. has taught English and film studies at CSUN, Valley College, College of the Canyons and Yeshiva University of L.A. Boys and Girls Schools (YULA). He holds a Certificate in College Counseling from UCLA and served as Director of College Counseling at YULA this past year. He is married and has a new baby daughter.