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Online Workshop: Tutoring Students with Special Needs
November 12, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST
This online workshop is open to both active tutors as well as tutors completing our application process. The workshop, however, does not substitute for the mandatory in-person Tutor Training required of new applicants. Please refer to our event calendar to register for a Tutor Training.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
It can be a challenge to work with students with ADHD or other special needs, but it can also be incredibly rewarding. Even students without a formal diagnosis, but who exhibit symptomatic behavior, can benefit from specific tutoring strategies. In this workshop, special needs advocate Danielle Wiltchik will emphasize tutoring to address the behavior, not the diagnosis, and she will offer helpful tutoring tips and techniques to make tutoring sessions more productive for both tutor and student. Topics will include improving attention and lowering stress through mindfulness, dealing with homework difficulties, and understanding the myths and misconceptions of ADHD.
About the Presenter: Danielle Wiltchik is a special education tutor with master licensure in mild/moderate needs and a Masters Degree in Special Education Cognitive Disabilities. She has over 16 years of experience teaching children with differentiated abilities in private and public settings across the grade levels. A parent of two boys, she is also the owner of Special Needs OC, a private consulting and service provider that specializes in supporting individuals and families with Learning Differences, ADHD, Autism, and other disabilities across the lifespan.