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Mr. Brendan D.

Masters in Special Education · specializes in Math, Writing, Sped · 31-35 years old male

"I love working with students and enjoy tackling unusual and difficult problems. I have a wide range of experience teaching, and I've worked with students of many different ages, backgrounds, and ability levels. I have a no-drama, tortoise-beats-the-hare approach to teaching, and no matter what your situation is, there's a good chance I've dealt with something like it before. I'm more...

"I love working with students and enjoy tackling unusual and difficult problems. I have a wide range of experience teaching, and I've worked with students of many different ages, backgrounds, and ability levels. I have a no-drama, tortoise-beats-the-hare approach to teaching, and no matter what your situation is, there's a good chance I've dealt with something like it before. I'm comfortable teaching and tutoring math through high school trigonometry. I am certified in Orton-Gillingham reading instruction and with methods of teaching reading, writing, and vocabulary to all ages and ability levels. I have experience working with adults, high school students, middle school students, and students in elementary school, and I have worked with students with a variety of physical, intellectual, and developmental disabilities. I've been working as an educator in one capacity or another for most of my life. Prior to becoming a tutor, I worked for five years as a special education teacher in the Chicago public schools. Before I got my teaching certification, I worked at the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University, where I helped teach philosophy to gifted high school students, and worked as a GED and Literacy tutor at the Illinois Youth Center in Warrenville, a maximum security prison for young women aged 14-21. While I was at IYC Warrenville a dozen students passed their GED test (it was previously considered unusual for a single student to pass the test in a year). My success at the prison caused me to decide on teaching as a career-- I worked as a paraprofessional (largely with profoundly developmentally disabled students) while working towards my masters, and immediately went to work in the city once I had my degree. I spent my first few years in CPS teaching LD math classes to high school students, and have more recently taught reading to elementary and middle school students. Throughout my career I've heard from coworkers, parents, administrators, and students that I often have success with students that have had difficulty working with other teachers. I usually meet with students at a nearby public library. My profile lists my approximate availability for regular weekly sessions. I'm also available on most weeknights and weekends for one-time, short-notice sessions for things like upcoming tests and essays. I will provide all necessary materials for each tutoring session, including assessments so that every student and parent can keep track of the progress they are making. Finally, I hold myself to a high standard and do not charge for any session in which a student or parent is unhappy with their experience. Please let me know if you have any questions-- I'm happy to speak with you by phone or in person free of charge. Thank you for your consideration and I hope to hear from you soon!" less...

Details

fee: $45 (for 60 min), negotiable
years of tutoring: 1-3
students tutored: 10-50
travel distance: 15 miles
tutoring method: in-person and online
member for: 1 year and 4 months
rating: Green Apple
references: Melissa O’Neill, LCSW- Clinical Site Manager at Insight BHC Oakbrook , Jim Burns- regular tutoring client Renee Albrecht Malinger- Former High School Math Instructional Leader at Perspectives MSA , Brian Graham- Long time friend and former co-worker at Lyons Township High School ,

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email: on file
phone: on file

Education and Qualifications

school: Dominican University
certified: Brendan Detzner is a certified tutor

Brendan Detzner 7405 Dixon, Ap. 1, Forest Park IL 60130, , -Masters of Science in Special Ed, Dominican University, River Forest IL, Cum Laude -Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Beloit College, Beloit WI, Cum Laude. Experience Education Specialist at Insight Behavioral Health Center (4/15 to present) -Work with adolescents with eating and anxiety disorders undergoing the Partial Hospitalization Program at Insight BHC. Coordinate efforts between students, school counselors, Insight staff, and parents to make sure students are able to keep up with their academic work as much as possible while they are in the program and ensure a smooth transition back to school. Private Tutor (6/14 to present) -Tutor students in high school and middle school level math and writing, addressing dyslexia and other learning disabilities. Have logged more than 360 hours of in-person tutoring on the Wyzant web site and have a customer satisfaction rating of 4.9/5 stars. Endorsements from parents viewable at https:// Special Education Teacher at UNO Officer Donald J. Marquez Charter School (9/13 to 6/14) -Taught self-contained and co-taught math and reading classes for students in 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 7th grades. Delivered Orton/ Gillingham reading interventions and other RTI reading interventions. Taught life skills Math and Reading extensively in a one-on-one setting. Resource teacher at Perspectives/IIT Math and Science Academy (8/09 to 1/13) -Taught self-contained and co-taught math, science, and reading classes for 9th, 10th, and 12th grade. Created independent curriculum for self-contained 12th grade math class. -Collaborated with a team of regular education teachers to ensure that students with IEPs received appropriate accommodations and to develop successful strategies for special education students taking co-taught and regular education classes. -Was rated Skilled/Expert overall during internal evaluations which included regular classroom observations, was rated Expert in classroom management and differentiating instruction, was rated Master in maintaining positive relationships with students and parents. - Founded and led the Martial Arts Club after school. Americore Member at IYC Warrenville, maximum security prison for girls 14-20 (9/05 to 9/06)- -Activated funding for the Americore program at IYC Warrenville, was the first Americore volunteer to work there. -Founded volunteer tutor program, recruited, trained, and supervised community volunteers. -Prepared students for their GED tests. 11 of 12 students preparing for the test passed, compared to an average of one or two students passing in previous years.

Forest Park, IL 60130
full address is on file

Subjects Tutored

Elementary & Junior High School
GrammarHome Schooling
Language ArtPhonics
ReadingReading (Dyslexia)
Study Skills
Special Needs
ADD-ADHDAspergers
DyslexiaSpecial Needs
General Ed
Common CoreEnglish
MathSpelling
VocabularyWriting
Math
AlgebraAlgebra 1
Algebra 2Applied Math
GeometryPre-Algebra
Trigonometry
College
Philosophy
Test Prep
ACTACT English
ACT MathACT Reading
ACT ScienceSAT I
SAT IISAT Math
SAT ReadingSAT Writing