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Each one of our high-caliber Special Education tutors is handpicked through a rigorous interview process that guarantees every tutor is brilliant, personable, and can custom tailor their teaching approach to best fit the learning style of every student. It is no coincidence that our Early Childhood Education tutors have flourished at the top 1% of their academic careers from the most prestigious universities across the nation. At Tutor Me LA, we understand that having proper guidance and support is equally important to gaining the insight needed in order to prosper.

Our tutoring sessions are scheduled in the luxury of your own home and are carefully calculated to facilitate optimal learning. An educational instructor works with you around the clock to create a personalized curriculum and match you with an expert tutor that can best enable your academic goals.

Specialized Academic Instruction from highly-qualified tutors

Working with a student with special needs requires an advanced set of skills that the average tutor is not generally equipped with. In fact, the phrase “special needs” is a broad umbrella term that encompasses a variety of different disabilities that are affecting an increasing percentage of our students. Tutor Me LA tutors that work with this population are hand-picked for their impressive work experience and have gone through extensive training in order to provide the appropriate services to achieve, and often surpass, the expected progress of a student to meet grade-level standards. Familiarity with the IEP (individualized education plan) process, goal setting, and progress monitoring in academic and social-emotional areas places our tutors at a higher caliber than your average tutor. They are able to pinpoint areas of weakness, and provide superb instruction that targets the area and ultimately teaches the student to address it on their own, all while catering to their specific learning style.
At Tutor Me LA, we recognize that low self-esteem and low motivation are common amongst students with special needs. For the typical tutor, this tends to present as overly challenging. However, our tutors have mastered high-level communication skills and build strong relationships and undoubtedly become mentors to their clients. Tutor Me LA staff has collaborated with school psychologists, reading specialists, behavior interventionists, and other special education teachers and specialists in order to comprise a growing list of resources, interventions, curriculum based measures and guides to exceed our families’ expectations and needs.

In California, there are 13 different eligibilities children with special needs fall under in order to receive special education services. Of the 13, the 5 most common are listed below:

Autism

  • An inability to use verbal and nonverbal language for appropriate communication and social interaction
  • A history of extreme withdrawal or relating to people inappropriately and continued impairment in social interaction from infancy through early childhood.
  • An obsession to maintain sameness such as resistance to environmental change or change in daily routines
  • Extreme preoccupation with objects or inappropriate use of objects or both
  • Extreme resistance to controls
  • Displays peculiar motoric mannerisms and motility patterns such as repetitive activities and stereotyped movements.
  • Self-stimulating, ritualistic behavior
  • The behavioral manifestations adversely affect the student’s educational performance, and require special education

Emotional Disturbance

  • An inability to learn which cannot be explained by intellectual, sensory, or health factors
  • An inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers and teachers
  • Inappropriate types of behavior or feelings under normal circumstances exhibited in several situations
  • A general pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression
  • A tendency to develop physical symptoms or fears associated with personal or school problems.
  • The presenting educational difficulties are not the result of social maladjustment.
  • The behavior has been observed over a long period of time and to a marked degree.
  • The condition adversely affects the student’s educational performance, and requires special education to meet the student’s needs.
  • Intellectual Disability (previously known as mental retardation):
  • The student demonstrates significantly below average intellectual ability.
  • The student demonstrates deficits in two or more of the following adaptive behaviors:
    •   Communication
    •   Home Living
    •   Community Use
    •   Health and Safety
    •   Leisure
    •   Self-Care
    •   Social Skills
    •   Self-Direction
    •   Functional Academics
    •   Work

The deficits were manifested during the developmental period.

Specific Learning Disability

The student may demonstrate a severe discrepancy between intellectual ability and achievement in one or more of the following areas and the student does not achieve adequately for the student’s age or to meet State-approved grade-level standards in one or more of the following areas when provided with learning experiences and instruction appropriate for the child’s age or State-approved grade-level standards:

  •   Oral Expression
  •   Basic Reading Skill
  •   Mathematics Calculation
  •   Listening Comprehension
  •   Basic Fluency Skills
  •   Mathematics Problem Solving
  •   Written Expression
  •   Reading Comprehension

The discrepancy is due to a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes:

      •   Attention
      •   Visual Processing
      •   Sensory Motor Skills
      •   Auditory Processing
      •   Cognitive Abilities including:
        •  Association
        •  Conceptualization
        •  Expression

The disability adversely affects the student’s educational performance, and requires special education to meet the student’s needs.

Other Health Impairment

  • This health impairment is not temporary in nature.
  • The impairment adversely affects the student’s educational performance, and requires special education to meet the student’s needs.

Note: If a student is suspected of OHI due to characteristics of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), all elements listed below must be determined to establish eligibility.

  • A written report from a school psychologist that includes all existing information related to any characteristics of ADHD-like behavior exhibited by the student.
  • A written report from a special education teacher addressing academic skills.
  • An assessment by a school nurse.
  • The impairment adversely affects the student’s educational performance, and requires special education to meet the student’s needs.

99% of our Special Education students and their parents would recommend us

“My daughter Jacky had a hard time in class and her teachers were worried she was falling behind. Tutor Me LA sent me a tutor with a certified teaching degree in the same district. 1 year later and now my daughter is in the GATE program at her school.”

Jacky and Flor S.

Bel Air, CA

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Jacky and Flor S.

Bel Air, CA

“My daughter Jacky had a hard time in class and her teachers were worried she was falling behind. Tutor Me LA sent me a tutor with a certified teaching degree in the same district. 1 year later and now my daughter is in the GATE program at her school.”
“Walker did not like to do his homework and had troubling understanding his teacher in class. We have been working with a Tutor Me LA for years and could not be happier!”

Walker and Lisa P.

Westwood Village, CA

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Walker and Lisa P.

Westwood Village, CA

“Walker did not like to do his homework and had troubling understanding his teacher in class. We have been working with a Tutor Me LA for years and could not be happier!”
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Get to know our Special Education tutors

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Tristy A.

Tristy graduated from UCLA as an education major. She wants to become a teacher. She loves to work with kids and can teach all K-8 material including social studies, mathematics and English. She is a photographer on her spare time.
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Emily B.

Emily is a senior at UCLA studying Psychobiology with a passion for helping others and dreams of becoming a doctor. Her interests have always been in English and the sciences, and she loves working with children and teens. She has been tutoring young children since she was 15 and has since helped high school students with their academics and college applications.
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Jacqueline B.

She specializes in all subjects related to math and science. In high school and throughout her college career thus far, she has excelled in algebra, calculus, physics, biology, and chemistry and has roughly five years of experience tutoring in these subjects. She believes the best way to ensure that her students feel supported in their learning processes is through communicating openly, being patient, and building personal relationships wherein students can ask questions and learn from their mistakes.
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Angela B.

Angela was a former teacher at UCLA Lab School and Summer Program. Now she is dedicated to tutoring, with her main focus being on English and Math. Her inspirational and compassionate approach really encourages students to learn and grow at their own pace.

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