Michelle is a tenured New York City Special Education teacher. She holds both General Education and Special Education certifications for 1st-6th grade. She received her undergrad degree from New York University and her Master’s degree in STEM education from Hunter College. She has over 7 years of experience teaching students with disabilities in Brooklyn in both inclusive and self-contained classroom settings She has worked with a wide variety of students, including those with Autism, processing delays, ADD, ADHD, speech and language impairments, as well as learning disabilities. She has also worked closely with ESL students of varying ability levels. Michelle currently teaches in an inclusive 1st grade classroom with a wide variety of ability levels helping those with disabilities access the General Education curriculum and Common Core Standards. She uses multisensory approaches in math focusing on math fluency. She also teaches problem solving approaches, multiple ways to access problems, and concepts of number. She is well-versed in strategies for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and geometry. Additionally, she is a member of the School Implementation Team (SIT), which helps develop Behavior Intervention Plans and progress monitors the students with disabilities at her school.
Michelle is familiar with the following curriculums: Go Math, Envisions, Eureka, Engage NY, Investigations, and TERC. She also offers homework help and test prep.
EXPERTISE: Working with all students with disabilities, improving math fluency, increasing problem solving stamina, and understanding concepts of number.