Special Ed, RSP

“Most useful [training] I have been to in my years of teaching.”

—Deborah Caine, RSP High School Teacher
Long Beach USD, California


“I’ve been teaching 17 years and this is by far one of the best training programs ever…. This should be taught to every [math] teacher in our school, the district, the state…pretty much all over the country! Positive attitude, great ideas, and an enthusiastic presenter! A+ from this teacher!”

—Sid Shapiro, High School Teacher of the Deaf
Long Beach USD, California


“For middle school students to not sit passively, but to be actively engaged is really promising.”

— Nancy Shreve, 6th – 8th Grade Resource Teacher
Lakeside Union School District, California


“Gave me hope that even my students who are at a third / fourth grade level can achieve success at Algebra!”

—Cindy Hilliker, 6th – 8th Grade SDC (Special Ed) Teacher
Lakeside Union School District, California


“My 6th graders love all the songs/chants and the hand movements. They keep telling me, ‘Math is fun!’ It is the first time I had students tell me that…! And that learning is easy.”

—Mary Stewart-Oliver, 6th – 8th Grade Math/Science Learning Specialist
The Prentice School (for students with special learning needs)


“Was awesome!!! BEST training I’ve been to yet!”

—Diego Segura, High School SDC Teacher
Long Beach USD, California


“These strategies will help my students finally understand math concepts.”

—Liria Enriquez, Special Education Algebra Teacher
El Monte Union High School District, California


“It’s truly a motivational experience. Lora has a wealth of knowledge that she shares in a positive manner. I’ve taught for years and have tried a plethora of workshops. THIS WORKS! I was blessed to use several of the strategies with my M/M students and they GET IT!”

—Edmonia Foe-Taylor, 6th – 8th Grade SDC/MM Teacher
Long Beach USD, California


“Content was relevant and easy to grasp.”

—Judy Clark, 6th – 8th Grade SDC Math/Science Teacher
Long Beach USD, California


“Extremely well organized presentations. Lessons are very practical and functional to use.”

—Monalise Naguib, 7th / 8th Grade SDC/MM Teacher
Long Beach USD, California


“Your enthusiasm, passion, and sensitivity really comes through. Excellent ideas and strategies shared.”

—Lisa Njoroge, 6th – 8th Grade SDC/ED Teacher
Long Beach USD, California


“Made it fun, easy, and exciting. Most interactive in-service I have ever been a part of!”

—Manuel Saghbazarian, High School SDC Teacher
Long Beach USD, California


“I like that you presented the ideas with flexibility! …Your emphasis on positive thinking is uplifting and inspiring.”

—Carly Gonzalez, 7th / 8th Grade Algebra Teacher
The Prentice School, California (for students with special learning needs)


“I enjoyed the songs… [They will] help students remember and not forget.”

—Tanya Ennover, 6th – 8th Grade SDC/MM Dept Head
Long Beach USD, California


“Thank you for your courage to create and implement this program. It is needed for our struggling learners.”

—Kristen Montes, 6th – 8th RSP Teacher
Long Beach USD, California


“Great training and presenter. Well-paced.”

—Dawna Smith, 6th – 8th Grade SDC/ED Teacher
Long Beach USD, California


“Thank you for augmenting the visual with color, the auditory with mnemonics and the kinesthetic with poignant gestures.”

—Mary Linn Goodman, Special Education Teacher
El Monte Union High School District, California


“You took a challenging task and made it the easiest subject. Excellent work! I will recommend to everyone!”

—Dr. Hanaa Mansour, Middle School Special Ed Teacher
Long Beach USD, California


“Lora Kermode brings an unmatched enthusiasm to Algebra. She makes what many students (and sometimes even educators) are fearful of simple, FUN, and EASY to apply. Lora Kermode is inspirational!”

—Julie Denmion, 6th – 8th Grade SDC (Special Ed) Teacher
Long Beach USD, California


Great sensory-based approach for teaching math! …As a [former classroom] teacher, she has already anticipated student behavior and is able to provide the tools to address anything that can happen during a math session. I’m taking away a new-found fresh enthusiasm for teaching pre-algebra to my 8th graders… Lora is literally shaking up the learning process! Thanks!!”

—Gwendolyn Cagnolatti, 7th / 8th RSP Teacher
Long Beach USD, California


“I love your energy and enthusiasm, not only for the subject of math, but with the strategies!”

—Renée Wrubel, 6th – 8th RSP Teacher
Long Beach USD, California


“The students are trying harder…when working out math problems.”

—Virginia Divers, MS Special Ed/ED Teacher
Long Beach USD, California


“Wonderful experience! Can’t wait to implement in my classroom!”

—Alyssa Tucker, 7th / 8th RSP Teacher
Long Beach USD, California