Vanessa Khemlani is a NYS certified teacher with dual Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education. As a born and raised New Yorker, Vanessa cares deeply about our community and education systems. For over twelve years she has been working in classrooms and homes in New York City and the East End of Long Island specializing in child development, cooperative learning, multi-sensory lesson plans, differentiated instruction, organizational skills, social/emotional skill development, literacy instruction and classroom curriculum support for early childhood and elementary school students.
Working in a multitude of school settings over the course of her career has afforded Vanessa Khemlani the opportunity to see the implementation of different approaches and curriculum. She calls on these experiences frequently when creating individualized educational programs. Incorporating elements from The Greenspan Floortime approach, Reggio Emilia and Montessori, Vanessa has worked with a large and wonderfully diverse group of children both in their schools and at home.
For the past four years, she has been working as an independent Educational Facilitator and private tutor to support students and families with successful learning. Working one to one with children in the classroom, integrating emotional, intellectual, social and physical aspects of learning as well as supporting families as they navigate assessments, therapy referrals, neuropsychological evaluations, and ongoing school admissions process. When working in the home, Vanessa Khemlani creates a curriculum to support each child’s growth both in and out of school. Vanessa has received Orton-Gillingham training and incorporates this approach when developing literacy programs.
With a strong understanding of child development, and a working knowledge of how children learn, Vanessa builds working relationships with her students and their families to support sustained academic success.