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Divergent Connections


25 per unit Virtual OK

I believe everything's connected, and no matter what experience I've had, I can bring something I've learned to help me in the next thing I do. I have ADHD, which means that I see life a little differently than some. I think in concepts/pictures/symbols, and if you need advice on how your experience in life can help you with your current situation, I can provide some ideas on how to make your past relevant. Working at McDonald's taught me how to "clean as you go"; working in factories taught me how to adapt to changing expectations and how to work smarter; working in support services has taught me a lot about how to best support independence while connecting as part of a team.

Training & Qualifications

Previously certified as an English as Second Language teacher; certified as an Education Assistant (with 6+ years' experience); experience teaching and accompanying with piano (B.Ch. Mus.), survivor of childhood trauma

Availability & Preferences

late nights, or afternoons during the school year, when our boys are in school

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Jerry

Michael provided unit of Computer Repair and Troubleshooting for Jerry
Dec 15, 2017
It was my pleasure working with Jerry to assist him in resolving issues he experienced. Pleasent and a stand-up gentleman.
Teresa provided unit of Find Grants for Special Needs for Jerry
Dec 10, 2017
I enjoyed chatting with Jerry!


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About Jerry Klippenstein

Supported Independent Living Assistant with almost 10 years experience supporting children, youth and adults living with intellectual, physical and emotional challenges, including people on various st...ages on the Autism spectrum. Experience supporting individuals living with dual diagnoses. Accredited teacher of ESL with TESL Ontario. Experience in delivering, modifying and adapting global (Speaking/Listening/Writing/Reading) English lessons using Canadian Language Benchmarks for newcomers. Conversant in High German,and familiar with Russian/German based Low German. Acquainted with conservative Russian Mennonite culture, and in particular some of the customs of Mennonites from South America and Paraguay. Specialties: Extensive experience using non-verbal/para-verbal communication working with students living with Autism Spectrum Disorder and physical, emotional and academic support of individuals living with a disability. Teaching English as an Additional languageshow more

Open to other proposals
Jerry Klippenstein is looking for:
  • Fun & Quirky
  • Ask Me Anything
  • Language Lessons
  • Learning
  • Music Lessons
  • Tutoring & Mentoring
  • Experiences
  • Music & Audio