...I enjoy their discovery that they can understand the material and their happiness in that understanding. Children need to be taught in ways that keep their interest and words that they understand. My hope is that all children are at or above grade level and think learning new things is fun.
Elburn, ILView Tutor
...I taught a social skills and learning strategies course at the high school level for general education and students with special needs. I'm flexible on my availability and meeting preference.I have taught pre-algebra and algebra 1 self-contained classes as well as co-taught classes in a high school. I have been teaching for the past 10 years in middle and high school.
Itasca, ILView Tutor
...I have worked with a large number of different types of children with a large variety of socioeconomic backgrounds and have always found a way to help them. There are a number of different ways to teach someone how to study. The best way to do this is to talk to them and see which way they think would work best for them and then try a couple of different styles.
Bolingbrook, ILView Tutor
...I have training in the Wilson Reading Program which is a specialized program in phonics and spelling which uses manipulative methods for helping students retain the skills in long term memory. I have also worked with students with ADHD in the areas of organizational/study skills and methods to retain their focus. In the area of math, I use manipulative methods for learning basic facts.
Lake Villa, ILView Tutor
...Some of my best friends are native Spanish speakers who do not speak any English. I have taught and tutored ESL throughout the seven years that I spent living abroad. I have taught English at a beginning level, advanced level, and helped teachers prepare for the TOEFL exam.
Libertyville, ILView Tutor