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Chaya Z.

Learning Behavior Specialist

Chicago, IL (60645)

Travel radius
30 miles
Hourly fee
$75.00
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Do you need help reaching your child? Is your child smart, but struggles when it comes to reading and writing or math? With 20+ years in education with the focus on special education, I have developed a system to quickly assess and remediate issues to help your child learn. I am a proud recipient of the Golden Apple Award from George Washington University for innovations in the field. It takes others 5 session to achieve what I can do in one session. Your child will thank you!

I specialize in unlocking your child's gifts for learning. When others say he/she cannot, I say let's show them you can. Do not let handicaps get in the way of your child's learning.

In addition, I can help you make the most of the IEP writing process. Does your child's IEP serve his/her needs? Are the goals being met in a timely fashion? Maybe your child has special needs which the school has not addressed. I can help you navigate the often turbulent waters of special education services.

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Chaya’s subjects

Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Hebrew, Public Speaking, Russian, Spanish
Sports/Recreation:
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading, SAT Reading
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Spanish, Study Skills
Special Needs:
Business:
Public Speaking
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish
English:
ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary

Bible Studies

I am a graduate of Bais Yaakov High School and Beth Rivka Seminary for Girls. I studied Bible is school from the original Hebrew text and commentaries. I continue to study to apply it to life on daily basis.

Chess

I ran chess clubs in Edgebrook Elementary and McCorkle Math and Science Academy

Dyslexia

I have a MA degree in Bilingual Special Education from George Washington University and graduated with 4.0. I am also certified in Feuerstein method, which helps to develop catalytic thinking and and other cognitive skills. I have over 2 years experience teaching children with special needs and a great record of quick results. Parents usually are amazed when they see their child read a grade level for the first time.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have my BA in Elementary Education (K-9) and MA in Bilingual Special Ed K-12 with LBS I certificate. In addition, I have 22 years of experience teaching elementary school children.

ESL/ESOL

I have my ESL certificate from IL Board of Ed. I hold MA in ESL from George Washington University. I taught in Russian Transitional School and given private language classes to people of all ages for many years. My favorite group was made of 70+ year-old women who wanted to learn to read Hebrew. They had so much fun and so did I. For a decade now, one of them comes over to me to thank me for giving her the ability to read the prayer book during services.

Hebrew

My Bachelors degree major is in Biblical Studies and Hebrew language.

Phonics

As a teacher that holds Ma in Bilingual Special Education, I took many courses such as methods in reading, and reaching the struggling reader. Many of these courses focused on helping student acquire phonics and use phonics as part of whole reading. I do not believe in teaching phonics with out Whole Language.

Russian

I was born in Russia and Russian is my first language. I also have my ESL certification through the IL board of education.

Special Needs

I have a Masters degree from George Washington University in Bilingual Special Education and I am Certified in Special Ed with IL board of education (LBSI).

Study Skills

As a Learning Behavior Specialist, and a teacher in a Therapeutic Day School, I am teaching Study Skills on daily basis. I have a high rate of student reintegration in general setting.

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Education

Anne Blitstien Teachers Institute

George Washington University (Master's)

Very helpful! Chaya is very patient and really takes the time to get to know what your child needs. She is able to pin point exactly what skills your child needs help in. I would recommend her services to others. ...

— Kesha from Chicago, IL on 1/22/12);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Chaya will travel within 30 miles of Chicago, IL 60645.

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