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Jessica R.

Chicago, IL

$65/hr

Certified Elementary Education Teacher- Tutoring All Subjects

Background check passed as of 6/16/11
Usually responds in about 6 hours

Certified Elementary Education Teacher- Tutoring All Subjects

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In 2009, I graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Elementary Education. While at the University of Illinois I student taught kindergarten and fifth grade. Following graduation I was hired as a third grade teacher. I taught third grade for two years. Many of my students were bilingual, with their native language being Spanish. Many of my classroom activities focused on English as a Second Language development, which meant that I focused a lot on reading comprehension, phonics, and vocabulary. During both of my years as a classroom teacher I taught an inclusive special education classroom. This means that I had students with special needs in my classroom. The special education resource teacher and I worked together to differentiate lessons to meet the needs of these students. I also had a group of advanced gifted students who I adapted lessons to meet their needs as well. Since working as an elementary school teacher, I have received my Masters as a Literacy Specialist. Last school year, I worked as a Literacy Specialist intern and this fall I will begin a position as the Lead Literacy Specialist at a Chicago area charter school.

I believe that learning should be fun, hands on, and meet the needs of the individual students. In my experience as a teacher I have learned that students retain more knowledge when they feel that they can relate to the topic and are active while learning. My lessons are designed not only to meet the students' academic needs, but their learning style as well.

I am available to tutor all elementary level subjects (kindergarten through 6th grade) and some middle school or high school level subjects. I will tutor students who need extra support to meet grade level standards or students who are above grade level and are looking for a challenge. Tutoring may focus on reading comprehension, vocabulary development, phonics, math concepts and problem solving, writing/grammar, content areas (Social Studies, Science), or additional tutoring opportunities can be determined.

English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
History:
Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Dyslexia,
Phonics, Special Needs
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ASVAB, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ADD/ADHD

As a Reading interventionist at the elementary level I work with many students who experience difficulties with ADD/ADHD. I have a large bank of resources and strategies that can be used to support students with these difficulties to be successful with their school work. I am qualified to not only support students with their studies, but also help them to become more independent and learn how to accomplish more without their ADD/ADHD inhibiting their learning.

Dyslexia

As a reading interventionist in an elementary/middle school, I work with many students who struggle with dyslexia. My understanding of the disability and the components of reading the English language make me qualified to work with students with Dyslexia. I have a large amount of resources and strategies available that will help students with Dyslexia to learn to read with ease.

Elementary (K-6th)

In 2009, I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois in Urbana. While at the University of Illinois I student taught in Kindergarten and fifth grade. Following graduation I worked as a third grade teacher for two years. I taught all elementary subject areas to a class that included students with IEPs, students who needed ESL services, and students in the gifted program.

ESL/ESOL

For the past two years I have taught 3rd grade in a school consisting of primarily bilingual students attend. While the students in my class had met state standards for ESL requirements, many of them still needed the additional support. All of my lessons were adapted to meet the language needs of my students. For example, vocabulary development was always a focus. Visual aides were frequently used along with relating subjects to students prior knowledge. I do not have an ESL certification, but my many experiences with ESL students makes me qualified to tutor students with ESL needs.

Study Skills

As the elementary school teacher, I deal with many students who have not developed study skills. One of my goals as a teacher is to help students become successful and independent learners. I have worked with many students to develop schedules, organizational practices, etc to become more independent with their study skills.

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Elementary Eucation
State University of New York at Potsdam
MEd

Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Elementary Eucation)

State University of New York at Potsdam (MEd)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Hourly Rate is negotiable.

Travel policy

Jessica will travel within 10 miles of Chicago, IL 60657.


About Jessica

In 2009, I graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Elementary Education. While at the University of Illinois I student taught kindergarten and fifth grade. Following graduation I was hired as a third grade teacher. I taught third grade for two years. Many of my students were bilingual, with their native language being Spanish. Many of my classroom activities focused on English as a Second Language development, which meant that I focused a lot on reading comprehension, phonics, and vocabulary. During both of my years as a classroom teacher I taught an inclusive special education classroom. This means that I had students with special needs in my classroom. The special education resource teacher and I worked together to differentiate lessons to meet the needs of these students. I also had a group of advanced gifted students who I adapted lessons to meet their needs as well. Since working as an elementary school teacher, I have received my Masters as a Literacy Specialist. Last school year, I worked as a Literacy Specialist intern and this fall I will begin a position as the Lead Literacy Specialist at a Chicago area charter school.

I believe that learning should be fun, hands on, and meet the needs of the individual students. In my experience as a teacher I have learned that students retain more knowledge when they feel that they can relate to the topic and are active while learning. My lessons are designed not only to meet the students' academic needs, but their learning style as well.

I am available to tutor all elementary level subjects (kindergarten through 6th grade) and some middle school or high school level subjects. I will tutor students who need extra support to meet grade level standards or students who are above grade level and are looking for a challenge. Tutoring may focus on reading comprehension, vocabulary development, phonics, math concepts and problem solving, writing/grammar, content areas (Social Studies, Science), or additional tutoring opportunities can be determined.

Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Elementary Eucation
State University of New York at Potsdam
MEd

Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Elementary Eucation)

State University of New York at Potsdam (MEd)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
3 hours notice required

Hourly Rate is negotiable.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Chicago, IL 60657

Jessica’s Subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
History:
Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Dyslexia,
Phonics, Special Needs
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ASVAB, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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