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Cathy S.

After School Tutor

Chicago, IL (60626)

Travel radius
15 miles
Hourly fee
$30.00
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Making learning fun is key for any student. Academic success comes naturally when the student discovers the love of learning. Creating a positive atmosphere is key to building this foundation.

Dreading a subject can be reduced or even avoided by finding strengths. Understanding that there are many types of intelligence opens the way to individualized teaching methods. Starting from these positives allows the student to learn difficult concepts. This builds self-confidence and helps me customize the learning experience.

Finding the special gifts that every person has is the key to build from positive experiences to learn difficult concepts. For example, a visually oriented student may have a history of dreading math but can also realize that they are actually excellent at geometry because of the visual gifts they possess.

Some may learn best by sitting still, listening and taking notes, while for others this is the cause of test anxiety. If learning a song or clapping your hands helps memorization; I say let's do it!

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Cathy’s subjects

Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, GED
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Dyslexia, Hard Of Hearing, Phonics, Special Needs
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Art History, Art Theory , Drawing, Painting
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Computer:
Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop
Math:
ACT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

ADD/ADHD

I worked for A Plus Tutoring after school program in 2008 and 2011. Tutoring was conducted at the Chicago Public School facilities. I worked with at risk kids in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade primarily on reading and basic math.

Additionally, I have volunteered for Mercy Housing in coordination with Chicago Literacy Works helping adults with basic reading and comprehension skills.

The majority of my clients have some form of a learning disability. This included ADD and ADHD students. Both situations gave me valuable skills in assisting ADD/ADHD students completing their goals and various assignments.

Drawing

I have a B. A. in Fine & Applied Arts: Painting from the University of Illinois-Urbana, IL.

Also, within 18 credit hours of a second degree in Fine & Applied Arts: Art History.

I have worked in advertising for the last 15 years. My primary job descriptions have been graphic designer and photo retouching.

All of the above situations have utilized my detail oriented and drawing craftsmanship.

Elementary (K-6th)

I worked for A Plus Tutoring after school program in 2008 and 2011. Tutoring was conducted at the Chicago Public School facilities. I worked with at risk kids in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade primarily on reading and basic math. Additionally, I have volunteered for Mercy Housing in coordination with Chicago Literacy Works helping adults with basic reading and comprehension skills.

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Education

Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

painting (Graduate Coursework)

Art History (Graduate Coursework)

Very knowledgable Ms. Cathy is very good teacher. She knows exactly what my kid struggles with and she helps her with that. Very patient with my kid and I appreciate that. ...

— Suha from Chicago, IL on 10/8/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

My fee is negotiable. My current fee posting is at WyzAnt's suggestion. I'm open to a sliding scale, discounts for pre-payment, multiple tutoring sessions per week & driving distances.

Travel policy

Cathy will travel within 15 miles of Chicago, IL 60626.

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