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Cathy S.

Chicago, IL

$30/hr

After School Tutor

Background check passed as of 10/5/13
Usually responds in about 18 hours

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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!

Testimonials

"Very knowledgable "

- Suha, Chicago, IL on 10/8/13

"Nice and friendly."

- Michelle, Chicago, IL on 10/1/13
Math:
ACT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Art History, Art Theory , Drawing,
Painting
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Aspergers, Autism, Dyslexia, Hard Of Hearing, Phonics, Special Needs
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, GED
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL

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

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.

Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
painting
Graduate Coursework
Art History
Graduate Coursework

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, 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.


About Cathy

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!

Testimonials

"Very knowledgable "

- Suha, Chicago, IL on 10/8/13

"Nice and friendly."

- Michelle, Chicago, IL on 10/1/13
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Education

Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
painting
Graduate Coursework
Art History
Graduate Coursework

Education

Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

painting (Graduate Coursework)

Art History (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

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 Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Chicago, IL 60626

Cathy’s Subjects

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

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.


Background Check Status for Cathy S.

Cathy S. passed a background check on 10/5/13. The check was ordered by another user through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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