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I am a former CPS teacher who offers ACT/SAT prep for high school students, ISAT/MAP test prep for elementary school students, and GRE/GMAT prep for adults.
I help students achieve higher classroom performance in math and reading comprehension. As a former CPS elementary school teacher, I have extensive experience working with students who are struggling to meet grade-level expectations.
I help high school students with their day-to-day academic coursework. I also help students improve their ACT and SAT scores. I was a teacher assistant in a CPS high school for two years, so I have experience helping teenagers reach their goals.
I help adult ESL students improve their accents and increase their fluency in English. I also help adults improve their GRE scores.
My Recent Test Scores:
GRE: Quantitative 162/170
I attended Wheaton College in Illinois, which is an evangelical private university. I took many courses in the New and Old Testaments. I received a minor in Theological Studies from Wheaton.
I have taught fourth grade and second grade as a public school teacher in Chicago. Before working as an elementary school teacher, I worked for several years as a teacher's assistant. In that position, I assisted students with special needs in an elementary school. I have tutored students as young as 5 years old in reading. I have also worked one-on-one with elementary school students to help them develop their writing skills.
I have helped children learn phonics skills. I have used a variety of resources to help them learn letter sounds and put those sounds together. For example, I have used picture books, Spectrum workbooks, Bob books, iPad applications, and songs. I have been successful in helping children learn to read.
Good tutor for short-term only. — April worked with my daughter from February thru May 2014. My daughter is smart but struggles with completing assignments, and April focused on her organizational and planning skills as well as basic tutoring in Math, Literature and Spanish. April was pleasant, professional and reasonably priced, and even purchased a book and had my daughter and I take a survey in order to better identify my chi ...
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