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Demetrius S.

Chicago, IL

$75/hr

Award-winning, experienced, certified educator

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Background check passed as of 6/21/13

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I have taught students in grades K-12 for 19 years, having experience in Chicago's finest private, parochial, and public institutions. Most of that time has been spent working with intermediate grade students. I hold high expectations for all the students with whom I work, and have maintained very strong, long-term relationships with students and parents. I have developed many innovative and creative curricular pieces over the years, and continue to work to get the most out of the subject domains in which I teach. I have experience in leading teams of teachers to develop their practices and have also taught numerous pre-service teachers, as well.

I am also a published writer, working in the genres of poetry and academic writing. While I am extremely proficient in all subject areas, I have a particular affinity for elementary and middle school mathematics and science, as well as writing and literature.

Math:
Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, Probability
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Philosophy, Physical Science
History:
Religion, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics,
Special Needs
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Biology, Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th),
English, Geometry, Handwriting,
Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ISEE,
PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I am an 18-year veteran teacher of students in grades K-12. For the past 13 years, I have taught third grade at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, a public school in Chicago, IL. I am responsible for teaching reading/language arts, mathematics, science, social science, and health. I have also tutored students in many of the areas since 1998.

Handwriting

For 14 years, I have taught cursive handwriting to third grade students. Some students have gone on to enter and win various handwriting competitions. I have experience in using the Palmer, Zaner-Bloser, and Loops and Other Groups methods.

ISEE

I have tutored a number of students who have taken the ISEE or who are preparing to take the ISEE. Of those who have taken the ISEE, all have been selected to their school of choice. I have a great deal of experience, not only with the ISEE, but with other nationally-normed standardized tests, including CogAT, ISAT, NWEA, and Scantron exams.

Phonics

I am an 18-year veteran teacher of students in grades K-12. For the past 13 years, I have taught third grade at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, a public school in Chicago, IL. I am responsible for teaching reading/language arts. In my curriculum, I develop students' phonics skills using a variety of researched-based methodologies, including the Open Court Phonics system.

Social Studies

I am an 18-year veteran teacher of students in grades K-12. In that time, I have developed an extensive, interactive, and engaging social science curriculum, focused on the history of the city of Chicago. I have been a grant recipient, teaching others to develop similar curricula. Further, I have a middle school social science endorsement from the State of Illinois Board of Education.

Special Needs

I have extensive experience (19 years) working with students from 8-adult, with both diagnosed and undiagnosed learning disabilities, in a classroom setting and as a private tutor. My experience also includes working with students on the autism spectrum, students with ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, discalculia, behavior disorders, problems with executive functioning, aphasia, and sensory disorders. I have assisted parents in gaining diagnoses for their children.

Study Skills

I am an 18-year veteran teacher of students in grades K-12. In that time, I have developed an extensive, interactive, and rigourous curriculum. My students learn how to organize their educational materials and guide their studies, using the skills I have taught them. Further, I have several endorsements, in various subject areas, from the State of Illinois Board of Education.

University of Chicago
English
Northwestern University
MEd

Education

University of Chicago (English)

Northwestern University (MEd)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Demetrius will travel within 4 miles of Chicago, IL 60613.


About Demetrius

I have taught students in grades K-12 for 19 years, having experience in Chicago's finest private, parochial, and public institutions. Most of that time has been spent working with intermediate grade students. I hold high expectations for all the students with whom I work, and have maintained very strong, long-term relationships with students and parents. I have developed many innovative and creative curricular pieces over the years, and continue to work to get the most out of the subject domains in which I teach. I have experience in leading teams of teachers to develop their practices and have also taught numerous pre-service teachers, as well.

I am also a published writer, working in the genres of poetry and academic writing. While I am extremely proficient in all subject areas, I have a particular affinity for elementary and middle school mathematics and science, as well as writing and literature.

Education

University of Chicago
English
Northwestern University
MEd

Education

University of Chicago (English)

Northwestern University (MEd)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 4 miles of Chicago, IL 60613

Demetrius’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, Probability
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Philosophy, Physical Science
History:
Religion, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics,
Special Needs
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Biology, Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th),
English, Geometry, Handwriting,
Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ISEE,
PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

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 Demetrius S.

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