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Nancy D.

Crystal Lake, IL

$45/hr

Exceptional Experienced El.Ed.Teacher/Tutor

Exceptional Experienced El.Ed.Teacher/Tutor

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I am a recently retired, 25+ year elementary education teacher. I taught in one of the best school systems in the country: Valparaiso, Indiana. My school was a Four Star and a Blue Ribbon School consistently, based upon our achievement on the ISTEP, state mandated test of student performance on the Core Standards. In the past, I have taught grades 5th, 4th, and most recently 3rd. I privately tutored students in grades: Kgn-Fifth. I also taught in our remedial summer school sessions in Reading and Math for grades 2-4.

I believe in using a variety of instructional methods,based upon a student's learning styles, interests, abilities, and needs. My teaching style is firm, fair, and fun! I have an undergraduate degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN and a Master's degree from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, IN. References provided upon request.

English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
Reading, Study Skills
Corporate Training:
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I am a newly retired elementary education teacher. I taught all of the core academic subjects in 5th grade for 17 years, 4th grade for 1 year, and 3rd grade for the last 12 years. I also was involved in teaching in our system's enrichment and remedial summer school program for grades 2,3, and 4 over the past 20 years, in the subject areas of reading/literature and math. I was involved in writing our Jump Start program(remediation in the core standards in math and reading)to prepare lower achieving students for the IN state mandated ISTEP test. In addition, I privately tutored several students in 2nd-5th grades after school for the past 7 years.

I enjoyed my career as a teacher. I especially enjoyed seeing my tutored students learning and striving to improve their classroom successes!

I believe that we all have different learning styles. I use a variety of teaching strategies based upon the student's level of learning, interests, and specific academic needs. I believe in instruction that is structured and delivered in a fun and enriching method!

Study Skills

I have taught K-5 students for over 30 years in the Valparaiso Community School System in Valparaiso, IN. I also privately tutored students for over 5 years, both during the school year and during the summer. I attended many workshops around the state, as requested by my Principals, on the subjects of Learning Styles, Individualized Instruction, and Remedial Instruction for Jump Start Students.

Indiana University, Bloomington
Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
Master's

Education

Indiana University, Bloomington

Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Nancy will travel within 20 miles of Crystal Lake, IL 60014.


About Nancy

I am a recently retired, 25+ year elementary education teacher. I taught in one of the best school systems in the country: Valparaiso, Indiana. My school was a Four Star and a Blue Ribbon School consistently, based upon our achievement on the ISTEP, state mandated test of student performance on the Core Standards. In the past, I have taught grades 5th, 4th, and most recently 3rd. I privately tutored students in grades: Kgn-Fifth. I also taught in our remedial summer school sessions in Reading and Math for grades 2-4.

I believe in using a variety of instructional methods,based upon a student's learning styles, interests, abilities, and needs. My teaching style is firm, fair, and fun! I have an undergraduate degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN and a Master's degree from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, IN. References provided upon request.

Education

Indiana University, Bloomington
Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
Master's

Education

Indiana University, Bloomington

Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Nancy’s Subjects

English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
Reading, Study Skills
Corporate Training:
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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