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Cassandra L.

Elgin, IL

$50/hr

Readers are Leaders

Background check passed as of 5/16/13
Usually responds in about 5 hours

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Teaching is what I love to do and through differentiated instruction, and the integration of technology, I can help students become successful lifelong readers/learners. I believe that all students can learn with the right motivation!

I have 12 years of teaching experience as an elementary school teacher. My specialty area is Reading, however, I am certified to teach all elementary subjects. I hold a master's in Reading Education, as well as a bachelor’s in Elementary Education.

I decided to become a teacher because I wanted to make a difference in students' lives. In the years that I have been teaching, I must say that I am fulfilling my dream. Tutoring one-on-one has become very beneficial for my students, because it gives them the opportunity to grasp subject areas they have been struggling with.

Please, view my video and witness how I model reading for one of my students!

Testimonials

"My child really enjoyed her time and patience!"

- Denise, Crystal Lake, IL on 4/16/14
Cassandra replied on 4/17/2014

Wow! Thank you so much. I enjoyed talking and working with your daughter. She is motivated to learn and I look forward to working with her. She seemed to feel at ease while working with me and we enjoyed reading and discussing reading strategies.

"Good With Computers"

- Bob, Aurora, IL on 8/29/13
Cassandra replied on 8/30/2013

Thank you Bob for your feedback! Soon you will be able to will be able to maneuver around your computer.

"Kids get excited for their lesson"

- Tracie, Hampshire, IL on 6/19/13
Cassandra replied on 6/19/2013

Thank you so much for your feedback. The children are always a joy to work with. They are always both enthusiastic during our tutoring sessions. I love teaching and I am excited to hear that they look forwarding to working with me.

"Very enthusiastic!"

- Laura, Hampshire, IL on 4/2/13
Cassandra replied on 4/3/2013

Thank you for your feedback. I love working with your son and I am always excited seeing the progress with each session!

Special Needs:
Phonics
Test Preparation:
GED

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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified teacher with the State of Illinois. I currently hold a Type 03-Elementary Education certificate as well as a Type 10-Reading certificate.

Elementary Math

I am a certified Elementary Teacher and have been teaching for 12 years. I have taught math in self contained classrooms up to 6th grade.

Elementary Science

I have been teaching for 12 years. I have a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, with 12 hours of Science. I have taught science in grades 3rd through 5th. I have helped students in 6th through 8th grades with science.

English

I am a certified Elementary Teacher as well as I have earned a Masters in Reading. My experience as a teacher as well as my educational background qualifies me to teach this subject. I've taught middle school for a little over three years also which qualifies me to teach this subject.

GED

I am qualified to teach in this area because of my educational background. I have earned a Masters in Reading Education and I had to take several mathematical classes when completing my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. I have taught math in grades 3rd thru 8th grade; therefore I am qualified to teach this subject.

General Computer

I am qualified to tutor this subject because I have worked with computers for several years. I have also earned a Master's Degree in Educational Technology and one of the classes that I had to take centered around the specifics of general computer.

Grammar

I have been teaching language arts for 12 years. The grades in which I taught are 3rd through 8th. Also, I hold a master's in Reading Education.

Literature

I have been teaching reading/literature for 12 years. Not only do I have an endorsement in language arts, but I have a master's in Reading Education.

Microsoft Excel

As a student obtaining a Masters in Educational Technology, I was required to use Excel in creating gradebooks. I also used this application in my classroom. Therefore, I am qualified to teach this subject because I have more than 12 years of experience using this as well as other Microsoft Applications.

Microsoft PowerPoint

As a student obtaining a Masters in Educational Technology, I was required to use PowerPoint with all presentations. I also used this application in my classroom. Therefore, I am qualified to teach this subject because I have more than 12 years of experience using this as well as other Microsoft Applications.

Microsoft Project

I have worked with Microsoft Office for more than 10 years. As a secretary and teacher, I was often responsible for creating projects using this application, I have also earned a Masters Degree in Educational Technology, which also allowed me to explore and execute this application.

Microsoft Windows

I am a recent graduate of Concordia University with a major in Educational Technology. I am an avid user of Microsoft Windows and feel that my educational and hands on experience qualifies me in the use of this subject. I was a secretary for 15 years and was required to also use this program.

Microsoft Word

I am proficient in using Microsoft Word. I was a secretary for 15 plus years before becoming a teacher. I also have a master's in Educational Technology. I have over 20 years of experience with using Microsoft Word.

Phonics

I am a certified teacher with a K-9 certificate. I have Type 03-Elementary Education Certification with the State of Illinois. In order to be certified in teaching phonics, I need to assess their phonemic awareness which is the ability to distinguish the sounds in letters. Once students can do this, then instruction in phonic can begin. Students begin to blend sounds such as "at" to make words such as cat, bat, rat - we are now working with word families.

Proofreading

Reading and Writing are two subjects that go hand in hand. I have been teaching both subjects for 12 years in grades 3rd through 8th. I have both a bachelor's and master's degree in Elementary Education and Reading.

Reading

I am qualified to tutor in this subject because of my certification in both elementary education as well as in reading. I have a Masters in Reading Education which qualifies me as a Reading Specialist. I also have 12 years of teaching experience.

Spelling

Teaching language arts was part of my daily curriculum. Spelling and Vocabulary together and I taught these subjects in my 12 years of teaching. My undergrad degree qualifies me for teaching spelling to students.

Study Skills

I have taught 5th grade for 8 of the 12 years of teaching. My students either meet or exceeded on the state exam. I believe that my experience as a certified teacher qualifies me.

Vocabulary

Teaching vocabulary has always been the first thing I've done when introducing any academic subject. My 12 years of experience as well as educational background qualifies me to teach this subject.

Writing

My 12 years of teaching and educational experience qualifies me to teach this subject.

Cassandra’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Cassandra. View all of Cassandra’s resources

If I were to create a "Summer Slump Survival Guide" for students, I think what I would include 1. High Interest Short Novels 2. Webquests to integrate with novels by use of technology 3. Art activities to demonstrate comprehension of novel 4. Group Activities: It is always important for kids to be able to share or discuss readings with their peers as well adults 5... read more

I think it is a wonderful idea that WyzAnt has begun to offer Online Tutoring. We are in the technology age and this is another way to reach out to all students. I am so excited with this new platform being offered and feel that tutors should look into becoming online tutors as well. Thank you WyzAnt!

Chicago State University
Elementary Education
Concordia University Chicago
Master's
Concordia University Chicago
Master's

Education

Chicago State University (Elementary Education)

Concordia University Chicago (Master's)

Concordia University Chicago (Master's)

My child really enjoyed her time and patience! — My child liked Ms. Cassandra, very well. She gave our daughter a boost of self-esteem and confidence. All our questions and concerns were addressed, with trustworthy knowledge and professionalism. ...

— Denise, Crystal Lake, IL on 4/16/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Cassandra will travel within 10 miles of Elgin, IL 60123.


About Cassandra

Teaching is what I love to do and through differentiated instruction, and the integration of technology, I can help students become successful lifelong readers/learners. I believe that all students can learn with the right motivation!

I have 12 years of teaching experience as an elementary school teacher. My specialty area is Reading, however, I am certified to teach all elementary subjects. I hold a master's in Reading Education, as well as a bachelor’s in Elementary Education.

I decided to become a teacher because I wanted to make a difference in students' lives. In the years that I have been teaching, I must say that I am fulfilling my dream. Tutoring one-on-one has become very beneficial for my students, because it gives them the opportunity to grasp subject areas they have been struggling with.

Please, view my video and witness how I model reading for one of my students!

Testimonials

"My child really enjoyed her time and patience!"

- Denise, Crystal Lake, IL on 4/16/14
Cassandra replied on 4/17/2014

Wow! Thank you so much. I enjoyed talking and working with your daughter. She is motivated to learn and I look forward to working with her. She seemed to feel at ease while working with me and we enjoyed reading and discussing reading strategies.

"Good With Computers"

- Bob, Aurora, IL on 8/29/13
Cassandra replied on 8/30/2013

Thank you Bob for your feedback! Soon you will be able to will be able to maneuver around your computer.

"Kids get excited for their lesson"

- Tracie, Hampshire, IL on 6/19/13
Cassandra replied on 6/19/2013

Thank you so much for your feedback. The children are always a joy to work with. They are always both enthusiastic during our tutoring sessions. I love teaching and I am excited to hear that they look forwarding to working with me.

"Very enthusiastic!"

- Laura, Hampshire, IL on 4/2/13
Cassandra replied on 4/3/2013

Thank you for your feedback. I love working with your son and I am always excited seeing the progress with each session!

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Education

Chicago State University
Elementary Education
Concordia University Chicago
Master's
Concordia University Chicago
Master's

Education

Chicago State University (Elementary Education)

Concordia University Chicago (Master's)

Concordia University Chicago (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Elgin, IL 60123

Cassandra’s Subjects

Special Needs:
Phonics
Test Preparation:
GED

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.


Cassandra’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Cassandra. View all of Cassandra’s resources

If I were to create a "Summer Slump Survival Guide" for students, I think what I would include 1. High Interest Short Novels 2. Webquests to integrate with novels by use of technology 3. Art activities to demonstrate comprehension of novel 4. Group Activities: It is always important for kids to be able to share or discuss readings with their peers as well adults 5... read more

I think it is a wonderful idea that WyzAnt has begun to offer Online Tutoring. We are in the technology age and this is another way to reach out to all students. I am so excited with this new platform being offered and feel that tutors should look into becoming online tutors as well. Thank you WyzAnt!


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