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Gail K.

Highland Park, IL

$60/hr

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As a former teacher who adores children, I feel quite confident in my ability to help your child. I am certified in Elementary Education K-9, and my teaching certificate is currently registered in Lake County, Illinois. I have been a "preferred" substitute in North Shore School District 112 since 2009 and have also been an active substitute in Deerfield School District 109 for the past 2 years. I believe that academic success raises one's self-esteem and self-confidence. My goal is for your child to be successful in school. With your permission, I would be happy to contact your child's teacher to discuss his individual needs.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor"

- Lisa, Deerfield, IL on 6/18/14

"Very prepared"

- Jennifer, Highland Park, IL on 12/5/13
Math:
Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary
Computer:
General Computer, Macintosh
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Phonics
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English,
ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, Spanish
Test Preparation:
GED, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

Having raised 2 children with ADD/ADHD, I feel that I understand the challenges that ADD/ADHD students face. I've also had numerous opportunities to substitute for teachers who have one or more special needs students in their classroom. Your child's success is my goal.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified teacher in Illinois and hold a current Type 03 (K-9) teaching certificate. I did my teaching in Evanston School District 65, and after raising my children, returned the field of education. I have been a "preferred" substitute in North Shore School District 112 and Deerfield School District 109 for the past 4-5 years. Working with children is my passion and my goal is to see students succeed!

Elementary Math

I find that math is fascinating in that there is only one correct answer to a problem, but numerous ways of figuring out the one answer. As a contracted teacher, I taught all of the fifth grader math, reading and social studies. As a substitute teacher, I've taught math to students in kindergarten through 8th grade. I treat each student as an individual and know that each child learns differently. My enthusiasm is contagious and I have many techniques for making the learning of math a fun experience!

English

I have been a substitute teacher for many years and have had numerous positions in bilingual and dual languages classes. In addition, my former business employed many non-English speaking men and women. I am a stickler for proper grammar, spelling and punctuation, and I feel that I have had sufficient experience conversing in English with non-native English speakers.

Macintosh

I have been using a MacBook Pro computer for the past 5 years. I search the internet, use iPhoto, iMovie and I've made many Keynote presentations. I have had countless hours of one-to-one instruction at the Apple Store in order to learn how to utilize all of these programs.

Phonics

Substitute teaching has given me many hours of experience teaching children in the primary grades the letters of the alphabet and their individual sounds. I've also completed lessons on putting letters (consonant blends, consonant-vowel-consonant) together, sounding them out and then reading the word. There are so many "fun" activities to do to engage children in this learning process. Remembering what the sounds and words mean comes from repeating the word, acting it out, finding the sound in a story-telling session, and perhaps doing an art project that focuses on the newly learned sound or word. I find it so important to remember that the attention span of young children is quite short, so the activities planned should be appropriate for the age group.

Public Speaking

As a founding director of a 501(C)3 organization, I have been called on to speak to middle school students, high school students, parents and communities about the escalating epidemic of prescription pill abuse. I've done speech presentations in informal settings as well as formal presentations, using keynote slides, in large auditoriums.

Spanish

I studied Spanish for 2 years in middle school and 4 years in high school. For the past 5 years, I've substituted for teachers who teach bilingual and dual language students. The native language of most of these students is Spanish.

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University of Wisconsin, Northeastern University
El Ed K-9, Spanish

Education

University of Wisconsin, Northeastern University (El Ed K-9, Spanish)

Great Tutor — Gail has made the math sessions very enjoyable. My daughter looks forward to seeing Gail every week. We are looking forward to using Gail again next year. ...

— Lisa, Deerfield, IL on 6/18/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Gail will travel within 10 miles of Highland Park, IL 60035.


About Gail

As a former teacher who adores children, I feel quite confident in my ability to help your child. I am certified in Elementary Education K-9, and my teaching certificate is currently registered in Lake County, Illinois. I have been a "preferred" substitute in North Shore School District 112 since 2009 and have also been an active substitute in Deerfield School District 109 for the past 2 years. I believe that academic success raises one's self-esteem and self-confidence. My goal is for your child to be successful in school. With your permission, I would be happy to contact your child's teacher to discuss his individual needs.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor"

- Lisa, Deerfield, IL on 6/18/14

"Very prepared"

- Jennifer, Highland Park, IL on 12/5/13

Education

University of Wisconsin, Northeastern University
El Ed K-9, Spanish

Education

University of Wisconsin, Northeastern University (El Ed K-9, Spanish)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Highland Park, IL 60035

Gail’s Subjects

Math:
Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary
Computer:
General Computer, Macintosh
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Phonics
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English,
ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, Spanish
Test Preparation:
GED, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Spanish

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.


Gail’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 Gail. View all of Gail’s resources


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