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Margery A.

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Joliet, IL (60435)

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Dear Prospective Students,

My name is Margie, and I am a certified teacher in Illinois.

I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in French from Bradley University, one of the best private universities in the nation. Also from Bradley, I earned a Master's in Business Administration.

I have a Master of Arts in French from Illinois State University. In Sept. 2010, I took the ICTS content tests for Spanish and French and passed both. This is a requirement for high school teachers of these languages.

Here's feedback from the mother of one of my WyzAnt students from May 2011:

"Due to Margery's helpful feedback and review techniques, my daughter went from "C" to ending the quarter with an "A". She will be able to enroll in French 3 this fall and will continue to tutor with Margery over the summer and into the next school year! Margery has made all the difference in the world for my daughter enjoying French again! Thank you so very much!"

I studied elementary education at Governors State University to obtain my teaching certificate.

I worked as a writer for a corporation for a couple years and wrote freelance as well. I also worked as an account executive for a Chicago advertising agency.

In addition, I taught English as a Second Language at Joliet Junior College for several years to adults from all around the globe, and also taught French there and at Illinois Central College.

I have taught all ages and nearly all subjects. Recently, I taught beginning and advanced English as a Second Language at the local junior college. My most recent Wyzant students needed help with high school French and college business communications courses. I have experience with common tests, such as the GED, ACT, and ASVAB.

I am knowledgeable about the key elements to master in order to improve reading fluency and comprehension.

As for my teaching style, I am very enthusiastic about teaching and learning, and I believe my positive, can-do attitude makes learning interesting and fun for students. I follow proven teaching strategies.

My strongest areas are: reading and writing, grammar, literature, social studies, science, and French. Math is one of my favorite subjects, and I am certified to teach math through 9th grade. However, I would not be the best choice for more advanced math.

I work well with students of all ages and backgrounds and am able to adapt to their learning style and create challenging but achievable lessons. Aside from teaching work, I recruit and train people all over the world for a chess website. I'd like to get chess in more schools!

I am confident that we will achieve great things together!

Thank you!

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Margery’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Economics, ESL/ESOL, French, Grammar
Test Preparation:
GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Economics, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, French, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
American History, European History, Geography, Religion, World History
ESL/ESOL, French
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified for general elementary education and enjoy working with younger students. I am patient with struggling students but also have high expectations. It is always wise to schedule one meeting with parent present and to proceed from there.

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Bradley University (French)

Bradley University (MBA)

Illinois State University (Master's)

Wonderful for Economics Margery was wonderful for my daughter. Very hardworking, very focus but extremely patient. She was also excellent for working out times when there were conflicts or the like. I highly recommend her. ...

— Nancy from Frankfort, IL on 12/24/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Margery will travel within 30 miles of Joliet, IL 60435.

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