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I am a professional educator with 15+ years experience as a teacher and tutor, working with elementary, middle school, high school, and adult students. My areas of expertise include all academic elementary subject areas, middle school and high school language arts, social studies and geography, and adult ESL teaching/tutoring. I have four of my own children ranging in age from 7-17. I have much experience teaching a variety of ages, subject areas, and ability levels. I have experience working with students with special needs in my regular education classrooms. In addition I received ESL training while working as an ESL tutor in an elementary school and as an ESL instructor in an adult continuing education program through a local community college. I take the approach of meeting students where they are at academically, identifying their needs and developing a plan of how to provide an appropriate individualized tutoring program to help them succeed. I look forward to new challenges by helping students find success in areas that may be challenging for them. I have been very successful helping former students as well as my own children become successful in a variety of academic areas. I look forward to working with new students to help them meet their academic needs.
I was an elementary school teacher for 11 years, type 03 certificate, grades K-9. Developed and taught an Outdoor Education summer school class for k-5th grade elementary students for three summers in Park Ridge, IL. Taught all academic subject areas in both 4th and 5th grades for three years. Taught 6th grade middle school students reading, language arts, and social studies for 8 years in both public elementary and middle schools in Park Ridge, IL. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Elementary Education and a Minor in Social Science. I also possess a Master of Education Degree. I currently hold Endorsements in Social Studies and Language Arts at the middle school level, as well.
I tutored ESL elementary school students for a year in an elementary school. During that time I took several classes and workshops designed to train me to work with ESL students. I also taught adult ESL Students English in an Adult Education Program through Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, IL. I received ESL training while participating in that program, as well.
Northeastern Illinois University
National Louis University, Illinois (MEd)
Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00
Cancellation: 24 hours notice required
Laura will travel within 15 miles of Lake Zurich, IL 60047.
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