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Carrie S.

Kind and Fun Tutor Specializing in Grades 3-8 Rdg/Eng/Grammar/Writing

Libertyville, IL (60048)

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I am a former elementary school teacher, currently working part-time as a librarian in an underprivileged school. I have many years of experience working with students on a one-on-one basis, as well as in small groups. I am patient and kind, have a great sense of humor, and will employ different methods to help your child achieve success, based on his/her learning style. I create my own literature-based units, which are easily adaptable for use in enrichment as well as skill development.

I am eager to start working with your child!

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Carrie’s subjects

Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified in Elementary Education (Type 03/K-9th) and taught 6th grade (self-contained). I was also a substitute teacher of all subjects/all grades, and am currently a librarian at a pre-K through 8th grade school.

Elementary Math

I taught 6th grade (self-contained); was a math teacher for team. I have several years' experience tutoring math through grade 9.


I taught English as 6th grade teacher; I have several years' experience tutoring English and other subjects.


My best subject! Based on past experience/results, I am confident that I can teach grammar in a clear, easily understandable manner.


In addition to being a former classroom teacher, I worked part-time in a children's bookstore for several years. I am currently a school librarian, and have vast knowledge of children's/young adult literature.


On a voluntary basis, I pulled lowest 2nd grade reading group for extra help in reading/vocab/phonics during 2011-2012 school year. As a librarian, phonics skills are touched upon during library time, by reading/discussing books (pre-K, K, 1, and 2).


As it goes hand-in-hand with grammar, this is also my best subject! I am very detail-oriented, and not only do I focus on mechanics, but also structure and form. I will guide students in making their paper MAKE SENSE.


As a librarian, I read to students pre-K through 8th grade. I also engage them in oral question-and-answer sessions, testing for comprehension, cause/effect, theme, as well as other literary concepts.


One of my best subjects! As a tutor, I have certain tactics I use to get students to quickly learn how to spell words correctly, study for spelling tests, and RETAIN the spelling of the words.

Study Skills

As a librarian, I have received groups of students (mostly gr 5-8) to work on study skills/study for tests. As a volunteer tutor at an underprivileged school (2008-2010), study skills were focused on often.


One of my best subjects! I love words, the origins of their roots, and what they mean. Having a more vast vocabulary enhances both oral and written experiences. Simply put, students understand concepts more easily when they have an extensive vocabulary to back them up.


One of my best subjects! In college, I used to take writing courses just for fun. I have extensive experience as a writing tutor.

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National College of Education

Passionate about helping! — Carrie was fast to respond, and we quickly set up a time to meet for our initial interview. Based on our initial discussion, she did great legwork and prep for our 1st lesson. My daughter has been happy with her help with Language Arts and test preparation assistance. She has been helpful in sharing information about books my daughter may find interesting, which something she needs terribly! Carr ...

— Matt from Grayslake, IL on 3/6/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Carrie will travel within 6 miles of Libertyville, IL 60048.

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