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Michelle S.

Exp. Special Ed. Teacher specializing in reading and study skills

Mchenry, IL (60297)

Travel radius
15 miles
Hourly fee
$40.00
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Hi. My name is Michelle S. I am a high school special education teacher with 25 years of experience. I have co-taught in general science classes within the public schools. I have spent over 10 years teaching students study skills.

I believe in using as many senses as possible in the learning experience. I will have a student use his/her large muscles to learn or I may make review games for the computer.

I have completed a two week NASA workshop held in Mississippi as well as a workshop held at the Field Museum in Chicago. I am known as the Star Lady in my area. I have given presentations about astronomy and space science to school groups, library groups, the Boy Scouts, and the Girl Scouts. Come with me and learn about our solar system and universe.

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Michelle’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Career Development, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Sign Language, Spanish
Sports/Recreation:
Chess, Needlework
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, Career Development, GED
Homeschool:
Biology, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Spanish, Study Skills, Writing
Special Needs:
Business:
Career Development, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
History:
American History, Social Studies
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Sign Language, Spanish
Science:
ACT Science, Astronomy, Biology, Ecology
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

ADD/ADHD

I have a son who has ADD. I have also spent 25 years as a special education teacher. Many of my students have also had ADD.

Aspergers

During my 25 years as a special education, I have taught several students who have had Aspergers. I also learned a lot about Aspergers when I had two students who had Aspergers in my Astronomy club.

Astronomy

I am a Solar System Ambassador through NASA's JPL. I have done astronomy presentations through local libraries, Boy Scout groups, Girl Scout groups and community college summer programs.

Autism

In my 25 years of teaching in special education, I have dealt with students who have autism.

Biology

I have co-taught in high school biology for about 5 years. I have co-taught in science for about 15 years.

Career Development

I have taught career education classes in a public school situation for several years. The student would go through a process from interest inventories to completing job applications and creating resumes.

Dyslexia

I have taught in high school special ed for about 25 years. I have worked with students who are dyslexic in those 25 years.

Ecology

In my teaching experience, I spent about 10 years working with a biology curriculum that had an ecology basis to it.

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold an elementary ed certificate for the state of Illinois as well as a special education certificate for K-age 21.

Elementary Science

Elementary Science is one of my favorite topics. In my teaching life and in my experiences as a Solar System Ambassador through NASA, I have learned a great deal about Elementary Science.

Sign Language

I have taken a sign language course. I am familiar with many of the basic signs.

Special Needs

I hold an LBS special education teaching certificate.

Study Skills

I have taught study skills classes in the public high school for well over a decade. I am able to edit this to any grade level. I have 25 years experience as a special education teacher.

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Education

Northeastern Illinois University

University of Phoenix Online (EdD)

Our missing piece My grandson took to Michelle right off the bat. She has started to bring out a part of our little man and make him shine. What a wonderful person we have found on WyzAnt. I could not be more pleased with what she is doing. I could not be happier. My grandson loves her and talks with his mother and father who are away serving this great country In The Afgan. Ms. Michelle has brought the right comb ...

— Martin from Lake Geneva, WI on 4/14/12);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Michelle will travel within 15 miles of Mchenry, IL 60050.

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