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Michelle S.

Mchenry, IL

$40/hr

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

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

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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.

Testimonials

"Our missing piece"

- Martin, Lake Geneva, WI on 4/14/12

"Awesome Tutor!"

- Amy, Mundelein, IL on 10/19/11
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Astronomy,
Biology,
Ecology
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Sign Language,
Spanish
History:
American History, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science,
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Aspergers,
Autism,
Dyslexia,
Phonics, Special Needs
Business:
Career Development,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Biology,
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Spanish, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, Career Development,
GED
Sports/Recreation:
Chess, Needlework
Corporate Training:
Career Development,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Sign Language,
Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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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.

Michelle’s Resources

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Hi. I am Michelle S. I have 26 years experience teaching within the special education department. I have certificates in elementary education and special education. I am looking to work with students over the summer doing fun, educational activities to keep their skills fresh.

Northeastern Illinois University
University of Phoenix Online
EdD

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, 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.


About Michelle

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.

Testimonials

"Our missing piece"

- Martin, Lake Geneva, WI on 4/14/12

"Awesome Tutor!"

- Amy, Mundelein, IL on 10/19/11
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Education

Northeastern Illinois University
University of Phoenix Online
EdD

Education

Northeastern Illinois University

University of Phoenix Online (EdD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Mchenry, IL 60050

Michelle’s Subjects

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


Michelle’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 Michelle. View all of Michelle’s resources

Hi. I am Michelle S. I have 26 years experience teaching within the special education department. I have certificates in elementary education and special education. I am looking to work with students over the summer doing fun, educational activities to keep their skills fresh.


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