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Peggy M.

Mokena, IL

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Peggy M. Elementary and Special Needs Tutor

Background check passed as of 1/24/14
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Peggy M. Elementary and Special Needs Tutor

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Hi! My name is Peggy M. I am excited to have an opportunity to be your tutor. I love to help children reach their goals and feel successful in school. I taught in New Lenox School District for 13 years. I have a bachelors degree from Saint Francis University (1999), and also a masters degree in Education Administration from Governor State University (2009). I also have 18 credit hours in special education and an endorsement in special education administration. I taught first grade for 11 years, third grade for one year, and six grade for a 1/2 year when I was asked to be the interim assistant principal for two schools. I have tutored independently for the 13 years I have taught. I resigned from my position to go back to school to become a psychologist to work with students and families who have depression and/or any type of mental illness. I love being able to work one-on-one with a student or in a small group.

As a teacher I was completely involved in the school and loved learning and being a part of new ways to assist children in their educational career. I was a team leader, on various curriculum committees, on the district autism team, PTO teacher representative, a recipient of the district award Those Who Make A Difference, and Who's Who in Education.

My style for teaching is to work with children as an individual. Not every child learns the same way. Differentiation is the key to helping a child succeed in the classroom. I also believe that making learning fun and giving students tools to be successful will make them want to learn and it will not be a chore for them when completing school work. I believe all students can learn and be successful in school, but you need to tap into their likes, dislikes, social skills and so much more to bring out an individual child's strengths. I love to see when the door has opened and the light is shining through showing in a child's mind. There is nothing better than seeing the child who feels confident because they are finally understanding how to process the information and it is making sense to them.

I love working with children and look forward to making learning fun and relevant. I would love the opportunity to work with your child.



Math:
Prealgebra
English:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
History:
American History, Government & Politics, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Autism,
Phonics,
Special Needs
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
Prealgebra, Reading,
Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
GED
Corporate Training:
Grammar

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.

ADD/ADHD

I have taken 24 credit hours in special education. Plus, I have had many students with ADD/ADHD, and dealt with each student differently because each student has different needs with ADD/ADHD. I want to show them and give them tools that they can not only use with me while tutoring but when they are in the classroom.

Autism

I am qualified to tutor in this area because I currently work with a student who is autistic. I work with him four hours a day. I have created a token economy to assist him in learning to sit for 5 min. or longer. As I work with him, we not only work on educational activities but behavior due to the fact he is currently non-verbal and he is starting to talk and complete sentences. I work with the parents every Saturday taking him out to new places he has never been (i.e., mall, library, zoo,etc.) to learn not only how to behave but new vocabulary words. I also been on the district Autistic team to assist teachers in how to work with children who are autistic in his/her classroom. I have also created social stories for the students to use when they are having difficulty in an area or I feel there could be difficulty when he or she is trying something new.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a teaching certificate in K-9.

Phonics

I have taught first grade for 11 years, and phonics was a huge part of the curriculum. I also taught phonemic awareness for the students, and have a great deal of knowledge using Fontes and Ponell. For five years, I was the school representative for our Reading Curriculum.

Reading

During my 13 years as a teacher, I have tutored numerous students in reading, and I was the school representative and mentor for our district's reading program.

Special Needs

I have 24 credit hours in Special Education, and my additional endorsement with my Master's Degree was in Administration in Special Education. While I taught first grade, 10 out of the 11 years I had students with various special needs in my classroom.

Study Skills

I tutored students in my classes, and gave them strategies to be more successful in the classroom and while they were preparing for tests. I showed students I have tutored in the past in Jr. High how to take notes, and how to highlight their notes to assist them with studying for a test they may have at school. Students scores increased with my assistance.

University St. Francis
Education
Governor State University
Master's

Education

University St. Francis (Education)

Governor State University (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Under certain circumstances I am willing to adjust my rate.

Travel policy

Peggy will travel within 20 miles of Mokena, IL 60448.


About Peggy

Hi! My name is Peggy M. I am excited to have an opportunity to be your tutor. I love to help children reach their goals and feel successful in school. I taught in New Lenox School District for 13 years. I have a bachelors degree from Saint Francis University (1999), and also a masters degree in Education Administration from Governor State University (2009). I also have 18 credit hours in special education and an endorsement in special education administration. I taught first grade for 11 years, third grade for one year, and six grade for a 1/2 year when I was asked to be the interim assistant principal for two schools. I have tutored independently for the 13 years I have taught. I resigned from my position to go back to school to become a psychologist to work with students and families who have depression and/or any type of mental illness. I love being able to work one-on-one with a student or in a small group.

As a teacher I was completely involved in the school and loved learning and being a part of new ways to assist children in their educational career. I was a team leader, on various curriculum committees, on the district autism team, PTO teacher representative, a recipient of the district award Those Who Make A Difference, and Who's Who in Education.

My style for teaching is to work with children as an individual. Not every child learns the same way. Differentiation is the key to helping a child succeed in the classroom. I also believe that making learning fun and giving students tools to be successful will make them want to learn and it will not be a chore for them when completing school work. I believe all students can learn and be successful in school, but you need to tap into their likes, dislikes, social skills and so much more to bring out an individual child's strengths. I love to see when the door has opened and the light is shining through showing in a child's mind. There is nothing better than seeing the child who feels confident because they are finally understanding how to process the information and it is making sense to them.

I love working with children and look forward to making learning fun and relevant. I would love the opportunity to work with your child.




Education

University St. Francis
Education
Governor State University
Master's

Education

University St. Francis (Education)

Governor State University (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
3 hours notice required

Under certain circumstances I am willing to adjust my rate.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Mokena, IL 60448

Peggy’s Subjects

Math:
Prealgebra
English:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
History:
American History, Government & Politics, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Autism,
Phonics,
Special Needs
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
Prealgebra, Reading,
Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
GED
Corporate Training:
Grammar

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.


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