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Kate M.

Park Forest, IL

$40/hr

Certified Teacher - Tutor in Reading, Math, Science, Test Prep, +

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My work with children began in high school, when I tutored elementary students and volunteered as a Big Brothers and Big Sisters Mentor. During college, I worked as an America Reads tutor in a 2nd grade classroom. I also tutored and led study groups for other undergraduates in Biology, Chemistry, and Math. In addition, I worked with children and families at a local zoo and animal sanctuary, providing formal and informal presentations about native animals. After college, I moved to Chicago and began pursuing my teaching certification. While back in school, I worked full-time as a nanny. In my spare time, I volunteer as a tutor to a high school student and as a writing coach for 4th-12th graders.

In 2007, I got my B.S. in Biology from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. In 2011, I obtained my K-9 teaching certification. While pursuing my certification, I have observed, assisted, and taught in all grade levels kindergarten through eighth.

My educational philosophy:
I believe that students learn best when they are engaged and motivated. I do my best to help students learn content and skills through the use of fun, hands-on activities that connect learning to their real-life experiences. In everything we do, I include skills that will transfer to other areas of the student’s schooling and life: problem-solving, critical thinking, time management, etc.

Math:
Algebra 1, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Probability, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking, Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Genetics, Philosophy, Physical Science, Psychology, Sociology, Zoology
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Photography
Language:
Speech
History:
American History, Geography, Social Studies, World History
Art:
Photography
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Biology, Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th),
English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, Praxis,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I am a Type 03 (K-9) certified teacher in Illinois. I completed my clinicals in a Kindergarten classroom, student taught in a 2nd grade classroom, and have worked in varying capacities in every grade level K-8. I have taught 1st grade in Chicago Public Schools for several years.

Phonics

I have a K-9 teaching certificate and have taught in Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade classrooms. I spent several years teaching 1st, which is heavily focused on phonics, basic grammar, and learning to read. I use many hands-on phonics activities that I have developed and made. Students entered my classroom with limited or no reading ability and left as confident, independent readers.

Praxis

I am a Type 03 (K-9) certified teacher in Illinois. Although not required to take the Praxis for certification, I recently took the Praxis test and received a score of 193, for which I received the Praxis Recognition of Excellence Award.

In addition, I scored high on all of the Illinois tests I was required to take for certification: a 297 on the Illinois Basic Skills Test (similar to the Praxis I), a 288 on the Content Area Exam (similar to the Praxis II: Elem Ed Content Knowledge), and a 288 on the APT (similar to the Praxis II: Elem Ed Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment).

I can provide proof of these scores if needed.

Thank you.

Reading

I am a Type 03 (K-9) certified teacher in Illinois. I completed my clinicals in a Kindergarten classroom, student taught in a 2nd grade classroom, and taught 1st grade in Chicago Public Schools for several years. My extensive experience in K-2 means that I have focused much of my time and energy on helping young students with phonics and learning to read.

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago Illinois
Other

Education

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago Illinois (Other)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kate will travel within 10 miles of Park Forest, IL 60466.


About Kate

My work with children began in high school, when I tutored elementary students and volunteered as a Big Brothers and Big Sisters Mentor. During college, I worked as an America Reads tutor in a 2nd grade classroom. I also tutored and led study groups for other undergraduates in Biology, Chemistry, and Math. In addition, I worked with children and families at a local zoo and animal sanctuary, providing formal and informal presentations about native animals. After college, I moved to Chicago and began pursuing my teaching certification. While back in school, I worked full-time as a nanny. In my spare time, I volunteer as a tutor to a high school student and as a writing coach for 4th-12th graders.

In 2007, I got my B.S. in Biology from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. In 2011, I obtained my K-9 teaching certification. While pursuing my certification, I have observed, assisted, and taught in all grade levels kindergarten through eighth.

My educational philosophy:
I believe that students learn best when they are engaged and motivated. I do my best to help students learn content and skills through the use of fun, hands-on activities that connect learning to their real-life experiences. In everything we do, I include skills that will transfer to other areas of the student’s schooling and life: problem-solving, critical thinking, time management, etc.

Education

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago Illinois
Other

Education

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago Illinois (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Park Forest, IL 60466

Kate’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Probability, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking, Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Genetics, Philosophy, Physical Science, Psychology, Sociology, Zoology
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Photography
Language:
Speech
History:
American History, Geography, Social Studies, World History
Art:
Photography
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Biology, Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th),
English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, Praxis,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

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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