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Saran O.

Rockford, IL

$35/hr

Enthusiastic English/Language Arts/Writing Tutor!

Background check passed as of 1/30/14
Usually responds in about 18 hours

Enthusiastic English/Language Arts/Writing Tutor!

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Welcome parents/guardians and students! I am a certified teacher hoping to share my love of learning and determined mindset. I am patient, but I work diligently to find solutions for my students to improve their reading/writing/speaking skills. I believe in thoroughly assessing learners as they achieve better mastery of their subject and empowering them to want to do their best!

My experience ranges from tutoring struggling 6th graders in Chicago Public Schools to teaching writing and literature to college-bound high school seniors (some of my most successful learners were labeled Special Education). While I enjoy teaching, I have also coached Speech and Drama for an award-winning team of students! I have over five years of proficient classroom experience in Illinois public schools (grades 6-12). I am a Golden Apple Scholar of Illinois and award nominee.

My schedule can be flexible. I am available mostly evenings and weekends. I look forward to helping any student reach their academic goals. Please contact me today to begin improvement!

Testimonials

"Great English and Writing Tutor. Highly Recommend! PATIENCE is her Virtue!"

- Jill, Summerville, SC on 12/2/11

"Great Tutor"

- Kelly, Summerville, SC on 8/3/11

"She come highly recommended"

- Denise, North Charleston, SC on 11/28/10
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading, 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.

Public Speaking

I hold a B.A. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in English/Secondary Education. I also hold a valid Illinois teaching certificate for grades 6-12 which includes an endorsement in Speech Communications (20+ college hours of Speech education). I have been a presenter at two different teaching conferences in Illinois sharing my presentation skills and classroom ideas for teaching dramatic interpretation and basic speaking skills to students. I have taught basic public speaking to youth as well as adults and have been a speech/drama coach and forensics judge for Illinois High School Association (IHSA) speech competitions.

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
English

Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (English)

Great English and Writing Tutor. Highly Recommend! PATIENCE is her Virtue! — Saran is an amazing English tutor. I cannot speak more highly of her teaching skills that come through during her tutoring sessions with my daughter. Saran is always thorough, on-time, flexible and explains English writing concepts very well. She helps my daughter develop techniques of her own to use which will help the rest of the way thru High School and College. She is very supportive, imag ...

— Jill, Summerville, SC on 12/2/11

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Saran will travel within 40 miles of Rockford, IL 61107.


About Saran

Welcome parents/guardians and students! I am a certified teacher hoping to share my love of learning and determined mindset. I am patient, but I work diligently to find solutions for my students to improve their reading/writing/speaking skills. I believe in thoroughly assessing learners as they achieve better mastery of their subject and empowering them to want to do their best!

My experience ranges from tutoring struggling 6th graders in Chicago Public Schools to teaching writing and literature to college-bound high school seniors (some of my most successful learners were labeled Special Education). While I enjoy teaching, I have also coached Speech and Drama for an award-winning team of students! I have over five years of proficient classroom experience in Illinois public schools (grades 6-12). I am a Golden Apple Scholar of Illinois and award nominee.

My schedule can be flexible. I am available mostly evenings and weekends. I look forward to helping any student reach their academic goals. Please contact me today to begin improvement!

Testimonials

"Great English and Writing Tutor. Highly Recommend! PATIENCE is her Virtue!"

- Jill, Summerville, SC on 12/2/11

"Great Tutor"

- Kelly, Summerville, SC on 8/3/11

"She come highly recommended"

- Denise, North Charleston, SC on 11/28/10
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Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
English

Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (English)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Rockford, IL 61107

Saran’s Subjects

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading, 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.


Background Check Status for Saran O.

Saran O. passed a background check on 1/30/14. The check was ordered by Saran through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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