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Mara J.

Tutor for English, Reading, etc. (Communicative Disorders)

Skokie, IL (60076)

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Hello! I'm Mara J., a current undergrad student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a Communicative Disorders and English major. I can tutor in various subjects: English, Math, Reading, Sociology, Geography, History, Psychology, Anatomy, and a bit of Microsoft tools and InDesign/Photoshop. I have taken both the ACT and theS AT, so I can help you prepare for them as well! I am also experienced in journalism and music composition. I like working with kids and was a peer tutor at my high school. I'd love to get the opportunity to help you learn something new!

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Mara’s subjects

Corporate Training:
College Counseling, General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Spanish
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, College Counseling, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary (K-6th), English, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Reading, Spanish, Writing
Special Needs:
Aspergers, Autism, Phonics, Special Needs
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Composition (Music), Drawing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Music:
Composition (Music), Songwriting, Voice (Music)
History:
American History, Anthropology, Classics, European History, Geography, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Language:
Spanish, Speech
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Anthropology, Physiology, Psychology, Sociology
Computer:
Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Probability, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

ACT English

The English section of the ACT was my highest score when I took the exam in high school. I am also an English major in college and have scored 5s in both the Language and Composition AP English exams.

Adobe InDesign

I have used InDesign for the production of my high school newspaper as well at a literary magazine. Both publications were award-winning publications in the NSPA. I am well versed in the various tools that one can use in it and have experience tutoring others to utilize it (I taught my reporters and other staff members).

Adobe Photoshop

I worked in high school newspapers and literary magazines for four years, which entailed a lot of Photoshop use. I have also taught others, such as my reporters and other staff members, how to utilize the program (even facilitated a summer day camp dedicated to the use of Photoshop and InDesign). Though my training for Photoshop has been more for journalistic purposes, I am familiar with the more creative and 'fun' uses of the program as well.

American History

I was a 2010 Illinois State History Fair finalist for my project about the American Playground Movement as well as an honors US History student. I have taken many years of American history classes outside of that and have even taken related courses in college such as American Literature (with a heavy American history component).

Anatomy

As a Communication Sciences and Disorders major, I have taken many college courses that involve anatomy such as Speech Science, Neuroscience, Hearing Science, and much more. While I am familiar with most of the muscles, bones, and nerves in the body, my expertise would be anatomy that involves speech production, cognition (the brain), and vestibulocochlear functions.

Anthropology

I have taken two college courses on anthropology, one based on cultural anthropology and the other based on a more biological study, and helped my peers through the subject. I have also taken other related courses including sociology and psychology.

Aspergers

I am a Communication Sciences and Disorders major, so I have studied much about the various Autism spectrum/Autism-related syndromes. I also have a brother who has Aspergers, so I am very experienced in working with children and young adults who have it.

Bible Studies

I took Catholic religion classes in a Catholic school for 14 years, on of which included a year of Theology. I am also well-versed in the views of the Bible not just from a Catholic standpoint or even a Christian one, but as well as from other religious denominations. I have helped to facilitate religious discussions among peers as well.

European History

I was an AP European History student in high school and received a 5 on my AP Euro exam. I am an English major with a focus on British/Euro-centric literature and that involves analysis of pieces, including the context of the time period that it was written.

Special Needs

I am a Communication Sciences and Disorders major, so much of my coursework involves children with special needs, especially those with language, speech, or hearing disabilities. I am well versed with the natures of many disorders as well as the assessments and interventions for them. In addition to that, I have experience in my own family with children with special needs as my brother has an ASD.

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Education

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

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Mara will travel within 5 miles of Skokie, IL 60076.

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