My name is Jaclyn,and I am a Sophomore at The School Of The Art Institute of Chicago.
I am from Skokie, IL, but I am willing to tutor in the city or in far neighborhoods in suburbs such as Highland Park.
Before you read about my background, I want to inform you about the advantage that I have over many other tutors. I Not only have experience with children and adults with special needs, through my work with "Keshet" and "Keshet Gadol," but I most frequently tutor students who move at a slow pace, students who have Learning Disabilities, and students with ADHD. The reason I am most helpful to these students is because I myself have the same disadvantage, and despite this disadvantage, I constantly add helpful tools and strategies that enable me to succeed. I can step into the shoes of these students, how they comprehend, how to phrase the directions, how much time they need to prepare and work, and how to divide the work so that they do not feel like it is too much. Time management, and developing better study skills/better executive functioning skills are important for these students, and are always projects in process. I can find away to creatively engage and connect to their work. I believe that the best tutors are those who personalize their method of tutoring by recognizing whether their student is an auditory learner, a visual learner,or kinetic learner. Tutors must always keep in mind what is in the best interest of the student, and must be patient,friendly,and respectful. Although the tutoring may not always be in a school setting, a tutor must always remain professional.
I Have been tutoring students from elementary school to Adults and College Students. Since 2007, I have been privately tutoring throughout the North shore to downtown Chicago in English/Grammar, Hebrew, Judaic studies, and preparing many bar/bat mitzvah students (and sometimes their parents). Originally, I was accepted to The University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)to study English and creative writing, yet after my time abroad in Israel, I chose to follow my passion for the arts with an emphasis in Architecture/Interior Architecture and Design. I attended Ida Crown Jewish Academy (where I was on the honors track and later AP/ Honors English Seminar)especially in English, as I my writing was featured in their literary magazine, and on their website. In addition to my experience in formal writing, Reading comprehension, literature, and grammar, I explored the world of prose, poetry and creative writing. I was an Illinois State winner for the National Letters on Literature Essay contest in 2010, as well as the Associated Talmud Torah's Asher Essay contest in 2011. After taking AP English Language and Composition,I applied the knowledge and tools from that course to my preparation for my ACT. I received tutoring myself in a few areas of the ACT, ultimately increasing my composite score by 5 points. Because I myself went through the Act, AP, and especially the College prep process, I can empathize with the students I tutor, ease their stress,organize,and motivate them. Over the course of my college preparation, I completed four ACT tests (improving each time), and submitted more than ten college essays.
I also have background experience in other subjects including public speaking, history, especially in Art as well as in Judaic Studies. I attended Solomon Schechter Day School until eighth grade, and Ida Crown Jewish Academy for high school. I am fortunate to say that I have a HUGE archive of Hebrew/Religious studies, from Bible, To Prophets, to Gemara/Talmud, to Halacha/Law, to Hebrew language, writing, and conversation. This background enables me to teach Hebrew to adults and students, as well as young adults preparing for their Bar/Bat Mitzvot. Although I myself am a practicing modern orthodox Jewish woman, when I attended Schechter I learned how to "lane,"(read and sing the torah tropes/portions) how to chant the haftorah, and how to lead services.
I am an athlete, with a passion for running, basketball, softball, biking, etc. I practice yoga on a daily basis and I am aiming to take a course to become a certified instructor this summer. As I have mentioned earlier I am an Artist and and Art student, and I am always seeking opportunities to assist other artists and/or art student. The same is true for music, as I am an experienced music student and vocalist. I play Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, and I can read and write music as well. In Grade school I played clarinet in the school band, and have knowledge to assist musicians who play these same instruments.
-----Schedule is based on my semester, yet majority of the time, I am available in the afternoon/late afternoon/evening, and on weekends.
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