I love working with children and respect the uniqueness of each one. Learning should be non-threatening and fun. No two children are alike; I try to find the best methods for your individual child. Some kids need lots of hands-on activities; drawings and pictures, others absorb mostly by reading
, verbal explanations, and discussions. Regardless of which subject I am tutoring my job is to find the key to your individual child.
Teaching pre-schoolers for Operation Head Start was fun and rewarding; helping four and five year olds learn to function in a group setting while exposing them to their first formal education. It was exciting to see how pleased they were when they mastered a new skill! My education as a Child Care Technician, Medical Assistant, and Health Management and Education student has helped me find new and better ways of teaching or training students of all ages.
Many children need a little extra help to keep them on target with their homework assignments or reading, and other classes. Others need assistance with Study Skills
, organizing, keeping track of assignments and projects to make learning fun and less stressful. Everyday life skills as well as academic are an importatnt part of education. Depending on age I will assist them with learning to tell time, count money, cooki easy foods, pack lunches, hygiene, safety, manners, and other areas. These skills help them become more self sufficient. My goal is to help children enjoy learning and gain self-esteem. I often use games, skits, acting, and outings to teach life skills as well as academic subjects. The more they experience the more their curiosity is piqued to explore the word we live in. I rely on parents to let me know which areas need the most attention so we can work together to set up a plan.
Preparation for Kindergarten
and first grade
is one of my favorite areas. If you feel your child needs to enhance their basic skills to be successful prior to starting school, I can do this in a creative and fun manner.
12 hours notice required
If special materials are deemed helpful to a child parents should pay for these items of reimburse me for them.
Travels within 10 miles of Winnetka, IL 60093