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Melissa R.

Buffalo Grove, IL

$75/hour

On Maternity Leave and Looking to Connect!

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Roosevelt University
Early Childhood
National Louis
MEd
Roosevelt University
Other

Education

Roosevelt University (Early Childhood)

National Louis (MEd)

Roosevelt University (Other)

About Melissa

Hi! I started my teaching career with a degree in Early Childhood with certification to also teach special education. I then got my master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction. A few years back, I returned to school to extend my certificate to also be certified to teach Elementary Education (through 8th grade). For the past 7 years, I have been teaching 2nd grade. Before that I taught 1st grade for 2 years. I decided to take this coming school year off to spend time with my son who I just had at the end of April- you just can't get this time back, as much as I will miss my job!
That being said, I would love to work with students to help them with reading, math, writing assignments, or different enrichment activities. I had a long standing tutoring appointment with a child in 3rd grade (a past 2nd grade student of mine) to the end of his 4th grade year. The aspect that I love most about tutoring is the one-on-one time with students and the opportunity to spend time working on needed areas. Sometimes in teaching, you can't give each student the individual attention he/she needs- tutoring is the opposite! It's all the great things about being a teacher!
I am familiar with the Common Core, area school expectations and assessments, and I worked closely in developing curriculum for my grade level each year. In addition, I would be able to determine how to best use our time together. I love helping students read to learn and comprehend, as well as push themselves to be the best they can in all areas. Furthermore, my real passion is helping students understand math concepts!

I absolutely LOVE math! It is very concrete and makes sense! I love teaching kids how to understand math concepts. I excelled in math in middle school, junior high, and high school. It's still a passion of mine.

I was on the committee to develop my grade level's curriculum for the Common Core. I was also on the committee that helped to "unpack" the standards and decide which ones to power/focus on.

I have been an elementary teacher for the past 9 years!

I would love the opportunity to work with your child! Thank you for taking the time to read this!
Hi! I started my teaching career with a degree in Early Childhood with certification to also teach special education. I then got my master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction. A few years back, I returned to school to extend my certificate to also be certified to teach Elementary Education (through 8th grade). For the past 7 years, I have been Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 13 miles of Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Prealgebra
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Language:
Reading, Spanish
Special Needs:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary

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.

Common Core

I was on the committee to develop my grade level's curriculum for the Common Core. I was also on the committee that helped to "unpack" the standards and decide which ones to power/focus on.

Elementary (K-6th)

I've been an elementary teacher for 9 years! I am certified through 8th grade.

Handwriting

I used handwriting programs for my first and second graders. Proper, neat handwriting is very important to me!

Phonics

As a first and second grade teacher, I worked with phonics and teaching students to read every day!

Roosevelt University
Early Childhood
National Louis
MEd
Roosevelt University
Other

Education

Roosevelt University (Early Childhood)

National Louis (MEd)

Roosevelt University (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Melissa will travel within 13 miles of Buffalo Grove, IL 60089.