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Benae C.

Chicago, IL

$45/hour

Effective English Tutor Specializing in Reading and Test Prep Skills

Background check passed as of 12/23/11
5.0 average from 162 ratings
Creative teacher with the ability to pinpoint a childs strengths and weaknesses
— Stephanie, Chicago, IL on 6/3/11

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Governors State University, University Park, Illinois
Secondary English Language Arts
Governors State University, University Park, Illinois
MEd

Education

Governors State University, University Park, Illinois (Secondary English Language Arts)

Governors State University, University Park, Illinois (MEd)

About Benae

Now accepting clients for summer tutoring.

I am a middle school Reading teacher, highly qualified in grades 6-12. I also have a successful test prep and placement record for students in middle school through college.

I love working with students of all ages. I take a very hands-on approach to teaching English/Language Arts. I think learning and education should be fun and enlightening, not boring and hated as it is by most students in the education system. I create lessons that are directly related to the student's needs and current curriculum. I try to find ways to link ideas so that the retention level is at a much higher rate.

I am able to tutor in other subject matters such as math, science, or history, but for elementary students only. Other subjects for high school are based on rigorous note-taking techniques, not application and understanding.

I look forward to working with you and your student!
Now accepting clients for summer tutoring.

I am a middle school Reading teacher, highly qualified in grades 6-12. I also have a successful test prep and placement record for students in middle school through college.

I love working with students of all ages. I take a
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Cancellation
2 hours notice required

Default rate is $45/hour session. Rate may change on a per student basis, based on distance, age, and tutoring needs.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Chicago, IL 60655
Background Check: Passed

"Creative teacher with the ability to pinpoint a childs strengths and weaknesses"

- Stephanie, Chicago, IL on 6/3/11

"Great tutor"

- Peggy, Chicago, IL on 2/12/13

"Excitedly Pleased"

- Michael, Lansing, IL on 10/22/12

"Amazing!"

- Agnes, Chicago, IL on 5/12/12

"Benae is amazing"

- Eleanor, Palos Heights, IL on 1/18/12

"Perfect tutor!"

- Vanessa, Homer Glen, IL on 9/15/11

"Aewesome Tutor"

- Jackie, Orland Park, IL on 7/9/11

"Great Tutor!!"

- Lola, Chicago, IL on 7/3/11

"Fabulous tutor!"

- Colette, Tinley Park, IL on 4/13/11
Math:
ACT Math,
Elementary Math, Prealgebra
Science:
ACT Science
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science,
Career Development, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Special Needs:
Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development, 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.

ACT English

I teach various strategies and tactics for raising ACT test scores. I use various resources for the English and Math sections to reinforce rules and formulas needed on the exam. The Science and Reading sessions focus on training the brain to look for and find the correct answers quickly and effectively to give the student confidence and higher test scores.

ACT Math

I teach various strategies and tactics for raising ACT test scores. I use various resources for the English and Math sections to reinforce rules and formulas needed on the exam. The Science and Reading sessions focus on training the brain to look for and find the correct answers quickly and effectively to give the student confidence and higher test scores.

ACT Reading

I teach various strategies and tactics for raising ACT test scores. I use various resources for the English and Math sections to reinforce rules and formulas needed on the exam. The Science and Reading sessions focus on training the brain to look for and find the correct answers quickly and effectively to give the student confidence and higher test scores.

ACT Science

I teach various strategies and tactics for raising ACT test scores. I use various resources for the English and Math sections to reinforce rules and formulas needed on the exam. The Science and Reading sessions focus on training the brain to look for and find the correct answers quickly and effectively to give the student confidence and higher test scores.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been tutoring K-6th grade students for 10 years. Additionally, I have subbed in suburban and city schools since 2009, working with students K-12 in general and special education.

I work with students one on one to find the missing link that is overlooked in the classroom environment. I pinpoint the student's needs and use various approaches to help the student self-motivate, while sticking with the student's classroom curriculum and teacher strategies.

Special Needs

I have been working with special needs students for 2 years. I am employed with a self-contained cooperative that works with several suburbian school districts for students K-22yrs, that have various developmental disabilities. Our programs offer academics, vocational, personal/social skills, and daily living skills teaching to prepare students with diverse abilities for success in the outside world. We work with students on reading, math, science, and social studies in the academics. Vocational skills focus on job-related needs, such as shaking hands during an interview, following directions, completing tasks quickly and efficiently, and interacting with colleagues and supervisors. Personal/social skills works with students on proper ways to handle different situations in the adult world, interaction in public locations, and remembering proper etiquette for relating to others. Daily living skills focus on those things that people need during daily life, such as grocery shopping, laundry, paying bills (if able), and getting to and from work. I enjoy working with these students, as it opens my eyes to those things I take for granted and helps me to teach others how to give their best and live life to the fullest.

Study Skills

I have been teaching and tutoring Study Skills to students of all grade levels for 5 years. I work with students in both fiction and nonfiction note-taking skills and retention methods. Most of my students are able to train their brains to internalize studying and raise their grades by 2 letter grades.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary is essential in understanding a text and increasing reading comprehension. Younger students focus on Fry's 100 words for both visual memorization and understanding of the meaning. For older students, I offer word study and dictionary skills to help them use their immediate resources for themselves. In addition, word study (prefixes, suffixes, and root words) help to give students information to breakdown a word they do not know and understand the meaning, raising standardized test scores and increasing reading comprehension and enjoyment.

Governors State University, University Park, Illinois
Secondary English Language Arts
Governors State University, University Park, Illinois
MEd

Education

Governors State University, University Park, Illinois (Secondary English Language Arts)

Governors State University, University Park, Illinois (MEd)

Creative teacher with the ability to pinpoint a childs strengths and weaknesses — Benae has identified the things my daughter needs to work on to make her a stronger learner and will be helping her throughout the summer. She is patient and is able to explain things in a way a child can understand and put it in context to everyday life. My child gets more out of her time with Benae than she does in her classroom many days. I highly recommend her skills and abilities. ...

— Stephanie, Chicago, IL on 6/3/11

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Default rate is $45/hour session. Rate may change on a per student basis, based on distance, age, and tutoring needs.

Travel policy

Benae will travel within 10 miles of Chicago, IL 60655.