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Edith C.

Certified Elementary Teacher

Certified Elementary Teacher

$40/hour

  • 520 hours tutoring

  • Jefferson Park Chicago, IL 60630

"Makes learning fun"

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About Edith


Bio

I am a certified elementary teacher with four years of experience as an elementary school teacher (3 years of middle school Language Arts and Reading and one year of all subjects) as well as seven years as a substitute teacher, three years as a reading tutor for small groups and one year as a math tutor for small groups (Title I grades Kindergarten through Eighth), and three years of individual tutoring in all elementary subjects. Each of these experiences has given me insights, strategies,...

I am a certified elementary teacher with four years of experience as an elementary school teacher (3 years of middle school Language Arts and Reading and one year of all subjects) as well as seven years as a substitute teacher, three years as a reading tutor for small groups and one year as a math tutor for small groups (Title I grades Kindergarten through Eighth), and three years of individual tutoring in all elementary subjects. Each of these experiences has given me insights, strategies, and exposure to a wide variety of curricula and approaches.

My greatest joy is when my students grasp a concept and start making connections and growing as learners. Different learners learn differently so I tailor my tutoring to their learning styles, strengths, and challenges. I make learning fun for my students, injecting humor, focusing on their interests, and helping them experience the joy of success!

As a mother of two sons, who are now in college, I bring a nurturing approach to my tutoring of younger students and practical life experience to my tutoring of older students.

As a student, I struggled with math until I learned how to teach it. There are many ways to solve a math problem and I really enjoy finding strategies that work best for my students. I am currently receiving training in EveryDay Mathematics.


Education

BA from Nyack College in Nyack, New York
Social Science
Trinity International University - Divinity School
Masters
Northeastern Illinois University.
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 1 miles of Chicago, IL 60630
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/8/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

Language Arts, including Grammar and Writing, is my specialty. I was well trained in grammar as a student myself and excel in assisting my students in improving their own grammar. I have often assisted others by editing their writing for grammar and usage and helping them to write on a more scholarly level.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I am a certified teacher for grades K-9 and have several years experience teaching Language Arts. My students worked on proofreading every day focusing on correcting errors in grammar, usage and spelling as well as punctuation.
ESL/ESOL

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a licensed elementary education teacher with the state of Illinois and have 4 years experience teaching elementary school as well as six years of experience as a small group Reading and Math teacher. I have been providing private tutoring for 7 years.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I am a certified Elementary teacher who has both taught math in the classroom and tutored individual students in both elementary and middle school math. For the past three years, I have been tutoring Math to small groups, grades K to 8, twice weekly.
Grammar,

Grammar

Language Arts, including Grammar and Writing, is my specialty. I was well trained in grammar as a student myself and excel in assisting my students in improving their own grammar. I have often assisted others by editing their writing for grammar and usage and helping them to write on a more scholarly level.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have worked as a reading teacher and reading tutor using Words Their Way and other curricula. I have experience with all elementary grade levels in phonics.
Reading,

Reading

I am currently a Title I Reading tutor, grades K to 8 (this is my fifth year in this position). I also taught Reading and Language Arts to middle school students for 4 years. I have been working as a private reading tutor for 5 years, mostly working with boys in elementary school.
Spelling,

Spelling

I am a certified teacher for grades K-9 and have several years experience teaching spelling and phonics, including word study. As a classroom teacher I expanded my students' vocabularies, teaching them how to determine a word's meaning from its prefix, root word and suffix.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

I am a certified teacher for grades K-9 and have several years experience teaching spelling and phonics, including word study. As a classroom teacher I expanded my students' vocabularies, teaching them how to determine a word's meaning from its prefix, root word and suffix. I also taught them how to use the various types of context clues to determine word meaning in context and the difference between denotation and connotation.

English

Grammar,

Grammar

Language Arts, including Grammar and Writing, is my specialty. I was well trained in grammar as a student myself and excel in assisting my students in improving their own grammar. I have often assisted others by editing their writing for grammar and usage and helping them to write on a more scholarly level.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I am a certified teacher for grades K-9 and have several years experience teaching Language Arts. My students worked on proofreading every day focusing on correcting errors in grammar, usage and spelling as well as punctuation.
Reading,

Reading

I am currently a Title I Reading tutor, grades K to 8 (this is my fifth year in this position). I also taught Reading and Language Arts to middle school students for 4 years. I have been working as a private reading tutor for 5 years, mostly working with boys in elementary school.
Spelling,

Spelling

I am a certified teacher for grades K-9 and have several years experience teaching spelling and phonics, including word study. As a classroom teacher I expanded my students' vocabularies, teaching them how to determine a word's meaning from its prefix, root word and suffix.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I am a certified teacher for grades K-9 and have several years experience teaching spelling and phonics, including word study. As a classroom teacher I expanded my students' vocabularies, teaching them how to determine a word's meaning from its prefix, root word and suffix. I also taught them how to use the various types of context clues to determine word meaning in context and the difference between denotation and connotation.
ESL/ESOL

History

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I have a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School as well as 30 hours of Bible and Theology in my undergraduate degree from Nyack College.
Religion

Religion

I have a Master of Divinity Degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School which includes courses in theology, church history, Biblical languages, and apologetics.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored several students in Algebra over the past 7 years and work as a small group Math teacher.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a licensed elementary education teacher with the state of Illinois and have 4 years experience teaching elementary school as well as six years of experience as a small group Reading and Math teacher. I have been providing private tutoring for 7 years.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have been trained to teach math using a variety of methods. Experience tutoring in Middle School Math (prealgebra) over 7 years. Training in Everyday Math over past three years.
Reading,

Reading

I am currently a Title I Reading tutor, grades K to 8 (this is my fifth year in this position). I also taught Reading and Language Arts to middle school students for 4 years. I have been working as a private reading tutor for 5 years, mostly working with boys in elementary school.
Spelling,

Spelling

I am a certified teacher for grades K-9 and have several years experience teaching spelling and phonics, including word study. As a classroom teacher I expanded my students' vocabularies, teaching them how to determine a word's meaning from its prefix, root word and suffix.
ESL/ESOL

Language

ESL/ESOL

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored several students in Algebra over the past 7 years and work as a small group Math teacher.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

I have been trained to teach math using a variety of methods. Experience tutoring in Middle School Math (prealgebra) over 7 years. Training in Everyday Math over past three years.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored several students in Algebra over the past 7 years and work as a small group Math teacher.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a licensed elementary education teacher with the state of Illinois and have 4 years experience teaching elementary school as well as six years of experience as a small group Reading and Math teacher. I have been providing private tutoring for 7 years.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have been trained to teach math using a variety of methods. Experience tutoring in Middle School Math (prealgebra) over 7 years. Training in Everyday Math over past three years.
Reading,

Reading

I am currently a Title I Reading tutor, grades K to 8 (this is my fifth year in this position). I also taught Reading and Language Arts to middle school students for 4 years. I have been working as a private reading tutor for 5 years, mostly working with boys in elementary school.
ESL/ESOL

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I have a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School as well as 30 hours of Bible and Theology in my undergraduate degree from Nyack College.
Religion,

Religion

I have a Master of Divinity Degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School which includes courses in theology, church history, Biblical languages, and apologetics.
ESL/ESOL

Special Needs

Phonics

Phonics

I have worked as a reading teacher and reading tutor using Words Their Way and other curricula. I have experience with all elementary grade levels in phonics.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored several students in Algebra over the past 7 years and work as a small group Math teacher.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a licensed elementary education teacher with the state of Illinois and have 4 years experience teaching elementary school as well as six years of experience as a small group Reading and Math teacher. I have been providing private tutoring for 7 years.
GED,

GED

I am a certified teacher for grades K-9 and have several years experience teaching Middle School students. I have been trained in teaching methods, have experience with a wide variety of curricula and multiple ways to solve math problems. I find that much of the GED test is a matter of thinking logically and with common sense. As someone who went back to school after 20 years, I understand the struggles that adult students encounter.
Reading,

Reading

I am currently a Title I Reading tutor, grades K to 8 (this is my fifth year in this position). I also taught Reading and Language Arts to middle school students for 4 years. I have been working as a private reading tutor for 5 years, mostly working with boys in elementary school.
ESL/ESOL

Test Preparation

GED

GED

I am a certified teacher for grades K-9 and have several years experience teaching Middle School students. I have been trained in teaching methods, have experience with a wide variety of curricula and multiple ways to solve math problems. I find that much of the GED test is a matter of thinking logically and with common sense. As someone who went back to school after 20 years, I understand the struggles that adult students encounter.

Resources

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Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (99 ratings)
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(92)
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(5)
3 star
(1)
2 star
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1 star
(1)

Reviews


Proven results

I have nothing but the highest praise for Edith! She is kind, patient and encouraging with my son. I have seen great improvement in his reading skills along with an increase in his confidence.

Sara, 20 lessons with Edith

Patient

Tonight was our initial meeting. Edith is a pleasure to work with. She took her time and worked with my Son to get a good idea of where he stands with reading and comprehension along with spelling. Looking forward to our next meeting.

Angie, 18 lessons with Edith

Great tutor.

Ms. Edith is a wonderful teacher. My son liked her a lot and learned a lot. I can send him to school this year with out any concerns.

Asa, 10 lessons with Edith

Patient & professional for 5th & 6th grade math.

Edith is a patient and professional tutor. She had made a subject that's far from my daughters favorite a much easier review than I could of hoped. We look forward to her help for a long time to come.

Kim, 3 lessons with Edith

Great Tutor!!

Edith is very good at what she does. I recommend her to anyone that needs one on one tutoring. She takes her time to make sure you get it before she moves on. I really needed someone to teach me at my pace. She's the best!!

Lisa, 1 lesson with Edith

A perfect fit!

Edith is a perfect fit for our 7 year old son. Our son is always happy to see her and looks forward to working with her. He enjoys the reading games she plays with him because he says, "It's not more homework, its fun!" She has a very down-to-earth, patient and caring tutoring style. Edith isn't afraid to sit on the floor and truly aims to make her students comfortable. We hired Edith to help our son with his phonics skills, reading fluency and comprehension but most importantly his confidence. We highly recommend Edith because her experience and love for reading is sure helping our son!

Melanie, 109 lessons with Edith

Great tutor

Edith is an excellent teacher, very patient and calm. My daughter loved her. She really knows how to relate to kids.

Kelly, 2 lessons with Edith

'AWESOME TUTOR

I love working with Edith! She is well-skilled as a teacher, has a warm and encouraging manner, and clearly loves her work. Edith explaining helpful strategies to use when taking the Nova Terra test. She reviewed concepts first and then went through multiple sample questions from the actual Terra Nova test and, one by one, helped my daughter to understand each question. I will definitely recommend Edith to my friends and family. She really boosted my confidence and joy to work with and I would definitely recommend her.

Ramona, 3 lessons with Edith

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Edith C.

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