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Edith C.

Chicago, IL

$30/hr

Certified Elementary Education Teacher All Subjects

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6hrs Response Time
Makes learning fun
— Jee, Chicago, IL on 6/18/15

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BA from Nyack College in Nyack, New York
Social Science
Trinity International University - Divinity School
Master's
Northeastern Illinois University.
Other

Education

BA from Nyack College in Nyack, New York (Social Science)

Trinity International University - Divinity School (Master's)

Northeastern Illinois University. (Other)

About Edith

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.

I have also had the pleasure of helping adult students prepare for the GED and College Placement tests.

I completed my post-graduate teacher's certification program at Northeastern Illinois University with a 4.0 average. I graduated college summa cum laude (3.8 out of 4.0) and was one of the few students inducted into my college's honor society. I also have a master's degree which I completed cum laude.

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 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, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 1 miles of Chicago, IL 60630
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Makes learning fun"

- Jee, Chicago, IL on 6/18/15

"Great tutor."

- Asa, Lincolnwood, IL on 8/13/13

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

- Kim, Park Ridge, IL on 8/11/13

"Great Tutor!!"

- Lisa, Chicago, IL on 6/7/13

"A perfect fit!"

- Melanie, Norridge, IL on 4/21/13

"Great tutor"

- Kelly, Chicago, IL on 3/23/13

"'AWESOME TUTOR"

- Ramona, Chicago, IL on 3/3/13
Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra
History:
Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar,
Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th),
English,
Prealgebra,
Reading
Test Preparation:
GED
Corporate Training:
Grammar,
Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

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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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified elementary education teacher with the state of Illinois and have 4 years experience teaching elementary school.

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. Since November, I have been tutoring Math to small groups, grades K to 8, twice weekly.

English

I have worked for several years as a teacher and as a tutor in Reading, Phonics, Writing and Grammar. I am a certified teacher with an endorsement in Language Arts. I taught both middle school and early elementary students and have tutored all ages in writing and grammar.

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.

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

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.

Prealgebra

I taught 6th grade last year including math. I am currently tutoring two middle school students in pre-algebra. I have been trained to teach math using a variety of methods.

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

I am currently a Title I Reading tutor, grades K to 8 (this is my third 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 3 years, mostly working with boys in early elementary (grades 1-3).

Social Studies

I am certified in Middle School Social Studies with the state of Illinois. I have a BA in Social Science, which included courses in government, philosophy, psychology, sociology, history, and anthropology. I completed an elementary certification program at Northeastern Illinois University with a history minor. My courses include History of Precolonial SubSaharan Africa, US History, Western Civilization, Church History: World, United States, Great Britain, and India; and History of Christian Missions.

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

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.

BA from Nyack College in Nyack, New York
Social Science
Trinity International University - Divinity School
Master's
Northeastern Illinois University.
Other

Education

BA from Nyack College in Nyack, New York (Social Science)

Trinity International University - Divinity School (Master's)

Northeastern Illinois University. (Other)

Makes learning fun — My two daughters enjoy their time with Edith. My younger daughter gets excited every Saturday morning and looks forward to her session with her. The reading materials are interesting and helpful for her grade/age. (4th grade) She is always punctual and prepares materials for girls. I especially appreciate her summary of each session with girls. I even recently switched my older daughter from a pri ...

— Jee, Chicago, IL on 6/18/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Edith will travel within 1 miles of Chicago, IL 60630.

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