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Linda O.

Chicago, IL

$60/hour

Certified Teacher Elementary Education/endorsed in TESL/Photography

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Northeastern Illinois University
El Ed
Northeastern Illinois University
Master's

Education

Northeastern Illinois University (El Ed)

Northeastern Illinois University (Master's)

About Linda

Hello,

My mission is to inspire and support students to reach their potential. I am a certified elementary teacher with experience teaching all subjects in English, and to bi-lingual and TESL students in grades K-6. With Chicago Foundation for Education and Donors Choose Grants, I was able to introduce photography into the classroom, make robots, purchase science equipment, and ballroom dance outfits.

I have taught computer skills in grades 1-5, including Word, PowerPoint and beginning Adobe Photoshop and Pinnacle Video. Since retiring, I have concentrated in teaching math, language arts, and currently teach beginning chess. My students won 2nd place in the first CPS Elementary School Chicago Ballroom Dance competition. My beginning chess student, age 5, won 1st place in a Chicago chess competition.

My background check is on file. I am up to date with VIRTUS training which is designed to teach proper practices within religious organizations.
Hello,

My mission is to inspire and support students to reach their potential. I am a certified elementary teacher with experience teaching all subjects in English, and to bi-lingual and TESL students in grades K-6. With Chicago Foundation for Education and Donors Choose Grants,
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Chicago, IL 60614
In-person lessons
Music:
Salsa Dancing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary
Sports/Recreation:
Salsa Dancing

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Adobe Photoshop

I have been using Adobe Photoshop and Premiere for over 10 years. I currently make interview presentation slideshows and videos.
I have taught basic photography and editing skills in elementary school.
I use a PC to edit.
I switched from the darkroom to digital and never looked back.
I attended the Art Institute of Chicago, Northeastern University, Maine Media Workshop & College, & Chicago Photography Center for photography.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught in bi-lingual Chicago classrooms in grades K through 6 from 1974 to 2007. All subjects were taught. Students gained an average of one to two years of progress in math and language arts skills.

I have been teaching math,language skills and chess in after-school programs since my retirement from full-time classroom work.

English

I am a certified Illinois teacher and have taught various levels of English from elementary to adult level for over 35 years. My students were given lessons in oral, written and conversational English. They were prepped for grade level academic course work.

ESL/ESOL

I have a certification in TESL and a master's degree in Applied Linguistics.
I studied in Mexico and Europe. I have taught TESL in Chicago for over 35 years. Lessons were given in oral, written and conversational English.
Adults from Latin, Asian and European countries, who were associated with the Chicago City College, were taught English conversation and work related language skills.

Grammar

I am a certified CPS teacher with over 35 years of classroom and tutoring experience. Students were prepped in comprehension, written and oral English.

I worked with adults from Latin, Asian and European countries teaching English conversation and work related language skills for the Chicago City College.

Microsoft PowerPoint

As a certified CPS teacher with over 35 years of classroom experience, I taught students to use Microsoft PowerPoint in classroom presentations. Students were prepped for grade level academic course work using a computer.
My students came from Latin, Asian and European countries.

Microsoft Word

I am a certified Illinois teacher with over 35 years of classroom experience. My students learned to use Microsoft Word during computer class in grades K to 7. Students prepared grade level academic course work using a computer. They were able to make written presentations using Microsoft Word. I was responsible for making a school wide computer curriculum. Each grade was given specific lessons using Microsoft Word.

Photography

I took photography classes at the School of the Chicago Art Institute, Northeastern Illinois University, and a Master Photography class at the Maine Photographic Workshop with Eliot Porter. I won an internship at Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank, CA for filmmaking. I have taught photography composition to my elementary students. I have had my photographs on display in the photography rental area at the Chicago Art Institute. I have shown my work at art fairs for over 10 years.
I have been an avid photographer for over 40 years.

Reading

I have a Masters Degree in Applied Linguistics. I worked with adults teaching basic English and work related language skills for the Chicago City College.

Salsa Dancing

I taught Ballroom and Salsa Dancing at Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Niles, IL. For two years, as a Chicago classroom teacher, I taught my 5th grade students ballroom and salsa dance routines for competition in the first annual Having a Ball program. My students came in 2nd place, Silver Standing, in the the City of Chicago.

TOEFL

I am a certified ESL teacher and have taught for over 35 years in grade levels K to 7 and adults of all ages.

Vocabulary

I am a retired World Language teacher. I taught TESL students in elementary and middle school and adults for the Chicago City College. The students came from various Latin, European, and Asian countries.
The youths were given oral, listening and written instruction. The adults were taught basic conversation and work related skills.
I attended universities studying language and culture in Mexico and Europe.

Northeastern Illinois University
El Ed
Northeastern Illinois University
Master's

Education

Northeastern Illinois University (El Ed)

Northeastern Illinois University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Linda will travel within 10 miles of Chicago, IL 60614.