Over 100 tutoring hours

Alicia C.

Chicago, IL

$50/hr

Not satisifed with your child's K-8 instruction?

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Background check passed as of 4/22/15
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43 Ratings
 
 
5hrs Response Time
Gets along very well with my son
— Donald, Chicago, IL on 8/26/14

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Elementary education

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Elementary education)

About Alicia

Greetings Parents/Guardians,

I would like to start off by introducing myself. My name is Alicia and I am a certified Type 03 elementary teacher. I received my Bachelor's degree in 2011 from the University of Illinois at Urbana. I decided to become an educator because I enjoy helping children learn things they never thought they could and instilling the confidence in them that they need to prosper. I am confident that I would be the ideal tutor for your child and I will do my best to provide evidence to that effect.

My strengths are differentiating my instruction to meet the diverse needs of my students and implementing instructional practices that challenge and provoke students’ thinking. The variety of my classroom experiences include tutoring, participating, and teaching students from various backgrounds. I have tutored throughout my college years in grades K-6 through a program called America Reads/America Counts, which validated my decision to become an educator. Through this experience I learned that tutoring requires you to be conscience of the child's misconception in the material and from there plan instruction to meet their needs.

I am also a Golden Apple Scholar which has given me opportunities to tutor and teach in kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade over summers. Teaching my 6th-8th graders proved to be a challenge because many could only read, write, and solve math problems at the early elementary level, but resulted in great success for them. I have taught K-2 within the Chicago Public School system. Currently I teach first grade. I have a solid command on interventions for struggling students, mandated standardized tests and I know the skills your child needs to become a fluent reader, writer, thinker, and problem solver.

I have a plethora of teaching materials, especially leveled books, to get your child reading on-level and surpassing their peers. I love teaching children and I hope you will give me the opportunity to instill the confidence I have into them, so that they can become lifelong learners. Given the opportunity, I would love to answer any questions, comments, or concerns you have. Feel free to contact me anytime!

I look forward to working with your child soon!
Greetings Parents/Guardians,

I would like to start off by introducing myself. My name is Alicia and I am a certified Type 03 elementary teacher. I received my Bachelor's degree in 2011 from the University of Illinois at Urbana. I decided to become an educator because I enjoy helping children learn things they never thought they could…
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Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required

Cancellation fee $30 without 5 hour notice. Each additional student added to a session will be charged $20/hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Chicago, IL 60620
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Gets along very well with my son"

- Donald, Chicago, IL on 8/26/14

"Gained Confidence"

- Lanesia, Chicago, IL on 6/3/14
Alicia replied on 6/4/2014

Thank you so much for your feedback! I am glad she enjoys learning and wants to do her best. I am happy to be able to play an influential role in your daughter's life.

Math:
Prealgebra
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Autism, Dyslexia, Hard Of Hearing, Phonics, Special Needs
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
Prealgebra, Reading
Corporate Training:
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

I have worked with students in grades K-6 with severe ADD/ADHD. I have had experiences with students throwing chairs, knocking over cots, jumping on top of desks, yelling in students' faces, spinning around on the floor, biting adults, and students who need lose focus easily in school settings. I have taught in inclusion elementary classrooms with 30 children while still meeting the needs of these students.

Elementary (K-6th)

I received my Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education. I have my Type 03 certificate from the state of Illinois.

Elementary Math

I have taught and tutored 2nd grade students in math using the Everyday Math curriculum and Math Trailblazers.

Special Needs

I have taught in inclusion classrooms with special needs students (IEPs), which gave me experience with differentiating my instruction and their assignments to meets their IEP goals. I have also identified students with special needs within my classroom and gathered the necessary evidence (research based interventions used an progress made, etc.) in order to get them the help they need. In addition, I have participated in IEP meetings and helped in forming goals for them.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Elementary education

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Elementary education)

Gets along very well with my son — Alicia is able to work well with my son. She gets him to do assignments that he otherwise would not be able to do, even with his teachers from school. ...

— Donald, Chicago, IL on 8/26/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Cancellation fee $30 without 5 hour notice. Each additional student added to a session will be charged $20/hour.

Travel policy

Alicia will travel within 20 miles of Chicago, IL 60620.

Background Check Status for Alicia C.

Alicia C. passed a background check on 4/22/15. The check was ordered by Alicia through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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