Heather M.

Chicago, IL

$50/hr

Elementary Tutor with Illinois Teaching Certification

In-person lessons
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Southern Illinois University
Communication Disord
Concordia University
Master's

Education

Southern Illinois University (Communication Disord)

Concordia University (Master's)

About Heather

By day, I teach within the Chicago Public School system. I work with kindergartners and first graders on the south side of Chicago. My passion is working with youth and helping them to succeed. As a teacher, I recognize the pitfalls of the American education system and see how often classrooms become overcrowded and how students fall behind due to the lack of individualized attention. All parent/guardians want the best fro their children and that is to simply excel in life. As a tutor, I have the tools to help get your child's gaps closed and help them to get closer to the goals that you and the school system have in place. For my own classroom, I create interventions for students who need additional support as well as for students who need additional challenges. The end goal is to meet the student where they are and help them to find growth through practice and hard work.


In the past I have extensive experience with the Children's Defense Fund as a literacy teacher, a trainer and as a site coordinator. It was through this organization that I learned the skills to help children not only become better readers but to enjoy reading. I have also worked with the YMCA, where I created life skills lesson plans for juvenile offenders and with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago.

I have two degrees, a BS in Communication Disorders and Sciences (Speech Language Pathology) and more recent, a MA in Elementary Education. Both of these degrees have given me a solid foundation to provide quality tutoring and curriculum for my students.

By day, I teach within the Chicago Public School system. I work with kindergartners and first graders on the south side of Chicago. My passion is working with youth and helping them to succeed. As a teacher, I recognize the pitfalls of the American education system and see how often classrooms become overcrowded and how students fall behind due to Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Chicago, IL 60655
In-person lessons
English:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics,
Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th)
Corporate Training:
Grammar

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Masters Degree in Elementary Education and am currently certified to be an Elementary Teacher. In addition to this, I am currently a K/1 teacher for Chicago Public Schools.

Phonics

I'm currently a kindergarten/first grade teacher and have an extensive background with phonics and phonemic awareness. I also have a bachelors degree in speech language pathology which gave me the foundational skills for phonics. Lastly, I am certified through the state of Illinois as an elementary school teacher (Type 03).

Southern Illinois University
Communication Disord
Concordia University
Master's

Education

Southern Illinois University (Communication Disord)

Concordia University (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Heather will travel within 20 miles of Chicago, IL 60655.

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