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Emily T.

Chicago, IL

$75/hour

Reading Specialist/Certified Elementary School Teacher

50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/27/15
5.0 average from 27 ratings
Setting Goals
— Sam, Chicago, IL on 7/5/15

$75/Hour


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University of New Hampshire
Psychology
Simmons College (Boston)
Master's
DePaul University
MEd

Education

University of New Hampshire (Psychology)

Simmons College (Boston) (Master's)

DePaul University (MEd)

About Emily

Hi there! I am a New Hampshire native who recently moved to wonderful Chicago. I am a certified Elementary Teacher in both Massachusetts and Illinois. I have a Master of Art in Teaching in elementary education, and a Master's in Literacy and Specialized Instruction (Reading Specialist degree) from DePaul University.

Instilling a lifelong love of literacy and learning in all my students is my passion. I combine practical researched instructional methods to support struggling readers and writers, and have ample knowledge of the assessments, programs, and methodology required to move your child forward in their reading. I believe that every child has the chance to be a successful literacy learner, and combine my patient nature, thoughtful planning, and lots of laughs and smiles to create the best learning environment possible for your child. Hope to hear from you soon!
Hi there! I am a New Hampshire native who recently moved to wonderful Chicago. I am a certified Elementary Teacher in both Massachusetts and Illinois. I have a Master of Art in Teaching in elementary education, and a Master's in Literacy and Specialized Instruction (Reading Specialist degree) from DePaul University.

Instilling a
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Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Chicago, IL 60614
Background Check: Passed

"Setting Goals"

- Sam, Chicago, IL on 7/5/15

"Emily is professional and knowledgeable about early literacy."

- Sarah, Chicago, IL on 6/25/15
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Special Needs:
Hard Of Hearing,
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Handwriting

I have ample experience in handwriting practice as I have taught in a K-2 setting for the past three years. During this time, I have taught a variety of handwriting programs, including Handwriting Without Tears, and handwriting programs associated with literature curriculum. I also have a variety of technological resources at hand to assist with handwriting practice.

Hard Of Hearing

Prior to moving to Chicago, I worked as a Deaf and Hard of Hearing educator in Boston. I am fluent in SEE II (a type of sign language) and conversational in American Sign Language. I have a minor in Deaf and Hard of Hearing studies from my undergraduate institution.

Phonics

I am currently enrolled in DePaul's Literacy and Specialized Instruction program, with a focus on reading specialty. Within this program, I am assessing student's literacy knowledge, with a strong emphasis on their phonetic skills and abilities. My coursework and practical application focus specifically on analyzing phonics abilities of clients. Apart from this, I have taught for 3 years in a K-2 classroom, where phonics instruction is a critical component of my literacy instruction.

Spelling

My primary teaching experience combined with my reading specialist degree program have given me hours of practice in spelling instruction. I have a variety of assessments to asses student learning levels, and use a well-known core curriculum with supplements to provide explicit and engaging spelling instruction. It is my philosophy that spelling instruction be personalized and individualized for all students to create authentic learning experiences.

University of New Hampshire
Psychology
Simmons College (Boston)
Master's
DePaul University
MEd

Education

University of New Hampshire (Psychology)

Simmons College (Boston) (Master's)

DePaul University (MEd)

Setting Goals

Emily is very structured in her approach and is able to set goals that allows you to get a clear sense of progress every day.

— Sam, Chicago, IL on 7/5/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Emily will travel within 20 miles of Chicago, IL 60614.