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Leah C.

Chicago, IL

$60/hour

Certified Teacher with over 15 years of experience.

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 8/17/15

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University of Missouri-Columbia
Elementary Education
National Louis University
MEd

Education

University of Missouri-Columbia (Elementary Education)

National Louis University (MEd)

About Leah

Upon receiving my Bachelor's degree in Education in 1993, I have been teaching in some capacity ever since. In 2006, I returned to school to earn my Masters of Education, I have worked as a teacher's aid with many diverse learners, as well as working as a full-time English as a Second Language Teacher for Chicago Public Schools for over five years. My title was Bilingual Lead Teacher. I was divided between two schools, Alexander Graham Bell, one of Chicago's top public schools and Joseph Stockton. Due to schools closings, I was displaced and rather than returning to work as a full-time teacher, I accepted the arrangement offered to me as a District Wide Cadre. As a District Wide Cadre (AKA substitute), I am always in high demand with some of Chicago Public Schools best schools. I am well versed in all Elementary Education subjects and feel comfortable teaching students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade. Depending on the subject, I am also comfortable with grades nine through twelve.

Upon receiving my Bachelor's degree in Education in 1993, I have been teaching in some capacity ever since. In 2006, I returned to school to earn my Masters of Education, I have worked as a teacher's aid with many diverse learners, as well as working as a full-time English as a Second Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 7 miles of Chicago, IL 60618
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
Science:
Nutrition
Art:
Art History
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies,
World History
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have been a full time elementary school teacher for Chicago Public Schools almost 8 years and prior to teaching in Chicago, also worked many years in the San Francisco Uinified School District. I have a Masters in Education from National Louis University. I have taught several different grade levels, so am well versed with the material and challenges of several grade levels and all subjects. I have extensive practice in differentiating in order to best meet the needs of my students.

English

I have both a Bachelor's degree and Masters degree in Education and have taught elementary education for over ten years. English has always been my favorite subject to teach. I have extensive knowledge of literature at all grade levels as well as the skills and experience required to teach grammar, reading and writing skills.

ESL/ESOL

I have 18 hours of Masters Level Coursework required for the endorsement to teach English as a Second language in public schools. I have taught ESl in Japan, Turkey and Morocco. as well as in Chicago Public Schools and Truman City College.

Social Studies

As a student receiving my Bachelors in Education, my area of concentration was social studies. I studied cultures and history from all over the world. As a elemtary school teacher, I taught many different subjects within social studies. I have also worked abroad and traveled extensively and thus have real world experience in this area

University of Missouri-Columbia
Elementary Education
National Louis University
MEd

Education

University of Missouri-Columbia (Elementary Education)

National Louis University (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Leah will travel within 7 miles of Chicago, IL 60618.