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Tara S.

Certified and Experienced Teacher

Certified and Experienced Teacher

$45/hour

  • 5 hours tutoring

  • Dunning Chicago, IL 60634

About Tara


Bio

Need a tutor? I can help! I am an Illinois state certified teacher, and have taught as a tenured teacher with Chicago Public Schools for 11 years. Endorsements held include: middle school, language arts (reading and writing), general, biological, physical, chemical, and social sciences, as well as marketing management. Subjects taught over the course of my tenure were: science, social studies, language arts, study skills, and research.

My qualifications stem from years of training and...

Need a tutor? I can help! I am an Illinois state certified teacher, and have taught as a tenured teacher with Chicago Public Schools for 11 years. Endorsements held include: middle school, language arts (reading and writing), general, biological, physical, chemical, and social sciences, as well as marketing management. Subjects taught over the course of my tenure were: science, social studies, language arts, study skills, and research.

My qualifications stem from years of training and working with grade school children. Prior to my tenure, I worked as a substitute teacher for four years and a senior camp counselor for a special recreational program in Evanston, IL for three years. Furthermore, I have tutored elementary and middle school students in reading, writing, science, and math with various tutoring agencies. To add, I am experienced in teaching reading and writing using a variety of different strategies that address the various needs of students.

Regarding my education and training, I studied biology and microbiology at the undergraduate and graduate levels respectively, and received a Masters of Arts in Teaching degree from Northeastern Illinois University. I have done extensive studies in the fields of biology and education including numerous professional development courses, workshops, and seminars around the city.

Currently, I spend my days operating a small business, volunteering at my sons' schools, and teaching/tutoring my two youngest children and a neighbor's child. If you are looking for a caring, experienced, and patient tutor, contact me for more information. Rest assured, your child will be in great hands!


Education

Fisk University
Biology
Fisk University
Graduate Coursework
Northeastern Illinois University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 8 miles of Chicago, IL 60634
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

I am very qualified in this specific area. Throughout my tenure and prior to it, I taught grammar and language arts to meet daily curriculum requirements and also during after school tutoring programs. I utilize a variety of strategies including games and online resources as is necessary to help students master the material.
Proofreading

Proofreading

During the 11 years I served as a teacher, I taught writing and language arts for and tutored students in these subjects after school. I often proofread papers for adults who ask me to help them out.

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

My qualifications to tutor Elementary students stem from years of preparing, teaching, and raising young children. Prior to receiving a teaching degree, I worked as a substitute teacher for three years where I was routinely assigned to teach and work with young students in grades pre-k through fifth. Upon becoming a certified elementary teacher, I taught six grade science, reading, writing, health, and social studies for eight years in addition to raising and tutoring children of my own. Also, I worked as an after school tutor for students in grades second through eighth for several years.
Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

I have taught middle school science for the last 11 years. Disciplines taught were environmental science, Earth science, physical science, and chemistry. In addition, I hold an undergraduate degree in biology and I studied microbiology for two years in graduate school. Finally, I was a participant in the Museum of Science and Industry's Science Teacher Cohort Program for four years.
Grammar,

Grammar

I am very qualified in this specific area. Throughout my tenure and prior to it, I taught grammar and language arts to meet daily curriculum requirements and also during after school tutoring programs. I utilize a variety of strategies including games and online resources as is necessary to help students master the material.
Reading,

Reading

I taught reading as a core subject for six years and taught non-fiction reading while teaching science for 10 years. I utilize a variety of strategies as is necessary to help students with fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As an elementary and middle school teacher, I wore many hats. One in particular was that of a study skills instructor. Students cannot succeed without healthy study skills. A great majority of the students did not possess such important skills. Because of such, I had to teach them how to develop these skills. I regularly taught these lessons in large groups, small groups, and on a one-on-one basis.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

I taught language arts as a core subject for over six years, which encompassed reading, writing, English, grammar and vocabulary. I utilize a variety of strategies including games and online resources as is necessary to help students master the material.

English

English,

English

I am very well qualified in this specific area. While tenured, I taught English and Language Arts for six years. I utilize a variety of resources and strategies including stimulating games and online resources as is necessary to help students master the material.
Grammar,

Grammar

I am very qualified in this specific area. Throughout my tenure and prior to it, I taught grammar and language arts to meet daily curriculum requirements and also during after school tutoring programs. I utilize a variety of strategies including games and online resources as is necessary to help students master the material.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

During the 11 years I served as a teacher, I taught writing and language arts for and tutored students in these subjects after school. I often proofread papers for adults who ask me to help them out.
Reading,

Reading

I taught reading as a core subject for six years and taught non-fiction reading while teaching science for 10 years. I utilize a variety of strategies as is necessary to help students with fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I taught language arts as a core subject for over six years, which encompassed reading, writing, English, grammar and vocabulary. I utilize a variety of strategies including games and online resources as is necessary to help students master the material.
Writing

Writing

I am knowledgeable and highly qualified to tutor in this specific area. Prior to and during my tenure as an elementary and middle school educator, I worked extensively with students to hone their writing skills and meet curricular writing requirements. I rely upon a variety of resources and strategies to teach students how to develop their writing.

Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

I am highly qualified to tutor and teach in this area. I hold an undergraduate degree in biology and I studied microbiology for two years in graduate school. To add, I have taught middle school science for the last 11 years. Disciplines taught were environmental science, Earth science, physical science, life science, and chemistry. Finally, I was a participant in the Museum of Science and Industry's Science Teacher Cohort Program for four years.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

My qualifications to tutor Elementary students stem from years of preparing, teaching, and raising young children. Prior to receiving a teaching degree, I worked as a substitute teacher for three years where I was routinely assigned to teach and work with young students in grades pre-k through fifth. Upon becoming a certified elementary teacher, I taught six grade science, reading, writing, health, and social studies for eight years in addition to raising and tutoring children of my own. Also, I worked as an after school tutor for students in grades second through eighth for several years.
English,

English

I am very well qualified in this specific area. While tenured, I taught English and Language Arts for six years. I utilize a variety of resources and strategies including stimulating games and online resources as is necessary to help students master the material.
Reading,

Reading

I taught reading as a core subject for six years and taught non-fiction reading while teaching science for 10 years. I utilize a variety of strategies as is necessary to help students with fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As an elementary and middle school teacher, I wore many hats. One in particular was that of a study skills instructor. Students cannot succeed without healthy study skills. A great majority of the students did not possess such important skills. Because of such, I had to teach them how to develop these skills. I regularly taught these lessons in large groups, small groups, and on a one-on-one basis.
Writing

Writing

I am knowledgeable and highly qualified to tutor in this specific area. Prior to and during my tenure as an elementary and middle school educator, I worked extensively with students to hone their writing skills and meet curricular writing requirements. I rely upon a variety of resources and strategies to teach students how to develop their writing.

Most Popular

Biology,

Biology

I am highly qualified to tutor and teach in this area. I hold an undergraduate degree in biology and I studied microbiology for two years in graduate school. To add, I have taught middle school science for the last 11 years. Disciplines taught were environmental science, Earth science, physical science, life science, and chemistry. Finally, I was a participant in the Museum of Science and Industry's Science Teacher Cohort Program for four years.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

My qualifications to tutor Elementary students stem from years of preparing, teaching, and raising young children. Prior to receiving a teaching degree, I worked as a substitute teacher for three years where I was routinely assigned to teach and work with young students in grades pre-k through fifth. Upon becoming a certified elementary teacher, I taught six grade science, reading, writing, health, and social studies for eight years in addition to raising and tutoring children of my own. Also, I worked as an after school tutor for students in grades second through eighth for several years.
English,

English

I am very well qualified in this specific area. While tenured, I taught English and Language Arts for six years. I utilize a variety of resources and strategies including stimulating games and online resources as is necessary to help students master the material.
Reading,

Reading

I taught reading as a core subject for six years and taught non-fiction reading while teaching science for 10 years. I utilize a variety of strategies as is necessary to help students with fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As an elementary and middle school teacher, I wore many hats. One in particular was that of a study skills instructor. Students cannot succeed without healthy study skills. A great majority of the students did not possess such important skills. Because of such, I had to teach them how to develop these skills. I regularly taught these lessons in large groups, small groups, and on a one-on-one basis.
Writing

Writing

I am knowledgeable and highly qualified to tutor in this specific area. Prior to and during my tenure as an elementary and middle school educator, I worked extensively with students to hone their writing skills and meet curricular writing requirements. I rely upon a variety of resources and strategies to teach students how to develop their writing.

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

As an elementary and middle school teacher, I wore many hats. One in particular was that of a study skills instructor. Students cannot succeed without healthy study skills. A great majority of the students did not possess such important skills. Because of such, I had to teach them how to develop these skills. I regularly taught these lessons in large groups, small groups, and on a one-on-one basis.

Science

Biology

Biology

I am highly qualified to tutor and teach in this area. I hold an undergraduate degree in biology and I studied microbiology for two years in graduate school. To add, I have taught middle school science for the last 11 years. Disciplines taught were environmental science, Earth science, physical science, life science, and chemistry. Finally, I was a participant in the Museum of Science and Industry's Science Teacher Cohort Program for four years.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

As an elementary and middle school teacher, I wore many hats. One in particular was that of a study skills instructor. Students cannot succeed without healthy study skills. A great majority of the students did not possess such important skills. Because of such, I had to teach them how to develop these skills. I regularly taught these lessons in large groups, small groups, and on a one-on-one basis.

Summer

Biology,

Biology

I am highly qualified to tutor and teach in this area. I hold an undergraduate degree in biology and I studied microbiology for two years in graduate school. To add, I have taught middle school science for the last 11 years. Disciplines taught were environmental science, Earth science, physical science, life science, and chemistry. Finally, I was a participant in the Museum of Science and Industry's Science Teacher Cohort Program for four years.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

My qualifications to tutor Elementary students stem from years of preparing, teaching, and raising young children. Prior to receiving a teaching degree, I worked as a substitute teacher for three years where I was routinely assigned to teach and work with young students in grades pre-k through fifth. Upon becoming a certified elementary teacher, I taught six grade science, reading, writing, health, and social studies for eight years in addition to raising and tutoring children of my own. Also, I worked as an after school tutor for students in grades second through eighth for several years.
Reading,

Reading

I taught reading as a core subject for six years and taught non-fiction reading while teaching science for 10 years. I utilize a variety of strategies as is necessary to help students with fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As an elementary and middle school teacher, I wore many hats. One in particular was that of a study skills instructor. Students cannot succeed without healthy study skills. A great majority of the students did not possess such important skills. Because of such, I had to teach them how to develop these skills. I regularly taught these lessons in large groups, small groups, and on a one-on-one basis.
Writing

Writing

I am knowledgeable and highly qualified to tutor in this specific area. Prior to and during my tenure as an elementary and middle school educator, I worked extensively with students to hone their writing skills and meet curricular writing requirements. I rely upon a variety of resources and strategies to teach students how to develop their writing.

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Tara S.

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