Grand Valley State University (Psychology Sociology)
Loyola University Chicago (Enrolled)
Hello! My name is Kelsie and I am currently in graduate school working on a school psychology degree! I love working with students and helping them gain the skills needed to succeed in school. I have just completed my first year of graduate school training which means I have already learned a lot of ways to support students who are struggling in certain academic areas. First semester, I completed a case study with a student in 8th grade who was struggling with reading comprehension. In order to get a good idea of what his academic needs were, I began by administering AimsWeb reading probes in his grade level which allowed me to gain a sense of his reading fluency. After understanding what his needs were, I selected an individualized evidence-based intervention that I thought would be beneficial in helping him gain the skills he was lacking. The intervention was implemented for about four weeks and I continued to monitor his progress the whole time. As a tutor, I plan on utilizing the skills I learned from this case study to help identify what areas students are lacking in and help them in these areas.
I also currently serve as a tutoring consultant at Tutoring Chicago, where I assist and support tutors who need extra resources for their students. Here, I also administered AimsWeb probes in order to understand the needs of the students on my caseload and selected interventions to be implemented with the students. The two students I have been working with this year are both in 1st grade. I also have experience teaching as I served as an assistant teacher at Child Time Learning Center last summer. With this role, I was given the opportunity to work with children from 1 year old-10 years old.
I really enjoy helping children succeed and tutoring is one way to do so. I am also a huge fan of utilizing data-based decision making in order to produce the most effective responses in tutoring sessions.
I have particular experience with reading interventions as all three of the students I have worked with throughout the past year were struggling with either oral reading fluency or reading comprehension. I also have experience with early literacy.
If you have any questions about my services, please feel free to message me so we can figure out if I would be a good fit for your needs! Hello! My name is Kelsie and I am currently in graduate school working on a school psychology degree! I love working with students and helping them gain the skills needed to succeed in school. I have just completed my first year of graduate school training which means I have already learned a lot of ways to support students who are struggling in
My rate is flexible!! Talk to me and we can agree on an hourly rate that fits both of our needs.