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Leslie G.

Chicago, IL

$60/hour

Patient, loving primary literacy and math tutor!

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BA , Concordia university
Early childhood ed
2 year University of Phoenix
Master's
'Walden University
Master's

Education

BA , Concordia university (Early childhood ed)

2 year University of Phoenix (Master's)

'Walden University (Master's)

About Leslie

I have been a teacher for preschool and kindergarten for approximately 10 years. I enjoy working with students and helping them to reach their goals and be successful in their own way. It is gratifying to see the excitement in a child's face when they conquer a challenge they had been working on for a while. I enjoy working with students in small groups or one on one so that I can help them be successful because every child is different and needs lessons differentiated for their learning style. I love coming up with new and exciting activities and finding new resources to use with lessons. I previously taught an after school program for 3 years at the school that I taught at. The students loved the hands on activities that we did to help them learn about reading, and math.

Reading has always been my favorite hobby. I love listening to students read. I create guided reading groups in my classroom to teach specific skills each week to help my students learn how to read and they are also given independent reading time while I go around and work with individual students on skills they need to learn

I have taught kindergarten for 4 years and phonics is one of the most important subjects that is learned in kindergarten so that a child can learn how to read. I use many different activities and resources when teaching phonics to my students and a lot of repetition. I try to make phonics time fun by finding different songs, and activities to use that will keep the students interested.
Spelling was always my favorite subject. I love to work with students on spelling skills and helping them to practice spelling words using various activities and fun lessons

I am looking forward to working as a tutor and helping my students to become successful and happy about their progress. I look forward to hearing from you
I have been a teacher for preschool and kindergarten for approximately 10 years. I enjoy working with students and helping them to reach their goals and be successful in their own way. It is gratifying to see the excitement in a child's face when they conquer a challenge they had been working on for a while. I enjoy working with students in small Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60608
Math:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Reading,
Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Phonics,
Reading
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Common Core

The reason why I feel that I could teach common core is because I have used it for the past 5 years in my school setting. We based all of our units and lessons around what was grade appropriate under the common core state standards. I spent a lot of time looking over the standards every week when getting ready to create a new lesson plan and making sure that when we created assessments at the end of the units we were touching on all common core standards.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been teaching in Chicago for more than 10 years. I have taught preschool and Kindergarten for 9 years, and I taught a year of 1st grade. I also taught after school for students up to 3rd grade in reading and math.

Phonics

I believe that I am qualified to teach phonics because this is a subject that I teach to my Kindergarten students everyday. Phonics is a subject that students need to know and understand in order to learn how to read. I teach my students various phonics skills daily and weekly and think that I would be very good at helping a student with their phonics work.
I have taught preschool for 5 years and Kindergarten for 4 years in the same school setting and we use phonics, and phonemic awareness daily.

Reading

I am in the process of completing a Master's Degree in Reading Education. I have learned many different ways to create lessons for diverse learners so that all of the learners can be successful. I have many resources at hand, and various activities that I can use to work with any learner.

Writing

Writing is a subject that I am able to teach because when I am teaching it and checking work, I always make sure to re-read what is being written and have the students go back and read it aloud so that they can hear how their writing sounds. This is a great method because when the student hears what they have written they can find the errors much easier or find different words that would make better sense in their writing.

BA , Concordia university
Early childhood ed
2 year University of Phoenix
Master's
'Walden University
Master's

Education

BA , Concordia university (Early childhood ed)

2 year University of Phoenix (Master's)

'Walden University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Leslie will travel within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60608.