Barbara M.

Downers Grove, IL

$30/hr

Patient, resourceful and familiar with Common Core standards.

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Loyola University
Social Work
DePaul University
Master's

Education

Loyola University (Social Work)

DePaul University (Master's)

About Barbara

I have experience as a school teacher and a tutor for adults. I trained as an adult literacy tutor. including basic skills and ESL at Prairie State College. I am familiar with the current curriculum in the local school districts as I am a licensed substitute teacher with the Downers Grove and Westmont school districts. This school year, I’ll also be working in the Diocese of Joliet schools. I have 2 children attending local schools so I see firsthand the work they are working on. My educational background and much of my work has involved working with people. I earned my BS in Social Work from Loyola University and an MS from DePaul University. I am very approachable, patient and non-judgmental.

My most recent employer is Pearson Assessments, as a Scoring Supervisor for standardized testing. My latest project was supervising a field test aligned with Common Core standards. I have been with Pearson Assessments for over 3 years. It is through my work at Pearson that I see the need for learning more basic skills such as reading and writing.

My primary interests are reading and writing. I come to each student with the basic materials for their grade levels and to talk about what interests them, so I can provide a more customized approach as lessons continue. I try to engage the student’s enjoyment of reading areas they are familiar with and build on that to lead them to more complex reading of fiction, non-fiction or school textbooks.
I will tutor with interactive reading and writing. I believe the ultimate goal of reading and writing is to communicate with others to share, learn, and understand.
I have experience as a school teacher and a tutor for adults. I trained as an adult literacy tutor. including basic skills and ESL at Prairie State College. I am familiar with the current curriculum in the local school districts as I am a licensed substitute teacher with the Downers Grove and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Downers Grove, IL 60515
English:
ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, World History
Art:
Art History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

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Loyola University
Social Work
DePaul University
Master's

Education

Loyola University (Social Work)

DePaul University (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Barbara will travel within 5 miles of Downers Grove, IL 60515.

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