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Cassandra L.

Readers are Leaders

Readers are Leaders

$50/hour

  • 72 hours tutoring

  • Elgin, IL 60124

About Cassandra


Bio

Teaching is what I love to do and through differentiated instruction, and the integration of technology, I can help students become successful lifelong readers/learners. I believe that all students can learn with the right motivation!

I have 12 years of teaching experience as an elementary school teacher. My specialty area is Reading, however, I am certified to teach all elementary subjects. I hold a master's in Reading Education, as well as a bachelor’s in Elementary Education.

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Teaching is what I love to do and through differentiated instruction, and the integration of technology, I can help students become successful lifelong readers/learners. I believe that all students can learn with the right motivation!

I have 12 years of teaching experience as an elementary school teacher. My specialty area is Reading, however, I am certified to teach all elementary subjects. I hold a master's in Reading Education, as well as a bachelor’s in Elementary Education.

I decided to become a teacher because I wanted to make a difference in students' lives. In the years that I have been teaching, I must say that I am fulfilling my dream. Tutoring one-on-one has become very beneficial for my students, because it gives them the opportunity to grasp subject areas they have been struggling with.

Please, view my video and witness how I model reading for one of my students!


Education

Chicago State University
Elementary Education
Concordia University Chicago
Masters
Concordia University Chicago
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Elgin, IL 60124
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/16/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

As a student obtaining a Masters in Educational Technology, I was required to use Excel in creating gradebooks. I also used this application in my classroom. Therefore, I am qualified to teach this subject because I have more than 12 years of experience using this as well as other Microsoft Applications.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

As a student obtaining a Masters in Educational Technology, I was required to use PowerPoint with all presentations. I also used this application in my classroom. Therefore, I am qualified to teach this subject because I have more than 12 years of experience using this as well as other Microsoft Applications.
Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

I am proficient in using Microsoft Word. I was a secretary for 15 plus years before becoming a teacher. I also have a master's in Educational Technology. I have over 20 years of experience with using Microsoft Word.

Computer

General Computer,

General Computer

I am qualified to tutor this subject because I have worked with computers for several years. I have also earned a Master's Degree in Educational Technology and one of the classes that I had to take centered around the specifics of general computer.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

As a student obtaining a Masters in Educational Technology, I was required to use Excel in creating gradebooks. I also used this application in my classroom. Therefore, I am qualified to teach this subject because I have more than 12 years of experience using this as well as other Microsoft Applications.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

As a student obtaining a Masters in Educational Technology, I was required to use PowerPoint with all presentations. I also used this application in my classroom. Therefore, I am qualified to teach this subject because I have more than 12 years of experience using this as well as other Microsoft Applications.
Microsoft Project,

Microsoft Project

I have worked with Microsoft Office for more than 10 years. As a secretary and teacher, I was often responsible for creating projects using this application, I have also earned a Masters Degree in Educational Technology, which also allowed me to explore and execute this application.
Microsoft Windows,

Microsoft Windows

I am a recent graduate of Concordia University with a major in Educational Technology. I am an avid user of Microsoft Windows and feel that my educational and hands on experience qualifies me in the use of this subject. I was a secretary for 15 years and was required to also use this program.
Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

I am proficient in using Microsoft Word. I was a secretary for 15 plus years before becoming a teacher. I also have a master's in Educational Technology. I have over 20 years of experience with using Microsoft Word.

Corporate Training

General Computer,

General Computer

I am qualified to tutor this subject because I have worked with computers for several years. I have also earned a Master's Degree in Educational Technology and one of the classes that I had to take centered around the specifics of general computer.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have been teaching language arts for 12 years. The grades in which I taught are 3rd through 8th. Also, I hold a master's in Reading Education.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

As a student obtaining a Masters in Educational Technology, I was required to use Excel in creating gradebooks. I also used this application in my classroom. Therefore, I am qualified to teach this subject because I have more than 12 years of experience using this as well as other Microsoft Applications.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

As a student obtaining a Masters in Educational Technology, I was required to use PowerPoint with all presentations. I also used this application in my classroom. Therefore, I am qualified to teach this subject because I have more than 12 years of experience using this as well as other Microsoft Applications.
Microsoft Project,

Microsoft Project

I have worked with Microsoft Office for more than 10 years. As a secretary and teacher, I was often responsible for creating projects using this application, I have also earned a Masters Degree in Educational Technology, which also allowed me to explore and execute this application.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

I am proficient in using Microsoft Word. I was a secretary for 15 plus years before becoming a teacher. I also have a master's in Educational Technology. I have over 20 years of experience with using Microsoft Word.
Proofreading

Proofreading

Reading and Writing are two subjects that go hand in hand. I have been teaching both subjects for 12 years in grades 3rd through 8th. I have both a bachelor's and master's degree in Elementary Education and Reading.

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified teacher with the State of Illinois. I currently hold a Type 03-Elementary Education certificate as well as a Type 10-Reading certificate.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I am a certified Elementary Teacher and have been teaching for 12 years. I have taught math in self contained classrooms up to 6th grade.
Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

I have been teaching for 12 years. I have a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, with 12 hours of Science. I have taught science in grades 3rd through 5th. I have helped students in 6th through 8th grades with science.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have been teaching language arts for 12 years. The grades in which I taught are 3rd through 8th. Also, I hold a master's in Reading Education.
Homeschool,

Homeschool

I am qualified to teach homebound students because I am both a certified K-9 teacher as well as a certified reading specialist K-12 I have more than 15 years of teaching experience. I have my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education as well as three Masters: Reading Education, Educational Technology and Curriculum & Instruction. I feel this makes me highly qualified to tutor homeschool students.
Phonics,

Phonics

I am a certified teacher with a K-9 certificate. I have Type 03-Elementary Education Certification with the State of Illinois. In order to be certified in teaching phonics, I need to assess their phonemic awareness which is the ability to distinguish the sounds in letters. Once students can do this, then instruction in phonic can begin. Students begin to blend sounds such as "at" to make words such as cat, bat, rat - we are now working with word families.
Reading,

Reading

I am qualified to tutor in this subject because of my certification in both elementary education as well as in reading. I have a Masters in Reading Education which qualifies me as a Reading Specialist. I also have 12 years of teaching experience.
Spelling,

Spelling

Teaching language arts was part of my daily curriculum. Spelling and Vocabulary together and I taught these subjects in my 12 years of teaching. My undergrad degree qualifies me for teaching spelling to students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught 5th grade for 8 of the 12 years of teaching. My students either meet or exceeded on the state exam. I believe that my experience as a certified teacher qualifies me.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Teaching vocabulary has always been the first thing I've done when introducing any academic subject. My 12 years of experience as well as educational background qualifies me to teach this subject.

English

English,

English

I am a certified Elementary Teacher as well as I have earned a Masters in Reading. My experience as a teacher as well as my educational background qualifies me to teach this subject. I've taught middle school for a little over three years also which qualifies me to teach this subject.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have been teaching language arts for 12 years. The grades in which I taught are 3rd through 8th. Also, I hold a master's in Reading Education.
Literature,

Literature

I have been teaching reading/literature for 12 years. Not only do I have an endorsement in language arts, but I have a master's in Reading Education.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

Reading and Writing are two subjects that go hand in hand. I have been teaching both subjects for 12 years in grades 3rd through 8th. I have both a bachelor's and master's degree in Elementary Education and Reading.
Reading,

Reading

I am qualified to tutor in this subject because of my certification in both elementary education as well as in reading. I have a Masters in Reading Education which qualifies me as a Reading Specialist. I also have 12 years of teaching experience.
Spelling,

Spelling

Teaching language arts was part of my daily curriculum. Spelling and Vocabulary together and I taught these subjects in my 12 years of teaching. My undergrad degree qualifies me for teaching spelling to students.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

Teaching vocabulary has always been the first thing I've done when introducing any academic subject. My 12 years of experience as well as educational background qualifies me to teach this subject.
Writing

Writing

My 12 years of teaching and educational experience qualifies me to teach this subject.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified teacher with the State of Illinois. I currently hold a Type 03-Elementary Education certificate as well as a Type 10-Reading certificate.
English,

English

I am a certified Elementary Teacher as well as I have earned a Masters in Reading. My experience as a teacher as well as my educational background qualifies me to teach this subject. I've taught middle school for a little over three years also which qualifies me to teach this subject.
Reading,

Reading

I am qualified to tutor in this subject because of my certification in both elementary education as well as in reading. I have a Masters in Reading Education which qualifies me as a Reading Specialist. I also have 12 years of teaching experience.
Spelling,

Spelling

Teaching language arts was part of my daily curriculum. Spelling and Vocabulary together and I taught these subjects in my 12 years of teaching. My undergrad degree qualifies me for teaching spelling to students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught 5th grade for 8 of the 12 years of teaching. My students either meet or exceeded on the state exam. I believe that my experience as a certified teacher qualifies me.
Writing

Writing

My 12 years of teaching and educational experience qualifies me to teach this subject.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified teacher with the State of Illinois. I currently hold a Type 03-Elementary Education certificate as well as a Type 10-Reading certificate.
English,

English

I am a certified Elementary Teacher as well as I have earned a Masters in Reading. My experience as a teacher as well as my educational background qualifies me to teach this subject. I've taught middle school for a little over three years also which qualifies me to teach this subject.
Reading,

Reading

I am qualified to tutor in this subject because of my certification in both elementary education as well as in reading. I have a Masters in Reading Education which qualifies me as a Reading Specialist. I also have 12 years of teaching experience.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught 5th grade for 8 of the 12 years of teaching. My students either meet or exceeded on the state exam. I believe that my experience as a certified teacher qualifies me.
Writing

Writing

My 12 years of teaching and educational experience qualifies me to teach this subject.

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have taught 5th grade for 8 of the 12 years of teaching. My students either meet or exceeded on the state exam. I believe that my experience as a certified teacher qualifies me.

Special Needs

Phonics,

Phonics

I am a certified teacher with a K-9 certificate. I have Type 03-Elementary Education Certification with the State of Illinois. In order to be certified in teaching phonics, I need to assess their phonemic awareness which is the ability to distinguish the sounds in letters. Once students can do this, then instruction in phonic can begin. Students begin to blend sounds such as "at" to make words such as cat, bat, rat - we are now working with word families.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have taught 5th grade for 8 of the 12 years of teaching. My students either meet or exceeded on the state exam. I believe that my experience as a certified teacher qualifies me.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified teacher with the State of Illinois. I currently hold a Type 03-Elementary Education certificate as well as a Type 10-Reading certificate.
GED,

GED

I am qualified to teach in this area because of my educational background. I have earned a Masters in Reading Education and I had to take several mathematical classes when completing my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. I have taught math in grades 3rd thru 8th grade; therefore I am qualified to teach this subject.
Reading,

Reading

I am qualified to tutor in this subject because of my certification in both elementary education as well as in reading. I have a Masters in Reading Education which qualifies me as a Reading Specialist. I also have 12 years of teaching experience.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught 5th grade for 8 of the 12 years of teaching. My students either meet or exceeded on the state exam. I believe that my experience as a certified teacher qualifies me.
Writing

Writing

My 12 years of teaching and educational experience qualifies me to teach this subject.

Test Preparation

GED

GED

I am qualified to teach in this area because of my educational background. I have earned a Masters in Reading Education and I had to take several mathematical classes when completing my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. I have taught math in grades 3rd thru 8th grade; therefore I am qualified to teach this subject.

Resources

Cassandra has shared 1 video and 3 articles on Wyzant Resources.

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Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (49 ratings)
5 star
(43)
4 star
(6)
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Reviews


Good With Computers

She is really good at explaining what to do how to do it. She knows Windows 7 and knows Facebook on your computer and mine.

Robert, 3 lessons with Cassandra
Tutor responded:

Thank you Bob for your feedback! Soon you will be able to will be able to maneuver around your computer.

Kids get excited for their lesson

Cassandra’s infectious laugh and obvious love of learning helped make my kids comfortable from the start. My kids get excited when I say “today Ms. V. will be coming.”

Tracie, 22 lessons with Cassandra
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much for your feedback. The children are always a joy to work with. They are always both enthusiastic during our tutoring sessions. I love teaching and I am excited to hear that they look forwarding to working with me.

Very enthusiastic!

Cassandra is a great teacher! She is patient, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She is organized and prepared for every tutoring session. She is friendly and does great helping my elementary age child with reading.

Laura, 21 lessons with Cassandra
Tutor responded:

Thank you for your feedback. I love working with your son and I am always excited seeing the progress with each session!

$50/hour

Cassandra L.

$50/hour

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