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Steve S.

Evanston, IL

$55/hour

Steve: 20 years experience teaching middle school Language Arts

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 8/20/14

$55/Hour


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University of Illinois, Urbana
English
Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago
Master's

Education

University of Illinois, Urbana (English)

Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago (Master's)

About Steve

Hello!

I am a newly retired middle school Language Arts teacher. I have taught at the same Skokie public school for the last 18 years. During that time, I have worked with 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. The school district where I was employed has a diverse student population, representing a wide range of student skills, abilities and interests.

I am quite familiar with the Common Core Reading and Writing Curriculum, and I have created and taught numerous lessons that reinforce the requirements of those standards.

My teaching philosophy is simply stated: every student has a unique way of learning, and my job is to use materials and strategies that are effective with that particular learning style.
I have been told that I am patient with students, and I enjoy sharing tips for improving reading and writing skills.

On a more personal note, I love to read (not surprising), and I am also a musician; I have played the violin and piano all my life, and I have taken guitar and banjo lessons at the Old Town School of Folk Music.

Thanks for your interest; I look forward to hearing from you.










Hello!

I am a newly retired middle school Language Arts teacher. I have taught at the same Skokie public school for the last 18 years. During that time, I have worked with 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. The school district where I was employed has a diverse student population, representing a wide range of student skills, abilities
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Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Evanston, IL 60202
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Music:
General Music, Music Theory, Violin
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Reading

I have taught reading for 20 years to 6th, 7th and 8th grade Language Arts students.

I have taken 3 graduate level courses in Reading Strategies from Northeastern Illinois University.

I have a Master's Degree in Gifted Education from Northeastern Illinois University.

University of Illinois, Urbana
English
Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago
Master's

Education

University of Illinois, Urbana (English)

Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Steve will travel within 10 miles of Evanston, IL 60202.