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Kelliann M.

Evanston, IL

$65/hour

Special Education Qualified Tutor!

In-person lessons
5+ Hours
Background check passed as of 6/29/14
5.0 average from 3 ratings
Keeps kids engaged
— Lola, Evanston, IL on 8/20/15

$65/Hour


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Education

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About Kelliann

Hi! My name is Kelliann, and I have been a special education teacher for the last 20 years. I’ve supplemented my teaching with tutoring, serving as the PTA co-president at my children’s school, and working toward my doctorate in educational psychology.

I have my BA in elementary education, my MeD in special education, my CAS (Certificate of Advanced Study-a few classes short of a master’s degree) in administration and supervision, and all my classes toward my EdD in educational psychology. I took a break from my EdD to have and begin raising my children; I have 10-year-old twins. I look forward to getting back and finishing the degree.

I am most definitely a people person. I love the process of getting to know my students and figuring out how best to reach them. I have worked in tutoring positions in the past where I worked with the child’s school and/or teacher as well as the family and student. It helps if everyone is on the same page when working toward a specific goal. I cannot begin to count the number of IEPs and 504 plans I have written, contributed to, worked with teachers and families on, and held meetings in regard to. I feel like special education teachers should also be credited with data entry and people skills.

I’ve always loved my job. I love the feeling of helping my students who may not understand the lesson when it is presented in a traditional way find another way to grasp the concepts. I believe my students are part of a group that includes their household, family, and any other important people who are active in the child’s life. I am still friends with many of my students and their families to this day. I enjoy the process of getting to know the whole group and find that it is very helpful to understanding my students.

I am willing to travel to private homes for an extra fee. I look forward to working with you and your children. Please don’t hesitate to ask me any questions, I am very open and will tell you just about anything you would like to know.
Hi! My name is Kelliann, and I have been a special education teacher for the last 20 years. I’ve supplemented my teaching with tutoring, serving as the PTA co-president at my children’s school, and working toward my doctorate in educational psychology.

I have my BA in elementary education, my MeD in special education, my CAS
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Evanston, IL 60203
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Keeps kids engaged"

- Lola, Evanston, IL on 8/20/15

"My son was engaged and attentive!"

- Shannon, Winnetka, IL on 8/7/14
Kelliann replied on 8/7/2014

Ya! I can't wait to hear P read again! Please tell him I am looking forward to seeing him and I will find some more fun things for us to read and do next time.

Math:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math
Science:
Elementary Science, Psychology
English:
English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Reading,
Writing
History:
American History, Social Studies,
Writing
Special Needs:
ADHD,
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),
Dyslexia,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Phonics,
Reading,
Special Needs,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
ADHD,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Career Development,
Public Speaking,
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.

ADHD

I have my MEd in special education. I have taught special ed for the last 20 years. Many of my students were diagnosed with ADD and ADHD.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I have my MEd in special education. I have taught special ed for the last 20 years. Many of my students were diagnosed with Autism and more recently Asperger's.

Career Development

I have my MEd in special education. I have taught special ed for the last 20 years. The last few years I have again been in a high school setting and taught a number of study skills classes where college essays were written and revised, as well as discussions had about what college would best meet a student's needs. We also discussed their career plans and I was able to help guide their class choices toward achieving their goal.

College Counseling

The last few years I have again been in a high school setting and taught a number of study skills classes where college essays were written and revised, as well as discussions had about what college would best meet a student's needs.

Dyslexia

I have my MEd in special education. I have taught special ed for the last 20 years. The last few years I have again been in a Many of my students have been diagnosed with dyslexia.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have my BA in Elementary Education and have spent the majority of the last 20 years as a special educator in an elementary setting. I also have my MEd in special education.

English

I taught high school level US History and have taught all subjects in elementary school.

Handwriting

I have worked in special education for 20 years, the majority of it in elementary grades. I have worked closely with occupational therapists and my students to work on pencil grip and (manual) handwriting as well as keyboarding.

Phonics

I have my BA in elementary education. I have my MEd in special education. I have taught special ed for the last 20 years. Much of my time as a special ed teacher was spent with children who struggled with reading, phonics played a large part in their learning.

Public Speaking

I have been a teacher for 20 years and have led professional development meetings and implemented PBIS programs at the high school level. This included presenting and explaining the system.

Reading

I am an avid reader and love teaching my own children and students new vocabulary words whenever applicable. There is no better opportunity for learning than a natural one. I love explaining books in detail and leaving the reader hanging so they want to read more to see what is coming next.

Social Studies

I taught 3 months of high school level American Studies (US History and English combined) as the special education co-teacher as well as supporting my elementary special education students in their Social Studies classes. This included but was not limited to researching Famous Americans for their presentations and projects, to creating study guides and helping study for tests and daily assignments.

Special Needs

I have my BA in elementary education. I have my MEd in special education. I have taught special ed for the last 20 years. I also have all my classes toward my EdD in Educational Pyschology.

Study Skills

I have my BA in elementary education. I have my MEd in special education. I have taught special ed for the last 20 years. The last few years I have again been in a high school setting and taught a number of study skills classes. I led groups about healthy ways of expressing emotions,helped with writing and revising college essays, study skills were discussed and taught, classwork and homework were reviewed, as well as discussions had about what college would best meet a student's needs.

National Louis University
Elementary Education
National Louis University
MEd
National Louis University
Other

Education

National Louis University (Elementary Education)

National Louis University (MEd)

National Louis University (Other)

Keeps kids engaged

Kelliann has kept our child engaged in solidifying her knowledge of math facts and reviewing math skills using a variety of tasks. This isn't easy in an area that is difficult for the child. N has enjoyed her sessions.

— Lola, Evanston, IL on 8/20/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kelliann will travel within 20 miles of Evanston, IL 60203.