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Jean K.

Galesburg, IL

$45/hour

Experienced English Teacher eager to help you succeed!

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Knox College
English Secondary Ed
Western Illinois University
Master's

Education

Knox College (English Secondary Ed)

Western Illinois University (Master's)

About Jean

Hello! I am excited that you have chosen to view my profile for tutoring. I have a passion for helping students, especially in one-on-one settings. My teaching career began in 1996 when I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature and Secondary Education from Knox College. I immediately took over a classroom for a teacher who went on maternity leave, and have been teaching ever since. In 2012, I earned my Master's Degree in English Literature & Language from Western Illinois University. During first half of my career, I was assigned mostly to classes with struggling learners. I've always had a heart for those kids who are really trying their best but still not meeting the requirements for success in their classes. I am experienced and comfortable working with students who have learning disabilities, ADHD, other health issues, or simply need a different approach to the materials they are trying to grasp.

My main philosophy in teaching is that every child can learn. It is a matter of finding the right method to reach that child. I am not one to quit when it comes to believing in a student's potential. I can help with all ages and all subjects, with specialties in reading comprehension, vocabulary, written expression, grammar, and test preparation.

I have 20 years of experience in teaching English and Language Arts (grades 6-12). I would also enjoy working with younger children if needed. I am current on state requirements and trends regarding Common Core, state testing, and general practices within the public school classroom. My license is a Type 09 Certified for 6-12 English and Language Arts, which includes being "highly qualified" to teach literature and writing of all genres.

General Info:
Tutoring location will always be in a mutually agreed upon public place.
Parents or guardians are always welcome to attend the tutoring sessions.
Tutoring cost will be $45/hour; negotiations are possible in some circumstances.
Cancellation policy: If a session must be cancelled or rescheduled, please give notice at least 5 hours in advance.
I look forward to setting up a session with you soon!
Hello! I am excited that you have chosen to view my profile for tutoring. I have a passion for helping students, especially in one-on-one settings. My teaching career began in 1996 when I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in English Read more

Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Galesburg, IL 61401
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Common Core, GED, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Aspergers, Autism, Dyslexia, Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Homeschool, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

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.

ADD/ADHD

I have worked extensively with ADD/ADHD students as a Title I reading assistant and within my own classroom. Most of my teaching career has been dedicated to students assigned to remedial and struggling learner settings. I have learned and practiced a range of methodologies to assist ADD/ADHD students succeed in and outside the classroom.

Knox College
English Secondary Ed
Western Illinois University
Master's

Education

Knox College (English Secondary Ed)

Western Illinois University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jean will travel within 40 miles of Galesburg, IL 61401.