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Jennifer B.

Gurnee, IL

$50/hour

Elementary and Middle School Tutor

In-person lessons
50+ Hours
5.0 average from 45 ratings
Very knowledgeable and patient
— Sterling, Libertyville, IL on 11/18/16

$50/Hour


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Eastern Illinois University
Political Science
The John Marshall Law School
J.D.

Education

Eastern Illinois University (Political Science)

The John Marshall Law School (J.D.)

About Jennifer

I substitute teach kindergarten through high school. I have a love of learning and helping others to learn. I believe that learning opens doors to the future. I graduated high school and college in 7 years. Throughout high school and college I tutored my peers. I am currently a mentor for a middle school group at my church.

I believe that students should be challenged, but not overwhelmed. Breaking lessons down into comprehensible pieces will assist students in learning and mastering topics. Consistent practice and focus on the basics is necessary to grow and excel in learning. I also believe that learning should be fun, and believe that laughing and talking are part of the tutoring relationship.

To master geometry, students need to be motivated and engaged. Using real world and tangible examples will help to learn and master the topic. To succeed at algebra, showing one's work and repetition are secrets to success. Reading is essential to success in literature and language arts - what you read is not as important as the actual reading. Social studies and in particular US History are of great interest to me, which helps me to engage and teach this subject. I studied Spanish middle school through college. I believe in practicing general conversation and learning new words to build a vocabulary and comfort in the language.

Through patience and enthusiasm, I will help students to explore and investigate and discover answers and topics by their own efforts, rather than just being given information.

I am available to tutor most weeknights and during the weekend. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you succeed in your studies.
I substitute teach kindergarten through high school. I have a love of learning and helping others to learn. I believe that learning opens doors to the future. I graduated high school and college in 7 years. Throughout high school and college I tutored my peers. I am currently a mentor for a middle school group at my church.

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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Gurnee, IL 60031
In-person lessons

"Very knowledgeable and patient"

- Sterling, Libertyville, IL on 11/18/16

"Great First Lesson"

- Katie, Libertyville, IL on 3/10/16
Math:
Elementary Math,
Geometry, Prealgebra
English:
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary
Language:
Reading
History:
American History, Criminal Justice, Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science, Social Studies
Special Needs:
Elementary Math,
Phonics,
Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

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.

Elementary Math

I am currently a substitute teacher at the local schools. I have previously tutored 1st through 8th grade math with success. Practicing math facts is going to be a big focus of gaining confidence and we can do that through games, worksheets, flash cards and practice problems.

Phonics

Learning to read is so important - and making it fun is key! Practicing letter sounds and blends and reading words are foundational steps to great success.

Prealgebra

I currently substitute teach at many local junior high schools and regularly tutor other middle school students with prealgebra.

Eastern Illinois University
Political Science
The John Marshall Law School
J.D.

Education

Eastern Illinois University (Political Science)

The John Marshall Law School (J.D.)

Very knowledgeable and patient

We couldn't be happier with Jennifer. After just one session, my twin 7th graders felt much more confident and my daughter just got a 52 out of 53 correct on her most recent math quiz. So happy with Jennifer!

— Sterling, Libertyville, IL on 11/18/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jennifer will travel within 20 miles of Gurnee, IL 60031.