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Sandra D.

Special Education and GED teacher!

Special Education and GED teacher!

$35/hour

  • 206 hours tutoring

  • Joliet, IL 60436

About Sandra


Bio

I have been a special education teacher and private GED tutor for 15 years. Presently, I have tutored 9 students for the GED test with a tailor-made program targeted specifically for the GED. All of my students, from challenging backgrounds, have passed the GED. My style is to fully assess each student to know their strengths and weaknesses and make a plan accordingly. I teach with a no nonsense yet engaging approach to empower my students to reach their full potential.

I am originally from...

I have been a special education teacher and private GED tutor for 15 years. Presently, I have tutored 9 students for the GED test with a tailor-made program targeted specifically for the GED. All of my students, from challenging backgrounds, have passed the GED. My style is to fully assess each student to know their strengths and weaknesses and make a plan accordingly. I teach with a no nonsense yet engaging approach to empower my students to reach their full potential.

I am originally from Indiana and got my Bachelors and Masters degrees in Special Education and Social Sciences from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

I do require a 2 hour minimum for GED students.

I am also tutoring special needs students in Language Arts (reading, grammar and written expression) and math up to Algebra 1.

If you want a tutor that is dedicated, passionate, and organized and YOU are willing to do the work, I'm your gal!


Education

Indiana University
Social Sciences
Indiana University at Bloomington Indiana
Masters
Indiana University at Bloomington Indiana
MEd

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $35 for in-person / $35 for online
  • Rate details: I can be flexible with my rate depending upon your circumstances!..Thanks..Sandy
  • Travel policy: Within 2 miles of Joliet, IL 60436
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/3/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Theater

Theater

Hello...I have been involved in community and professional theater for over 35 years. I have been in many musicals, "A Chorus Line", "Annie", Stephen Foster story, Oklahoma, to name a few. In Drama, I was in "Antigone", "Streetcar named desire", "Born Yesterday", and other productions. I have performed as the lead role in most of the above and directed several community theater productions as well as toured in Europe.

Business

Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

General Computer,

General Computer

I have worked on the computer for over 20 years and feel very competent and proficient using the computer for internet research, Microsoft Office 2003- 2007 and all of its' applications as well.
Microsoft Outlook,

Microsoft Outlook

I have used Microsoft Outlook for over 10 years, in Office 2000, 2003, and 2007.
Microsoft Windows,

Microsoft Windows

I have worked with computers for over 20 years and strictly in Windows. From Windows 3.11, Windows98SE, and Windows XP (both Home and Professional) editions.
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have successfully completed the SEI requirement for AZ teaching licensing and look forward to working with students with English as a second language.
General Computer,

General Computer

I have worked on the computer for over 20 years and feel very competent and proficient using the computer for internet research, Microsoft Office 2003- 2007 and all of its' applications as well.
Grammar, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught elementary English, math, and social studies for 6 years and love working with children.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have taught special education for 3 years and have worked extensively with students who have difficulty reading. Understanding "phonics" is essential for fluency in literacy and it is elementary to reading comprehension. I love teaching "phonics" and seeing children learn to read.
Reading,

Reading

I have been teaching reading as a Special education teacher for 6 years. Presently, I am working with a student with special needs and emphasizing phonics, incorporating the Reading Horizons curriculum and some Lindamood Bell training as well.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I live in East Mesa and am willing to travel within 30-40 miles to do tutoring. I have been a special education teacher for 3-4 years, 2 of those years here in the Valley. I have 2 children and 3 grandchildren, all of whom live back in the Chicagoland area. I love working with children of all ages and this is my passion. Particularly, I like to teach English, writing, and literature. I also have taught general math, pre-algebra, general sciences, biology, civics and geography. I love learning and consider myself a life-long learner as well as a teacher. I am looking forward to working with WyzAnt and working with children of all ages. Sincerely, Ms. Sandra D.
Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have successfully completed the SEI requirement for AZ teaching licensing and look forward to working with students with English as a second language.
Literature,

Literature

I have taught Language Arts for over 5 years which includes literature content, comprehension, and writing. Specifically, in teaching literature, I teach various "reading strategies" which enable students to know what to look for when reading literary works.
Reading,

Reading

I have been teaching reading as a Special education teacher for 6 years. Presently, I am working with a student with special needs and emphasizing phonics, incorporating the Reading Horizons curriculum and some Lindamood Bell training as well.
English, Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

Social Studies,

Social Studies

I have taught for over 4 years including Civics, geography, and US history in Social Studies.
Sociology,

Sociology

I have a major in the Social Sciences as an undergrad at Indiana University and have taught sociology.
American History, Geography

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught pre-Algebra through Algebra 1 for 5 years as a special education teacher, modifying tests and using differentiation strategies.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught elementary English, math, and social studies for 6 years and love working with children.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have successfully completed the SEI requirement for AZ teaching licensing and look forward to working with students with English as a second language.
Reading,

Reading

I have been teaching reading as a Special education teacher for 6 years. Presently, I am working with a student with special needs and emphasizing phonics, incorporating the Reading Horizons curriculum and some Lindamood Bell training as well.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I live in East Mesa and am willing to travel within 30-40 miles to do tutoring. I have been a special education teacher for 3-4 years, 2 of those years here in the Valley. I have 2 children and 3 grandchildren, all of whom live back in the Chicagoland area. I love working with children of all ages and this is my passion. Particularly, I like to teach English, writing, and literature. I also have taught general math, pre-algebra, general sciences, biology, civics and geography. I love learning and consider myself a life-long learner as well as a teacher. I am looking forward to working with WyzAnt and working with children of all ages. Sincerely, Ms. Sandra D.
English, SAT Reading, Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have successfully completed the SEI requirement for AZ teaching licensing and look forward to working with students with English as a second language.

Math

Algebra 1

Algebra 1

I have taught pre-Algebra through Algebra 1 for 5 years as a special education teacher, modifying tests and using differentiation strategies.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught pre-Algebra through Algebra 1 for 5 years as a special education teacher, modifying tests and using differentiation strategies.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught elementary English, math, and social studies for 6 years and love working with children.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have successfully completed the SEI requirement for AZ teaching licensing and look forward to working with students with English as a second language.
Reading,

Reading

I have been teaching reading as a Special education teacher for 6 years. Presently, I am working with a student with special needs and emphasizing phonics, incorporating the Reading Horizons curriculum and some Lindamood Bell training as well.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I live in East Mesa and am willing to travel within 30-40 miles to do tutoring. I have been a special education teacher for 3-4 years, 2 of those years here in the Valley. I have 2 children and 3 grandchildren, all of whom live back in the Chicagoland area. I love working with children of all ages and this is my passion. Particularly, I like to teach English, writing, and literature. I also have taught general math, pre-algebra, general sciences, biology, civics and geography. I love learning and consider myself a life-long learner as well as a teacher. I am looking forward to working with WyzAnt and working with children of all ages. Sincerely, Ms. Sandra D.
English

Music

General Music,

General Music

I have been in musicals and theater for over 35 years. Sang with the "Singing Hoosiers" and toured Europe twice professionally.
Voice (Music)

Voice (Music)

I have been in the performing arts for over 30 years doing a lot of musicals and plays in Community theater and professional theater back in the Chicago land area. Studied voice and music as an undergraduate at Indiana University and was a member of the "Singing Hoosiers"..

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have successfully completed the SEI requirement for AZ teaching licensing and look forward to working with students with English as a second language.
Sociology,

Sociology

I have a major in the Social Sciences as an undergrad at Indiana University and have taught sociology.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I live in East Mesa and am willing to travel within 30-40 miles to do tutoring. I have been a special education teacher for 3-4 years, 2 of those years here in the Valley. I have 2 children and 3 grandchildren, all of whom live back in the Chicagoland area. I love working with children of all ages and this is my passion. Particularly, I like to teach English, writing, and literature. I also have taught general math, pre-algebra, general sciences, biology, civics and geography. I love learning and consider myself a life-long learner as well as a teacher. I am looking forward to working with WyzAnt and working with children of all ages. Sincerely, Ms. Sandra D.
Geography

Science

Sociology,

Sociology

I have a major in the Social Sciences as an undergrad at Indiana University and have taught sociology.
Psychology

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I live in East Mesa and am willing to travel within 30-40 miles to do tutoring. I have been a special education teacher for 3-4 years, 2 of those years here in the Valley. I have 2 children and 3 grandchildren, all of whom live back in the Chicago land area. I love working with children of all ages and this is my passion. Particularly, I like to teach English, writing, and literature. I also have taught general math, pre-algebra, general sciences, biology, civics and geography. I love learning and consider myself a life-long learner as well as a teacher. Looking forward to working with WyzAnt and working with children of all ages.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I live in East Mesa and am willing to travel within 30-40 miles to do tutoring. I have a Masters in Special Education with endorsements in: EH (emotional handicaps), LD (learning disabilities), and MIMH (mildly, mentally handicapped). I have been a special education teacher for 4 years, 2 of those years here in the Valley. I have 2 children and 3 grand children, all of whom live back in the Chicago land area. I love working with children of all ages and this is my passion. Particularly, I like to teach English, writing, and literature. I also have taught general math, pre-algebra, general sciences, biology, civics and geography. I love learning and consider myself a life-long learner as well as a teacher. Looking forward to working with Wyzant and working with children of all ages. Sincerely, Ms. Sandra
Phonics,

Phonics

I have taught special education for 3 years and have worked extensively with students who have difficulty reading. Understanding "phonics" is essential for fluency in literacy and it is elementary to reading comprehension. I love teaching "phonics" and seeing children learn to read.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

I have my Masters degree in Special education in learning disabilities, emotional disorders, and mildly mentally challenged students, from Indiana University in Bloomington Indiana. I have taught special education in a resource room and inclusion for 3 years.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I live in East Mesa and am willing to travel within 30-40 miles to do tutoring. I have been a special education teacher for 3-4 years, 2 of those years here in the Valley. I have 2 children and 3 grandchildren, all of whom live back in the Chicagoland area. I love working with children of all ages and this is my passion. Particularly, I like to teach English, writing, and literature. I also have taught general math, pre-algebra, general sciences, biology, civics and geography. I love learning and consider myself a life-long learner as well as a teacher. I am looking forward to working with WyzAnt and working with children of all ages. Sincerely, Ms. Sandra D.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught pre-Algebra through Algebra 1 for 5 years as a special education teacher, modifying tests and using differentiation strategies.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught elementary English, math, and social studies for 6 years and love working with children.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have successfully completed the SEI requirement for AZ teaching licensing and look forward to working with students with English as a second language.
GED,

GED

I am teaching students the core materials to pass the GED test. My program consists of essay writing with the specifics needed to pass the GED essay test, pre-algebra to Algebra 1 curriculum targeted to pass the GED Math test and specific reading comprehension skills needed to pass the GED reading, social studies, and science portions of the GED tests.
Reading,

Reading

I have been teaching reading as a Special education teacher for 6 years. Presently, I am working with a student with special needs and emphasizing phonics, incorporating the Reading Horizons curriculum and some Lindamood Bell training as well.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I live in East Mesa and am willing to travel within 30-40 miles to do tutoring. I have been a special education teacher for 3-4 years, 2 of those years here in the Valley. I have 2 children and 3 grandchildren, all of whom live back in the Chicagoland area. I love working with children of all ages and this is my passion. Particularly, I like to teach English, writing, and literature. I also have taught general math, pre-algebra, general sciences, biology, civics and geography. I love learning and consider myself a life-long learner as well as a teacher. I am looking forward to working with WyzAnt and working with children of all ages. Sincerely, Ms. Sandra D.

Test Preparation

GED,

GED

I am teaching students the core materials to pass the GED test. My program consists of essay writing with the specifics needed to pass the GED essay test, pre-algebra to Algebra 1 curriculum targeted to pass the GED Math test and specific reading comprehension skills needed to pass the GED reading, social studies, and science portions of the GED tests.
SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (42 ratings)
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Reviews


Knowledgeable, patient and very intuned to finding the learning style to best instruct the student

What I noticed right away about Sandra was she was sensitive to find the student's learning style so that she could best instruct them. That way, the student learns and retains more of what is being taught. She was also sensitive to equip the student to learn on their own instead of leading the student. Sandra uses a student's strength to build confidence to strengthen learning weaknesses. This approach really encouraged my daughter and made her eager to learn more instead of dreading schoolwork. Looking forward to future lessons with Sandra.

Denzel, 5 lessons with Sandra

Very Professional

Sandy is extremely reliable and punctual. She is a teaching professional that works to tailor the lesson to the individual student's needs. She works to get to know the student so that she can apply the most effective approach to learning.

Marsha, 12 lessons with Sandra

A Fabulous Tutor

My son and Sandra have been working together for several months. Sandra always speaks to me after a session and lets me know about my son's progress. He is making great strides with Sandra in the area's of reading, writing and math. My son is in a resourse classroom for all three subjects in school and Sandra has kept his progress going throughout the summer. She is very patient and makes sessions fun for my son. Sandra is a real "keeper" as a tutor and she will be helping my during the school year. I can't wait to see all the progress he will make with her help.

Tara, 41 lessons with Sandra

great tutor

Sandra has been working with my son for a few months now. She is extremely patient with him as he is a slow learner. He has come a long way, it is all thanks to Sandra. When I was still looking for a tutor for him, she always responded to my emails promptly/timely manner. Thank you Sandra we appreciate having!

Amanda, 25 lessons with Sandra
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$35/hour

Sandra D.

$35/hour

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Response time: 12 minutes