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William L.

La Grange, IL

$40/hour

Elementary Advocate

Background check passed as of 4/11/16

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Columbia College Chicago
Broadcast Cmmnctn

Education

Columbia College Chicago (Broadcast Cmmnctn)

About William

Teaching is an integral component of my purpose. Helping you or your child make progress toward yours is another. My extensive experience ranges from homeschooling my two sons, to teaching for an elementary enrichment program, to teaching at an elementary school on Chicago's West Side, to leading Cub Scout programs and Sunday school classes. I have a BA from Columbia College Chicago but my "real" training has been in classrooms and living rooms where I've used my gifts and talents to guide, nurture, and affirm the abilities of my many students.

I'm especially skilled and qualified to teach elementary school subjects and children, while capable of instructing older students, especially in the areas of reading, writing, and language skills (i.e., English grammar and conventions). I taught for 10 years at St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School in Chicago. My wife Sharon and I homeschooled our two sons for several years (grades 1-3 and 4-7) with the classical method using a program called Classical Conversations and Saxon Math. I was also privileged for several semesters to join the staff of the Oak Park based program, One Day Enrichment (ODE), where I taught science to grades 1-6.

My teaching style is rigorous but relaxed; focused but flexible. While I strive to help my students gain mastery of all subject areas, one of the most important is vocabulary. But they only have to learn one word, and that word is "yet." As in, "I don't understand this...yet." Or, "I can't do this...yet."

I would be honored to help you or your child traverse your challenges to the other side of "yet."
Teaching is an integral component of my purpose. Helping you or your child make progress toward yours is another. My extensive experience ranges from homeschooling my two sons, to teaching for an elementary enrichment program, to teaching at an elementary school on Chicago's West Side, to Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of La Grange, IL 60525
Background Check: Passed
English:
Bible Studies, Reading, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Reading

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Elementary (K-6th)

I taught for 10 years at St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School in Chicago, including 1st, 3rd, and 4th grades. My wife Sharon and I homeschooled our two sons for several years (grades 1-3 and 4-7) with the classical method using a program called Classical Conversations and Saxon Math. I also taught for the Oak Park based homeschool program, One Day Enrichment (ODE), where I taught science to grades 1-6.

Columbia College Chicago
Broadcast Cmmnctn

Education

Columbia College Chicago (Broadcast Cmmnctn)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

William will travel within 20 miles of La Grange, IL 60525.