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Bonnie K.

Lake Villa, IL

$45/hour

Experienced Master Teacher

600+ Hours
Background check passed as of 5/23/14
5.0 average from 117 ratings
Knowledgeable and caring
— Wendy, Lake Villa, IL on 12/10/16

$45/Hour


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Madonna University
English and Ed Minor
MARYGROVE COLLEGE
Master's
Wayne State University
Other

Education

Madonna University (English and Ed Minor)

MARYGROVE COLLEGE (Master's)

Wayne State University (Other)

About Bonnie

As a former teacher I have 15 years of experience in teaching 6th-8th grades in a variety of configurations, including self-contained (all subjects), honors and at-risk. Each of these positions has required that I developed the ability to tailor instruction to a variety of learners. In this capacity I have become particularly proficient in using technology to differentiate instruction. As a former teacher I have 15 years of experience in teaching 6th-8th grades in a variety of configurations, including self-contained (all subjects), honors and at-risk. Each of these positions has required that I developed the ability to tailor instruction to a variety of learners. In this capacity I have become particularly proficient in using Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Lake Villa, IL 60046
Background Check: Passed

"Knowledgeable and caring"

- Wendy, Lake Villa, IL on 12/10/16

"Bonnie is an excellent teacher"

- Li, Starkville, MS on 3/1/17

"Knowledgeable and patient teacher"

- Svesha, Plano, TX on 7/3/16

"Well versed teacher"

- Shanthi, Plano, TX on 6/19/16

"Wonderful Person!"

- Ricardo, Garland, TX on 5/13/16

"Knowledgeable and helpful"

- Rania, Garland, TX on 10/28/15

"Great preparation for middle school"

- Annie, Coppell, TX on 6/26/14

"Kind Tutor"

- Marla, Dallas, TX on 4/2/14
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading,
Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar,
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 (K-6th)

I hold a BA in English from Madonna University, with elementary education minor. I also have an MA in Teaching from Marygrove College. I'm certified to teach grades 4-8, and 6-8 English Language Arts. I have experience tutoring students at the elementary level as well as at the middle-school level.

Elementary Math

As a middle-school teacher I was assigned to teach a self-contained (all subjects) classroom for 11 of the 15 years I taught. All of the students in my first cohort passed the state test in mathematics.

As I gained teaching experience, I learned to use math centers and online technology to improve my skills as a teacher. One student (6th grade), in my last class, moved from a 3rd grade level to a high school level in one year. Although his progress was the most remarkable, the majority of the students in this class advanced well past one grade level.

English

I was an English major at Madonna University in Livonia, MI. I was the recipient of Madonna's "Writing Across the Curriculum" award. This is an award given to to one senior student in each discipline. I was nominated by the Dean of the English department. Currently, I am a teacher-consultant for the Wayne State University branch of the National Writing Project.

Grammar

I have recently relocated to Texas from Michigan, where I was a middle school teacher for 15 years. Although I was certified to teach all subjects, my specialty was English, which heavily emphasizes grammar in the middle school years.

I was also a Teacher-Consultant and a Teacher-Leader for the Wayne State branch of the National Writing Project. My involvement with the NWP allowed me to stay current in my craft both as a teacher and a writer.

Proofreading

As a middle-school English teacher for 15 years, I have had ample proof reading experience. I am also a Teacher-Consultant for the Wayne State University chapter of the National Writing Project, a nationally renowned association which develops and uses best practices in the teaching of writing.

Reading

As an English teacher for 15 years, I have had the opportunity to teach students with a diverse range of reading abilities. In my last class, for example, the abilities ranged from 1st through 10th grade levels. All of these children progressed more than one grade level in my class, with the majority progressing two or more grade levels.

Vocabulary

As an English teacher, I have successfully helped my students to improve their vocabulary using a variety of strategies, including: word study, context clues, and word harvesting.

Writing

As an undergraduate student, I was the recipient of the senior "Writing Across the Curriculum" award from Madonna University. One student for each subject was selected for this award--my nomination was from the Dean of the English Dept., Dr. R. Sax.

During my years as a teacher, I had the pleasure to serve as a teacher-leader for the Wayne State Chapter of the National Writing Project. This position gave me the opportunity to remain current in my craft as a writer and as a teacher of writing.

Madonna University
English and Ed Minor
MARYGROVE COLLEGE
Master's
Wayne State University
Other

Education

Madonna University (English and Ed Minor)

MARYGROVE COLLEGE (Master's)

Wayne State University (Other)

Knowledgeable and caring

Bonnie helped bring my sons English grade up. With only the basic skills he was turning in poor planned work. She took the time to go through the steps on how to write a paper. His teacher was impressed with the last paper he has turned in!

— Wendy, Lake Villa, IL on 12/10/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Bonnie will travel within 10 miles of Lake Villa, IL 60046.