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Michelle M.

Lake Villa, IL

$40/hour

Science teacher looking for students to tutor.

20+ Hours
5.0 average from 8 ratings
A very knowledgeable and professional tutor that I am more than willing to work with again.
— Jennifer, Waukegan, IL on 7/9/15

$40/Hour


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UW-Parkside
Biology
Western Governors University
Master's

Education

UW-Parkside (Biology)

Western Governors University (Master's)

About Michelle

I worked as a medical assistant for 16 years prior to pursuing a career in teaching. My undergraduate degree is from UW - Parkside in Biology with a Chemistry minor. I have a Masters in Teaching Science degree from Western Governor's University. I have been a science teacher for 9 years at a private high school in Waukegan, IL, called Cristo Rey St Martin College Prep where I taught Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, and Forensic Science. I am currently a science teacher at Lakes Community High School, teaching Chemistry and Anatomy and Physiology.

I believe that the role of the teacher is to facilitate a student's learning and ensure that the student is learning how to learn. It is not the role of the teacher to deliver facts to a student and expect them to remember them for the simple reason of passing a test. State standardized tests, such as the ACT, require that a student can perform skills that will help them to solve he problem. Of course, content knowledge is important, but more important is knowing how to learn the information and knowing how to use the tools you are given, data and graphs, to answer questions. I am determined and dedicated to helping my students be the best they can be. It's my job to make sure they are successful.

When I'm not in school, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I also enjoy camping and boating.

I look forward to helping any student I can help themselves and be the best they can be.
I worked as a medical assistant for 16 years prior to pursuing a career in teaching. My undergraduate degree is from UW - Parkside in Biology with a Chemistry minor. I have a Masters in Teaching Science degree from Western Governor's University. I have been a science teacher for 9 years at a private high school in Waukegan, IL, called Cristo Rey Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Lake Villa, IL 60046

"A very knowledgeable and professional tutor that I am more than willing to work with again."

- Jennifer, Waukegan, IL on 7/9/15

"Very Helpful!"

- Jennifer, Waukegan, IL on 3/30/15

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Anatomy

I am currently an Anatomy and Physiology teacher. I have taught the subject for 5 years.

Biology

I was a Biology major in college. I am endorsed and certified to teach Biology. I have taught high school biology in the past.

Chemistry

I am an Illinois State Certified Secondary Science Teacher with endorsements in Biology and Chemistry.

Physical Science

I am endorsed to teach Biology and Chemistry. I have also taught an Integrated Science course for two years, which is an overview of physical science.

Physiology

I have taught physiology 5 years.

UW-Parkside
Biology
Western Governors University
Master's

Education

UW-Parkside (Biology)

Western Governors University (Master's)

A very knowledgeable and professional tutor that I am more than willing to work with again.

Michelle answered all of my questions quickly and thoroughly. I was impressed with her skills and level or expertise. She is a great tutor.

— Jennifer, Waukegan, IL on 7/9/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michelle will travel within 15 miles of Lake Villa, IL 60046.