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Darci A.

Lake Zurich, IL

$65/hour

Experienced and responsive English/ESL teacher

In-person lessons

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University of Central Florida
English
University of South Florida
Master's

Education

University of Central Florida (English)

University of South Florida (Master's)

About Darci

Hi students, my name is Darci. I worked as a middle and high school English and ESL teacher for 8 years until I had children and had to stop working full time. I have a bachelors degree in English from the University of Central Florida, minor in history, and a masters in English Education from the University of South Florida, which included 15 credit hours of ESL coursework. I began tutoring college age ESL students in graduate school, and also tutored middle school students in English and reading. I taught high school for 4 years. Some of the courses I taught in that time were English 1, English 2, World History, Newcomer (ESL) Reading and Grammar, Intermediate (ESL) Writing and Grammar, and Beginning Reading for ESL. As a middle school teacher, I taught grade 6, 7, and 8 reading, writing, and grammar. In my time as a teacher, I frequently tutored outside of class and occasionally took on outside tutoring clients. I wrote all of my own curriculum materials and specialized in adapting grade-level coursework for struggling students.

As a teacher, I would describe my style as firm but very respectful and fair. I pride myself on identifying my students' needs and deficits (even if the student him/herself is not aware of them), and writing materials to address those needs. I also believe that forming warm and honest relationships is the best way to motivate students, and to that end, I am still in touch with many former students whom I now call friends. As a tutor, I am comfortable both working with existing assignments (like those for middle or high school classes) and creating customized materials, whichever better meets the needs of my students. I truly believe in the power of reading, writing, and speaking to transform lives and it is for this reason that I have devoted my professional life to helping students acquire these skills. I look forward to helping you achieve your goals!
Hi students, my name is Darci. I worked as a middle and high school English and ESL teacher for 8 years until I had children and had to stop working full time. I have a bachelors degree in English from the University of Central Florida, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Group rate $45/person

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Lake Zurich, IL 60047
In-person lessons
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

I have worked as an ESL/English/reading teacher for 8 years. I have also taught world history. I have worked with students from grades 6 through adult. I have a masters degree in English Education with 15 hours of ESL coursework and a bachelors in English, minor in history.

ESL/ESOL

I have a M.A. in English Education, along with 15 hours of ESL coursework. I have been an ESL teacher for seven years. I have taught all levels of ESL students, from newcomers (no English proficiency), to advanced students (transitioning to regular classes). I have an ESL endorsement in Texas and Florida.

University of Central Florida
English
University of South Florida
Master's

Education

University of Central Florida (English)

University of South Florida (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Group rate $45/person

Travel policy

Darci will travel within 20 miles of Lake Zurich, IL 60047.