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Carrie S.

Libertyville, IL

$55/hour

Kind & FUN! K-8 Reading/Eng/Grammar/Writing; Homeschool Enrichment

Background check passed as of 1/25/14
5.0 average from 43 ratings
Very knowledgeable
— Ana, Waukegan, IL on 6/11/16

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About Carrie

I am a former elementary school teacher who spent four years with my own 6th grade classroom, eight years as the storytime reader at a children's bookstore, and seven years as a pre-K - 8th librarian and reading enrichment resource teacher in an underprivileged school. I also have been tutoring on and off for 20 years. I have many years of experience working with students on a one-on-one basis, as well as in small and large groups. I am patient and kind, have a great sense of humor (so I am told!), and will employ different methods to help your child achieve success, based on his/her learning style. I create my own literature-based units, which are easily adaptable for use in enrichment as well as in skill development. Your child's needs always come first, no matter what! I am available during the day as well, for homeschool enrichment.

I am eager to start working with your child!
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Libertyville, IL 60048
Background Check: Passed

"Very knowledgeable"

- Ana, Waukegan, IL on 6/11/16

"Passionate about helping!"

- Matt, Grayslake, IL on 3/7/14

"Very Enthusiastic!"

- Chris, Grayslake, IL on 1/23/14
Special Needs:
Phonics

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified in Elementary Education (Type 03/K-9th) and taught 6th grade (self-contained). I was also a substitute teacher of all subjects/all grades, and am currently a librarian at a pre-K through 8th grade school.

Elementary Math

I taught 6th grade (self-contained); was a math teacher for team. I have several years' experience tutoring math through grade 9.

English

I taught English as 6th grade teacher; I have several years' experience tutoring English and other subjects.

Grammar

My best subject! Based on past experience/results, I am confident that I can teach grammar in a clear, easily understandable manner.

Literature

In addition to being a former classroom teacher, I worked part-time in a children's bookstore for several years. I am currently a school librarian, and have vast knowledge of children's/young adult literature.

Phonics

On a voluntary basis, I pulled lowest 2nd grade reading group for extra help in reading/vocab/phonics during 2011-2012 school year. As a librarian, phonics skills are touched upon during library time, by reading/discussing books (pre-K, K, 1, and 2).

Proofreading

As it goes hand-in-hand with grammar, this is also my best subject! I am very detail-oriented, and not only do I focus on mechanics, but also structure and form. I will guide students in making their paper MAKE SENSE.

Reading

As a librarian, I read to students pre-K through 8th grade. I also engage them in oral question-and-answer sessions, testing for comprehension, cause/effect, theme, as well as other literary concepts.

Spelling

One of my best subjects! As a tutor, I have certain tactics I use to get students to quickly learn how to spell words correctly, study for spelling tests, and RETAIN the spelling of the words.

Study Skills

As a librarian, I have received groups of students (mostly gr 5-8) to work on study skills/study for tests. As a volunteer tutor at an underprivileged school (2008-2010), study skills were focused on often.

Vocabulary

One of my best subjects! I love words, the origins of their roots, and what they mean. Having a more vast vocabulary enhances both oral and written experiences. Simply put, students understand concepts more easily when they have an extensive vocabulary to back them up.

Writing

One of my best subjects! In college, I used to take writing courses just for fun. I have extensive experience as a writing tutor.

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Very knowledgeable — Carrie, was very pleasant and professional. We felt very comfortable and she came very well prepared with materials to test my son and see whether would need help. Overall I was very pleased with the first impression. ...

— Ana, Waukegan, IL on 6/11/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Carrie will travel within 10 miles of Libertyville, IL 60048.