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Arlene E.

Morton Grove, IL

$35/hour

I am a retired school teacher & an author of 40+ children's books

In-person lessons
5+ Hours
4.5 average from 6 ratings
Very helpful tutor
— Chara, Skokie, IL on 10/23/15

$35/Hour


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About Arlene

I am a retired special education and ELL teacher of special education with 27 years experience. I am also the author of approximately 40 books for young people. My books have won many awards, such as Notable Books in Social Studies, and Children's Choice Awards. As a teacher, I was in charge of my school's Young Authors' program and encouraged many students to become better writers and readers. Because of my writing knowledge our school had two district and three city-wide wins.

In addition to having had a very successful teaching and writing career, I have also been a Pillsbury Bake-Off finalist three times in a row. Additionally three of my recipes will be featured in Taste of Home magazine as prize winning recipes. I believe everyone is able to learn and be creative. I look forward to hearing from you.

I am an outstanding reading and writing tutor because I encourage students to use their strengths to be successful.

I am available most weekday afternoons and weekends. I look forward to working with you to see how you can become more successful in reading and writing.
I am a retired special education and ELL teacher of special education with 27 years experience. I am also the author of approximately 40 books for young people. My books have won many awards, such as Notable Books in Social Studies, and Children's Choice Awards. As a teacher, I was in charge of my school's Young Authors' program and encouraged Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Morton Grove, IL 60053
In-person lessons

"Very helpful tutor"

- Chara, Skokie, IL on 10/23/15
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Geography, Social Studies
Special Needs:
Aspergers, Autism, Dyslexia, Phonics
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Homeschool, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I taught elementary school for twenty-four years at a high performing Chicago Public School and received superior ratings. I am certified in special education, English language learning, language arts and social studies. I have worked with students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

ESL/ESOL

I have an endorsement in teaching ESL and a Masters degree in Special Education. I am very experienced in teaching writing. In addition to having 40 books published, I was the Young Authors coordinator at the school where I taught and two of our students won the city wide competition.

Phonics

I was a special education and ESL teacher for 27 years. I am now retired. As part or teaching reading, l taught phonics. I used many methods, including a type of system called Intensive Phonics. Some of my lessons included poetry and body movement. I know a great deal about phonics.

Social Studies

I have a kindergarten through eighth grade certification in social studies from the state of Illinois. I have also written a number of books on social studies subjects for children that were cited as notable trade books in social studies. As a special education and ESL teacher I assisted children with social studies projects and readings.

Study Skills

As a retired special education teacher and ESL teacher, I am well versed in showing students how to study. I have used many methods to assist students in thinking about what questions may be asked on a test and how to remember important information.

Writing

I am an experienced writer of both fiction and non-fiction. I have written over 40 books for young people. My first book and first attempt at writing won The Romance Writers of The Year Award for best young adult novel of the year. Three of my books in social studies were cited as Notable Books in Social Studies. One of my books has been excerpted as a selection in the Harcourt Brace basal reading series.

During my career as a Chicago public school teacher, I was in charge of my school's Young Authors' program. I encouraged many students and educators to improve their writing skills. Two of our students won first place in the district. Two others won the first place city award.

Very helpful tutor

Arlene was wonderful and helpful for my daughters reading comprehension. she's giving me suggest to keep my daughter reading improve. I highly recommended.

— Chara, Skokie, IL on 10/23/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Arlene will travel within 5 miles of Morton Grove, IL 60053.