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Joan R.

Oak Park, IL

$50/hr

Reading tutor

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Great tutor - she is excellent at what she does - hire her!
— Aiden, Oak Park, IL on 3/14/13

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Purdue University
Elementary Education
Concordia University
Master's
North American Montessori Center
Other

Education

Purdue University (Elementary Education)

Concordia University (Master's)

North American Montessori Center (Other)

About Joan

I completed my M.A. to become a reading specialist through Concordia University with a G.P.A. of 3.96. I hold a type 10 Illinois teaching certificate. In the subject of reading, I am trained in a variety of informal assessments, which can be useful to gather information about the student's strengths and areas of need. I've taken a number of courses dealing with strategies to improve reading comprehension, phonemic awareness, phonics skills and attitudes toward reading. For learning disabilities such as dyslexia, I have completed training in the Orton-Gillingham method through the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education. I have a strong base of knowledge in the reading field and can help struggling readers improve significantly.

I am a current classroom teacher. I have also been a reading and math interventionist teacher working with students from kindergarten to 7th grade. Additionally, I have over 11 years of experience as a Montessori and first grade teacher. In the past four years, I have also tutored privately. In my evaluations, I am commonly told I have high creativity, coupled with patience and strong observational skills.

I can tutor at your home, public library or my house. Due to my schedule, I cannot travel more than two miles from my house.

Please contact me for more information. I am an excellent, dedicated tutor and I welcome the opportunity to meet you and your child.
I completed my M.A. to become a reading specialist through Concordia University with a G.P.A. of 3.96. I hold a type 10 Illinois teaching certificate. In the subject of reading, I am trained in a variety of informal assessments, which can be useful to gather information about the student's Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 1 miles of Oak Park, IL 60302
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great tutor - she is excellent at what she does - hire her!"

- Aiden, Oak Park, IL on 3/14/13

"Wonderful tutor - strong academic/research basis for her teaching methods, and the children really enjoy their time with her"

- Simone, Riverside, IL on 4/25/10
English:
English, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, Reading
Corporate Training:
Grammar

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have an elementary education degree with a minor in reading from Purdue University. I subsequently taught for 10 years and have completed my Master's degree in reading specialist. Additionally, I recently received my certification in Montessori for 3 through 6 year olds. My teaching experience includes being a first grade teacher, a preschool teacher and am currently a Montessori teacher. I hold a type 10 teaching certificate for grades K-12 in reading.

Purdue University
Elementary Education
Concordia University
Master's
North American Montessori Center
Other

Education

Purdue University (Elementary Education)

Concordia University (Master's)

North American Montessori Center (Other)

Great tutor - she is excellent at what she does - hire her! — Joan R. has been tutoring my 4 year old son for 10 months in the subject of reading readiness for kindergarten. Joan makes each lesson fun for him and she is always bringing new teaching "toys" and methods to each lesson. She also brings books that match my son's interests. If my son isn't responding to a particular technique, she will try a different approach to get him to engage. Since I liv ...

— Aiden, Oak Park, IL on 3/14/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joan will travel within 1 miles of Oak Park, IL 60302.

Background Check Status for Joan R.

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