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Nancy E.

Park Ridge, IL

$60/hour

Experienced Teacher of Special Education Students

In-person lessons

$60/Hour


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University of Illinois Chicago
Art Education
Northeastern Illinois
Master's

Education

University of Illinois Chicago (Art Education)

Northeastern Illinois (Master's)

About Nancy

I have a Masters from Northeastern Illinois and a degree in Art Education from University of Illinois Chicago. I have been teaching special education students for almost 30 years. I have a background in art which I use to help students learn in different modalities. I am well versed in many curriculums and trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach to phonics. I am able to tutor all core subjects.

I have taught a variety of students with special needs including learning disabled, behavior disordered, aspergillosis, autism, intellectually disabled, hearing impaired, ocd, odd, and attention deficit disordered.

I have flexible hours after school and I am willing to tutor in a safe environment that has few distractions.
I have a Masters from Northeastern Illinois and a degree in Art Education from University of Illinois Chicago. I have been teaching special education students for almost 30 years. I have a background in art which I use to help students learn in different modalities. I am well versed in many curriculums and trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Park Ridge, IL 60068
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Homeschool,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ADD/ADHD

Students with Attention Deficit Disorder often struggle to maintain focus in the classroom. These student do well when they are engaged through multi-sensory approach to learning. Getting these students to move around, and to use manipulatives with them help to keep them focused. I have used stress balls, frequent walks, letting them stand at their desk, and frequent check ins to make sure their work is being completed and that they are focused on instruction.

Aspergers

I have an Illinois teaching certificate with endorsements as a learning behavior specialist. Children with Aspergers often have difficulty with social interactions. Many of these strategies I have used are social stories, role modeling, and peer interactions.

Autism

I have a teaching endorsement as a learning behavior specialist. I have also taught students identified as having autism. These students are often socially immature and require training in how to act appropriately. I have used social stories, role modeling, and peer interactions to encourage proper behavior. These students are often highly intelligent and need the proper accommodations to help them interact with others and learn.

Common Core

I have a masters degree in teaching learning disabilities. I have an Illinois teaching certificate with endorsements in learning behavior specialist, learning behavior specialist supervisory, elementary education, and art education. I have 29 years of experience teaching special needs children in the Chicago public school system. I am currently using Common Core in my classroom assignments and lessons.

Dyslexia

I am endorsed as a learning behavior specialist. Throughout my years of teaching many of my students struggled with reading. I am trained in the Orton-Gillingham method of teaching phonics. This multi-sensory approach often works well with students that are dyslexic. There are many teaching strategies used to teach dyslexic children. Evaluating the students strengths, weaknesses, likes, and dislikes helps to come up with the strategy that will work best.

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold an Illinois teaching certificate with endorsements in learning behavior specialist age 3-21, learning behavior specialist supervisory, elementary education k-5, and art education. I have a masters degree in teaching learning disabilities.

Handwriting

I am well versed in the D'nealian method of handwriting which makes the transition between printing and cursive easier. Students often struggle with spacing, letter size, pencil grip, and letter formation. I can evaluate and identify the weaknesses the student has and come up with strategies to help the student improve his/her handwriting.

Hard Of Hearing

I have an Illinois teaching certificate with endorsements in learning behavior specialist, learning behavior specialist supervisory, and elementary education. Throughout my teaching career I have taught students that are hard of hearing. Some of the methods I used to teach these students is to make sure there were few distractions, to seat them in an area that promoted learning, and to use visuals and manipulatives to help the student learn. I have also worn a microphone to amplify my voice.

Homeschool

I have a masters degree in teaching learning disabilities. I have an Illinois teaching certificate with endorsements in learning behavior specialist, learning behavior specialist supervisory, elementary education, and art education. I have 29 years of experience teaching special needs children in the Chicago public school system. I have also homeschooled students who are not well enough to attend school.

Phonics

I have a masters degree in teaching learning disabilities. I have an Illinois teaching certificate with endorsements in learning behavior specialist, learning behavior specialist supervisory, elementary education, and art education. I have 29 years of experience teaching special needs children in the Chicago public school system. I have also been trained in the Orton Gillingham multi-sensory approach to phonics.

Special Needs

I have a masters degree in teaching learning disabilities. I have an Illinois teaching certificate with endorsements in learning behavior specialist, learning behavior specialist supervisory, elementary education, and art education. I have 29 years of experience teaching special needs children in the Chicago public school system. I have experience teaching visually impaired, hard of hearing, learning disabled, developmentally delayed, behavior disordered, intellectually delayed, ADD, and autistic children.

Study Skills

I have a masters degree in teaching learning disabilities. I have an Illinois teaching certificate with endorsements in learning behavior specialist, learning behavior specialist supervisory, elementary education, and art education. I have 29 years of experience teaching special needs children in the Chicago public school system.

University of Illinois Chicago
Art Education
Northeastern Illinois
Master's

Education

University of Illinois Chicago (Art Education)

Northeastern Illinois (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Nancy will travel within 5 miles of Park Ridge, IL 60068.