Search

Heather V.

Plainfield, IL

$40/hour

Certified Tutor with Master's for Elementary-MS-Reading and Writing

In-person lessons
200+ Hours
5.0 average from 100 ratings

$40/Hour


Send a message explaining your needs and Heather will reply soon.

Response time: 46 minutes

Contact Heather

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Rockford College
Master's

Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Rockford College (Master's)

About Heather

My love for reading and learning lead me on the path to teaching. I enjoy talking to a student about what they have read, finding a new book for them to discover and helping students connect their everyday life to what they have learned in school. I have taught different levels of elementary and middle school. This has made me aware of the struggles students face when reading, writing and learning the foundations of math.

I enjoy working with students one on one and in small groups to help them understand the material whether it is working on math facts, understanding vocabulary in a story or thinking of how their real life can be applied to a piece of writing they need to create.
I obtained my Bachelor's degree from University of Illinois and my teaching certificate as well as Master's degree in Education from Rockford College. My certification is in K-9 Elementary with endorsements in Social Studies, ESL and Spanish. I enjoy learning and helping students feel successful in areas that may be a bit challenging for them academically.
I will speak with you about your child's needs and conduct a few assessments to determine what areas your child needs assistance on. I will assign practice work for your student to work on the skills they are needing to improve and then conduct periodic assessments to determine how the student is progressing in his challenging areas.

I am available to work in your home or meet at a local library to assist your child in reading, writing or math basics. I encourage you to meet with me to ensure that you feel comfortable with my services.

I ask that a 12 hour cancellation policy be in place to notify me of any adjustments to your tutoring schedule. Make up lessons are always available to accommodate any adjustments you may need in the future.

I look forward to meeting with you to discuss your child's needs and help them become more academically successful.
My love for reading and learning lead me on the path to teaching. I enjoy talking to a student about what they have read, finding a new book for them to discover and helping students connect their everyday life to what they have learned in school. I have taught different levels of elementary and middle school. This has made me aware of the Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 11 miles of Plainfield, IL 60586
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
English,
Literature, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Reading,
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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught Elementary school for the past five years in grades 1, 2, 3 as well as 6-8th grades. I have ESL, Social Studies and Spanish endorsements at the middle school level. English is my specialty due to my ESL training. I obtained my Bachelor's degree from University of Illinois and my teaching certificate as well as Master's degree in Education from Rockford College.

English

I am a certified elementary school teacher with endorsements in K-9, ESL, middle school and social studies. I also hold a Master's degree in Education from Rockford College. I have tutored students after school in elementary school and conducted intervention sessions in the classroom in public schools.

Reading

I have taught Elementary school for the past five years in grades 1, 2, 3 as well as 6-8th grades. I have ESL, Social Studies and Spanish endorsements at the middle school level. English is my specialty due to my ESL training. I also love to teach writing and assist students in the writing process. I obtained my Bachelor's degree from University of Illinois and my teaching certificate as well as Master's degree in Education from Rockford College.

Writing

I have a bachelor's degree in Latin American Studies and a Master's in the Art of Teaching so writing is my specialty. I am particularly adept at looking for flow, cohesion and formulation of ideas. I am familiar with the MLA and can assist a students in how to type a paper using Word. I have assisted students in High school and middle school with these tasks.

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Rockford College
Master's

Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Rockford College (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Heather will travel within 11 miles of Plainfield, IL 60586.