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Kimberly G.

Plainfield, IL

$35/hour

Proven Motivator

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
4.9 average from 49 ratings
Patient and Encouraging Tutor
— Sina, Bolingbrook, IL on 9/25/17

$35/Hour


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Oklahoma State University
Chemical Engineering

Education

Oklahoma State University (Chemical Engineering)

About Kimberly

I have spent the last seventeen years volunteering at schools, tutoring math and working with grade school level children. There is nothing better than seeing the world open up to children as they gain confidence by mastering a particular skill and develop the inner motivation needed to continue to the path to higher learning. Sometimes children need a helping hand to develop a baseline of knowledge necessary to become successful at school. All children can learn. I believe in meeting them at their current level and taking the steps to help them improve progressively to meet their goals.

As a mother of two children, I know what a good education looks like and more importantly, I know what it takes to get a good education. My son achieved a perfect score on the ACT exam, is a National Merit Scholarship finalist and he is a freshman at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology.) My daughter is a junior at a highly selective math and science academy in Illinois where she is being rigorously prepared for college. These achievements came as a result of careful preparation, heavy supplementing in elementary school and participation in a variety of different extracurricular activities.

I served as a tutor at Mathnasium of Plainfield for a year and gained a wealth of experience in creating a fun and interactive environment to motivate and interest grade school aged children.

Reading is the fundamental building block of all learning and can open the door to fantastic worlds of people, places and things found in books! Nothing ignites the imagination more than reading an exciting book about mystical people from faraway lands. Demonstrating the fun side of reading helps tremendously in helping children develop a life long love of learning.

I currently serve as a Regional Coordinator for the You Be The Chemist Challenge which is a national science based program for students in grades 5 through 8. My participation in the program has ranged from preparing students for the contest, to judging and now coordinating the program. I also have a degree in Chemical Engineering.

I help children develop a love of learning. Positive interactions through games and fun activities that are education based go a long way toward helping children generate an inner motivation that can propel their success. Motivation is the key. I can help your child find the motivation and confidence to want to learn!
I have spent the last seventeen years volunteering at schools, tutoring math and working with grade school level children. There is nothing better than seeing the world open up to children as they gain confidence by mastering a particular skill and develop the inner motivation needed to continue to the path to higher learning. Sometimes children Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Plainfield, IL 60544
In-person lessons

"Patient and Encouraging Tutor"

- Sina, Bolingbrook, IL on 9/25/17

"Knowledgeable and patience"

- Vicki, Joliet, IL on 9/17/17

"Makes Learning Fun"

- Jacqueline, Downers Grove, IL on 8/31/17

"Great tutor!!"

- Maria, Montgomery, IL on 12/6/16

"Patient and Enthusiastic Tutor"

- Nereida, Joliet, IL on 11/9/16
Math:
Elementary Math
Science:
Elementary Science
English:
Reading
Language:
Reading
Special Needs:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading

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.

Reading

I use early reader curriculums that include Explode the Code which is phonics based and gradually builds reading skills with an abundance of repetition. The reading books start with short vowel three letter word stories the student reads aloud. The companion workbooks support the reading books with comprehension exercises using multiple short phrases which the student must read to match with the appropriate picture illustrations.

Oklahoma State University
Chemical Engineering

Education

Oklahoma State University (Chemical Engineering)

Patient and Encouraging Tutor

My son did not like to read. As a result, he resisted it and found it challenging. Thanks to Kim's positive reinforcement & patience, it has helped him develop not only his reading skills but his spelling as well.

— Sina, Bolingbrook, IL on 9/25/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Travel policy

Kimberly will travel within 20 miles of Plainfield, IL 60544.