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Elaine C.

Riverside, IL

$60/hour

Elementary Education Tutor Specializing in Common Core Curriculum

20+ Hours
5.0 average from 27 ratings
Knowledgeable and interactive.
— Shakia, Chicago, IL on 9/15/15

$60/Hour


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DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Elementary Education
Dominican University River Forest, Illinois
Graduate Coursework

Education

DePaul University, Chicago, IL (Elementary Education)

Dominican University River Forest, Illinois (Graduate Coursework)

About Elaine

Hello,

My name is Elaine and I have been a teacher/tutor for the past 20 years. Teaching has always been my passion and has been the most enjoyable career choice that I could have made for myself and my family. My experience ranges from preschool to high school in both teaching and tutoring. Currently I am teaching 6th grade (all subjects) at a school in the suburb of Chicago. For the past five years I have been my grade level's math lead and have been responsible for educating teachers on the changes of the Common Core in addition to preparing curriculum for our district.

My other passion is in both reading and writing. My students and I have worked tirelessly reading novels and using the Common Core techniques to truly understand text structure and various techniques authors use in order to deepen comprehension. Writing is being taught in a focused and formatted style that includes narrative, argumentative and informational structures. I have been using Lucy Calkins reading and writing programs for the past few years and have found that they are an excellent resource in guiding students and enhancing their abilities in both subjects.
Hello,

My name is Elaine and I have been a teacher/tutor for the past 20 years. Teaching has always been my passion and has been the most enjoyable career choice that I could have made for myself and my family. My experience ranges from preschool to high school in both teaching and tutoring. Currently I am teaching 6th grade (all
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

2 students $50/hour If you need more than one hour of tutoring rates will also be reduced to $45/hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Riverside, IL 60546
Background Check: Passed

"Knowledgeable and interactive."

- Shakia, Chicago, IL on 9/15/15
Science:
Elementary Science
English:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Language:
Reading
Special Needs:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Phonics,
Reading,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
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.

Common Core

I have been the Math lead for my building for the last 5 years with a focus on the Common Core. I have accumulated over 100 hours of professional development with specific training from the Silicon Math Valley Center and David Foster. I have collaborated with my school district in creating the new math curriculum to meet the common core state standards and was asked to pilot the math program before it was adopted.

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from DePaul University. My type 03 teaching certificate allows me to teach all subjects from grades K-6th. I also have a middle school language arts and social science endorsement as well. Teaching/tutoring has been my sole profession for 18 years, and for the last 5 years I have taught all subjects in 6th grade.

Elementary Math

Math lead for my school building for the last 5 years.
Assisted in choosing and designing the curriculum in math for my grade level.

Handwriting

My previous experience in teaching K-3rd grade focused an enormous amount of time on correct letter and number formation. While cursive seems to be phasing out, it was something that I also taught when I was a 3rd grade teacher for 4 years.

Phonics

When teaching the primary grades of K-3, phonics is an important part of the curriculum. I used various phonics programs including the Wilson Reading System and Words Their Way as a means of teaching phonics.

Reading

I have been teaching and tutoring reading for the past 20 years. Currently, I teach 6th grade and am very familiar with the Common Core State Standards for all grade levels.

Study Skills

In teaching and tutoring for the last 18 years I have spent much time in helping students develop positive study skills. I have shown various methods in note taking, using mnemonic devices, and other memorization strategies to assist students when studying for quizzes or tests. With the use of the internet, there are also other tools that I have discovered, such as Quizlet, which allows teachers to create various study cards and assists students when it is time to review for an upcoming exam.

DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Elementary Education
Dominican University River Forest, Illinois
Graduate Coursework

Education

DePaul University, Chicago, IL (Elementary Education)

Dominican University River Forest, Illinois (Graduate Coursework)

Knowledgeable and interactive.

Elaine was very well prepared and made her lessons fun. Although my son is not fond of reading, he looks forward to his lessons with Elaine. Since my son has started with Elaine his reading comprehension has improved tremendously he went from a D to a B+ in Reading. He is more confident and he seems much more interested in Reading. My son is much more confident with reading and we owe it all to El

— Shakia, Chicago, IL on 9/15/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

2 students $50/hour If you need more than one hour of tutoring rates will also be reduced to $45/hour.

Travel policy

Elaine will travel within 10 miles of Riverside, IL 60546.