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Mary K.

Effective and Certified Teacher Specializing in Reading/Writing

Effective and Certified Teacher Specializing in Reading/Writing

$50/hour

  • 156 hours tutoring

  • Romeoville, IL 60446

"Great Reading Specialist!"

Beth, 40 lessons with Mary

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About Mary


Bio

Hi, my name is Mary. I have taught for over 12 years at the elementary level, and received my MA through Lewis University in reading and literacy in 2010. My passion is seeing a student begin to believe in themselves and discover that learning can be fun.

Over the past six years, I have independently tutored students, ages 5-10, in reading, language arts, social studies, writing, and basic math. Prior to tutoring independently, I worked at a local tutoring agency with students from age 4-12...

Hi, my name is Mary. I have taught for over 12 years at the elementary level, and received my MA through Lewis University in reading and literacy in 2010. My passion is seeing a student begin to believe in themselves and discover that learning can be fun.

Over the past six years, I have independently tutored students, ages 5-10, in reading, language arts, social studies, writing, and basic math. Prior to tutoring independently, I worked at a local tutoring agency with students from age 4-12 for 5+ years focusing on reading, vocabulary, and writing skills.

You may be asking, “What can she do for my child?” Since I am a reading specialist, I can determine your child’s independent and instructional reading levels. With that information, I will be able to design personalized tutoring sessions for your child. In addition, I will incorporate various reading comprehensions strategies, such as text connections, questioning, visualizing, and determining importance, to help your child understand what he/she is reading and delve further into the text. Given that reading and writing skills develop simultaneously, we will also focus on writing. The skills learned through tutoring can be transferred to any subject area.

My hope is that your child/children will begin to enjoy reading, find that learning be fun, and increase their confidence level.

Best Regards,
Mary


Education

Elmhurst College
undergrad
Lewis University/Reading Specialist MA
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Romeoville, IL 60446
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/12/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am qualified to tutor Elementary (K-6th) because I taught grades K-6th for over 10+ years. In addition, I have been a substitute teacher for the last 2 years in grades K-6th in my children's school district. Also I obtained my BA in special education focusing on individual learning styles and disabilities, and received my MA in Reading and Literacy focusing on primary, intermediate, and middle grades. Prior to subbing, I tutored for three years at a private school working with students in K-6th on different subjects (English,reading comprehension, phonics, grammar, and math). Based on my experience and educational background, I am qualified to tutor Elementary subjects.
Reading,

Reading

I am a Certified Reading Specialist, with experience at the primary level.
Vocabulary

English

Reading,

Reading

I am a Certified Reading Specialist, with experience at the primary level.
Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am qualified to tutor Elementary (K-6th) because I taught grades K-6th for over 10+ years. In addition, I have been a substitute teacher for the last 2 years in grades K-6th in my children's school district. Also I obtained my BA in special education focusing on individual learning styles and disabilities, and received my MA in Reading and Literacy focusing on primary, intermediate, and middle grades. Prior to subbing, I tutored for three years at a private school working with students in K-6th on different subjects (English,reading comprehension, phonics, grammar, and math). Based on my experience and educational background, I am qualified to tutor Elementary subjects.
Reading,

Reading

I am a Certified Reading Specialist, with experience at the primary level.
Writing

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am qualified to tutor Elementary (K-6th) because I taught grades K-6th for over 10+ years. In addition, I have been a substitute teacher for the last 2 years in grades K-6th in my children's school district. Also I obtained my BA in special education focusing on individual learning styles and disabilities, and received my MA in Reading and Literacy focusing on primary, intermediate, and middle grades. Prior to subbing, I tutored for three years at a private school working with students in K-6th on different subjects (English,reading comprehension, phonics, grammar, and math). Based on my experience and educational background, I am qualified to tutor Elementary subjects.
Reading,

Reading

I am a Certified Reading Specialist, with experience at the primary level.
Writing

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am qualified to tutor Elementary (K-6th) because I taught grades K-6th for over 10+ years. In addition, I have been a substitute teacher for the last 2 years in grades K-6th in my children's school district. Also I obtained my BA in special education focusing on individual learning styles and disabilities, and received my MA in Reading and Literacy focusing on primary, intermediate, and middle grades. Prior to subbing, I tutored for three years at a private school working with students in K-6th on different subjects (English,reading comprehension, phonics, grammar, and math). Based on my experience and educational background, I am qualified to tutor Elementary subjects.
Reading,

Reading

I am a Certified Reading Specialist, with experience at the primary level.
Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Mary is the best!

It took us a while to find the perfect reading tutor for our daughter, but we found her!! Mary was great! She made learning a lot of fun and best of all my daughter looked forward to seeing her each day. She definitely made great progress over the summer thanks to Mary.

Mandy, 14 lessons with Mary

The BEST Tutor, Outstanding

Our first grader was struggling with reading and was quickly falling behind by Christmastime. She was in the bottom level reading group at school and was very reluctant to accept help from Mom or Dad. She didn't "like" to read because she had so much difficulty. She also became frustrated easily and as a result, her confidence level was rapidly declining. When Mary first came to us, she was prepared with assessment tools which she immediately administered to our daughter. Mary quickly determined our daughter's strengths and weaknesses in reading and developed a plan of tutoring specifically tailored to our daughter's needs. In a few weeks we started noticing marked improvement in her reading ability. Throughout the tutoring sessions, Mary continually re-evaluated our daughter and planned future lessons accordingly. She also provided great feedback to us on our daughter's progress. Mary was able to accomplish what our daughter's teacher AND parents could not. We are so very happy with Mary - she is extremely strong academically, and also very patient and easily able to re-direct our first-grader's outgoing (and frequently fidgety) demeanor. Mary has a great sense of humor and laughs a lot with our daughter while remaining completely professional. Our daughter looks forward to her sessions with Mary because with Mary, learning is fun. We could not have asked for a more outstanding tutor. She has a flexible schedule and informs us of schedule changes well in advance. She has always been punctual. She is very forthcoming with feedback regarding our daughter's progress, as well as her thoughts/plan for future lessons. Mary is also proactive -- at the end of first grade and throughout the summer, she has been working with our daughter to bridge the reading gap between first and second grade to prepare her for the next school year. In all honesty, we don't have anything negative to report! Mary is the BEST.

Kristi, 50 lessons with Mary

$50/hour

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