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Mary K.

Romeoville, IL

$50/hour

Effective and Certified Teacher Specializing in Reading/Writing

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 1/12/12
5.0 average from 118 ratings
Great Reading Specialist!
— Beth, Joliet, IL on 2/23/12

$50/Hour


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Elmhurst College
Lewis University/Reading Specialist MA
Master's

Education

Elmhurst College

Lewis University/Reading Specialist MA (Master's)

About Mary

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
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
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Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Romeoville, IL 60446
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great Reading Specialist!"

- Beth, Joliet, IL on 2/23/12

"Mary is the best!"

- Mandy, Plainfield, IL on 8/18/14

"The BEST Tutor, Outstanding"

- Kristi, Willowbrook, IL on 7/7/11
English:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Reading,
Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th),
Phonics, Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics, Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

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 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

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

Elmhurst College
Lewis University/Reading Specialist MA
Master's

Education

Elmhurst College

Lewis University/Reading Specialist MA (Master's)

Great Reading Specialist!

When our daughter started first grade, she started to struggle with reading. She worked with the teacher, the reading specialist at school and us, but she still struggled. We started searching for a tutor for that added assistance. Mary was very welcoming and instantly put us all at ease. Mary started working with our daughter and within weeks we saw great results. We are extremely pleased with th

— Beth, Joliet, IL on 2/23/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mary will travel within 15 miles of Romeoville, IL 60446.