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Valerie D.

Saint Charles, IL

$40/hour

Personalized Tutoring for Math and Reading

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/29/13
5.0 average from 63 ratings
Interacts well and relates to the individualism of her student!
— Mary, Bartlett, IL on 12/14/12

$40/Hour


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Loyola University Chicago
Aurora University Elementary Education + middle school
Graduate Coursework

Education

Loyola University Chicago

Aurora University Elementary Education + middle school (Graduate Coursework)

About Valerie

I want to help your child in writing a success story!!
I am an elementary school teacher for West Aurora Schools. I graduated from Aurora University with my Master of Arts in Education with Certificate for Elementary Education and a Middle School Math and Social Studies Endorsement. I was also an early childhood teacher for the St. Charles Park District.

I have over 13 years of tutoring and teaching experience and would LOVE to have the opportunity to meet your child and help him or her succeed!
I want to help your child in writing a success story!!
I am an elementary school teacher for West Aurora Schools. I graduated from Aurora University with my Master of Arts in Education with Certificate for Elementary Education and a Middle School Math and Social Studies Endorsement. I was also an early childhood teacher for the St. Charles
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

$60 per hour for ACT tutoring

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Saint Charles, IL 60174
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Interacts well and relates to the individualism of her student!"

- Mary, Bartlett, IL on 12/14/12

"Very patient and skilled tutor who really loves to teach maths"

- Sylvia, Saint Charles, IL on 11/12/12

"Great Tutor - Excellent ACT Preparation/Review Plans"

- Patrick, Saint Charles, IL on 3/9/12

"Great Tutor for ACT test"

- Kathy, Batavia, IL on 10/13/11
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra
Science:
ACT Science, Elementary Science
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science
Language:
Reading,
Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Phonics, Reading,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading,
Study Skills, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Public Speaking, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have been teaching early childhood education for the St. Charles Park District for over a year now. My classes have included math and reading for 4 and 5 year olds, as well as other interesting topics. I have tutored an 8 year old from Ethiopia who came here with little more than her English alphabet. After one summer with me, she successfully learned to read, write, and speak English and tested into her age-appropriate grade level. I have also completed two years of graduate level education at Aurora University where I have studied elementary and middle school coursework, missions, and methods. I have two more classes to complete, as well as a semester of student teaching, and will have earned my Master of Arts in Teaching with Certificate and middle school endorsement in Mathematics from the state of Illinois. Both of my elementary school-aged children are well above their math and reading levels for their grade in school due to the time I have spent with them and the tools I have given them to succeed - socially, emotionally, and academically.

Reading

My love for literacy is reflected in each of my students. I recently completed my Master of Arts in Teaching after student teaching in a second grade classroom. Our focus each day was weighted heavily on literacy. I have learned so many ways to catch and retain the attention of young readers of all levels! I enjoy getting students excited about reading and creating life-long learners.

Loyola University Chicago
Aurora University Elementary Education + middle school
Graduate Coursework

Education

Loyola University Chicago

Aurora University Elementary Education + middle school (Graduate Coursework)

Interacts well and relates to the individualism of her student!

Valerie is very patient. She sees her student as an individual, and utilizes individualism to work with and relate to them. She identifies their strong areas and their weak areas and moves forward from there. Reinforcing both! We've already seen improvement in a short period of time and we never get complaints about having to meet with Valerie. Great tutor! Valerie has turned my granddaughter's a

— Mary, Bartlett, IL on 12/14/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

$60 per hour for ACT tutoring

Travel policy

Valerie will travel within 5 miles of Saint Charles, IL 60174.