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Nikki C.

Saint Charles, IL

$60/hour

Very flexible tutor!

50+ Hours
4.9 average from 35 ratings
Excellent tutor!
— Christine, Geneva, IL on 5/19/15

$60/Hour


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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Spanish, Psychology

Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Spanish, Psychology)

About Nikki

Hi! My name is Nikki and I am currently a junior high teacher looking to help you out! I currently teach Spanish in Elmhurst, Illinois. Last year, I taught at a high school, and am very comfortable tutoring students of all ages. I am certified to teach Spanish, language arts, math, and social studies, and can also help with ACT and college planning. I attended the University of Illinois, receiving degrees in Teaching of Spanish as well as Psychology.
I have been tutoring students for as long as I can remember. Being the oldest of six children, I have always taken on the responsibility with helping my younger siblings succeed in school. We have spent countless hours focusing on their homework completion, as well as study skills and goal setting. I privately tutor students regularly at both the middle school and high school levels who struggle with motivation to complete work. I believe it is important for the student to have a say in the way their tutor teaches, so I am always sure to ask the student at the start of each session their goal for the day and cater to that throughout the lesson. That way, we are working together, rather than the student being "forced" to be tutored.
I look forward to hearing from you and working with you! Thank you for your time.
Hi! My name is Nikki and I am currently a junior high teacher looking to help you out! I currently teach Spanish in Elmhurst, Illinois. Last year, I taught at a high school, and am very comfortable tutoring students of all ages. I am certified to teach Spanish, language arts, math, and social studies, and can also help with ACT and college Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Any lesson cancelled or rescheduled less than 12 hours before the scheduled time will be subject to a $25 cancellation fee.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Saint Charles, IL 60175

"Excellent tutor!"

- Christine, Geneva, IL on 5/19/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Geometry, Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra, Trigonometry
Science:
Biology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, Career Development, Common Core
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish,
Speech, Writing
History:
American History, European History, Social Studies,
Writing
Special Needs:
ADHD,
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
ADHD,
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Handwriting, Study Skills,
Writing
Business:
Career Development, ESL/ESOL, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking, 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.

ADHD

As a current teacher, I have had numerous professional development opportunities through seminars and workshops on how to best accommodate students with ADD/ADHD and keep their attention during lessons. I also have two years of classroom experience teaching students with ADD/ADHD. Finally, in my tutoring experience, I have worked with students who have ADD/ADHD and have been successful in helping them progress academically.

Elementary (K-6th)

As a current teacher, I assist students in grades 4-8. This experience is one in which I help students during their reading class, math class, and teach them Spanish. Similarly, I regularly substitute as a homeroom teacher in grades Pre-K through 8th. Finally, I am the oldest of six children and have spent countless hours tutoring my younger siblings.

Elementary Math

I currently tutor elementary Math and aid in an 8th grade math classroom, in addition to having elementary and high school math endorsements.

Social Studies

As a certified teacher, I have an endorsement to teach social studies. This endorsement by the state of Illinois is for both middle school (6-8) and high school (9-12) students. I took numerous courses in college on history, as well as pedagogy classes on how to teach the information to students.

Spanish

I am a certified K-12 Spanish teacher who has two years of classroom experience. As a Teaching of Spanish major from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, I have spent countless hours in a classroom setting as well as one-on-one to become an expert in the Spanish language.

Study Skills

As a current junior high (grades 6-8) teacher, we spend quite a bit of time in class focusing on study skills. This is particularly important in Spanish which is very unfamiliar to many students. We talk about the idea of memorizing vs. learning for retention. I have much experience tutoring students who struggle with studying and give them tips based on pedagogical studies as well as my own experiences.

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Spanish, Psychology

Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Spanish, Psychology)

Excellent tutor!

Nikki has been a wonderful tutor for our son. Her communication has been top notch, she is very prompt, and gives immediate feedback to my son, and to us to keep us in the loop of how he is doing. I appreciate how she has kept him motivated and makes him accountable for his work. I highly recommend Nikki as a tutor. We feel very lucky to have her working with our son.

— Christine, Geneva, IL on 5/19/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Any lesson cancelled or rescheduled less than 12 hours before the scheduled time will be subject to a $25 cancellation fee.

Travel policy

Nikki will travel within 25 miles of Saint Charles, IL 60175.