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Rachel M.

Tinley Park, IL

$50/hour

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University of Illinois, Chicago
Concordia University - Chicago
Master's

Education

University of Illinois, Chicago

Concordia University - Chicago (Master's)

About Rachel

I have always wanted to be a teacher, and throughout my life I have participated in events that helped me achieve my goal. Before I started my career in teaching, I didn't realize how much I would love not only teaching, but also tutoring. While I was in high school, I volunteered as a swim instructor, therapeutic horseback riding assistant, and religious education teacher. While I was a swim instructor, I taught children from ages 2-10 years old how to swim. I have a horse and being able to teach children with special needs how to ride and it was a fantastic opportunity. My students ranged from ages 9-18 years old and they were so great to work with. Teaching religious education to second and fourth graders was a lot of fun as well because it was my first experience having a group of students, preparing lesson plans, and communicating with parents. I was responsible for preparing 9-12 students for various religious sacraments. All of my volunteer experiences gave me the skills I needed to be an effective teacher and tutor for students of all ages and needs.

I did my undergraduate work at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and it was the best decision I could have made. I had two full years of student teaching at two different at-risk inner city schools. While I was there, I not only co-taught with my mentor teachers, but I also tutored students after school in reading and math. After I graduated, I taught first grade for three years in Matteson. Throughout all three years, I tutored first and second grade students after school, three days a week, in reading and math. I prepared activities for students to do at home and provided resources for parents to help their child.

I absolutely love teaching reading and writing, which is why I decided to become a certified reading specialist. For the last two years, I worked in Plainfield school district. The first year I was there, I was an after school reading tutor for fourth graders. The second year, I was hired as a Kindergarten and 7th grade reading interventionist. I also continued after school tutoring, but I worked with Kindergarten.

Tutoring is such a rewarding experience because I see how proud the kids are of themselves when they finally learn a concept they have been struggling with for so long. I look forward to working with you and your child and helping to achieve his/her academic goals.

I have always wanted to be a teacher, and throughout my life I have participated in events that helped me achieve my goal. Before I started my career in teaching, I didn't realize how much I would love not only teaching, but also tutoring. While I was in high school, I volunteered as a swim instructor, therapeutic horseback riding assistant, and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Tinley Park, IL 60477
In-person lessons
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, 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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a licensed teacher & reading specialist. I taught First Grade for three years. I was a reading interventionist for one year and worked with kindergarteners and seventh graders. I participated in after school tutoring three days a week for all four years I was teaching.

Phonics

I taught first grade for three years and phonics was part of our core curriculum. For one year, I was a kindergarten reading interventionist and integrated phonics on a daily basis. I tutored struggling readers after school for four years.

University of Illinois, Chicago
Concordia University - Chicago
Master's

Education

University of Illinois, Chicago

Concordia University - Chicago (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Rachel will travel within 20 miles of Tinley Park, IL 60477.