Over 100 tutoring hours

Carey R.

Western Springs, IL

$55/hour

Experienced ACT/SAT, Reading, Writing and Elementary Subject Teacher

Background check passed as of 2/27/12
4.8 average from 38 ratings
Professional tutor
— Attila, Brookfield, IL on 9/28/13

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Benedictine University
English Education
University of New Hampshire
Master's
Roosevelt University- Chicago
Graduate Coursework

Education

Benedictine University (English Education)

University of New Hampshire (Master's)

Roosevelt University- Chicago (Graduate Coursework)

About Carey

I am a certified language arts teacher and have been teaching and tutoring for 15 years. I taught for four years in suburban public schools, one year at a college resource center (tutoring all subjects), two years for Huntington Learning Center (grades k-12, including test prep), and five years at a college prep high school in Wheaton. Additionally, I worked as a paralegal for four years, using Microsoft computer applications. I can give you references, locations and my teaching credential number for you to check upon request!

Over the years, I have worked with students from many different cultural backgrounds, students for whom English was a second language, students with learning and behavioral challenges, and honors students. I have a wide range of experience. I have helped many students improve their ACT/SAT scores, especially in reading and English.

As a former Cambridge ACT program teacher, I have awesome test prep materials that are not available in stores. It is the best program of all that I have taught (I have worked for multiple tutoring companies).

For ACT and SAT tutoring, I usually work with students for 8-12 weeks, doing one 1.5 hour session per week. I tutor at the La Grange Park Library or the Hinsdale Library. I do not do last minute test prep tutoring as I feel it is a waste of your time and money. Students really need a minimum of 8 weeks to prepare for a major test like the SAT, ACT or GED, unless they only have one area of the test to study for. I can also help younger students prepare ahead of time by helping them improve their vocabulary, reading skills and writing skills so the test will be less daunting when the time comes to take it.

As for my personality, I am friendly with a good sense of humor. When I taught high school, students always thought of me as a compassionate and creative teacher. Parents with students with learning disabilities frequently requested me as their child's teacher.

If you have multiple children needing help in different subject areas, requiring meetings longer than an hour, we can work together to find a schedule and rate that makes sense for your family. I discount for multiple hours or long-term tutoring.

Keep in mind that WyzAnt will ask for payment info up front, and this is partly to ensure the tutor's safety - a lot of us are young women meeting people over the Internet. But we can speak on the phone to find out if I would be a good fit for both of us.
I am a certified language arts teacher and have been teaching and tutoring for 15 years. I taught for four years in suburban public schools, one year at a college resource center (tutoring all subjects), two years for Huntington Learning Center (grades k-12, including test prep), and five Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Group Rate and/or multiple hours in a row - please ask

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Western Springs, IL 60558
Background Check: Passed

"Professional tutor"

- Attila, Brookfield, IL on 9/28/13
Math:
Algebra 2,
Elementary Math, Geometry, Logic, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
English,
Grammar,
Literature,
Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science, College Counseling, GED, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
French
History:
American History
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar,
Phonics, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

In addition to teaching a prep class for the ACT (English, Reading and Science), I have also tutored for major tutoring companies. I have access to materials like Cambridge's program, which is better than anything out there!

ACT Reading

In addition to teaching a prep class for the ACT (English, Reading and Science), I have also tutored for major tutoring companies. I have access to materials like Cambridge's program, which is better than anything out there!

Algebra 2

I have experience tutoring pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, and algebra 2. My main area is English/reading, but I am able to help with math as well.

American History

I have taught American Studies (English/social studies combined) and have a minor in social sciences.

English

I have taught and tutored English since 1997 (15 years). I have also worked an editor and writing in the corporate world, created online marketing materials, and written a novel. I am currently writing a young adult fiction novel!

Grammar

As an English teacher, professional proofreader, and writer, I have developed a quick ability to find errors in others' writing. I am also an excellent teacher of writing and grammar.

Literature

I have taught freshman, sophomore and junior English as well as creative writing. My B.A. and M.A. were both in English. I also have experience with honors English classes and world literature.

Reading

Taught reading comprehension within English classes, to ESL students and as a tutor.

Study Skills

I have worked one-on-one with at-risk youth and with students with disabilities learn how to study, use graphic organizers, keep track of assignments and take notes.

Benedictine University
English Education
University of New Hampshire
Master's
Roosevelt University- Chicago
Graduate Coursework

Education

Benedictine University (English Education)

University of New Hampshire (Master's)

Roosevelt University- Chicago (Graduate Coursework)

Professional tutor — Carey really helped me get my essay in good shape for my application! She did a great job and I highly recommend her. ...

— Attila, Brookfield, IL on 9/28/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Group Rate and/or multiple hours in a row - please ask

Travel policy

Carey will travel within 10 miles of Western Springs, IL 60558.