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Ilene L.

Farmington, MI

$50/hour

Teach U.S. History, Economics, Civics, Test Prep, ELA, Grammar

In-person lessons
4.5 average from 2 ratings
knowledgeable and patient teacher
— Catherine, Livonia, MI on 12/13/16

$50/Hour


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Wayne State University
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Wayne State University
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Wayne State University (Master's)

About Ilene

I have taught in Detroit for the past 13 years and have loved every minute of it. I teach U.S. History, Economics, Civics, ELA Foundations, grammar, reading and have an Advisory of ninth grade students that I will keep through their graduation. I am trained in Orton-Gillingham, which has helped me work with my students who don't read at grade level. My lessons are scripted, which means that I require students to take notes and I teach them exactly what I want them to write. They earn grades for their notes and those turn into study guides for their exams. I then put study guides on quizlet. I also go on Remind to update and discuss things with my students. Both programs worked amazingly well. Every single one of my students that studied on quizlet for exams always aced them.

I love working with my students doing after school tutoring. Students who are embarrassed to ask questions in class are so much more comfortable and that allows students to learn. I love watching students as they begin to understand a topic and they comment, "That's all there is to this?". I always want my students to succeed and I still hear from students who have long since graduated. I love the journey of teaching and instill the love of that journey to my students. I can't wait to see who is going to join me on this next journey.

I am trained in Orton-Gillingham, a phonics program that breaks down words in manageable pieces that help students become proficient readers. I love teaching both grammar and vocabulary because I believe that those are the keys to every students educational success. Some bad habits are so common that I have learned to teach reading, grammar, and vocab with a sense of humor. I have instituted a "Grammar Graveyard", which the students help bury the offensive words like the "Bin Did It Family". You have to laugh when students tell you "I bin did that already". We make a funeral for all of the incorrect, common words the students use.

I am highly qualified to teach history, geography, civics, economics, psychology, sociology, and public speaking, as well as, English. My favorites are both World History and U.S. history. When I taught humanities (a combination of both World History and English) my students were always engaged and we had a phenomenal year. Even the students who hate reading got caught up in the projects we did. Those kids have already graduated high school and still talk to me about that course. Teaching dances of the West Indies to my sixth graders when I did the Western Hemisphere was probably one of the best experiences for all of us. I had a student in my ninth grade class who had been in my sixth grade class tell me that his best day in all of school was the day we danced together for the West Indies project. We danced down the hall together because he remembered the steps. Best day ever!!!! Creating mock passports with the students which got stamped as we studied various countries. Going to the Holocaust Museum and watching students have discussions about which was worse, slavery or the Holocaust. Amazing. I truly love to make history come alive for all of my students.

I would love to help you on your educational journey. There are so many different ways to learn, which are not always in a book. Whether you need help in reading, or grammar, or history, or vocabulary I look forward to helping you on this journey. Sometimes it takes somebody with a different outlook to get you believe in yourself. I believe that you can and will succeed. No doubt about it.
I have taught in Detroit for the past 13 years and have loved every minute of it. I teach U.S. History, Economics, Civics, ELA Foundations, grammar, reading and have an Advisory of ninth grade students that I will keep through their graduation. I am trained in Orton-Gillingham, which has helped me work with my students who don't read at grade Read more

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Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Farmington, MI 48334
In-person lessons

"knowledgeable and patient teacher"

- Catherine, Livonia, MI on 12/13/16
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Language:
Reading
History:
Geography, Social Studies
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

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Social Studies

I am certified in the state of Michigan to teach history, geography, economics, and civics, political science, psychology, and sociology. (CX) I have taught world history, U.S. history, the Eastern Hemisphere, the Western Hemisphere, Civics, and Economics,

I worked with Edgenuity this year teaching Civics first semester to high school students and Economics second semester. I also taught ninth grade U.S. history.

I also have a BX certification (language arts). Being dual certified has given me the opportunity to focus on teaching social studies using reading as a method of learning.

Wayne State University
Education
Wayne State University
Master's

Education

Wayne State University (Education)

Wayne State University (Master's)

knowledgeable and patient teacher

She teach my daughter civics and it's great experience with her. My daughter loves her very much, not only because she has nice personality, but also she is fun and very knowledgeable for all the questions my daughter have.

— Catherine, Livonia, MI on 12/13/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ilene will travel within 15 miles of Farmington, MI 48334.