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Jill F.

Salem, OR

$40/hour

English made easy

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California State University, Sacramento
Liberal Arts
California State University, Sacramento
Master's
California State University, Sacramento
Graduate Coursework

Education

California State University, Sacramento (Liberal Arts)

California State University, Sacramento (Master's)

California State University, Sacramento (Graduate Coursework)

About Jill

After more than 25 years of teaching, studying, writing and enjoying English, as a native speaker I can help you with grammar, writing skills, ESL, public speaking, reading or phonics. I love teaching and learning, and I have taught students from ages 2 through adult; students with special needs including accelerated learners; students in four different countries; and in large classrooms as well as private tutoring. I have a California Life Teaching Credential with a multicultural emphasis, supplementary authorization in English, TOEFL and IELTS experience, Teacher of the Year award, and most importantly, a love of people and a desire to share my love of learning with them.

I especially enjoy tutoring because it allows me to individualize programs in order to help each student achieve his/her potential and receive the maximum benefit from each tutoring session. A short, one-hour tutoring session geared to your strengths and learning style can often accomplish much more than hours and hours of individual or classroom study. I hope we have an opportunity to be a student/teacher team to achieve your highest goals!
After more than 25 years of teaching, studying, writing and enjoying English, as a native speaker I can help you with grammar, writing skills, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Salem, OR 97317
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math, Prealgebra
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Sign Language,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

As a public school teacher for 23 years, I have worked closely with over 50 ADD/ADHD students. I helped with and implemented IEPs (individual educational programs)and developed strategies to help these students succeed in a mainstream classroom. I have also tutored several ADD/ADHD students, not only helping them succeed in their education but also instilling a love and enthusiasm for learning.

Aspergers

During my career as a public school teacher, I had several students with Aspergers Syndrome in my classroom. I was involved with coordinating and implementing IEPs for these students, and I worked closely with the resource teacher to mainstream these students successfully. I have also tutored a student with Aspergers for a year, focusing on language arts and math skills.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a California life teaching credential, with multicultural emphasis, for elementary education. I have taught in public and private schools for twenty-five years at the elementary and junior high levels. I have also tutored students varying in age from two through 18.

English

I taught language arts for 18 years at the junior high level, and as a kindergarten teacher I taught reading, phonics and handwriting for five years. I have also taught English as a second language to Japanese exchange students and overseas. As an instructional designer for ESL curriculum, I also acted as the overseer for proofreading and editing for the various publications for the corporation I worked for overseas. I enjoy the English language and feel confident teaching many levels of grammar, writing spelling and punctuation skills.

Phonics

After teaching kindergarten for five years and teaching my own children to become avid readers, I have acquired effective methods and strategies to help children learn the phonics they need to become successful readers, writers and spellers. I have used several different, widely-accepted phonics methods successfully, such as SRA, Hooked on Phonics, Open Court and Lindamood (previously Auditory Discrimination in Depth). Throughout the many years I have taught reading and phonics, I have developed many strategies to make reading an enjoyable activity for students.

Sign Language

I have taken two years of dactylology courses at American River College in Sacramento. I have also tutored deaf students at a Sacramento high school, and I taught my own children some basic sign language.

Special Needs

During my career as an educator, I have been a swimming teacher for mentally and physically disabled students, learned sign language (ASL and SEE sign) and taught in school programs for the deaf, taken one semester of speech therapy classes, and helped with developing numerous IEPs for autistic and physically and/or mentally disabled students. When I was a substitute teacher, I was put on the list as a special needs educator, so I received numerous assignments in various special needs classrooms. I also have significant experience with Asperger's Syndrome, including a year of tutoring a student with Asperger's in remedial reading and math skills.

Study Skills

I have taught three study skills classes. I also served on a committee that wrote a study skills manual that was used for the entire school where I taught. The manual was part of the school's focus on helping all students achieve their potentials in research and study skills.

California State University, Sacramento
Liberal Arts
California State University, Sacramento
Master's
California State University, Sacramento
Graduate Coursework

Education

California State University, Sacramento (Liberal Arts)

California State University, Sacramento (Master's)

California State University, Sacramento (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jill will travel within 40 miles of Salem, OR 97317.