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Jill B.

Certified Teacher Writing & Reading Specialist

Certified Teacher Writing & Reading Specialist

$69/hour

  • 345 hours tutoring

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I graduated with honors from Carroll College earning a teaching certificate in Education with an emphasis in Communication Arts. This was the start of my 35 years of doing what I always dreamed of, working with children. I taught students from preschool through eighth grade. Most of my 35 years was in upper grades. During my teaching, I found working with students one-on-one to be the most effective teaching method.

Now that I have retired, tutoring is a perfect fit for me to continue my...

I graduated with honors from Carroll College earning a teaching certificate in Education with an emphasis in Communication Arts. This was the start of my 35 years of doing what I always dreamed of, working with children. I taught students from preschool through eighth grade. Most of my 35 years was in upper grades. During my teaching, I found working with students one-on-one to be the most effective teaching method.

Now that I have retired, tutoring is a perfect fit for me to continue my love of working with students in a one-on-one format. I am working with students from early elementary to adult with great success and enjoying the variety of experiences. I relish this opportunity to develop a student’s reading, writing and language, the foundation for all other school work. I can also be helpful in the writing or revising of that history paper, deciphering which information is important enough to highlight or add to notes while reading a science text. I am currently tutoring reading, writing, other school work and test prep help with a local agency. While I work with students, I make sure to form a connection as I assess the student’s current level. I meet the student at his or her level and work from there using modeling and supported practice until a student is comfortable with a skill. Next I step back a bit, give the student more responsibility in the task, but still guide as needed. Finally, I have the student complete the task independently, assessing if any skills still need work. There is no set way to work with every student because all students are different; all students have different needs, and all students learn differently. Therefore, how I work with each student is different as well.

I taught English Language Arts for 35 years and worked on many curriculum committees during those years. I focused on reading and writing and taught English woven into the curriculum and also taught creative writing summer school. I taught all forms of reading and writing and held reading and writing conference


Education

Carroll University
Bachelor of Science

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Elementary Education

Reading

Reading

I taught reading as part of my course load for 35 years. I was also involved in curriculum writing for reading. For the past 10 years, I wrote a program and daily lessons for the entire grade level and instructed all the grade level teachers how to execute the lessons. Due to my extensive work in reading instruction, I have many techniques and materials to aide in instruction to help bring a student up to grade level, enrich a student's understanding or to prepare a student for an important test.

English

English,

English

I taught English Language Arts for 35 years. The English language is multifaceted with many concepts and can be difficult for students to grasp. Therefore it is important to find many different ways to present the concepts. I found directly presenting concepts and then having students use them in their own writing or find them in texts they were reading to work very well. I also found it important to wrap back around to concepts that had been presented earlier in the year. Now that I am tutoring, I am using those same techniques, but I have the advantage of being able to meet the student at the exact level he or she is and grow the learning from there.
Literature,

Literature

Literature I taught reading and literature as part of my course load for 35 years. I was also involved in the novel selection committee for my grade level. I worked closely with our school librarian to use both new literature, as it became available, as well as classics. Due to my extensive work in reading and literature instruction, I have many techniques and materials to aide in instruction to help bring a student up to grade level, enrich a student's understanding or to prepare a student for an important test.
Reading,

Reading

I taught reading as part of my course load for 35 years. I was also involved in curriculum writing for reading. For the past 10 years, I wrote a program and daily lessons for the entire grade level and instructed all the grade level teachers how to execute the lessons. Due to my extensive work in reading instruction, I have many techniques and materials to aide in instruction to help bring a student up to grade level, enrich a student's understanding or to prepare a student for an important test.
Writing

Writing

I taught English Language Arts for 35 years and worked on many writing curriculum committees during those years. Writing was one of my favorite things to teach in the classroom. I also taught creative writing summer school. I taught all forms of writing in the classroom, often through writing workshop. I held writing conferences with students allowing more one-on-one instruction opportunities. Due to my many years of teaching and curriculum writing, I have a vast array of materials and methods to draw on in my tutoring. I am now a writing tutor with students who have been finding success under my instruction.

Homeschool

English,

English

I taught English Language Arts for 35 years. The English language is multifaceted with many concepts and can be difficult for students to grasp. Therefore it is important to find many different ways to present the concepts. I found directly presenting concepts and then having students use them in their own writing or find them in texts they were reading to work very well. I also found it important to wrap back around to concepts that had been presented earlier in the year. Now that I am tutoring, I am using those same techniques, but I have the advantage of being able to meet the student at the exact level he or she is and grow the learning from there.
Reading,

Reading

I taught reading as part of my course load for 35 years. I was also involved in curriculum writing for reading. For the past 10 years, I wrote a program and daily lessons for the entire grade level and instructed all the grade level teachers how to execute the lessons. Due to my extensive work in reading instruction, I have many techniques and materials to aide in instruction to help bring a student up to grade level, enrich a student's understanding or to prepare a student for an important test.
Writing

Writing

I taught English Language Arts for 35 years and worked on many writing curriculum committees during those years. Writing was one of my favorite things to teach in the classroom. I also taught creative writing summer school. I taught all forms of writing in the classroom, often through writing workshop. I held writing conferences with students allowing more one-on-one instruction opportunities. Due to my many years of teaching and curriculum writing, I have a vast array of materials and methods to draw on in my tutoring. I am now a writing tutor with students who have been finding success under my instruction.

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English,

English

I taught English Language Arts for 35 years. The English language is multifaceted with many concepts and can be difficult for students to grasp. Therefore it is important to find many different ways to present the concepts. I found directly presenting concepts and then having students use them in their own writing or find them in texts they were reading to work very well. I also found it important to wrap back around to concepts that had been presented earlier in the year. Now that I am tutoring, I am using those same techniques, but I have the advantage of being able to meet the student at the exact level he or she is and grow the learning from there.
Reading,

Reading

I taught reading as part of my course load for 35 years. I was also involved in curriculum writing for reading. For the past 10 years, I wrote a program and daily lessons for the entire grade level and instructed all the grade level teachers how to execute the lessons. Due to my extensive work in reading instruction, I have many techniques and materials to aide in instruction to help bring a student up to grade level, enrich a student's understanding or to prepare a student for an important test.
Writing

Writing

I taught English Language Arts for 35 years and worked on many writing curriculum committees during those years. Writing was one of my favorite things to teach in the classroom. I also taught creative writing summer school. I taught all forms of writing in the classroom, often through writing workshop. I held writing conferences with students allowing more one-on-one instruction opportunities. Due to my many years of teaching and curriculum writing, I have a vast array of materials and methods to draw on in my tutoring. I am now a writing tutor with students who have been finding success under my instruction.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

I taught reading as part of my course load for 35 years. I was also involved in curriculum writing for reading. For the past 10 years, I wrote a program and daily lessons for the entire grade level and instructed all the grade level teachers how to execute the lessons. Due to my extensive work in reading instruction, I have many techniques and materials to aide in instruction to help bring a student up to grade level, enrich a student's understanding or to prepare a student for an important test.
Writing

Writing

I taught English Language Arts for 35 years and worked on many writing curriculum committees during those years. Writing was one of my favorite things to teach in the classroom. I also taught creative writing summer school. I taught all forms of writing in the classroom, often through writing workshop. I held writing conferences with students allowing more one-on-one instruction opportunities. Due to my many years of teaching and curriculum writing, I have a vast array of materials and methods to draw on in my tutoring. I am now a writing tutor with students who have been finding success under my instruction.

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Jill has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 6 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Knowledgeable tutor

She is an amazing teacher and she helped me with my paper. I was so happy after our session. I was able to meet with Jill very quickly, which was amazing since I had one day until I could submit my paper. If you need a tutor to go over your paper, choose Jill.

Laurie, 1 lesson with Jill
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I’m glad this helped so much. I like to see my students feel success.

Knowledgeable and organized teacher

My daughter has been had writing/reading lessons with Jill for a few months. Jill is very organized and prepared tutor. I liked that she prepares and sends the plans of lesson every week so that we can take a look before lesson. And she is very patient teacher who listens to kids and knows how to respond to them. We are happy to have Jill as an English tutor.

Min Jung, 17 lessons with Jill
Tutor responded:

Thank you very much for the supportive words. I’m glad you are enjoying the work I do with your daughter. I love to see my students' growth. Sent from my iPhone

Ms. Jill Bottum is very knowledgeable, patient, and responsible tutor!

Ms. Jill Bottum is very knowledgeable, patient, and responsible! We are very happy to find her on Wyzant! My son is in 8th grade. He had three writing lessons with Ms. Jill Bottum so far and we already see a big improvement in his writing. Ms. Jill Bottum started the lessons by analyzing an argumentative essay my son wrote. She then shared the instructive materials, customized the lessons, and designed the homeworks according to the weak areas in the writing. She helped to divide the big writing task into many small tasks so it is not as intimidating as it seems and therefore encourages patience and confidence to work on it. We are also impressed with the way Ms. Jill Bottum organizes the lesson materials where she has one document with all the clear points and the links to all detailed documents which make the later review very easy. In addition, we like the way she follows though and make sure that the key points taught in the lessons are reflected in the improved writing/homework and the important skills are mastered and applied in new writing. Moreover she set the high standard for the writing homework and is persistent on achieving it. We will continue the lessons and strongly recommend her!

Caihua, 31 lessons with Jill

Knowledgeable and experienced teacher

My daughter Stephanie has had 4 classes with Ms Jill and really liked her classes. Ms Jill always came to classes with well-prepared material, which she also sent to me so that I can either print it out or download it beforehand. She kept the class focused on the topic and held my daughter's attention for the entire class. She also gave homework assignment. My daughter doesn't know how to type on a computer yet so she did the homework on a paper and then I sent the picture back to Ms Jill. Ms Jill took the effort to retype all these homework in a google doc before the meeting and then reviewed the homework with my daughter during the meeting. I think Ms Jill is an experienced teacher and will highly recommend anyone who wants to find a private English tutor.

Xiaoqian, 64 lessons with Jill
Tutor responded:

Your response came through! Thank you very much for the kind words. :)

very patient and great.

She is great and very patient with our son!! She caters his lessons and she is wonderful. We will be using her for a long time to come.

Stephanie, 32 lessons with Jill
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much for your positive feedback!

Assessment is prudent

On the first lesson Jill started with an ELA assessment of my 11 year old daughter . I was happy because I felt confident that she was starting her tutoring at a level that would be right for her. Jill also told me that she would go up a notch so my daughter would be challenged. My daughter feels comfortable with Jill.

Sandy , 6 lessons with Jill

great teacher

Lovely to work with and always on time. Patient. I actually feel like I’m accomplishing things! I would strongly recommend this tutor .

StefAn , 17 lessons with Jill

great teacher

Lovely to work with and always on time. Patient. I actually feel like I’m accomplishing things! I would strongly recommend this tutor .

StefAn , 17 lessons with Jill

Experienced and well-prepared

Ms. Jill is my daughter’s reading/language arts tutor. She is very knowledgeable and experienced in this aspect. She always come to the lesson fully prepared with a lesson plan and homework assignment. She is very easy to work with and very flexible to adjust content based on a specific student. She is encouraging and supportive. In each lesson, she reviews last week’s homework and corrects it while explaining the mistake. Ms.Jill is also very easy to chat with and my daughter always looks forward to her classes.

Jenny, 43 lessons with Jill
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