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I am a tutor, a retired, currently certified State of Illinois teacher, K-9, with a current LBS-1 Illinois State teacher endorsement to teach special education.  I believe that I am responsible for the quality and effectiveness of the lessons that I prepare.  This commitment pledges me to hours of serious preparation of lessons that meet the educational needs of my students, offering... read more

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The best experience during your lesson is possible when:   You come prepared to the lesson. You have questions ready for the lesson. You have attempted your work prior to the lesson. Have emailed your questions or topic you are needing help with prior to the lesson. Ready to listen and try new approaches.

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Wyzant is my favorite hobby, as well as my chosen occupation.  I spend hours at least, on an average, working with the Internet, my own library of teaching materials, and public library resources, preparing for each lesson, plus often an hour in follow-up.  I am a long-time researcher from my completion of:     (1) Paralegal Certificate from the Roosevelt... read more

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While I prepare to tutor an individual, I make it a high priority for me to consider the student's needs.  I work hard to identify material that is on age and ability level.  I take past experience with the student into account as a guide to what will  work in the future.  Just as I prepare completely in advance, you, as a parent, should ensure your student is doing their part... read more

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While summer does present itself with opportunity for student fun and frolicking, I want to encourage you to actively pursue filling in learning gaps and use some of the summer time to consistently build and prepare for the new school year.  I will continue tutoring, and more importantly, encourage students to strengthen areas of weakness.  I am conveniently located in the city of Brea,... read more

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It can be well beyond 15 minutes!  I love teaching Latin to middle schoolers and have lots of fun coming up with games for them to learn/practice certain grammar or syntax points.  That's when the markers and colored paper come out.     Also, I have assigned homework in the past, so I have to create that sometimes.  Or correct something they might sumbit between... read more

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New sessions may bring a feeling of anxiety or uncertainty: will the new tutor be able to help me? Is it someone who I will be able to understand? Will they be able to answer my questions?   Here are some tips for clearing up the possible confusion to hopefully create a successful first encounter!   1) Be prepared to study: have on hand writing utensils, paper, textbooks... read more

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Summer is winding down. School is getting ready to start again.   Here’s my advice for finishing summer break and starting the school year:   1) Take time to reflect. 2) Set goals for the future. 3) Build new relationships with influencers. 4) Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it.   1) There’s gold in your past experiences. Grab some... read more