When a caring, knowledgeable, and effective teacher is paired with a motivated learner, the opportunity for success is undeniable. I am a licensed Illinois educator with middle school, language arts, social studies and ESL endorsements and experience reaching students at all academic levels. I spent 15 years teaching middle grades students in the Chicago Public Schools.
As a tutor, I would utilize the same set of skills that I utilized in the classroom. As a teacher and tutor, I develop, design, and implement creative lesson plans that engage students by applying a variety of teaching methods. My strategies include creating games, graphic organizers, manipulatives, mnemonic devices, and utilizing technology to help students understand and retain key concepts.
I begin all learning experiences by getting to know my students: their strengths, challenges, and goals. From there I formulate a plan to help my students achieve success. A plan would include determining what skills, concepts, and assignments need to be covered and creating a timeline for successful completion of these tasks.
I am passionate about teaching children and forging relationships with them that help build a sense of confidence and enable them to grow as learners.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Loyola University-Chicago - Bachelor in Arts, English
Graduate Degree: DePaul University - Masters in Education, Education
ACT Composite: 30
ACT English: 32
ACT Math: 28
ACT Reading: 35
Reading, tap dancing, gardening, walking, travel, literacy, history, cooking and lifelong learning.
College Level American Literature
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School World History
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing