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Susan K.

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Experienced, compassionate educator who makes learning fun

Westmont, IL 60559

Female ( Age 69 )

Member since:05/2015

I am a Certified Teacher

Rates from $25 to $35

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  • In-home
  • Group

Will travel up to 30 miles

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Cancellation without notice fee of $15

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About Me

Experience Summary

I am an experienced and compassionate educator who worked within the Chicago Public School system at the same elementary school for 33 years. I taught and collaborated with the fourth grade team in the development and implementation of appropriate curriculum. I worked with the special education department to develop individualized learning plans for at-risk students. I also worked in the gifted program to provide above average students with a challenging curriculum appropriate to their needs. I was the coordinator for the after-school programs under the "No Child Left Behind" initiative. In that position, I placed students in individual programs specific to their needs. I worked as the computer resource teacher for grades 3-8 for 13 years. In this position, I was able to improve and remediate students' performance in the subjects contained in the approved school curriculum. Most importantly, I was able to instruct and improve my students' study skills and research abilities, as well as instructing them in basic computing skills. Students were instructed in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications, as well as proper use of the Internet.

Teaching Style

I feel I provide a positive learning experience and atmosphere for students of all abilities at the elementary level. I use a hands-on approach when instructing students and give them freedom to express themselves in challenging students in creative assignments.

My Hobbies

Reading, Hiking, Traveling, Volunteering

Credentials

Type Level Year Title Issued By
Certification Elementary/Middle Grades 2007 Highly Qualified Elementary Cert... Illinois Federation of Teacers
Degree Masters 2002 BS.Ed in Instructional Technology Northern Illlinois University
Degree Bachelors 1976 BS. Ed Elementary Education Northern Illinois University

Subject Commentary

Composition Proficiency: Experienced
I have taught basic composition in the middle grades, including research, organization and instruction in expository, descriptive, persuasive and narrative writing styles.
Computer This is one of my top subjects! Proficiency: Expert
I was the computer resource teacher at my school and worked with students from the third through eight grades in basic computer skills, proper use of the Internet and Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel and Power Point
Desktop Publishing Proficiency: Experienced
As the computer resource teacher, I taught various desktop publishing skills training students to develop fliers, advertisements and newspaper articles using various applications.
Elementary Grammar Proficiency: Experienced
I have taught grammar at the primary, middle school and junior high levels for 20 years.
Elementary Math Proficiency: Experienced
I taught Math at the primary and intermediate level for 20 years. I also worked in Math remediation and advanced Math programs
Elementary Social Studies Proficiency: Experienced
I have worked with middle and upper grade students in Social Studies both as a classroom teacher and computer resource teacher for 30+ years. I incorporate reading comprehension, memorization, research and writing in my instruction of this subject.
Elementary Study Skills Proficiency: Experienced
I have a lot of experience in getting students organized in their classwork, as well as proficient in research, in order to improve their study skills.
Elementary Vocabulary Proficiency: Experienced
I am very proficient at helping students learn and expand their vocabulary through reading, using the context and developing their own sentences using vocabulary words in order to improve understanding and comprehension when reading.
Grammar This is one of my top subjects! Proficiency: Experienced
I have taught grammar at the primary, middle school and junior high levels for 20 years. I have also instructed adults in grammar in preparation for placement tests.
Homework Help Proficiency: Experienced
I am skilled in helping students understand and complete homework assignment in all subjects.
Language Arts Proficiency: Experienced
I have twenty+ years experienced in teaching all aspects of language art, especially in the middle and upper grades.
Math Proficiency: Experienced
I taught Math at the primary and intermediate level for 20 years. I also worked in Math remediation and advanced Math programs
Microsoft PowerPoint Proficiency: Experienced
As a computer resource teacher, I trained my students from third through eighth grade to develop interactive presentations of up to twenty slides consistent with the subject matter they were learning in the classroom.
Reading This is one of my top subjects! Proficiency: Experienced
I have worked with students at all levels in reading comprehension, as well as students at the junior high level in reading fluency and comprehension.
Reading Comprehension Proficiency: Experienced
I have worked with students at all elementary schools levels to improve their reading comprehension.
Spelling Proficiency: Experienced
I have been very productive in working to improve students' spelling skills at all elementary levels.
Study Skills Proficiency: Experienced
I have a lot of experience in getting students organized in their classwork, as well as proficient in research, in order to improve their study skills.
Writing Proficiency: Experienced
I have worked extensively with middle school and junior high students in writing skills, including research, organization and different writing styles.

All Subjects I Tutor

  • Composition
  • Computer
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Elementary Grammar
  • Elementary Math
  • Elementary Phonics
  • Elementary Social Studies
  • Elementary Study Skills
  • Elementary Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Homework Help
  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Reading
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spelling
  • Study Skills
  • Writing