Tuesday after 9AM
Thursday after 9AM
Friday after 9AM
Saturday in the afternoon
Wednesday after 2PM
Up to 25 minutes away for a flat fee
EducationElmhurst College Graduate, Cum Laude
Experience-"Partners For Success" Tutor
- Substitute Teacher, Rock Island School
- Trillium Family Services Children's Farm
Home, Child & Adolescent Treatment
-Misericordia, Direct Service
Professional 1 yr
Tutoring students matches my personality (creative, thoughtful, patient, caring), interests (learning, knowledge, helping others) and skills (problem-solving, listening, friendliness). Learning is something that I enjoy personally but getting to help others learn is VERY exciting. I remember when I discovered how much I enjoyed tutoring. I would leave the school where I tutored skipping into the parking lot. It was a good experience to assist students in a supportive role to learn the course content.
For me, college was a time when I LEARNED HOW TO LEARN. Helping others learn how to learn is what I keep in mind when tutoring. Sometimes, students need just a little extra time with subject matter and some personal coaching to move forward academically. When I help others learn I introduce them to different methods of learning information that they can carry with them into the future. Every student has different goals and I take that into account. Encouraging, challenging and affirming students on the way to reaching their goals is something that I consider essential to the tutoring process.
Taking a holistic approach to academics is really important. Performance inside of the classroom is just as important as what a student does outside of the classroom. Social activities, work, volunteer activities, internships and classroom relationships are great ways to build up job-related skills, network, and gain job references (They are also ways to discover what we would NEVER want to do for work). However, doing the absolute best while in school is important and sometimes it takes just a little help (something for which we never stop needing to ask - even at work).
I will be taking a Fundamentals of Music Theory Course at Harper Community College this summer (2015) after which I plan to take voice and Music Theory 1. I spent 3 years playing the flute in junior high and then switched to the Alto Saxophone in 8th grade. I played the Alto Sax for about 4 years. In addition I had one year of piano in grammar school and have since picked up the djembe drum and taken some percussion lessons. I also picked up the guitar. I can teach students to play these instruments at a basic level.
If you are interested in getting tutored or finding a tutor for a child I will assess what aspects of the subject area are already mastered and which areas need work and move forward from there. Thank you for reviewing this profile and I hope to hear from you.
HobbiesWhen I have spare time I like to visit with family and friends - relationships are important to me. I also like to go to concerts, spend time outdoors, write/play music, play djembe at Mass, watch movies (family friendly and independent films). I enjoy road trips and HGTV (Home Garden Television) shows. A long term goal of mine is to continually improve my music knowledge and playing skills.
Algebra 1, 6th Grade math, 6th Grade, 5th Grade Writing, 5th Grade Science, 5th Grade Reading, 5th Grade math, 5th Grade, Algebra 2, 6th Grade Reading, Anatomy, AP Biology, Arithmetic, College Algebra, European History, Elementary Math, Elementary Algebra, English, 8th Grade, 9th Grade Writing, 9th Grade Reading, 9th Grade math, 9th Grade, 8th Grade Writing, 8th Grade Science, 8th Grade Reading, 8th Grade math, General Chemistry, 7th Grade Writing, 7th Grade Science, 7th Grade Reading, 7th Grade math, 7th Grade, 6th Grade Writing, 6th Grade Science, Spanish 2, Science, Short Novel, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Social Work, Writing, World History, Spanish 1, Saxophone, Statistics, Study Skills And Organization, Summer Tutoring, Trigonometry, US Constitutional History, US History, Vocabulary, Piano, General Biology, Guitar, History, Homeschool, Intermediate Algebra, Math, Literature, Music Theory, World Civilization, Plant Biology, Pre-Calculus, Pre-Algebra, Political Science, Psychology, Reading, Religious Studies
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