Does your young child have trouble with reading or writing?
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Are they having trouble keeping up with state standards??
Are you an adult working on mastering the English language?
Are you an adult in need of passing a test for career advancement?
Tutoing for CHILDREN AND ADULTS!!!!
My name is Heather and I would love to help you. I have raised 4 amazing children, and taught elementary school for over 10 years. I am certified as a Highly Qualified teacher and have been tutoring for 13 years. Prior to becoming a teacher, I was Editor-in-Chief of a book publishing company and New Media Director (and website editor) for a nationwide magazine. I LOVE to read and write! But, I always loved tutoring the best because of the one-on-one, focused attention I am able to give to every student. I now tutor full time. I tutor students from Pre-K through Adulthood.
I am available evenings and weekends to tutor students who go to traditional public schools, charter schools, private school, online school, are home bound, or those who are home-schooled.
I specalize in teaching students to learn and love to READ. I am able to work with students with learning difficulties, IEPs, 504s, or students who just have had trouble grasping onto the love of reading. Once they have worked with me, 99.9% of my students LOVE to read~!! Parents often tell me that after I have worked with their child, their child brings a book everywhere...sometimes even being "caught" reading under the blankets with a flashlight!
For most students, I use a phonics based approach that ensures students learn all of the phonic combinations necessary to become a great reader. If you would like, I also provide homework in order to help solidify their skills.
For every student, regardless of age, I will do an initial session in order to test reading levels, phonics, comprehension, grammar, writing skills, spelling, etc. I then develop an individualized plan for that one specific student. No two learning plans are the same. If the student is a child, I will sit down with the parent(s) afterwards and give a complete analysis of what areas the student needs to work on and what my suggested plan of action is. We then set up a schedule based on that child's needs, schedules, family budget, etc.
For the 13 years I have been tutoring, 100% of my students and parents who met with me for an initial testing session have hired me to be their tutor, after just one meeting. I have never tested a student and not had their parent or guardian decide to have their child work with me. And in every case, I have seen smiles and excitement when I can truly promise a child that I can help them. I simply do not make promises that I cannot keep.
I meet with most of my students at the Barrington Area Public Library. Otherwise, other locations may be available based upon your needs. (Additional travel/time costs may vary.)
I am available for one-on-one tutoring in reading, phonics, writing, English-Literature, and other subjects. Please contact me directly to discuss your child's needs. Students and parents alike have told me they love working with me and the way I am able to create a fun learning environment that encourages every child to do their personal best.
I am available to tutor adults who are learning to master English as their second language. I am also available to assist in passing English, English Literature, Creative Writing and other exams for college students who are majoring in something else and struggle with their English or writing requirements. In addition, I can assist with single essays, papers, or projects important to one's academic and/or professional success.
The new school year is almost here. Now scheduling appointments. Getting help now ensures a great future tomorrow...tenfold!
Have a blessed day!
I teach students in these areas: Northwest suburbs - Barrington, Palatine, Fox River Grove, Cary, Inverness, Arlington Heights, Wauconda, Lake Zurich, Harper College, Long Grove - Or, if you are within the region, please ask.