Jacqueline H.


Jacqueline H.

Tutor

Naperville, IL 60564

Will travel 20 miles

$40 per hour.

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Language Arts, English, Reading, Social Sciences, Special Needs

My love of teaching stems from a lifetime of learning. As a veteran educator, I know individual attention can significantly impact student achievement. Throughout my ten years of teaching, I have had the privilege of giving students the knowledge, tools, and strategies to maximize their learning capacity in and out of the classroom. The knowledge that I have gained from my classroom experience, Master?s degree in curriculum and instruction, and second Master?s degree in special education h... [more]


Vocabulary

As a pilot teacher for the common core curriculum, I had the first-hand opportunity to learn about the best ways to teach students vocabulary. Using many sources, I helped to create and implement the use of Tier 2 Words in the classroom. By explicitly teaching vocabulary within the context, students will be able to retain the words for life, rather than just for the test.


Grammar

I believe in teaching grammar when it is embedded within the context of reading and writing. Gone are the days when students were instructed in grammar by the use of rote memorization. Now, students learn grammar within the context they will be expected to most use it.


Reading

As a language arts teacher, I am skilled at providing high quality, rigorous reading and writing lessons to students.


Writing

As a language arts teacher, I pride myself on how may gains my students make in a year in the subject of writing. We spend an entire 40 minutes of our block together focusing on the craft and structure of writing through the use of writing workshop. This gives students an opportunity to learn how to write for multiple purposes.


English

I have tutored many different students in the subject of English. English is part of the language arts block that I teach everyday, and a subject in which I have always excelled.


Literature

I have a passion for all types of literature. The first thing that my students in the classroom find out about me is my love of reading. As a language arts teacher for the last decade, I make it my job to teach the skills necessary to comprehend and analyze all types of text. I would love to pass on that love of reading to your students as well.


Proofreading

Any good reader and writer needs to know how to proofread. In my class, the students spend a lot of time in the process of writing. A large piece of this process if the editing/revising/proofreading part. With direct and hen guided instruction, my students learn how to proofread, why, and how to correct their mistakes before publishing their final products.


Spelling

With the help of spell check and word processing these days, who needs to know how to spell? The answer is ALL STUDENTS! In my classroom, we learn spelling through the use of classical roots and stems that will help students not only learn how to spell, but also how to figure out the meaning of unknown words.


Elementary (K-6th)

I have been an educator in the classroom for over a decade. Throughout my years of teaching, I have had the opportunity to teach many, many students of various grade levels and abilities. I have developed many inter-discipline units that cover multiple subject areas. My undergrad degree is in elementary education (Grades K-9). With my years of experience and Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction, I have learned how to differentiate for students of all ages in all content areas.


Phonics

During my Master's classes, we worked heavily on teaching students phonemic awareness and letter sounds. I am a believer in teaching phonics, opposed to whole language.


Study Skills

I have been on many committees that have focused on how to teach specific study skills to students of all ages. We have designed and implemented many program and lessons to help students in this important life-skill area.


Special Needs

I have been an educator in the classroom for over a decade. Throughout my years of teaching, I have had the opportunity to teach many, many students that require special attention for various reasons. With the help of my Master's degree in Special Education, I have designed and implemented many strategies to help all students learn in all settings.


ADHD

I have been an educator in the classroom for over a decade. Throughout my years of teaching, I have had the opportunity to teach many, many students that require special attention for various reasons. With the help of my Master's degree in Special Education, I have designed and implemented many strategies to help all students learn in all settings. I have a number of students with attentional difficulties each year. Depending upon the need of each student, I have used the following strategies: -small group instruction -partner reteaching -brain breaks -cooperative learning engagement


Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Each year, I have a number of students in class that are on the spectrum. I spend time getting to know each student individually and asking their parents for strategies/methods that have worked in the past. With that information, I can better serve each student based on what their needs might require. I am also in constant contact with the social worker, speech pathologist, and support teacher to ensure a wrap-around approach.


Dyslexia

I have had many students in class that have been dyslexic. With the help of support teachers and reading specialists, we have been able to successfully meet the needs of all students in class. Each student that has dyslexia has different needs. Using knowledge obtained through my experience and Master's degree in special education, I have been able to cater my instruction to make each student successful.


Hard of Hearing

I have been an educator in the classroom for over a decade. Throughout my yeas of teaching, I have had the opportunity to teach many, many students that require special attention for various reasons. With the help of my Master's degree in Special Education, I have designed and implemented many strategies to help all students learn in all settings. Each year always brings a student with a hearing difficulty to my class. I work closing with the hearing itinerant t gather suggestions on how to best meet the needs of these students. I have first-hand experience with using microphones and speakers in class, and make it a point to give verbal and written directions.


Handwriting

Throughout my yeas of teaching, I have had the opportunity to teach many, many students of various grade levels and abilities. I have developed many inter-discipline units that cover multiple subject areas. My undergrad degree is in elementary education (Grades K-9). With my years of experience and Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction, I have learned how to differentiate for students of all ages in all content areas. Handwriting is more than just pen to paper; it is also motor skills and coordination. I have helped many students with these skills and have seen students' handwriting improve throughout the year.