Cheryl

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Cheryl is excited to bring her expertise and enthusiasm to the Chicago Home Tutor. She has spent the past three years working as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) at the elementary and middle school levels. Cheryl graduated from a dual graduate degree program at Loyola University Chicago in 2012, with her Master of Education (M.Ed.) and Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degrees. Her graduate training was highly focused on analyzing data, monitoring student progress, and providing students with high-quality, research-based teaching practices. Throughout graduate school, Cheryl worked full-time with students who had significant emotional and behavioral needs. She also obtained experience working part-time with low incidence students who had cognitive disabilities, autism, and multiple needs. Prior to attending Loyola University, Cheryl obtained her Bachelors of Science (B.S.) degree in Psychology from Illinois State University and found her interest in supporting students within the school setting.

Cheryl enjoys reading new research in the field of education and putting that research into practice. Specifically, she specializes in implementing and consulting on research-based math, social-emotional, and behavioral interventions. She also has experience with utilizing research-based methods to improve students writing and decoding/reading fluency skills. Cheryl has particularly spent much of her time teaching students about executive functioning skills (e.g. planning, organization, shifting attention from task to task, regulating behavior and/or emotions) and coaching them on using strategies to support their executive functioning deficits to improve their overall functioning.  Since executive functioning skills are typically needed to learn and complete academic tasks, Cheryl has found that many students who struggle academically will also display some difficulties with their executive functioning skills.

In Cheryl’s free time, she loves going on walks and being outside in nature. She also likes to play sports, read books, spend time with her three kitties, and go to dinner with friends.

What Parents Say:

The Chicago Home Tutor has had a transformative effect on our son's reading and writing ability over a really short period of time. Our tutor is fun, approachable and our son loves her classes. He learns by playing and he is proud to show us his progress. She details improvements and compares our child to the average at his age. It's invaluable to know where he stands and how he's doing great. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend The Chicago Home Tutor to every parent seeking for a top class tutor.
- Barbara C, August 2015

The Chicago Tutor was a wonderful gift during a challenging time for my daughter. The whole process worked marvelously smoothly. Ryan was terrific - he kept my daughter motivated and feeling secure. He was also responsive to changes when they became necessary. And he could teach the material well. We couldn't have asked for anything more!
-Joy B, February 2016

Our tutor is an excellent and engaging tutor. She works with my 7 year old daughter on math concepts and is very effective. My daughter actually looks forward to working with her. She is very conscientious and professional; she is always prepared with materials and has multiple ways of approaching the subject. I would highly recommend the Chicago Home Tutor to anyone in need of a tutor.
-Deanna D, April 2015

I am so happy with the Chicago Home Tutor. You can tell our tutor, Laura, has prepared every class meticulously and knows perfectly what each student needs. My son has improved a lot with her help, and he smiles every time I tell him that he will be seeing Ms. R.
-Patricia P, February 2015