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Claire is thrilled to join The Chicago Home Tutor and share her expertise in academic and behavioral support with families in the western suburbs. She attended the University of Illinois, where she graduated cum laude with Bachelor’s Degrees in English and Psychology. During this time, she was the co-director of a tutoring organization that specialized in matching college students with elementary and middle school students in need of academic support.  Following this, she earned her Specialist Degree in School Psychology from Illinois State University.  

Claire has worked as a school psychologist for seven years.  During this time, she has served children of all ages by designing effective academic, social, and behavioral programs.  Throughout her career, Claire’s focus has always been to work cooperatively with families and school staff to ensure that each child’s educational experience meets his/her needs.  She believes that providing targeted and specific instruction based on each child’s individual academic and psychological needs can have an immense impact on their self-esteem and success in school.  She has served as a special education team facilitator, Response to Intervention (RtI) coordinator, academic interventionist, behavioral interventionist, student support team facilitator, Early Childhood team leader, and educational consultant and has supported children with anxiety, ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, developmental delays, emotional disabilities, and cognitive disabilities.  She also holds a Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders from Penn State University.

Claire is a wife and mother to three young children.  In her free time, she loves spending time with her family, watching movies, eating out, reading, and occasionally trying her hand at writing a children’s story or two.

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