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Grace Kachan

Tutor, Music Instructor

Bio:
Hello. My name is Grace Kachan, and I have always known that I would be a teacher since elementary school. My friends and I would always play school on the weekends, where we would each take turns being the teacher. The crazy part is that all three of us ended up becoming teachers for our careers!  I am originally from Park Ridge and have lived in Park Ridge for most of my life.  I went for my Bachelor’s degree at University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and majored in Elementary Education with a concentration in Math. After graduating, I stayed in Urbana and taught for two years at their middle school teaching 7th grade Math. After that, I moved back to Park Ridge and I currently teach in Des Plaines and am finishing my second year there as one of their 7th grade Math teachers. I have a great passion for teaching Math and working with middle school students. My second passion is in music. I have played the viola since 3rd grade (18 years). I grew up playing in orchestras and played throughout college. I continue to play and am a part of a local orchestra in Chicago. Music has always been a huge part of my life, and I love sharing my knowledge with my students. In my free time, I love to spend time with my loving family and my crazy dog, Lucy. In addition, I love playing the viola and reading a good book. Tutoring and teaching students is a great privilege that I have, and I love that this is what I get to do each and every day.

Tutoring Subjects:
Math, Reading, Writing, English, and Social Science (2nd through 8th grade)
Algebra I
Academic Coaching
Viola/Violin

Education/Degree/Certifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign, with a concentration in Mathematics
Elementary Education Teaching Certificate with Middle School endorsements in Math, Music, ELA, Science, and Social Science

Cities I Service:
Arlington Heights, Barrington, Chicago, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village, Evanston, Glenview, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Mount Prospect, Niles, Northbrook, Palatine, Park Ridge, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg, Skokie, Wheeling

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